March 8, 2023 | 8:40 PM
Raquel Leviss ghosts Tom Sandoval while hiding in Los Angeles following news of the couples affair, Page Six can exclusively reveal.
In our exclusive photos, the 28-year-old ‘Vanderpump Rules’ star was seen outside for the first time Wednesday afternoon, wearing an all-black ensemble consisting of a hoodie, baggy jeans, baseball cap and handbag.
“She looked gloomy,” says an eyewitness.
Leviss’ black eye — reportedly caused by castmate and now ex-girlfriend Scheana Shay — was visible as she strolled through an LA mall, peering at her cell phone.
Leviss has claimed that Shay, 37, punched her in the face during their “heated confrontation” in New York City over her affair with Sandoval, 39.
Leviss shared shocking images of her injuries in court documents obtained by Page Six Wednesday.
Raquel Leviss has been ghosting affair partner Tom Sandoval after escaping Los Angeles to be with loved ones, Page Six can exclusively reveal.
She was spotted in an all-black ensemble on Wednesday afternoon.
Leviss was seen peering at her phone.
The “Vanderpump Rules” star’s black eye was on display during her outing.
Leviss looked “gloomy,” according to an eyewitness.
Leviss seeks solace outside of LA, where the majority of “VPR” is filmed.
Leviss claimed that Shay, 37, bruised her eye after confessing to having a “month-long fling” with Sandoval, while he was dating Shay’s best friend Ariana Madix.
Representatives for Shay and Leviss have not commented on the alleged physical dispute.
Sources tell us that Leviss is spending time outside her North Hollywood home with loved ones — and ignoring texts and phone calls from 39-year-old Sandoval — as their infidelity scandal, dubbed the “Scandoval,” continues to reverberate in the news cycle.
Leviss has spent time with loved ones.
Meanwhile, a source tells us she ignores texts and calls from Sandoval.
Leviss’ affair with Sandoval began in the summer of 2022.
Leviss wore a hoodie and baggy jeans and completed her look with a baseball cap and handbag.
“Tom hasn’t been able to track down Raquel for several days,” said an insider. “He’s asked mutual acquaintances if they’ve heard from her at all, but hasn’t had any luck. He can’t contact her.”
Another source adds, “She completely ignored Tom.”
Representatives for Leviss and Sandoval did not respond to Page Six’s requests for comment on the pair’s lack of communication.
Sandoval and Leviss spotted each other on Saturday when they kissed on camera for a “VPR” scene filmed in the latter’s apartment, Page Six exclusively reported this week.
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Despite the hug, the status of the couple’s relationship is “complicated,” an insider noted.
Sandoval was spotted making a late night visit to Leviss’ house – just a day after his longtime girlfriend Ariana Madix dumped him for cheating with the former pageant queen.
A rep for the Tom Sandoval & the Most Extras singer previously told us he exited the building through a private entrance after filming was over.
A day earlier, Sandoval and Madix, 37, sat together to discuss his infidelity for a scene filmed last Friday at the exes’ shared home in the Los Angeles enclave of Valley Village. (Both sides still live there as they navigate their split.)
Sources told us Madix left the conversation feeling “gaslit” by Sandoval, who got into a relationship with Leviss last summer.
“He gave her several excuses for why he never cheated,” an insider said, adding that “he didn’t tell her about the affair with Leviss because he was concerned about how it would affect her mental health.”
Madix was “heartbroken” and “blindsided” when she learned of the affair after a sexually explicit video of Leviss appeared on Sandoval’s phone, a source previously told Page Six.
The unfortunate discovery came the same night Madix was supporting Sandoval at a concert for his cover band at TomTom in West Hollywood on March 1.
Leviss issued a public apology to Madix on Wednesday, blaming her indiscretions for an apparent addiction to “love.” Meanwhile, Sandoval — who dated Madix for nearly a decade — took five days to release a meaningful apology that fans say was too little, too late.
Madix, for its part, has yet to publicly address the matter.
However, her castmate and Something About Her business partner, Katie Maloney, recently told fans that the blonde beauty has been “overwhelmed” by the public’s support.
“Vanderpump Rules” airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.