Vanderpump Rules stars Katie Maloney and Tom Schwartz finalized their divorce, ending their almost 4-year marriage (7 if you count their first “unofficial” wedding) and 12-year relationship. The judgment for Katie and Tom’s divorce was entered on October 12, according to legal documents obtained by Our Weekly. The documents also said the former couple will split the profits from the sale of their Los Angeles home, which they sold for $2 million in August, and divide their other assets according to whose name is attached to the items.
Katie and Tom first announced their separation on March 15 via social media statements. Katie wrote on her Instagram: “This ending is not met with resentment or hostility, no sides to choose. We have a deep admiration for each other that will always remain and we cherish our friendship.” Tom, for his part, shared on his Instagram that he “fully respects Katie’s decision” to end the relationship. “It will be much sadder if she decides to stay with me while she is not happy,” he added.
Rumors of a split began to spread a few weeks before they announced it after Katie shared a photo of herself without her wedding ring. Taking to her Instagram on March 10, the Vanderpump Rules star sent fans into a frenzy with a snap of herself enjoying a cocktail with BFF and former co-star Stassi Schroeder. Eyebrows were immediately raised as the pair both posed with their heads resting on their left hand – Stassi was clearly wearing a ring, while Katie’s was nowhere to be seen!
The divorce was definitely a bummer for longtime fans of the show, as Katie and Tom have gone from strength to strength since they first walked down the aisle together in 2016. They even had a second wedding in 2019 to top it off to make official. Just this past Valentine’s Day and New Year’s, the couple celebrated their love together, while fighting over each other on social media.
The pair even met Hollywood Life EXCLUSIVE in October of last year about how excited they were for the next step in their relationship: parenthood! “Listen, I can’t wait to have kids,” Tom exclaimed, before adding how much their friends inspired them. “It’s been great to see all my friends progress and develop as parents,” he shared. “It’s beautiful. They’re all such amazing parents and I had no doubts… but really, they just blew me away. I feel like they’ve all hit their stride and I can’t wait to have kids.”
Alas, love is fickle. Here’s to Katie and Tom finding happiness again in new relationships!