Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz looked back at some of their worst Vanderpump Rules moments while promoting their new show, Watch Party With Tom & Tom, which features commentary on a number of Bravo series, on Tuesday.
Ahead of the ninth season of Pump Rules, Sandoval and Schwartz played a game of “Reality TV Regrets.” During the game, they addressed a number of their most memorable moments in recent years, including their brawl in Las Vegas on season one and Sandoval’s attack on Jax Taylor during season two.
“That was so intense. I was in a state of disbelief, like, perpetual disbelief while it was happening,” Schwartz admitted to Us Weekly ahead of Watch Party‘s August 31 premiere. “I had an out-of-body experience ‘cause it erupted just so fast and out of the blue and it escalated so fast and all of a sudden people’s shirts were off. It was just madness.”
While Schwartz remembered the fiasco “very vividly,” Sandoval said that “30 percent of that night that is completely lost.”
“I think it’s safe to say that was the drunkest Tom’s ever been on Vanderpump Rules,” Schwartz said.
Although that may have been Sandoval’s drunkest moment, it wasn’t his only fight. That said, when it comes to his encounter with former friend Jax, he doesn’t regret that at all.
“No, no I don’t,” he confirmed.
Throughout the past several seasons of Pump Rules, many cocktails have been thrown. And, during one particular moment amid season two, Katie Maloney was on the receiving end of Schwartz’s liquid wrath.
“I just cringe. I wince at the thought of that,” Schwartz said. “There’s a lot of shame. We’ve moved past that. I don’t recommend it and I’m not encouraging and I’m not defending it, but, you know, I got it out of my system.”
Schwartz has some major regrets regarding his drink toss. But, when it comes to his decision to give his now-wife a “ring on the string” at Scheana Shay’s wedding during season three, he stands by it, insisting his “intentions were pure.”
“It had heart, but my timing — everyone who might be listening, for the love of God — do not give your significant other a ring at someone else’s wedding,” Schwartz stated. “This is obvious, but I was so earnest about it. I think that’s what makes it a good moment. I was so naive and so earnest.”
After going on to confess he wished he never filmed with “Miami girl,” who Kristen Doute brought to SUR in an effort to prove he cheated on Ariana Madix during season three, Sandoval explained the concept of his new show.
“We’re basically watching old classic episodes of Vanderpump Rules, Summer House, Southern Charm, and The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City. We’re doing themes and cocktails and hanging out with some hardcore Bravoholics and bringing some special guests,” Sandoval explained.
Meanwhile, Schwartz described the experience as “therapeutic.”
“But I’m still sort of unpacking some trauma from watching episodes that I’ve never seen before,” he continued. “So I think it’ll be interesting for people to watch along and watch me suffer.”
As for the moment in which he believed Pump Rules would be canceled, Schwartz said it was after the cast’s Sin City explosion that he questioned the series’ future.
“We were worried that was going to be the end of the show,” he shared.
Vanderpump Rules returns to Bravo this fall for season nine.
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