Tom Sandoval is currently feuding with Katie Maloney over her involvement in his new restaurant on the latest season of Vanderpump Rules.
And although Katie dramatically walked away from the project on the latest episode of the show, Tom has now indicated that she may have inserted herself into the situation for a storyline.
During an appearance onthis week, Tom said that Katie called him out of the blue before filming started for the new season to see if she could tell producers that she was going to help out with the bar, which he was launching with her boyfriend Tom Schwartz.
Hitting back: Tom Sandoval has hit out at frenemy Katie Maloney on Zack Peter’s podcast No Filter, implying that she may have inserted herself into his new bar for a storyline on the show
‘I’m getting ready to go meet with production,’ Katie allegedly told Tom over the phone.
‘I just wanted to see if it’s cool if I tell them that I might help out in the office or take some phone calls or maybe help train some staff.’
Sandoval said that he was a little surprised by the request as they were still way off from opening, but he agreed as he knew that she needed to be involved for the show.
‘I understand what she was asking,’ he told Zack. ‘Like, “I know you guys are gonna be filming and talking about this, and I wanna be able to film”.’
When asked by Zack if Katie was trying to ‘piggyback’ off his storyline, Sandoval gave a cryptic answer.
‘I don’t know, but I can tell you that it’s always great when you’re involved with more things because then you can film more, that’s the way it is,’ he said.
Request: ‘I’m getting ready to go meet with production,’ Katie allegedly told Tom over the phone. ‘I just wanted to see if it’s cool if I tell them that I might help out in the office or take some phone calls or maybe help train some staff’
Sandoval then said that he was shocked once filming for the season officially started, and Katie immediately started weighing in on the name of the restaurant, which was premature as they hadn’t even locked down the location or aesthetic yet.
When he said that they were considering naming it Schwartz and Sandy’s, she immediately called it ‘uninspiring’ and started suggesting alternative names.
‘I’m like, “you just asked me if I could somehow get you to film with me, and now you’re like, wanting to name the place!” That’s kind of ballsy,’ he said.
Sandoval also said that Schwartz told him behind-the-scenes that Katie ‘had it out for him’ during the season.
Cryptic: ‘I understand what she was asking,’ he told Zack. ‘Like, “I know you guys are gonna be filming and talking about this, and I wanna be able to film”‘
The feud between Sandoval and Katie came to a head this week, when Katie officially quit working on the restaurant.
The season nine episode titled It’s a Mad, Mad Pool Party showed Schwartz, 39, and Katie, 34, butting heads over her involvement in the new bar with his business partner Sandoval, 38.
They bickered again about the proposed name of the bar and Katie mocked her husband for saying he loved Sandoval’s preferred name of Schwartz & Sandy’s.
Bar bickering: Katie stopped working with her husband Tom Schwartz on Tuesday’s episode of Vanderpump Rules after another fight with his business partner over their new bar
Katie then accused Sandoval of failing to take criticism well. ‘Cause the name blows,’ she added.
‘No, it doesn’t. Your f***ing name sucks,’ Sandoval said.
Sandoval then told Katie that she could either be on the ‘Schwartz & Sandy train’ or get off.
‘You guys, good luck with your bar,’ Katie said as she stormed off.
Hard choice: Sandoval then told Katie that she could either be on the ‘Schwartz & Sandy train’ or get off
Good luck: ‘You guys, good luck with your bar,’ Katie said as she stormed off
Schwartz the next morning told Katie that he believed that she instigated the fight with Sandoval.
Katie in a confessional called it ‘bulls***’ that her husband wasn’t supporting her.
Schwartz promised that they would work together in the future on a sandwich shop together.
‘But I think you can agree it’d be best, you know, if we didn’t work, me, you and Tom anymore. It’s counterproductive,’ Schwartz said.
‘It’s your loss. It’s your loss,’ Katie told him.
Vanderpump Rules season nine is currently available in Australia on Hayu.
Next morning: Schwartz the next morning told Katie that he believed that she instigated the fight with Sandoval
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