The recent scandal involving Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss has sparked widespread controversy and a significant public reaction, particularly affecting Sandoval's business interests, including the popular restaurant TomTom.
Amidst this turmoil, Lisa Vanderpump, a key figure in the reality TV series 'Vanderpump Rules', has shed light on the potential implications for Sandoval's professional future, especially regarding his partnership in TomTom.
In a candid interview with Us Weekly, Vanderpump, 63, delved into the complexities surrounding Season 11 of 'Vanderpump Rules' The upcoming season promises to delve deep into the repercussions of Sandoval’s extramarital affair with Leviss, a revelation that came to light while he was still romantically involved with Ariana Madix.
Vanderpump, known for her straightforward approach, hinted that the show would not shy away from addressing the “complicated” situation head-on. “There’s a lot of backlash,” Vanderpump acknowledged, referring to the intense public criticism Sandoval has faced since the affair became public knowledge.
She expressed a certain level of sympathy towards Sandoval, noting the global scale of the backlash, which included references in a "presidential speech" and a remark from singer Adele, who openly called him out during a concert.
Business Impact and Response
Vanderpump’s comments suggest a nuanced view of the situation, recognizing the personal and professional challenges Sandoval is currently navigating. Despite the backlash, she indicated a willingness to facilitate reconciliation and understanding, which could be critical for Sandoval's continued involvement in TomTom.
The controversy has had tangible effects on Sandoval's business ventures. Fans and patrons have begun to boycott his restaurants in Los Angeles, including TomTom and the newly opened Schwartz and Sandy’s, which he co-owns with long-time friend Tom Schwartz.
This public reaction compelled the establishments to issue a statement, highlighting that the businesses involve more stakeholders than just Sandoval and Schwartz. The unfolding drama promises to be a central theme in the upcoming season of 'Vanderpump Rules', offering viewers a front-row seat to the consequences of personal actions on public and professional life.
With Vanderpump's insights, the audience awaits how this tangled situation will unfold and what it means for Sandoval's future in the restaurant industry.