One of the most satisfying parts of the Scandoval fallout was seeing Tom Sandoval’s comeuppance. As Vanderpump Rules Season 11 is fast approaching, with a potential redemption arc right around the corner, let’s not forget the worst of Tom.
When it comes to Tom’s terribleness, some claims are still disputed. For example, Rachel Leviss claimed that Tom had taken a compromising screen recording of her without her consent. She went on to claim Tom refused to film unless anything related to the recording was removed from the edit.
Rachel’s claim is unverified, but it wasn’t difficult for many VPR fans to take it as fact. Given the way things went down between Tom and Rachel, it was satisfying to see her block him when he publicly reached out on Rachel’s birthday. So, what does Rachel think of Tom now?
Rachel admits part of her misses the “fantasy” of Tom
During the first episode of her podcast, Rachel spoke about listening to an audio snippet from Tom. Immediately following, she said, “I’d never had this physical reaction before, but I felt like I was going to throw up because his voice repulsed me. I’m like, ‘Okay, this is a good sign.’”
She continued, “There is that part of me that wants to believe in that fantasy, and I miss that. But living in reality … He misses all of the benefits of our relationship without actually being in a relationship, and also having a committed relationship.” To her credit, that sounds about right.
She concluded her thoughts on the matter by saying, “I know that he’s really trying to milk the victim role to make himself look better, I think. But in reality, it’s making himself look worse.” Once again, that sounds about right. Tom has done a great deal to make himself look like the victim. Of course, Rachel’s not entirely a victim either. And some would accuse her of also trying to “milk the victim role.”
Rachel Goes Rogue is available wherever you stream podcasts. Vanderpump Rules Season 11 hits Bravo on January 30 at 8/7c.