‘Vanderpump Rules’ Reunion’s Most Shocking Moments: The ‘Twist’ With Raquel, Scheana’s Breakdown, & More

The explosive three-part 'Vanderpump Rules' reunion was filled with bombshell revelations about 'Scandoval' and heated face-offs between the cast.

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  • The three parts of the Vanderpump Rules reunion aired May 24, May 31, and June 7.
  • Ariana Madix and Tom Sandoval faced off after his affair with Raquel Leviss.
  • Raquel revealed more of Sandoval’s lies at the end of part 3.

Everyone is talking about the explosive Vanderpump Rules season 10 reunion that concluded with part 3 on June 7. The whole cast reunited for the first time after learning about Tom Sandoval‘s affair with Raquel Leviss that was going on behind Ariana Madix‘s back. Andy Cohen also did one-on-one interviews with Sandoval, Raquel, and Ariana, to learn more about the affair.

There were so shocking moments from the reunion, culminating with the big “twist” at the end of part 3, which turned out to be Raquel exposing Sandoval’s lies to production. Other big moments from the reunion included Ariana revealing her first text messages with Raquel after she discovered the affair, Scheana Shay breaking down over the restraining order, and more. Here are all the most shocking moments from the Vanderpump Rules reunion.

Ariana & Raquel’s Text Exchange

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James Kennedy, Katie Maloney, and Ariana Madix (Photo: Nicole Weingart/Bravo)

During her one-on-one interview with Andy, Ariana revealed that Raquel took “48 whole hours” to apologize for sleeping with Ariana’s boyfriend of 9 years. The text exchange between the former friends was shown on the screen. Ariana, who learned about the affair on Wednesday, March 1, texted Raquel that night, “you are DEAD TO ME.” Raquel eventually texted Ariana back and said, “Ariana, I don’t even know what to say right now besides I really f***** up and I am so so so sorry.” In response, Ariana said, “Shut the f*** up you f****** rat.” Ariana also confirmed to Andy that she blocked Raquel after their exchange.

Lala Fights With Lisa Vanderpump

Lala Kent went after Sandoval at the reunion, and compared him to her controversial ex, Randall Emmett. Lala said that Sandoval is a “narcissist” and a “dangerous human being”, which caused Lisa Vanderpump to disagree with Lala. After the two clashed, Sandoval told Lala, “Lala, if you’re going to judge my character, you need to get in line — somewhere near the f****** back.” Lala told Sandoval to “shut the f*** up,” as Lisa tried to calm Lala down.

James Charges At Sandoval

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Lisa Vanderpump and Tom Sandoval (Photo: Nicole Weingart/Bravo)

James was very upset at the reunion, since he was previously engaged to Raquel, and was buddies with Sandoval. Even though Sandoval paid for a portion of  James’ proposal in 2021, he tried saying they weren’t that close of friends, and accused James of hooking up with his ex Kristen Doute to get on the show. James went into a rage and charged towards Sandoval and hurled numerous insults at him. Andy Cohen had to separate the two men, and James continued yelling at Sandoval as he eventually sat back in his seat.

Schwartz Reveals When He Found Out About The Affair

The question of when Tom Schwartz learned about Sandoval and Raquel’s affair obviously came up at the reunion. Schwartz claimed that Sandoval told him about his hookup with Raquel in late August 2022, after Scheana’s wedding. Sandoval seemed confused by that, as the show flashed back to Sandoval telling Andy during the one-on-one interview that he told Schwartz about the affair in January 2023. Schwartz also confirmed that he didn’t know Sandoval and Raquel had hooked up already before he and Raquel kissed in Mexico.

Schwartz Threatens Katie With A Cease & Desist

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Lala Kent, James Kennedy, and Katie Maloney (Photo: Nicole Weingart/Bravo)

Exes Katie and Schwartz had a tense moment at the reunion, as well. They discussed how Schwartz made out with Raquel even though Katie asked him to not hook up with anyone in the friend group after their divorce. Andy asked Schwartz about his friend, Jo Wenberg, who had been living with him this season. Katie called Jo a “creep,” but Schwartz defended Jo, and told Katie she’s going to “get a cease and desist” if she keeps “attacking [Jo] in the comments” on Instagram. Katie revealed that Jo used to be friends with Kristen Doute, before she blocked Kristen’s number when she “moved in” with Schwartz.

