Katie Maloney Addresses Tom and Raquel’s Hookup Ahead of New Vanderpump Rules Season

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Vanderpump Rules' Katie Maloney Admits It Was "Annoying" to Hear Tom and Raquel Discuss How They "Flirt" at BravoCon, Says She Wanted Them to "Shut Up"

Katie Maloney found herself annoyed as she sat on stage amid a Vanderpump Rules panel at BravoCon last weekend.

While Katie, 35, has reportedly moved on from her marriage to Tom Schwartz, 40, with 25-year-old actor Satchel Clendenin, she didn’t exactly enjoy hearing her former spouse and his rumored flame, their co-star Raquel Leviss, chat about their flirtations. She opened up about the matter on a recent episode of her podcast.

“That sh-t is really annoying when they are like ‘I don’t know, maybe we might kiss because we flirt all the time because that’s the kind of friendship we have,’” Katie shared on the October 21 episode of the You’re Gonna Love Me podcast, via Heavy. “I’m like shut up, first of all, you don’t, second of all, enough, no one like cares. Actually people care, I know they care.”

Lala Kent, who was Katie’s featured guest on the podcast episode, recalled how she reacted to the matter by mentioning Katie’s active sex life.

“I’m not going to let Schwartzy and Raquel sit up on stage and be like, ‘he, he, eh, eh, eh,’ and then have my best friend sitting there all classy and sh-t,” she noted.

Also at BravoCon, in addition to discussing the “connection” he shares with Raquel and describing his castmate as “funny” and “witty,” Tom spoke of his and Katie’s divorce, saying it had “been an emotional roller coaster” and admitting he was “a sad sack of sh-t” for the first few months.

“I think I’m guilty of indulging in those feelings a little bit. I got addicted to the sadness. I turned emo for a bit. Yeah, I was kind of wallowing in my own little pity party but I’m good now. I feel great,” he confirmed.

Also on the podcast, after Katie noted that she decided to make a public announcement about their divorce on Instagram in March because she felt like she and Tom “had to,” noting that she “wanted to live in [her] truth,” Lala said it was Katie who encouraged her to date after her split from Randall Emmett in October 2021.

“I love this Katie, her face looks different, I feel like she said she’s living her truth and I just feel like we deserve to be happy, and if something is not working, whether it’s been five years or 12 years, you’ve got to let it go, you got it go, so we’ve had a lot of fun, this girl is the only reason why I finally ended up having sex again,” Lala said.

Vanderpump Rules season 10 is expected to premiere on Bravo sometime later this year or early next year.