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What's the Current Status of Lisa Vanderpump's Bar with the Toms?
The #PumpRules model breaks down where things stand with the SUR boss.
Despite flubbing a previously-attempted business venture with Lisa Vanderpump, Tom Schwartz and Tom Sandoval will soon be going into business with the legendary restaurateur. The Vanderpump Rules mogul proposed to the Toms to work with her on a future bar in L.A., tentatively titled Tom Tom, during Monday night's episode of the series. The business proposal came right in the middle of Tom Schwartz's wedding to Katie Maloney-Schwartz, so you can understand why he's still reeling from the excitement of potentially being partners with her.
"I mean it's so up-in-the-air, but at first I was just like 'Oh my god, I can't do this. I don't want to tarnish your reputation that you spent 30 years building.' Plus, also, in that moment I was emotionally fried," Tom told The Daily Dish. "I just couldn't even process what she was proposing to me. There was so much going on in that moment, I could not process it, but I'm excited about. And we'll see what happens."
Despite coming to the fellas with the plan back in August, the trio have yet to really nail down the exact plans for the future hangout spot. "We've looked at a spot near PUMP, and we've had some creative conversations. But we've only talked about it one time since then," he said. "Stay tuned, but I'm excited about it, and any opportunity to work with Lisa or Ken [Todd] -- I really look up to them. They've had so much success."
And you can bet that Katie, who has long worked for Lisa at SUR, is proud of her husband... and is now waiting for the call to also get the chance to work with her longtime boss in a similar capacity. "It's like a massive compliment for them to approach you and be like, 'We want to do business with you,'" she reminded her husband, before teasing, "I'm over here like, 'Remember me?'"
As for any chance that Katie might jump ship at SUR and go to work at this new establishment, well, don't count on it. "No," she laughed. Before mulling over this potential role: "Shot girl? Come on! That's awkward. Can we bring a little Cabo flair and be the one that goes and pours alcohol [down someone's throat]? I could do that. And then you shake your boobs in their face. That's what they do."
Next Monday you can check out the Toms, Lisa, and the rest of the crew during Part 1 of the Season 5 reunion -- preview, below.
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