Tom insisted that Schwartz only found out about his affair with Raquel “very recently” and “did not condone it.”
“This was a very personal thing. Also, Schwartz & Sandy’s might have my name on it, but also there are 3 other partners and 20 employees who especially rely on the restaurant for income for [themselves] and their families. Just like TomTom, I’m a small part of a much bigger thing. Please direct [your] anger towards me and not them. They did nothing wrong. I’m so sorry that my partners, Greg, Brett, and Schwartz, and our employees have to suffer for my actions. I will be taking a step back & taking a hiatus out of respect for my employees & partners. I need some time to address everything else. Sorry for everything.”
This statement comes just two days after news broke that Tom and Raquel were having an affair.
Ariana broke up with Tom on Wednesday night after discovering his affair with Raquel while at a performance for his band, Tom Sandoval & the Most Extras, in Los Angeles.
According to Page Six‘s source, Tom and Raquel have been “communicating inappropriately for months” and “want to be together.”
The source adds that Ariana was “blindsided by the cheating.”
Meanwhile, it turns out that Raquel wasn’t the only woman Tom was cheating on Ariana with over the last year or so.
To make matters worse, Patrick claims that Tom got Julia pregnant, paid for her abortion then ghosted her for weeks. He shared private DMs between him and Tom, where the Bravoleb doesn’t deny the claims but says he will “text Julia with an apology.”
“Tom, Tom, Tom…so let me get this straight. You were cheating on Ariana with Raquel but cheating on Raquel with my bestie Julia. Got it, @tomsandoval1,” Patrick wrote on his Instagram Story.
He then messaged Tom on Instagram, writing, “Find it funny that after all the messing around with Julia the same time…it’s scary how good of a liar you are. Would be a shame if I said something.”
Tom replied, “Patrick, I don’t want problems and will text Julia privately with an apology. I am sorry,” to which Patrick said, “As you should [be]. It’s embarrassing for you and your “reputation.”
After Patrick released his tea on Tom, the Pump Rules star begged him to “take your stories down” because he doesn’t “need to be dealing with more shit” as “it’s becoming unsafe [for] my family and business partners.”
“I’m good,” Patrick replied, “It’s all the lies you told her for me” [aka the] ‘I want to marry you.’ But [you] wouldn’t even date her, and then after the abortion thing, you ghosting her for weeks. BUT THEN, TO FIND OUT ON TOP OF ALL THAT, you were cheating. You’re a f–king loser, and I WILL be prancing around doing a “press tour.”
At this point, Tom stopped replying to Patrick, only saying, “[My] legal team will be in contact shortly.”
Vanderpump Rules airs on Wednesdays at 9 pm on Bravo.