Andy Cohen has addressed the calls for him to fire Raquel Leviss from Vanderpump Rules after her affair with co-star Tom Sandoval emerged, resulting in the latter’s breakup with his nearly-a-decade girlfriend, Ariana Madix.
On SiriusXM’s Andy Cohen Live, the radio and TV talk show host said he couldn’t make the fans’ request as he had no hold of Leviss’ future on Vanderpump Rules.
Andy Cohen Reveals the Truth About Raquel Leviss’ Future in Vanderpump Rules
The producer said on his show that he had no plans to do anything and revealed the reason behind it.
“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,” he explained via Page Six.
In fact, he hasn’t worked on the show since the sixth or seventh season.
“I’m only a reunion guy,” he stressed.
The show’s viewers have called on Cohen’s attention to oust Leviss and Sandoval from the show after having an affair behind Madix’s back.
However, neither Bravo nor Evolution Media, which produces the reality series, has commented on the issue.
On Friday, news broke that Madix called it quits with the famous bar owner after seeing a sexually explicit video of Leviss on his phone. She learned they were secret lovers and had been “inappropriately communicating for months.”
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“Ariana was blindsided by the cheating,” a source told Page Six, adding that this turn of events left Maddix feeling “heartbroken and betrayed.”
Tom Sandoval, Raquel Leviss’ Relationship ‘Nothing New’
Meanwhile, though it was just recently when news about Sandoval and Leviss’ secret affair emerged, a different source told People it was “nothing new.”
"This has been going on for upwards of 6 months — all the while, Tom was sleeping next to Ariana in bed," the insider revealed.
"She was completely blindsided by this; devastated doesn't even scratch the surface of how she feels,” the tipster continued. "This is someone she thought she knew, someone she planned to spend the rest of her life with. You can't even put into words that betrayal.”
Madix attended her ex-boyfriend’s performance with his band in Los Angeles, and the onlookers even spotted them kissing.
"She was supporting his new single," a second source stated. "She had no idea any of this was happening behind her back."
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