Raquel Leviss reveals whether she’ll attend ‘Pump Rules’ reunion amid ‘Scandoval’

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Raquel Leviss is ready to talk.

The “Vanderpump Rules” star confirmed to Page Six that she will show face at the Bravo reality show’s Season 10 reunion despite facing backlash for having an affair with her co-star Tom Sandoval.

“Yes, I will be attending the reunion tomorrow in person,” she wrote in an Instagram Story from her notes app on Wednesday.

Leviss did not clarify whether she will show up with Sandoval when the cast sits down to film the post-“Scandoval” special Thursday in Los Angeles.

Her rep didn’t immediately return Page Six’s request for comment.

Raquel Leviss posing on a balcony in front of a sunset.
Raquel Leviss confirmed she’ll attend the “Vanderpump Rules” Season 10 reunion.
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Raquel Leviss, Scheana Shay, Ariana Madix, Tom Sandoval, Lisa Vanderpump, Tom Schwartz, Lala Kent, James Kennedy and Katie Maloney posing for a "Vanderpump Rules" Season 10 cast photo.
The reunion films Thursday in Los Angeles.
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The former beauty pageant queen’s announcement comes after fans speculated that she would have to appear at the reunion virtually due to a restraining order she recently obtained against her co-star and former friend Scheana Shay.

Page Six previously reported that Leviss, 28, and Shay, 37, got into a “heated confrontation” on March 1 after the “Good as Gold” singer found out about her castmate’s months-long dalliance with Sandoval, 40, who was in a nearly 10-year relationship with Shay’s longtime best friend, Ariana Madix, at the time.

Leviss alleged in her March 7 request for the restraining order that Shay had punched her, resulting in a bruised eye.

Raquel Leviss and Scheana Shay sitting together on "Vanderpump Rules."
Leviss said she’ll attend “in person” despite obtaining a restraining order against Scheana Shay.
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A selfie of Raquel Leviss with a black eye.
Leviss has claimed Shay gave her a black eye.
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Shay’s lawyer, Neama Rahmani, subsequently denied that his client had hit Leviss, whom he accused of “sabotaging” the reunion since it “can’t happen in any meaningful way while this order is in place.”

Neither Leviss nor Shay have addressed the logistics of the taping, but the latter said last Friday that she was planning on attending in person — as she has for the past 10 years.

Fellow “Pump Rules” star Lala Kent has also teased that she is preparing for the highly anticipated reunion but admitted she does not know “who’s going to show up” or “who’s going to be sitting where.”


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Kent, 32, also claimed producers would be taking the cast’s cellphones during the majority of shooting so nobody could leak the details to outsiders.

Nonetheless, Andy Cohen — who has moderated the reunions since Season 1 — recently assured fans that they will “get” the reunion they are hoping for.

Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss dancing.
Leviss has been under fire for having an affair with co-star Tom Sandoval.
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Multiple sources told Page Six on March 3 that Madix, 37, dumped Sandoval after seeing a sexually explicit video of Leviss on his phone two days prior and learning that the two had been “communicating inappropriately” since roughly July 2022.

Both Leviss and Sandoval later issued public apologies to Madix.

Madix maintained a low profile at first before speaking out about the entanglement for the first time on March 16.

A photo of Tom Sandoval kissing Ariana Madix
Madix broke up with Sandoval upon learning of the affair on March 1.
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A screenshot of Ariana Madix screaming on "Vanderpump Rules."
Bravo picked up cameras and filmed the “Scandoval” aftermath earlier this month.
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A “carefree” Madix then made her first public appearance while performing at a comedy club in Los Angeles on March 18.

“She seemed happy to have a fun night where there was absolutely no mention of ‘Scandoval,’” an eyewitness told Page Six at the time.

The reunion — which is likely to be split into several episodes — will not air until the end of Season 10, but fans will get to see the intense post-“Scandoval” drama play out in new footage taken before the reunion.

“Vanderpump Rules” airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.

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