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Raquel Leviss is shutting down Tom Sandoval in a giant approach.
After the Vanderpump Rules star, 40, who she engaged in a months-long affair with amid season 10, reached out to her on her birthday, sending well-wishes and telling her he missed her, Raquel, 29, confirmed she’s blocked him whereas shading her one-time flame and thanking her followers and followers for his or her variety messages on her special occasion.
“Thank you for the [birthday] needs,” Raquel wrote within the caption of a photograph of herself in a flower backyard on September 12.
As followers of the Pump Rules alum could have seen, Raquel returned to Instagram for the primary time since her three-part podcast interview with Bethenny Frankel, 52, over the weekend, sharing a video clip of herself having fun with a greenhouse at a farm and teasing her upcoming podcast in a sequence of feedback.
Although Sandoval didn’t weigh in on the time the put up was initially shared, he appeared on her web page on Tuesday morning, the place he provided a public assertion to her.
“Happy Birthday Rachel, I actually hope [you’re] discovering peace and happiness. Miss [you] good friend,” he had written in a remark.
But after seeing the message from Sandoval, who she unfollowed final month, Raquel rapidly blocked him and confirmed doing so with a put up shared to her Instagram Story.
“Ok bye!” she shaded as she revealed Sandoval will now not have entry to her web page.
While Raquel’s return to Pump Rules was mentioned to be up within the air earlier this summer season as the remainder of the solid went into manufacturing, she confirmed on Just B With Bethenny that she wouldn’t be returning for the brand new episodes.
“I refuse to not respect myself on that degree the place I might endure that emotional abuse any longer,” she mentioned. “I can’t do this to myself. They need me again [but] I do know that different individuals on the solid are extra essential than I’m so I don’t even suppose that I might get a redemption arc… I additionally know that I wouldn’t be capable of share all of my story. Whatever I share will get condensed to 5 minutes max.”
Raquel additionally admitted that manufacturing’s failure to satisfy her wage calls for impacted her resolution to stroll away.
“I requested for equal pay with [Sandoval] and [Ariana Madix, 38] and for them to reimburse me for my remedy bills, however they refused to pay me equally,” she shared. “I used to be contemplating going again if I used to be going to be paid equally as a result of I really feel like whenever you pay your workers I feel it actually reveals how a lot you worth them.”
Vanderpump Rules season 11 is predicted to premiere on Bravo later this yr or in early 2024.