16 jaw-dropping moments from this season of 'Vanderpump Rules' that are hard to watch after Scandoval
A cheating scandal involving Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss has dominated "Vanderpump Rules" tenth season.
Fans watching the latest season say they've been shocked and disgusted by the "Scandoval."
Here are 16 moments that are particularly painful to watch since news of the cheating drama broke.
Tom Sandoval giving his opinion about the end of Lala Kent's engagement
When Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz were talking about Lala Kent breaking off her engagement to her cheating ex Randall Emmett in the first episode of the season, Sandoval told Schwartz and the cameras that Kent was "insane" for not knowing that Emmett was running a "casting couch" behind her back.
"Maybe she should've known to not like fucking get knocked up by a fuckin' dude like that," Sandoval said. The exchange came shortly before the start of his own secret affair with Rachel "Raquel" Leviss. Pot, meet kettle.
Raquel Leviss shaming Ally Lewber for starting a relationship with Leviss' ex, James Kennedy, so quickly
Also in the season premiere, Leviss spoke to her ex-fiancé James Kennedy's new girlfriend, Ally Lewber.
Leviss and Lewber's conversation was mostly positive, but in hindsight, it was bizarre to hear Leviss say that she was "hurt" that Kennedy moved on to Lewber "so soon" after the exes broke off their engagement, when Leviss would go on to become the mistress of her best friend's partner.
Leviss acting excited to potentially date Schwartz all season long
A major season 10 storyline involved some people in the friend group trying to get Leviss together with Schwartz after his split from his ex-wife, Katie Maloney. Maloney had previously asked her ex not to date anyone in their friend group so they could remain cordial.
Instead of respecting this boundary at all, Leviss got excited about the idea of hooking up with Schwartz as soon as Scheana Shay put the idea in her head. During a dinner with Maloney and Madix in episode four, Leviss even admitted she'd asked Schwartz outright if he wanted to make out. She then began having giddy musings out loud in confessional interviews about the idea of being with Schwartz.
Schwartz and Leviss eventually did make out in Mexico, during Shay's wedding trip, but the whole situation was disgusting because they were adding to Maloney's pain for no reason. It hurts to watch.
Leviss saying "thank God" Kent didn't have a man for Leviss to be around
Leviss made out with Oliver Saunders, the son of "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Garcelle Beauvais, during a drunken night partying during Maloney's girls' trip to Las Vegas on episode six. Although Kent, who was also interested in Saunders, initially gave Leviss the green light for the hookup, she later said she wouldn't trust Leviss around her man.
Without any apparent remorse, Leviss replied, "Thank God you don't have a man to like fucking have around." Leviss was visibly drunk at the time, but the amount of foreshadowing here is next level.
Leviss seating herself in between the Toms, right around the time her affair with Sandoval is believed to have started
Schwartz and Sandoval came to Kennedy's DJ night at SUR on episode 11. While taking their food order, Leviss jokingly sat between the Toms and looked quite cozy. When she noticed Sandoval's response to Leviss, series matriarch Lisa Vanderpump even asked Sandoval why he was smiling.
It's an eerie scene, considering that Lewber later told Kennedy she saw Sandoval and Leviss dancing closely together at The Abbey that same night.
Within the timeline of their relationship, the night Lewber spotted them was the first night that Leviss and Sandoval hooked up, according to what Sandoval has said.
Schwartz admitting to Sandoval he had a "gut feeling" Leviss had feelings for someone else
Leviss and Schwartz's kiss earlier in the season didn't progress a relationship. And knowing now that Leviss was already involved with Sandoval by that time, it's super awkward watching Schwartz tell his best friend in episode 12 that he wasn't interested in taking things further because he had a "gut feeling" that Leviss had a "crush" on someone else.
Shay claiming she'd trust Leviss in the same bed as her husband
On episode 12, Lewber told Shay that she saw Leviss and Sandoval dancing together at The Abbey and asked Shay if she'd trust her husband Brock Davies in the same situation. Shay countered that she'd trust Davies "in the same bed" with Leviss.
She probably regrets that quote now.
Sandoval saying rumors he and Madix had an open relationship were insulting
Also on episode 12, when Shay confronted Sandoval about the rumor he'd danced with Leviss at The Abbey, he denied it and blamed the accusation on some people in the group having "hatred" toward Leviss and trying to damage his relationship with Madix because of it.
He told Shay that the couple knew everyone at The Abbey and "it's not a place where I would take a secret fuckin' rendezvous."
In a confessional interview interwoven with that conversation, Sandoval then called rumors that he and Madix had an open relationship "insulting."
Madix calling Leviss a "loyal" friend
Madix was busy grieving the deaths of both her grandmother and her beloved dog on season 10 of "Vanderpump Rules" while her boyfriend and best friend were getting closer. But throughout most of her confessional interviews, she didn't seem skeptical or suspicious of Leviss in the least. In fact, she defended her friend even as other members of their group — particularly Maloney and Kent — turned against Leviss.
In episode 13, Madix even told cameras that Leviss was someone who was "kind and sweet and loyal and just a delight" since the day she'd met her. This cringey moment also has a heartbreaking aftertaste, given how Leviss would ultimately betray Madix.
Schwartz saying Leviss' "type" is "men that are taken"
Mere minutes after Madix's confessional scene, Schwartz was shown giving a speech during Leviss's birthday dinner. In the speech, he warned Sandoval and Davies that Leviss has a type — "men that are taken."
Leviss toasting her "real friends"
On her birthday trip with Sandoval, Madix, Schwartz, Shay, and Davies, Leviss also gave a toast, thanking her "real friends" for always being there for her.
At the time the trip was filmed, in September 2022, Leviss and Sandoval were already in the middle of their affair, and Schwartz knew about it. So, no one was being a "real friend" to Madix. It's hard to stomach.
Leviss telling Madix she wanted to be a "role model" for women
Leviss also had a heart-to-heart with Madix on episode 13, sharing how concerned she was about her future now that she'd aged out of being able to compete in beauty pageants.
She said that she initially wanted to compete in pageants to be a "role model for girls and women" but also said that now that she couldn't do pageants she felt "free."
In the scene, she also hugged Madix, the woman whose partner she was sleeping with.
Madix saying she trusts and loves Sandoval and Leviss
Madix spoke with Maloney on episode 13 about the rumors that Madix and Sandoval were in an open relationship.
During that conversation, Madix reiterated that Leviss was a dear friend of hers and that she "trusted and loved" both Sandoval and Leviss.
Leviss buying a lightning bolt necklace that matched Sandoval's
While shopping with fellow SUR-ver Charlie in episode 14, Leviss bought a lightning bolt necklace that matched Sandoval's. In hindsight, this is a cringey — and surprisingly obvious —clue that something inappropriate was going on between them.
Sandoval blaming Madix for their intimacy issues
Also in episode 14, Sandoval blamed and shamed Madix for the intimacy issues they were having in their relationship.
In hindsight, it reads as a pathetic (and infuriating) attempt to hold Madix responsible for his infidelity.
And Leviss attempting to bait Madix into admitting that she no longer wanted to be with Sandoval so that she could be in the free and clear to continue her affair with him
At one point in episode 14, Madix and Leviss had a conversation about the intimacy issues Sandoval and Madix were having in their relationship.
It's very uncomfortable for viewers to watch Leviss ask Madix if she's sexually attracted to Sandoval and say things to Madix like, "In a relationship, you should want to have sex" and then tell the cameras that Madix can't be having good sex because she has body image issues.
The "Vanderpump Rules" season 10 finale airs Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.
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