Vanderpump Rules star Raquel Leviss has officially apologised to Ariana Madix for her seven-month affair with Madix’s partner, Tom Sandoval.
Sharing a long text post to Instagram, Leviss, 28, wrote, “I want to apologise for my actions and my choices to Ariana, my friends and the fans so invested in our relationships.
“There is no excuse. I am not a victim and must own my actions. I deeply regret hurting Ariana.”
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Leviss, who conducted a secret affair with Sandoval, 39, Madix’s partner of nine years, went on to say she is having a moment of personal reflection since news of their affair leaked.
“I am reflecting on my choices, speaking to a counselor and I am learning things about myself such as my patterns of codependency and addiction to being and feeling loved,” she wrote.
“I have sought emotional validation through intimate connections that are not healthy without regard for my own well-being, sometimes negatively affecting others and often prioritizing the intimate connection over my friendships,” the message continued. “I am taking steps to understand my behavior and make healthier choices.”
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Leviss signed off her message by writing that she is choosing to “protect my mental health” at the moment, noting, “I don’t expect sympathy, understanding or forgiveness.”
The message comes hours after Sandoval offered a second apology on his Instagram page, also personally apologising to Madix, 37.
“I want to first and foremost apologise to everyone I’ve hurt through this process. most of all, I want to apologise to Ariana,” he wrote. “I made mistakes, I was selfish, and made reckless decisions that hurt somebody I love.
“No one deserves to feel that pain so traumatically and publicly.”
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“I can only imagine how devastating this has been for Ariana and everyone around us,” he added. “I feel really horrible about that. My biggest regret is that I dishonored Ariana. I never meant to disappoint so many people, including our loving family and friends.”
Both Sandoval and Leviss have turned off comments on their posts.
The stories come after Leviss reportedly made a second legal action, her first being the decision to send out a series of legal letters to her co-stars and friends regarding a Facetime video between her and Sandoval she says was filmed without her consent.
The video in question was the same video which exposed her affair to Madix last week.
According to RadarOnline, Leviss has now filed a restraining order against her co-star Scheana Shay.
The reason for the restraining order has not yet been revealed, though TMZ has cited alleged reports that Shay “got violent” with Leviss after learning of her affair with Sandoval last week.