This season on Vanderpump Rules we’ve been watching Tom Schwartz and Katie Maloney’s countdown to the altar, and it was clear from early on that Ariana Madix and Tom Sandoval would be a major point of contention between the couple!
Schwartz wanted Ariana to be a part of their summer nuptials, but once Katie excluded her from the bridesmaids’ activities, he went out on a limb and made her a groomsman.
It appears that Schwartz is a bit sensitive to Ariana because he feels bad she’s been excluded, yet Ariana doesn’t believe that at all, and defended the couple against the haters who judged their fighting.
“I don’t think Schwartz puts mine or anyone’s feelings above Katie’s. I think he was looking at the situation objectively and just genuinely disagreed with her. He took things too far at times and made a few remarks towards her that were out of line,” Ariana explained to In Touch. Clarifying, “She said mean things, too. All relationships struggle with communication, mine included, and we all get in trouble when that breaks down.”
They did take some shots at Katie for placing the blame on them for the couples issues, but it does seem that months later, a lot has been resolved. “[We] don’t think she actually believed that. Katie was under so much stress at that time and [we] think she misplaced her anger,” Ariana defended.
Sandoval stood firm that he was always supportive of Tom and Katie’s relationship, and was pushing for them to work out their problems last summer.
“I just hoped that whatever they were going through or whatever issues had surfaced, that they would be able to truly resolve them before the big day. I love both of them and wanted it to be the happiest day of their lives and kick off a lifetime of happiness together,” Tom Sandoval wrapped.
As I said, I think Schwartz had a soft-spot for Ariana because she wasn’t included with the girls; he’s a nice guy and didn’t want anyone to feel left out. That being said, Katie’s feelings should always come before Ariana’s and at times he didn’t always support her.
I am so glad that Tom and Katie made it down the aisle; I can’t wait to watch their wedding on Vanderpump Rules!