Jax Taylor is back doing what he does best – stirring the pot!
The Vanderpump Rules alum appeared on the March 22 episode of Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen alongside his wife Brittany Cartwright to discuss the Scandoval rocking the Bravoverse. This is the first time couple has been back to the Bravo Clubhouse since being fired from Vanderpump Rules in 2020.
While the entire Bravoverse knows that Tom Sandoval cheated on Ariana Madix with their friend and co-star Raquel Leviss. The two engaged in a seven-month-long affair behind Ariana’s back. When Ariana discovered the affair earlier this month, she ended her nearly decade-long relationship with Tom.
Now, Jax claims that Tom’s affair with Raquel isn’t the only time Tom has cheated on Ariana during their nine-year relationship.
“Yes, 100 percent,” Jax said bluntly. “I told you I was there. Not only in the Miami situation — and that was week one of their relationship, by the way — but yeah, there’s been other times.”
“It doesn’t matter if he did it one or 10 times, he did it,” he notes as Brittany says she would have told Ariana about Tom’s cheating if she knew about it.
“I would have told Ariana if I knew those things,” Brittany interjected.
The former SUR bartender then doubled down on his claim that Tom cheated on Ariana “within the last couple of years.”
Jax and Brittany admit that over the past seven months, there were instances where they noticed how close Raquel and Tom had become but chalked it up to them being good friends. However, in hindsight, it all makes sense. Jax explains that he and Brittany were at a Labor Day party with Tom and Raquel. During the party, Ariana called to tell Tom her grandmother passed away or had fallen ill, yet he didn’t leave the party, claiming he couldn’t get an Uber.
As for whether or not Tom Schwartz knew about Sandoval’s affair with Raquel, Jax says he “100% knows, for a fact,” that Schwartz “knew for a while” about the affair.
While Brittany doesn’t believe that Tom and Raquel are in love, Jax believes Tom’s interest in Raquel has a lot to do with control.
“I think Ariana is a very strong, independent woman. I think it’s come to the point where he can’t control her, and he can control Raquel,” Jax said.
He also added that he knows that he “doesn’t have a leg to stand on” when it comes to condemning someone else for cheating, considering his past.
“It’s an awful thing what happened… I’ve been through this. My wife’s been through this,” he confesses.
Amid Jax and Brittany’s return to the Bravo clubhouse, their friend and former co-star Lala Kent rallied for them to return to Vanderpump Rules.
“Dear @bravotv, please put @brittany & @mrjaxtaylor on my TV again & again,” Lala wrote on her Instagram Story.
Vanderpump Rules airs on Wednesdays at 9 pm on Bravo.