Tom Schwartz appeared on Kate Casey’s podcast series, Reality Life with Kate Casey earlier this week and during the show, the Vanderpump Rules cast member and part-owner of TomTom opened up about the many wedding-related episode of the show that featured Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright‘s nuptials in Kentucky, as well as the untimely death of his pet lizard, Daug.
As fans will recall, Daug’s death was recently featured on an episode of the Bravo reality show, as was his funeral.
While a number of viewers of Vanderpump Rules complained about how long it took for the show to air Taylor and Cartwright’s wedding, Schwartz felt like his trip to Kentucky for the $100,000 event flew by.
“From my perspective Jax and Britts wedding was over in a blink of an eye,” he confessed. “I loved every second of it. It was a perfectly lovely whirlwind. From a viewers perspective watching it back I can see how people had some wedding build up fatigue though.”
Prior to Taylor’s big day, he chose both Schwartz and Tom Sandoval to serve as his Best Men. Then, after a major falling out with Sandoval over his absence at his Los Angeles bachelor party, Taylor temporarily removed Sandoval from the position.
Although Taylor and Sandoval ultimately made amends before his wedding, which allowed for Sandoval to team up with Schwartz at the event, they are no longer friends and Taylor has continued to bash his one-time best friend in the press and on Twitter.
Moving on to the death of Daug, Schwartz said his pet “was gone too soon.”
“[I] did everything by the book. When I’m in charge of another creatures life I take it very seriously and pride myself on being a great caretaker,” he shared. “I know I sometimes come off as a happy go lucky-cotton-headed-ninny-muffins but I really did everything I could to ensure he had a proper diet, heating and care.”
Sadly, Schwartz’s efforts were not enough and Daug passed away last summer.
Following Daug’s death, Schwartz told Casey that when it comes to trying to replace him, he doesn’t think he will ever consider getting another lizard.
“I don’t think I’ll ever get another lizard. Something about seeing him in the cage, which was temporary as I was going to significantly upgrade his crib, really made me sad,” he explained.
To see more of Schwartz and his co-stars, don’t miss the new episodes of Vanderpump Rules season eight on Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. on Bravo.