Three years ago, Vanderpump Rules’ Jax Taylor was caught with his pants down by his wife, Brittany Cartwright, who had been hired to do hair and makeup for the Bravo star’s birthday party. At first, Jax claimed to be so furious that his wife showed up without him that he intentionally hid her from the camera crew at the party. Later, Bravo edited the footage to make it look like he had physically attacked his wife as he ripped the poise chord from her neck, causing a bump to pop up from her neck.
Though the footage of the scene — which took place on Dec. 14, 2013 — was removed from the show’s VH1 feed months after its airing in the States, it has been uncovered by paparazzi around the world, and even garnered wide-spread interest online. “It was at a very defining moment in our relationship, the first time we broke up and gotten back together and figured out how to get through, and it was really scary to go through it,” Jax told E! News. “Honestly, it wasn’t love. I was scared because it felt like she wasn’t capable of being a good person, of loving me as much as I loved her.”
In 2013, viewers also saw Jax hitting on a waitress at the bar that he and Brittany opened, and it was not long before his drunken attempts at seduction were revealed to the staff at SUR, where he worked as a host. Jax was fired, and, in the ensuing months, his marriage was strained even further — especially when Jax’s father, James, was arrested in Mississippi for suspected drug possession and severe DUI. In 2014, Brittany filed for divorce.
In a preview for the upcoming premiere of Vanderpump Rules’ sixth season, Jax is shown at the bottom of the stairs of the couple’s house, ready to return to work, which he had taken leave for during the episodes of emotional recovery that aired during Season 5. “I came here [to SUR] to start over, so that was the first thing I needed to do,” Jax said. “Thankfully, I really took care of myself and tried to do better. My life is in a much better place than it was three years ago.”
However, as Jax tells it, his livelihood is quite precarious at the moment. His contract expired last year, and he claims that the network won’t renew it for Season 7 — a move that Taylor says has been personal and emotional for the pair. In another scene from the same preview, Brittany is shown not wearing a wedding ring, though she has made no official announcement to date.
Read the full story at E! News.
Jax Taylor’s marriage with ‘Vanderpump Rules’ star Brittany Cartwright being tested as new rumors swirl
Vanderpump Rules star’s estranged father arrested, found with a gun in his car
‘Vanderpump Rules’ star Jax Taylor arrested on assault charges