One simple comment from Jax Taylor started the rumor heard around the reality TV world, and ever since, stories of infidelity and divorce have been spreading about Tom Schwartz and Katie Maloney’s marriage!
Sources claimed that Tom is flirty and Katie has trust issues, and another report blamed her friendship with Stassi Schroeder for the issues between the couple, yet her family has defended the newlyweds and claimed the couple is doing fine.
Now, after days of speculation, Katie and Tom addressed the stories and shut down the rumors once and for all! When talking to E! News, Katie, and Tom began by insisting that the past year has been, “blissful” and that married life has been great for them!
After reiterating multiple times that they will not be getting a divorce, nor are they in some sort of, “marriage crisis.” However they DO have a theory as to why the public thinks they have split up, and of course, it involves social media.
“We don’t heavily document our lives too much,” Katie revealed. Tom added, “I just like putting weird and random stuff on my social media. I didn’t even notice that. It wasn’t an indication of some sort of subconscious reflection of the status of our relationship,” he explained.
Both Tom and Katie admitted that their moms called them to make sure things were okay, after getting questioned by the media about their rumored divorce.
Katie continued, “We are madly in love. I feel like marriage really suits us. We’ve been through so much, especially since last summer,” Katie confessed. Clarifying. “Everyone says the first year of marriage is the hardest, but it’s been like 89 percent blissful.”
So why does Tom think they are doing so well? “We like to think that we exercised all the bad stuff. We got about 15 years worth of fighting out in about three years, so we’re good now. It’s been smooth sailing,” he recalled.
Tom elaborated on their past year, and left readers a bit confused because he seems to doubt his previous “smooth sailing” defense. “We’re not pretending that we’re perfect. We have our ups and downs, but for the most part—at least relatively speaking in comparison to our earlier relationship—it’s been blissful,” he asserted.
Tom and Katie also wanted Vanderpump Rules fans to know that the cameras have helped, not hurt their relationship; they’ve learned from watching themselves on the show, and try to never make the same mistake twice!
“It’s the pressure to really not run from the issues and really have to face them. It’s cathartic in a lot of ways. I think having us put our stuff out there on the show, we can’t leave any questions unanswered or any rock unturned. We really have to explore it and dive in, and it’s scary to do that. But I think because we’ve had to do that that, we’ve been able to do a lot of work on ourselves and in our relationship,” Katie wrapped.
I’m not so sure I believe all of the gushing, but I also don’t believe they have called it quits just yet. Vanderpump Rules season 6 is currently filming, and they are definitely trying to keep whatever is going on between them under wraps!