It’s official – T0m Schwartz and Katie Maloney are no longer each other’s bubbas.
The Vanderpump Rules couple confirmed their split on Tuesday amid reports they had ended their nearly 7-year marriage.
Tom and Katie both released statements on Instagram announcing their breakup.
“Well, this sucks,” Tom said in a lengthy statement. “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 breakup font?”
“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 continued.
“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] snippets 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.”
“I don’t think we were ever a model couple. Maybe we are model divorcées. A dubious title, I suppose,” he added. “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.”
On the other hand, Katie wrote, “After 12 years on an adventure through life together, Tom and I are ending our marriage. 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.”
Tom and Katie began dating in September 2010 and tied the knot in August 2016. A short time later, they realized they weren’t legally married, so they made their union official in July 2019 during a ceremony in Las Vegas.
It’s unclear if Bravo will renew Vanderpump Rules for season 10.