However, since their romance has come to light, most of the cast—including Lala Kent, Scheana Shay, Katie Maloney and Raquel’s ex-fiancé James Kennedy—have distanced themselves from the former Miss Sonoma County.
“I feel so isolated,” Raquel told Tom during the episode. “I honestly feel like I only have you, my parents and my sister to have my best interest at heart. And even with you, it’s questionable. It’s like am I really going to put my life on the line for someone that would cheat on someone that they love so much because then that makes me think that you would be capable of doing that to me.”
But Tom assured Raquel that wasn’t the case, adding, “I would never do this if there wasn’t something here.”
“I can’t predict the future,” he continued in his confessional. “Maybe things will work out with Raquel and I, maybe they won’t. But, when I kissed Raquel, I felt hope, I felt like, ‘Wait a minute, you’re not washed up. Your best days aren’t behind you, maybe they’re just beginning.'”