Tom Sandoval and some of his pals attended a “Euphoria” party in California to celebrate the February 28 finale of the show’s second season. The “Vanderpump Rules” star shared a few photos from the event in which he was dressed in costume, in typical Sandoval fashion.
Sandoval posted two Instagram photos, one showing him posing and the other showing him holding a black-and-white family portrait of sorts.
In the old-timey photo, Sandoval appeared in the center of the photo flanked by his girlfriend, Ariana Madix, and his best friend, Tom Schwartz. Behind them stood Lisa Vanderpump.
One person was missing, however, and fans were quick to pick up on it.
Here’s what you need to know:
VPR Fans Were Quick to Note That Katie Maloney Was Missing From the Photo
Shortly after Sandoval uploaded the photos from his night out, several VPR fans noticed that there was someone noticeable absent — and that’s Schwartz’s wife, Katie Maloney.
“Katie sucks, who cares,” one Redditor commented on a thread about the picture.
“There’s been speculation that Katie and Tom might have broken up. Not sure if it really has any real basis, but this seems to add to the speculation,” another comment read.
“No Katie,” added another person.
“Probably Sandyboy being an a****** to Katie on purpose as usual. He is in love with her husband. I mean that sincerely. If Schwartz had a new girlfriend he would hate her equally,” a fourth person wrote.
“Not a fan of the character choice.. but hmmm [no] Katie in the fam photo….” a fifth comment read.
There Have Been Rumors That Maloney & Schwartz Are Having Major Marital Issues
Sandoval shared the picture without Maloney at an interesting time. For the past couple of weeks, fans have been speculating about Maloney and Schwartz’s marriage, and many seem to think that something has happened between the two — and that they may be headed for a divorce.
The latest batch of rumors started in late February, when Maloney took to her Instagram Stories to share a cryptic quote about divorce.
“In the last two years, I decided I’m going to make myself happy. And that feels really good. And even if that created changes and caused my divorce, I think it’s important to be honest with yourself about what really makes you happy. I’ve chosen myself. I think it’s okay to choose you,” the quote read.
From there, things only got more complicated. On February 23, Maloney posted the song “King” by Florence + the Machine. The lyrics in the opening verse of the song could be interpreted as an allusion to Maloney’s troubles at home:
“We argue in the kitchen about whether to have children / About the world ending and the scale of my ambition / And how much is art really worth / The very thing you’re best at. Is the thing that hurts the most.”
Maloney and Schwartz haven’t been spotted together publicly, nor have they shared any photos together, since early February. Maloney has enjoyed a couple of girls nights, and Schwartz has been MIA.