VPR's Raquel Lewis Thinks Katie Blocked Her Romance With Tom Schwartz

Vanderpump Rules star Raquel Lewis credits Katie Maloney as the reason her romance with Tom Schwartz didn't continue after they kissed.

Raquel Lewis accuses Katie Maloney of blocking her relationship with Vanderpump Rules co-star Tom Schwartz. Tom and Katie dated for five years before tying the knot in 2016. However, they were only married for six years as Katie filed for divorce from Tom in 2022, citing irreconcilable differences. Meanwhile, Raquel also called off her engagement to Vanderpump Rules co-star James Kennedy in December 2021. Tom and Raquel made headlines last summer when they hooked up at Scheana Shay and Brock Davies' Mexican wedding. The affair between the two took place five months after Tom and Katie separated, and Tom and Katie found out that they angered the latter.

Vanderpump Rules' Raquel Leviss spoke to Page Six at the Bravo reality show's premiere night and revealed that her relationship with Tom fell apart when Tom's ex-wife found out. She revealed that she and the co-founder of Schwartz & Sandy are very close friends and hang out a lot. Raquel also described Tom as a great guy, before adding: "As far as the romantic thing goes, it's more of him deciding not to pursue that. I think Katie has a big reason why. But I respect His decision, I got a

VPR's Tom Schwartz Regrets How Raquel Kiss Impacted Katie

Raquel, a former beauty queen, insists she doesn't regret kissing Tom during his divorce from Katie, even though she and the latter are now on bad terms. Tom, on the other hand, stands by his decision to kiss Raquel, thinking it was a good exchange. However, he regrets how the incident affected Katie. He noted that he doesn't regret the kiss, but admitted the timing was a bit disrespectful. Tom explained, "In that moment, I was in my own little world. There was something in the air. I regret it because it hurt some people I cared about, like James and Katie - not so much James Say it's Katie." Since their split in 2022, things are better now. Katie notes that she and Tom are fine and have been finding a healthy footing for their friendship without crossing any boundaries. The ex-couple is still present in each other's lives, and arguably still in love with each other, as a Katie's reaction to Tom and Raquel's kiss can be seen.

Despite remaining in each other's lives after their split, it was wise for Tom and Katie to move on so they could explore other relationships. Raquel admitted that Katie stopped her relationship with Tom, suggesting that Katie may still have an influence on her ex-husband's dating choices. Arguably, they were in the middle of divorce proceedings when the kiss took place, as they had already announced their split at the time. It's good for an ex to stay on good terms after a breakup, but not to the point of ruining their new relationship. Hopefully the exes of Vanderpump Rules figure out what they want.

Vanderpump Rules airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. EDT Bravo.

More: Vanderpump Rules: Tom Schwartz and Katie Maloney Relationship Timeline

Source: Page Six, Raquel Leviss/Instagram

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