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Vanderpump Rules’ Jax Taylor Apologizes To James Kennedy & Raquel Leviss After Reunion Drama

The Season 7 reunion of Vanderpump Rules ended with a bang. The majority of the cast seemed united on one thing, slamming James Kennedy. Because they are all hypocrites James made some unflattering comments towards Katie Maloney, he was fired from SUR. We even saw James begging for his job back from Lisa Vanderpump. Does James drink? Yes. Does James maybe participate in other substances that could alter his personality? Perhaps. But he was condemned for something other cast members engage in as well.

James is damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t. His apologies fall on deaf ears and are often not accepted. Viewers saw him make attempts at therapy, helping his family, and trying to be better. Like a child or untrained puppy, when he received little to no positive reinforcement regarding his efforts, he lapsed into a “give no f*cks” attitude. In a moment of clarity, one Pump Rules persona did offer James and tortured girlfriend Raquel Leviss an apology. Oddly enough, the world did not implode when this phenomenon occurred.

James Kennedy

Love him or hate him, Vanderpump Rules James Kennedy has every right being on the show that made him famous. At least according to him.

He’s hanging on to Pump Rules relevancy by a thread but, much like an unwanted guest, he’s not about to leave of his own accord. 

Tom Sandoval & Ariana Madix

Whew – we have crossed the finish line with season 7 of Vanderpump Rules and I am here to report that this reunion did not need to be 3 parts. There – recap done!

OK, kidding. I actually felt there were some illuminating moments. Like the glimpse of Katie Maloney‘s hubris. Wowee-wow-WOW. Katie literally always sees herself as the victim. She blames James Kennedy for the internet hating her but the internet rightfully hated Katie long before her antics this season! As Tom 1 never really got a chance to say courtesy of James’ interrupitis – a germ passed from Kristen Doute – Katie has been a rancid bottle of ranch dressing since season 1. Katie’s OWN putrid behavior is the reason the Twitterverse rails on her – it has nothing to do with James or her weight (or her husband’s manhood – how is that not also body shaming?). Let’s just say Katie is giving marriage, ranch dressing, the internet, and humanity a bad name. Oh, and also clothing.

Check Out The Photos From World Dog Day- Lisa Vanderpump, Jax Taylor, Scheana Marie, & More!

There are certain events that we can expect from every Vanderpump Rules season. We get Gay Pride, a Mexico tripand Stassi Schroeder’s birthday. There’s also World Dog Day, which Lisa Vanderpump hosted and some of the Pump Rules cast attended.

However, as expected, zero Real Housewives of Beverly Hills were in attendance. Not even flip-flopper Camille Grammer or one and done Joyce Giraud, the sole RHOBH cast member Lisa seems to be close with. Thankfully, Lisa’s husband Ken Todd and some Vanderpump Rules were there to support. However, there were still some notable names missing.

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The viewers can count on the Vanderpump Rules cast to take a trip to Mexico every season. Other than that, the Bravolebrities keep their travels to the United States. Or at least they do when they’re filming the show.

However, the ladies in the cast took their travel to Real Housewives levels when they visited Paris, France. Well, almost all of the Vanderpump Rules ladies. Stassi Schroeder, Brittany Cartwright, Lala Kent, and Katie Maloney all went to Paris in Fofty’s private jet. But, where were the other ladies in the cast?

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I’m having a visceral reaction to part 2 of the Vanderpump Rules reunion. It’s like Lord Of The FliesJames Kennedy is the pig they’re chasing across the island of the doomed until somebody, (probably Tom 2 if we’re being honest) winds up dismembered. Remember when this show was so fun?!

What I’ve come to realize is that these people – chiefly Katie Maloney, Jax Taylor, and Kristen Doute – live in an echo chamber of their own delusions. They can’t learn from experiences because they’ve blocked all the dissenting voices. Instead, they are deafened by the vortex of praise they offer each other. James isn’t even allowed to speak without Kristen cutting him off and screaming him down with some accusation or insult. Andy Cohen wonders why James so angry. Lisa Vanderpump decides it’s because James had a drink at lunch. Or maybe it’s as James said: so many people yelling at him constantly that he can’t breathe.

Tom Sandoval Is Still Jax Taylor’s Best Man After Vanderpump Rules Reunion Drama

Tom Sandoval was not shy about sharing his opinions during Season 7 of Vanderpump Rules. From defending James Kennedy, to calling Katie Maloney a bully, Tom didn’t really back down when it came to voicing his thoughts. Even when it meant going against best friends, Jax Taylor and Tom Schwartz, Sandoval pretty much held his ground during several disputes.

During the reunion taping, Tom 1 once again found himself defending James. Jax and the DJ discussed their differences rationally almost came to blows multiple times. Tom 1 consistently stuck up for James and his girlfriend, Raquel Leviss. At one point, Brittany Cartwright screamed at Tom because he wasn’t siding with Jax in the debates. Fans were wondering what, if any, impact this would have on Tom 1’s role as best man when Jax and Brittany seal their doom get married later this summer.

Tax Taylor & Brittany Cartwright

Feathers were ruffled at part 1 of Vanderpump Rules reunion. I am not referring to Raquel Leviss’s dress, however. That looked like it was designed by Bed, Bath and Beyond. Instead, I’m talking about Raquel’s boyfriend James Kennedy, who nearly faced off with everyone in the cast.

At one point, James and his arch nemesis Jax Taylor almost come to blows over some allegations made on Twitter. Their exchange got so heated that Andy Cohen had to separate the pair.  Ariana Madix had a front row seat to the exchange.