Tom Schwartz and Katie Maloney aren’t rushing to file for divorce
Slow and steady. Vanderpump Rules stars Tom Schwartz and Katie Maloney take their time filing for divorce after calling him.
“It was an amicable breakup,” says a source close to the former couple We Weekly exclusively on Wednesday, March 16. “They are in no rush to file for divorce. They still live together, neither has moved out yet.
The TomTom founder, 39, had already been dating Maloney, 35, for several years before Vanderpump Rules premiered in 2013. Their ups and downs — including allegations of cheating on her part — were documented on the reality show. He proposed in Season 4, and fans watched them exchange vows at their 2016 ceremony the following year. They married for the second time in July 2019 and their nuptials in Las Vegas were also captured by Bravo cameras.
“It’s not easy for them to break up completely after being together for so long,” a second source said. We about Schwartz and Maloney’s split. “They share the same group of friends and will always be a part of each other’s lives in one way or another. They will both continue to support each other and the businesses they pursue.
The insider added that while “no decision has yet been made for the next season of Vanderpump Rules‘, the pair will “most likely…both still be part of the show” if it’s renewed for a 10th season.
The “You’re Gonna Love Me” podcast host announced that she and Schwartz have decided to end their relationship on Tuesday, March 15. “I never thought I would have to make an announcement like this. But I think it’s important that I be open about my life with you guys,” she wrote via Instagram. “After 12 years of adventuring through our life together, Tom and I are ending our marriage.”
Adding that the choice to break up did not cause “resentment or animosity,” Maloney explained that the couple still have a lot of affection for each other. “We treasure our friendship,” the reality star wrote. “Although we are on different paths, we will continue to love and support each other for happiness.”
Schwartz too confirmed the split via social media, writing candidly, “Well, that sucks. How am I supposed to capture 12 years of love in a canned Instagram caption. Explaining that his “heart hurts”, the founder of Tom’s Good Lovin said he was not ready to “use the ‘D’ word” to describe the end of his marriage.
Instead of asking for confidentiality, Schwartz requested that Vanderpump Rules fans “please be nice” following their split.
He continued: “I am not the victim. I’m not going to write a song that’s too sad. Fully respect Katie’s decision and we had healthy and productive conversations about it. It would be much sadder if she decided to stay with me when she wasn’t happy.
Reporting by Diana Cooper