“I got to know at the end of August  about the case,” Vanderpump’s Rule star tom Schwartz speak Andy cohen on the August 5 episode of See what happens livewhen asked about his understanding of tom Sandoval And Raquel Leviss‘ job. Schwartz said that at the time, his best friend told him that he and Raquel had a “one-night stand”. However, Schwartz did not specify whether Tom’s girlfriend at the time, Ariana Madixknow about hookups.
“Then it becomes – in my opinion – a love story… But I don’t think it’s a linear thing,” says Schwartz, 40. Schwartz went on to explain that he wasn’t aware that the relationship was “moving steadily” over the course of the fall. At least until January 2023, which is when Tom Sandoval told Tom Schwartz that he “loved” Raquel. Schwartz stated: “I was shocked but not surprised because, I think, there are a lot of people out there who know it’s an open secret.
When Andy asked him what he meant by talking about the affair as “public secret,” Tom Schwartz said that Tom Sandoval had become “blatant” and “brazen” about the affair between January and March when Ariana discovered.
So why didn’t Tom Schwartz tell Ariana about the affair? Well, Schwartz says Sandoval is “calming” him by telling him he’s in the process of breaking up with Ariana. “I’m hearing a story that he broke up with Ariana or tried to break up several times – that he wasn’t happy, they weren’t healthy, they weren’t intimate, blah blah,” Schwartz said. . “All of that doesn’t matter now how he handles it.”
Schwartz said Sandoval planned to clear up his relationship with Raquel after season 10 reunion, but that changed when Ariana found a porn video of Tom and Raquel on Sandoval’s phone. Ariana broke up with Tom just hours after finding the video and discovering the affair.