April 11, 2023 | 3:32 p.m
“Vanderpump Rules” star Tom Sandoval described what he said was his first kiss with co-star Rachel Lewis in his first post-Scandal interview.
will appear in Tuesday’s episode “Howie Mandel makes things happen” podcast, the wannabe musician said he and the former beauty pageant queen “had two nights…one night, and then two nights later, we hung out again.”
After a “guys” night at the Mondrian Hotel in Los Angeles, where Levis and his then-friend met up, “We literally talked from sun up to night with my friend Brett,” Sandoval explained. Sheena Shay had an accident in August 2022.
The bar owner, 40, said she and the SUR server, 28, hung out again after See You Next Tuesday, an event where her ex-fiancé James Kennedy usually deejays at the West Hollywood restaurant.
“Then we came back to my house and were talking,” Sandoval continued, adding that he “locked up” the house he shares with Ariana Madix, who he was dating at the time.
“We kissed. It was magnetic,” she said, locking lips with Levis. “We were talking, moving closer, we were talking, and as time went on, we’d start talking closer and closer, and then all of a sudden, we’re kissing.”
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Before the secret lovers’ “really good” friendship turned into love, Sandoval said Levis was a “source of strength” for her as she navigated her unhappy relationship with Madicks.
Earlier last month, Something About found a sexually explicit video of Lewis on the phone of Sandoval, 37, her co-owner, which led to the discovery that the two had been “inappropriately communicating” for months.
Maddix, feeling “heartbroken” and “blindsided” by the affair, promptly ended her nearly 10-year relationship with Sandoval.