James and Raquel used to be well-known for their relationship, which made a lot of people interested in them. But, as happens with a lot of famous couples, they broke up in the end. Read on to find out when James and Raquel broke up if you want to know when they stopped seeing each other.
When Did James and Raquel Break Up?
After divorcing co-star James Kennedy, the Vanderpump Rules star just began filming season 10 of the popular Bravo series. While most people might find it hard to work with their ex-fiance, Raquel claims she and James are acting honorably.
Raquel exclusively revealed to E! News on July 19 at the Schwartz & Sandy’s opening party, which was organized by DailyMail.com and TMX, “We’re being courteous.”
“Because we essentially broke up last week, I haven’t seen James, so being in that position last week was novel. However, everything is going well thus far. I believe that we merely care for one another and assist one another in this way.”
Raquel acknowledged that she spent time this summer “mentally preparing” herself to be near James. “I saw him at SUR for the first time so I was working and just trying to keep focused on my tables and not worry too much about him, because why work yourself up like that,” she continued of their reunion on camera.
After dating for five years, Raquel and James decided to end their relationship in December 2021, just seven months after becoming engaged. Since then, Raquel has relied on her VPR friends Scheana Shay and Ariana Madix while James has started seeing his girlfriend Ally Lewber.
Raquel also disclosed that she had grown close to Tom Sandoval.
She admitted to E!,
“I feel like he’s become one of my greatest pals lately. “He just seems so in tune with himself, so confident in himself, and so accepting of who he is. He seems to be supporting me so kindly and treats me like a little sister. He is a genuinely kind man.”
The Former Fiancés Had a String of Issues Throughout Their Relationship
James and Raquel experienced some ups and downs over their years of marriage. One area of contention between the two was James’ sobriety, which led to some ugly clashes.
Raquel accused James of verbal abuse on a March 2020 episode of Vanderpump Rules after he sent her a slew of texts in which he called her a “wh—e,” “sl-t,” and threatened to stop their relationship because she was out drinking with friends and wasn’t answering her phone.
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Afterward, he apologized to Raquel for his behavior, but she retaliated by snapping, “I won’t embarrass myself for you. I’ve been letting you sort of cycle through drinking, abstaining from drinking, returning to normal, and then acting morally upright.”
James eventually found sobriety, and he previously acknowledged Raquel for her encouragement during the process when he posted a photo on Instagram in July 2020 to mark one year of sobriety.
The couple might not be together anymore, but they appear committed to keeping up the pretense of a friendship for the time being. On the Vanderpump Rules Season 9 reunion episode, more will be spoken about their breakup.