A long time coming?
Katie Maloney and Tom Schwartz’s split didn’t just come out of the blue. According to the Vanderpump Rules OG, the breakup was “building up” for months.
“I felt disconnected, I felt like I was drifting away further and further away,” the reality TV star confessed on Friday’s episode of her “You’re Going to Love Me” podcast, adding that she knew her decision would “crush him.”
“I felt like I was drifting, and I couldn’t stop it,” she continued. “It was the hardest, hardest thing to do. The hardest thing to tell him because I knew it was gonna crush him.”
Katie also reveals that she and Tom have been separated for a little over a month.
“I know [for] some people [it] may seem like a shock, or it may seem like an abrupt thing, but for us, it’s not like we just decided this week or yesterday or the day before,” she said. “It’s been emotional for sure, but it’s also been in ways peaceful and loving, and the transition so far is going really well.”
As for their living arrangements, the former SURver says she and Tom still live together in their marital home.
“We do still live together in our house, and we’re just trying to navigate these steps together and really work on becoming friends in that sense, and obviously we have the same friends and trying to hang out in a group together going through this and not making it awkward for anyone and not make anyone choose sides – that’s been important to us,” she explained.
However, Katie admits that she ultimately called it quits because she needed to prioritize herself and her happiness over her marriage.
“There wasn’t some kind of crazy incident that happened; there wasn’t some crazy fight that resulted in this,” she continued. “The best and only way I can describe it is just like waking up inside of my life and having this voice that just became louder and louder and just events in my life and our relationship coming into focus and feeling the weight of them on me.”
She concluded by saying that there’s no “resentment” or “animosity” between her and Tom.
It’s unclear if Bravo will renew Vanderpump Rules for season 10.
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Source: Page Six