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Tom Schwartz Shares Updates on His Friendships with Jax Taylor and Tom Sandoval After Their Reunion

Schwartz opened up about what it was like to get together with Jax and Sandoval after their beef.

By Shannon Raphael

As Tom Schwartz said himself, he "got the band back together" when he reunited with Vanderpump Rules castmate Tom Sandoval and alum Jax Taylor.

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Longtime Vanderpump Rules fans know that the three share a deep history with one another, and that they were all best friends for many seasons.

However, when Jax was getting set to tie the knot with Brittany Cartwright back in 2019, his friendship with the Tom Sandoval & The Most Extras singer fell apart (and it included Sandoval's demotion from best man to groomsman).

Many fans were, therefore, surprised to see the Toms get together with Jax at their restaurant, Schwartz & Sandy's, on November 23. Schwartz shared a photo from the get-together on his Instagram Stories, though he later followed up the post with another one that read, "I just glanced at my DMs, maybe we shouldn’t get the band back together."

Just a few days later, when Schwartz appeared on the November 28 episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, he shared a surprising update on where the three currently stand in their friendships.

Tom Schwartz on Where He Stands with Jax Taylor and Tom Sandoval Today

On WWHL, a fan asked Schwartz about the "backlash" the aforementioned Instagram Story received after he posted it. 

"I should have never checked my DMs," the Schwartz & Sandy's co-owner joked to host Andy Cohen. "So scary."

The picture may not have gotten the reaction that Schwartz wanted, but, in light of Jax and Sandoval's issues, he was thrilled to be in the same space as two of his closest friends.

"I gotta be honest, those are two of my best friends on the planet," Schwartz said. "Andy, you know this. And I love them like brothers, like family, and I kind of feel like a child of divorce sometimes. It felt really good to have them back together for the holidays, all warm and cozy."

Where Tom Schwartz and Ariana Madix Stand Today

Schwartz also opened up about his friendship with Sandoval's ex-girlfriend, Ariana Madix.  

"I wish we were on better terms," the Winter House Season 3 cast member said, though he noted that he does tune in to watch Ariana dance every week. "I'm always happy to see her; I don't think she's super stoked to see me."

Tom Schwartz and Tom Sandoval arriving at Bravocon 2023 in Las Vegas.

Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz's New Year's Eve Plans, Revealed

Though they spent last New Year's Eve hosting an event at Schwartz & Sandy's, the two Toms are taking their end-of-year-plans international for 2023.

The pals are heading to Bangkok, Thailand with their friend/jeweler, Kyle Chan (who helped Brock Davies design Scheana Shay's engagement ring).

"We're going to head to Hong Kong and spend New Year's in Bangkok, and then come back after the beginning of the year and then hit 2024 and be off to the races," Sandoval told PEOPLE about the pair's plans to take Kyle on a trip.

"It's really great to just be able to hang out and celebrate life," Sandoval said about the vacation, which will be the first big one he's taken since 2018. 

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