Raquel Leviss has reportedly checked into a voluntary mental health treatment facility amid Tom Sandoval affair.
“Raquel and her family decided before the relationship was discovered that she would enter a voluntary facility for mental health counseling. She was scheduled to go in pre-reunion but decided she wanted to finish her filming commitment. Bravo and production were aware and in support of her journey towards better mental health,” Leviss’s representative stated as per ET.
Leviss’ representative confirmed that she is not in rehab for substance abuse difficulties. They exact reason why was not specified.
In an interview with ET, Leviss addressed rumors that she had a months-long affair with Tom Sandoval during his relationship with Ariana Madix.
“I want to apologize for my actions and my choices foremost to Ariana, and to my friends and the fans so invested in our relationships. There is no excuse, I am not a victim and I must own my actions and I deeply regret hurting Ariana.
I am reflecting on my choices, speaking to a counselor and I am learning things about myself such as my patterns of codependency and addiction to being and feeling loved. I have sought emotional validation through intimate connections that are not healthy without regard for my own well-being, sometimes negatively affecting others and often prioritizing the intimate connection over my friendships. I am taking steps to understand my behavior and make healthier choices.
Although I chose to be on a reality show accepting the good and bad that comes with it, beyond my own actions I have been physically assaulted, lost friendships, received death threats and hate emails in addition to having had my privacy violated.
I have begun counseling to end my unhealthy behavioral cycle, learn to set stronger emotional boundaries and learn to protect my mental health.
I don’t expect sympathy, understanding or forgiveness. Right now I must focus on my own health and well being and as I strive to be a better person moving forward, I will prioritize my mental health and learn from my mistakes.”
While the affair was discovered in early March, Lala Kent said that she first suspected Tom and Raquel were more than just friends last August—the same month Sandoval admitted during his first post-cheating interview on April 11 that their covert romance began.
“I think Raquel may be in love with him, I don’t think he is in love with her because I think he is incapable of that type of emotion,” Kent revealed to ET.