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Ariana Madix Unveils Her and Raquel Leviss’ First Texts After the Affair Was Outed
Plus, hear Raquel’s predictions for Parts 2 and 3 of the Vanderpump Rules Season 10 reunion.
Ariana Madix and Tom Sandoval had an intense sit-down on the Vanderpump Rules Season 10 finale, but fans had to yet to see Ariana confront Raquel Leviss, the other key player in the cheating scandal that rocked the trio’s entire friend group.
That was until Part 1 of the Vanderpump Rules Season 10 reunion, which aired May 24.
Ariana and Raquel didn’t come face-to-face on Part 1 of the reunion — that bombshell moment will play out as the reunion continues on May 31 and June 7 — but viewers did get to see some of what Ariana had to say almost immediately after she learned about the affair.
More specifically, the Vanderpump Rules Season 10 reunion unveiled Ariana and Raquel’s texts.
The reveal came at the beginning of host Andy Cohen’s one-on-one with Ariana. (He’ll continue to talk to her, Tom, and Raquel on a solo basis as a supplement to the larger conversations with the rest of the cast on Parts 2 and 3.)
Andy asked Ariana if she had “seen or spoken” to Raquel in the days since their initial confrontation, which took place over the phone since Raquel was in New York City when Ariana found out about the affair.
“No,” Ariana told Andy. “[But] she texted me. It took her 48 whole hours.”
Her and Raquel’s text exchange then appeared on the screen, showing that Ariana had told her former friend, “you are DEAD TO ME.”
Raquel responded, “Ariana, I don’t know what to say right now besides I really f-cked up and I am so so so sorry.”
Ariana dismissed the apology, simply replying, “shut the f-ck up you f-cking RAT,” before “block[ing] her,” as she told Andy.
Ariana and Andy continued to discuss the fallout from Tom and Raquel’s affair, and Ariana admitted that while she was obviously shocked that her boyfriend of nine years had betrayed her, she was even more surprised that Raquel, one of her closest friends, had also played a role.
“We all know men are trash — no offense — but I trust my girlfriends, you know?” Ariana told Andy. “So for someone to be so ingratiated in my life as my friend, how could someone be as close to me as she [was]? With a guy, [I] almost kind of more expect it, but I can’t imagine doing that to one of my friends.”
Raquel’s sit-down with Andy was more brief for the time being, but while sharing her predictions for the reunion, she said, “I’m just preparing for the worst, hoping for the best.”
During the main portion of the reunion with the rest of the cast — including Tom, Ariana, Lisa Vanderpump, Katie Maloney, Lala Kent, James Kennedy, Scheana Shay, and Tom Schwartz — Raquel sat in a trailer 100 yards away from SUR and watched a live feed of their conversations since she and Scheana couldn’t legally be in the same room.
Raquel will later join the group when Scheana departs.