Vanderpump Rules’ Rachel “Raquel” Leviss Is One Year Sober Amid Mental Health Journey

Vanderpump Rules alum Rachel “Raquel” Leviss exclusively told E! News that she's nearly one year sober after spending time in a mental health facility last year.

By Lindsay Weinberg Apr 02, 2024 12:25 AMTags
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Rachel "Raquel" Leviss is taking steps toward healing.

The Vanderpump Rules alum shared that she got sober and is prioritizing her fitness in an effort to improve her mental health following the show's Scandoval cheating saga last year.

"I've been diving right into hot yoga," she told E! News correspondent Will Marfuggi at the iHeartradio Music Awards, airing April 1. "I'm doing Pilates, hiking, just staying really active, so that my mind doesn't go spinning."

Leviss is also working on "creating a good community," which involves cutting out substances. "I am almost a year sober. I'll be a year sober on Wednesday," she noted. "So, it's a huge accomplishment. And I'm just really proud of how far I've come."

Another positive change the 29-year-old—who began a two-month stay at a mental health facility in April 2023—has been avoiding doom scrolling on Instagram by unfollowing several accounts, "except for a select few that are a little bit more biased towards my side, because I like to at least know that my voice is being heard."

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She's also been able to share her side on her podcast Rachel Goes Rogue, which has provided a strong "healing aspect" for her.

"Just sharing what I've learned about myself through this journey," Leviss explained to E!. "And hopefully helping other people who have been through abusive relationships, toxic friend groups, that can relate to what I'm talking about."

She added, "I feel like it's given me my power back. And I just feel empowered doing it."

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Watch more from the iHeartradio Music Awards on E! News April 1, and read on to see more celebrities who stepped out on the red carpet.

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