While spending time with Stassi Schroeder and Lala Kent, both of whom share daughters with partners Beau Clark and Randall Emmett, the Vanderpump Rules cast member asked Katie, who he briefly tried to conceive a child with last year, where her baby was.
“I said, ‘Bub where’s yours?’ She said [expressionless emoji],” Schwartz wrote in the caption of his October 10 photo, seemingly confirming Katie was tired of or annoyed with the question.
As soon as Schwartz’s post was shared, the Pump Rules cast member was flooded with critical comments. One of the comments came from Kristen Doute‘s boyfriend, Alex Menache, who knew right away that Schwartz’s caption wasn’t going to go over well.
“Narrator: ‘It was at this moment, Thomas knew he had f-cked up,'” Alex wrote.
“Waiting for him to change the caption.. In 3… 2… 1…” another person shared.
“Wow..that rude to say to her!” said a third Instagram user.
Others said that comments like these were “super insensitive” to those struggling to conceive.
“Read the room, Tom,” added the Real Moms of Bravo.
After having some time to think about what he had written, and reading the comment from the Bravo fan page, Schwartz admitted that what he wrote on his social media page wasn’t “good.”
“Upon further reflection, this was not a good caption,” he stated.
Katie and Tom, who wed in August 2016 and July 2019, have been discussing their baby plans for years, with Katie saying in August of last year that she had downloaded a fertility app. However, in April of this year, after considering a “quarantine baby,” Katie said she was having second thoughts.
“I don’t know if I want to, like, run and get pregnant right away. I think I might want to travel and experience a little bit of post-COVID life,” she revealed to the Bravo Insider.
“We’d like to start a family some time in the next few years. First, we have to get our feet back on the ground, get a routine and a rhythm back and get our professional mojo flowing again,” Tom explained. “So many friends in our lives have given birth or are about to give birth, and it’s a beautiful thing. We’re celebrating their newfound parenthood and anticipating ours sometime in the next few years.”
“Few years? Probably next couple years,” Katie added.
Vanderpump Rules season nine airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on Bravo.
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