Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright attended the 2023 iHeartRadio Awards on Monday, where she opened up about the drama-filled record. Vanderpump Rules season 10 reunion.
Followed by a report claiming to be the host Andy Cohen had to separate two cast members from an almost physical altercation, Jax revealed that “two boys” were involved when dished on after the reunion run-in with. Ariana Madix and desired Tom Sandoval‘s manhood follows dealings with Rachel Lewis.
“I heard it was crazy. Hear what everyone’s thinking,” Jax told Extra on March 27. “Um, it’s uncomfortable … There’s security over there. There was almost a fight. It will be interesting, for sure.
“It will be good. I’m glad to [Lala Kent]’s comebacks and quick wits. He came in and he crushed me. So I can’t wait,” Brittany added.
Later, during a near-fight between the two cast members, Jax confirmed hearing about the spat.
“I don’t know what I said or what I didn’t say. But yes, I have a feeling that those two boys. In fact, I know because I talked to one of them,” he said. “I spoke to him after it happened because I checked with everyone.”
Well, maybe not everyone. According to Jax, he doesn’t consider Sandoval and Raquel, who have been separated from the cast since their relationship news broke last week, to be friends, saying they “put themselves in that situation.”
“I really didn’t feel for him. He knew exactly what he was doing. It wasn’t a mistake. It wasn’t like, ‘Oh, hookup.’ This has been planned for a long time,” he said. “Lack of empathy. I’m sorry, you deserve everything that’s coming to you, you know. It’s a bad situation and you have to own it.”
Speaking directly to Sandoval, Jax told his former friend, “You’ve got to be a man.”
“This is the time when Tom Sandoval has to learn to be a man – because he has never been a man, so this is the time. Less nail polish and more men,” he continued.
After last week’s filming, Jax went into a bar in Los Angeles, where he and his previous and current members have been Pump Rules show your support for Ariana.
“I saw them about two hours after the reunion. They all came to the bar we went to and I hugged them for about 30 seconds,” he said. “He walked into the bar, pointed at me and I hadn’t seen him in a while. Just hugged him and said, ‘You know what? You’re going to improve. You’re already looking better.’ He’s glowing. He looks great. I’m not worried about him. He’ll be fine.
As Pump Rules fans also know, Sandoval and Raquel have stuck by each other in the week since their affair was revealed. However, either way, Jax and Brittany don’t think there’s any chance of a reconciliation between Sandoval and Ariana.
“No, no, no. She’s so beautiful,” Brittany insisted. “She’s going to move on and shine brighter than all of this. This is just her escape, I feel like… I just know she’s going to just, like, shine and be amazing after all this drama is over.
“That’s not going to happen,” Jax agreed.
Also during the interview, Jax and Brittany discuss their new PodcastOne show, When Reality Hitswith Brittany saying she is “very happy” about the attention she has received so far.
“We are very excited. We got number one in the charts, which is a lot of pressure to live. I hope everyone will be patient with us because we will try our best and we will do our best, but we are new in this,” said Jax. “[We’ll] talk about reality, talk about living in reality. It’s been 10 years on the show. Talk about everything people want to know [and] all the questions you’ve always wanted answered.”
Vanderpump Rules Season 10 airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on Bravo.