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Raquel Leviss may be ghosting Tom Sandoval, but he is still showing his affair partner subtle support amid their cheating scandal.
When the former pageant queen took to Instagram Thursday to clarify her and Sandoval’s relationship status, the singer “liked” the social media upload.
Notably, Leviss, 28, disabled comments on the posts.
In the lengthy statement, Leviss wrote that her feelings for her “Vanderpump Rules” co-star, 39, were “sincere and built out of a loving friendship.”
Noting the “indefensible circumstances” surrounding their dalliance — a.k.a Sandoval’s nine-year relationship with “blindsided” Ariana Madix — Leviss added that she must “make better … choices” in the future.
The reality star, who needs “time to be OK with being alone,” concluded, “I care for Tom and I don’t want to label anything or predict what lies ahead. Right now I need to heal.”
While Sandoval has not addressed the current nature of their romance since news of their affair came to light last week, he has issued multiple apologies via Instagram.
The Tom Sandoval & the Most Extras frontman called his split from Madix, 37, “beyond sad” in one such post, slamming his own “selfish” and “reckless” actions.
Madix, for her part, temporarily deactivated her social media accounts and is now back on Instagram, no longer following Leviss, Sandoval or his best friend, Tom Schwartz.
According to “Pump Rules” alum Kristen Doute, Schwartz found out about his pals’ “full-blown affair” at least “a month ago” and pressured the duo to come clean.
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“He told [Sandoval] he needed to tell Ariana before it blew up in his face and humiliated the hell out of her,” Doute explained on her “Sex, Love, and What Else Matters” podcast Wednesday. “Too little too late.”
Schwartz has remained mostly silent on the scandal, only posting two clown emojis via Instagram Stories when news broke on March 3.
He and his fellow cast members have resumed production of Season 10, six months after wrapping, to document the betrayal’s fallout.
Sources tell Page Six that Madix felt “gaslit” in an on-camera conversation with Sandoval, also alleging that the TomTom co-founder kisses Leviss in a separate scene.
However, we can report that Leviss is ghosting Sandoval and hiding out in Los Angeles, where she was photographed on Wednesday.
The Bravo personality was dressed casually at the time, appearing to show the bruised eye she claims Scheana Shay gave her over the affair.
Leviss has filed for a restraining order against her former friend after the purported altercation, which fans fear will affect the series’ reunion later this month.
“We’re going to deliver a reunion and … it’s going to be great,” Andy Cohen reassured his SiriusXM listeners on Wednesday.
Although he offered up the idea of filming “one-off” interviews with Leviss and Shay, he noted his reluctance to “lean into hypothetical situations.”
The Bravo exec said, “There’s so much happening every single day.”
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