If a random person only watched Season 1 of Vanderpump Rules and somehow avoided all news stories about the cast, they wouldn’t be able to recognize the current iteration SURvers. Sure, Stassi Schroeder and Jax Taylor being MIA would be a pretty big indicator that times have changed. But the OG gang has come a longgg way since any of them actually clocked into one of Lisa Vanderpump’s restaurants.
More recently, the VPR news has particularly been a whirlwind. The category is: breakups. Lala Kent has been on a rampage since cutting ties with Randall Emmett after his cheating was exposed. Also, the most interesting part of the Pump Rules reunion was when James Kennedy and Raquel Leviss broke off their engagement on stage. Now, longtime Bubbas Katie Maloney and Tom Schwartz are splitting up after they’ve spent the entirety of their TV careers as a couple. Something’s in the water in West Hollywood, and it’s not a love potion.
Katie and Tom have been pretty amicable about the split. Tom has taken responsibility as he recognizes that he’s never been good at being a supportive husband. The pair are still living together as they begin to untangle their lives from one another, but it’s been an emotional journey. Now, Katie is taking a step to make the split even more official.
Us Weekly reports that Katie officially filed for divorce from Schwartzy. In Tom’s original breakup post, he mentioned he was hesitant to “use the ‘D’ word” because it was painful. It’s obvious Katie didn’t decide to file on a whim. The couple said they were fighting badly for months and have been having open discussions about splitting up. But it still has to be a major blow to both of them, and probably Tom Sandoval who will find a way to make this about himself.
Especially considering Katie and Tom have still been hanging out recently, it looks as though the move to make things official won’t add any more tension. Lala and Randall’s mess of a breakup has enough drama anyways.
TELL US – ARE YOU SURPRISED THAT KATIE OFFICIALLY FILED FOR DIVORCE? WHAT DO YOU THINK TOM’S REACTION TO THE FILING WAS?
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