THE BRAVOS -- Pictured: (l-r) Tom Sandoval, Ariana Madix, Jax Taylor -- (Photo by: Nicole Weingart/Bravo)

Jax Taylor Implies Vanderpump Rules Co-Star Ariana Madix Is A Lesbian; Ariana Fires Back

When Season 8 of Vanderpump Rules premiered on Tuesday night, many fans were shocked to discover tension in Jax Taylor‘s relationship with longtime BFF Tom Sandoval.

Throughout the episode, each took repeated jabs at the other about his supposed lack of support — in regards to Jax‘s wedding to Brittany Cartwright and Tom buying a house with girlfriend Ariana Madix. However, Jax took the simmering feud a step further by dragging Ariana into the fray in a new interview.

It all started during Jax and Brittany‘s post-premiere appearance on Watch What Happens Live Aftershow when a caller asked if Sandoval was possibly jealous that, while the Pump Rules couples now have matching houses in Valley Village, he’s the only guy in the OG SURver crew not moving forward with getting married and eventually starting a family. (Ariana‘s made it clear season after season that she has no interest in getting married or having babies.)

However, Jax decided to take the misogynistic view of Ariana‘s very personal choices by muttering under his breath, “because she likes women.”


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Brittany immediately jumped to her friend’s defense, declaring, “She likes everybody, like most of us do!” But when Andy Cohen pressed the subject, the Pump Rules star stumbled through a half-hearted series of apologies. “Sorry,” he muttered to his wife before turning to Andy. “I didn’t mean that. I’m sorry…it was an accident.”

Naturally, in the next breath Jax “Jax’d” himself, subsequently doubled down on his gross assertion. “Yeah, just own it,” the bartender said to Andy. It’s fine. Just don’t lie about it. But anyway, go ahead…”


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Rightfully refusing to let the issue go, Andy pressed again, but Jax merely pivoted to finally answer the caller’s original question. “I’m sorry, I just have a hard time with him coming at me because I bought a house, because I got married,” he said. “Am I not allowed to buy a house?…How would I one-up him? His house is bigger than mine!”

Of course, it didn’t take long for Ariana to find out about Jax‘s dig, and she turned promptly to social media to issue a sternly-worded clap back. “I DO like women,” she tweeted without tagging her immature neanderthal of a co-star, “AND men. it’s called being bisexual. ever heard of it?”


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Considering Jax‘s penchant for blocking his cast mates on social media, it’s unclear whether he saw Ariana‘s fiery response, but it’s safe to say he’ll be getting an earful the next time the SURvers are all together. Perhaps we’ll be treated to a lesson on bisexuality erasure at the Season 8 reunion?


[Photo Credit: Nicole Weingart/Bravo]