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‘Vanderpump Rules’: James Kennedy Spotted Holding Hands With Mystery Brunette on 30th Birthday After Breakup With Raquel Leviss

"Vanderpump Rules" star James Kennedy was recently spotted holding hands with a mystery woman in Las Vegas after breaking up with co-star Raquel Leviss. Meanwhile, Leviss got candid about anxiety and therapy on social media. Here are all the details we know so far.

Vanderpump Rules stars James Kennedy and Raquel Leviss recently called off their engagement. Kennedy was seen getting cozy with a mystery brunette woman on his 30th birthday, while Leviss got candid about anxiety and codependency on her social media. Here are all the details we know so far. 

James Kennedy and Raquel Leviss pose with their dog at an event.
James Kennedy and Raquel Leviss | Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images

‘Vanderpump Rules’ stars James Kennedy and Raquel Leviss ended their engagement after five years together

Bravo stars James Kennedy and Raquel Leviss called off their engagement after five years together. The couple got engaged on a season 9 episode of Vanderpump Rules, and they announced their split shortly after filming the season 9 reunion.

Kennedy and Leviss shared the breakup news in a joint Instagram statement on Dec. 5.

“After these 5 wonderful years we had together, we decided we have two different goals and made the decision to call off the engagement,” the statement read. “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.”

James Kennedy celebrated his 30th birthday with a mystery brunette woman

Based on his social media activity, it appears that James Kennedy partied in Las Vegas to celebrate his 30th birthday.

On Jan. 24, the Vanderpump Rules star shared a video to his Instagram Stories that briefly showed him holding hands with a brunette woman. He filmed their reflection in a large mirror at AREA15, an art and entertainment center in Las Vegas, before the woman dropped his hand to look at the exhibit behind her. 

The mystery woman appeared in several of Kennedy’s Stories, but she was always partially obscured. 

Kennedy also posted an Instagram photo of himself at Caesars Palace. He captioned the image, “Your boy is 30!!! And we’re doing it big today, thankful for everyone in my life. Here’s to the next chapter… @caesarspalace#ReadyToVegas#likeacaesar 🥳.”

He added, “Also want to say huge thank you to @pandoravt and my queen @lisavanderpump 💜.”

Raquel Leviss smiles in an orange dress on "Watch What Happens Live."
Raquel Leviss | Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank

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Raquel Leviss opened up about therapy and codependency before ‘Vanderpump Rules’ reunion

As James Kennedy shared photos and videos from his birthday celebration, his ex, Raquel Leviss, got candid about mental health on her social media. 

On Jan. 25, the day the Vanderpump Rules season 9 reunion will air, Leviss shared several videos to her Instagram Stories talking about therapy and codependency.

“Don’t you just love it when your therapist can’t make your appointment and doesn’t tell you that she’s not gonna be there for two weeks in a row?” said Leviss, who appeared to be makeup-free and wearing a sweatshirt. 

She continued, “Of course, my therapist doesn’t know that today is not really one of the most anxiety-ridden days of my life, but it definitely is one of the most emotional days of my life and I am on the verge of panic and rage. Even though it doesn’t look like I am.”

Leviss smiled as she said, “But lucky enough for me, there is a codependency meeting happening at 1:00 so at least I have something before the reunion tonight.”