Lisa Vanderpump reveals if Tom Schwartz ‘knew’ about Tom, Raquel’s affair


March 8, 2023 | 23:21

Lisa Vanderpump believes that Tom Schwartz knew that his best friend and business partner Tom Sandoval was having an affair with their co-star Raquel Leviss.

“I think they’re so close that he knew something, but we’ll find out,” the “Vanderpump Rules” matriarch, 62, said on the highly anticipated episode of “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen ” Wednesday.

Cohen also asked Vanderpump about a popular theory among fans that Schwartz, 40, knew about Sandoval, 39, and Leviss’ affair — which has since been dubbed “Scandoval” — and covered for them by making up his story about kissing Leviss warm from him. divorce from Katie Maloney.

“I think they’re so close, I mean, I would have been less surprised if you said Schwartz and Sandy got together instead of Sandoval and Raquel,” Vanderpump joked as the audience laughed. “I think he’s sitting on the fence so tight it’s up his ass… He’s trying to smooth everything out and play both sides.”

Lisa Vanderpump believes Tom Schwartz knew about Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss’ bombshell affair.
“I think he’s sitting on the fence so tight it’s up his ass,” Vanderpump candidly told Cohen on Wednesday.
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Former cast member Stassi Schroeder also said she believes Schwartz and Leviss’ make-out sessions were just a “cover-up” for the “full-on affair” that was actually going on behind Ariana Madix’s back.

“It sounds like something Sandoval would have made up,” Schroder, 34, said on Wednesday’s episode of his “Straight Up With Stassi” podcast. “He’d be like, ‘That would be a great way to cover up.’ It’s a cover-up. And Raquel (was) like, “Yeah.”

Sandoval previously denied that Schwartz knew in his first of two apologies issued after fans began boycotting their new restaurant, Schwartz & Sandy’s.

Ever since news of the affair broke on Friday, fans have questioned whether Schwartz knew all along.
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“Schwartz specifically only found out about this very recently and absolutely did not condone my actions,” Sandoval claimed in a statement Saturday.

Schwartz has not directly addressed the affair, nor has he confirmed or denied prior knowledge.

Sandoval and Leviss sent shockwaves Bravo-verse after Page Six confirmed Madix, 37, dumped her girlfriend of nearly a decade after seeing a sexually explicit video of Leviss on Sandoval’s phone last Wednesday night.

Page Six revealed that Leviss and Sandoval had been having a “full blown affair” for months.
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Sources told Us that Madix learned more details after watching the video — including that they had been “communicating inappropriately” since “last summer” and the two had been “sleeping over Tom and Ariana’s house when Ariana has been out of town.”

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“Ariana was blindsided by the cheating,” another insider told us at the time, adding that Madix had “no idea there were any issues” in her relationship and feels “betrayed” by her former friend.

Leviss apologized to Madix via Instagram on Wednesday, blaming the affair on her “addiction to being and feeling loved.”

Leviss discussed the affair for the first time in a lengthy statement Wednesday.
Page Six recently learned that Leviss has been ghosting Sandoval for the past few days.

Despite Sandoval and Leviss both sharing lengthy statements, neither has revealed the current status of their relationship. An insider previously told us that the two were “kissing” on camera for upcoming “Scandoval” episodes, but their relationship may have taken a serious hit since the affair broke.

“Tom hasn’t been able to track down Raquel for days,” a source told Page Six on Wednesday. “He has asked mutual acquaintances if they have heard from her at all, but has had no luck. He can’t get in touch with her.”

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

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