“He’s such a strong person and he knocks me out with the determination and courage it takes to actually quit drinking that I admire so much,” said Raquel.

“And the fact that he did it for me, I know he did it for me, but he also does it for himself and he sees this change and he tells me every day, ‘I could never drink again drink’. Continued Raquel. “He says, ‘I can’t believe I was partying every night.’ It’s such a lifestyle and he now says his new lifestyle is going to the gym every day and he’s trying to put on weight and muscle and he weighs 170 pounds now and he’s so proud of it and I’m so proud of him and I fall in love me more into him every day. “

VPR audiences will also see more of James and Raquel’s romance in season nine. “I feel very blessed that James and I are stepping into the front line, so to speak, if you will a little like that and have the support system like that Scheana [Shay] and Ariana [Madix] and the people who have supported us from day one, by our side, just do a lot better, ”revealed Raquel. “Every time I started filming I got super nervous, but this is the first season I’ve felt excited about it. I think it’s going to be a great season overall. ”