Original cast members of the Bravo series Vanderpump Rules, Katie Maloney-Schwartz, and Tom Schwartz, are divorcing after being together for 12 years. They had been dating at the time of the show’s premiere in 2013 and married in an episode of its fifth season in 2016.

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Maloney announced the news on Instagram and also said that the divorce “is not met with resentment or animosity, no sides to choose. We have deep admiration for each other that will always remain and we cherish our friendship.”

Schwartz mentioned that it was Katie’s choice to officially divorce in his own Instagram post regarding the manner. “Fully respect Katie’s decision and we’ve had healthy, productive conversations about it,” Schwartz said in the lengthy statement. “It would have been far sadder if she decided to stay with me whilst not happy,” he added.

The two had a rocky relationship even before their marriage, where Tom was repeatedly accused of cheating on Katie while the two were on Vanderpump Rules. The couple even had to hold a second marriage ceremony in 2019 because they lost the license to their 2016 marriage, causing it to become legally void.

Their Vanderpump Rules co-stars have been voicing their support for both Schwartz and Maloney in comments under their announcement posts. For fans and friends of the reality TV couple, this certainly is the end of an era.

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