Vanderpump Rules ruled the hearts of many, and so did the star couple, Katie Maloney and Tom Schwartz. However, back in March, the reality TV stars made a heartbreaking announcement on their Instagram that they were getting divorced. Katie Maloney and now ex-husband Tom were 12 years together, but it seemed they were better off living separately and starting fresh.
After the divorce, Tom, with his best friend and partner Tom Sandoval, is busy with his TomTom ventures while his ex-wife Katie is busy with her new collab business, Sandwiches from Katie & Ariana's Shop, with her partner Ariana Madix. Yes, they have a lot on their plates to keep their minds busy, but they are not free from dating rumors. So, are they using their free time dating new people? Let's find out!
Tom Schwartz and Raquel Leviss Romance Rumors
Sparks of romance rumors between Tom Schwartz and another Vanderpump Rules' star Raquel Leviss began when a fan said that the couple was seen together at Coachella. However, later Tom denied it by saying he had proof as he didn't go to Coachella.
Yet again, Schwartz and Leviss were spotted getting all cozy and close at their friends Scheana Shay and Brock Davies' wedding. Yes, after the divorce, the two were often spotted together, and things went hot when they spent time at their friends' wedding in Cancun, Mexico.
A source confirmed with US Weekly that Raquel and Tom were extremely close, heavily drunk, and seemed to have been intimate with each other. Also that Raquel, who isn't close with Katie, does not have any regrets about being close with Maloney's ex-husband Tom.
Tom had shared in July that he is not ready to date yet after the split as he is dealing with a major shift in his life and is relearning how to be himself. He wasn't sure how he could express 12 years of his love life in an Instagram status, but he wanted to be friends with Katie. Katie had shared her divorce announcement on her Instagram.
Leviss, on the other hand, shared that she, too, is not looking for a serious relationship after breaking off her engagement with boyfriend cum costar James Kennedy. They began dating in 2016 and announced the engagement in May 2021, but it ended in December. Leviss had shared she was seeing another costar Peter Madrigal for the time being.
Tom Sandoval, Schwartz's friend cum partner, just updated with E! that his friend had his own ups and downs. But he seems to be in a decent mindset, positive and optimistic in his life. And as for Tom's dating life, viewers need to tune in for Season 10.
Katie Maloney Dating But Not In Relationship
Katie Maloney wasn't happy in marriage and was disturbed after the divorce too. But she had clearly stated that she wanted to start afresh and wanted to continue her relationship with her ex-husband Tom Schwartz as friends.
In her interview with Bachelor Nation, Katie answered dating questions that she is not looking for a relationship but is going out for fun. She is dating a few men and is not using any dating apps. She is going to places that she wants to date, and with guys, she wants to date.
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Reasons For Vanderpump Rules' Katie and Tom Schwartz's Divorce
Katie Maloney shared in a podcast Relationsh*t with Kamie Crawford that she was tired of the way her ex-husband treated her. And especially his inability to change and behave differently. Katie didn't want to wait for Tom to change for her and instead wanted to start things new and fresh. It was her decision to end their marriage, and it had been difficult for her.
Schwartz had also admitted that many times he also felt that he was not certain about their future together. There were times when he felt that he thought they wouldn't be able to make it. But now he is happy with their decision.
Maloney had stopped wearing her ring in March 2022, which actually sparked the rumor of their split. The couple then officially announced the divorce on Instagram, and Katie filed for divorce one week later.