‘Vanderpump Rules’: Concerned fans advise Raquel to get out of her 'abusive relationship' with James Kennedy
After watching the latest episode of ‘Vanderpump Rules’, we can’t help but feel sorry for Kennedy's girlfriend Raquel Leviss. Fans have been calling him out for being 'abusive' toward her
There’s no denying that James Kennedy is great for reality television, but he might be one of the most difficult boyfriends to be with. After watching the latest episode of ‘Vanderpump Rules’, we can’t help but feel sorry for his girlfriend Raquel Leviss. In the previous episode, we saw James get upset over Raquel not seeing him while he was performing his DJ set at TomTom for the pride. The guilty SUR waitress then skipped her work to support her boyfriend and cheer him on.
Raquel’s hasty decision to prioritize her boyfriend over her work landed her in trouble with her employers, but she managed to escape from being fired by the skin of her teeth. She later gets invited to the birthday party of her supervisor Peter Madrigal, but he explicitly tells her not to bring along her boyfriend because he doesn’t want to upset Jax Taylor who would be at the party too.
Raquel later relayed all this information to her boyfriend only to receive a cold response from him. He scolded her for missing work to come and see him, despite pushing her into doing it. He then lashed out at her for getting invited to Peter’s party while he didn’t. He also demanded that she not go to the party and when Raquel revealed she wasn’t planning to anyway because she wanted to stand by him, he tried gaslighting her by saying that she’s just agreeing with him and not making her own decisions. He just kept finding fault in whatever she said, leaving the poor girl feeling flustered and confused. In her green room interview, Raquel revealed that James has multiple personalities to him and doesn’t know which James she wakes up to. Her statement and the awkward exchange between the couple left fans concerned for the former beauty queen.
Fans took to social media to point out that she was in an “abusive relationship”. A fan tweeted, “Watching this conversation (well, james dictating) with james and raquel is so cringeworthy i can not #vanderpumprules #PumpRules.” Another fan wrote, “Are we all agreed that James and Raquel are literally in an abusive relationship and it is APPALLING TO WATCH! #PumpRules.” “James is being emotionally abusive to Raquel right now 😩 #PumpRules,” observed a fan. Another fan echoed similar thoughts with, “Watching James and Raquel is sickening. YOU’RE IN AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP, RAQUEL, WAKE UP #PumpRules.”
Fans began advising the waitress to ditch her boyfriend immediately. A fan commented, “I actually feel bad for Raquel. James is not it sis! Cut him out!!! #PumpRules.” Another fan pointed out the red flags in their relationship, and advised, “When I wake up in the morning, I’m not sure which James Kennedy I’m gonna wake up to.” OH MY GOD, RAQUEL. HE IS ABUSIVE. LEAVE HIM. PLEASE. PLEASE! #PumpRules.”
“James is manipulative Raquel be smart enough to say bye James bah bye #PumpRules,” suggested a fan. “Raquel!!! Leave James immediately! He’s great TV but seems like the worst partner on planet earth #PumpRules,” tweeted another fan.
You can tune in to new episodes of ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Season 8, every Tuesday at 9/8c only on Bravo.