Tom Schwartz Shares the Surprising Story of How He Ended Up in Business with Tom Sandoval After All These Years

The Tom Tom co-owner opened up about the long, strange journey that brought him to his latest milestone. 

It's wild to think that a Craigslist ad was the impetus behind one of the most legendary friendships of all time (well, in our minds, anyway), but that's exactly what brought Tom SchwartzTom Sandoval, and Jax Taylor together. We learned this — and a whole lot more — from a touching Instagram post that Schwartz posted on July 12. 

Fresh off the high of seeing all his Vanderpump Rules friends turn out to the Tom Tom soft opening, Schwartz took a moment to reflect on the adventures that led him to opening his own bar with his bestie. To caption a photo of Sandoval posing languidly atop the Tom Tom bar, Schwartz wrote: "I had the CRAZIEST dream last night." (Spoiler alert: it wasn't a dream.) 

He continued: "Somehow I had moved to LA and moved in with this dude I met on Craigslist [Tom Sandoval]. He shaved his forehead & taught me how to dress. Preener with a heart of gold. He asked me if his old pal from Miami could move in with us and I said sure as long as he's not too much of a presence. Cut to this big loud tan & gorgeous ahole barging in and telling me his name was [Jax Taylor]."  

Tom went on to describe how Lisa Vanderpump's influence helped to mold his career, gush over his wife Katie Maloney-Schwartz (who loves tacos as much as he does), and marvel: "Blockbuster & Toys 'R' us went out of business, Donald Trump was president and someone made a movie called human centipede. It was strange as heck." 

Scroll down to read about Tom's "dream" in its entirety. 

I had the CRAZIEST dream last night...Somehow I had moved to LA and moved in with this dude I met on Craigslist @tomsandoval1. He shaved his forehead & taught me how to dress. Preener with a heart of gold. He asked me if his old pal from Miami could move in with us and I said sure as long as he's not too much of a presence. Cut to this big loud tan & gorgeous ahole barging in and telling me his name was @mrjaxtaylor . THEN somehow we all ended up on a tv show on @bravotv & opened a bar with @lisavanderpump & #kentodd literally called @tomtom . They taught me about hard work and the importance of giving back. No joke she even ordained my wedding. Had the great pleasure & honor of seeing this artist @nickalain & his wife Elena turn a dream into reality. We had the best staff and someone even referred to me as "boss". Somehow I had managed to find the best network of friends here and I had a beautiful wife named Katie. We bonded over our love of Taco Bell & Encino man. Sometimes we would postmates 3x a day and then hit @vodaspa .Had the cutest dogs ever and had this cool pad in West Hollywood. Land where anything is possible. I had grown up in the best state in the country #MN with the best friends and family. A place called Woodbury. Then got an incredible education at #FSU . More importantly met friends for life and learned to manage my time. To open my mind, to think critically. Blockbuster & Toys "R" us went out of business, Donald trump was president and someone made a movie called human centipede. It was strange as heck. I know it's frowned upon to ramble on about dreams but this one had to be told. Gonna drift back into that one now ... peace & love -t

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