Katie Maloney ‘Wasn’t Shocked’ By Scandoval — And Thinks Ex Tom Schwartz Was ‘Duped’ By Tom Sandoval & Raquel Leviss!
The world might have been surprised about the affair between Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss. But for Katie Maloney? She saw the red flags from a mile away!
During an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on Wednesday, the 36-year-old television personality talked about all things Scandoval – revealing she wasn’t taken aback when the news of the pair’s months-long affair broke earlier this month. She said:
“I wasn’t shocked, but the details were shocking. I wasn’t shocked that it was Raquel.”
As the new episode for season 10 of Vanderpump Rules comes out, everyone is seeing a ton of red flags from the 28-year-old pop up – including the fact that she basically admitted she had no problem trying to make a move on someone’s boyfriend. The latest episode even saw Katie becoming more and more suspicious of Raquel – something Andy Cohen pointed out during WWHL:
“The interviews that you did in tonight’s episode were before you found out about Tom [Sandoval] and Raquel’s affair. Especially this comment. You said, ‘I’m starting to see a pattern in Raquel. It seems she is only interested in men that her friends are either married to or interested in, and that is a big red flag for me.’”
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Katie noted that there were some “obvious” clues about Raquel’s romantic relationship with Sandoval, recalling when the former pageant queen was attending one of his cover band’s shows and sitting in the front without anyone else from their group:
“I’d seen that Raquel had attended one of his shows, but normally she’s up front with her phone in his face, jumping up and down. She didn’t post at all on her Story that she was there. There was also some stuff, maybe we’ll see this season, that was, like, very interesting. I’m sitting up in the cheap seats, I’m not even up close and personal like everybody else, and I’m just like, ‘This is weird.’”
When the 54-year-old Bravo executive asked if Katie was stunned by other moments from the new episode after knowing what she knows now about the affair, the You’re Gonna Love Me podcast host couldn’t believe Raquel told their co-star Lala Kent this:
“Just her coming at Lala [Kent] calling her a mistress, I mean just the level of …stupidity.”
Before the Scandoval surfaced, fans have been anticipating the drama of Sandoval’s best friend and business partner Tom Schwartz hooking up with Raquel after he and Katie agreed not to date in the friend group. But in light of recent events, many people started to find the hookup suspicious and soon believed that Schwartz was covering up the duo’s affair. However, the 40-year-old shut down the allegations to TMZ, saying “that’s not true unless I was a pawn in the game.” Given Katie used to be married to Schwartz, Andy (of course) asked her if she believes he was “just a pawn” in the affair. She replied:
“I do. Yeah, part of me believes he was duped, by both of them.”
But if Katie found out Schwartz was protecting Sandoval and took the heat for getting involved with Raquel, the reality star would channel all of her Witches Of WeHo energy and “light him on fire.” Damn. As for how Ariana Madix is doing? Katie noted that the 37-year-old is “in a really good headspace, all things considered,” adding:
“She’s taking care of herself. I saw her yesterday and we’re excited. She’s excited.”
We love to hear that. You can ch-ch-check out clips from Katie’s appearance on Watch What Happens Live (below):
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[Image via Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen/YouTube, Raquel Leviss/Instagram]