Raquel Leviss is providing her facet of the story about Graham Cracker obtaining rehomed — which led to James Kennedy gaining custody of the puppy.
“There’s a whole lot more to this tale, but Graham, my gosh. He has a heritage of aggression and he’s bitten me actually tricky. I currently was considering receiving a foster family whilst going into [the mental health facility] the Meadows and attempting it out,” Leviss, 28, explained to Bethenny Frankel on component 3 of her iHeartRadio’s “ReWives” podcast visual appeal, which was unveiled on Friday, August 18.
“There’s a purpose why I did not want James to have Graham,” Leviss — who dated Kennedy, 31, from 2016 to 2021 — explained. “He does not have canine knowledge and he’s section of the motive why Graham is a biter. James would motivate Graham to bite his palms really hard, and he appreciated that feeling, so of study course that educated Graham to be a biter.”
Vanderpump Procedures viewers ended up launched to Graham when Kennedy and Leviss had been however collectively. Subsequent their split in late 2021, Leviss remained Graham’s key guardian considering that the doggy was a reward from her mother and father. Final thirty day period, on the other hand, Kennedy discovered that he was back in possession of Graham amid Leviss’ 90-working day keep at a psychological health and fitness facility.
“Look who designed his way again home, back into my daily life. I’ll just take treatment of you without end, and I adore you,” Kennedy, who has because renamed Graham to Hippie, captioned the Instagram post of him and the dog on a boat though filming period 11.
Rumors swirled at the time about how Graham ended up with Kennedy immediately after Lisa Vanderpump and her Vanderpump Dogs Rescue corporation been given word that the dog was in a rescue center. Leviss’ mother, Laura, clarified that an incident led to the conclusion to surrender Graham to trainers at California Doodle Rescue, who later contacted Vanderpump, 62, without having her information.
In accordance to Leviss, the alternative to find Graham a new property came immediately after she fatigued other possibilities.
“My doggy Graham little bit my mom’s hand down to the bone, and it was so negative she couldn’t even get stitches. I experienced the determination to both leave the Meadows and go again and take care of my pet, or attempt to get him rehomed and end out my procedure, since I knew I had much more to operate on,” she continued on Friday. “So I chose myself and we researched a breed-specific pet rescue, and they took him in in addition to his biting habits. Bottom line, he could not get rehomed.”
The previous elegance pageant queen was surprised Vanderpump obtained associated. “It was meant to be a private, anonymous [decision] since it is nobody else’s organization,” she continued.
Leviss went on to assert that she arrived at out to Vanderpump about the predicament. Her previous manager, nevertheless, responded by encouraging Leviss to converse her real truth in entrance of a digital camera. Leviss accused the Vanderpump Procedures cast and producers of working with her previous doggy as a “pawn” to get her to return to the show immediately after she still left in the aftermath of her scandal with Tom Sandoval.
“I imagined it was a joke at to start with [when I saw Graham with James]. My heart dropped to my abdomen. There was a image of James going for walks Graham, and I was like, ‘No.’ Promptly, my mom identified as the foster who was working with Graham, and she stated, ‘Oh, it is so lovely. Lisa adopted him,’” she recalled. “So now the narrative is, I dumped my pet dog at a shelter and he was hrs away from currently being euthanized and that’s not accurate.”
Later on in the podcast, Leviss produced it clear that she has no ideas to return to fact Tv as Vanderpump Rules continues to movie with Sandoval, 41, Ariana Madix, Scheana Shay, Lala Kent, Katie Maloney, Tom Schwartz and Kennedy. Leviss is on the other hand organizing her future steps, which incorporate setting up a podcast.