March 8, 2023 | 20:40
Raquel Leviss has been ghosting Tom Sandoval as she hides on the outskirts of Los Angeles following news of the couple’s bombshell affair, Page Six can exclusively reveal.
In our exclusive photos, the “Vanderpump Rules” star, 28, was spotted out and about for the first time Wednesday afternoon wearing an all-black ensemble consisting of a hoodie, baggy jeans, baseball cap and handbag.
“She looked gloomy,” says an eyewitness.
Leviss’ black eye – reportedly inflicted by co-star and now ex-girlfriend Scheana Shay – was visible as she strolled through a mall in LA and looked down at her mobile phone.
Leviss has alleged that Shay, 37, punched her in the face during their “heated confrontation” in New York City over her affair with Sandoval, 39.
Leviss shared shocking photos of her injuries in court documents obtained by Page Six Wednesday.
Raquel Leviss has ditched affair partner Tom Sandoval after fleeing Los Angeles to be with loved ones, Page Six can exclusively reveal.
She was spotted out on Wednesday afternoon in an all-black ensemble.
Leviss was seen looking down at his phone.
The “Vanderpump Rules” star’s black eye was visible during her outing.
Leviss appeared “gloomy,” according to an eyewitness.
Leviss seeks solace outside of LA, where the majority of “VPR” is shot.
Leviss claimed Shay, 37, broke her eye after she confessed to having a “month-long affair” with Sandoval while he was dating Shay’s best friend Ariana Madix.
Reps for Shay and Leviss have not commented on the alleged physical dispute.
Sources tell us Leviss has been spending time away from her North Hollywood home with loved ones — ignoring texts and phone calls from Sandoval, 39 — as their cheating scandal, dubbed “Scandoval,” continues to reverberate through the news cycle.
Leviss has been spending time with loved ones.
Meanwhile, the source tells us she’s been ignoring texts and calls from Sandoval.
Leviss’ affair with Sandoval began in the summer of 2022.
Leviss wore a hoodie and baggy jeans and accessorized her look with a baseball cap and handbag.
“Tom hasn’t been able to track down Raquel for days,” says an insider. “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.”
Another source adds: “She has completely ignored Tom.”
Reps for Leviss and Sandoval did not respond to Page Six’s requests for comment on the pair’s lack of communication.
Sandoval and Leviss spotted each other Saturday when they kissed on camera for a “VPR” scene filmed at the latter’s apartment, Page Six exclusively reported this week.
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Despite the smooch, the status of the couple’s relationship is “complicated,” an insider noted.
Sandoval was seen paying a late-night visit to Leviss — just one day after longtime girlfriend Ariana Madix dumped him for cheating on the former party queen.
A rep for the Tom Sandoval & the Most Extras singer previously told Us that he left the building through a private entrance once filming was over.
A day earlier, Sandoval and Madix, 37, sat down to discuss his infidelity for a scene filmed Friday at the exes’ shared home in Los Angeles’ Valley Village enclave. (Both parties still live there as they navigate their split.)
Sources told us Madix left the conversation feeling “gaslit” by Sandoval, who became romantically involved with Leviss last summer.
“He gave her multiple excuses as to why he would never cheat,” an insider said, adding that “he didn’t tell her about the affair with Leviss because he was worried about how it would affect her mental health.”
Madix was “heartbroken” and “blindsided” when she learned of the affair after a sexually explicit video sent by Leviss appeared on Sandoval’s phone, a source previously told Page Six.
The unfortunate discovery came the same night Madix was supporting Sandoval at a concert for his cover band at TomTom in West Hollywood on March 1.
Leviss issued a public apology to Madix on Wednesday, blaming her indiscretions on an apparent addiction to “love.” Meanwhile, Sandoval — who dated Madix for nearly a decade — took five days to issue a meaningful apology that fans felt was too little, too late.
Madix, for its part, has not yet addressed the matter publicly.
But her co-stars and Something About Her business partner, Katie Maloney, recently told fans that the blonde beauty is “overwhelmed” by the public’s support.
“Vanderpump Rules” airs Wednesdays at 9pm ET on Bravo.