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Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss had a shock affair (Pictures: Getty)

Tom Sandoval has blasted Raquel Leviss as ‘immature and petty’ for blocking him on Instagram.

The Vanderpump Rules universe was rocked earlier this year when it emerged that the pair had a seven-month affair, despite the bar owner being in a long-term relationship with co-star Ariana Madix.

They eventually went their separate ways following a tense season 10 reunion, with the pageant queen taking a step back from the spotlight over severe backlash.

Earlier this week, Tom shared a comment on Raquel’s Instagram page to mark her 29th birthday, with the pageant queen publicly sharing that she had blocked him soon after.

Discussing the move in a new chat ahead of his debut in Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test, the 40-year-old confessed that he wasn’t impressed by the move.

‘Obviously, I think it’s a little immature and petty,’ he told People Magazine. ‘To post that you’re blocking seems a bit thirsty.

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Tom wished Raquel a happy birthday on Instagram (Picture: Getty)

‘I wanted to just send her some love, let her know that happy birthday, whatever.

‘I just feel bad for her, in a way. I don’t understand. I think she’s really struggling with taking accountability for her actions and just wants to point fingers and be mad at everybody else. There were two of us in this situation. We both screwed up.’

On Monday, Tom raised eyebrows as he left a comment under Raquel’s latest Instagram post, which read: ‘Happy Birthday, Rachel, I really hope ur finding peace and happiness. Miss u friend [sic].’

Unpacking the post, he insisted that he wished Raquel the best and didn’t make the public comment to ‘cause any sort of negativity’.

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Raquel confirmed that she had blocked his Instagram shortly after (Picture: Getty)

‘It sucks. We never had any sort of closure. I had a conversation with her that ended very much in a way of, “All right, well, I’ll talk to you in the next few days,” and that was it.’

Following Tom’s affair coming to light, he joined the line-up of the second series of Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test, declaring that he wanted ‘to take a beating’.

His wish appears to have been granted as he debuted a bloody nose in the recent trailer…

In other footage, he added that he wanted ‘to get punished’ over his treatment of Ariana.

Tom has been joined by a star-studded cast for the grueling challenge, including JoJo Siwa, Blac Chyna and Tara Reid.

They will be joined by Jack Osbourne, Desperate Housewives and Beverly Hills 90210 actor Brian Austin Green, Kelly Rizzo, Bachelor alums Tyler Cameron and Nick Viall, and Chrisley Knows Best’s Savannah Chrisley.

NBA icon Robert Horry, NFL star Dez Bryant and Olympians Erin Jackson and Bodie Miller make up the athletes competing.

Former special-forces operatives Mark Billingham, Rudy Reyes, Jovon Quarles and Jason Fox are set to put the group through their paces.

Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test premieres on Fox on September 25.

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