PHOTOS: Vanderpump Rules’ Tom Schwartz Debuts New Blonde Hair as PUMP to Reopen Next to TomTom

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PHOTOS: Vanderpump Rules' Tom Schwartz Debuts New Blonde Hair as PUMP Reopens Next to TomTom

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Tom Schwartz has changed up his look amid filming on the upcoming 11th season of Vanderpump Rules.

Schwartz, 40, is sporting bleach-blonde hair as he remains in production with his castmates, including Tom Sandoval, 40, who appears to have made amends with certain members of the show following the reveal of his affair with Raquel Leviss, 28, in March. He’s also seemingly merging his West Hollywood restaurant, TomTom, with Lisa Vanderpump, 62, and Ken Todd‘s PUMP Restaurant Lounge, which shuttered the doors of its original location in July.

“Pump is back! Next to TomTom!” Bravo and Cocktails revealed on Instagram on August 11, along with a photo of the exteriors of the two restaurants.

pump is reopening with tomtom after july closure

Bravo and Cocktails then posted a comment from an insider, who shared the news of the reported merge of the two restaurants.

“My friend says that half of [TomTom] that was the restaurant will now be Pump and the bar will remain TomTom!” the source revealed.

pump returs to west hollywood, merges with tomtom

Back in May, after Lisa previously denied that PUMP would be closing, she and Ken, 73, confirmed the venue’s closure with a statement.

“It’s with heavy hearts that we announce that the lease at Pump Restaurant is expiring, and we will be closing its doors on July 5th, after 10 years of beautiful evenings under our olive trees,” they said. “While we have loved our time operating Pump, to take on another 10-year lease with a huge increase in rent by the landlords, is not something we are ready to commit to. After successfully running 37+ establishments for many years, this type of rent is untenable.”

Earlier this month, after PUMP closed for good at its former location, Ken was sued for nearly $1 million by his former landlord of the property, who claims he owes over $250,000 in back taxes.

As for Schwartz’s new hair, he was first seen rocking a blonde look in a fan photo over the weekend, which has since been shared by Queens of Bravo on Instagram on August 13.

tom schwartz debuts blonde hair amid vanderpump rules season 11

Following the sharing of the post on Twitter, a number of fans suspected Schwartz was going through a midlife crisis.

“So, when did he [become] Silicon Valley emo?” one person asked.

“The male midlife crisis bleach job,” noted a second.

“Nothing like dying your hair platinum in the summer to tell everyone you’re going through a mid-life crisis,” a third agreed.

Meanwhile, others felt the look was a “nice change” and made him look “younger.”

Vanderpump Rules season 11 is expected to premiere on Bravo sometime later this year or early next year.