The theme for the upcoming season of Vanderpump Rules (if there ever is one) is breakups. The fired OGs may be settling into married life (like Jax Taylor and Stassi Schroeder; thankfully, not to one another), but the current cast is getting more single. Lala Kent kicked her baby daddy Randall Emmett to the curb. Considering the revelations made about Randall and how the two got together, it wasn’t a total surprise. The most-shocking split is truly the end of the Bubbas.
Tom Schwartz and Katie Maloney have called it quits after spending their entire VPR careers with one another. It wasn’t all pretty to watch. The couple had plenty of drunken regrets — remember when Schwartz went through the phase of dumping drinks on everyone’s heads? Truly a whole other moment in time.
The Bubbas have endured a lot, but they couldn’t endure it all forever. It came down to Schwartz’s inability to side with Katie on almost anything. He is always much quicker to back up Tom Sandoval than his own wife, which is a recipe for disaster. The two are remaining amicable, but it’s weird to watch this relationship unravel.
The reactions have been all over the place. Lisa Vanderpump goes from being devastated to sharing her hopes that the B-list TomKat get back together. It’s caused a little tension amongst the Pump Rules friend group, even though Katie and Tom are keeping things amicable. Lala, on the other hand, is #TeamKatie all the way, dumping Schwartz along with Rand and taking Tequila Katie on the prowl.
It’s been an emotional rollercoaster, to say the least. Tom and Katie are moving out of their home. It’s a sad time, so Katie memorialized it with a heartbreaking Instagram post. Regardless of your feelings about Katie, it’s hard not to feel for her.
Katie posted a photo of herself sitting in her empty house, seemingly reflecting on everything that’s all happening. She wrote about her dislike of goodbyes. “Closing this chapter on my life feels like attending my own funeral. But I’m very much alive,” she wrote. She added that she will miss coming home to the house, but is appreciative of the time she spent in it.
Katie received a whole lot of support in the comments. Schwartzy was there to lean on his soon-to-be ex-wife, even though he’s been reluctant about the D-word the entire time. “Last scene from fresh prince of bel-air vibes,” Tom wrote. “This house is magical.”
Stassi and Kristen Doute both wrote “I love you” to the third Witch of WeHo. Scheana Shay kept it subtle with a few heart emojis. However, Summer House OG Lindsay Hubbard had some insightful words to share. “Your emotions will ebb and flow, but your strength will carry you through,” HubbHouse wrote. Who knew she could be such a poet?
TELL US – WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT KATIE AND TOM MOVING OUT? DO YOU RELATE TO KATIE’S FEELINGS ABOUT LEAVING HER HOME?
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