Tom Schwartz regrets not meeting Raquel Leviss sooner

Making up for lost time?

Tom Schwartz called “Vanderpump Rules” co-star Raquel Leviss “cool as s–t” on Scheana Shay’s podcast just weeks before the pair reportedly hooked up.

On the July 22 episode of “Scheananigans,” Schwartz, 39, opened up about his divorce from Katie Maloney, revealing that their relationship could have caused him to overlook Leviss.

“I was so caught up in my own little world and I was married — I never took the time to get to know Raquel,” Schwartz told Shay, 37.

“She was always cool. I just never really took [the] time to invest in her. That’s a terrible way to put it. I never really gave her a chance,” he said. “She has so much depth and character. I think I’ve written her off.”

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The reality star appeared on Scheana Shay’s podcast last month.
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Schwartz’s comments came less than a month before he and Leviss, 27, reportedly kissed at Shay and Brock Davies’ wedding in Mexico.

“Apparently there was heavy drinking involved,” a source told US Weekly last week, adding, “They’re having the kissing.”

The insider also claimed they learned “through the grapevine” that “more was happening” between the co-stars, who had denied having any contact with Coachella months earlier.

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Shay revealed that Leviss was interested in leaving the friendzone with Schwartz.
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When Shay Schwartz asked on her podcast if he wanted to “make the rumors true,” the TomTom co-owner laughed before replying, “I don’t know what to say.”

According to Shay, Leviss was very interested in testing the waters with Schwartz.

“She made a comment last night, we were talking about how this came up,” Shay said. “And she said, ‘Yeah, I haven’t kissed Schwartz yet…not yet.'”

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Schwartz split from Katie Maloney earlier this year.
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Maloney was also in Mexico during the wedding, having drinks with other reality stars, including James Kennedy – who was previously engaged to Leviss.

However, she never made it to the party, as Shay’s now-husband claimed she was “uninvited.”

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The 39-year-old said Leviss was “cool”.
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Schwartz and Maloney began dating in September 2010 and married in front of Bravo cameras in August 2016.

Maloney filed for divorce in 2022, saying it was “the hardest thing” she’s had to do.

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