Rachael O'Brien has known most of the SURvers on Vanderpump Rules for roughly a decade, including Tom Schwartz. Their friendship even predates the Maloney-Schwartz relationship. A decade of friendship makes her something of an expert when it comes to stuff Schwartz would or wouldn't do, because she's seen it all. Rachael recently stopped by Bravo HQ and told The Daily Dish podcast just how much weight she puts in the cheating rumors swirling around him currently. She also revealed what Katie Maloney-Schwartz told her when Rachael called to check in on her after the episode aired.
"Schwartz is such a good guy, but also there's probably a kernel of truth to it," Rachael revealed. "He does get too drunk."
However, that's the only spot of Lala Kent's secondhand story that holds up for Rachael.
Let's start with Lala's claim that this mystery lady had told her that Tom was all over her.
"I've never even seen Schwartz all over Katie," Rachael noted. "Schwartz is just not that guy. He's not a flirt. He's the least flirty guy ever." For Rachael, that doesn't sound like something Schwartz would do.
Instead, Rachael does think he may have drank too much and gotten too close.
"So I kind of thought, like, I don't know, maybe he like leaned over and was like sh-- faced, but I don't know; I didn't put much weight in it."
Like many other friends have noted, Rachael has noticed how the Schwartz-Maloney marriage has strengthened the couple's relationship. "Their relationship has almost gotten better after they got married and it's really, really solid," she said. "That's why it was devastating, because everyone came in after they got married and was like they are doing so much better."
However, Rachael does recognize that hearing the rumors and rewatching was tough on Katie, and like any good girlfriend, she called Mrs. Maloney-Schwartz after the episode aired.
"I mean, it's sad for Katie that she has to hear that stuff," Rachael said on the podcast. "I also just wanted to make sure that Katie was OK with me talking about it."
It was during this phone call that Katie explained to Rachael that more information about the alleged cheating will be revealed on the show in the upcoming episodes.
To hear more, including Rachael's theories about what happened that night, listen to the full podcast episode above.
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