Bravo has recently revealed that Season 11 of “Vanderpump Rules” will make its highly anticipated return in January. Fans of the show have been awaiting this news, and now they can mark their calendars for the upcoming season. The press release stated that the show will follow the former SURvers as they navigate the aftermath of a scandal that has reverberated through popular culture. Viewers can expect to see resentments, acceptance, and shifting alliances, as this group of individuals strives to rebuild friendships, grow their businesses, and heal from past relationships. The cast for this season will include the beloved Lisa Vanderpump, along with Ariana Madix, James Kennedy, Katie Maloney, Lala Kent, Scheana Shay, Tom Sandoval, Tom Schwartz, and their friends Ally Lewber and Brock Davies.
An Exclusion from the Cast and the Fallout
Notably, one name missing from the cast list is Rachel Leviss. Leviss had a secret relationship with Tom Sandoval during Season 10, leading to his breakup with longtime partner Ariana Madix. This affair, famously referred to as the #Scandoval scandal, caused quite a stir among fans. The news of their affair broke more than a month ago, and as a result, the cast filmed an additional episode to capture the aftermath. However, following the revelation, Leviss faced significant mental health challenges. She entered a mental health facility in Arizona, where her family resides, and remained there for several months.
During this time, Leviss engaged in extensive negotiations with Bravo and the producers of “Vanderpump Rules” regarding the possibility of her return to the show. However, in a surprising turn of events, Leviss announced that she would not be coming back. She made this announcement during an appearance on Bethenny Frankel’s podcast in August, confirming her decision.