Brittany Cartwright and Jax Taylor want to return to Vanderpump Rules

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Jax Taylor was fired from Vanderpump Rules in 2020 and his wife, Brittany Cartwright, stopped appearing on the show as well. A specific reason wasn’t given for his firing, unlike some of his castmates that same year, but he’d had a problematic season of his own just before. He and Brittany had asked a homophobic and anti-trans pastor to officiate their wedding and he’d fought with Lisa Vanderpump on camera. It seemed like years of bad behavior caught up with him and he was out. But maybe they’ll return? Brittany and Jax have been doing these recap shows on Peacock since Scandoval. Brittany appeared at an event and told US Weekly that they want to come back to the show. Ugh.

Ready for a reality TV return? Brittany Cartwright and her husband, Jax Taylor, have been having fun recapping Vanderpump Rules so much that they might be ready to rejoin the SURvers on set.

“We’re definitely getting the itch ‘cause it was fun to have the cameras over and have crew over,” Cartwright, 34, exclusively told Us Weekly while promoting her partnership with Cupshe’s BeMe: The Cupshe Birthday Collection. “Going through that whole lifestyle again was so fun. Like, when we did Watch What Happens Live [With Andy Cohen], I got a little teary backstage ‘cause this was such a big part of my life for six years basically — and for Jax, like, nine. So, it just felt really good to do those things again.

The Jax and Brittany Take Kentucky alums announced in April that they would provide commentary for episodes of Vanderpump Rules season 10, where they recapped the show’s drama for Peacock subscribers. Their Watch With miniseries for the streaming platform debuted one month after they made a triumphant return to Andy Cohen’s WWHL Clubhouse, announcing their “When Reality Hits” podcast.

After leaving Vanderpump Rules, Cartwright found that their marriage has “100 percent” gotten stronger.

“Jax was kind of going through this phase where he was getting a lot of anxiety and stuff and I was too,” she recently told Us of their reality TV experiences. “It can be tough to have everything judged and you know, have to relive things years later and or you know, months later, whenever it airs.”

She added: “So, we look back now and Jax’s always like, ‘I took a lot of things for granted. I can look back and learn from my mistakes and, like, grow from there.’ I feel like us having that break, especially going through COVID, being pregnant, postpartum, all of that stuff, I’m so glad I didn’t have to deal with that on-camera.”

While the twosome admittedly do have the “itch” to return to the California-based reality TV show, Cartwright remained coy about future production. “I don’t know, we’ll see,” she told Us with a laugh.

[From US Weekly]

I’ve said before that I don’t think Scandoval should be a way for all the sh-tty ousted cast members to make their way back on the show now that everyone hates Tom and Raquel. All these people are sh-tty in their own way, but I’d say that like, being allies to racism and homophobia is worse than garden-variety lying and cheating. And don’t forget that Stassi and Kristen falsely called the police on Faith because Jax had cheated on Brittany with Faith. Maybe Brittany didn’t make the call herself, but still. Anyway, that particular brand of awfulness aside, of course they want to come back. Being on that show was the peak of their lives and I really doubt Jax enjoys family life as much as he enjoyed the shenanigans he got up to with the rest of the cast. And he’s delighting in his former friend Tom’s self-inflicted downfall too much to go away quietly. Brittany is likely playing coy because there’s no deal yet and hopefully there won’t be. The show is fine, and actually even better without them. Better to introduce some new faces than bring back some old toxic ones.

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  1. leslie says:

    I have no interest in seeing them back. Jax was/is awful.

  2. Amber says:

    Britt lost a lot of the VPR audience when she was tweeting about / liking tweets about Sandy Hook conspiracy theories.

  3. Grace says:

    People are multi-dimensional….but dang, I think most of the people on this show are pretty terrible. All of ’em!

  4. Paige Liberato says:

    They can both rawt in hail (VPR reference).

  5. BeanieBean says:

    They want that easy money. How else would they earn a living? Neither of them are capable of getting a regular job. Here’s hoping they get enough from that recap show for Brittany to buy some jeans that fit her.

  6. Erika says:

    Jax was also involved in calling the police on Faith. They were fired for a reason. We don’t need them back. Sandoval is no saint but everyone wanting to capitalize on his downfall is sick too!

    • Vi says:

      I’m glad you wrote this. I didn’t know Jax wrote that. I will give him the benefit of a doubt on this. He could’ve just been repeating what brit/krus/stassi said. You know Jax just runs with whatever is convenient for him.

    • AmyB says:

      @Erika That is what I remember too, that Jax/Brittany were most likely fired for being involved with the call to the police (along with Kristin and Stassi). Why any of them would be brought back on, is beyond me. But then again, Kristin showed up for the finale to speak to Ariana…ugh

  7. Vi says:

    Jax deserves the payday because so much of that show ran through him. He is like a nene from real housewives of Atlanta. You are tired of them but they deserve a large severance or 1 show a year where they make a nice paycheck.

    Brittany and her mother stalked Jax to be on the show. Her first season was great. Their spinoff was great because it showed the truth. He was right she is a liar. But I feel her story on vpr has ended. I’m not watching her. I don’t want to watch him anymore.

  8. Coco Bean says:

    Please, NO! I don’t miss Jax or Brit at all.

  9. Andrea says:

    I would welcome them back when he inevitably cheats on her for the millionth time and they have a breakup I suppose.