Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Reality TV Star Katie Maloney Confirms That She and Tom Schwartz Are Still Together!Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Reality TV Star Katie Maloney Confirms That She and Tom Schwartz Are Still Together!

Interview by Lori Bizzoco. Written by Sarah Batcheller.

Katie Maloney is a force to be reckoned with on Bravo’s hit reality series Vanderpump Rules, a spinoff of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Maloney’s romantic relationship with castmate Tom Schwartz is in the spotlight this season and has made her character very interesting to watch. Intense, drama-filled friendships sum up her social life, and her heated love life is now fodder for celebrity relationship news. had the chance to speak with Maloney about the most recent celebrity cheating rumors on the show as well as her current relationship with Schwartz.

During our exclusive celebrity interview, the reality TV star confirmed that her employment at SUR was not staged for the cameras and that she’s actually still working there. She also says that working with Lisa Vanderpump, the show’s matriarch and boss, is “exactly what you would expect it to be.” She assures us that Vanderpump “has high expectations — she really wants us to respect her and her business,” adding, “She’s really smart!”

Katie Maloney Discusses Celebrity Scandal on Reality TV Show

The Pucker & Pout style blogger clears the air about her fallout with castmate and ex-best friend Kristen Doute, who slept with their friend Stassi Schroeder’s boyfriend, Jax Taylor. “Contrary to what everyone, including Kristen, wants to believe, I didn’t end my friendship with her [Doute] because of what she did to Stassi.” But Maloney does say it was a contributing factor because Doute’s behavior and lies were “disturbing and alarming.” Maloney explains, “It opened my eyes to how Kristen is towards her friends. We were best friends for so long, and we had a lot of fun together, but she has some issues that she has to work through. I don’t hate her; I just had to move on with my life.”

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In regards to her friendship with Schroeder, the SUR employee says, “It’s definitely not what it was.” Without revealing what happened between them, Maloney says that Schroeder had ulterior motives when it came to helping her through the celebrity scandal and cheating rumors about her boyfriend of four years, Schwartz. Most of Schroeder’s motives were fueled by Schroeder’s beef with her ex-boyfriend Taylor. “It’s a sensitive subject because there are a lot of things I don’t understand about it,” Maloney admits.

Maloney says she tries to stay out of the drama, but it’s hard. “With the kind of people I run around with, it’s impossible not to get caught up in things,” she confesses. “I’ve always tried to keep a level head as much as I can and not let emotions run too high. That’s always kind of been my M.O. — I think I’ve done a pretty good job!”

Celebrity Couple Katie Maloney and Tom Schwartz Still Together

If history repeats itself, then viewers predict that another celebrity cheating scandal will occur on season three of the popular show — and that it might be Maloney and her boyfriend who end things next. Thankfully, though, Maloney fondly describes their celebrity relationship, recalling, “We met when he moved here from Florida. Kristen moved in with him, and she kept wanting to introduce me to her roommate, and I was like, ‘No, I don’t really want to date a model dude. There are plenty of those.’ But then finally I met him…and the rest is history!” During our exclusive celebrity interview, she confirms that, even though their relationship has been a bumpy ride, they are still together and going strong.

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Maloney did go to her boss Vanderpump for relationship advice as we will see on tonight’s episode. “I didn’t know anyone else with an unbiased opinion who I could talk to about it,” she shares. “Everyone was talking about Tom and me. I didn’t know where to go. I didn’t know how to be around Jax. Lisa  could tell how much I was hurting and pressed for information, and I told her everything that happened. I value her opinion because she has more life experience. She’s been married for 30 years, and she’s not Jax’s ex-girlfriend! It was really nice to go to her.”

Since her blog offers beauty and fashion advice, we had to ask Maloney for her best tips on what to wear on a first date. She shares, “It obviously all depends on where you’re going, but wear something comfortable. Wear your favorite outfit: your go-to shoes and your go-to dress.” If you still can’t find something that works, she adds, “A little black dress is always a good option. Just keep it as classic as possible!”

The Pucker & Pout creator believes that her and Schwartz’s story “tugs on the heartstrings a little” because it’s so relatable to those who have also had to work through tough issues with their partner. Maloney is very firm on the fact that she and her beau have a good relationship and she encourages women to be careful of the pressure you get from friends when it comes to making decisions about your love life!

Keep up with Katie on Twitter @MusicKillsKate, and don’t forget to check out her blog Pucker & Pout. Tune in for Vanderpump Rules on Mondays at 9/8c on Bravo!