Tom Schwartz appeared on Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright‘s podcast final week, the place he lastly had some stern phrases for his longtime pal and enterprise associate Tom Sandoval about his sordid affair with Raquel Leviss.
Whereas additionally addressing his time on Stars on Mars, providing updates on rumored girlfriend Jo Wenberg and ex-wife Katie Maloney, and explaining why he’s inspired Sandoval to “marry” Raquel, the Vanderpump Rules forged mate shared how Schwartz & Sandy’s has been doing and demanded Sandoval “drop the ego.”
“I actually kinda hit it off with everyone, Ronda Rousey, Tanashe, Ariel Winter… It was so enjoyable, and I’m grateful I acquired to do it,” Schwartz mentioned of appearing on Stars on Mars on the June 7 episode of When Reality Hits With Jax and Brittany. “I went up there to only reset my thoughts, and I completed that. It was superior. It was so enjoyable.”
As Pump Guidelines followers could know, Schwartz had a troublesome 2022 as he was confronted with one brother’s most cancers analysis, one other’s stint in rehab, and different household points — along with his divorce from Katie.
“I nonetheless love her, respectfully, not like in love together with her… We’re cordial, however she’s so busy opening her sandwich shop, which seems f-cking superior, so props to props to [Ariana Madix] and Katie. However it’s not like we’re BFFs,” Schwartz mentioned of his former partner. “We’re not going out and getting dinner… That was one factor that made me actually unhappy. We have been collectively for 12 years. Getting the divorce, regardless that it was amicable, it’s f-cking nerve-racking.”
And relating to courting, Schwartz shot down the concept that he’s in a secret relationship with Jo.
“I’m not courting anybody. I don’t have a secret girlfriend that lives with me. I’m single and never able to mingle,” he declared. “I believe [Jo]’s hilarious, beautiful, talented, Jo’s the sh-t. I simply don’t need a girlfriend. I simply acquired out of a 12-year relationship.”
Schwartz can also be targeted on his bar, which has gotten tons of backlash since Sandoval and Raquel’s affair was uncovered back in March. And, as he continues to spend time on the venue, he’s realized the foremost subject that his friends have with Sandoval.
“One factor I’ve gleaned from a whole lot of patrons and individuals who just like the present is, initially, yeah, they’re repulsed and disgusted by this complete factor. It’s vile. It’s indefensible however one factor they all the time say is that they’re like, ‘From our standpoint, it doesn’t look like he has regret… and Raquel too. And it additional exacerbates the state of affairs,” he shared.
Fortunately, that hasn’t stopped followers from flocking to the bar.
“This weekend was completely slamming,” he revealed. “I gotta shout out to my companions, Brett and Greg, they’ve needed to cope with a whole lot of f-cking harassment due to this. Persons are calling in and stuff. In the event that they assume Tom Sandoval is ever going to listen to these voicemails they go away, he doesn’t hear any of it. Our workers need to cope with that.”
As for TomTom, Schwartz mentioned it’s doing “nice” earlier than confirming he and Sandoval offered a share of his stake within the restaurant to place in the direction of Schwartz & Sandy’s.
“We took out a small share simply to assist us get to the end line, however we’re nonetheless concerned,” he confirmed of the 2 of them.
As followers proceed to surprise if Sandoval and Raquel are still together, Schwartz confessed to being uncertain as he additionally mentioned he inspired Sandoval to marry their co-star at the reunion.
“That was the very last thing I mentioned to him earlier than we left the reunion,” he revealed. “I used to be like, ‘Dude, in spite of everything this sh-t that you simply put me via and everybody else round you thru, you higher marry this f-cking woman.’ And I’m joyful to report that I do not know.”
With Raquel persevering with her mental health treatment at an undisclosed facility, Sandoval has been touring the nation together with his band, Tom Sandoval & the Most Extras, which Schwartz mentioned he’s “joyful” about.
“I’m joyful for him. I do know he’s very passionate in regards to the band,” he famous.
However that mentioned, Schwartz admitted Sandoval usually seems as if “he simply doesn’t give a f-ck” as he lives “out his rockstar desires” after blowing up the life of his former girlfriend, Ariana.
“He’s gotta drop the ego,” Schwartz said.
Additionally, on Jax and Brittany’s podcast, Schwartz mentioned that whereas he wasn’t making an attempt to evoke sympathy, he felt followers ought to know what he was going via in 2022 in order that they perceive he wasn’t absolutely current to course of the proper steps to take after learning of Sandoval and Raquel’s relationship.
“Possibly I used to be self-involved by necessity. Opening a bar is intense, and whenever you couple that with what Tom Sandoval, the narrative that he had advised me, he offered me a sh-t invoice of products,” Schwartz said. “Ariana’s story’s utterly completely different. He was telling me that he had been trying to break up together with her over the course of many months … His model of the story is that she treats him like sh-t, she belittles him, they have no intimacy, and that they’re kind of roommates.”
Schwartz went on to slam Sandoval for placing the blame on Ariana for his “vile” actions.
“It’s actually F-ed up when folks attempt to shift the blame in a state of affairs like this. To indicate, ‘It’s best to have identified. All of the indicators have been there,’ That’s vile,” he admitted.
Vanderpump Rules season 11 is predicted to start filming someday later this month.