'Vanderpump Rules' Star Jax Taylor Talks Explosive Third Season
By Ashley Crossan
Vanderpump Rules is back for season three and Jax Taylor promises more jaw-dropping moments (and a brand new scar to go with it!)
Last season ended with quite a bang (and a punch!) after it was revealed the Jax and Kristen Doute slept together after months of denial. While it seemed like the group would be divided for good this time – Jax says everyone is getting back to a good place.
"Life's too short to hold grudges," Jax said of his friendship with Tom Sandoval. "We're still trying to mend our relationships. Obviously, things aren't back to 100 percent, but it's going in a good direction."
What sets Vanderpump apart from similar reality shows of the past, is that the stars of this show were never cast – even when the cameras aren't rolling, the drama naturally continues to unfold.
"Our group of friends have been friends for 10 years!" Jax said. “This is really our lives. I wish to God our show was scripted. This is really our lives. This is really how we live."
The new season will pick up with some brand new cheating drama – but this time, the scandal surrounds Sandoval and his new girlfriend, ArianaMadix. Jax promises, as per usual, he gets pulled right into the center.
"Some way I get dragged back into all this, and they somehow make it my fault," he said.
But it wouldn't be a complete season of Vanderpump without Jax's very own set of relationship woes – which he promises will unfold before our eyes when he attempts to date multiple women at the same time.
"One of them works out and one of them doesn't," said Jax. "As of today, everything is really good."
And after talks that she wouldn't be returning – Jax's ex Stassi Schroeder is back for the third season.
"I’m glad she's back," said Jax. "As much as she hates me, I have no animosity or any hate towards her. I want her to do well – I hope she's happy. I don't think she’s happy. I think she's really confused. I think she's in a relationship that's toxic right now."
"I dated a different Stassi, she was a completely different girl," Jax continued. "I have no idea who she is anymore, I don't think she even knows, and her friends don't know who she is. I hope she figures it out soon because she's doing a lot of damage."
But Vanderpump isn't the only thing Jax has going on – he launched his very own signature line of sweaters and shoes with XCALIBUR, a premium handmade shoe, accessory, and apparel brand.