- A preview of a new “Vanderpump Rules” episode shows Raquel Leviss buying a lightning bolt necklace.
- Eagle-eyed fans noticed that Tom Sandoval wore a similar necklace throughout the season.
- It has some wondering whether they were hinting at their affair — or if it was just coincidence.
A new sneak peek of the next episode of “Vanderpump Rules” has some eagle-eyed fans freaking out, thinking it’s a clue that points to Raquel Leviss and Tom Sandoval’s entanglement long before their affair came to light.
In case you’ve been living under a rock, let’s catch up: Leviss, 28, became the villain of season 10 after one of her closest friends, Ariana Madix, found sexually explicit videos of the former pageant queen on Sandoval’s phone. Before the affair split the couple back in March, Madix, 37, and Sandoval, 39, had been dating for nine years.
As Insider previously reported, some TikTok sleuths had pointed out the matching jewelry as news of the affair broke online. The preview, however, is the first time viewers are seeing Leviss actually buy the necklace.
In the preview, Leviss is seen shopping alongside costar Charli Burnett. That’s when Leviss spots a necklace while the two are checking out at the register.
“Can I see that little lightning bolt?” Leviss says before questioning the price of the $780 bauble.
“Just spend it! It’s your birthday…you’ll never regret buying those types of things,” Burnett presses. “It’s an investment.”
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It seems Leviss went home with the new pricy piece of bling, as she’s later photographed wearing it. She was spotted wearing the lightning bolt at BravoCon in New York City alongside her costars in October 2022 and also while attending the Life is Beautiful Music Festival in Las Vegas with her costars a month earlier. According to Page Six, Leviss was spotted sitting on Sandoval’s shoulders at the festival.
Sandoval has long worn the lightning bolt. In fact, in earlier episodes, many fans spotted the restaurant owner wearing not only a lightning bolt necklace but lightning bolt earrings. He’s even wearing it in the “Vanderpump Rules” promotional picture for this season.
—Daniel (@idkidk) March 16, 2023
While viewers aren’t sure what the two are trying to say by wearing similar necklaces, it does seem to hint at their connection.
After it was revealed the two were having an affair, both Leviss and Sandoval apologized publicly. Leviss also checked into a mental health treatment facility. There’s no word on if the two are still together.
Insider reached out to representatives for Leviss, Sandoval, and Bravo about the necklaces and the status of their relationship, but didn’t immediately hear back.