Maloney tied the knot in 2019 amid multiple cheating scandals from Schwartz, who also butted heads with his partner on their reality series “Vanderpump Rules.”
The soon-to-be ex-wife stepped out for dinner with her girlfriends dressed to impress and looking unfazed by her impending new chapter.
Katie Maloney Rocks Stylish Dinner Outfit Amid Split From Tom Schwartz
Dinner with the girls was a chic affair for upcoming single woman Maloney as seen in her recent social media update.
In the late hours of Tuesday, March 22, the TV personality took to her Instagram Story with a peek into her dinner date with friends.
Maloney sported a hip black top over leopard print pants and white shoes embellished with a shiny silver bow on each pair. She completed the look with a black waist-length blazer.
The 35-year-old captioned her post, “It’s dinner time.” She also reposted a boomerang from her girlfriend, Jenna Rosenfield’s Instagram Story. Also present at the dinner was her “Vanderpump Rules” co-star Stassi Schroeder.
The Blast disclosed that Maloney recently filed for dissolution of marriage from Schwartz after 12 years of a relationship and over three years of dating.
Legal documents revealed that the divorce filing came from a Los Angeles County Court and the soon-to-be ex-wife filed “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for their parting.
The split comes as a surprise as the exes were together over the weekend. Sources tell us that the paparazzi photographed Schwartz in Long Beach, California, with his wedding ring.
The former couple also dined together at Mister O’s in Studio City last Saturday, leading fans to believe that all was well between them.
The “Vanderpump Rules” Co-Stars Get Candid About Their Divorce
Maloney opened up about her breakup on her podcast, “You’re Gonna Love Me,” admitting that her breakup may surprise others but has been in the works for a while. The Blast shared that she said:
“[It] may seem like a shock, or it may seem like an abrupt thing, but for us, it’s not like we just decided this week or yesterday or the day before.”
The socialite also stated nothing severe propelled her split, and it was not an easy choice to choose. She began crying, saying:
“There wasn’t some kind of crazy incident that happened. There wasn’t some crazy fight that resulted in this. It was my decision, which was probably the hardest and most painful decision I’ve ever had to make.”
Maloney explained that the only way she can describe her divorce is like waking up inside her life and having the events in her relationship come into focus while feeling the weight of everything on her.
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Despite filing for the end of her marital union, the TV personality still lives with her ex in their Los Angeles residence while figuring out their new way of life. Maloney clarified:
“We do still live together in our house, and we’re just trying to navigate these steps together and really work on becoming friends in that sense.”
Schwartz also broke his silence on the impending end of his marriage to the actress in an Instagram post, noting that it was hard for him to come to terms with it.
There was no caption in the post but an image that held all his thoughts about his split. The note partly read:
“Well, this sucks. How am I supposed to capture 12 years of love in an f–kin canned Instagram caption. I’m not quite ready to use the ‘D-word bc it’s too painful. Yes, my heart aches, but I’ll be ok.”
Schwartz also admitted that he is not the victim in the situation, and he respects his ex’s decision to leave the marriage rather than stay with him while unhappy.
The actress said on her podcast that leaving was most challenging, but she pushed through. She continued that asking for a divorce was the hardest thing to tell her ex because she knew it would crush him.
In the end, Maloney went ahead to pull the plug on their union by filing documents to end their romance legally.