Katie Maloney doesn’t have time for this B.S.! …But she’s going to address it anyways! LOLz!
Of course, the 38-year-old Utah native split up from fellow Vanderpump Rules star Tom Schwartz back in early 2021. But while that divorce news has long since played out, the ensuing inter-cast drama is still churning! Yes, we’re talking ALL about Tom’s recent hookup with Raquel Leviss!!
Related: Katie Reveals Exactly What ‘Broke’ Her Marriage To Tom Schwartz!
So, this particular point of contention kicked off over the weekend. On Saturday, Raquel took to her Instagram account to post a pair of pics alongside Tom at Schwartz & Sandy’s Lounge — the restaurant he owns.
As Perezcious readers will no doubt recall, Schwartz and Leviss had been hooking up recently following his split from Maloney. Those two first got together back in August of 2022 at Scheana Shay‘s wedding to Brock Davies, and then pursued that connection for a few months. That casual relationship ended more recently, but with this new IG pic on the 28-year-old’s account, it’s clear the pair is still friendly enough!
Raquel dropped a pair of emojis in her caption for the fresh pic set and wrote:
Seems simple enough. But ALL the drama went down underneath in the comments!!
Related: Credit To Katie For Moving On With A Much Younger Man Post-Divorce, Too!
Hours after Raquel first posted those pics for her 450,000 followers, Katie popped up in the chat to give her take on the very public pairing. Referencing Raquel’s apparent shade towards her in light of their crumbling friendship over the Schwartz debacle, Katie wrote:
“You really thought you did something here but these comments ATE LOLOL”
Then, in a follow-up comment, Maloney added more.
She called Raquel’s actions “desperado” and insisted there’s “nobody sad” over seeing her ex-husband with his arm around his more recent romantic fling:
“Nobody sad. … The amount of times the picture landed in my inbox, I couldn’t leave it alone. Desperado.”
But did the comments on Leviss’ upload really eat, though, as Katie claimed?
Why, yes! Yes they did!!! Here are just a few of viewers’ many, many reactions left on Raquel’s post as they watched all this VPR drama play out online:
“Second hand embarrassment at this”
“Whether or not you and Katie were ever close, this is just so messy and immature. Why stir up drama for no reason?”
“The opposite of a girls girl”
“This is not it”
“So desperate to be attached to someone to stay relevant. Girl bye!”
“What is going on with u. Don’t be so thirsty”
“I just lost tons of respect for Raquel!! This shouldn’t even be an option for her… it makes her look needy and thoughtless…”
“Tell me you want to be messy without telling me you want to be messy…”
“POV: should’ve turned the comments off.”
Yeahhhhhh… we know that last one is right! Seriously though, these VPR fans went in on Leviss (and Tom, to be fair) for these snaps. The comments ate, indeed!
What do U think, Perezcious readers?? Are you #TeamKatie like scores of Raquel’s commenters?! Sound OFF with your take on this messy sitch down (below)!