Will Raquel return to 'Vanderpump Rules' after Scandoval? The reality star breaks her silence

Everyone's asking, 'Will Raquel return to 'Vanderpump Rules''? She spoke about her fate while on Bethenny Frankel's podcast

Raquel Leviss on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen
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Will Raquel return to Vanderpump Rules post #Scandoval? The SUR crew *does* have a tendency to forgive and forget...

Now that the Vanderpump Rules secret isn't so secretive anymore, and the explosive three-part reunion is in the rearview, we're curious if there's any hope for redemption following Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss' affair. Vanderpump Rules season 11 has begun filming with Sando in tow, but one member of the clan is noticeably absent.

Leviss sat down with Bethenny Frankel on Wednesday, August 16—the first of a three-part podcast project—to discuss the affair and how she's grown since her time in rehab. She claimed that no one on the show has her "best interest at heart," so does this mean we can expect a new chapter of the salacious series to begin?

Will Raquel return to 'Vanderpump Rules'?

Leviss had a lot to talk about with Frankel: her alleged earnings on the show and the infamous Facetime video that started Scandoval. But what about her return? Though she did not directly come out and say that she's done with the show, she did hint about *almost* attempting a comeback. 

"You [Frankel] mentioned something about the addiction of doing reality TV and the way that they always dangle that carrot in front of you, like, ‘Well, you need to tell your side of the story otherwise it’s gonna be written for you.’ And that’s terrifying. So I almost went back, I know just because of that," she revealed to the former Real Housewives star. 

So it's safe to say that Leviss will not be joining the ranks in the future, a change from what fans suspected earlier in the year. When speaking to Entertainment Tonight, the show's executive producer, Alex Baskin, revealed that the plan was for the crew to move forward...but no one could've possibly predicted what that would've entail (besides drama, of course).

"Our plan is to launch into season 11 in a few weeks. It is within sight," he told the outlet. "As far as we're concerned at this point, the entire group will be back. The plan is that we will see how the group picks up the pieces from whatever it is you're seeing."

Considering it was an expletive-filled Vanderpump Rules reunion, we weren't holding out hope for another glamping getaway or girls' trip to Vegas...at least with Raquel in tow. Perhaps Ally Lewber, James Kenndy's new girlfriend, will play a bigger role. Maybe we'll focus more on Ariana's clique than Tom and Raquel. Who knows! We'll have to wait to find out.

As far as where Raquel Leviss is now, she has seemingly left the mental health facility that she checked into after the reunion and is attempting to move on. She admitted to Frankel that she “got caught up in something that is way too big for me to handle" and as a result said she is “just trying to survive.” 

"I now look back on it and see that I was not in love with him. I also don’t believe that he truly was in love with me, either," she told Frankel. "I was needing some validation and somebody to hear what I was going through. Here comes along Tom who really gave me that time of day to share my side of the story in a non-judgment zone. That’s exactly what I needed in that moment.”

Before season 11 hits screens, catch up with the wild SURvers. Vanderpump Rules seasons are currently streaming on Peacock, and these are the must-watch episodes if you need a refresher on all the drama. 

Danielle Valente
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