The Emmy-nominated reality TV series Vanderpump Rules experienced a surge in viewership last season due to the scandalous affair between cast members Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss, known as “Scandoval.”
While the affair shocked viewers, a trailer for the upcoming season, set to premiere on BINGE on January 31, reveals another secret kiss between castmates Tom Schwartz and Scheana Shay.
In a surprising admission, Schwartz, who was previously dating Katie Maloney since before the show’s premiere in 2013, confesses to kissing Shay. The revelation becomes more dramatic as Schwartz and Maloney were married in 2016 but split in 2022.
“I’ve cheated. I was a makeout sl*t. I made out with Scheana, like, in Vegas and nobody knows that,” he told shocked castmate Lala Kent on camera.
In an upcoming scene, Schwartz discloses the forbidden kiss to Maloney, prompting her to express her feelings were disregarded. “My feelings never mattered to you.”
The circumstances of Shay’s relationship at the time are unknown, but she was previously married to Michael Shay from 2014 to 2017 and later married Brock Davies in 2022.
Sandoval, involved in the drama, accuses Shay of being the “other woman” in a past relationship, likely alluding to Shay’s previous affair with actor Eddie Cibrian, the ex-husband of Brandi Glanville from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Shay has long maintained that she had no idea the actor was married and has two children with Glanville.
“Tom, you are not gonna say that,” Shay yelled during a heated exchange. “F**k you!”
Raquel Leviss, involved in a sordid affair with Sandoval, has left the show, citing “emotional abuse” from Ariana Madix and the cast during the Season 10 reunion. The actors may be delighted to see her depart, but Lala Kent wanted her to stay and face the music.
“I thought that she needed to come back to the group after dust had settled and people were willing to hear her out, make her amends in a calmer setting and then ride off into the distance,” Kent told Page Six recently.
“No one’s gonna care about Scandoval forever.”