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Here’s How Tom Sandoval’s Parents Feel After Investing $250K in Schwartz & Sandy’s
The Vanderpump Rules cast member opened up about his family members’ major financial contribution to his new venture with Tom Schwartz.
Tom Schwartz and Tom Sandoval have been very open about the financial challenges they faced during the process of opening Schwartz & Sandy’s. However, on the March 1 episode of Vanderpump Rules, Sandoval revealed new financial details about the business that hit very close to home.
Following a big, successful party to celebrate their latest venture, the duo was reluctantly gearing up to give their loved ones another taste of the business at a more intimate event during the episode. “We planned this friends and family party at Schwartz & Sandy’s like months ago, thinking that we would be open,” Sandoval explained in an interview, referencing the bar’s delayed opening. “I know the smart thing to do would be to save the money, use that towards getting open. But my mom, my stepdad, they invested a quarter of a million dollars into this business venture, I mean, into me. So we’re doing it.”
Naturally, when Sandoval’s family arrived at the gathering, he was eager to get his mom’s thoughts on what he had accomplished. “What do we think?” he asked, to which she responded, “Unbelievable… I’m so proud of you.”
In an interview, Sandoval opened up about wanting to make his mother proud. “My mom is a retired firefighter. She’s five-foot-one. Always had to bust her ass and work hard to get to where she wanted to be,” he shared. “It’s really important for me to show her that I can do this, that I can make things like this happen and follow through with what I’ve planned.”
Later in the episode, Schwartz told Lisa Vanderpump that he was feeling pressure to make sure Sandoval’s mom didn’t lose any money on her investment. “Getting her her money back, their money back, is more important to me than getting my money back,” he said.
Considering how much Schwartz and Sandoval put into the business, that’s saying quite a bit. “At this point, we invested a million dollars into this project,” Sandoval said on the Season 10 premiere. “It’s like the national debt: It’s just numbers flying.”
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