Ariana Addresses Her Friendship With LVP

Since learning about Sandoval’s affair, Ariana has made it clear she won’t have mutual friends with her ex. That’s obviously difficult when it comes to Lisa, who is business partners with Sandoval. At the reunion, Ariana said she “won’t be as close” to Lisa anymore, but Lisa explained that she’s in a tough spot. Andy asked Ariana if she thinks Lisa should cut business ties with Sandoval, and Ariana said, “No I think she knows what’s best for her. I mean, I’m not someone who’s going to be giving Lisa business advice.”

Raquel Shares Her Side Of The Story

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Tom Sandoval, Tom Schwartz, and Raquel Leviss (Photo: Nicole Weingart/Bravo)

Raquel didn’t speak to the group during the first two parts of the reunion, but she did talk with Andy in her one-on-one interview. During part 2, she said her relationship with Sandoval started getting more romantic” after the girls’ trip to Lake Havasu in August 2022. When Andy mentioned how Ariana missed “many signs” of the affair, Raquel said it initially “seemed” like Ariana knew about the affair but was in denial. “She never pressed about it. She never confronted me about it,” Raquel told Andy. “She didn’t — from what I know [because of what] Tom’s told me is that she didn’t question him too much about it and just believed at face value what he would tell her.”

Sandoval & Raquel Reunite In Her Trailer

When the cast took a lunch break during part 2, Sandoval went to Raquel’s trailer and filled her in on what happened, even though she was watching on a monitor the whole time. He warned her that Ariana was “going to unleash” on her. Sandoval then lost his cool with producers and demanded that they let him and Raquel talk with no cameras. “Stop filming me! I want to talk to her, like, I don’t want a camera in my f****** goddamn face,” he said. However, producers refused to stop filming Sandoval and Raquel.

Scheana Breaks Down Over The Restraining Order

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Tom Schwartz and Scheana Shay (Photo: Nicole Weingart/Bravo)

Raquel and Scheana each addressed the restraining order during part 2. Raquel said in her interview with Andy that she “completely regrets” filing the restraining order against Scheana. Raquel gave paperwork citing that she was dismissing the case to Andy, who handed it to Scheana in front of the whole cast, minus Raquel. Scheana got emotional and explained she couldn’t be “fully present” for her 2-year-old daughter Summer Moon because of the “toll” the restraining order took on her. “My daughter sees me crying, then she starts crying. She started hyperventilating the other day, because she saw me having a full breakdown,” Scheana shared. “It’s been a lot.”

Ariana Unleashes On Raquel

Ariana did not hold back against Raquel when the latter finally joined the group for part 3. Ariana slammed Raquel for giving her advice when she had already slept with Sandoval behind her back. “Go f*** yourself with a f****** cheese grater. F***you. You f****** suck. You’re disgusting, and I wish nothing but the worst f****** s*** that could ever happen to a person on you!” Ariana said, among other things.

Sandoval & Raquel Confirm They Are In Love

When pressed by Andy, Sandoval and Raquel both admitted that they are in love with each other. Sandoval paused and took a deep breath, before he admitted his feelings for Raquel, right in front of Ariana. “I’m sorry. Yes,” he said, as Ariana slammed both of them.

Sandoval’s T-Shirt Comment

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Ariana Madix and Tom Sandoval (Photo: Nicole Weingart/Bravo)

Before part 3 aired, Andy said that Sandoval makes a comment “that is going to upset every woman in America.” And he wasn’t wrong. During the reunion, Ariana confirmed she had sex with Sandoval after his secret affair with Raquel began. “Yeah, she kept her t-shirt on, it was really hot.” Sandoval deadpanned. His comment shocked the whole cast including Ariana, who called her ex “disgusting.”

Raquel Exposes Sandoval’s Lies

The big reunion bombshell that was teased by executive producer Alex Baskin happened in the last five minutes of part 3. Six days after the reunion filmed, Raquel did her final interview with the producers, and totally exposed Sandoval’s lies. She revealed that they had sex “multiple times” in Mexico at Scheana’s wedding, she met his family in St. Louis, and she proposed to Sandoval that they form a throuple with Ariana, but he refused. Lastly, Raquel confirmed through tears that she and Sandoval had sex in his and Ariana’s house while Ariana was away for her grandmother’s funeral.