Lisa Vanderpump explains if Scheana Shay hit Raquel Leviss


March 8, 2023 | 10:47 p.m.

Lisa Vanderpump believes Scheana Shay hit out at Raquel Leviss after finding out about her months-long affair with Tom Sandoval, who was dating Ariana Madix at the time.

“I think she slapped her,” the “Vanderpump Rules” matriarch told Andy Cohen during Wednesday’s episode of “Watch What Happens Live.”

“But you know what, his feelings would be very high because Ariana was his best friend for about 12 years,” the restaurateur continued.

“You forget it’s not just the show. They were working together four or five years before the show. They grew up together. She really has Ariana’s back.

Lisa Vanderpump thinks Scheana Shay “slapped (Raquel Leviss) around the chops” after finding out about her affair with Tom Sandoval.
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After Sandoval and Leviss’ alliance was announced last Friday, Vanderpump, 62, admitted she was dreading filming the season 10 reunion of “Pump Rules” and begged Cohen, 54, to step aside. stick to one episode.

While that remains to be seen, the network boss also doesn’t know if Leviss and Shay will be in attendance, as the former beauty pageant queen has requested a temporary restraining order against her ex-friend.

Leviss, 28, alleged that Shay punched her in the face last Wednesday and shared shocking images of her black eye in court documents obtained by Page Six.

Leviss alleged that Shay punched her in the face last Wednesday.
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A source previously told us the pair got into a “heated confrontation” outside a bar when Madix, 37, found a sexually explicit video of Leviss on Sandoval’s phone.

“After recording ‘Watch What Happens Live,’ Scheana and Raquel went out for drinks with friends,” our source shared.

“Sometime in the night, Scheana lost Raquel and then found her outside the bar on the phone with Ariana, who Scheana could hear bawling.”

Shay has not commented on Leviss’ claims of a physical argument.
Vanderpump recently admitted that she was dreading filming the ‘Vanderpump Rules’ season 10 reunion.
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When Shay, 37, asked Leviss to explain what was going on, she eventually came clean, which led to a heated exchange before the two women “went back to the hotel separately.”

The “Scheananigans” podcast host did not comment on Leviss’ claims of a physical argument.

According to Cohen, the cast should film the reunion in less than three weeks.

He also explained that he discovered the “disturbing”, “shocking” and “shattering” revelation a day before it was made public and immediately started thinking about what he now sees as red flags.

Ariana Madix has dumped Sandoval after almost 10 years together after finding out about her months-long romance with Leviss.

Vanderpump added that she was “flabbergasted” and “flabbergasted” by the news, calling Leviss “a wolf in sheep’s clothing.”

“No words,” she said. “I didn’t see it coming.”

Meanwhile, in her public apology for her ‘actions and choices’, Leviss blamed the scandalous romance – which we’re told ‘started last summer’ – on her ‘addiction to being and feeling loved. “.

Leviss looked grim in his first public appearance since the scandal broke.
Leviss wore black for the outing.
Leviss has since issued a public apology for his “actions and choices.”

Sandoval, 39, released his own statement but did not mention Madix, whom he cheated on after almost 10 years of dating. Amid the backlash, the TomTom co-owner ended up releasing a second statement in which he profusely apologized to his now ex.

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As we reported, Madix found out that Sandoval had a “full affair” at his cover band’s concert in Los Angeles when the aforementioned video of Leviss popped up on his phone.

It wasn’t long before Madix learned that the two had “communicated inappropriately for months” and promptly dumped the co-owner of Schwartz & Sandy.

Although they initially “wanted to be together,” we’re told Leviss is now distancing himself from Sandoval.

A source told Page Six that the affair included sleepovers at Sandoval and Madix’s shared home in Los Angeles “when Ariana was out of town.”

Co-star James Kennedy corroborated the information, saying that the illicit romance began seven months ago, in July 2022.

The 31-year-old DJ, who was previously engaged to Leviss, also claimed the duo’s getaways sometimes took place while the Something About Her co-owner was at home “sleeping”.

Leviss and Sandoval have been wearing matching lightning bolt necklaces since last year.
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We’re told Sandoval and Leviss – who’ve been wearing matching necklaces since last year – had apparently been planning “for weeks” to clean up.

“Ariana was blindsided by the cheating,” a source tells Us, adding that she had “no idea there were any issues” in her relationship and felt both “heartbroken” and “betrayed by her friend”.

Co-stars Lala Kent and Katie Maloney shared that Madix is ​​”doing as well as can be expected” and feels “overwhelmed” with fan support. Vanderpump added that she was “devastated”.

Leviss kissed Tom Schwartz while secretly dating his best friend.
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Madix deactivated her social media accounts amid the fallout, but her castmates blasted the secret lovers on her behalf.

As fans know, co-star Tom Schwartz — Sandoval’s best friend and Maloney’s ex-husband — kissed Leviss in August 2022 while secretly hooking up with Sandoval.

According to “VPR” alum Stassi Schroeder, Leviss’ separate makeup sessions with Schwartz, 40, and Oliver Saunders were a “cover-up” for the affair.

Sandoval and Madix share a home in Los Angeles.
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While the currently airing season centers on the aforementioned Leviss kisses, Bravo is making sure to capture the latest drama to include in future episodes.

Insiders close to the production tell us that Sandoval and Madix discussed her affair on camera and that she felt “gassed” by the conversation.

Meanwhile, we’re told Sandoval and Leviss “kissed on camera” in their first post-“Scandoval” scene, filmed at the latter’s apartment.

We are told that Madix is ​​”heartbroken” and feels “betrayed”.
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Although they initially “wanted to be together,” we’re told Leviss is now distancing himself from Sandoval.

She also sent legal letters to the cast, demanding that those in possession of her sexually explicit video — which Sandoval allegedly recorded during a steamy FaceTime call — delete it immediately.

“Vanderpump Rules” airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.

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