Katie Maloney has attributed their marriage breakdown to Tom Schwartz’s bar.
In the episode that aired on Wednesday, Schwartz and his business partner Tom Sandoval finally opened Schwartz & Sandy’s. A party for the Daily Mail was hosted by the pair.
However, Maloney wept over the opening because it brought to mind the reasons why the couple’s romance ended in failure.
In her confessional, she stated, “I’m trying to be excited for Tom, but this bar has a very complicated history.” Our relationship was severely strained as a result. It simply had a much larger impact on my life than I anticipated, and I had no control over it.
From 2019 to 2022, the “Vanderpump Rules” stars got married. In October of last year, they finalized their divorce and now share joint custody of their dogs.
“All of the problems, arguments, and everything else we were going through in our marriage have now just been made real. I’m standing inside of this bar, the other woman in our marriage, now,” she continued.
During the opening, the two of them sat down to talk, and Schwartz admitted that he was more concerned with his business ventures than with his ex.
He stated to Maloney, “In the divorce, I let myself get sucked in.”
She added, “It broke us kinda, so was it worth it?” and “It nearly broke you, and it nearly broke me.”
He warned, “Don’t say that.” Jesus, I have no idea how to respond to that. I just want you to know that I didn’t choose this location over you.
Maloney, on the other hand, insisted that Schwartz’s business came first, so their marriage came in second.
She elaborated, “Well, I feel like you chose a lot over me.” Even when I was on your side, you never chose me in any conflict or disagreement. It just gave me the impression that you don’t like me.
She went on to say, “I think a lot of things I was choosing to ignore and choose to live with and think it was okay, and it wasn’t okay.”
Maloney’s message appeared to have finally reached her ex, who expressed regret for his actions and stated that he is “trying to move forward and not beat myself up too much, but I’m self-aware.”