Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss were one of the most talked about couples on Bravo‘s hit reality show Vanderpump Rules. Their whirlwind romance led to an engagement in 2020, but the pair ultimately called it quits in 2023. So what exactly happened between Sandoval and Leviss? Here‘s an in-depth look at their relationship timeline and the latest updates on if they are still together.
Introduction to Tom Sandoval
- Born Thomas Sandoval on July 2, 1983 in St. Louis, Missouri
- Age: 40 years old as of 2023
- Known for his role on Vanderpump Rules since the show‘s premiere in 2013
- Flamboyant personality and signature hairstyle with a man bun
- Prior to reality TV fame, worked as a bartender and model
- Co-owns TomTom bar in West Hollywood with Lisa Vanderpump and fellow co-stars Tom Schwartz and Katie Maloney
Tom Sandoval‘s Career Highlights
- Movies and TV: Appeared in films like The Sand (2015) and shows including The Hills: New Beginnings (2019-2020)
- Vanderpump Rules: A main cast member since Season 1 in 2013, Sandoval has been a central part of the show‘s explosive drama and nightlife antics
- Special Forces: Starred in Season 2 of this competition reality show as a skilled fighter
- Restaurants: Co-owner of TomTom Bar and TomTom Restaurant in West Hollywood, CA
All About Raquel Leviss
- Born Raquel Danielle Leviss on August 11, 1995 in Sonora, California
- Age: 28 years old as of 2023
- Worked as a cocktail waitress at SUR restaurant featured on Vanderpump Rules
- Aspiring model and actress, crowned Miss Sonora in 2014
- Made her reality TV debut on Season 5 of Vanderpump Rules in 2016
- Known for her beauty, vibrant personality, and tumultuous relationship with James Kennedy before dating Sandoval
Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss‘ Relationship Timeline
2017: Sandoval and Leviss first get together near the end of 2017 after filming wrapped for Season 6 of Vanderpump Rules. Leviss had recently broken up with James Kennedy.
2018: Their new romance is featured on Season 7. Leviss moves in with Sandoval, although she admits they are moving fast.
2019: Sandoval and Leviss seem solid and talk about getting engaged soon. However, cracks begin showing in their relationship. Leviss says Sandoval can be condescending at times.
2020: In May, after 3 years of dating, Sandoval proposes to Leviss at the end of filming the Season 8 reunion show. Their engagement is featured on Season 9.
2021: Wedding planning begins, but Leviss expresses doubts and anxiety about taking the next step. The couple clashes over finances and future goals.
2022: Leviss reveals she and Sandoval have been fighting a lot and struggling in their relationship. Rumors of a breakup swirl.
2023: In January, Leviss confirms she and Sandoval have ended their engagement and split up after 6 years together.
Are Tom Sandoval and Raquel Still Together in 2023?
No, Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss are definitely not still together as of 2023. After much speculation, Leviss officially announced their breakup in January 2023 during an appearance on the Vanderpump Rules Season 9 reunion episode.
"We just have different goals and different aspirations in life that don‘t really line up," Leviss explained about their split. "The thing with Tom and I is my needs weren‘t getting met…I feel like I‘m more ready for the next step in a relationship where I want to be married."
Meanwhile, Sandoval admitted he wasn‘t ready for marriage but did see a future with Leviss and kids potentially. Ultimately, the couple realized they were not on the same page about their relationship and future.
Sandoval confirmed he moved out of the home he previously shared with Leviss. Both have stopped wearing their engagement rings and deleted most photos together from social media.
It‘s clear Sandoval and Leviss have broken up and gone their separate ways romantically. Their long-term relationship couldn‘t survive their differences about relationships goals and getting married.
What Led to Tom and Raquel‘s Breakup?
There are several factors that contributed to the demise of Sandoval and Leviss‘ 6-year relationship:
Different stages of life: Leviss was ready for marriage at 28 years old, but Sandoval, 40, was hesitant to take that step after his first marriage ended in divorce.
Clashing over finances: Leviss wanted to combine finances after marriage but Sandoval preferred to keep money separate. This caused tension.
Doubts about the relationship: As the wedding got closer, Leviss began having more concerns about their compatibility long-term.
