Raquel Leviss going back to birth name Rachel following intensive therapy
Raquel Leviss has reportedly made the decision to go by her birth name, Rachel, instead of her previous name, Raquel.
According to sources, the star of “Vanderpump Rules” had an “epiphany” during her time at a mental health facility, as reported by TMZ on Friday.
It appears that she was upset that her haters discovered her real name and started using it against her. “Her therapists explained to her that her detractors had weaponized the name ‘Rachel’ to harm her,” the outlet continued.
However, Leviss’ therapists helped her understand that reclaiming and embracing her birth name would neutralize the internet trolls.
Although Leviss’ legal name is Rachel, she has been known as Raquel for most of her life. Her friends and family started calling her Raquel at a young age, and the name stuck.
Leviss’ representative did not immediately respond to TheFantasyTimes’s request for comment.
The 28-year-old Bravolebrity faced a significant amount
Raquel Leviss has reportedly decided to have people refer to her by her birth name, Rachel, instead of what she had been going by, Raquel.
The “Vanderpump Rules” star allegedly had an “epiphany” during her months-long stay at a mental health facility, sources told TMZ on Friday.
She apparently “was very upset her haters” found out her real name was Rachel and began using her birth name as a “weapon.”
“Her therapists explained to her, her detractors had weaponized the name ‘Rachel’ to hurt her,” the outlet continued.
However, Leviss’ therapists helped her understand that “taking the name back and embracing it” will “neutralize” the internet trolls.
Though Leviss’ legal name is Rachel, she has gone by Raquel for most of her life. Her friends and family “began calling her Raquel at a very early age, and the name stuck.”
Leviss’ rep didn’t immediately respond to TheFantasyTimes’s request for comment.
The Bravolebrity, 28, faced an extreme amount of hate after her months-long affair with Ariana Madix’s then-boyfriend, Tom Sandoval, was exposed in March.
Shortly after facing off against her co-stars in the explosive Season 10 reunion, Leviss checked into a long-term mental health facility.
TMZ broke the news on Friday that Leviss checked out of The Meadows in Wickenburg, Ariz., last week after spending two months there.
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The center cost a pretty penny, as the outlet reported her family spent a whopping $200,000 on her stay.
Since checking out, Leviss has allegedly been staying at a friend’s place in the midst of deciding whether she’ll return to the hit Bravo show.
A source exclusively told TheFantasyTimes this week that Leviss has been “playing hardball” with Bravo execs over the amount she can rake in for Season 11.
“Watching the [Season 10] reunion was excruciating,” an insider spilled. “The way the other women just completely tore her apart and essentially wished her dead — it was just a lot to take.”