During the Vanderpump Rules Season 8 premiere episode, Stassi Schroeder (hilariously) pointed out that all of the cast members’ houses all look alike. So, of course, this begs the question: who has the best house? Obviously, this is a completely subjective thing, but, plenty of cast members have shared their two cents about this.
Back in the summer, Lala Kent dished on the new homes with Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live. When she was asked to pick her favorite, Lala said, “Um, I think Jax [Taylor] and Brittany [Cartwright]. Their whole set up, it’s very homey, their backyard is amazing. I think they got like a stellar house.” She also threw in a diss about Ariana Madix and Tom Sandoval’s new place when she said, “I mean Tom and Ariana don’t have furniture.” It does take some people time to furnish a new home. They must have furniture by now though, right?
In real life, it would be fair to say that Jax Taylor and Tom Sandoval have simply “grown apart.” But, on Vanderpump Rules, it’s much messier than that. It all started when Jax got upset with Tom for missing his “pre-bachelor party,” which I had no idea was even a thing.
The tension continued with talk about their new homes. But, here’s what viewers really want to know: is the Jax and Tom bromance really over? Or is this season just a bump in the road?
We all know it’s coming: the demise of Jax Taylor and Tom Sandoval’s bromance. We’ve seen some preview clips from Season 8 of Vanderpump Rules. Even just two episodes into the season, we’ve seen some cracks in their relationship.
I assumed they resolved their issues since Tom was one of the best men in Jax’s wedding, but, apparently, that was not the case. The boys are still at odds and they’re not holding back in the press.
Unlike most other reality TV shows, the Vanderpump Rules crew actually does hang out when the cameras aren’t rolling. It’s not like the Real Housewives shows when they take a big break and spend the first two episodes of every season “catching up.”
The Vanderpump Rules socializing and the Vanderpump Rules drama go all year round. That’s why it’s so sad that Kristen Doute is on the outs with Stassi Schroeder and Katie Maloney. Kristen is the one who introduced Stassi and her now-fiancé Beau Clark, yet she wasn’t there when they celebrated the proposal. Stassi’s frienemies (at best) Scheana Marie and Ariana Madix were at the post-proposal celebration at Lisa Vanderpump’s mansion, but Kristen wasn’t. Stassi’s mom Dayna Schroeder confirmed a rift between Kristen and Stassi soon after the proposal, but nothing has really changed. Kristen also wasn’t invited to the formal engagement party a few weeks later. That really has to sting.
Vanderpump Rules has found itself at a crosshairs. Last night I witnessed Jax Taylor and Katie Maloney behave like mature-ish adults as they attempted to set some reasonable boundaries with Kristen Doute and Brian Carter about how their toxic codependency is affecting everyone else’s lives.
I mean I know Jax was just cosplaying the dad from Family Ties because he’s about to be a married
adulterer adulter soon, but this show is not supposed to be about capable adults acting accordingly. Vanderpump Rules is supposed to be about drunken, unhinged twenty-somethings who screw, scheme, and cry their way through terrible choices and still emerge with flawless skin.
On that vein, absolutely nobody cares about Jax’s wedding to Brittany Cartwright. Brittany sincerely believes everyone is as invested in her bridal registry and knot.com page as she is. Also this wedding that she’s planning has absolutely nothing to do with Jax, who might as well be a rent-a-fiance from some Hallmark Movie about proving to your judgmental small town relatives that you’re not an unmarriageable career woman, repugnant to blandly attractive men in tight sweaters. This wedding is about Brittany living out her fantasy, and her friends would rather let her merry hijack them than Kristen’s misery. I don’t blame them!
Now that Vanderpump Rules Season 8 has (finally) arrived, the cast members are doing their thing to promote the show. And this means interviews on interviews.
Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright have been chatting about their new lives as newlyweds and their plans to add to the family. On yesterday’s episode of Pop of the Morning, Jax was asked, “Who out of the cast would you let babysit your child?” And he had a pretty surprising answer.
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.
Last night was the season 8 premiere of Vanderpump Rules, and honestly EIGHT YEARS. EIGHT YEARS! You’d think these people would’ve grown up some, but alas here they are, still filling squirt guns with tequila and fighting about who’s a bad friend.
For many a’seasons I’ve been saying it’s high time for a cast change; one which acknowledges and reflects that the OGs are, well, missing the natural collagen in their faces and therefore no longer eligible to play the role of struggling bartender straight off the bus from St. Louis. Last night Vanderpump Rules finally paid credence to that, and it almost felt as if we were going into this season with the realization that it would be the last for the original crew. I’ll wear sequins to their funeral, play Solid Gold in downtempo, and drink PumpTinis with the rims salted with dehydrated tears.