Vanderpump Rules stars Katie Maloney and Tom Schwartz have broken up 12 years together.
They announced the news on Instagram.
"Katie & I are separating. I'm not quite ready to use the "D" word bc it's too painful. Yes my heart aches but I'll be ok. Not looking to evoke any sympathy here. I'm not the victim. Not gonna write too sad a song," he wrote.
He says it was her who left him but that they'd had "healthy" conversations about the split.
"So instead I'll ask to please be kind," he wrote. "I don't fault you for any snap judgment. If I was watching us on VPR for the last 9 years I'd be making them too. Perception gets skewed bc of seeing [sic] snipets of our lives on the show, but I'm telling you we had some of the most blissful, romantic, fun times humanely possible over the course of our relationship. I'm talking heaven on earth level joy.