Tom Schwartz has finally spoken out!
Schwartz has found himself in the middle of the fallout from Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss‘ affair. He made out with Raquel once or twice while cameras were rolling for Vanderpump Rules, and many fans think he was helping is best friend cover up their love affair.
Over the weekend, Schwartz finally broke his silence on the matter.
Paparazzi caught up with Tom Schwartz while he was arriving from a flight in LAX, and he decided to take some time to talk to them. According to TMZ, the Vanderpump Rules star was being very careful with his words.
The pap made asked how Tom was doing, and he was quick to joke that the last time they met was during his divorce, and now it’s “Scandoval.”
“How’s Tom holding up?” the cameraman asked.
“He’s ok, I think,” Schwartz replied. “Relatively speaking, I mean, he has a sense of profound sadness, rightfully so. I think he feels like a piece of sh*t.”
Schwartz then joked that Tom Sandoval might be a bit of a POS, but added that he knows he made a huge mistake.
“The whole thing is just really sad,” Schwartz added. He then asked the cameraman how he felt about it, and he said he initially just thought it was a rumor to promote the show.
“Luckily Ariana has a really good support system and she’s with her friends,” Schwartz added. “I’m not sure where she is, but I hope she’s living the good life.”
Tom added that he really just hopes everything blows over before being asked about Raquel.
“I haven’t talked to Raquel,” the restaurant owner said. “I haven’t seen her or talked to her since this whole thing started.”
And then, the pap asked the question we’ve been waiting for: Did Schwartz know about the affair?
“I prefer not to talk about that at this time,” he replied diplomatically. “I mean, you’ll see it play out on the show.”
Schwartz added that the entire situation is very complicated and that he thinks everyone is hanging in there.
“Really I’m just sad about the negative impact it’s having on our business,” Schwartz concluded. “But I think cooler heads will prevail.”
Many fans aren’t convinced that Schwartz didn’t know about Sandoval’s relationship with Raquel Leviss, especially after looking back on promo interviews for season 10.
Before the Scandoval broke, Schwartz joked that Sandoval was the one who encouraged him to make out with Raquel while Vanderpump Rules cameras were rolling.