During the Season 6 finale of Vanderpump Rules, Lisa Vanderpump asked Jax Taylor to quit SUR. Most likely Jax has more than enough money to survive considering that he’s been carrying this show with his antics from Day 1. Not only that, but he’s also taking in that Instagram ad money. With that said, Lisa asking Jax to quit working at a restaurant right before filming ended sounded like a pretty good proposition to me. He gets the time off and he doesn’t have to “work” when he (most likely) has the funds to maintain his lifestyle. There’s no chance in hell that Jax “quitting” SUR actually meant that he wouldn’t be on the show. No matter what happened, he would still be the self-proclaimed “number one guy in this group.”
He was going to return for Season 7 in one way or another. Now there are reports that Jax is working at Tom Tom- the restaurant that Lisa and Ken Todd are opening with Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz as junior partners. Jax famously only knows how to make a vodka cranberry when he’s behind the bar, so he probably wasn’t at the top of the potential bartenders list. Even so, there isn’t a controversy that Jax is a bartender at the new restaurant. Maybe he’s applying his skills elsewhere? I can’t help expecting a contrived story line with Tom and Tom “hiring” Jax without Lisa’s approval.
A source told Us Weekly, “Last night they had a birthday celebration for him, but he also knew all the staff because he works there.” The restaurant isn’t expected to be open to the public for a few weeks and it’s not clear what role Jax has. Nevertheless, it’s pretty clear that he’s a part of the new venture in some way. He tweeted a photo of himself with the caption “#ootd meetings at the new #tomtom #pumprules.”
That same source also told Us Weekly that Jax is (not so shockingly) back on the SUR payroll as well. We will find out what Jax’s “employment” status is next season, but as long as Jax is around to throw shade and mix up metaphors, that’s all I care about.
TELL US- DO YOU THINK IT’S A GOOD IDEA FOR JAX TO WORK AT TOM TOM? WOULD YOU HIRE JAX BACK AT SUR IF YOU WERE LISA & KEN?
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