Nothing brings people together like burying the hatchet over a few Pumptinis.
"It's actually pretty good," the reality star said of the relationship on Watch What Happens Live Oct. 12. "Recently we just started talking again. We haven't really spoke in a really long time and then we just met up for lunch, actually at one of James [Kennedy]'s See You Next Tuesday parties. So, we met up I would say about four weeks ago and we had a really good conversation for like an hour and a half. It was emotional, there were tears."
Prior to their reunion at Lisa's West Hollywood eatery SUR, Jax credited the coronavirus pandemic as one of the main reasons for their falling out. That, and starting a family with wife Brittany Cartwright.
"A lot happened over COVID," the 44-year-old explained, "we lost touch, the baby, things happened, there was some miscommunication, but now we're good."
During the WWHL appearance, host Andy Cohen also grilled Jax about some of his most infamous moments during his eight seasons on VPR. And while he did admit to regretting some of his past transgressions—like having ex Stassi Schroeder's name tattooed on him, cheating on her with costar Kristen Doute and getting arrested for stealing sunglasses in Hawaii, just to name a few—there's one thing he stands by: Insisting he's always been "the no. 1 guy" in the cast.
As for who he thinks is top dog these days following Scandoval? Though he mentioned James, noting sarcastically of the DJ, "We'll see how long that lasts," he more definitively responded, "I think Ariana [Madix] is the No. 1 guy in the group."
And while Ariana's ex Tom Sandoval is definitely not on great terms with his castmates following his controversial affair with costar Rachel "Raquel" Leviss, Jax admitted he's reached out to his former BFF amid the scandal, noting, "We have talked."
Don't miss Jax and more infamous reality TV baddies on E!'s new competition series House of Villains Thursdays at 10 p.m.
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