'Kind Of Bizarre': 'Vanderpump Rules' Star Raquel Leviss On First Date With Nema Vand

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Lindsay Cronin

Raquel Leviss went on a date with Nema Vand, of Shahs of Sunset, earlier this year. And, while appearing on a recent episode of her Vanderpump Rules cast mate Scheana Shay's podcast, Scheananigans, she opened up about their outing.

Raquel Leviss And Nema Vand Attended The Hamptons Wedding Of Hannah Berner And Des Bishop

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After splitting from former fiance James Kennedy in late 2021, Raquel Leviss linked up with her fellow Bravolebrity, Nema Vand, to attend the wedding of Hannah Berner, a former star of Summer House, and Des Bishop in the Hamptons.

It was our “first date, which is kind of bizarre," Leviss admitted on Scheana Shay's Scheananigans podcast, via Heavy

Throughout the event, Leviss was seen spending time with Vand. And, in a couple of Instagram Stories shared by Shay, the two of them were seen with their arms wrapped around one another.

Raquel Leviss Didn't Mind The 'Bizarre' Location Of Her And Nema Vand's First Date

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“I guess he was telling his friends about the whole situation and they were like ‘are you sure you want to invite her on this date if this is your first date as a wedding date,’ he was like ‘I think it will be fine.’ And it was,” Leviss confirmed.

In addition to spending time with Vand, Shay suggested on her podcast that Leviss is also getting to know a man named Joey, who she said was a friend of her fiance, Brock Davies.

“Brock’s friend — Joey, I was like you guys need to meet, you’re walking down the aisle together at the wedding, so I want you to meet, hang out, it might be a vibe," Shay explained of the pair, who will have duties at her and Davies' upcoming wedding.

Scheana Shay Wants Raquel Leviss To Keep Her Options Open

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As Shay pointed out, Leviss should be keeping her options open after her split from Kennedy last year.

"Nema’s on the East Coast, Joey’s on the West Coast but keep your options open. You’re 27, you’re single for the first time in a long time. Let’s just feel it out and Joey just may be a festival buddy, like a best friend, but I don’t know, maybe he’s more than that,” she told her cast mate, who confirmed the two of them “had a great conversation." 

Raquel Leviss Confirmed Her Split From James Kennedy With An Instagram Statement In December 2021

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"After these 5 wonderful years we had together, we decided we have two different goals and made the decision to call off the engagement," Leviss announced to her fans and followers on Instagram at the time. "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."

Vanderpump Rules season 10 is currently in production.