The Vanderpump Rules star, 28, was photographed in Tuscon, Arizona, on Tuesday, July 18, the place she was visiting household. Within the images, obtained by Page Six, Raquel donned a hat that learn “Be a superb particular person” with shorts, sneakers and a button-up shirt over a t-shirt.
Raquel’s public look got here the identical day that her Pump Guidelines costar Scheana Shay shared glimpses of a solid journey to Lake Tahoe by way of her Instagram Story. Final month, a supply completely informed Us Weekly that Raquel’s future on the Bravo sequence was still up in the air. “Nothing has been determined but,” the insider stated on the time. “Either side are hoping they’ll work one thing out in order that Raquel will get the remedy she wants, and she or he’s nonetheless capable of be included within the present.”
A rep for the previous pageant queen confirmed to Us in April that Raquel had entered treatment. “Raquel and her household determined earlier than the connection was found that she would enter a voluntary facility for psychological well being counseling,” an announcement learn. “Raquel had deliberate to confess herself earlier than the VPR reunion was taped on March 23. She was scheduled to go in pre-reunion however determined she needed to complete her filming dedication. Bravo and production had been conscious and in assist of her journey in the direction of higher psychological well being.”
In June, an insider completely shared with Us that Raquel was still in the facility and had been for “68 days and counting.” The supply continued: “Her remedy helps her be taught the premise of her choices and to develop from her errors with the hope of creating higher selections and turning into a greater particular person.”
The California native’s determination to enter remedy got here one month after her affair with Sandoval, 40, made headlines. The TomTom cofounder and then-girlfriend Ariana Madix known as it quits after 9 years of relationship because of his infidelity. Though Raquel drew backlash from followers and costars alike amid the drama, the insider emphasised that the Bravolebrity was “remorseful for her actions” and had “apologized repeatedly.”
Days after the scandal got here to mild, Raquel issued a public apology to Ariana, 38, by way of Instagram, noting that though she was “not a sufferer” within the scenario, she was “chatting with a counselor” to higher perceive what led to her actions.
“I’ve sought emotional validation by way of intimate connections that aren’t wholesome with out regard for my very own well-being, generally negatively affecting others and sometimes prioritizing the intimate connection over my friendships. I’m taking steps to grasp my conduct and make more healthy selections,” she wrote on the time.
Raquel dropped a bombshell concerning the timeline of the affair on the finish of half 3 of the Pump Guidelines season 10 reunion, which aired in June.
“I feel it’s vital to me to inform the reality. I feel that I’ve been mendacity and being so deceitful this whole time that I don’t need to lie anymore and it’s all on the market anyway,” she stated, earlier than admitting that she and Sandoval connected a second time “throughout Mexico [at Scheana and Brock Davies’ August 2022 wedding].”
Raquel additionally revealed one other piece of the puzzle, which she claimed Sandoval needed them to proceed mendacity about.
“That is the one story that we’ve agreed on getting straight. And I do know the rationale why Tom needed to lie about it’s that it’s a extremely unhealthy look to hook up with somebody’s boyfriend in their very own home after they’ve gone out of city. Particularly for like a funeral of all issues,” she stated by way of tears, referring to Ariana going out of city to mourn her late grandmother in September 2022.
Though Raquel and Sandoval each claimed to be in love with each other throughout the reunion, they’ve shunned labeling their relationship within the aftermath of the affair.
In a March Instagram assertion, Raquel acknowledged the “indefensible circumstances” of their romance and said, “I don’t need to label something or predict what lies forward. Proper now I must heal.”
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Sandoval, for his half, echoed the sentiment throughout an April look on the “Howie Mandel Does Stuff” podcast. “We’re actually good mates. We’re not putting any label on it,” he informed Howie Mandel on the time.