Why Vanderpump Rules' Jax Taylor Is at Odds With Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix

A source shares new insight into the current feud brewing between the longtime friends and reality TV castmates

By McKenna Aiello Aug 21, 2019 11:50 PMTags
Tom Sandoval, Ariana Madix, Jax Taylor, Brittany Cartwright Courtesy of boohoo.com

Lisa Vanderpump's family of SUR-vers is struggling to keep their close bond intact. 

Now that production has officially wrapped on Season 8 of Vanderpump Rules, sources are sharing new insight into the real-life drama impacting the cast's friendships. Following Jax Taylor's decision to unfollow co-stars Tom SandovalAriana MadixKristen Doute and Scheana Shay, an insider tells E! News that tension between the group came to a head during his wedding to Brittany Cartwright

"[Jax] had a huge blowout fight with Tom and Ariana in June," our source says. The argument revolved around the couple's decision to enlist Lance Bass as their wedding officiant after the pastor they initially hired bowed out following a backlash against the anti-LGBTQ+ comments he made years prior. 

The insider explains that Tom and Ariana were upset because they "claim Jax only had Lance do the wedding instead of the pastor because Lance is a celebrity." 

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Meanwhile, a source previously told E! News that the *NSYNC member was "really excited" to wed Jax and Brittany and "gladly agreed" to fulfill the responsibility after Vanderpump also decided to pass on the officiant role.

As it stands, Jax has yet to comment publicly on the apparent feud, but he does remain in good standing with Stassi Schroeder, her fiancé Beau Clark, Lala Kent, Katie Maloney and Tom Schwartz In fact, the reality TV star wished Stassi, Beau, Katie and Tom safe travels as they continue their vacation in Hawaii. 

Stassi has also implied that the upcoming season of Vanderpump Rules will be its juiciest yet. On her podcast, Straight Up With Stassi, the 31-year-old recently shared, "The drama is killing me. I can't anymore. I can't talk about this s--t anymore... I'm literally dead inside."

Yes, the tea is hot

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