Katie Maloney believes her ex, Tom Schwartz, chose his bar over her. The reality star revealed during a confessional for Bravo’s reality series “Vanderpump Rules” that the bar played a massive part in ending her marriage to the entrepreneur.
She also discussed with Schwartz during the opening ceremony how he made her feel like she was not a priority in his life.
Schwartz, on his end, shared in a confessional that he wasn’t sure if giving his all to the bar was ultimately worth it. He also revealed he has no plans to get married in a recent appearance on “Watch What Happens Live.”
Keep on reading to learn more.
‘This Bar Has A Very Complicated History’
In a confessional for the reality series, Maloney bared it all for the cameras as she discussed how her ex’s bar was the wedge that came between their marriage.
“I’m trying to be excited for Tom, but this bar has a very complicated history,” she told the cameras, per Page Six, referencing Schwartz’s launch of his bar, Schwartz & Sandy’s, which he co-owns with his business partner Tom Sandoval.
The reality star further explained that the bar put “a massive strain” on their relationship as Schwartz was far more focused on getting it open.
“All of the marital issues and arguments and everything we were having has now just been personified,” she added. “This bar was the other woman in our marriage, and I’m standing inside of her now.”
The pair were together from 2019 to 2022, finalizing their divorce in October. They remain good friends and share custody of their pet canines.
Katie Maloney Feels Tom Schwartz ‘Chose A Lot’ Over Her
Maloney made an appearance at the bar’s opening night and discussed with Schwartz on their split. Without mincing words, the “White Noise” actress told her ex that the bar dealt a huge blow to both of them.
“It nearly broke you, and it nearly broke me,” she told Schwartz, adding, “it broke us kinda, so was it worth it?”
Following Maloney’s emotional question, the “Vanderpump Rules” star struggled to find the right words to offer a convincing response before telling her that he did not choose the business over her.
Maloney then fired back at him, saying that his claim was false since she always felt like she was not a priority in his life, even with respect to other things.
“Well, I feel like you chose a lot over me,” she continued. “You never chose me in any side, in any argument, even when it was me having your back in things. It just made me feel like you don’t like me.”
Touched by her comments, Schwartz tendered an apology and said that he is “trying to move forward and not beat myself up too much.”
Tom Schwartz On Putting His Bar First: ‘Was It Worth It?’
Later in his confessional, Schwartz would emotionally reflect on some of his actions while he was still married to Maloney.
“Maybe I wish I had really fought for her, but I think I would’ve been prolonging the pain and making her suffer and detracting from her happiness,” he said.
He then revealed that he was still unsure if giving all to his business at the detriment of his relationship with Maloney was worth it.
“I’m so madly in love with this whole bar, this lounge, the concept, but sometimes I ask myself, ‘Was it worth it?’ and I don’t know.”
Tom Schwartz Has No Plans To Remarry
Regarding whether he would consider being legally committed to another person in the future, Schwartz said on “Watch What Happens Live” that he has no plans to do so.
“I think I’m out of the game forever. I don’t think I’ll ever get married again,” the bar owner said on the show, per Heavy.
However, he declared himself open to dating once more and even hinted that Bravo star Taylor Ann Green recently caught his attention, though he feels he is not the right guy for her.
He added, “I like Taylor a lot. Like every time I see her, my face lights up. But yeah, I think I think I’m kind of undateable, Andy. I’m not being self-deprecating.”