By now we have all heard the news of Katie Maloney and Tom Schwartz’s big split. The Vanderpump Rules couple, who have been together for 12 years, shocked fans with the announcement. Tom has come out and said that he takes full responsibility for the break up. And Katie is now sharing that the decision to break up was months in the making.
As reported by Page Six, Katie opened up about the break down of their marriage. On a recent episode of her podcast, You’re Going To Love Me, Katie admitted just how hard it was. She began, “I felt disconnected. I felt like I was drifting away further and further away.” She tearfully continued, “I felt like I was drifting and I couldn’t stop it. It was the hardest hardest thing to do. The hardest thing to tell him, because I knew it was gonna crush him.”
RELATED: Katie Maloney Said She And Tom Schwartz Fight A Lot In Recently Resurfaced Comments After Their Split
But Katie cleared up that it wasn’t a quick decision for her. And also revealed that the two have been separated for a little over a month. Said Katie, “I know [for] some people [it] may seem like a shock or it may seem like an abrupt thing. But for us it’s not like we just decided this this week or yesterday or the day before. It’s been emotional for sure, but it’s also been in ways peaceful and loving and the transition so far is going really well.”
Katie then disclosed, “We do still live together in our house, and we’re just trying to navigate these steps together and really work on becoming friends in that sense, and obviously we have the same friends and trying to hang out in a group together going through this and not making it awkward for anyone and not make anyone choose sides – that’s been important to us.”
RELATED: Tom Schwartz Blames Himself For Split From Katie Maloney; Says “That’s All On Me”
Regarding her reasoning for the split, Katie explained that she wanted to prioritize herself and her happiness. And that they have no “animosity” or “resentment” towards one another. Katie revealed, “There wasn’t some kind of crazy incident that happened, there wasn’t some crazy fight that resulted in this.”
She concluded, “The best and only way I can describe it is just like waking up inside of my life and having this voice that just became louder and louder and just events in my life and our relationship coming into focus and feeling the weight of them on me.”
TELL US – ARE YOU SURPRISED KATIE AND TOM BROKE UP? DO YOU THINK IT’S FOR THE BEST? HOW DO YOU THINKN THIS WILL PLAY OUT ON VPR?
[Photo Credit: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank]