It can be tough to understand the Vanderpump Rules social circle at times, but it is clear that these relationships are authentic- unlike most other reality TV show casts. No matter what these people have done to each other (which is a very long list based on episode story lines alone), they are there for each other when it really matters.
In an interview with Us Weekly, Katie explained, “Each day is its own. I think he’s just going from one day at a time.” Which is completely understandable.
Katie’s husband Tom Schwartz has been close friends with Jax for years. She shared, “Tom went and saw him last Saturday in Florida and went to the funeral. He said that Jax’s just going from hyperventilating, crying, to be being fine.” Wow. The only small silver lining here is that Jax can process this privately since the show isn’t filming currently.
Katie continued, “I think he’s becoming a little stronger each day, but it’s just … I can’t even imagine what it’s like to lose a parent and to know that his dad was his hero and one of his best friends. He admired him so much and of course I reached out to Jax and talked to him a little bit. I know he’s been with family and friends.”
Jax’s former flames Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute flew out to Michigan to support Jax at a “celebration of life” event in honor of his father. Katie said, “Tom and I were unable to go but we’ll be there in spirit.”
She added, “When he’s back, we’ll make sure we rally around him and he can adjust back to life and all of that.”
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