While the rest of the cast attempts to move on from Scandoval as they film season 11, Lala ultimately understands Raquel’s decision.
“I don’t think that reality TV is for everyone,” she noted. “It is a very intense environment. If you are not mentally tough as f–k, it can break you. It definitely can. Now, to say that Raquel was a victim of something, I don’t know. What I do know is you made a decision to sleep with your best friend’s partner of 10 years. You didn’t need to do that. No one was forcing you to do it and no one asked you to do that.”
After filming the shocking VPR season 10 reunion in March, Raquel spent two months seeking counseling at a mental health treatment facility in Arizona before deciding to focus on herself and leave the series.
As she told Bethenny on Aug. 18, “I refuse to not respect myself on that level where I would endure that emotional abuse any longer.”
Keep reading to learn everything we know so far about Vanderpump Rules season 11.