Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright are expecting their first child!
The Vanderpump Rules couple announced the happy news Monday night on Instagram.
“Mom & Dad. The love of our lives is coming soon,” Brittany wrote alongside several pictures of her, Jax, and sonogram photos.
Jax shared the same photos on his Instagram with the caption: “Sooooo,……..I am gonna be Dad.”
The reality TV couple talked to PEOPLE about their happy news and revealed that their baby is due April 2021.
“We had been trying for around five months, and we just can’t wait to grow our family. I had the ovulation sticks and all the apps… we were ready to go!” Brittnay reveals. “I woke up super early to go to the restroom and just had a feeling I should take a test, and it was positive!! I cried. I laughed; we were just so happy!! Then I took three more tests and cried some more.”
“I am getting loads of morning sickness and feeling pretty tired, but overall, I feel great, and I am already so in love with this little baby!” she adds. “Hearing the heartbeat made my heart melt. I haven’t noticed any particular cravings; everything is just yummy!”
“I am really excited to be a father; my dad was my hero. He passed three years ago, and I can honestly say my parents gave me the best childhood a kid could ask for. I can’t wait to go to games, dance recitals, and school functions,” Jax says. “My dad was always there for me in every way, so I am just gonna follow his playbook, say a few prayers, and hopefully God willing, everything will fall into place like it did for me.”
He adds, “I can’t wait for all the school functions, sports, dance. Whatever they want to do, I want to be a part of it. I can’t wait to just teach them things. I can’t wait to see them grow into who they are going to be and see what they will be passionate about.”
The couple will be finding out the sex of their baby this weekend and are planning on throwing a small gender reveal party to celebrate
“We are going to have a small gender reveal on Sunday, and the wait is killing me!!” Brittany admits. “I can’t wait to start shopping and getting the nursery ready. I am just so overjoyed, and every day I fall more in love. Boy or girl, we are just so ecstatic!!”
When it comes to potential baby names, Brittany says, “We have a name for a girl but not sure about a boy’s name yet! I think I will continue to look at the baby name list until the day they are born!”
Brittany and Jax are the third Vanderpump Rules couple to announce they’re expecting.
“I am so happy we are going through this together, especially with my family so far away. They have known since the day I took my pregnancy test, and we all are just so excited for the play dates and our babies having built-in besties!” Brittany reveals. “Lala and I are due only eight days apart. When she told me she was expecting, I was already pregnant and didn’t even know yet! We are all so happy for each other, and we can’t wait for this next chapter of our lives!”
The Pump Rules couple plans to continue living in Los Angeles, but Brittany says she will instill her strong Kentucky family values in her child.
“I think it is very important to be close with family. We will make sure they go to Kentucky and Michigan a lot and get to know and love their family,” she says. “My mom already calls me every day about her grandbaby, and I just can’t wait to have my own child go play on the farm I grew up on. It’s going to be an amazing thing to be a mom, and I couldn’t be happier.”
Brittany and Jax tied the knot in June 2019 after several years of dating.
Mazel to the couple! It seems like if Vanderpump Rules does return, it’s going to be a very different show. But something tells me with all these pregnancies; the original cast might not be returning at all. That’s pure speculation but just a feeling I have.
It’s unclear if Bravo will renew Vanderpump Rules for season 9.
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