Jax Taylor is an enigma wrapped in a riddle most of the time on Vanderpump Rules. It’s not very often that Jax’s motives make sense to fans or his co-stars, which is why when he blocked Tom Sandoval, Ariana Madix and Kristen Doute on Instagram everyone was left scratching their heads.
Now the Pump Rules star is revealing why he blocked a few of his closest friends on social media.
“I go through my phases in social media, usually when it’s after a couple drinks and then I’ll go through the blocking phase,” Jax told Us Weekly earlier this month. “Andy Cohen always tells me just to mute people and say, ‘Don’t give people the satisfaction. You should just mute them.’ But no, I’d rather block them, because they think they’re being cute, so I’m just going to block them. They want to say something and see what they can get away with, so I block them. As far as blocking my castmates, I’ve unblocked one of them, Kristen, and two others are still blocked and they’re going to stay blocked.”
Despite his blocking spree Jax insists that his decision to block Tom and Ariana is “not about being on the outs” with either of them.
“I think they’re great people and I love them. I mean, Tom’s my best friend. I just need a break,” he explained. “People don’t understand, yes, we do film a show together, but we also hang out together every day. We hang out together more when we don’t film than when we do film if that makes any sense.”
Jax goes on to explain that unlike other reality shows the Vanderpump Rules cast sees each other all the time and doesn’t stop hanging out when the cameras stop rolling.
“Not us,” he revealed. “We see each other more when we don’t film because, when we film, sometimes there’s different settings for different groups of people. But we all hang out together all the time, normally. So just like when you hang out with your brother and sister, you start to get annoyed after a while, you need a break. You need a break.”
While Jax is taking a break from a few of his co-stars, he says his wife Brittany Cartwright is on good terms with everyone in the cast.
“Brittany’s OK with everybody,” Jax said. “Brittany doesn’t get mad at anybody. I’m the one that’s always rocking the boat!”
Meanwhile, Jax’s c0-star Scheana Marie has learned not to take his blocking sprees personally.
“Last time I asked him, he goes, ‘I did it to everyone. It’s not you, it’s nothing personal,’” the “Good As Gold” singer explained to Us Weekly on Thursday, September 12. “I’m like, ‘OK. I guess I’ll return the favor and unfollow you.’ … I’m never surprised by him, or I’m always surprised by him, one or the other.”
Vanderpump Rules will return to Bravo for season 8 in late 2019.
Thoughts on Jax’s comments? Does Jax’s reasoning for blocking Tom, Ariana and Kristen make sense?
Source: Us Weekly