Not able to make good. Katie Maloney opened up about the place she stands with Vanderpump Guidelines costar Raquel Leviss after their social media feud final yr.
“Nowhere. I stand far-off,” the “You’re Gonna Love Me” podcast host, 36, completely advised Us Weekly on Tuesday, February 7, at SUR Restaurant & Lounge in West Hollywood. “That’s the place I stand.”
The Bravo character added that she’d “tried” to make it work together with her coworker, 28, however the relationship hasn’t clicked. “Some issues are simply not meant to be,” Katie advised Us. “And our friendship might be one among them.”
The strain between the duo started final yr after Katie’s March 2022 cut up from Tom Schwartz after greater than a decade collectively. 5 months later, Us confirmed that the TomTom co-owner, 40, and Raquel obtained cozy at Scheana Shay‘s marriage ceremony to Brock Davies. “Apparently there was some heavy ingesting concerned,” an insider completely revealed in August 2022. “They made out.”
Raquel, who cut up from fiancé James Kennedy in January 2022, later advised Us that she and Katie weren’t “on one of the best phrases” after the incident. “I can’t communicate for her, however I’m simply protecting my distance and letting her work out her emotions,” the previous SURver defined at BravoCon in October 2022, including that she’s “good associates” with Tom. “I really feel like [our breakups] form of introduced us collectively as associates and we’ve been in a position to assist one another. I wasn’t anticipating that friendship to blossom, however I’m completely happy that it did.”
Weeks after the fan pageant, Katie made headlines when she referred to as Raquel a “fan lady” for sporting a TomTom hoodie. “She a fan lady,” the Utah native wrote through Instagram on the time. “Began as a fan of the present and now a fan of the tom’s.”
Raquel, for her half, dismissed her costar’s remark, writing: “I admit… I’m a fan of the Tom’s. I’m positively a fan of the restaurant … finest vibe, meals and drinks in WeHo for my part. However I’m additionally a fan of Tom Schwartz and Tom Sandoval!! 🎉 Right here to assist their enterprise endeavors 💞.”
Days later, Sandoval, 39, poked enjoyable on the drama by dressing up as Raquel for Halloween, sporting a TomTom sweatshirt and a blond wig. “Guys, look who I bumped into,” Raquel joked in an Instagram video in October 2022. “It’s Raquel from BravoCon day 3! Oh, my God. Wow, Raquel, I can’t imagine you’ll frickin’ put on that sweatshirt.”
Sandoval additionally shared a photograph of the look through his personal Instagram account, including the caption, “Raquel has obtained to cease exhibiting as much as TomTom it’s embarrassing.”
Whereas the drama might have soured Katie’s friendship with Raquel, it hasn’t ruined her relationship with Schwartz. “I’ve a historical past with Tom and now we have canines, so I used to be just a little bit extra eager to attempt to restore and work by means of [everything],” she defined to Us. “We’re attempting to determine the place the candy spot is in our friendship that we are able to stay in one another’s lives, stay associates, however it’s not inflicting an excessive amount of rift and all of that.”
Season 10 of Vanderpump Guidelines premieres on Bravo Wednesday, February 8, at 9 p.m. ET.
With reporting by Hannah Kahn