Vanderpump Rules' Lala Kent and Ariana Madix have recently expressed their changing perspectives on their co-star Raquel Leviss. The duo shared their thoughts after witnessing Raquel's emotional final confessional interview during the show's reunion. Both Lala and Ariana displayed sympathy and a newfound understanding towards Raquel's actions.
Lala admitted to feeling a sense of regret after initially criticizing Raquel during the reunion. However, upon watching Raquel's heartfelt breakdown, Lala began to see the situation from a more compassionate angle. She even voiced concern that Raquel might not be well-suited for the pressures of being on a reality TV platform, suggesting that the show may not be the best fit for her. In a shocking revelation during the reunion episode, Raquel confessed that she and Tom Sandoval had lied about the timeline of their affair. Tearfully, Raquel admitted to multiple hookups with Tom in Mexico during Scheana Shay's wedding to Brock Davies. She expressed remorse and feared losing the person she relied on the most: Tom. Witnessing Raquel's raw confession caused Lala's perception of her to shift dramatically. She now believes that Raquel is in need of professional help and expressed her hopes that Raquel has sought the support she requires. Lala acknowledged that reality TV might not be the healthiest environment for someone experiencing such personal struggles.
Ariana also shared her evolving sentiments regarding Raquel. When asked about Raquel's situation, Ariana showed signs of understanding and empathy, acknowledging that Raquel seemed deeply affected by her own actions. However, Ariana made it clear that she has no control over whether Raquel and Tom will return for the next season of Vanderpump Rules. Following the reunion filming in March, it was revealed that Raquel had voluntarily entered a mental health treatment facility. This decision was made prior to the reunion and received the full support of Bravo and the production team. Raquel's representative confirmed that her treatment primarily focused on mental health counseling and not substance abuse issues.
According to an insider, Raquel is still undergoing treatment, having spent over 68 days in the facility. The treatment's objective is to help her comprehend the underlying reasons behind her actions and learn from her mistakes. Once she completes her treatment, she intends to share her story with honesty and integrity. Stay tuned while we learn more about this story...