Taking the good with the bad. Tom Schwartz he learned of his darkest times that followed Katie Maloney split — and where he stands now.
“At this moment right now? I feel fantastic,” said the 39-year-old Vanderpump Rules told exclusively by the star Us Weekly on Saturday, Oct. 15, while attending BravoCon 2022. “But, you know, coming out of [the breakup], I was a hot mess. I really was.”
Schwartz, who announced his divorce from Maloney, 35, in March, revealed that he sometimes got “a little smug” while dealing with the divorce.
“I loved myself in my new little bachelorette and I didn’t unpack for like three months,” Schwartz said Us, noting that heartbreak wasn’t so bad. “I think I was able to appreciate it as a life experience, if that makes sense. Not a good feeling, but it was a strong feeling. And one I hope I won’t experience again, but I still feel. I felt very alive.”
The TomTom co-founder joked: “I should have written, say, some songs or something. Maybe a few songs.”
Tom Sandoval he recalled how “difficult” it was to watch his best friend go through the ups and downs of a broken marriage. “It’s been a tough year for you, man,” the 39-year-old TV personality said Us on Saturday.
Schwartz agreed, adding, “The timing was very difficult. When it rains it pours.” He noted that his dad “almost died” and his brother got cancer while he and Maloney were trying to sell their house after the split. Additionally, the Florida State University alum was looking for a new place to live.
“It’s been a really interesting year,” he said Usadding that despite all the difficult patches, he never second-guessed the recording Vanderpump Rules.
“At this point I’m kind of looking forward to being, like, radically honest about it. It’s kind of therapeutic,” Schwartz said. “Although at times I think, ‘Oh my God, what did I say? What have I done?’ You pace around; You are sick; You question every decision you’ve made in life. Is not it? And that’s not an exaggeration. But then I think it’s very therapeutic at the end of the year.”
The Minnesota native concluded, “I’m as healthy as I am now because of it, but right now it’s bullshit. I won’t lie.”
Schwartz and Maloney married in 2016, but three years later discovered they had lost their initial marriage license, so the union was not legal. The couple tied the knot for the second time in July 2019, which fans watched on Season 8 of the Bravo series.
Earlier this month, Us have confirmed that the restaurateur and “You’re Gonna Love Me” podcast host have finalized their divorce after splitting in March.
The ex-spouses split the proceeds from the sale of their Valley Village, Calif., home, which they sold in August for more than $2 million, according to court documents.
Co-owner Schwartz & Sandy will divide his and Maloney’s other assets — including cars and jewelry — according to which item is in each person’s name.
With reporting by Christina Garibaldi