Vanderpump Rules cameras have been reportedly banned from filming scenes for season 11 at Schwartz & Sandy’s following the backlash the restaurant and bar acquired within the wake of co-owner Tom Sandoval‘s affair with Rachel “Raquel” Leviss.
In response to a brand new report, one of many venue’s different co-owners, Greg Morris, stored Bravo and its manufacturing firm away from Schwartz & Sandy’s, which opened in November 2022, as a result of he felt that exposing the venue to extra fandom would “ruin the business more than it had already been ruined.”
“Production was banned from filming at Schwartz & Sandy’s for season 11 because there was so much toxicity that was aimed at the restaurant,” a supply informed The U.S. Sun on January 31. “The abundant amount of toxicity aimed at the restaurant led to many issues with staff, whether it was working there for the wrong reasons, like, trying to get camera attention or added pressure they received while trying to serve the guests.”
Schwartz & Sandy’s “went through a very tough time” after Sandoval’s affair with Raquel, 29, was uncovered in March 2023, and exposing extra of that drama on Pump Rules was not one thing Greg needed to do.
“Greg took control and did not allow cameras to film at Schwartz & Sandy’s because he felt like the restaurant and everyone who worked there was unfairly targeted,” the insider defined. “S&S took a big hit and Greg thought filming there would ruin the business more than it had already been ruined post-Scandoval.”
As Pump Rules followers have possible observed, Sandoval and Schwartz didn’t movie the collection’ opening credit at Schwartz & Sandy’s, as anticipated. Fairly, they have been seen at the bar of their different restaurant, TomTom.
“As for the opening credits, there was never a discussion about them not filming at Schwartz & Sandy’s for the opening credits. It was just assumed that they could not film the opening credits there since it wasn’t part of the season,” the supply famous. “It can also be assumed that since [Lisa Vanderpump] is the executive producer on VPR, she would rather promote the bar she has invested in rather than theirs.”
After Sandoval’s betrayal of Ariana Madix, 38, was made public, he was reportedly “pushed out” of Schwartz & Sandy’s by workers who “couldn’t stand him” and was “rarely” seen at the restaurant.
“Schwartz has been picking up the pieces and has been very hands-on because he did not want to see all their hard work suffer and did not want to let Greg down,” the supply stated. “Schwartz and Greg became very close and even Greg was putting in a lot of legwork and made sure everything didn’t implode.”
Practically one yr later, and as Sandoval begins to frequent the venue extra, the insider stated there’s nonetheless hope that the restaurant might be seen on Pump Rules‘ potential twelfth season.
“Greg and the Tom Toms have had recent discussions where they sat down and tried to make a game plan of how they can refocus on S&S and just put the past behind them,” the supply acknowledged. “Greg is hoping that people’s minds will change about S&S and it can have a successful comeback. Both guys have other commitments taking up their time, but they’re doing their best to refocus on S&S. Who knows, maybe for season 12 – if there is one – Schwartz & Sandy’s can be featured on the show again.”
In the meantime, throughout an look on On Air With Ryan Seacrest on February 2, Schwartz spoke of his function in Sandoval and Raquel’s romance, admitting he was “collateral damage in a very dumb affair” however including that he was going by means of loads at the time that he stored the key from Ariana, together with his dad being close to demise.
“I probably should have been more proactive,” Schwartz confessed. “I was kind of a basket case. … I was under the gun and I’m not particularly proud of how I handled some adversity.”
As he confronted onerous instances along with his household, Schwartz regarded to his beloved condo crops, which he claims have been therapeutic.
“They were helping me with my rage. That was a vague reference to that one Friends episode. … That’s where I was at in the beginning of the season,” he shared.
As for his alleged makeout with Scheana Shay, 38, which she’s denied, Schwartz stated, “I know I’m not supposed to [downplay] things. But it was a long time ago.”
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