Family tragedy takes center stage on the Vanderpump Rules reunion tonight — as Jax Taylor opens up about the passing of his father.
Jax lost his dad, who was just 61, last December after the show wrapped for the season. It had been a tough one for the reality star as things ended between him and Brittany Cartwright and he resigned from SUR in the season finale.
Throughout everything in his life, Jax Taylor has relied a lot on his father. He shared their closeness on social media, often posting photos of him with his dad at hockey events and doing other things.
Jax had brought Brittany Cartwright to meet his family, so she knew the love Jax had for his father.
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Where do I begin… I lost the best man I knew yesterday, he was my best friend. I didn’t go a day with out texting him a pointless question that usually drove him nuts, but I know he loved it. My dad loved his family more than anything in the world he was the “perfect father” and wanted everyone to get along and be happy. Cancer took my dad at 61, way too soon but I have to hope and pray that god has a bigger plan for him. The two things other than his family he loved more than anything were Detroit redwings hockey and cars.. He was a simple man that didn’t speak much but when he did you listened. I’ll never forget the 5am hockey practices to windsor Canada on the weekends, the numerous hockey tournaments, and the little talks we had if I had a bad game. He was always there for every practice and every game. When I came to Florida to visit it was like seeing my best friend all the time, our countless fishing trips and pub crawls going to hockey games in tampa. “ drove him crazy cuz tampa would always beat Detroit” yes my parents lived in tampa but Detroit Michigan is my fathers home. My father never said one word that was negative, he helped so many people young and old…. I could go on and on. I love you dad, you are the best thing that has ever happened to me, I am so proud to be your son. Don’t worry I’ll walk jenny down the isle this summer but we are gonna need your help from above bud. Last thing.. thank you dad, thank you for giving me everything I needed in life with out a question. I hope one day I can be half the father you are. Love you so much dad… ✝️ also thank you to my amazing “rock” my girlfriend Brittany, I couldn’t and can’t do any of this with out you. My father loved you so much as well, thank you for being who you are and for helping me deal with all this, you are my angel and you always will be. 😞 Thank you so so much to everyone who has reached out. I haven’t been in a place to respond to everyone but it means so much. #fuckcancer
Just a few days after Christmas, Jax Taylor got the phone call that his father had passed after battling cancer.
On the Vanderpump Rules reunion tonight, Jax breaks down when asked by Andy Cohen about his death. It is clear the tragedy was a huge blow for Jax.
His Vanderpump Rules costars are said to have flown to be by his side. Both Toms were there when he needed them and Stassi, Kristen, and Rachel also went to pay their respects.
After everything Jax has done, this was a testament to the kind of people he calls his friends.
However, this is not the only recent tragedy to strike the Vanderpump Rules cast. Lala Kent also recently lost her father, revealing just a few weeks ago that he had passed away.
It has been a hard adjustment for the Vanderpump Rules star, who said her world had “crumbled” as a result.
Her parents had been married 35 years, and Kent previously discussed how that set the bar high for her own thoughts on marriage.
Vanderpump Rules airs Mondays at 9/8c on Bravo.
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