Raquel Leviss finds a loyal ally in her corner!
Almost a month after news broke that the Vanderpump Rules star, had an affair with TomTom co-owner and costar Tom Sandoval, Oliver Saunders, the eldest son of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Garcelle Beauvais, is speaking up in her defense.
“It rubs me the wrong way how many people I feel like are so quick to judge or say negative things about somebody without really, genuinely knowing the person. You gotta give her a break,” Saunders, said on Monday’s episode of The Sarah Fraser Show podcast. “It’s a mistake, and we all make mistakes.”
Viewers may recall that on a previous episode of VPR this season, during a girls’ trip with Lala Kent and Ariana Madix, Raquel Leviss, and Oliver Saunders were caught kissing at a Las Vegas nightclub.
The girls’ trip where the nightclub incident happened was filmed several months before the news about Sandoval and Leviss’ affair became public. At the time of the incident, Sandoval, who is 40 years old, had been in an exclusive relationship with Madix for nine years.
However, Madix found out about Sandoval’s infidelity with Leviss when she stumbled upon a recording of an intimate FaceTime conversation and “inappropriate” messages between the two on his phone.
Following the revelation, a source informed People that Madix was taken aback and had no inkling of Sandoval’s infidelity. The source further stated, “This is someone she thought she knew; someone she planned to spend the rest of her life with. You can’t even put into words that betrayal.”
During his appearance on the podcast, Saunders acknowledged that he had not interacted with Madix often, but mentioned that she “seemed like a sweetheart.” He then went on to continue defending Leviss.
“I guess it wasn’t the right thing to do to one of her friends, but she is living her life, and everybody makes mistakes,” he explained. “It’s crazy that so many people want to try to crucify her for this or say this about her as if they have never made a mistake or made the wrong choice before. It’s a human thing.”
He emphasized that he and Leviss haven’t stayed in touch much after their hookup and added, “Yes, she shouldn’t have been hooking up with our friend’s dude, but we all make mistakes. I don’t think you can really judge somebody’s whole character by just one action that’s happened.”
Additionally, Saunders offered a sneak peek into a forthcoming episode of VPR, stating, “We do have an episode that’s coming out in the next week or two, I believe. I went to Pump with my mother and Lisa [Vanderpump], and then me and Raquel went out to dinner in Beverly Hills. We spoke a little after that, but you know she’s got a lot going on.”
Saunders’ family isn’t staying silent about the VPR drama either. Recently, his mother disclosed that she almost had to avert her eyes from the Bravo series when Saunders and Leviss got intimate.
While watching her son kiss Leviss, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star quipped that she had to view the moment “through her fingers.”
“Oh my God. My damn kids,” Beauvais, 56, told Entertainment Tonight. “When it became bigger than what Oliver did, I was like, ‘Whew. Thank God. It’s not about just him.”
She added, “I mean, listen, Oliver’s a grown-ass man. Do I agree with everything he does? Absolutely not. But I love him, and what are you gonna do?”