Tom Schwartz and Katie Maloney have parted ways, but they still look out for each other. In March 2022, the “Vanderpump Rules” stars announced they were getting a divorce, but their split was amicable.
In June 2022, the former couple moved out of their shared home in Valley Village, California. Shortly thereafter, they put the house up for sale for $2.7 million. The 3,593 square foot modern farmhouse style home features 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths and an open floor plan. per The Dirt. Maloney and Schwartz bought the home in 2019 for $1.9 million.
It’s unclear how the exes divided up the personal items they acquired over their 12 years together, but Maloney did give Schwartz something special after the move.
Tom Schwartz thanked Katie Maloney for a gift she sent him and he called her by her nickname
In a June 2022 Instagram storySchwartz showed off a gift from his ex. In a post shared on his social media story, the TomTom partner revealed he had received a white air fryer from Maloney.
“Boy! Thank you for the chic new hot air fryer,” Schwartz commented on a photo of the kitchen appliance. “Boy! Thanks,” he added in a video clip. “Look at this baby.”
“Bub” is a nickname Maloney and Schwartz have for one another, but in a Reddit threadSome fans wondered why he keeps calling his ex by her pet name.
“I think it’s weird,” said one Redditor wrote of the “Bub” comment. “It’s not like he called her that by mistake, posts are made up beforehand. I think he knows the hate he’s going to get next season and is trying to do some damage control with the audience. He lives his life as a kiss that people like.”
“It was the combination of him using his pet name + his posting it to make it public. Strange,” another I Agree.
“Yeah, it’s weird still calling your soon-to-be ex-wife by her pet name. It sure is awesome,” a third commenter interfered.
Fans have wondered how Tom Schwartz will handle living alone
Maloney has been vocal about starting her new chapter without Schwartz. On the June 10, 2022 episode of her You’re Gonna Love Me podcast, Maloney revealed that while the move is “hell,” she’s looking forward to her “peaceful” new apartment and getting back on the dating scene. But Schwartz said Page Six he plans to become a “hermit” and keep to himself.
Fans have speculated that Schwartz will have trouble living alone after so many years with Maloney, and have pointed to his ex’s gift as an example of his inability to do things on his own.
“I find it stranger that she bought him an air fryer. Let him figure out how to support himself,” said one commenter wrote.
“You still haven’t cut the umbilical cord. She still mothers him. They need to break up,” another I Agree.
“Can anyone even imagine a world where Tom Schwartz lives and takes care of himself?” a Redditor wrote in another thread.
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