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Andy Cohen

Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Brett Caprioni, and Max Boyens were fired from Vanderpump Rules for racist behavior in June of 2020. Bravo viewers thought that a shift was finally happening in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Back in 2018, Kristen and Stassi called the police on co-star Faith Stowers and told them that Faith was supposedly drugging men and then stealing their belongings. Bravo viewers also wanted Pump Rules star Jax Taylor to lose his job. He also lied about Faith on social media, alleging that Faith was wanted for stealing a car and was “AWOL” from the military. Well, mission accomplished, viewers!

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The Vanderpump Rules editors tried really hard to make Dayna Kathan a thing last season. She got so much camera time in comparison to all of the other cast members, including the veterans.

The season as a whole was really strange and felt like two different shows: Vanderpump Rules Veterans and Vanderpump Rules the new cast. And then on top of that strange separation, there was just way too much footage revolving around Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright’s pre-wedding celebrations. And well, the new cast members were not exactly a smash hit. Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni got fired for racist tweets from their past. And, then of course, Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute got fired for their own racist activity. And months later, Jax and Brittany announced they were “leaving” the show. The future of Vanderpump Rules has been in limbo for almost a year. But, we do know one thing is for sure: Dayna will not be on the show if/when it returns.

Beau Clark Opens Up About Depression; Says “I Have So Much Fear Of The Future”

It’s been a minute since Bravo fired Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute for racist behavior. The Vanderpump Rules stars were axed in June of 2020, along with Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni. Stassi lost brand endorsement deals, and her podcast was pulled from all platforms.

Stassi was planning to marry Beau Clark in Rome in October of 2020. But coronavirus had other ideas. However, the couple did receive some good news.

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In case you haven’t heard, fired former Vanderpump Rules bartender Jax Taylor is a dad now. Brittany Cartwright gave birth to their son, Cruz Cauchi, earlier this week. If you’re a bit terrified of the thought of Jason Cauchi being responsible for a human being, you’re not alone. Hopefully, he takes more responsibility for his child than he does with his taxes.

And Jax will always be Jax, meaning that he’ll continue to make everything about Jax. He’s probably grappling with the fact that he’s not the Number One Guy in Britt’s heart anymore. And refusing to change any diapers.

Brittany Cartwright Jax Taylor Watch What Happens Live

Break out the beer cheese, y’all. Vanderpump Rules alums Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright are officially parents.

The couple shared the news via Instagram, and yes, their son already had an Instagram account, months before he was born.

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Jax Taylor truly made a name for himself as the No. 1 douchebag guy in the group on Vanderpump Rules. He made good TV in the original seasons — slacking off at his bartending job, being the worst boyfriend ever and his love/hate relationship with Tom Schwartz and Tom Sandoval was entertaining to watch. But now that he’s been fired “left” the show ahead of Season 9, along with several other OGs, it’s time for a new era of Pump Rules. Maybe this time with people who actually still work at Lisa Vanderpump’s restaurants, and don’t just pretend to clock in.

Jax is finally settling down and doing the adulting thing at the ripe age of 41. He’s married, a homeowner and is expecting a baby soon with Brittany Cartwright. It’s still unclear what he does for a job now that he’s done making watered-down drinks at Sur. But recent news claiming that he owns $1.2 million dollars in back taxes to the state and the feds definitely didn’t come at the best time — when he’s no longer pocketing those big Bravo checks anymore.

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Who even knows what’s going to happen to Vanderpump Rules. The entire cast went and had a baby or got “left” the show last year, in some cases both. We hear Season 9 is set to happen, but several OGs will not appear. Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Jax Taylor, Brittany Cartwright, to name a few. It seems like time is up for Pump Rules, especially considering most of the cast hasn’t worked at Lisa Vanderpump’s famed restaurants in years.

Long gone are the old days of the VPR stars throwing drinks at each other or sneaking wine on the job. They’re real ass adults now — Jax loves to mow the lawn (and allegedly not pay his taxes). Lala Kent is a new mom and Scheana Shay’s baby is on the way. They all bought fancy houses where you can use the air conditioner and microwave at the same time. And some of the old antics just make us cringe now, particularly Jax’s bad behavior. 

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It seems like at least one person on every reality TV show ends up facing tax issues at one point.  On Real Housewives of Potomac, we’ve (sort of) seen Karen Huger and Ray Huger owe “millions” in back taxes and Robyn Dixon make a $90,000 mistake on her reports to the IRS. Nene Leakes, Porsha Williams and others from the Real Housewives of Atlanta have had tax issues of their own. And in Beverly Hills, Dorit Kemsley and Lisa Vanderpump, despite their separate successes, have both been caught up with tax issues of their own.

It’s no doubt that the financial issues surrounding reality stars are more high profile no matter the situation. Hey, filing taxes isn’t easy for an everyday person, let alone someone on Bravo with several businesses, assets and expenditures to keep track of. And while there are honest mistakes, it is fascinating to read that those we think of the rich and famous might be facing financial woes off-screen, even if their on-camera appearances show otherwise.