In a recent Instagram Live session, Jax Taylor spoke on his tax issues and the show’s decision to take the show into a different direction. As you might have heard, Jax recently announced that he and wife Brittany were leaving Vanderpump Rules. Although he wasn’t specific, the implication was that the decision was entirely theirs (his and Brittany’s). But now he seems to be contradicting himself by saying that he thinks the show made the right decision (in firing him), adding that VPR is not about getting serious about life and starting families etc; and concludes with “I’m just not fun anymore”.
Jax also discussed his tax issues. I don’t know if I was more shocked by his candor, or his odd demeanor; the way he so casually trivialized owing $1.2 MILLION dollars in Federal and State taxes! But then again, we are talking about a 41 year old man who openly talks about being high (on weed) every waking moment of the day. Perhaps predictably, Jax is blaming the “bookkeeper”, a term I haven’t heard in years. “Oh yeah, I had a bad tax situation. I had a bad bookkeeper. We all get bad bookkeepers. I suggest researching your bookkeeper when you pay your taxes because I got f*cked.” , said Jax.
Fans recall that Jax and Brittany purchased a $1.9M dollar home in West Hollywood during the last season of Vanderpump Rules. Obviously, a tax debt of this size doesn’t just develop overnight, so either the Taylors were making a LOT of money in a short amount of time, or California is once again becoming very lax (and sloppy) with their mortgage lending. I’m leaning towards the latter.
I have always had a soft spot for Jax, and I like him and Brittany together, so I’m wishing them all the best. I still believe that Vanderpump Rules is overwith, and suspect that the colossal failure of Lisa’s new show, Overserved with Lisa Vanderpump, is quite possibly the final nail. But regardless, I don’t think we have heard the last from Jax and Brittany. Watch Jax's Instagram Live below.