The star did not confirm if he has spoken to Raquel Leviss since the production started.
“I’m filming right now,” the reality star paparazzi in West Hollywood on Thursday July 6th.
When asked if he indeed was in touch with Raquel Leviss, the star stated “I can’t comment on that.”
However, he did let fans know that the new episodes would be worth the watch. “It’s gonna be interesting no matter what,” he explained. “It always is.”
“I just saw him today,” Sandoval said. The two were allegedly filming at TomTom on Thursday July 6th.
Not too long ago, the two had serious trouble in their friendship and business partnership when Sandoval was caught having an affair with longtime costar Raquel while dating girlfriend Ariana Madix.
“He made a big mess and he left it for us to clean up back at [TomTom and Schwartz & Sandy’s],” Schwartz told Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright during a June 7 episode of the couple’s “When Reality Hits with Jax and Brittany” podcast.
“It’s hard for me not to be resentful of him, I’m definitely taking a break from Tom right now. I haven’t seen him in a while.”
“I do love Tom. I took to heart everything he told me about Ariana,” Schwartz recalled. “Now that I’ve heard her side of the story … she [has] vehemently denied all this stuff.”
In prior conversations on the series and in interviews, Sandoval has claimed that he tried to break up with Ariana Madix multiple times before the affair even came about. However, Ariana refused to accept the split between the two of them.
Madix later denied the claims of splitting up during the Vanderpump Rules reunion and on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen.
Madix even claimed that Schartz was involved in the situation and that her friend was “actively participating in” her “downfall.”
In an episode of Stars on Mars, the bar owner claimed he felt “complicit’ in the affair because he didn’t tell his side of what he knew about Sandoval and Raquel.
“It’s horrible and I feel complicit because I didn’t cover for him, but I had his back. He came to me and confided in me that he was in love with someone else.”
He went on to say that he was “stepping away” from the drama “permanently” going forward. “Any sort of version of [Sandoval’s] side of the story has become obsolete because of the way he handled it,”
Schwartz continued. “And ultimately, that’s his life. I did not have an affair. I am not him. And it’s just so strange that I’ve been absolutely mired in this.”
Vanderpump Rules is currently filming but has not announced any return for Raquel Leviss in the series.
“It’s all still up in the air,” a source explained to Us Weekly. “Both sides are hoping they can work something out so that Raquel gets the treatment she needs, and she’s still able to be included in the show.”