“Vanderpump Rules” stars Katie Maloney and Tom Schwartz have broken up after nearly 12 years together.
“Well this sucks,” Schwartz began in a lengthy statement posted on Instagram Tuesday night. “How am I supposed to capture 12 years of love in a f–kin canned Instagram caption. What picture am I supposed to use? Is there a go-to break up font?”
He continued that he wanted to clear up rumors going around.
“Katie & I are separating. I’m not quite ready to use the “D” word bc it’s too painful. Yes my heart aches but I’ll be ok. Not looking to evoke any sympathy here. I’m not the victim. Not gonna write too sad a song.”
He then revealed that she decided to leave him and the pair have had “healthy” and “productive” conversations about their relationship. He also added that it felt “tone def” to ask people to respect their privacy.
“So instead I’ll ask to please be kind,” he wrote. “I don’t fault you for any snap judgment. If I was watching us on VPR for the last 9 years I’d be making them too. Perception gets skewed bc of seeing [sic] snipets of our lives on the show, but I’m telling you we had some of the most blissful, romantic, fun times humanely possible over the course of our relationship. I’m talking heaven on earth level joy.
“She taught me so much about love & being a better partner.”
He said he doesn’t look at their marriage as a “failure” despite being sad, adding that there is “no anger or bitterness.”
“I don’t think we were ever a model couple. Maybe we are model divorcées. A dubious title I suppose,” he continued, ending his post saying that he’ll be fine.
“So I’ll shut up now and say it one last time, love you Bub. Always & forever you’ll be in my heart. On my ass? Maybe not so much.”
He added several photos of the pair throughout their relationship together as well.
Maloney also announced the split on her Instagram with a much shorter note.
“After 12 years on an adventure through life together Tom and I are ending our marriage,” she wrote. “This ending is not met with resentment or animosity, no sides to choose. We have deep admiration for one another that will always remain and we cherish our friendship. Although we may be on different paths we will continue to love and support one another’s happiness.
“Thank you all for the kind words and support,” she ended, adding two photos of the couple together.
The Bravo couple first sparked split rumors on March 10 when fans noticed that Maloney was not wearing her wedding ring during a girls’ night out with former co-star Stassi Schroeder.
“Left hand perfectly positioned to show us no ring,” one Instagram user commented at the time.
One month prior, however, Maloney, 35, and Schwartz, 39, appeared to still be on good terms, as he posted a selfie for Valentine’s Day with his gold wedding band clearly visible.
“It’s Friday, I’m in love,” he captioned the sweet selfie.
As documented on “Vanderpump Rules,” the pair faced many love hurdles throughout their long-term relationship — namely cheating, rage texts and explosive arguments.
However, during 2021’s Season 9, Maloney and Schwartz seemed to have put the drama behind them and were in a good place in their marriage.
And yet, they still had some hiccups, including arguing over Maloney’s involvement in Schwartz and co-star Tom Sandoval’s new business venture, a bar named Schwartz & Sandy’s.
Maloney ultimately ended up taking a step back and partnered with Sandoval’s girlfriend, Ariana Madix, to start a sandwich shop, Something About Her.
Maloney and Schwartz also documented their fertility journey as they struggled to get pregnant despite not using contraception.
In January, Maloney told Page Six she and Schwartz were no longer “actively trying” to conceive.
“I don’t want to put that kind of pressure on myself, on my marriage, on [Schwartz], on anyone. I’m perfectly content with where I’m at,” she said at the time.
Maloney and Schwartz started dating in September 2010 and tied the knot in a woodsy ceremony in front of Bravo cameras in August 2016.
They later realized they were not legally married and jetted off to Las Vegas with close friends in July 2019 to make their union official.
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