Tom Schwartz confessed that he still hasn’t ‘processed’ the firings of his close friends from Vanderpump Rules, however, he’s still staying positive.
Although the cast of Vanderpump Rules just lost much of its main players, Tom Schwartz is still excited for Season 9.
The TomTom co-owner who has appeared on the Bravo show since its first season, opened up about the firings of Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni on the August 4 episode of Lala Kent and Randall Emmett’s podcast, Give Them Lala … with Randall.
Bravo and Evolution Media confirmed today that Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni will not be returning to Vanderpump Rules. https://t.co/7niPSG7THY
— Bravo (@BravoTV) June 9, 2020
“I don’t think I’ve processed it. It doesn’t feel real,” Tom admitted, in reaction to his friends’ departures from the show. “Maybe I’m running from it a little bit or I’m in denial that it ever happened,” he added.
Regardless, Tom is still looking forward to the new direction that Vanderpump Rules is taking. “I’m optimistic about the future of Vanderpump Rules. I feel like the show still has legs…it has so much life to give,” Tom said, although he did acknowledge that the Bravo show is “never gonna be the same, that’s for sure.”
Right before they were booted from the show, Stassi and Kristen had come under fire after their former co-star, Faith Stowers, spoke about how the two friends tried to call the cops on her over a crime she did not commit.
Meanwhile, Max and Brett were heavily criticized for past racist tweets, which they both apologized for. On June 9, HollywoodLife was provided the following statement: “Bravo and Evolution Media confirmed today that Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni will not be returning to Vanderpump Rules.”
Tom hasn’t been the only cast member to comment on his co-stars’ exits. Tom Sandoval caught up with KMOV4 reporter Alyssa Toomey in June and said: “It’s crazy, it definitely changes things and honestly we’re just going to have to wait and see what happens.”