By Bernie Zilio
(MAINNEWS) – While fans are eagerly awaiting to see how Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss’ affair bombshell will be addressed on the “Vanderpump Rules” Season 10 reunion, their boss, Lisa Vanderpump, is dreading filming it.
After news of the co-stars’ dalliance broke Friday, executive producer Andy Cohen tweeted to his followers, “How many parts is too many parts for the #pumprules reunion???”
Vanderpump – who has yet to address the details of the matter publicly – replied, “Ummm one…I’m not sure my heart is up to it,” to which Cohen quipped, “You have time to get a pacemaker because I NEED YOU.”
The “Watch What Happens Live” host, 54, added in an Instagram Story that Vanderpump, 62, would be his “special guest” on Wednesday’s show, during which they will discuss “all the latest.”
As previously reported, Ariana Madix – who began dating Sandoval in 2014 – “found out” about his “full-on affair” with Leviss on Wednesday. The former SUR bartender saw a sexually explicit video of the former beauty queen pop up on her now-ex’s phone during a concert with his band, Tom Sandoval & the Most Extras.
Madix, 37, soon learned that the two had been “communicating inappropriately for months” and swiftly dumped the Schwartz & Sandy’s co-owner.
After the “Scandoval” went public, an insider revealed to us that Sandoval, 39, has actually been seeing 28-year-old Leviss since “last summer” – and that she has even “slept over Tom and Ariana’s house when Ariana’s been out of town.”
The trio’s co-star James Kennedy corroborated the information, saying their romance began “7 months” ago, which would have been July 2022.
The DJ, who was previously engaged to Leviss, also claimed the pair’s escapades at Sandoval and Madix’s shared Los Angeles home sometimes took place while “Ariana [was] sleeping.”
The illicit couple – who we’re told “want to be together” – have even been wearing matching necklaces. Meanwhile, Madix is “heartbroken.”
“Ariana was blindsided by the cheating,” a source told us, adding that she had “no idea there were any issues” in her relationship and feels “betrayed by her friend.”
Madix has since deactivated her social media accounts, while Leviss has not spoken about the situation.
Sandoval, for his part, issued a lengthy statement Saturday, writing in part, “I fully understand and deserve ur anger & disappointment towards me, but please leave [Tom] Schwartz my friends and family out of this situation.”
News can confirm that Bravo is filming the latest drama to include in Season 10, which is currently airing.
“The majority of the cast is expected to gather and film [Saturday] to share their reactions to Raquel and Sandoval’s affair,” a source close to production shared with us Friday. “Mostly everyone is shook and completely heartbroken for Ariana.”