Tom Schwartz‘s close connection with Jo Wenberg has raised eyebrows following his split from Katie Maloney — and he’s offered a surprising amount of insight into their friendship.
Before filming started for season 10 of Vanderpump Rules, Tom and Katie announced their decision to part ways after more than a decade together.
As cameras started rolling, Us Weekly confirmed that Tom was at the center of some drama after he hooked up with Raquel Leviss at Scheana Shay and Brock Davies‘ wedding. However, fans quickly questioned the TomTom cofounder’s relationship with another woman when Tom was spotted with Jo in footage from a December 2022 concert.
Less than three months later, the restaurant owner exclusively told Us about his bond with Jo. “Jo is a badass hairstylist. I think she’s a beautiful soul,” he said in February 2023.
Tom also squashed rumors that he was still cohabitating with the stylist. “We’re not living together and we’re not dating either, but she’s just someone who I appreciate on a deep level and she’s a really cool human being, and we’re just hanging out,” he added.
One month later, unaired footage from season 10 of Vanderpump Rules proved to reveal that they were once roomies. “I went to Tom’s today to bring the dogs there and in the bathroom, there’s a toothbrush with lipstick on it and a pile of jewelry. Like, that the f—k is this s—t? He’s like, ‘It’s Jo’s,'” Katie revealed to Lala Kent and Raquel during a Never Before Seen edition of the hit Bravo series, which filmed in July 2022 and aired in February 2023. “First of all, Kristen [Doute’s]‘s her best f—king friend. Why isn’t she staying at Kristen’s down the street?”
Scroll down for everything Tom has said about spending time with Jo after his divorce: