Season 9 of Vanderpump Rules is set to begin filming this month. And while fans of the show are excited to see the cast reunite, there will be some familiar faces missing.
One of the most notable exits will be that of long time cast member Jax Taylor and his wife, Brittany Cartwright.
Late last year, the couple announced that they wouldn’t be returning to the show much to the surprise of their fans. Even their co-stars were shocked to hear that they wouldn’t be returning.
During a chat with Us Weekly, Jax and Brittany opened up about leaving the show and whether or not they’ll let their newborn son, Cruz, watch their seasons in the future.
Jax says Vanderpump Rules got ‘too scripted’ for him
While speaking to Us Weekly correspondent Christina Garibaldi, the couple was asked if they’re going to miss filming for the show, and it seemed like a split decision.
While Brittany shared that she’d miss being on the show, Jax had an entirely different perspective.
“No,” he said. “I don’t miss – there’s no way we could’ve done this with a kid. No way.”
Brittany agreed and elaborated that there would be no way for them to “be all in” and focus solely on the show now that they have baby Cruz.
“Like, we put a lot of our heart and soul into that show and we’re very open and very real the entire time. We let a lot of our life out there,” she shared.
The pair agreed that having Cruz changed their perspective on life, but Jax also admitted that he just wasn’t invested in the show anymore and that their time had come to walk away.
“I was a hundred percent checked out at the end,” he admitted. “We were very blessed for having it. We had a great time with it. No hard feelings with anybody. It was wonderful. But it was time to step away. It was just time.”
Jax also confessed that in the last season he knew the ride was over.
“It was getting a little bit too scripted for me and I just couldn’t do it anymore,” he confessed.
Jax and Brittany reveal if they’ll let Cruz watch the show
When Christina asked if Jax and Brittany would let their son watch the show when he gets older, they said they may not be up to them.
“I mean, I don’t think we’re gonna have a choice because of the Internet. So, I mean, [it’s like] if he watches it, he watches it,” Jax said.
But Brittany was quick to remind Jax of his not-so-great moments and pointed out that Cruz probably won’t be a big fan of some of his behavior.
“He’s not gonna like a lot of things that you did still,” Brittany said. “We’ll try to guard him from those episodes. We’ll let him watch, like, the wedding and, you know, when we first met. When I first got brought on the show and stuff like that.”
“A lot of the stuff I did kept those shows going,” Jax interjected. “I mean, let’s be honest, people are not gonna watch each other braid each other’s hair. I had to keep it interesting.”
Vanderpump Rules is currently on hiatus on Bravo.