Lisa Vanderpump ‘stupid’ over cheating scandal as Raquel Leviss shares status with Tom Sandoval

(CNN) Lisa Vanderpump was as shocked by the “Vanderpump Rules” cheating scandal as anyone.

During the day a performance Wednesday on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen”, Vanderpump said she was blindsided by the news that cast members Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss had been having an affair behind the back of Sandoval’s now ex-girlfriend, Ariana Madix.

“Stunned, stunned,” Vanderpump said when Cohen asked her reaction to the revelation. “I mean literally no words. I didn’t see it coming, nobody saw it coming.”

The controversy has been the talk of viewers of the show that bears her name. Vanderpump said she has been seeing Madix and filming with her since the news broke. “Obviously it’s an integral part of the story now,” she said.

“I would say the word I would use is ‘devastated,'” Vanderpump said to express how Madix is ​​doing. “Lots of tears. Ariana was always the ride or die girlfriend… seems like Raquel was the ‘ride’ girlfriend [Ariana] was the ‘that’ girlfriend.”

The scandal has rocked the public, as Leviss and Madix had been portrayed as good friends on the show, and Sandoval and Madix had been a couple for a long time.

Both Leviss and Sandoval have publicly apologized to Madix via social media.

Late Wednesday, Leviss also shared a statement on her verified Instagram account about the current status of her relationship with Sandoval, writing: “Beyond the indefensible circumstances surrounding our relationship, my feelings for Tom have always been genuine and born out of a loving friendship .”

“Because I know how many people we hurt, I need to understand my choices and learn to make better ones,” the statement read. I need to take care of my health, work on self-growth and take the time to appreciate being alone.”

“I care about Tom and I don’t want to label or predict what’s ahead,” she added. “Right now I need to heal.”

All the drama will be seen in future episodes of the Bravo series.

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