Vanderpump Rules has officially been renewed for season 11 — and viewers are in for a messy return in the aftermath of Raquel Leviss and Tom Sandoval‘s cheating scandal.
Us Weekly confirmed in March 2023 that Sandoval and Ariana Madix had called it quits after nearly a decade of dating due to his infidelity. As a result, cameras captured more footage for a new season finale that included details about the drama.
Meanwhile, cast members sounded off on how the show adjusted the content they already had about Sandoval and Raquel. “I told you guys that we did not have any editing placed in the episode until Scandoval happened. I did speak too soon. Now remember, what I see beforehand is not always what makes it onto the television screen,” Lala Kent said during a May 2023 episode of her “Give Them Lala” podcast.
The beauty mogul went on to weigh in on how Raquel’s story line has changed since viewers learned more details about her dating life.
“She would have won the season. She would have been the No. 1 chick as she is sobbing about making up for lost time,” Lala noted, referring to the model’s emotional confessionals about her split from James Kennedy. “Do we think she was crying so heavily because she was feeling guilty? The line was crossed well before they had sex. The emotional affair had already started.”
Lala added: “As much as I slam her every chance I get, beyond that I do see a broken person. I do not think she is heartless and soulless.”
Raquel, for her part, entered a mental health facility in the aftermath of her cheating scandal. When she emerged in August 2023, she confirmed she would not be part of season 11.
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