Tom Schwartz is having a hard time with the recent firings. Two months ago, Bravo fired Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Max Boyens, and Brett Caprioni for their past racist comments and actions. The reality series is currently on standstill. It’s not clear when Vanderpump Rules Season 9 will resume filming.
The show typically films in the summer. But due to the Bravo firings and the coronavirus pandemic, everything is up in the air. Now, Tom Schwartz is breaking his silence on the shocking firings. The reality star is having a hard time adjusting to it. He admitted that he’s still in “denial” over the firings.
Tom Schwartz doesn’t believe that the VPR firings happened
The Vanderpump Rules star is still processing the firing scandal, as per E! Online. Earlier this week, Tom Schwartz made an appearance on Lala Kent and Randall Emmett’s podcast. The TomTom manager revealed how he’s felt since the firings of his former co-stars.
“I don’t think I’ve processed it,” Schwartz explained. “It doesn’t feel real. Maybe I’m running from it a little bit or I’m in denial that it ever happened.”
But despite the firings, he’s “optimistic” about the upcoming season even though it’s not set in stone.
“I’m optimistic about the future of Vanderpump Rules,” Schwartz continued. “I feel like the show still has legs…it has so much life to give.”
Like Stassi and Kristen, Schwartz has been on the hit show since Season 1. He became a main cast member in Season 3. On the podcast, he admitted that Season 9 won’t be the same as before. He was also asked to share his thoughts on the firings. But he avoided the question by supporting his former co-stars.
“I love my friends and I support them,” Schwartz responded. “It’s been rough, but we’ll be OK. We’ll get through it.”
An insider previously told Us Weekly that it was “looking less likely” that the show will return. It’s unclear whether Bravo will renew the series. Despite the rumors, Schwartz is not giving up hope on Vanderpump Rules.
Tom Sandoval also broke his silence on the firings
Tom Schwartz isn’t the only one who spoke out. His best friend, Tom Sandoval, also broke his silence on the Vanderpump Rules firings back in June.
The bartender visited his hometown of St. Louis to bring awareness and support local bars suffering during the coronavirus pandemic. Sandoval also shared his thoughts on the firings of his long-time co-stars. Like Schwartz, Sandoval also feels that things will change.
“It’s crazy, it definitely changes things and honestly we’re just going to have to wait and see what happens,” Sandoval revealed to KMOV4 reporter Alyssa Toomey, per E! Online.
But that’s all he said about the firings. Lala Kent previously shared her thoughts on the firings. During an Instagram Live, she compared the firings to the death of a loved one. She also admitted she hasn’t “processed” the ongoing firings.
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