“Vanderpump Rules”' Tom Schwartz Says He'll Support Tom Sandoval 'Til Death Do Us Part' After Rumored Fallout

Though Schwartz has previously said he was "taking a break" from his friend and business partner, he clarified that he would support Sandoval "for better or for worse" at BravoCon on Friday

<p>Rich Polk/Bravo via Getty </p> Tom Sandoval (left) and Tom Schwartz at BravoCon 2023 in Las Vegas

Rich Polk/Bravo via Getty

Tom Sandoval (left) and Tom Schwartz at BravoCon 2023 in Las Vegas

Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz are setting the record straight on where they stand today.

The Schwartz & Sandy’s co-owners addressed their friendship during Friday's Vanderpump Rules panel at BravoCon 2023 after it was rumored the two had a falling out following the news that Sandoval had a months-long affair with costar Rachel “Raquel” Leviss.

When moderator Karamo Brown asked Sandoval, 41, about his relationship with Schwartz, 41, the reality star said over the boos of the crowd, "It's obviously gotten better. He went through some tough times because of me, and he dealt with a lot of residual negativity. And I really appreciate you sticking by, man."

In response, Schwartz asserted: "For better or for worse, 'til death do us part."

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Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Tom Schwartz (left) and Tom Sandoval at Schwartz & Sandy's on July 19, 2022 in Los Angeles, California
Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Tom Schwartz (left) and Tom Sandoval at Schwartz & Sandy's on July 19, 2022 in Los Angeles, California

Schwartz had previously spoken about “stepping away from it permanently” regarding his friendship with Sandoval on an episode of Stars on Mars aired in June after the latter’s “incredibly messed up” affair with Leviss, 29, ended his nine-year relationship with Ariana Madix.

"It seems each time I try to weigh in or talk about, ramble on about it, drivel on, I inevitably sound like I'm somehow justifying it or making excuses for it, and I'm not," Schwartz said at the time. "There's just no excuse for it."

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"Any sort of version of his side of the story has become obsolete because of the way he handled it. Ultimately, that's his life. That is his life,” he continued. “I did not have an affair. I am not him. It's just so strange that I've been absolutely mired in this. It's taken on almost a life of its own."

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Gabriel Olsen/Getty (L-R) Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz.
Gabriel Olsen/Getty (L-R) Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz.

Schwartz then addressed Madix’s comments on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen  in May when she said the TomTom co-owner had “actively participated in my downfall” by hiding the tryst.

"I didn't cover for him, but I had his back,” he explained on the show. “He came to me, confided in me that he was in love with someone else.”

"My friend had an affair that just happened to swipe the nation and it’s incredibly messed up but the thing is I've become mired in it," Schwartz reiterated. "That's been a huge source of just angst in my life. I've been in this extended funk."

The week before, the reality star revealed On PodcastOne’s When Reality Hits with Jax and Brittany that he was “taking a break” from Sandoval.

“He made a big mess. And then you know, he left it for us to clean up back at the businesses,” Schwartz told hosts Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright. “And it's hard for me not to be resentful of him.”

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