They’ve been the subject of speculation for weeks after their affair was revealed to the public.
And now Vanderpump Rules stars Raquel Leviss and Tom Sandoval have been spotted together for the first time since the under-the-radar romance came to light.
The two were pictured on Thursday in a parking lot in Los Angeles as they had a conversation during downtime from shooting their popular reality show’s reunion.
Despite all the public rancor that has been directed at Raquel, 28, and Tom, 39, the two had warm looks for each other, and they appeared happy to be chatting.
That wasn’t the case for crew members of the reality show, one of whom who appeared to be getting chewed out by an agitated Tom.
Together again! Vanderpump Rules stars Raquel Leviss and Tom Sandoval have been spotted together for the first time since their under-the-radar romance came to light as they filmed the show’s reunion in Los Angeles on Thursday
Close contact: That two shared warm looks while catching up, and they even took the intimate step of sitting down on the ground to have a conversation with each other
But he was nothing but smiles when he was chatting with Raquel, even as a crew member with a boom mic appeared to be recording their conversation.
Both reality stars were dressed in funereal black ahead of the taping, though they were presumably going to change into flashier looks once the cameras were rolling.
Raquel wore a long-sleeve black top that sat just below her shoulders and revealed a tiny sliver of her toned midriff.
She paired it with baggy black pants and low-key matching shoes.
Her highlighted hair was styled into a long bob with thick waves.
Tom was dressed in a flowing black coat with a nondescript matching shirt underneath, along with loose-fitting pants and chunky black shoes.
He also sported the same well-groomed mustache that he has worn lately, and he had his shaggy raven hair swept back to frame his black sunglasses.
Later in the day, Raquel stepped out of a black minivan in a glamorous seafoam green single-shoulder satin dress.
Sweet: Raquel showed off a smile as she had a heart-to-heart with Tom, with whom she carried on a secret affair for months.
Rising above it: There wasn’t any hint of discomfort between the two, despite weeks of public shaming that they have endured from fans and their fellow castmates
Under the radar: Both reality stars were dressed in funereal black ahead of the taping, though they were presumably going to change into flashier looks once the cameras were rolling
Back in black: Raquel wore a long-sleeve black top that sat just below her shoulders and revealed a tiny sliver of her toned midriff
Stimulated: Tom looked tense while the two chatted, and he could be seen anxiously puffing on a cigarette between swigs from a can of Diet Coke
While the current state of their relationship isn’t clear, the two seemed happy to see each other, and Raquel displayed a soft smile while talking to Tom.
The two appeared to be trying to de-stress, and she was seen taking a long drag on a vaping device while Tom anxiously puffed on a cigarette between swigs from a can of Diet Coke.
The two were prepping to have much more contact later in the day, as a seating chart released by Bravo indicated that they will be seated next to each other during the taping.
Other stars of Vanderpump Rules have taken to commenting on the drama with their fashion choices as they arrived at the taping.
Tom’s ex Ariana Madix, who discovered his cheating with Raquel, arrived in a tracksuit with the phrase ‘We’re sorry the number you’re trying to reach has moved on’ written in bold capital letters.
Lovely: Raquel paired her top with baggy black pants and low-key matching shoes. Her highlighted hair was styled into a long bob with thick waves
Showdown! Bravo revealed the seating chart for the highly-anticipated reunion taping, indicating that Tom and Raquel will sit together, before she is swapped out for Scheana Shay
Seeing green: Later in the day, Raquel stepped out of a black minivan in a glamorous seafoam green single-shoulder satin dress
Scheana Shay, who has denied Raquel’s claims that she punched her in the face after learning of the affair, wore a black sweatshirt reading ‘It really is all happening’ as she arrived at the taping.
In order to comply with Raquel’s temporary restraining order against Scheana — which requires her to stay at least 100 feet from Raquel and to not attempt to contact her in any way — Scheana will apparently have to wait in a trailer for the first portion of the reunion.
Tom and Raquel will sit just to the side of Andy Cohen — in the center — and Lisa Vanderpump, with Tom’s business partner Tom Schwartz on their other side.
But a second seating chart removes Raquel and places the Tom’s together, with Scheana then taking the final spot on the side, suggesting she will be brought back into the studio once the other cast members have a chance to confront Raquel.
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