Vanderpump Rules stars Tom Sandoval and Jax Taylor have certainly had their fair share of ups and downs. They may always disagree on which one is the Number One Guy in the group, but, their friendship has remained strong in the face of some seriously awful occurrences. Who could forget the epic revelation in Season 2 that Jax had sex with Tom’s then-longtime girlfriend, Kristen Doute – twice. That storyline single-handedly made Pump Rules one of the most compelling shows on TV.
Jax’s propensity for spreading lies and throwing his friends under the bus is well known. For every time he’s been caught cheating, he has a story about one of the Tom’s cheating to deflect from his wrong-doing. How could we about forget Miami Girl? Or the time he left evidence of Tom Schwartz cheating open on his phone for Detective Doute to find? Bottom line, being friends with Jax seems exhausting.
Jax is also known for blocking his friends on Instagram. In an interview with HollywoodLife, Tom and Ariana Madix shared a difference of opinion on why Jax blocked them. When asked about the Instagram block, Tom said, “Yeah, I don’t know. I guess he had also blocked Scheana Marie and Kristen, but we were all over at his house like a week or two ago. Sometimes things happen on accident, like I had my best friend from back home blocked for two months.”
It takes multiple steps to block someone on Instagram. You have to go directly to someone’s profile, click the three little dots, and manually select “block.” Considering this, I’d say it’s hardly an accident.
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Ariana appears to agree. She replied to Tom’s reponse in the interview, saying, ““I don’t think it was an accident.” Tom reiterated his stance, asking Ariana, “maybe he was having a bad day?” Ariana deadpanned, “He’s a blocker,” adding, “I don’t know when [the block] actually happened because I have him muted on social media because it’s a lot.” Sounds like Ariana has the same reasons as Jax does for silencing their friends on social media.
In an interview last month with Us Weekly, Jax explained that the cast spends so much time together, blocking friends on social media is to get a break. “People don’t understand” he shared, “yes, we do film a show together, but we also hang out together every day. We hang out together more when we don’t film than when we do film, if that makes any sense.” That does make sense, however a simple mute would do!
Either way, it doesn’t sound like Jax and Tom’s friendship is coming to an end. We’ll just have to wait and see if Season 8 gives us any more clues into this blocking situation. Pump Rules needs to come back soon!
TELL US- DO YOU AGREE WITH TOM OR ARIANA? IS IT NORMAL TO BLOCK YOUR BEST FRIENDS ON SOCIAL MEDIA? ARE YOU EXCITED FOR THE NEXT SEASON OF PUMP RULES?
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