Five days after the news, Raquel took to Instagram to issue a statement.
“I want to apologize for my actions and my choices in front of Ariana, and my friends and the fans who invested in our relationship,” he written in part March 8. “There’s no excuse, I’m not a victim and I have to own up to my actions and I’m so sorry Ariana was hurt.”
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Raquel “called and tried to text Ariana a couple of times” before issued a public apology, a source with knowledge told E! news
The former Miss Sonoma County later released a second public statement.
“Besides the indefensible circumstances surrounding our relationship, my feelings for Tom have always been sincere and born from a loving friendship,” Raquel’s latest. Read the Instagram post. “Knowing how many people we hurt, I need to understand my choices and learn to make better ones.”
He also said where he stood with the Tom Sandoval and The Biggest Extra singer.
“I have to take care of my health, work on self-improvement and take time to be ok with being alone,” concluded Raquel, “I take care of Tom and I don’t want to put a label on anything or predict what’s coming. I need to heal.”