Tom Schwartz ditches wedding ring amid divorce from Katie Maloney

Tom Schwartz finally stopped wearing his wedding ring a month after his wife Katie Maloney filed for divorce.

“I’ve been wearing it for a few months, but I woke up one day and thought, ‘Maybe it’s time to stop wearing it out of respect for Katie,'” the ‘Vanderpump’ star said. Rules,” 39, exclusively told Page Six Thursday night at the grand opening of Vanderpump in Paris in Las Vegas. “There was no specific catalyst, however.”

He continued, “I don’t want to look like I’m holding on to anything, but the reason I kept wearing it is because A) it’s a beautiful ring and B) I Always much love and admiration for Katie. I love her with all my heart.”

Schwartz – who made his left-hand debut at boss Lisa Vanderpump’s Sin City celebration – explained that he felt uncomfortable without his Kyle Chan-designed band until recently.

Tom Schwartz at the Grand Opening of Vanderpump in Paris in Las Vegas
The ‘Vanderpump Rules’ star made his left-hand bar debut at Vanderpump Paris’ grand opening in Las Vegas.
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“Here’s the thing. I’m still madly in love with my wife, Katie. I will always love it,” he said. “I wore the ring for a long time because I feel naked without it and I feel so vulnerable without the ring.”

The Schwartz & Sandy co-founder went on to say that Maloney, 35, has been “so accommodating” as he processes the end of their journey as a couple.

“Katie was so awesome. I hate the word accommodating. It sounds so sterile, but she’s been amazing,” he said of the “You’re Gonna Love Me” podcast host. “We respected everyone’s limits. But she’s my girlfriend. Even though we’re apart, I’d do anything for her.

Maloney — who also attended the Vegas party — told Page Six that she and Schwartz will “always support each other,” especially as they navigate the early stages of their split.

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Schwartz was often spotted wearing his wedding ring in the weeks after he and Maloney announced their plans for a divorce.

“I’m glad we had the time to take our time, to get it together, to sort ourselves out, and not have this abrupt, cold turkey situation,” she said, adding that it’s been a “relief” to acclimate to celibacy. life without Bravo cameras rolling. (The network has yet to announce its plans for a 10th season of “Pump Rules.”)

“We needed this time to understand and take the next steps. It’s one step at a time,” she explained. “He had to come at his own pace with the ring and everything, which I completely understood.”

While Maloney expressed interest in dating — “I just want a little attention, nothing serious,” she told Page Six — Schwartz admitted he was “fucking terrified” at the idea of ​​getting back on stage.

Tom Schwartz and Katie Maloney
Maloney and Schwartz had been married for three years and together for 12 before going their separate ways.

“I went out the other night and I was at the bar and there was a couple on a first date and they were talking, like, ‘Where are you from, what are you doing?'” recalls -he. “And I wanted to crawl into a hole. It sounded awful. I don’t want to have to go back to the start like that. I’m fine, but I’m terrified.

Still, Schwartz said he “wholeheartedly” supports Maloney in his current romantic pursuits.

“I want her to go out and do what she has to do and find love. But yeah, I’m not going to be dating for a long time,” he said before joking, “I’m going to be a hermit. I’m going to grow a beard. I could go ahead and become a cobbler. I don’t know, I have no idea what’s going to happen with my love life.

Tom Schwartz and Katie Maloney
Schwartz said he “wholeheartedly” supports dating Maloney.
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Maloney officially filed for divorce from Schwartz on March 22 after nearly three years of marriage. They had been together for 12 years before announcing last month that they were going their separate ways.

“I don’t think we were ever a model couple. Maybe we’re model divorcees. A dodgy title I guess,” Schwartz wrote on Instagram at the time, ending his post by saying he will be fine.

“So I’m going to shut up now and say it one last time, I love you Bub.” Always and forever, you will be in my heart.

James B. Helms