It has definitely been a rough year for Vanderpump Rules star Jax Taylor. To make matters worse, on Thursday, Jax confirmed that his father Ronald Cauchie died after his battle with cancer. Jax has been vocal about his father’s struggles via Twitter for the past few weeks.
Jax shared the heartbreaking news in a tweet on Thursday night. He wrote, “My heart is broken, I lost my best friend and the best man I have ever met last night, I love you so much dad I can’t even breathe anymore, only person not letting me fall right now is my amazing girlfriend. I love you dad.”
Jax’s girlfriend Brittany Cartwright wrote a tweet of her own: “Jax & his family are going through a really really hard time right now. Please keep them all in your prayers & respect their privacy.” Their Vanderpump Rules costar Scheana Marie retweeted Brittany’s words.
In a December 11 interview with Bravo’s The Daily Dish, Jax confirmed that his father was diagnosed with stage IV cancer two months ago.
He said, “It’s in his throat, his esophagus, so it’s rough. It’s rough, because my dad, he’s like my idol. My dad was always the person who never got sick, I always looked up to him. I call him all the time. To see him so vulnerable, I’ve never seen him emotional my whole entire life. My dad’s never been to the doctor in his entire life until now.”
Jax continued, “This is such a horrible disease. He doesn’t deserve this. He’s, like, the perfect man. He’s the perfect human being, never done a thing wrong in his life. So it just sucks. It just really sucks. I don’t really have anything to say about it. It’s a sh**** disease. It’s hurt our family. It’s hurt everybody. It just really sucks. During the holidays, it doesn’t make it any easier.”
This devastating news for Jax and his family. Obviously Jax has been a pretty polarizing figure throughout the years, but hopefully people will give him respect and kindness during this tough time.
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