Last night’s Vanderpump Rules was a doozy. I thought last week was bad, but well, I should’ve known better.
Why on earth does Jax Taylor think it’s a punishment to be kicked out of his trashy-ass wedding? He’s horrific so not being associated with that wad of human filth – a literal hairball pulled out of a 50 year old drain who isn’t even inviting his OWN MOTHER to his wedding – is the best thing that could possibly happen to a decent human being like Tom Sandoval.
Also Ariana Madix is the only person on Vanderpump Rules who truly understands with a toxic cesspool it is. It is the drain! The drain where a thousand strands of hair that wouldn’t pass a drug test and the dead skin of dead souls collects into an impenetrable mass that just traps a person there. Ariana is realizing that she’ll barely escape alive. That she is one scowl and a Hot Cheeto and tequila sundae away from turning into Katie Maloney, marrying a man she detests to prolong the only thing that pays her enough to buy a track home in the way-out Valley.
Last week’s episode of Vanderpump Rules was pretty heated. The countdown to Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright’s wedding is taking forever and on top of that, they hired a (seemingly) homophobic pastor to officiate the ceremony. Once some of his social media posts went public, Brittany denied that he was “that way” during a flashback clip that was shared during last week’s episode.
However, Lisa Vanderpump had a talk with Jax and Brittany about the man and then they left him the dust, asking Lance Bass to officiate instead. Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix couldn’t believe that it took Jax and Brittany so long to change their decision. Meanwhile, everyone else seemed to be walking on eggshells, afraid to upset their precious Brittany and Jax before their wedding. Apparently, that wasn’t completely the case though, at least according to Stassi Schroeder.
Hey look, Jax Taylor had a meltdown! In other news, water is wet… Yes, the crew on Vanderpump Rules are once again navigating a bump in the road of friendship. There’s always that one person in your life that makes careless mistakes and then proceeds to blame someone else for their
stupidity poor decisions. You could almost say that is the premise of Pump Rules in a nutshell.
Jax is going through it with best friend, Tom Sandoval. These two can’t agree on anything. Exhibit A: the pastor Jax and Brittany Cartwright originally chose for their beer cheese wedding. When the officiant decided to publicly share his thoughts on the LGBTQ community, pretty much everyone was offended. Jax seemed to be the most butthurt when Tom chimed in on the dilemma and took his ire straight to social media. Naturally. Now Tom is responding to Jax’s outburst and has some words for his buddy.
Vanderpump Rules fans and West Hollywood residents know that Lisa Vanderpump and Ken Todd own a bar called Tom Tom, which was named in honor of Vanderpump Rules cast members Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz. The two Toms also own a small percentage of the bar.
Aside from Tom Tom, Schwartz and Sandoval recently announced their plans to open up another establishment, a “dive bar” in California. In December, Sandoval and his longtime girlfriend, Ariana Madix, released their first book together, Fancy AF Cocktails, a book full of drink recipes (that you can purchase by clicking here) along with some personal stories thrown in. Recently, the reality star shared another business venture he hopes to take on.
As far as relationships go, Vanderpump Rules star Stassi Schroeder seems to have gotten it right with fiancé Beau Clark. It’s been refreshing to see her in a positive relationship for once. Unlike with past flames Jax Taylor and Patrick Meagher, where Jax
shockingly cheated on Stassi, and Patrick talked down to her at every turn.
Similarly to Brittany Cartwright, Beau has fit right in with the Pump Rules crew. Except for a minor dust up this season when he called out Tom Sandoval for rage texting Stassi about having her book party at TomTom. So, it comes a bit of a surprise to hear that Beau might not be all sunshine and rainbows towards Stassi.
So many Vanderpump Rules couples have come and gone (RIP Jax Taylor and Laura-Leigh) but Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix seem to be the exception to the rule. Ever since Tom’s explosive breakup with Kristen Doute and subsequent hook-up-turned-relationship with Ariana, the two have been a united front of inseparable couples. It wasn’t easy either. Kristen was long suspicious of Tom and Ariana’s closeness behind the bar and had been accusing Ariana of messing around with Tom for some time. Ariana denied it over and over, only for Tom to finally admit that they kissed in a Las Vegas pool. But by that point, it didn’t really matter – Tom and Kristen were over and Tom was ready to move on to Ariana.
Ariana quickly moved in and the two have been solid as a rock, despite a few issues with Ariana’s insecurities that led to a dry spell in their sex life. They also butt heads over Ariana’s desire to write a book, which they ultimately wrote together. But when it came to Tom’s dreams and ambitions, Ariana was his biggest supporter, championing his work in opening and running TomTom with best pal, Tom Schwartz. If only Katie Maloney was as supportive of her partner. Tom and Ariana went on to buy a house and settle into domestic life.
Star of Vanderpump Rules and avoider of all things dramatic, Jax Taylor, had a moment. Viewers are currently enjoying Jax and Brittany Cartwright’s journey to
their first divorce marital bliss. On the last episode, the main topic of conversation was the controversial social media posts Brittany and Jax’s chosen wedding officiant had written. Lisa Vanderpump was horrified and made it her duty to “inform” the happy couple their pastor was not exactly accepting of a homosexual lifestyle. And what would Pump Rules be without every other cast member talking about it as well?
While most disagree with the pastor’s negative statements towards the gay community, Brittany and Jax took a lot of heat for not replacing him sooner. Tom Sandoval was particularly vocal, as he has long been a supporter of LGBTQ rights. Recently, the general manager of Tom Tom and Sandoval’s buddy Max Boyens found himself in the hot seat for sketchy sentiments as well. Yet Tom’s reaction to Max’s past indiscretions were written off as “youthful mistakes”. Jax took to Twitter to share his frustrations, and he did not hold back.