A plot twist. Jacob Kennedy broke his silence Rachel Leviss and Tom Schwartz‘s connection – and weighed how it affected that Vanderpump Rules Cast in season 10.
“It was weird. But honestly, I live my life and everyone can live theirs,” Kennedy, 30, said exclusively Us weekly at BravoCon on Saturday October 15th. “I mean, Raquel was like flirting with Peter [Madrigal]. For example, during my see you next Tuesday party, she had her tongue down Peter’s throat [during] the first week [of filming].”
While opening up about his ex-girlfriend’s dating life, the Brit-born admitted he wasn’t thrilled that she was linked to his friends, saying: “Now it’s Schwartz. I do not know. She’s a bit homey.”
When the cameras rolled in Season 10 of Vanderpump Rules, Us confirms Leviss, 28, and Schwartz, 39, have been cozying up meanwhile Sheana Shay and Brock Davis“Wedding in August. “Apparently heavy drinking was involved. They were making out,” an insider revealed exclusively Usadding that they’d heard “through the rumor mill” that “more was happening” between the co-stars.
According to Kennedy, the incident caused him to question his friendships. “Oh yeah. We’ll see how it plays out in the season,” he teased. “But now it’s real friendships. It’s real emotions. That’s why it gets so deep.”
Noting that he was able to come to terms with his peers, the professional DJ added, “We’re good. There is no bad blood. Like I said, it ended well and I wish everyone the best.”
Viewers were introduced to Leviss in 2016 after she started dating Kennedy. The former couple – who got engaged on Season 9 of the hit Bravo series – announced their split while filming the reunion special.
“After these 5 wonderful years we had together, we decided we had two different goals and made the decision to break off the engagement,” they wrote in a joint Instagram statement in November 2021. “We love each other very much, but we’re not in love anymore. We want nothing but the best for each other, so please think positive. send love.”
During the Season 9 reunion, Leviss and Kennedy broke the shocking news to them pump rules Employee. “I didn’t want to give up on him because he really showed me how devoted he is to me and what he’s willing to do to improve,” the model explained in the January episode. “But I feel like it’s something deep inside me. I’ve had nightmares about our wedding day and I think that’s a telltale sign something is wrong.”
The California native later revealed that she had conflicting feelings about her ex-boyfriend that she would move on with Ally Levber shortly after their breakup. (Leviss, for her part, was briefly associated with Madrigal.)
“I judge you if you have a girlfriend [shortly] after your engagement is dissolved. How, literally how many months? How a month? Four weeks after the engagement ended, James has a new girlfriend,” she said Katie Maloney on her You’ll Love Me podcast in April, while the host addressed her own split from Schwartz. “This isn’t new to anyone, but I condemn you for having a girlfriend after your engagement has ended in a month’s time. It’s fast. It’s okay though.”
During his BravoCon appearance, Kennedy opened up about his romance with Lewber, 26.
“As for marriage – I’ve never been married – it’s obviously a big part of what I want in my life. But I’m also very focused on my career at the moment,” he said. “This relationship is different just because it’s a different relationship, you know? We are humans. We’re very intellectual beings and I just think it’s great and I’m really happy.”
With reporting by Christina Garibaldi
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