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Everything To Know About The Vanderpump Rules Season 10 Reunion
Andy Cohen is “girding [his] loins” before addressing #Scandoval.
Going into Vanderpump Rules Season 10, fans knew the Bravo series would SURve plenty of drama. From Tom Schwartz and Katie Maloney’s divorce aftermath to scandalous hookups and blowout arguments, the trailer teased exactly what viewers could expect. But nobody — including Bravo — could have predicted Tom Sandoval’s cheating scandal with co-star Raquel Leviss that led to his split from girlfriend of nine years, Ariana Madix.
Producers didn’t want to wait until the Season 10 reunion to capture the fallout, though. “We have resumed filming on [Pump Rules] and this story will be unfolding on camera,” Bravo revealed in a March 6 Instagram post, showing James Kennedy — aka Raquel’s ex-fiancée — behind a slate with a “Scandoval” hashtag, on set and ready to film a new confessional.
That’s not to say Bravo execs aren’t also looking ahead to the end-of-season Pump Rules cast sitdown. “How many parts is too many parts for the [Pump Rules] reunion???” host Andy Cohen tweeted on March 3, prompting The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum and VPR boss Lisa Vanderpump to reply, “Ummm one…I’m not sure my heart is up to it.” But Andy had a solution, joking back, “You have time to get a pacemaker because I NEED YOU.”
Exactly how much time does LVP have, though? Here’s everything to know about the Pump Rules Season 10 reunion.
When Is The Vanderpump Rules Season 10 Reunion?
Pump Rules Season 9 consisted of 15 regular episodes, followed by a two-part reunion, which filmed on Dec. 3, 2021, in New York City and aired about two months later. Since Bravo resuming filming of Season 10 could throw off the production schedule, the reunion was likely slated to tape in late March or early April. Given past patterns, expect the Vanderpump Rules Season 10 reunion to drop sometime around mid to late May 2023.
Andy offered more insight into when the reunion will film on the March 6 episode of his SiriusXM radio show, Andy Cohen Live. “There are about 10 more [episodes] to go until the reunion,” he explained. “Now, we’re shooting the reunion in about two weeks. This is a reunion that’s going to be… I’m girding my loins.”
Will The Vanderpump Rules Season 10 Reunion Address Sandoval & Raquel’s Cheating Scandal?
Because the network already revealed that they’re filming cast reactions to Sandoval and Raquel’s cheating scandal in real time, the drama is all but guaranteed to come up at the reunion — even though the cast has already had plenty to say on the matter. Among the Pump Rules stars who have been supporting Ariana both publicly and privately are: Katie, James, Scheana Shay, Lala Kent, and Bravo alum (and Sandoval’s ex) Kristen Doute.
So far, Ariana has not publicly commented on the reports. Still, Lala revealed on social media that Ariana gave her permission to “torch” Sandoval and Raquel — and she promised not to hold back either. Sandoval, for his part, issued an Instagram apology on March 4, asking fans to leave his family, friends, and Schwartz & Sandy’s employees and business partners out of the drama. After insisting that Schwartz — whom fans will see hooking up with Raquel during Season 10 — “only found out about this very recently” and “most definitely did not condone” his actions, Sandoval added, “I need some time to address everything else. Sorry for everything.”
What Happened Between Scheana & Raquel After WWHL?
Since the entire cast already seems to have jumped into the fray, Ariana likely won’t be the only one with a major bone to pick at the reunion — assuming that Sandoval and Raquel show up to defend themselves. Because Scheana had just filmed a joint appearance with Raquel on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on March 1 when she found out about the cheating, she reportedly already confronted her co-star. Though Raquel’s sister seemed to confirm that Scheana punched her in the face, allegedly resulting in a black eye, several sources only described a “heated confrontation” when the two went to a New York City bar for drinks after WWHL.
“At one point in the night, Scheana lost Raquel and then found her outside of the bar on the phone with Ariana, who Scheana could hear was bawling,” an insider claimed to Page Six. “A heated confrontation ensued following the revelation. They went back to the hotel separately and haven’t seen each other nor spoken since.”
On March 7, Raquel’s attorney petitioned the Los Angeles Superior Court for a restraining order against Scheana, according to court documents obtained by People. A hearing is reportedly scheduled for the morning of March 29. Per TMZ, a judge granted Raquel a temporary restraining order after she alleged that Scheana shoved her against a brick wall and punched her in her left eye. Raquel also reportedly included photos of her bruised eye and cut face in her court filing. The protection order stipulates that Scheana must stay at least 100 yards away from Raquel, her home, and her workplace, making it nearly impossible for them both to attend the reunion together in the coming weeks.
In a statement to Us Weekly on March 9, Scheana’s attorney, Neama Rahmani, denied Raquel’s assault claims. Calling the case “a fabrication,” Rahmani claimed that the “supposed dark markings around her left eye have been there for months.” The statement continued, “Neither Scheana nor other cast members want anything to do with Raquel going forward. The judge has only heard a one-sided account of what happened, and we look forward to presenting the full and true story at the March 29 hearing.”
Did Raquel’s Lawyer Send The Vanderpump Rules Cast Cease & Desist Letters?
That’s not the only legal action Raquel has taken. Though Bravolebrities are notorious for coming prepared with reunion receipts, the reported “inappropriate” video that Ariana found on Sandoval’s phone might be off the table. According to People, the video in question is a screen recording of a FaceTime call between Raquel and Sandoval that Ariana reportedly forwarded to herself upon its discovery. The magazine reviewed a March 7 legal notice sent to cast members that named Sandoval as the person who “illegally” recorded the video “without the permission” of Raquel.
In the cease and desist letters, her attorneys ordered that anyone with access to the recording delete it from their phones, the cloud, or “any other manner or method in which the recording may exist.” Lala confirmed receipt of the letter in her personal email, via her Instagram Stories, expressing anger that Raquel’s attorney sent it directly to her, rather than to her legal representation. The rant resulted in the already-viral line, “Send it to Darrell!” referring to entertainment lawyer, Darrell D. Miller, per Page Six.
Did Sandoval Stop Filming Vanderpump Rules?
When Bravo cameras began rolling again in March, Sandoval reportedly filmed scenes with both Ariana and Raquel. “Tom wasn’t happy with how the scene went with Raquel and felt like it was going to paint him in a negative light. He told producers he’d like to re-film the scene, but producers weren’t having it," a source revealed to Entertainment Tonight on March 7. “Tom told production that he would no longer shoot Vanderpump Rules if they don't listen to him.” However, a production source claimed to ET that they still had plans to shoot more scenes with Sandoval later in the week.
With so much to unpack, Andy might really need to consider how many parts are too many for the reunion. Only time will tell if Sandoval or Raquel even plan to show up, though.
This post will be updated as more Vanderpump Rules Season 10 reunion details become available.
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