Raquel Leviss is back on the gram. The Vanderpump Rules alum posted her first non-promotional social media post since the fallout from Scandoval.
“I’ve been dreaming of a place like this 🌻,” Leviss, 28, captioned clips of herself enjoying a flower farm and learning to make flower arrangements via Instagram on Saturday, September 9. She smiled at the camera as she walked through an idyllic landscape. cash at golden hour.
Prior to her latest video, she was only back on social media to promote her performance Bethenny Frankel‘s “ReWives” podcast, her only interview since the Pump rules meeting. “Thank you @bethennyfrankel for providing a space to talk about everything so openly,” she wrote last month, keeping the comments turned off.
On her Saturday post, Leviss turned on the comments and was flooded with messages of support. “I think it’s time to leave her alone.” Everyone makes mistakes,” one person wrote, while another added: “Despite everything that has happened, you deserve to be able to move on and live a happy life.”
We weekly confirmed that Leviss and Tom SandovalThe duo’s affair led to Sandoval and his girlfriend’s divorce Ariana Madix after their 9-year relationship.
Both Sandoval and Leviss apologized through statements on social media in the weeks after the affair became public. “First and foremost, I would like to apologize to anyone I have hurt during this process. Most of all, I want to apologize to Ariana,” he wrote. “I made mistakes, I was selfish and made reckless decisions that hurt someone I loved. No one deserves to feel that pain so traumatically and publicly.”
Meanwhile, Leviss said she was “speaking to counsel” in the wake of the scandal. “I have sought emotional validation through intimate connections that are not healthy without regard for my own well-being, sometimes negatively impacting others and often prioritizing the intimate connection over my friendships,” she wrote on March 8 via Instagram . “I am taking steps to understand my behavior and make healthier choices.”
In a second post, she explained that she wasn’t ready to comment on the status of her relationship with Sandoval. “Knowing how many people we have hurt, I need to understand my choices and learn to make better choices. I need to take care of my health, work on self-growth and take time to be alone,” Leviss wrote. “I care about Tom and I don’t want to label or predict what lies ahead. Right now I need to heal.”
She later deleted both messages.
Leviss entered a mental health facility after the spring Vanderpump Rules reunion and received 90 days of treatment. In her first post-treatment interview on Frankel’s podcast last month, Leviss seemingly confirmed she would not be appearing VPR season 11 and talked about how counseling helped her understand her own toxic decisions.
“It took me a while to accept it, but I learned about love addiction and it is real. It’s where you confuse intensity with intimacy,” Leviss explained. “And those chemical changes in the brain are the same chemical changes that happen when you take drugs. So it’s addictive and it explains why I couldn’t stop seeing this person, but it also doesn’t excuse the fact that it happened. But now I know better.”
Prior to her relationship with Sandoval, Leviss was engaged Pump rules Co-star James Kennedy. After five years together, the duo called it quits in December 2021.