Vanderpump Rules star Katie Maloney officially files for DIVORCE from Tom Schwartz

Exactly one week after announcing her split with Tom Schwartz after 12 years together, Katie Maloney has officially filed for divorce.

Maloney, 35, filed the divorce papers in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Tuesday, according to TMZ. 

The couple originally got married in 2016 in a Vanderpump Rules special, though that marriage was later deemed illegitimate because of a paperwork error, leading to the couple flying to Las Vegas in 2019 to make it official.

Divorce: Exactly one week after announcing her split with Tom Schwartz after 12 years together, Katie Maloney has officially filed for divorce

Divorce: Exactly one week after announcing her split with Tom Schwartz after 12 years together, Katie Maloney has officially filed for divorce

The couple – who do not share any children – started dating in late 2010, and have appeared on Bravo’s Vanderpump Rules since the show’s inception in 2013.

Schwartz was the first to share the news of their split on Instagram last Tuesday, making it clear that Katie was leaving him.

”Katie & I are separating. I’m not quite ready to use the “D” word because it’s too painful. Yes my heartaches but I’ll be ok. Not looking to evoke any sympathy here. I’m not the victim. Not gonna write too sad a song,’ Schwartz said in his Instagram post.

No kids: The couple - who do not share any children - started dating in late 2010, and have appeared on Bravo's Vanderpump Rules since the show's inception in 2013

No kids: The couple – who do not share any children – started dating in late 2010, and have appeared on Bravo’s Vanderpump Rules since the show’s inception in 2013

He added, ‘Fully respect Katie’s decision and we’ve had healthy, productive conversations about it. It would be far sadder if she decided to stay with me whilst not happy.

Schwartz admitted it would be ‘tone deaf’ to ask fans to ‘respect our privacy’ after spending the past nine years on a reality show, but, ‘instead I’ll ask to please be kind.’

He added the he wouldn’t fault anyone for making ‘snap judgments’ about them after nine years on Vanderpump Rules, adding, ‘Perception gets skewed’ when your lives are played out in snippets of footage.

Respect: He added, 'Fully respect Katie's decision and we've had healthy, productive conversations about it. It would be far sadder if she decided to stay with me whilst not happy

Respect: He added, ‘Fully respect Katie’s decision and we’ve had healthy, productive conversations about it. It would be far sadder if she decided to stay with me whilst not happy

‘But, I’m telling you, we had some of the most blissful, romantic, fun times humanly possible over the course of our relationship,’ he clarified, adding, ‘she taught me so much about love & being a better partner.’

The restauranteur added that, ‘as sad as I am, still happy to say there’s no anger or bitterness’ about their split.

Shortly after Tom’s post to his 985K followers, Maloney took to her Instagram to announce the split to her 1.2 million followers.

Blissful: 'But, I'm telling you, we had some of the most blissful, romantic, fun times humanly possible over the course of our relationship,' he clarified, adding, 'she taught me so much about love & being a better partner'

Blissful: ‘But, I’m telling you, we had some of the most blissful, romantic, fun times humanly possible over the course of our relationship,’ he clarified, adding, ‘she taught me so much about love & being a better partner’

‘I never thought I’d have to make an announcement like this. But I feel it’s important that I’m open about my life with you,’ Maloney began.

‘After 12 years on an adventure through life together Tom and I are ending our marriage. This ending is not met with resentment or animosity, no sides to choose,’ she continued.

‘We have deep admiration for one another that will always remain and we cherish our friendship. Although we may be on different paths, we will continue to love and support one another’s happiness. Thank you for all the kind words and support,’ she concluded. 

Announcement: 'I never thought I'd have to make an announcement like this. But I feel it's important that I'm open about my life with you,' Maloney began

Announcement: ‘I never thought I’d have to make an announcement like this. But I feel it’s important that I’m open about my life with you,’ Maloney began

There had been rumors that the couple was unhappy for months, which Maloney ultimately confirmed a few days later on the You’re Gonna Love Me podcast.

‘I just wasn’t happy. I know [for] some people [it] may seem like a shock, or it may seem like an abrupt thing, but for us it’s not like we just decided this this week or yesterday or the day before. It got to a point where it felt like I was going to burst. For months it was building up,’ she said.

It was revealed that they are still living together, and were spotted out at Mister O’s in Studio City over the weekend, though it’s unclear if Maloney has since moved out.

Confirmed: There had been rumors that the couple was unhappy for months, which Maloney ultimately confirmed a few days later on the You're Gonna Love Me podcast

Confirmed: There had been rumors that the couple was unhappy for months, which Maloney ultimately confirmed a few days later on the You’re Gonna Love Me podcast

Spotted: It was revealed that they are still living together, and were spotted out at Mister O's in Studio City over the weekend, though it's unclear if Maloney has since moved out

Spotted: It was revealed that they are still living together, and were spotted out at Mister O’s in Studio City over the weekend, though it’s unclear if Maloney has since moved out

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