Katie Maloney reacted to a bizarre video shared by Jo Wenberg on Instagram on Wednesday.
As Kristen Doute, 40, also weighed in after Tom Schwartz‘s alleged flame defended herself against online haters who’ve labeled her a “crackhead” and a “lesbian,” the Vanderpump Rules star, 36, questioned the intention of the clip while also responding to Schwartz’s Winter House romance with Katie Flood, 31.
While appearing on a Pump Rules and Below Deck panel at BravoCon, Katie joked that it’s been a “joy” and “dream come true” watching her drama with Schwartz play out on the show, and when asked if they’re on “good terms,” she said that they are “on terms.”
“We’re fine,” she noted.
Then, after Ariana Madix, 38, suspected Schwartz has a “crush” on Katie, Katie was asked how she felt about the news that Schwartz and Below Deck Mediterranean‘s Katie “had a thing” on Winter House.
“That she had never seen Vanderpump Rules, ever,” Katie replied, via Reality Tea. “Cause why would she if she had, right?”
As for Katie F., she said during another panel that she “[doesn’t] know a Tom” when asked if she and Schwartz were still in touch, but she later confirmed they do still speak.
As for Jo’s clip, that was reshared by a Pump Rules fan page.
“Alright, back at you guys, no filter, hair in a ponytail. What I would normally like to wear these days is this. Oh my God. It’s my favorite. Just like a, this, kind of thing,” Jo says as she puts on a backward hat. “And I got a lot of hate for being a crackhead, a lesbian, apparently I got hate for this Goodwill necklace. I got hate for a lot of things.”
As she showed off a blue beaded necklace, Jo said she prefers a low-key, effortless look.
“It’s kind of my jam and it’s easy, especially after you go surfing or you go snowboarding or you go on a very long hike with your dog,” she explained.
After then noting that the hate “doesn’t really make sense,” Jo said she’s “happy” but “not good at talking.”
“I also have this little [bump in my hair]. See, I’m not like this perfect person,” she concluded.
After the Pump Rules fan page shared the clip, it was met with a couple of comments from Katie and Kristen.
“Is this parody?” Katie wondered.
Meanwhile, Kristen asked why Jo was alluding to lesbianism being a negative thing.
“‘I got a lot of hate for being a crackhead, a lesbian..’ as if being a lesbian is negative? she’s not speaking into a vacuum. Hopefully one of her new awesome friends start looking out of her. smh,” Kristen stated.
Vanderpump Rules season 11 will premiere on Bravo in January 2024.