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Tom Sandoval Reveals If He Paid Back His Mom’s $250K Investment in Schwartz & Sandy’s

The Vanderpump Rules cast member gave an update on his mother’s significant financial contribution to his business venture with Tom Schwartz. 

By Abby Feiner
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During the Peacock-exclusive uncensored and supersized version of Part 1 of the Vanderpump Rules Season 10 reunion, host Andy Cohen asked Tom Sandoval for an update on his mom’s $250,000 investment in Schwartz & Sandy’s.

As viewers may recall, on Season 10 Episode 4, Sandoval and Tom Schwartz hosted a party to celebrate the opening of Schwartz & Sandy’s — despite being significantly delayed in their opening process. “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 at the time. “I know the smart thing to do would be to save the money, [and] 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.” 

Schwartz also felt pressure to make sure Sandoval’s mom and stepdad didn’t lose their investment. “Getting her her money back, their money back, is more important to me than getting my money back,” he said in the same episode. 

Did Sandoval Pay His Mom Back for Her $250,000 Investment in Schwartz & Sandy’s?

During the Vanderpump Rules: Pumped Up Edition reunion episode, Andy asked, “Sandoval, have you been able to pay your mom back her retirement fund yet?”

Sandoval responded, “No,” and then explained, “She’s OK, though.”

“She wouldn’t give me that if it was like… ” he continued, and Andy concluded, “If it was do or die.”

As Schwartz explained, after Sandoval’s affair with Raquel Leviss was made public, “revenue was down a little bit” at Schwartz & Sandy’s, there was a “boycott” that “had some momentum,” and there was “some graffiti in the bathroom” of the establishment.

With that in mind, Andy asked, “Are you worried, given the hit your business has taken recently, that you’re not going to be able to pay her back?”

Sandoval replied, “I’ll pay her back at some point, eventually, for sure no matter what, whether it’s with that business or not.”

Given the recent changes in the business, Andy was curious if Sandoval’s relationship with their business partner, Greg, had been impacted. However, Sandoval explained, “Greg and I have always had a little bit of a strained relationship.”

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