Katie Maloney is reportedly dating Satchel Clendenin, a 25-year-old actor, after splitting from Tom Schwartz earlier this year.
One month after she and her now-ex-spouse finalized their divorce, a report claims the Vanderpump Rules star, 35, is following in the footsteps of Tom, who has been linked to their co-star, Raquel Leviss, in recent weeks, and getting back in the dating game.
Us Weekly confirmed Satchel’s identity on October 21, noting that he has “met some of” Katie’s castmates and “hung out with some of her friends” since their relationship began.
The outlet also pointed out that Katie recently revealed she’s in her “cougar era.”
“You know, [I’m] not [dating] seriously but just like [to] have fun and get out there and, like, flirt and maybe kiss some boys,” she teased in July. “You know what I mean? Like … I can’t get in a relationship right now.”
“I don’t know, a lot of [the guys] are really young and that’s kind of fun too,” she continued. “I’m kind of, like, in a cougar era. … I can date the young one, [someone] my age and the young one’s dad. So I kind of love that for me.”
While attending BravoCon last weekend, Katie first confirmed the news of her new man — as well as his age.
“There’s a guy who’s, like, 25 that I’ve been hanging with. It’s fun,” she told Page Six. “Single girl Katie is having a good time. It’s just casual. It’s just fun. I haven’t been single since I was 24, and the landscape is totally different.”
Also, at BravoCon, Tom opened up about his connection with Raquel.
“We have, like, a connection,” he admitted to E! News. “Yes, me and Raquel have gotten much closer. I have a great appreciation for her. I’ve gotten to know her, and I’ve gotten to see all these different facets of her personality I didn’t know existed…I didn’t realize how f-cking funny Raquel is—and witty.”
Still, when it comes to getting back into a relationship, Tom said he isn’t interested.
“I’m not even thinking about dating, I’m embracing being single, focusing on my career, and [my] business [with Tom Sandoval].”
Vanderpump Rules season 10 is expected to premiere on Bravo later this year or early next year.
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