As Ariana Madix’s brother, her roomate, and the man who saved SUR from burning down, Jeremy Madix has been on Vanderpump Rules for a while. For the most part he was just there, working hard at SUR or turning up at a party, and then all of a sudden he became a story line- and not for a “good” reason.
Billie Lee told Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute that Jeremy asked her out on a date and they warned her that Jeremy is “creepy.” Then we were blessed with some unseen footage from Tom Schwartz and Katie Maloney’s wedding reception with Jeremy attempting to make a move on Stassi. Ariana’s man Tom Sandoval confronted Kristen, Stassi, and Katie about the accusations, and then we didn’t really hear from Jeremy after that. Sure, we saw the date with Billie, but they just left that story line behind. It’s understandable since there are 959548484847 people on this show, but it still feels unfinished.
Jeremy shared his side of the story during an appearance on the Pump Rules Podcast. How did he feel when he first saw the episode? Jeremy admitted, “I just laughed. It was funny to me because I’m so not, you know what I mean?”
Even so, Jeremy did have sympathy for Stassi. He explained, “I would never want to take away from the fact that Stassi felt uncomfortable. That’s never, ever, ever my intention. If I ever pick up a vibe that someone’s uncomfortable for whatever reason, I immediately remove myself from the situation because I don’t ever want anyone to feel that way.”
It wasn’t even (solely) Jeremy’s idea to approach Stassi at the wedding. Jeremy shared,”That being said, it was all a joke to begin with between me, Schwartz, and Sandoval. It was kind of like Stassi’s sitting in the corner and it was a joke going up to talk to her, knowing she was gonna be super short and dismissive. As you can see from the clip in the episode, I picked up the vibe that she wasn’t feeling it and that’s why I went up to her saying ‘It’s all good. We’re all good. I’m going to stop hitting on you.’ It was all just like a joke anyway. You know what I mean? We were trying to get her to come out of her shell a little bit, you know?”
Jeremy insisted, “I never meant to make her feel uncomfortable, you know?” He added, “I’m not gonna apologize, there’s nothing for me to apologize for, but I would never want someone to feel uncomfortable. With that being said, I would reevaluate how I act toward that person or around that person because I would never want them to feel uncomfortable.” He concluded, “Lesson learned: don’t hit on Stassi.”
Moving on to people that James actually does get along with, Jeremy does have a connection with Billie. He remarked, “Our date was amazing. I love her so much. She’s such an amazing person.” Another person that he likes in the cast (in a non-romantic way) is James Kennedy. He declared, “James, that’s my brother for sure. I fuck with him heavy. He’s a good dude, for sure. I promise.”
Even though we haven’t had a chance to really “get to know” Jeremy on Vanderpump Rules, he promises, “Everyone will eventually see, you know, how sweet and nice I am to everybody.”
TELL US- WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT JEREMY’S EXPLANATION OF HIS INTERACTION WITH STASSI AT SCHWARTZ & KATIE’S WEDDING? DO YOU WANT TO SEE MORE OF JEREMY ON VANDERPUMP RULES? DOES JEREMY SEEM “CREEPY” TO YOU?
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