Playing field. after breaking up with ex-fiancé james kennedy, Raquel Lewis addresses her approach to dating — and her new romantic relationship.
Lewis and Kennedy, who began dating in 2016, announced their split after Season 9 wrapped vanderpump rules,
“After these 5 wonderful years we had together, we have decided that we have two different goals and have decided to call off the engagement,” the former couple wrote in a joint statement in November 2021. “We love each other very much but we are not in love anymore. We want nothing but the best for each other so please keep any thoughts positive. Sending love.”
While filming the reunion special, viewers watched Lewis and Kennedy break the news to their costars. “I didn’t want to leave him because he’s really shown me how dedicated he is to me and what he’s willing to do to better himself,” the model said during a January 2022 episode. “But I feel like it’s something deep inside. I keep having nightmares about my wedding day, and I think it’s a telltale sign that something is wrong.
Lewis later publicly addressed her conflicted feelings about Kennedy moving on soon after their split.
“I am judging you if you have a girlfriend after your engagement is called off. Like, how many months, really? like a month? Four weeks after breaking off the engagement, James has a new girlfriend,” the beauty pageant contestant revealed. Katie Maloney referring to her “You’re Gonna Love Me” podcast in April 2022 allied labor, “This isn’t news to anyone, but I’m judging you if you have a girlfriend after your engagement is over in the span of a month. It’s early. It’s okay though.
That same month, rumors began circulating that Lewis and Maloney’s estranged husband, Tom Schwartz, when shared a kiss at Coachella. The co-owner of TomTom, for his part, shut down speculation when he responded to a social media user claiming to have proof.
“Hate to break it to you guys but I wasn’t at Coachella,” he tweeted at the time.
A source told that the two made headlines again us weekly Lewis and Schwartz rested during that shayna shay And brock davis‘ Marriage in August 2022. They made,” an insider revealed exclusively Weadding that he heard “through the grapevine” that “more happened” between the costars.
In March 2023, there was news that Lewis was having an affair. tom sandoval before separating from ariana madix, The model, for her part, issued a public apology to Maddix following the scandal.
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