It’s all over for Tom Schwartz, and his girlfriend turned wife, Katie Maloney (Katie Maloney-Schwartz).
The Vanderpump Rules stars have announced their break up after 12 years of togetherness. Both of them took to their respective Instagram handles on Tuesday night, March 15, 2022.
Schwartz had shared ten photos, out of which 3 contained his statement on the split and the remaining ones were photos and videos of his time with Maloney. “Well, this sucks. How am I supposed to capture 12 years of love in a [expletive] canned Instagram caption,” Schwartz began.
“What picture am I supposed to use? Is there a go-to break up font? Wanted to clear the air on some rumors floating around. Katie & I are separating. I’m not quite ready to use the “D” word bc it’s too painful. Yes my heart aches but I’ll be ok.”
He continued, “Not looking to evoke any sympathy here. I’m not the victim. Not gonna write too sad a song. Fully respect Katie’s decision and we’ve had healthy, productive conversations about it. It would be far sadder if she decided to stay with me whilst not happy.”
In the second panel, he then mentioned that it feels a “little tone def” to ask for privacy as the now-former couple has been on a reality TV show for around nine years. So instead, he asked for the people to be kind.
“I don’t fault you for any snap judgment. If I was watching us on VPR for the last nine years, I’d be making them too. Perception gets skewed bc of seeing snippets of our lives on the show.”
Schwartz then added that he and Maloney had some of the most romantic, blissful, and fun times “humanly possible” while they were together, which he described as “heaven on earth level” of joy. “She taught me so much about love & being a better partner.”
“Another failed marriage. I don’t look at it as a failure. As sad as I am, still happy to say there’s no anger or bitterness. Zero. Still so much love for you Katie. And your family,” he further added.
In the end, he mentioned that he would be fine and said I love you for the last time to Maloney. Furthermore, Schwartz wrote that Maloney will always and forever be in his heart.
Tom Schwartz with his now-former wife Katie Maloney (Photo: Instagram)
As for Maloney, she made a separate announcement around the same time Schwartz did. Accompanying one panel of her statement was two pictures of her and her now-former husband.
She started with: “I never thought I would have to make an announcement like this. But I feel it’s important that I’m open about my life with you. After 12 years on an adventure through life together Tom and I are ending our marriage.”
“This ending is not met with resentment or animosity, no sides to choose. We have deep admiration for one another that will always remain and we cherish our friendship. Although we may be on different paths we will continue to love and support one another’s happiness.”
Maloney concluded her short statement by thanking her well-wishers for their kind words and support.
The married couple first sparked split rumors on March 10, 2022, when some fans noticed Maloney wasn’t wearing her wedding ring. One user had even commented, “Left hand perfectly positioned to show us no ring.”
In addition, People reported that another social media post had caught the attention of the former couple’s fans. Maloney had reportedly shared a quote from Kim Kardashian’s Vogue cover story – the quote was from the part that featured Kardashian’s divorce from Kanye West.
Kardashian had said that she decided to make herself happy in the last two years, which felt good even if that created some changes and led to her divorce from West. The last line of the quote read, “I’ve chosen myself. I think it’s okay to choose you.”
Tom Schwartz and Katie Maloney have confirmed their split (Photo: Instagram)
Several people thought that Maloney was hinting at her possible split with Schwartz. Those speculations were further fueled when she wasn’t seen with her wedding ring. And now, it has been officially confirmed that the married couple is no longer together.
Tom Schwartz and Katie Maloney’s relationship started when they officially began dating in September 2010. After years of togetherness, they decided to share the wedding vows in front of Bravo cameras in a woodsy ceremony in August 2016.
However, their wedding of that time wasn’t an official one as they were yet to file paperwork. They did that almost three years later, in July 2019, when they went to Las Vegas with their close friends made their marriage official.