Raquel Leviss has reportedly decided to have people refer to her by her birth name, Rachel, instead of what she had been going by, Raquel.
The “Vanderpump Rules” star allegedly had an “epiphany” during her months-long stay at a mental health facility, sources told TMZ on Friday.
She apparently “was very upset her haters” found out her real name was Rachel and began using her birth name as a “weapon.”
“Her therapists explained to her, her detractors had weaponized the name ‘Rachel’ to hurt her,” the outlet continued.
However, Leviss’ therapists helped her understand that “taking the name back and embracing it” will “neutralize” the internet trolls.
Though Leviss’ legal name is Rachel, she has gone by Raquel for most of her life. Her friends and family “began calling her Raquel at a very early age, and the name stuck.”
Leviss’ rep didn’t immediately respond to Page Six’s request for comment.
Shortly after facing off against her co-stars in the explosive Season 10 reunion, Leviss checked into a long-term mental health facility.
TMZ broke the news on Friday that Leviss checked out of The Meadows in Wickenburg, Ariz., last week after spending two months there.
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The center cost a pretty penny, as the outlet reported her family spent a whopping $200,000 on her stay.
Since checking out, Leviss has allegedly been staying at a friend’s place in the midst of deciding whether she’ll return to the hit Bravo show.
A source exclusively told Page Six this week that Leviss has been “playing hardball” with Bravo execs over the amount she can rake in for Season 11.
“Watching the [Season 10] reunion was excruciating,” an insider spilled. “The way the other women just completely tore her apart and essentially wished her dead — it was just a lot to take.”
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