Following the premiere of Vanderpump Rules season 10, Sandoval and Schwartz revealed if they’re still in touch with Jax, reacted to the ongoing rumors about Lala Kent‘s ex-fiancé, and addressed Schwartz’s split from Katie Maloney as Schwartz was questioned about Taylor Ann Green and Raquel Leviss.
As for Sandoval, he shared, “I don’t talk to him the same amount [as Schwartz]. But we hang out sometimes.”
Following Lala’s split from Randall, she called out Schwartz for remaining friends with her ex, who has since been accused of being tied to an FBI investigation regarding child-related crimes, which he’s denied. And on WWHL, Sandoval admitted he “probably” wouldn’t have chosen to remain friends with the producer if he were Schwartz.
Speaking for himself, Schwartz insisted he didn’t see Randall as much after his and Lala’s breakup.
“We developed a really close friendship over the years but towards the end, after their breakup, [I hung out with him] sparingly,” he explained, noting that he was “probably the last one to see” the L.A. Times’ exposé on Randall, which included allegations of requesting sexual favors in exchange for roles in his films.
“I don’t know what’s true, what’s not true but I hope it’s not true,” Schwartz stated.
Following his divorce from Katie, Andy Cohen attempted to facilitate a romance between Schwartz and Taylor. And while nothing ever happened between the two, aside from Schwartz praising the Southern Charm cast member as “gorgeous,” Schwartz admitted he “lights up” at the sight of her.
After Sandoval and Andy assured Schwartz that he’s not undateable, the Pump Rules stars were asked if they were aware that Lala had hooked up with James Kennedy early in the stages of their relationships with Randall and Raquel, respectively.
“We heard rumors,” Schwartz revealed. Sandoval added, “Yeah.”
“They both came over. We met up in person. They called me, showed my love. One of the first people I saw after my divorce was [Beau Clark] and Stass, and Sandoval, of course. Everyone came together,” Schwartz gushed. “I have a really great support system.”
When Sandoval was then asked if he feels responsible for Katie and Schwartz’s divorce, he confessed, “I did feel a little bit that way in the moment.”
“It hit me pretty hard. I was very surprised by it and very saddened by it,” he continued.
But Schwartz denied any such thing.
“No. In the beginning, I scapegoated our venture, Schwartz & Sandy’s, but ultimately, it was my fault,” he insisted.
During a game of “Agree or Disagree,” Schwartz and Sandoval agreed that Katie would remarry before Schwartz, with Schwartz saying, “I think I’m outta the game forever. I don’t think I’ll get married again. I’ll fall in love I just don’t think I’ll ever get married again.”
And during another game, called “Can! You! Defend?,” Sandoval said he cannot defend the fact that Schwartz is still calling Katie “bubba” as Schwartz revealed he’s “shortened it to Bub.”
“I feel like it’s the platonic, less intimate version,” he reasoned.
Throughout the upcoming episodes of Pump Rules, fans will watch as Schwartz and Sandoval work on getting their new bar, Schwartz & Sandy’s, opened. However, in real-time, the venue has been open for months — but only Wednesdays through Saturdays.
Moving forward, Schwartz said the two of them are “working on” getting the bar open all week long.
Also on the live broadcast, Schwartz confirmed he has “no regrets” about his hookup with Raquel.
“Although I regret that I hurt Katie’s feelings, obviously,” he added.
Later, on the WWHL: After Show, a virtual fan asked Schwartz how he felt about Raquel allegedly kissing Oliver Saunders, the son of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Garcelle Beauvais, after their hookup.
“I was kind of indifferent because we didn’t really have a deep connection,” Schwartz replied, adding that he and Raquel instead “had a momentary spark in the universe” that “was lovely.”
Then, another fan wanted to know if Sandoval’s relationship with Katie improved after her and Schwartz’s breakup.
“Yeah, it’s great,” he confirmed. “Obviously, me and Schwartz work together. We see each other all the time, but Katie and I are in, I feel like, a really good place.”
“I’ll second that,” Schwartz added. “I think you guys are in a better place than you’ve been in a long time.”
Vanderpump Rules season 10 airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on Bravo.