The affair between Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss has rocked the "Vanderpump Rules" fandom.
Sandoval's ex Ariana Madix says she suspects he and Raquel haven't broken up despite tabloid reports.
On "Watch What Happens Live," Ariana said Raquel sent letters to the home she and Sandoval still share.
Since news of the explosive affair between "Vanderpump Rules" costars Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss broke on March 3, life for Bravo fans has bifurcated into two distinct time periods: B.S. (Before Scandoval) and A.S. (After Scandoval).
The B.S. world — one in which Sandoval was happily living with his partner of nine years, Ariana Madix, while a newly single Raquel played the field (and even made a pass at Sandoval's friend, Tom Schwartz) — had turned out to be a front.
Sandoval and Raquel had been covertly hooking up right under everyone's noses — including Bravo's — leading to one of the most fascinating explorations of dramatic irony on reality TV when season 10 of "Vanderpump Rules" began airing.
But as the aftershocks of the affair continue to unravel on the season 10 reunion and social media, many questions about the timeline of Raquel and Sandoval's ongoing tryst remain.
Are Sandoval and Raquel still together? Were they ever actually together in the first place? Bravo fans and the tabloids have differing opinions on the matter. Here's what to know.
Sandoval and Raquel are reportedly not together
On May 17, the day of the "Vanderpump Rules" finale, sources confirmed to Page Six that the pair had "broken up."
"Raquel dipped out. Sandoval is not the one for her," the source said.
Though Sandoval and Raquel had previously put out statements about their affair — Sandoval's apologizing to fans and to Ariana, and Raquel's apologizing to Ariana and saying she is focusing on her mental health — reps for both parties declined to comment publicly on Raquel and Sandoval's relationship status amid the news.
It's possible they were never actually 'together' in the first place
Hours later on May 17, People published its own report contradicting Page Six's.
"Tom and Raquel never put a label on their relationship to begin with," an anonymous source told People. "After their affair was exposed and the blowback they received, they said that before defining things, they needed to take time to address the issues in their own lives that drove them to this in the first place. And that's where things still are."
The source noted that Raquel had been seeking treatment at a mental-health facility, while Sandoval was continuing to tour with his band, The Most Extras.
But Ariana and some 'Vanderpump Rules' fans beg to differ
During her May 17 appearance on "Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen," Ariana said she doubted that Sandoval and Raquel's relationship was truly over, and revealed that Raquel had been communicating with Sandoval via snail mail.
"I don't buy that at all," Ariana told Cohen when asked if she believed the affair was over. "She was sending letters to my house like four days ago."
Despite photos of Ariana appearing to move out of the home she shares with Sandoval, the two still live together, while taking pains to avoid each other.
"Vanderpump Rules" fans have also been doing some sleuthing of their own. On May 29, the Instagram account @QueensofBravo published a photo from a fan that suggests Sandoval and Raquel are still reportedly on speaking terms.
In the photo, Sandoval can be seen on a plane holding his phone. Fans zoomed in on his phone screen to reveal that he was reportedly on a call with a contact named "Raquel Leviss."
Reps for Sandoval and Leviss did not immediately respond to Insider's requests for comment.
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