Frequent fighting: By 2022, Leviss admitted she and Sandoval were constantly bickering and arguing. The honeymoon phase was clearly over.
Lack of intimacy: Leviss hinted intimacy and affection had dwindled between them, leaving her feeling unhappy.
Personal growth: It seems both realized they had changed and were no longer the best match despite their strong history together.
The combination of growing apart naturally as a couple along with major differences about marriage and money put strain on Sandoval and Leviss until the relationship finally cracked under the pressure.
How Did Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss Meet?
Sandoval and Leviss first crossed paths in 2016 when Leviss was working as a hostess at SUR Lounge, owned by Lisa Vanderpump. This was also where Sandoval worked as a bartender.
However, they didn‘t begin dating until a year later. Leviss revealed she had admired Sandoval from afar but was in a tumultuous relationship with James Kennedy at the time. Once that finally ended in 2017, Sandoval and Leviss started hanging out. They quickly developed a flirtation since they both worked at SUR.
By early 2018, Sandoval and Leviss were officially dating, Though there was a 13-year age gap between them, they seemed head over heels and infatuated with each other initially.
Their new romance was featured on Season 7 of Vanderpump Rules. Co-star Stassi Schroeder called them "the most annoying Instagram couple in America." But Sandoval and Leviss couldn‘t get enough of each other.
Where Do Sandoval and Leviss Stand Now Post-Split?
Since announcing their breakup, Sandoval and Leviss appear to be moving forward separately but on decent terms. According to Leviss, she has "so much love" for Sandoval but splitting up was the right decision.
"We‘re in a good place…there‘s no ill will," Leviss said about their current relationship status.
Sandoval seems to feel the same way, stating he bears no ill towards Leviss and still cares about her deeply.
"I want the best for her," Sandoval explained. "She deserves the best."
While the exes may eventually stop being close friends, it seems for now they are navigating the breakup maturely and without major drama. Both appear open to remaining friendly co-stars on Vanderpump Rules as well.
Only time will tell if Sandoval or Leviss ends up dating someone new in the cast or decides to leave the show. But it looks like their split will play out amicably off-camera.
Tom Sandoval‘s Net Worth and Career Outside Vanderpump Rules
Aside from his reality TV fame, Sandoval has built an impressive net worth as an entrepreneur and entertainer. His estimated net worth is $2 million as of 2023.
Here are some of Sandoval‘s biggest projects and business ventures:
Co-owner of TomTom Bar & Restaurant in West Hollywood, CA
Launched TomTom clothing line including hoodies, tees, and accessories
His band Tom Sandoval & The Most Extras has played major music festivals
Actor in indie films like The Sand (2015) and The Truth About Lies (2018)
Published book Fancy AF Cocktails: Drink Recipes from a Vanderpump Rules Bartender
Promotes products as influencer on Instagram with 1.2 million followers
Sandoval has proven he is much more than just a reality TV personality. From hospitality to fashion to music, he is a savvy businessman with many irons in the fire beyond Vanderpump Rules.
What‘s Next for Sandoval and Leviss After the Breakup?
Now that they are separated, both Sandoval and Leviss will be navigating the single life again.
For Leviss, she said her goals are:
- Focusing on her mental health and healing
- Continuing to build her modeling and acting career
- Eventually getting married and starting a family
Sandoval also shared his plans:
- Pouring his energy into TomTom Bar and other business ventures
- Spending more time making music with his band
- Staying an integral part of Vanderpump Rules and Bravo
While their romantic relationship is over, it‘s clear both still have promising careers in entertainment and ambitious dreams for the future.
After getting engaged in 2020, Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss were one of Vanderpump Rules‘ most stable couples. However, the pair ultimately faced challenges like clashing over finances, fighting often, and being in different places regarding marriage.
Leviss confirmed in January 2023 that their relationship ended and the engagement was off after 6 years together. While tough, the split does seem amicable.
Sandoval is continuing to balance reality TV, bartending, and his many business pursuits. Leviss is also keeping busy modeling and taking care of herself post-breakup. Both are moving forward separately while remaining friendly exes and co-stars.
Only time will tell if Sandoval or Leviss find love again – perhaps even with another Vanderpump Rules cast member! For now, though, they are focusing on their own happiness and goals as single adults after ending their long-term relationship.