Raquel Leviss says that she does care about Tom Sandoval after she was exposed for having a months-long affair with the Vanderpump Rules cast member.
Raquel posted a statement to her Instagram following the huge backlash.
“Besides the indefensible circumstances surrounding our relationship, my feelings for Tom have always been sincere and born out of a loving friendship,” she wrote.
“Knowing how many people we hurt, I need to understand my choices and learn to make better ones.”
The Vanderpump Rules star says she now need to “work on self-growth and take time to be ok with being alone. I care for Tom and I don’t want to label anything or predict what lies ahead. Right now I need to heal,” her statement concluded.
According to sources, Tom’s girlfriend, Ariana Madix discovered he was cheating on her last Wednesday when she found a graphic video of Leviss on his phone.
Tom also reportedly threatened not to show up to a reunion after a scene with him and Leviss went left.
“Tom wasn’t happy with how the scene went with Raquel and felt like it was going to paint him in a negative light. He told producers he’d like to re-film the scene, but producers weren’t having it,” a source told ET. “Tom told production that he would no longer shoot Vanderpump Rules if they don’t listen to him.”