Rachel Leviss has finally spoken out post Scandoval, and she chose reality television’s queen of revisionist history — Bethenny Frankel — as her “safe space.” Here is a rundown of Rachel’s very underwhelming revelations:
She never really loved Tom Sandoval. She just “got caught up.”
Rachel is “remorseful,” though she has yet to expand on that with any depth beyond just using the word remorseful.
She was never “best friends” with Ariana. In fact, she only hung out with Ariana to be closer to Tom, and the two ladies never had any one-on-one interactions.
She isn’t surprised Ariana and Tom still share the same abode, given that even at the height of Tom and Ariana’s romantic relationship, they were always just roommates who ignored one another.
She would never have become romantically involved with Tom had she believed that Tom and Ariana would go the distance.
Tom insists that he and Ariana were simply “a brand” not a relationship.
The Vanderpump Rules producers attempted to secure Rachel’s return to the show by luring her with the idea that she should return to “tell her own story” rather than “letting someone tell her story for her.” Rachel instead chose to tell her story to Bethenny because Bethenny “is a force.”
She never properly healed from her breakup with James Kennedy.
She entered treatment to learn why she has always been attracted to unavailable men.
There’s one concerning demon in this interview, and it’s not Raquel/Rachel Leviss. Rachel is not the first, nor will she be the last mistress, and she’s also not the first 28-year-old to make a terrible mistake. As for Bethenny, she’s a middle-aged hypocrite who spent an entire reunion on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills eviscerating her co-star Carole Radziwill to only now proclaim that Rachel Leviss’ castmates “went too far” at their own reunion. Perhaps it takes one to know one? Bethenny has also drastically changed her tune about her reality television reign after years of singing its praises. If it suits Bethenny, she’ll sing for her supper.
As for Rachel, I found her post-mental-health-camp personality to be disappointing. I hoped she’d have found her voice, but that voice is just as shaky (literally) as it was prior to her personal work. She still seems extremely fragile, and I’d tell her to leave this business and never look back. The last thing Rachel wants is to be a faux-influencer recording poor-quality videos about dollar-store blush on her YouTube channel.
Aside from the actual betrayal, one of the worst part of infidelity is the embarrassment. If your partner’s betrayal is public and you choose to forgive their indiscretion, then you’re double plagued — because your friends are aware of it. And for Luann de Lesseps of The Real Housewives of New York City, now her entire fan base knows about it. Her fiance was caught on camera kissing another woman, and Bethenny Frankel broke the news with a series of flip-o-gram photos. Apparently, his kiss-capade went on for over an hour, and he “doesn’t remember” any of it. Watch the clip below, and take a moment to ask yourself if what on earth would motivate anyone to put themselves in the boxing ring for this public torture. Oh right . . . money.
Just how did your favorite celebrities celebrate the 4th of July? In case you missed your own festive fireworks, feel free to live vicariously through the Hollywood elite, who basked in pools, visited beautiful beaches, or simply posted a selfie donning some traditional red, white, and blue. Enjoy some images below.
Happy 4th from us ❤️
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LA FAMILIA 💙💙💙 #islabonita #paradise #foreveronvacation #endlesssummer #ibiza
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Freedom to eat festive cakes! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 #Liberty #Marci
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Jumping into the 4th like… 🇺🇸😀 starring: @robertearlbuckley @itsbeccatobin @z.mart & Mark and Edith Sarfati ❤️
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HAPPY fourth! ❤️🇺🇸💙
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Happy 4 th of July 😻💋❤️
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Happy 4th of July!!
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I mean does it get any better than this? Happy #FourthOfJuly!! xo
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From my airbrushed ass to yours… Happy fourth!!! 🇺🇸😉💃😘😜👙🍑🍉🍻🎉 🇺🇸
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The party’s here!! 🎉 #mommy #daddy #joseys1st4th
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If it’s true that Bethenny Frankel is dating Modern Family’s Eric Stonestreet, then I’ll give her credit for finally picking the nice guy. As for the idea that they’re mismatched, I’d say that their personalities are probably more aligned than some might think. Watch as the RHOBH reality star admits to the actor sleeping in her bed. Joke or not, I’m hoping there’s truth to this.
It’s interesting that ousted hosts always bash the same executives who selected them for the job. After all, if those executives don’t know enough to critique your show, perhaps they didn’t know enough to pick you in the first place. Bethenny Frankel joins the long list of less-than-stellar daytime talk show hosts that didn’t last. While it might be true that she received those infamous annoying notes from executives, the truth behind the show’s demise is that she simply couldn’t survive in that format. Short, clipped interviews are best left to comedians, especially since even the most polished of interviewers often don’t translate in that time slot (see Katie Couric). Furthermore, Frankel has no experience as an interviewer, and her history in reality television made it hard to book guests. She’s certainly entertaining as the star, but there’s a huge difference between a star and a host.