Vanderpump Rules - Jax Taylor

When Vanderpump Rules resident bad boy man Jax Taylor lost his father to cancer, it was a moment that profoundly changed him. Jax’s shared that his father, Ronald Cauchie, lost his battle and passed away in December of 2017.

Jax had the full support of his Vanderpump Rules co-stars as he faced this tremendous loss. On December 28, 2017 Jax tweeted, “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.”

When Jax and Brittany Cartwright tied the knot on June 29 at Kentucky Castle, the couple made sure that Jax’s father was remembered. They left one chair empty at the service, with a picture of Jax’s dad on it. I think that is so sweet and a wonderful tribute to Jax’s father.

In an interview with toofab, Jax discussed the deaths of his family members, and the effect it is having on his life. “I just lost a lot of family over the last three years. Dad, two uncles, couple friends, now my aunt… It is what it is, you know, it’s life. It sucks,” Jax said. “It just sucks.”

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Jax hadn’t experienced a death in the family until three years ago. “I was very fortunate that none of my family members had passed away. After my dad went, it was just, you know… they all went,” Jax stated.

So how does Jax keep his chin up in the face of such grief and loss? Jax said, “You just gotta keep hope, keep faith, I guess. It’s hard, you start to question your faith, and your beliefs,” Jax continued. “Losing so many people that should not have left, there’s other people that should have gone before them, especially people who live doing everything the right way and then they die at such an early age.” Jax’s father died at the age of 59, while the rest of Jax’s family members were all only in their mid-fifties when they passed away.

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“Just way too young. You just gotta have some kind of faith, but I tell you what, it’s a struggle,” Jax shared. “I’m big into church and stuff, and there’s days where I’m like, ‘I’m not going to church, I don’t believe in this stuff anymore.'” Jax added, “But then I wake up and I’m like ‘No, there’s a plan. There’s gotta be a plan.’ You have to have some kind of hope. I’m trying… I’m trying.”

Hopefully, with his wife Brittany’s help and the support from his Vanderpump Rules co-stars, Jax will process his grief in a healthy way. Of course,  this new-and-improved Jax also recently said that it is fine with him if his wife has an affair as long as it is with another woman. So rest assured…it sounds like Jax is going to be fine.

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