Create a free profile to get unlimited access to exclusive videos, sweepstakes, and more!
Vanderpump Rules' Katie Maloney-Schwartz and Tom Schwartz are feeling the love and support from their Bravo family after confirming they are splitting up following 12 years together. The pair, who married in 2016, confirmed their split in two separate Instagram posts in which they opened up about the choice to break up and also shared sweet photos from their time together.
"After 12 years on an adventure through life together Tom and I are ending our marriage," Katie wrote, in part, adding, "Although we may be on different paths we will continue to love and support one another's happiness. Thank you for all the kind words and support."
Tom wrote in his Instagram post, in part, "Wanted to clear the air on some rumors floating around. Katie [and] I are separating. I'm not quite ready to use the 'D' word [because] it's too painful. Yes my heart aches but I'll be ok."
In the comments section of their respective posts, their friends from Vanderpump Rules and across Bravo shared sweet sentiments following the news.
Andy Cohen, Charli Burnett, Lala Kent, and Reza Farahan all posted emojis to Tom's Instagram comments. Scheana Shay ("Sending you love!"), Raquel Leviss ("Sending love Schwartzy"), Ariana Madix ("Love you both so much"), James Kennedy ("I love you mate"), Kyle Cooke ("Love you brother. Here for you both. You’ll get through this"), and Amanda Batula ("My heart hurts. Love you both so much") all shared posts to Tom's page.
"So I’m Wishing Strength And newfound happiness to you both even if everything seems bleak. You’re both really kind and lovely people, just lean on the support of those that truly know and care about you," Shep Rose wrote. "And call me if you want to talk."
Charli, Scheana, James, and Lala all posted emojis to Katie's Instagram comments. And many of the Bravolebs who posted to Tom's Instagram also showed up on Katie's to show support, including Raquel ("Sending love Katie"), Ariana ("I love you"), Kyle ("Love you Katie!!! #bubba"), Amanda ("Sending big hugs"), and Andy ("#bubba"). Mercedes "MJ" Javid ("Sending love"), as well as Lindsay Hubbard ("Love you") and Danielle Olivera ("Big hugs"), also posted to Katie's page.
Above is Katie's statement, and below is Tom's statement; both were posted on March 15.
The couple was always open with viewers about their relationship and shared their ups and downs with fans over the course of their time together, much of which was documented on Vanderpump Rules. The good, of course, included when Tom proposed to Katie in Season 4. They later married in 2016, and their wedding was shared with viewers during Season 5.
The Daily Dish is your source for all things Bravo, from behind-the-scenes scoop to breaking news, exclusive interviews, photos, original videos, and, oh, so much more. Subscribe to The Daily Dish podcast, join our Facebook group, and follow us on Instagram for the latest news hot off the presses. Sign up to become a Bravo Insider and be the first to get exclusive extras.