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In case you forgot, Tom Schwartz cheated on Katie Maloney while they were married.

A new season of Vanderpump Rules is upon us, and if you were worried that the Bravo staple is in danger of growing stale, fear not.

After some of Vanderpump‘s biggest troublemakers were kicked to the curb after Season 8, and the unforgettable Scandoval narrative Season 10, it does feel like it can’t be topped.

Enter Tom Schwartz and Katie Maloney, the OGs who are still kicking on the show and making waves to this day.

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Katie Maloney and Tom Schwartz gave it a good run as a couple. Alas, they split in early 2022. (Getty)

Fans have watched as these pair have gotten together, married, only to go through a brutal divorce.

Why? Oh, because Tom cheated. (The Toms on this show, jeez!)

Tom Schwartz Comes Clean: Yes, I Cheated on Katie Maloney!

For seasons, the Toms – Schwartz and Sandoval – manage to strike the perfect balance between messy and charismatic.

While Scandoval dominated things last season, fans are still reeling from the 2022 split of Tom Schwartz and Katie Maloney.

Katie was the one who filed for divorce, but it seems that Tom was far from blameless in all of this.

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Tom Schwartz and Katie Maloney have decided to go their separate ways. And now, Schwartz is taking full responsibility for the breakup! (Photo via Getty) (Getty)

The news of their divorce wasn’t so much a surprise as it was a sigh of relief for many fans.

The marriage was a rocky one from the start, and Tom and Katie were admirably candid about the decision to go their separate ways.

In fact, it appears that he gave her ample reason to kick him to the curb.

Along with his hetero-lifemate Tom Sandoval, Schwartz appeared on Watch What Happens Live ahead of the 10th season.

It was then that he finally admitted the obvious:

Yes, the LA-based male model-turned-reality star and bar owner cheated on his wife on numerous occasions.

“Uhhh. Well, I think you guys know, if you’ve watched the show,” Tom responded.

“I strayed a few times. There were times where I thought the relationship was gonna come to an end and I was a sloppy douchebag.”

Well, at least Tom admits that it was a douchebag move, but justifying his actions by saying he thought his marriage was on its way out is sort of lame.

Katie Maloney-Schwartz, Tom Schwartz, Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix in better days. ( (Photo by Araya Diaz/Getty Images for

How Katie Maloney Feels About the Divorce

During an appearance on the podcast We Met At Acme in 2022, Katie opened up about her reasons for filing for divorce.

“I had been expressing my feelings … I was not getting my needs met,” the reality star confessed. “I was being hurt by some of the behavior, and I don’t think he understood or resonated or agreed.”

“It was one day, I just told him, ‘This is how I’ve been feeling, I’m not feeling very happy.’ … And then he just didn’t really do anything,” she said. “I think he thought that I was just gonna get over it or something. And then, it was a couple of weeks later, I had decided that I had wanted to get a divorce.”

The couple sharing a drink early on in their marriage. ((Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for PATRÓN Tequila))

Katie and Tom: Are the Vanderpump Stars Friends Now?

For awhile, it looked like the pair could stay friends despite everything.

In fact, one could even say that their divorce ended amicably and that they were on the path to a healthy friendship.

But that was before Schwartz hooke up with Raquel Leviss!

No, we’re not confusing the Toms!

You’ll recall that this all played out in the pique of Scandoval, with the revelation that Raquel was locking lips with both Toms!

Schwartz reflected on kissing Leviss during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.

“In hindsight, I don’t think it was [worth it],” he told host Andy Cohen. “I never wanted to hurt Katie. The fallout I got, the blowback I got from that kiss, my God!”

The reality star also denied fans’ allegations that the smooch was planned in order to distract from Leviss’ months-long affair with Sandoval. “It wasn’t planned, it wasn’t a decoy kiss. It was a real kiss,” he said.