The dynamics of the Vanderpump Rules cast are constantly changing. It’s hard to keep track of who everyone’s friends, enemies, and sexual partners are, but no matter what happens, they all seem to forgive each other eventually- somehow. And then the cycle of confusing friendships continues again.
Jax did not hold back during his appearance on the MEL Conversation podcast. You know what they say about not throwing stones if you live in glass houses. Well, apparently Jax has never heard that expression because he- of all people- decided to call Kristen out for cheating in a relationship. He claimed, “She’s cheated on every boyfriend that she’s had.” Then he said, “I could go off on her, but for once in my life, I’m trying to take the high road.” Spoiler alert: that is not what happened. No high road was completely forgotten in this interview. He took a way juicier route- that’s for sure.
Jax said, “Out of everybody that I ever slept with, she is my one biggest mistake. Not only because it was Tom’s [Sandoval] girlfriend, but she is just so f***ing gross. I don’t know why I did that.” I don’t either, but it was an epic story line.
The man formerly known as Jason Cauchi admitted, “I’m hot and cold with her,” before saying, “She is just such a psycho. She really is a psycho. She’s crazy.” So I guess this is one of those “cold” periods.
When asked if he and Kristen were similar, Jax admitted, “Yeah, absolutely. She’s a compulsive liar and cheater. I’m a cheater, but I don’t lie though. Well, I guess cheating is lying.” Jax doesn’t lie? Since when? Jax is known for lying (and cheating) without even flinching. As a viewer, I absolutely live for Jax and the tall tales that he weaves, but it has to be very difficult being in his social circle.
The Kristen rant wasn’t over through. Jax repeated, “She’s cheated on everyone she’s ever dated.” When asked if that includes her current boyfriend Brian Carter, Jax said, “Everybody.” He continued, ” I’ve done everything she’s done. I don’t have a leg to stand on. I’m not standing here like ‘I’m better than you.’ She’s trying to come off as if she’s trying to better than me. She’s a hypocrite.”
Jax explained, “Everyone on this show has done exactly what I’ve done. They’ve all cheated. They’ve all done stuff wrong. They use their insecurities and take those out on me. Everybody is always on me. No matter what they do, it will be talked about for five minutes. If I cross the street without looking both ways, it’s talked about on the show for four days.” That may be true, but Jax has gotten away with a lot over the years. They all have. Honestly, I’m kind of happy that most of them haven’t learned any lessons because it makes for great TV.
When discussing his spin-off show with girlfriend Brittany Cartwright, Jax admitted, “Vanderpump is not going to be a fun season for sure. If you thought [the spin-off] was bad, I have to deal with twenty weeks of hell.”
Last season, Tom Schwartz and now-wife Katie Maloney were the ones who were really going through it. Up until the actual wedding episode, every event was painful to watch. That joint Bachelor/Bachelorette party was especially difficult. Jax admitted, “I felt so bad for him. He didn’t even sleep in his room the whole time.” He added, “They didn’t even talk the whole time.”I semi-forgot about all of that drama when I was crying while they said their vows, so it will be interesting to see how this next season is for the two of them. Hopefully this one goes a lot better.
Once again, Jax made it clear that it’s going to be a difficult season for him. When talking about his boy Tom Sandoval, Jax admitted, “He usually has my back. I’m probably going to need him big time for the reunion this year. This is probably going to be the worst reunion. Worse than any other reunion. I’m going to have a bad one.”
And then just like that Jax went from talking about how much he values Sandoval as a friend to talking about his relationship with Ariana Madix. He theorized, “I think there’s a lot that goes on behind closed doors that we don’t see and it really pisses me off.” I have to agree with that though. The viewers definitely know the least about that relationship out of all the ones on the show. I (naively) assumed it was because they got along too well to make it into the main story lines. Jax continued, “Picking and choosing what you want to talk about on film really bothers me. That’s not what we signed up for.” Jax is truly laying it all out there- the good, the bad, the ugly, and beyond. And then there’s Tom and Ariana with their braid guy. They are all bringing something to the show, but I can definitely see why Jax would feel slighted.
Then again, should Jax really be criticizing anyone else’s romantic relationship? No one should judge anyone else’s love life, but it does happen- especially when couples share their ups and downs on reality television. Jax admitted, “I’m terrible at relationships. I’ve never been faithful in my life. Ever. I’m just not good. I think I’ve fallen on my old ways.” Does this mean that Jax cheated on Brittany? If that’s the case, then this will definitely be a crazy season for him to endure. Everyone loves Brittany. The cast and viewers would all be furious if that is what happened.
Jax said, “I’ve been the best with Brittany thus far, but I’ve fallen on my old ways. And I somehow always fall into bad habits. I’m just not good.” Come on, Jax. Do. Not. Screw. This. Up. Jax later said, “If I’m going to get married, it will be with Brittany.”
At this point, everyone knows that Jax and Brittany met in Las Vegas, but he shared some additional details about that night: “I flew in early to go on a date. I was with another girl.” How shocking. He revealed, “We were at dinner and I saw Brittany walk by and I was like ‘Oh, I want that.’ The girl went to the bathroom and I saw her talking to Katie and Scheana [Marie] over there and I was like ‘I’m going to take that home’ and I did.” That’s really not the sweetest story, but he did also say, “I fell in love with her. I love everything about her.” Now that is a sweet sentiment.
A lot of Vanderpump Rules viewers hate Jax. A lot of them love Jax. Others follow the lead of his cast mates and go back and forth depending on his latest offense. Nevertheless, everyone needs to recognize that Jax’s antics are what put this show on the map in the first place. Season 1 was essentially the Jax Taylor and Stassi Schroeder show. Their relationship is what gave the show momentum and helped it become what it is today.
Interestingly enough, Jax almost didn’t do the show. He shared, “I had my truck packed up. I told my dad I was moving home and going to be a firefighter. I said I’m going to leave in two days. Then Lisa [Vanderpump] comes up and is like ‘I have this show idea.'” He added, “She was like ‘Just trust me. I have this show idea. I need you to be on it.'” Thankfully, Jax took Lisa’s advice since she was clearly right about this one. If only he took her advice on other matters…
TELL US- ARE YOU SURPRISED BY JAX’S STRONG OPINIONS ABOUT KRISTEN? DO YOU AGREE? WILL JAX & BRITTANY GET MARRIED? DO YOU THINK THERE’S A LOT HIDDEN BEHIND CLOSED DOORS WITH ARIANA & TOM’S RELATIONSHIP?
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