Katie Maloney has been facing pregnancy rumors for the past few years and although she has not yet been pregnant, she continues to be asked about the possibility on Instagram and Twitter.
Nearly four years after the Vanderpump Rules cast member and her husband, Tom Schwartz, tied the knot in Northern California with their co-stars as their side, and Lisa Vanderpump serving as their officiant, Maloney has revealed that she is constantly being faced with claims and questions about whether or not she’s expecting.
According to a report from Distractify on February 18, Maloney opened up about the ongoing rumors she’s faced on Instagram months ago.
“It’s been four glorious years of pregnancy rumors for me and a lot of people think that I’m pregnant because I gained weight,” Maloney wrote in a post on her Instagram Stories in August. “Pregnant women are not fat… They are creating a life inside of them. Um, yes, I gained weight but like, whatever. People do that sometimes.”
While fans have claimed to see an alleged “baby bump” on a number of occasions, Maloney claims it is actually her style that has led to much of the false rumors regarding her plans to start a family.
As she explained, “I just really f**king love baggy clothes.”
“I love big t-shirts. I love big sweatshirts… And the only thing I’m hiding under my baggy clothes is a really fire body,” Maloney explained.
Regardless of the rumors, Maloney is as confident as ever and who can blame her?
According to Maloney, who endured a falling out with her former best friend Kristen Doute during Vanderpump Rules season eight, she was initially impacted negatively by the rumors of fake pregnancies.
“I let MY BODY become a topic of conversation. I say ‘let’ because I didn’t have the courage or self-love [to] argue it. FOR 3 YEARS,” Maloney admitted.
Maloney then revealed that she pulled it together and realized she has a body to be proud of.
“I’m not perfect. I know who I am. But I’m not a weak b***h.”
After attending an Oscars event with her Vanderpump Rules co-stars earlier this month, Maloney was again faced with criticism online as fans suggested she wore an outfit that was not at all flattering to her body.
In response to the body-shamers, Maloney’s longtime friend, Stassi Schroeder, left a comment for the haters on Instagram.
“Everyone talking sh*t on Katie’s amazingly gorge alternative Parisian-chic Carrie Bradshaw look can go shave their backs now,” she wrote.
Vanderpump Rules season eight airs Tuesday nights at 9 PM on Bravo.