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No dog in the Scandoval.
Andy Cohen clarified that he has no say in Raquel Leviss’ future on “Vanderpump Rules” after her affair with co-star Tom Sandoval.
“I have no plans to do anything because I am no longer involved in ‘Vanderpump Rules’ besides being a huge fan and hosting the reunions,” Cohen said on SiriusXM’s “Andy Cohen Live” Monday when asked whether he planned to fire Leviss from the Bravo reality show.
The producer, 54, explained that he has not worked on “Pump Rules” since “Season 6 or Season 7” before reiterating, “I’m only a reunion guy.”
Cohen’s remarks came after viewers called on him and the network to oust Leviss, 28, and Sandoval, 39, from the series after news broke that the duo have been seeing each other for months, leading to the bar owner’s breakup from his longtime girlfriend, Ariana Madix.
“The Toms & Raquel should be fired for manipulating and fabricating false storylines to keep this dark secret,” one fan tweeted, adding Sandoval’s business partner and co-star, Tom Schwartz, to the mix. “They tried to outsmart production and withhold their true personal lives and still collect their check. This is aside from ruining everyone they love for sport.”
“Somebody PLEASE fire Raquel. Building story lines off multiple women via their spouses/partners is pathetic. Time to show true support for Katie [Maloney] and Ariana. Underneath that dumb blonde routine was a conniving p.o.s. Who needs to go!” another Twitter user wrote, referencing Leviss’ previous hookup with Schwartz amid his divorce from Maloney.
“It was the duplicity of Raquel filming and hanging out and pretending to be Ariana [sic] friend that is unforgivable. I think Raquel will get fired over this,” someone else tweeted.
“Fire His Ass And Raquel Let them Rude [sic] into the Sunset,” another bluntly put it.
Neither Bravo nor Evolution Media, which produces “Vanderpump Rules,” has commented on Leviss or Sandoval’s future on the show.
Page Six confirmed last Friday that Madix, 37, ended her nearly decade-long relationship with Sandoval after seeing a sexually explicit video of Leviss on his phone and learning that the secret lovers had been “communicating inappropriately for months.”
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“Ariana was blindsided by the cheating,” one source told us, adding that Madix felt “heartbroken” and “betrayed.”
Bravo cameras have been filming the fallout, including a confrontation between Madix and Sandoval at the former couple’s Los Angeles home last Friday.
“Ariana walked away from the conversation feeling like she was gaslit by Tom,” a source close to production told Page Six exclusively Monday.
“He gave her several excuses as to why he never copped to cheating,” the insider added.
Sandoval released a lengthy statement Saturday in which he acknowledged he deserves fans’ “anger & disappointment,” but he notably has yet to issue a public apology to Madix.
Leviss, for her part, has stayed tight-lipped on the scandal.
“Vanderpump Rules” airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.
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