Katie Maloney Responds to Scheana Shay’s Claims by Posting Text Messages

Katie Maloney and Scheana Shay.

Getty Katie Maloney and Scheana Shay.

“Vanderpump Rules” star Katie Maloney responded to castmate Scheana Shay’s assertion that Maloney approved of Tom Schwartz and Raquel Leviss embarking on a relationship. 

In a February 2023 interview with Page Six’s “Virtual Reality-Tea” podcast, Shay acknowledged she encouraged Maloney’s ex-husband Schwartz and Leviss to get together. She also alleged Maloney told her she thought the two “might be a good match.” As a result, Shay said she “told Raquel, ‘Katie kind of gives you her blessing if you want to pursue that (relationship with Schwartz).’” 

According to Us Weekly, Maloney took to her Instagram Stories on February 20, 2023, to share her thoughts about Shay’s remarks. She uploaded screenshots of text messages from Shay, which she claimed were sent in May 2022. 

“Back in May.. after we spoke in Vegas.. I told Scheana I wasn’t down for this s***.. so keep going with diabolical nonsense,” Maloney captioned the post.

“I was pretty clear that I didn’t mean to co-sign s***.. so why go through with this,” Maloney captioned the screenshots. She added that Shay invited “schwartz and Raquel to her birthday (not me) it was very obvious.” 

In the text messages, Shay said she believed Maloney “want[ed] Tom to move on” and “encouraged [Shay] to push him to move on.” Shay said she encouraged Schwartz to start dating because she thought that was what Maloney wanted. The mother of one said she was under the impression that Maloney was “happier” following her split from the Schwartz & Sandy’s co-owner. 

Maloney clarified that she only appeared happy “in public.” She confirmed she “want[ed] Tom to move on” but did not “need [Shay] to help Tom with anything.” Maloney also suggested she didn’t believe Shay’s concern for Schwartz was genuine, texting, “you only want to be there for him and to create drama and I’m not here for it.” 

The “Good As Gold” singer said she had been busy raising her daughter, Summer Moon Honey Davies, and focusing on her career. Maloney responded that Shay was “making it” about herself. 

‘Vanderpump Rules’ Fans Shared Their Thoughts on Katie Maloney’s Instagram Stories

A Reddit user shared screenshots of Maloney’s Instagram Stories on the “Vanderpump Rules” subreddit. Several Bravo fans criticized the text messages in the comments section. 

“Team no one. They both come off as people I would not want to be friends with,” wrote a commenter

“This is not doing for Katie what she thinks it is,” added another

“I don’t like Scheana but I don’t think Katie comes off well here either,” chimed in a third person

“I keep wondering why Katie would air these screenshots because it makes her look TERRIBLE,” commented a social media user

Raquel Leviss Spoke About Her Strained Relationship With Katie Maloney

While speaking to Us Weekly in February 2023, Leviss discussed her decision to kiss Schwartz following his breakup with Maloney. She confessed that she and Maloney’s ex “did make out a few times, and it was fun. I enjoyed it,” she said. “I think he did, too.”

Leviss said that nothing more came of the relationship with Schwartz, stressing that they “only made out,” but that she and Maloney are “not in the best place.”

“Clearly, I hurt her, and that wasn’t my intention at all,” Leviss said, explaining that “I’m navigating single life, and thought that Schwartz might be, like, someone cool to pursue someone with.”

In the same interview, Leviss told Us Weekly she recently ran into Maloney and wanted to approach her to be “the bigger person.” But according to Leviss, the “You’re Gonna Love Me” podcast host gave her a “death glare … straight through my soul.” As a result, she decided it would be best to give Maloney “some space,” she said, adding that the situation “sucks.” 

In a separate February 2023 interview with Us Weekly, Maloney shared that she attempted to have a friendship with Leviss before the former SUR server kissed her ex-husband.

“Some things are just not meant to be and our friendship is probably one of them. I tried,” asserted the “Vanderpump Rules” star.