Vanderpump Rules fans know what a tough season it has been for Katie Maloney-Schwartz. Not only did she have the stress of planning a wedding on her shoulders, but she seemed to get a lot of the blame when it came to her issues with then-fiancé Tom Schwartz. But according to Katie, the negative attention extended beyond what was seen on the show.
On The Daily Dish podcast, Katie admitted, "I got pretty much slaughtered for the last year. All summer was tough. Social media this whole season has not been fun."
Schwartz, who was on the podcast with her, said people on social media have gone so far as to compare Katie to Hitler and have told her to kill herself.
"Even having thick skin, eventually that gets to you," Katie admitted.
When asked if the reunion was hard on her, Katie said, "Because I endured so much [negativity], by the time the reunion came around, I was like, 'I can handle pretty much anything.' It was the time to speak the final words and sort of put the period at the end of it and just put it to bed."
She also said the reunion was an opportunity to own her mistakes. "It wasn’t fun the entire time, but I had to really swallow my pride and truthfully own some of my actions. I couldn’t defend everything. It was my time to address all of those things, and I think I did."
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