Pump Rules’ Tom Schwartz on Katie’s Unfair “Fan Girl” Diss Against Raquel, Admits He Cares About Raquel “A Lot” and Reacts to Katie’s New Boyfriend

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Tom Schwartz is weighing in on Katie Maloney‘s feud with Raquel Leviss.

After Katie accused Raquel of being a “fan woman” by carrying a TomTom sweatshirt to BravoCon final month, the Vanderpump Guidelines solid member admitted he cares quite a bit for Raquel earlier than sharing his ideas on their drama, teasing season 10, and reacting to the information of Katie’s new relationship with boyfriend Satchel Clendenin.

“I keep out of it. I take care of Raquel quite a bit and Katie’s my woman. I really like her. We spent greater than 1 / 4 of my life collectively, so I’ve lots of respect and love for her. However she could be very reactive and I haven’t had lots of time to course of that but,” Tom informed Us Weekly of the drama between the ladies on November 5.

Though Tom hasn’t absolutely processed the feud, he mentioned Katie’s remark about Raquel wasn’t “a good evaluation” of who she is.

“She simply helps us and is a champion for each Sandoval and myself,” he shared. “I wouldn’t say she was a fan woman, I by no means felt that manner. I felt it was genuine and honest.”

As Pump Guidelines followers could have seen, Katie shared a imply remark about Raquel after seeing a photograph of her within the TomTom sweatshirt on a Bravo fan web page.

“Began as a fan of the present and now a fan of the Tom’s,” she wrote.

And in response, Raquel defended herself on Instagram.

“Simply got here right here to say that the primary purpose I wore this TomTom sweatshirt on Day 3 of BravoCon was for the cozy vibes,” she defined. “I additionally wore it to help BOTH of the Toms and inspired individuals to cease by their sales space to take a look at the remainder of the lovable merch. I actually take pleasure in supporting my pals and being cozy on the similar time.”

Trying again on the drama of season 10, which he and Katie filmed amid their cut up, Tom mentioned it was “emotionally taxing.”

“I believe we hit a tough patch towards the top. We had a falling out. However I believe we’re good now,” he revealed.

Along with the rumors Tom confronted in regard to his and Raquel’s reported hookup, in addition to their allegedly “cozy” encounters since, he was additionally compelled to cope with the reveal of Katie’s romance.

“You’ll see a few of that play out. My intestine response — it was powerful however I acquired to say I dealt with it fairly rattling properly. I’m very affordable in regard to that,” he mentioned of how he responded to the information.

“[But] I hear nice issues and I’ve heard he’s a very nice man. I simply need Katie to be comfortable,” he continued. “I’m not simply saying that. I’m not making an attempt to be a self-righteous Mr. Cool Man. I simply need Katie to be comfortable. I’m not the jealous kind.”

And regardless of his rumored rendezvous with Raquel, Tom mentioned he’s “grown nearer” to her former fiancé, James Kennedy.

“I really feel like we’re tremendous tight though we don’t see one another quite a bit. I nonetheless care. Our bond is —you’ll see how a few of that performs out [in season 10],” he shared. “A few of it not so good. I’m a world class sugar coater. It did get ugly at factors this season, this summer season. However I’m nearer than I’ve ever been to each [James and Raquel].”

Vanderpump Guidelines season 10 is predicted to premiere on Bravo someday early subsequent yr.

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