Tom Sandoval has shot down speculation that Raquel Leviss lied about entering a mental health facility earlier this month. The 40-year-old, who recently went to a wellness retreat himself, slammed “Vanderpump Rules” co-stars Peter Madrigal and Dayna Kathan for claiming Leviss was actually at a “spa.”
When asked by paparazzi if he had seen Leviss while at a wellness retreat in Arizona, Sandoval responded angrily, “Raquel is in a mental facility. Whether she decides to tell you where that is after the fact … that’s where Raquel is. No visitors, no friends, no family, no phone, no nothing.” He then called Peter Madrigal and Dayna Kathan out by name, saying they “have absolutely no idea what’s going on.”
Leviss checked herself into a mental health facility amid backlash over her affair with Sandoval. Despite claiming he didn’t have any contact with Levies, Sandoval noted that the former beauty pageant queen is “doing great.” He didn’t reveal where he was staying, but it definitely wasn’t at the luxe wellness resort Miraval Arizona, which he previously slammed for ousting his stay for publicity.
The affair between Sandoval and Leviss was exposed on March 3 after his then-girlfriend, Ariana Madix, found inappropriate messages and videos from Leviss on her now-ex’s phone. The controversial couple’s dalliance began in July 2022, nearly eight months before it became public.
Soon after news of her retreat broke, Madrigal commented “Not a mental facility! It’s a Spa Resort.” Similarly, Kathan commented, “She’s at a spa,” under a separate post about Leviss’ decision.
Leviss has been off the grid while getting help at an unnamed facility somewhere in the Grand Canyon State. Her rep told Page Six earlier this month that “Raquel and her family decided months before the relationship was discovered that she needed mental health treatment and ultimately decided she would enter a voluntary facility for mental health counseling.”
The fallout from the affair was captured for the ongoing season of “VPR,” with tensions reportedly boiling over