Raquel Leviss officially changes Instagram username to Rachel after Scandoval

Raquel Leviss has officially changed her Instagram username to her legal name, Rachel Leviss, after deciding to go by Rachel during her three-month stay at a mental health facility.

The former “Vanderpump Rules” star updated both her username and her profile name, as @rachelleviss and “Rachel Leviss” now appear on her profile.

Leviss originally changed her profile name in August, but her username still read @raquelleviss at the time.

She also added “Healing Era 🌷🌱🌸✨” to her bio.

In August, Leviss scrubbed her page clear of any photos with her former “Vanderpump Rules” co-stars and changed her bio to read, “Becoming a better person… one day at a time.”

The ex-Bravolebrity confirmed that she would be going by Rachel on an Aug. 16 episode of Bethenny Frankel’s “Just B” podcast.

“I’m really just trying to come back to my roots, and I am introducing myself as Rachel,” she said.

Raquel Leviss officially changes Instagram username to Rachel after Scandoval
Leviss’ username previously referred to her nickname, Raquel.

A selfie of Raquel Leviss
In August, Leviss revealed that she is now “introducing myself as Rachel.”

Leviss, 29, explained that she started using the nickname in first grade.

“There were a few other Rachels in my class, and I wanted to be special,” she recalled. “The name has stuck ever since. My friends always called me Raquel, and my family calls me Rachel, so I respond to both.”

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Leviss explained that during her stay at the mental health center, she discovered that she was going by Raquel because she “wasn’t comfortable” in her own skin and “wanted to be somebody better.”

Raquel Leviss posing
The “Vanderpump Rules” alum began going by her nickname when she was in first grade.

The former beauty pageant queen entered the facility in April – just one month after her months-long affair with Tom Sandoval was exposed.

As previously reported, Leviss and Sandoval initially tried to pursue their romantic connection post-Scandoval. That all came to a stop in May amid the backlash they faced from fans and Leviss’ subsequent stay at a mental health facility.

“Rachel and Tom have not spoken in nearly three months. She checked out of the Meadows trauma therapy center in July and has had zero contact with him since sometime in June,” a source told People last week.

Raquel Leviss walking
Leviss decided to go by Rachel while seeking treatment for her mental health over three months.

A selfie of Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss
The ex-Bravolebrity entered the treatment center after facing backlash from her affair with Tom Sandoval.

The insider claimed that Sandoval, 41, had been “writing and calling” her, and he still “can’t keep her name out of his mouth and let her move on in peace.”

The exes made headlines again just last week when Sandoval publicly wished her a happy birthday – but she didn’t take it as a compliment. The reality star responded by posting a screenshot showing that she blocked Sandoval, adding a GIF that read, “OK bye!”

Shortly afterwards, Sandoval quipped that Leviss was “thirsty and immature.”

Raquel Leviss, Scheana Shay, Ariana Madix, Tom Sandoval, Lisa Vanderpump, Tom Schwartz, Lala Kent, James Kennedy, Katie Maloney posing for the "Vanderpump Rules" promo photo
Leviss also cleared her feed of any of her “VPR” co-stars, since she will not be returning to the hit Bravo show.
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“I still wish the best for her. I hope she’s doing good, and I hope she finds her happiness,” he told “Extra.”

Sandoval has since continued to film the new season of “Vanderpump Rules,” while Leviss confirmed that her time on the show has come to an end.

“I refuse to not respect myself on that level where I would endure that emotional abuse any longer. I can’t do that to myself,” she told Frankel.

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