“Apparently there was some heavy drinking involved. They made out,” an insider told the outlet.
The source added that “more happened” between the two, as heard via “the grapevine.”
Tom, 39, and Raquel, 27, were both part of the wedding party for the August 22 ceremony. Pump Rules cast members, Ariana Madix and Tom Sandoval, and former Bravo stars, Kristen Doute, Jax Taylor, and Brittany Cartwright also attended the nuptials.
Tom’s ex-wife, Katie Maloney, was not in attendance, despite being in Cancun with the rest of the Bravo crowd.
Katie, 35, sounded off on social media upon her return home, hinting that not all was positive about her Mexican getaway.
“So happy to be home. My face says it all but for real..back in my safe place feels gooooood,” the reality star wrote on her Instagram Story Thursday.
Tom and Raquel sparked hookup rumors in April after the duo was purportedly spotted kissing at Coachella. Tom shot down rumors when he responded to a fan who claimed to have receipts that the VPR pair were “boldly holding hands and making out” at the event.
“Guys hate to break it to you but I wasn’t at Coachella 😂,” Tom wrote on Twitter.
Katie and Tom wed in 2016 but had a second ceremony in 2019 after losing their marriage license.
Tom and Katie revealed that they were ending their marriage on March 24, but the couple listed February 12, two days ahead of Valentine’s Day, as their date of separation, according to court docs.
The former SUR waitress announced the split on Instagram, the day after she signed the divorce filing.
“After 12 years on an adventure through our life together, Tom and I are ending our marriage. This ending is not met with resentment or animosity, no sides to choose,” the reality star wrote. “We have deep admiration for one another that will always remain and cherish our friendship.”
Katie further addressed the breakup during an episode of her podcast, “You’re Gonna Love Me.”
She explained that she initially “wanted to be with [Tom] forever.”
She added—“But ultimately, I just wasn’t happy. For a long time, I sat with it. I thought about it and I didn’t talk to anyone about it for a long time. I wanted to know if it was just something else that was making me feel this way [and] that it was coming from a different place.”
Tom spoke out about how he felt about dating again, in July.
“[Dating] sounds awful to me,” the TomTom co-owner told Us at the time. “I’ve been thinking about this a lot, by the way. The prospect of dating sounds daunting to me and I am dreading going on my first date. I refuse to do it.”
“I’m sort of just relearning how to be myself. Not that I was ever co-dependent,” Tom added. “I think that’s happening for some other cast members, too. Reliving how to exist in the world as a single person [is] strange. I feel dirty saying that.”
Raquel began dating VPR co-star, James Kennedy, in 2016. The couple announced their engagement in May 2021 and called off the relationship in December of that same year.
“After these 5 wonderful years we had together, we decided we have two different goals and made the decision to call off the engagement,” she wrote via 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.”
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