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Here’s Why Tom Schwartz Wished Katie Maloney a Happy “Re-Birthday”

The Vanderpump Rules cast member shared the tribute alongside a photo of his ex and one of their dogs.

By Allison Crist

Tom Schwartz may not be married to Katie Maloney anymore, but he still took the time to honor her special day on November 9. As Vanderpump Rules fans may recall, the date holds a special significance for Katie as it marks the anniversary of the near-death accident that forever changed her life. 

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“Happy re-birthday Bub!” Tom wrote on his Instagram Story alongside a photo of Katie and one of their dogs. “From: Gordo, Butters, Tom.” 

Katie’s loved ones, including Tom, have been celebrating her life on November 9 ever since she fell 25 feet through a skylight back in 2009. The fall left her with a broken jaw, broken collarbone, multiple broken ribs, and a brain injury. Katie wasn’t just physically hurt, though. She’s been open on Vanderpump Rules about how the accident affected her mental health, including during the Season 6 reunion: “I ignored it and I didn’t want to talk about it to people. I didn’t want to talk about the depression.”

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Lisa Vanderpump was among those to praise her for opening up during the reunion. “I always wanted her to tell her story because I felt that it was such a kind of important part of her life,” Lisa said. “But I never felt that she played the victim. A lot of people would draw back on that and say, ‘Well, this is what happened to me…’ but she never did that. She barely ever mentioned it.” 

“I didn’t want to,” Katie responded. “I had a bad relationship with myself and my body and that affected my relationship with [Tom] and all of my friends.”

Thankfully, “I’ve done a lot of work on myself,” Katie added, “and I was really proud as to how far I’d come to just accept myself again.”

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