Vanderpump Rules' Tom Schwartz looks sad & stressed in first outing after 'painful' separation from wife Katie Maloney

VANDERPUMP Rules' Tom Schwartz looked sad and stressed in new photos.

It was the TV star's first outing after his "painful" split from wife Katie Maloney, which they both heartbreakingly confirmed on Instagram that day.

Tom, 39, looked worse for wear on Tuesday in somber street snapshots exclusively obtained by The Sun.

He wore a red shirt with a hat, sunglasses and shorts as he briskly walked outside of a restaurant in Los Feliz, California.

As he walked to a vehicle, he took off his hat and put his hand on his forehead.

The same day, he and Katie confirmed their separation after 12 years together in separate Instagram statements.

Tom's costar and business partner, Tom Sandoval, could also be seen walking with him.

The Vanderpump Rules star appeared to still be wearing his wedding ring, though he seemed to hide his hand from cameras once he spotted the photographers.

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The Sun earlier exclusively reported Katie felt Tom "didn't step up" during their marriage and was recently spotted without her ring, fuming speculation.

The Sun has reached out to Tom's reps for comment and they have not responded.

Katie, 35, shared the sad news in an all-text Instagram post along with two images of her and her husband from happier times.

"I never thought I would have to make an announcement like this," she began in her gut-wrenching March 15th admission.

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"After 12 years on an adventure through life together Tom and I are ending our marriage," the Bravo star wrote, "thanking" her support system.

Tom also shared three all-text statements and photos though his tone matched the mood of the new images.

"Well, this sucks," he wrote. "How am I supposed to capture 12 years of love in a f**kin' Instagram caption?

"I'm not ready to use the 'D' word bc it's too painful. Yes my heart aches."


He continued saying there's "no bitterness," adding "You'll be in my heart," in the three long messages before sharing some images. "On my a**? Not so much."

The couple has fueled breakup rumors for weeks after the podcast host shared cryptic quotes about divorce and showed off photos that emphasized her without a wedding ring.

Earlier, a source close to Katie and Tom exclusively told The Sun that while they have been “flip-flopping” whether or not to stay in their relationship, they are currently spending time apart. 

“Katie and Tom have split and gotten back together and split and gotten back together. They’re currently not together, no. 

“She’s doing her own thing right now,” the insider claimed. 

“She hasn't filed for divorce yet but it’s been discussed. They’re just taking time apart right now and seeing what happens.”    

The source added that the exact events that led up to the split is "Katie’s story to tell" and ultimately, the time apart is "her decision."

“She feels the fault is on him and he had his chances to be better but he didn’t step up to the challenge. 

“Now she is focused on her own happiness, something that wasn’t prioritized in their marriage.”

A rep for Tom did not respond to The Sun's request for comment.


While Tom appeared to have his ring during his first sighting amid the news, last week, Vanderpump Rules fans noticed Katie shared images that highlighted her bare hand without her wedding ring on.

Many agreed that the decision was a sign her marriage was in trouble.

Katie tied the knot to the TomTom co-founder in 2016 after dating since 2010.

Although they initially had a romantic ceremony, it was discovered years later that the couple never officially filed their documents with the court so they were not legally married.

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In 2019, Lisa Vanderpump pushed them to make it official with a smaller Las Vegas ceremony – where they finally sealed the deal with the proper paperwork.

Throughout their 12-years together, many of their highs and lows played out on-camera – including his infidelity that was revealed two years after they wed.

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