Tom Schwartz and Tom Sandoval‘s friendship was practically torn aside forward of the current smooth opening of the brand new bar, Schwartz & Sandy’s.
Whereas showing on Vanderpump Guidelines co-star Scheana Shay‘s podcast on the finish of final week, Schwartz opened up concerning the pressure the venture placed on his relationship with Sandoval earlier than addressing James Kennedy‘s response to a rumor claiming he made out together with his ex-fiancée, Raquel Leviss, at Coachella.
On the July 22 episode of Scheananigans, Schwartz defined the distinction between his and Sandoval’s newest enterprise and their first venture, TomTom, which they co-own with Lisa Vanderpump and Ken Todd.
“TomTom, that’s Nick Alain, that’s Lisa Vanderpump. After all, me and Tom put our coronary heart and soul in there. Our spirit is in there. However for higher or for worse [with Schwartz and Sandy’s], me and Tom had been concerned in each single choice, therefore the rationale it took a 12 months and a half to open,” he acknowledged.
“It virtually tore our friendship aside. I want I used to be being melodramatic however I’m not. It put our friendship to the take a look at,” Schwartz continued. “However we persevered.”
Based on Schwartz, he and Sandoval do couple’s remedy “with out the therapist.”
“We’re excellent at letting the opposite particular person speak and simply listening… I most likely ought to’ve finished that with Katie,” he cryptically added, giving a nod to their cut up earlier this 12 months.
When he and Sandoval lastly hosted a smooth opening of their bar, Schwartz was confronted with “a blended bag of feelings.”
“As a result of opening a bar or restaurant, it’s an all-consuming, ever-demanding, unrelenting course of,” he shared. “It takes a village and you must be depending on so many different individuals, which is international to me. Each day you’re writing checks to different individuals… Daunting isn’t even the phrase. When you will have a finances, and time is cash, it’s going to eat each side of your life. It’s a f-cking nightmare and a dream come true, all rolled into one.”
Transferring on to his Pump Guidelines castmates, Schwartz admitted that when it got here to the rumor about him and Raquel at Coachella, which he didn’t truly attend, James didn’t initially consider that he and Raquel didn’t kiss.
“James positively did [think it was true]. We’ve had like, 5 heart-to-hearts over this however actually, it took like three conversations for him to consider me,” he famous.
Then, after Scheana revealed Raquel just lately stated she and Schwartz hadn’t made out “but,” Schwartz was requested if the rumor might someday come true.
“I don’t know what to say. She stated that?” he requested. “Raquel is, she was all the time cool… I by no means actually gave her an opportunity to love, I used to be in my… She has a lot depth and character. I believe I wrote her off as possibly… Raquel is like, there’s a Raquelessaince… She is cool as sh-t.”
As he prepares for his groomsman function in Scheana and Brock Davies‘ August wedding ceremony in Mexico, Schwartz stated he has no choice in the case of who he’ll stroll down the aisle with.
“I really like Raquel however no,” he revealed earlier than giving a shoutout to James.
“James has put a lot work into himself, professionally and personally. He, I’m nearer with James than I’ve ever been in my whole life. I used to hate him after which we had been kinda buddies, tentative buddies. Now we textual content one another and we name one another, which is cool,” he gushed. “By the way in which, [James’ new girlfriend Ally Lewber]’s superb too. I really like Ally.”
As for when Schwartz & Sandy’s can be open to the general public, Schwartz stated he and Sandoval can be closed all through early August as they fine-tune their menu.
“We’re gonna shut down for a minimum of two weeks, possibly three and we’re gonna audition numerous various things. We’re simply getting began. Now we have a lot work to do,” he admitted. “[But] I believe it’s a vibe. I like it there.”