No one ever wants to hear rumors about their significant other, especially when they have to do with the possibility of infidelity. So Katie Maloney-Schwartz was understandably "really devastated" when rumors came out that her husband Tom Schwartz had made out with another woman, she recently told Us Weekly.
However, what was really upsetting was the fact that she thought she and Tom had moved past issues like this after dealing with similar gossip prior to getting married in August 2016. “It was just disappointing that we had been in such a good place. I mean, we went to hell and back before we got married, and essentially we’d had to burn our relationship to the ground, and once we had gotten married we’d really recommitted and were on such a good path together that I just would never have expected to hear that,” Katie told Us Weekly. “And then there was also some doubts in my mind, too, of the legitimacy of the story, just wondering why Lala [Kent] was bringing it up. So there was just kind of a combination of, like, a lot of things, and mostly a lot of embarrassment.”
Katie went on to say that Tom still "does not recall anything and could not even pick this girl out of a crowd." She also said that she believes that Tom genuinely doesn't remember anything happening with this woman.
Even though infidelity is something that Katie and Tom have dealt with in their relationship before, the SURver wanted to make it clear that she's not just giving her husband a free pass. “I don’t think cheating is OK. I don’t condone it. I don’t recommend it, but I think it’s something that unfortunately happens even to the best people,” Katie said. “And people can make really bad decisions and hurt people when they didn’t want to. But, I think if you have a realistic outlook on just the unfortunate things that happen, you know, there’s no such thing as happily ever after. And relationships are hard work and we are human and flawed individuals. So, I think as much as it’s not easy to deal with, I think it’s something that is realistic and if you can be open to that, I think you can handle it better. But it’s not about OKing it and just slapping the wrist. It’s discretion that obviously lasts for some time. But that’s just how I do it.”
We all know that when there's a rumor about one member of the Vanderpump Rules crew, it affects the whole squad. Kristen Doute and pal Rachael O'Brien have come to Schwartz's defense. And the rumors have really taken a toll on Stassi Schroeder. Find out how she has dealt with the gossip surrounding her two BFFs, below.