'Who the f**k you are?': 'Vanderpump Rules' star Peter Madrigal slams Raquel Leviss for calling him 'starting pony'
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA: The most recent cast member of 'Vanderpump Rules' to criticize Raquel Leviss is Peter Madrigal. The SUR manager told the former starlet to "go f**k" herself for labeling him a "starting pony" on a recent episode of 'Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen'.
In the 'Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend' podcast on Thursday, March 9, 2023, Madrigal stated, "I’m nobody’s starter pony. I always keep an even keel, but, my God, who the hell do you think you are? … Who the f**k do you think you are?" Around the time her private affair with his friend Tom Sandoval started, Leviss and Madrigal went on a few dates, as per Page Six.
'Love of a sister is all you need': Raquel Leviss mocked for claiming Tom Sandoval saw her as 'little sister' before their 'full-on affair'
Ariana Madix 'heartbroken' after close friend Raquel Leviss' 'full-on affair' with longtime boyfriend Tom Sandoval
'A great starting pony'
The 'Vanderpump Rules' star was referring to the 'Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen' broadcast from March 1 in which Leviss, 28, talked about her summer 2022 affair with Madrigal. In an episode of 'Do You Regret It??' with host Andy Cohen, the former pageant queen declared she has no regrets about accepting a date with Madrigal that left her in tears.
After calling off her engagement to DJ James Kennedy, who also appears on 'Vanderpump Rules', the SUR waitress started dating her boss a few months later. When Leviss referred to Cohen as a "starting pony", the 54-year-old cringed and covered his face with his cue cards. "I feel like Peter’s, like, a great starting pony to get back into the dating world," Leviss remarked.
The reality star did, however, attempt to lessen the damage by praising Madrigal and remarking, "He was such a great shoulder to cry on. I mean, look at those shoulders." "He asked me out after my breakup, obviously, and I was like, ‘Well, why not? Right?’ I’m a yes-man now," the SURver declared. "I think it was more so just saying yes to him asking me out and just trying that whole thing out," she added.
After that date, Lisa Vanderpump urged Madrigal not to continue seeing Leviss because he was legally her boss, and Leviss independently recognized she wasn't interested in continuing the relationship. In a conversation that took place during a 'Pump Rules' episode from February, the couple chose to remain platonic, as per Us Weekly.
The restaurant manager, however, was obviously displeased by his ex-girlfriend's remarks and more so by the cheating scandal between her and Sandoval. Rosen questioned Madrigal on his podcast if he believed the controversial couple was in love, and Madrigal responded, "They might be."
'I'm very team Ariana'
On March 3, Page Six confirmed that Ariana Madix, Sandoval's longtime girlfriend, had broken up with him due to his affair with Leviss. On Rosen's show, Madrigal commented, "I'm very team Ariana, and I’ve been friends with Tom forever, but, man, this is beyond f–ked up," adding that the identical lightning bolt necklaces the betraying couple wore were similar to a "wedding ring."
Leviss and Sandoval reportedly have been in an affair since July 2022, according to a previous insider who spoke to Page Six. A second source said the two intended to "be together" right away. Yet Leviss later acknowledged that she "cares" for Sandoval and that she must "heal" to "understand" her decisions and choices and "learn to make better ones."