Not each “Vanderpump Guidelines” fan is shopping for Scandoval.
Lengthy-running Bravo actuality sequence “Vanderpump Guidelines” has loved a renewed surge in curiosity, ever for the reason that information broke in March that solid member Tom Sandoval, 39, cheated on his longtime girlfriend, Ariana Madix, 37, along with her ex-best good friend, Raquel Leviss, 28.
However some hardcore “Vanderpump Guidelines” followers are skeptical about whether or not the entire thing is genuine.
“They wanted one thing to get shaken up, to get folks’s curiosity again,” podcaster Lara Schoenhals told Insider, including that it’s “suspicious” that this occurred when viewership of the present was on the decline.
Hollie Bohorquez, host of the “Vanderpump Guidelines Occasion” podcast, informed the outlet, “I personally really feel like they have been mapping this out.”
As proof, she famous the oddity of solid members giving podcast interviews teasing “explosive” developments forward. She additionally uncovered a filming allow in entrance of a solid member’s constructing after the season had already wrapped.
“So earlier than Scandoval even broke, they’d the filming permits in place to report with when cameras went again,” she stated.
Bravo has beforehand acknowledged that the season has not been re-edited to replicate the discovery of the affair.
Sarah Cee, co-host of “Vanderpump Guidelines Occasion” podcast, stated that the present’s producers “needed to have recognized or had very sturdy inklings,” as a result of the affair looks like too seamless of a ready-made subplot within the season.
For instance, there was an episode that aired in April — however that was filmed sooner — wherein Sandoval looks like he touches Leviss’ rear end.
The Bravo actuality present has been airing since 2013, following the antics of SUR workers — a West Hollywood restaurant and lounge co-owned by former “Actual Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Lisa Vanderpump.
Lately, the franchise was getting stale, however the first episode to air after the Scandoval news broke noticed greater than a 30% bump in viewership, in comparison with the week earlier than.
A supply from Bravo informed The Put up that there was no staging, and “rumors” concerning the affair have been flying across the manufacturing, however they have been disregarded. Nonetheless, when information broke that it was true, cameras picked again as much as seize it.
The three-part “Vanderpump Guidelines” reunion airs on Could 24, with a further “secrets and techniques revealed” particular airing June 14 at 9 p.m.