• contact@blosguns.com
  • 680 E 47th St, California(CA), 90011

Rachel Leviss Quits ‘Vanderpump Guidelines’ With Assist From Bethenny Frankel

Many entangled within the Vanderpump Guidelines/Scandoval net are returning to actuality TV past the following season of Bravo’s juggernaut. Ariana Madix is headed to Dancing with the Stars with a bevy of endorsement offers in tow; Tom Sandoval will compete on Particular Forces; and Tom Schwartz, having already accomplished a stint with Stars on Mars, has been noticed filming subsequent season of Bravo’s Winter Home.

However Rachel Leviss, the girl who engaged within the months-long affair with Sandoval that reinvigorated Vanderpump, is taking the redemption highway much less traveled. She’s apparently going past merely quitting Vanderpump Guidelines: Leviss says she’s severing ties with Bravo altogether. 

She broke the information whereas showing on Bethenny Frankel’s Simply B podcast, and discussing Frankel’s combat to unionize actuality TV stars. Leviss claims that Bravo exploited her: “The community is operating to the financial institution—like laughing, operating to the financial institution with this scandal, and I haven’t seen a single penny,” she says on Wednesday’s episode, apparently the primary a part of a multi-part interview she did with Frankel. “I really feel prefer it’s not honest. And I really feel like a toddler saying ‘It’s not honest,’ however it actually isn’t.”

She continues: “I really feel like I’ve been portrayed as the final word villain. My errors that I’ve made on digicam stay on endlessly. You talked about the habit of doing actuality TV, the best way they all the time dangle that carrot in entrance of you telling you, ‘You want to inform your facet of the story, in any other case it’s going to be written for you.’ And that’s terrifying. So, I virtually went again simply due to that.”

Although Frankel says she didn’t watch Vanderpump till after the scandal broke, her podcast gave Leviss a chance to take some accountability for her actions—one thing that was lacking from this season’s much-hyped Vanderpump reunion episodes. “The idea of an affair hits residence, hits actually arduous to lots of people,” Leviss tells Frankel. “So I feel there was numerous projection taking place, numerous feelings that got here up for folks. And sadly, I used to be the punching bag for lots of that… Wanting again now, I can see that I used to be nonetheless therapeutic from a relationship from any individual who I believed I used to be going to marry,” she continues, referencing her damaged engagement to fellow Vanderpump castmate James Kennedy. “And ending that, I nonetheless haven’t healed but.”

Although Vanderpump made it seem to be she and Maddix have been “finest pals,” Leviss says they by no means hung out collectively off-camera—and that Maddix and Sandoval’s decade-long relationship had devolved right into a mere enterprise partnership when the affair started. “I might not be concerned on this affair, secrecy kind scenario if I believed there was longevity on this relationship between Tom and Ariana,” Leviss says. “The folks closest to them can see their relationship has not been what they painting on digicam. Tom all the time informed me they’re a model, they’re a picture.”

Leviss additionally means that a few of her actions have been, not less than partially, influenced by cash. When signing on for the tenth season of Vanderpump, she tells Frankel, “one of many issues that producers additionally informed me is that you simply receives a commission primarily based off your efficiency from the season prior. So, that already set me as much as wish to carry out nicely going into Season 10. And I took course nicely.” At one level, Frankel says, “It’s my understanding that you simply receives a commission in a 12 months lower than my interns receives a commission.” However sources with data of the scenario inform TMZ that Leviss obtained $350K, or $20,000 per episode, for her work on Vanderpump. (Vainness Honest has reached out to Bravo for remark.)

Leviss, who modified her title to Raquel within the first grade as a result of “there have been a couple of different Rachels in my class and I needed to be particular,” has since reverted to her given moniker. “I really feel like most of my life, I’ve been afraid. I’ve struggled with social nervousness, I’ve struggled with judgment for different folks. So having a concern of vulnerability is sensible,” Leviss tells Frankel. “So I’m actually simply attempting to return again to my roots, and I’m introducing myself as Rachel.”