Tom Sandoval defends mendacity to Ariana about Raquel sleeping over pre-Scandoval

Tom Sandoval admitted he initially lied to Ariana Madix about Raquel Leviss spending the evening whereas she was out of city — and within the midst of their affair — due to “optics.”

In a preview for Wednesday’s episode of “Vanderpump Guidelines,” a number of forged members had gone on a tenting getaway when Madix requested them if “something occur[ed]” whereas she was at her grandmother’s funeral just a few days prior.

“There was a meals tasting for the brand new menu at SUR, and I used to be an hour-and-thirty minutes late,” Leviss, who waits tables on the staple “VPR” restaurant, instructed her.

Sandoval, Tom Schwartz and Leviss then detailed that the explanation the previous magnificence queen was late for work was as a result of she had spent the earlier evening with the 2 Tom’s.

Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz talking
Tom Sandoval defined why he lied to Ariana Madix about having Raquel Leviss sleepover at their residence whereas his then-girlfriend was out of city.
Raquel Leviss talking on "Vanderpump Rules"
Leviss was the primary to confess she stayed the evening at Madix and Sandoval’s shared residence.

Sandoval, 40, defined that the three of them had gone again to the house he shares with Madix, 37, and “jumped within the jacuzzi, frolicked, had some drinks, listened to music,” which the latter confirmed was “one thing we at all times do.”

Leviss added, “I stayed the evening and slept on the sofa.”

Scheana Shay, nonetheless, known as out Sandoval for mendacity as a result of he had initially instructed the group that Leviss hadn’t stayed the evening.

Ariana Madix talking on "Vanderpump Rules"
Madix gave the impression to be unphased by the slumber social gathering revelation.
Tom Sandoval talking in a "Vanderpump Rules" confessional
“I absolutely was gonna inform Ariana, however like we should always’ve simply instructed the reality,” Sandoval stated in a confessional.

“On the heels of the open relationship rumors and Raquel and Schwartz making out in Mexico, we simply thought it may be higher if everybody didn’t know that little element,” he defined.

The Schwartz & Sandy’s co-owner was referring to Schwartz and Leviss sharing a smooch just a few weeks prior, in addition to chatter amongst the buddy group that he and Madix had been in an open relationship.

“And the humorous factor is, [Leviss] did dip out. She handed out,” he continued to say whereas Schwartz and Leviss hid their laughs. “I absolutely was gonna inform Ariana, however like, we should always’ve simply instructed the reality, like silly.”

Scheana Shay and Brock Davies talking on "VPR"
Scheana Shay requested Sandoval why he initially “lied” about Leviss staying the evening.
Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz talking
Each Schwartz and Sandoval claimed that they had been hesitant to inform the reality due to the “optics” on the time.

The sleepover bombshell will proceed to play out on Wednesday’s episode and was beforehand teased final week when Lisa Vanderpump known as out each Sandoval and Leviss for the suspicious habits.

“It doesn’t matter if something occurred — it’s simply the truth that you had been there,” Vanderpump, 62, instructed Leviss after confessing to sleeping over at Sandoval’s home.

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Vanderpump then known as up Sandoval who modified his story from claiming she “dipped out” to then rambled, “sure, however like dude, like, I’ve individuals crash at my home.”

Regardless of each Sandoval and Leviss insisting that it was merely a platonic sleepover, the 2 had been entangled in a “full-on affair” with out Madix’s data.

A selfie of Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss
Sandoval and Leviss had been secretly having a months-long affair on the time of the sleepover.
A selfie of Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix
Sandoval and Madix dated for almost ten years earlier than she dumped him on March 1.

Madix found the dalliance upon seeing a sexually express video of her former buddy on her boyfriend of 9 years’ cellphone and dumped him on March 1.

She has since moved on and has been noticed making out with private coach Daniel Wai a number of occasions.

The affair — since dubbed Scandoval — will proceed to play out on this season of “Vanderpump Guidelines” which airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.