Katie From ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Speaks out About Pregnancy Rumors and Body-Shaming
Is Katie from Vanderpump Rules pregnant? No, and she's tired of being asked, thank you very much. In a new interview, Katie Maloney-Schwartz says that question is just one of the many body-shaming comments she gets.
Talking to People, the 30-year-old says social media users interrogate her about her fluctuating weight. "I get, 'Wow, you've really blown up,' or 'Miss Piggy,'" she says. "I get the cow emoji a lot, or, 'Are you pregnant?' 'What happened to you?' It's insane, things you never could imagine saying to anyone. I've got it all." At least she has a sense of humor about it, sarcastically adding, "Really powerful, uplifting things."
And she's even been body-shamed in person, too. As we saw in the Feb. 5 episode of the Bravo hit, Lisa Vanderpump's friend Kevin Lee called her weight "out of control" and said she "has to work on it."
"It was shocking and appalling," Katie says of that moment. "I never thought that someone would have the guts to say something like that to my face, especially someone that I don't have a relationship with. We don't know each other that well. With Kevin, it was just so inappropriate."
By the way, it might not be long until Katie actually is pregnant. She and husband Tom Schwartz say they're ready to expand their family. "Soon," Katie told Us Weekly in February. "I mean, I'm not getting any younger [and] he's got gray hairs." Two months prior, she told the magazine, "The future has become less hypothetical and more real. It's been fun and exciting and a lot less scary than I thought it would be. I think right now, we're on the brinks of some exciting stuff."
And in the meantime, she's brushing off the trolls and making peace with her evolving physique. "It's fine, it's called age," she tells People. "I'm 30, and with every milestone I get to in life, I try to embrace it… I don't need to look a certain way, [and] I don't need to be the same size as I was when I was 25."
And luckily, Katie has some fans in her corner. "If you are a cow, I am a pregnant elephant!" quipped Twitter users @housewivesofDBQ. "You look amazing. Don't let anyone tear you down!"