Scheana Shay recently interviewed Raquel Leviss on her podcast, Scheananigans and Raquel did not hold back. Right from the start, we learn where Raquel moved after leaving James Kennedy. She moved in with Scheana and Brock Davies! Scheana seems to be loving having her has a roommate. Apparently, Scheana is going to be in San Diego for a few months so Raquel has the apartment while they are gone. Scheana even took down all of her crazy photos that she says she only puts up for filming to annoy people. Raquel has all of her paintings up now.
First, Raquel wants to make it clear that James was never physically abusive to her. He did not intentionally hurt her nose. She also wanted to clear up that the Louboutins she wore on the show are real. Apparently, some of her followers thought they were fake. Really? This is what she wants to clear up?And also, pasta was not the code word for coke or anything else. I’m bored. Let’s get to it.
Raquel Leviss Has Plans For Her New Life
Eventually, we get to the James stuff. Or not. Raquel goes through all the things she is looking for in a relationship. It’s a very basic, generic list that everyone looks for in a mate. When it comes to trust, James once told production in an interview that he did not trust her. That was a red flag to her. So far it seems like Raquel has been unhappy in her relationship for a very long time. Raquel is now seeing a therapist and working on herself.
Raquel says she wants to work on her Master’s degree in occupational therapy. She says that she spent her relationship with James trying to fix him and making excuses for him. Did I mention I’m bored? I was told there would be tea here related to the reunion. Raquel is tired of working at SUR. They have changed the whole menu, and the waitresses have to work in heels! Wow. I’ve never noticed that. I remember waiting tables. At the end of the night your legs and feet were in serious pain, and that was in appropriate shoes!
The Vanderump Rules Cast Were Shocked By The Breakup
Finally, we move on to the reunion. Scheana points out that James showed up in a foul mood and was screaming for a charger for his weed pen. So I guess he is still just “California sober.” Fun fact, Demi Lovato just went back to rehab again for weed. Anyway, that was the first time the rest of the cast knew something was going on. Raquel says that she and James broke up the night before the reunion. Raquel said there was not one thing that was the final straw. Thanksgiving with Raquel’s family didn’t go well. James and her family did not get along. James was rude to her family. She foresaw disruptive holidays forever in her future and he didn’t want that. She didn’t want to choose between James and her family.
Raquel and her mother decided that she needed to make an exit plan before she told James it was over. Raquel and James had plans to go to Disneyland with Ariana and Sandoval. So they went and she acted like everything was fine. She says that James begged for another chance when she finally told him. But, shockingly he was calm. Raquel said she worried about announcing the breakup on the reunion. She was afraid she was going to say something to hurt James at the reunion. Scheana said she thought at first they were just taking a pause on the engagement. Then, she realized they were done for good.
Life Post Breakup Has Been Much Healthier
Raquel says that she has been surrounded by friends post breakup. Raquel says she and James are still cordial to each other. She sees to want to maintain a friendship with him. They were best friends. This sounds like a mistake. The dog, Graham Cracker, is with her parents. Scheana says Kristen and Carter still share custody of their dog after seven years. Raquel is learning to set new boundaries with James. She is learning to speak up and voice her opinion. Now, she understands that her voice matters. She has more confidence now. Raquel is a big fan of therapy now and it it seems to be helping her.
That was not as interesting as I thought it would be. But I listened to the whole thing so you didn’t have to. 🙂