Katie Maloney and Tom Schwartz. Faye Sadou/MediaPunch/INSTAR; Charles Sykes/Bravo
And the Scandoval fallout continues. Midst Tom Sandoval And Rachel Leviss‘ affair scandal that curious fans have been speculating about Tom Schwartz‘s engagement following his kiss with the former pageant queen.
Vanderpump Rules Instagram fan account @realvanderpump theorized on Friday, March 17 that Schwartz’s association with Leviss, 28, was just a cover for her secret romance with Sandoval, 39, — and his own affair with the Barber Jo Wenberg. The ex-wife of the 40-year-old TomTom founder, Katie MaloneyShe has apparently reacted to the speculation.
“Jo is scary. I mean none of us could bear to be around her. Her energy is on par with a crackhead,” Maloney, 36, claimed via Instagram comment on Saturday, March 18. I love you and I support your inner thoughts and vision so / live in the moment you are a gem and I have always respected you. I love you. Xo Yo.”
Katie Maloney slams ‘Psycho’ Jo Wenberg amid her friendship with Tom Schwartz: I’ll ‘light her up’
The Bravo star added: “She’s a psycho and I’m going to set her on fire with Rachel too [Leviss’ birth name].”
The You’ll Love Me podcaster and Schwartz announced in May 2022 that they had split after more than 12 years together. Their divorce was finalized the following October, in which they intended to share custody of their two dogs.
Fresh from their breakup Us weekly broke the news in August 2022 that the co-owner of Schwartz & Sandy has teamed up with Leviss Sheana Shaywedding to Brock Davis. While the two later claimed to only have shared a kiss, Schwartz has since formed a close friendship with Wenberg.
“Jo is a badass hairdresser. … I think she’s a beautiful soul,” he said exclusively Us weekly in February. “We don’t live together and we don’t date either, but she’s just someone I respect on a deep level and she’s a really cool person and we just hang out.”
He added at the time: “I just got out of a 12 year relationship. I can’t be in a committed relationship – I can’t dive back into another relationship. It wouldn’t be fair to the other person because I’m kind of busy with business and my family and kind of falling in love all over again.”
The story goes on
Schwartz finally confirmed in a Vanderpump Rules Season 10 deleted scene that aired earlier this month that he is living with the hair guru.
“I went to Tom’s today to take the dogs there and there’s a toothbrush with lipstick and a bunch of jewelry in the bathroom. For example that fk is st? He says, ‘It’s Jo’s,’” Maloney told the co-stars Lala Kent and Leviss in the March 1 episode clip. “First Kristen [Doute’s]is her best damn friend. Why doesn’t she live with Kristen down the street?”
Tom Schwartz and Katie Maloney on “Vanderpump Rules”. Nicole Weingart/Bravo
Doute, 40, who was fired Vanderpump Rules in 2020, after past racist tweets resurfaced, revealed during a Viall Files appearance earlier this month that she’s no longer friends with Wenberg after eight years of friendship.
“Because of all this, I haven’t spoken to her since July [drama]’ she told the host Nick Viall. “There were so many times throughout the fall that Schwartz, Jo, Sandoval and Raquel would hang out non-stop. I just assumed it was because Schwartz and Jo were seeing each other [or] sleeping together and no one wants to be a part of it. You only have these two people. … The four of you were on double fucking dates.”
Sign up for Us Weekly’s free daily newsletter and never miss the latest news or exclusive stories about your favorite stars, TV shows and more!
Us confirmed in March that Sandoval and longtime girlfriend Ariana Madix had split after the Missouri native became involved in a months-long affair with Leviss. Both Sandoval and former Miss Sonoma County have since apologized for their actions.