Despite sources telling us that Leviss, 28, would agree to join the cast trip “for the right price,” she re-emerged in Tucson, Ariz., where she was seen visiting family Tuesday.
In photos exclusively obtained by Page Six, the reality star, whose affair with co-star Tom Sandoval became international news earlier this year, wore a baseball cap that read, “Be a good person.”
She completed the casual ensemble with an oversized white tee, a striped blouse, black shorts and Nike sneakers.
Meanwhile, Sandoval, 40, was joined by Tom Schwartz, Scheana Shay, Lala Kent, James Kennedy, Ally Lewber and Brock Davies on the first cast trip of the hit Bravo series’ 11th season.
Production on the post-Scandoval season began earlier this month. However, it seems Leviss is still playing “hardball” with network execs over the salary portion of her contract.
“She wants to get as much money as she possibly can so she is playing hardball,” an insider told us last week.
The source noted that both parties expected to reach a “deal” before the cast embarked on their Lake Tahoe trip.
“For the right price, she will be there,” they insisted at the time, while cautioning that Leviss was “genuinely concerned for her well-being.”
The former beauty queen had retreated from the spotlight for two months after being criticized heavily during the Season 10 reunion.
She checked herself into a mental health facility in mid-April after filming the extremely contentious three-part reunion, which concluded with Leviss having a complete break down.
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Her months-long dalliance with the Schwartz & Sandy’s bar owner came to light in early March when her former BFF Ariana Madix discovered the affair.
Madix, 38, promptly dumped Sandoval after nine years of dating as Bravo cameras documented the fallout.
Leviss issued a public apology to Madix, her friends and “Vanderpump Rules” fans a few days later, admitting that she had an “addiction to being and feeling loved” and displayed “patterns of codependency.”
“I have sought emotional validation through intimate connections that are not healthy without regard for my own well-being, sometimes negatively affecting others and often prioritizing the intimate connection over my friendships,” her statement read in part.
“I have begun counseling to end my unhealthy behavioral cycle, learn to set stronger boundaries and learn to protect my mental health.”