Tom Schwartz, 40, enjoyed a karaoke night with friends in Los Angeles Wednesday, but missing from the group was his pal and business partner Tom Sandoval.
The restaurateur, 39, has been keeping a low profile since his affair with fellow Vanderpump Rules star Raquel Leviss, 28, was revealed March 1, rocking his fellow cast mates and ending his nine year relationship with longtime girlfriend Ariana Madix, 37.
TMZ reported that Schwartz, who has denied trying to hide the affair by kissing Leviss, tried to tackle Green Day’s Brain Stew when it was his turn at the mic at The Oaks Tavern in the Sherman Oaks area.
The reality star was later seen picking up the tab for his group.
Schwartz received harsh criticism from former cast member, Kristen Doute, 40, for not speaking up about the affair on Dear Media’s Shenanigans podcast.
Karaoke: Tom Schwartz,40, was seen enjoying Karaoke night last Wednesday in Los Angeles, but absent from the group was his friend and business partner Tom Sandoval, 39
‘Tom Schwartz is a f*****g p***y, and he needs to man up,’ Doute said as she was joined by host Scheana Shay and Lala Kent.
On her own Sex, Love and What Else Matters podcast Friday, Kristen, who will be returning to Vanderpump Rules, she alleged Schwartz had known about the affair for about a month.
‘Schwartz and I were texting yesterday and he said he told him he needed to tell Ariana before it blew up in his face and humiliated the hell out of her.’
Doute claimed Madix discovered the affair after she found snaps from an intimate FaceTime with Leviss on Sandoval’s phone.
When TMZ caught up with the Tom Tom co-founder at the airport Saturday, Schwartz kept his cards close to the vest.
When referring to his business partner’s infidelity he said, ‘I think he feels like a piece of s**t, and to some extent, maybe he is, but he knows he f**ked up.’
He expressed relief that Ariana Madix, Sandoval’s now former girlfriend, was getting support from her Vanderpump Rules friends and others.
‘I’m not sure where she is,’ he said, ‘But I hope she’s living the really good life, just indulging. I hope she goes on a living spree.’
Split: Sandoval and his longtime girlfriend and Vanderpump Rules co-star, Ariana Madix, 37, have broken up after nine years together, after she discovered he was cheating on her
Knowledge: On her Sex, Love and What Else Matters podcast, Vanderpump Rules alum Kristen Doute, 40, who is returning to the show, alleged Schwartz had known about the affair between Sandoval and Raquel Leviss for a month before the news broke
He also revealed that the scandal was affecting the bottom line at his various ventures. ‘I’m just sad about the negative impact it’s having on our business,’ he admitted, ‘But I think cooler heads will prevail and I’m gonna keep on keepin’ on.’
Meanwhile, Kristen Doute has accused Sandoval of continuing to behave badly.
‘He wasn’t even apologetic and that shocked me,’ she claimed.
‘He was blaming her, gaslighting her,’ explaining that Tom alleged they couple hadn’t been happy and that Ariana wasn’t supportive of his endeavors.
Criticized: Schwartz has been criticized for not speaking out about the affair. ‘Tom Schwartz is a f*****g p***y, and he needs to man up,’ Doute said on Dear Media’s Sheananigans podcast, with Vanderpump stars Scheana Shay and Lala Kent.(Pictured in Los Angeles in December 2019)
Bottom line: Schwartz expressed concern about how the scandal would affect his bottom line. ‘I’m just sad about the negative impact it’s having on our business,’ he admitted, ‘But I think cooler heads will prevail’ (Pictured in Santa Monica in November 2019)
Doute claimed that at one point, Tom returned to the home he shared with Ariana, and found her by members of the cast offering her solace.
‘And he was like, “Yeah, I know everyone hates me.”‘
When Kristen said she suggested Tom give Ariana some space, he allegedly said, ‘”She can leave if she’s not comfortable.”‘ adding, ‘The ego of it all!’
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