Tom Schwartz says Tom Sandoval has a “deep sense of sadness” over Raquel Levis’s cheating scandal
Tom Schwartz has commented on his Vanderpump Rules Co-star and business partner Tom Sandoval’s cheating scandal in a new interview.
Earlier this month it was reported that reality TV star Sandoval had a six-month affair with Raquel Leviss, who also stars in the Bravo series. At the time, restaurant owner and bar owner Sandoval had been in a relationship with colleague Ariana Madix for almost 10 years.
soon after, TMZ reported that Madix and the TomTom co-founder had split in the wake of the affair.
Other Vanderpump Rules Cast members expressed their support for Madix on social media, while Criticism of Sandoval and Leviss.
Sandoval also issued a statement urging fans not to boycott Schwartz & Sandy’s Lounge – which he co-owns with Schwartz – because of his actions.
Now, Schwartz has called the whole situation “freaking complicated,” adding that he’s “sad about the negative impact it’s having on our business.”
When asked about Sandoval, Schwartz recounted TMZ: “He’s okay, I think. Relatively speaking, I mean, he has a deep sense of sadness, rightly so, that he’s a piece of shit. And to a degree, maybe he is.
“But he knows he screwed up and it’s just really sad,” he added.
During the interview, Schwartz also said, “Luckily, Ariana has a really good support system and she’s with her friends.
“I hope she lives a good life and just lets herself be pampered. I hope she goes on a lively Spree. I just hope this whole thing is over,” the 40-year-old shared.
When asked about Leviss, Schwartz said he hadn’t spoken to her since “this whole thing started,” but declined to comment on whether he knew about the affair beforehand.
“You’ll see it on the show,” he added.
On March 4, Sandoval urged fans to “please let Schwartz, my friends and family out of this situation.”
In an Instagram statement, he wrote: “Schwartz specifically only recently found out about this and definitely did not condone my actions. That was a very personal thing.”
He also urged them to “lead [your] Anger at me” and not the “3 other partners and 20 employees” who work at Schwartz & Sandy.
Sandoval said he would “take a step back” from the deal “out of respect for my employees and partners.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/tom-schwartz-sandoval-cheating-scandal-b2299159.html Tom Schwartz says Tom Sandoval has a “deep sense of sadness” over Raquel Levis’s cheating scandal