August 18, 2023

Film & TV

Rachel Leviss breaks silence on return to Vanderpump Rules Season 11

Rachel Leviss is currently in Arizona with her family while Vanderpump Rules Season 11 continues filming

By Betty Cruise August 18, 2023
Rachel Leviss checked out of a mental health facility last month
Rachel Leviss checked out of a mental health facility last month

Rachel "Raquel" Leviss is saying goodbye to reality TV show drama.

The 28-year-old star has decided against returning for Season 11 of Vanderpump Rules after facing the internet’s wrath over Sandovalz earlier this year.

A source confirmed to Entertainment Tonight Thursday that Leviss will “not be returning for Season 11 of Vanderpump Rules,” which has been filming since early July.

The update comes following months of speculations after the reality TV star checked into a mental health facility after her affair with Tom Sandoval, now ex-boyfriend of her now former best friend Ariana Madix was exposed in March.

“There was a possibility up until recently she’d be returning for the new season but ultimately decided against it,” the insider explained.

"Rachel is focused on her mental health journey and knew going back to the show would open her up to trauma she's been working on healing.

“Rachel is looking forward to what the future holds for her,” they added.

It was reported in June that Leviss was “playing hardball” with Bravo to get a good deal in exchange for her return.

Since checking out of the mental health facility, the television personality has been spending some downtime with her family in Arizona.

“Rachel has been receiving letters from people opening up about their own mental health journey and applauding her for taking time away from filming to focus on her mental health,” a source told ET earlier this month.

"Rachel is in a really good place and has been enjoying a slower pace of life. She's been doing Pilates and often goes hiking."