Showing it all. FROM Vanderpump Rules debuted on Bravo in 2013, Kathy Maloney as well as Tom Schwartz were open about their path to marriage.
The couple met two years before their romance was documented on screen. At the time, Schwartz showed up at the group event with a different date instead of Maloney.
“He had a girlfriend with him, and the funny thing is that I’m finally dating a guy who supposedly wants to meet me, it’s so perfect for me, and he has a girlfriend with him,” Maloney recalled. daily meal in March 2017.
Schwartz noted during the same interview that their first meeting didn’t make him think they had a future together. “The first night there was no spark,” he added, “but the second night I was introduced to it and told a little backstory, that’s when it all clicked.”
After they started dating, Maloney and Schwartz decided to keep their romance “very casual” instead of labeling it. The Utah native later explained how she decided to take things to the next level.
“I didn’t ask you who we are. I thought, “So I know I didn’t really want a relationship. You really didn’t want a relationship. But we both really like each other and I think we should do it for real,” she said during a joint interview on her Are You Gonna Love Me podcast in August 2020. “I basically asked you to be my boyfriend. and you said, “Well, I don’t know if I’ll be a very nice guy, but I’m willing to try.”
The former SUR waitress added: “I was like, ‘Good enough for me, because I don’t know how to be either.’ But then, you know, 10 years later, here we are.”
Three years after they first appeared on Vanderpump Rulesthe couple tied the knot in California in 2016. Maloney and Schwartz later revealed that the lost papers made the union illegal, leading to a second wedding ceremony in 2019.
As their romantic travails played out on screen, Maloney suggested that the duo were always bickering.
“I’m just saying, I feel like the misconception about our relationship is that we’re like Tom is deeply unhappy and I’m an unhappy grumpy wife,” she said in a February 2021 edition of her podcast. “I mean, we don’t hide our fights. We have, you’ve seen on the show, some pretty intense, horrible fights that, you know, suck. But we always wanted and could love, live our relationship out loud. So you’re seeing the worst of the worst, but it’s not like we’re constantly on a daily basis.”
Schwartz, for his part, admitted that there were times when he wasn’t sure about their future together. “I’m glad we definitely did it,” he shared. “There were moments in our relationship. It always kills me when I say I didn’t think we were going to do this, you know?
He continued, “But you know, there were moments in the relationship where I didn’t want to and wasn’t sure about our future, which we talked about many times, but, you know, right now I’m happier than ever. “.
However, after Maloney ditched her engagement ring in March 2022, split rumors arose, the couple officially announced their split via Instagram. She filed for divorce a week later. Us weekly confirmed.
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