What as soon as was. After James Kennedy spent three seasons caught up between Kristen Doute and newcomer Lala Kent, many Vanderpump Rules followers had been shocked when he launched his critical girlfriend Raquel Leviss in 2016.
The twosome shortly had their relationship put to the check amid a number of resurfaced dishonest allegations. After a SUR worker accused Kennedy of sleeping together with her whereas he was in a relationship, the skilled DJ opened up about having Leviss stand by him in the course of the Bravo collection.
“Obviously, I understand all the rumors and drama and everything that’s happened on the show. You know we’ve basically gone through it together and I felt like these girls went to the end of the Earth to try and ruin my relationship,” he instructed Bravo in regards to the claims that he was untrue in March 2017. “But we’ve stuck through everything and we love each other. But that’s what makes relationships stronger is going through hard times and good times.”
Kennedy and Leviss’ romance continued to face its challenges because the U.Ok. native tried to get sober. In July 2020, the truth star celebrated one year of sobriety and credited Leviss with serving to him attain the milestone.
“Letting go of drinking was the best decision I ever made and I’m going strong,” he wrote through Instagram on the time. “I don’t miss the booze …… I don’t miss the feeling …. I’m so grateful for everything now and life has become more beautiful in many ways. Thank you to my rock @raquelleviss for getting me here I couldn’t of done this without you my love.”
As filming began for season 9 of Vanderpump Rules, the couple introduced that that they had gotten engaged with a Coachella-themed proposal in May 2021. One month later, Lisa Vanderpump mentioned how the pair have grown over time.
“[Raquel] is the best thing that ever happened to him,” the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum shared throughout an interview with Entertainment Tonight in June 2021, one month after filming started. “You really do see Raquel kind of blossoming, blooming. You see her really having a voice. She was very much, like, a deer caught in the headlights before, but now she’s, like, actually kind of really comes out of a shell.”
Two months after their proposal aired on VPR in October 2021, the previous pageant contestant and the musician took to social media to substantiate the tip of their engagement.
“After these 5 wonderful years we had together, we decided we have two different goals and made the decision to call off the engagement,” the exes wrote in equivalent Instagram statements in December 2021. “We love each other very much, but we aren’t in love anymore. We want nothing but the best for each other so please keep any thoughts positive. Sending Love.”
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