During the Vanderpump Rules Season 9 reunion, Lisa Vanderpump shared Jax Taylor’s parting shot to Tom Sandoval and the show. What did Jax say? Keep reading for all the details.
Jax Taylor makes surprise appearance on Vanderpump Rules Season 9
There was a huge casting shake-up between seasons 8 and 9 of Vanderpump Rules. OGs Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute were fired following Season 8 for past racist actions against co-star Faith Stowers. Additionally, the network let newbies Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni go for unearthed racist tweets.
A few months later, Jax Taylor and wife Brittany Cartwright announced that she was pregnant with their first child. Long-time fans were looking forward to watching her pregnancy journey. Sadly, that never happened, as the couple announced in December of 2020 that they were leaving the show.
However, Bravo wasn’t quite done with Jax Taylor. He made a surprise appearance – perhaps even to himself – in Season 9 of the show. He was caught on Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix’s home security camera returning a gift Sandoval gave him.
Former boss hints exit wasn’t his choice
Some Vanderpump Rules fans never believed that it was Jax and Brittany’s decision to leave the show. Rather, speculation persists that Bravo fired the two and let the couple save face by announcing their exit.
During the Season 9 reunion, Lisa Vanderpump hinted that their exit wasn’t as they led fans to believe. While sharing one of her final conversations with Jax, Vanderpump made a slip. “Shortly after he was let go…” she began before sharing his parting shot to former friend Tom Sandoval, per Us Weekly.
Lisa Vanderpump reveals Jax Taylor’s parting shot to Tom Sandoval, Bravo show
It’s no surprise that Jax Taylor’s name came up during the reunion. After all, the end of his years-long friendship with Tom Sandoval was a main storyline in previous seasons. When asked by host Andy Cohen where the friends stand today, Sandoval said that they are cordial. However, when Cohen bluntly stated, “[Jax[ hates you,” Sandoval and Madix both agreed.
Andy Cohen also grilled Lisa Vanderpump about how she first heard about Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz’s plans to open their own bar. According to the SUR owner, Jax Taylor pointedly told her the news to cause drama.
“Actually, Jax told me. Shortly after he was let go, he said to me, ‘Just giving you a heads up that they are opening a bar together.’ I think he probably expected me to have a conniption,” – Lisa Vanderpump, Vanderpump Rules reunion.
Despite Jax’s best efforts, Lisa Vanderpump was supportive of the two Toms branching out on their own. The two share a partnership with the restaurateur in TomTom, the West Hollywood bar named after them.
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Part 2 of the Vanderpump Rules reunion airs Wednesday, January 26, only on Bravo. The network has yet to announce if the show will return for Season 10.