Last week, we reported on rumors that Vanderpump Rules stars TomSchwartz and Katie Maloney had gotten divorced after less than a year of marriage.
The news came to us courtesy of a cryptic tweet from series star Jax Taylor.
Now, if you watch Vanderpump Rules online, you're probably well aware that Jax doesn't have the greatest history when it comes to giving factually accurate accounts of the drama within his friends' relationships, but if the tweet was a lie, it was bold even by Jax standards:
"Yeah he dipped out of the country,” Taylor replied, in response to a question about whether or not Schwartz had finally had enough of Tequila katie.
“He said f this and left. Apparently going on a poker tour was more important.”
Seems pretty cut-and-dried, and the news didn't come as much of a shock to fans.
After all, much of Vandepump Season 5 was devoted to Tom and Katie's volatile relationships, with many of the couple's friends pleading with them to not go through with getting married.
But go through with it they did, and the Schwartz-Maloney wedding was a surprisingly tearjerking affair.
Of course, a lovely wedding is hardly a guarantee of a harmonious marriage, and the rumors of trouble in TomKat Land started almost immediately.
(Hey, at least they make more sense as a couple then the original Tom and Katie.)
Tom and Katie have been surprisingly quiet in the wake of rumors that they've called it quits, and one has to dig awfully deep n their social media profiles to find any mention of one another.
The deafening silence and the fact that Katie seems to be spending the bulk of her time with her female friends (she recently took a European vacation with the so-called Witches of West Hollywood) have combined to provide a whole lot of grist for the rumor mill.
But now, Katie's mother, Terri Maloney, is quashing the rumors, telling Radar Online that tom and Katie are still together, and as much in love as ever before:
“No [they’re not divorcing],” says Terri. “Everything is wonderful.”
But does that mean everything is actually wonderful, or everything is wonderful by the very low standards that Tom and Katie set early on in their relationship.
We guess we'll find out when Vanderpump Season 6 debuts on Bravo this fall.
You may want to get your cringe-face ready now.