Tom Sandoval totally understands why Tom Schwartz would be into Raquel Leviss after all, they were secretly having a “full-on affair” at the time.
On Wednesday’s episode of “Vanderpump Rules,” the two Toms were chatting at Brock Davies’ bachelor party when Schwartz told Sandoval he finds Leviss “beautiful.”
“I get it,” Sandoval quickly replied.
However, Schwartz admitted that it still feels it’s “illegal” for him to check out other women, as he and his ex-wife, Katie Maloney, had only separated a few months prior.
Maloney and Schwartz announced their split in March 2022 after tying the knot in front of Bravo cameras in August 2016. The two had been dating since September 2010.
Despite their long-term relationship, Sandoval didn’t think Schwartz should hold back as he told his best friend that he and “Ariana [Madix] like check girls out all the time and guys.”
“No one fking cares,” the singer, 40, added. (Madix, 37, had previously come out as bisexual.)
Sandoval’s validation was enough to inspire Schwartz to finally make a move on Leviss, 28. At the end of the episode, he wound up kissing the former beauty queen at Davies and Scheana Shay’s wedding welcome party, which took place in August 2022.
However, it’s unclear if, at the time of their smooch, Schwartz was aware that his best friend was having an affair with Leviss.
After Scandoval was exposed, many believed that Schwartz knew of their affair and was trying to distract from it by making a move on Leviss.
In a resurfaced interview, Schwartz claimed Sandoval “made” him kiss her.
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I didnt want to do it, Schwartz told ET Canada in a Feb. 7 interview. Hes like, If you dont do it, youre a wussy. He steamrolled me.
Leviss and Schwartz have since denied that their kiss was a ploy.
Leviss and Sandoval made headlines in March when their dalliance which dates back to July 2022 was exposed.
After finding a sexually explicit video of Leviss on Sandoval’s phone on March 1, Madix dumped her boyfriend of nearly ten years.
“Vanderpump Rules” airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.