Brittany Cartwright Reveals Where She and Stassi Schroeder Stand After Rift

Vanderpump Rules alum Brittany Cartwright revealed if she and Jax Taylor have mended their friendship with former costar Stassi Schroeder following a major falling out two years ago.

By Brett Malec, Kisha Forde Feb 06, 2024 5:31 PMTags
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Brittany Cartwright is giving an update on her fractured friendship with Stassi Schroeder.

Nearly two years after she and husband Jax Taylor had a major falling out with their former Vanderpump Rules costar, Brittany revealed the trio still have some work to do to get back to where they once were.

"I want nothing but the best for Stassi," the 35-year-old exclusively told E! News while promoting her partnership with Jenny Craig. "We're definitely not as close as we were and I definitely miss her so, so much. But, we're nice to each other."

Especially since they run in the same crowd and see each other at events like Lala Kent's recent sobriety party.

"We give each other hugs," she said of Stassi, who is mom to daughter Hartford, 3, and 5-month-old son Messer with husband Beau Clark. "Hopefully, one day we can get back how we used to be, but I'm so happy for her and her beautiful family."

While the couple's relationship with Stassi remains a work in progress, Brittany and Jax—who share 2-year-old son Cruz—remain close friends with fellow VPR parents Lala—mom to Ocean, 2—and Scheana Shay, who shares Summer, also 2, with husband Brock Davies.

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"Ocean and Summer and Cruz, we try to get them together a lot," the Kentucky native shared of their trips to Disney, Ball n' Bounce and more kids classes. "We go to each other's houses and play. It's just amazing because I don't have family here in California. We always are there for each other and that means so much to me."

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Bravo fans will get an up-close and personal look at Brittany and Jax's life as parents on their recently announced VPR spinoff The Valley with Kristen Doute and, as Brittany promised, plenty of other familiar faces.

"We've got some crossovers happening," she teased. "We're all real friends and they all know everyone else on the show, so it's very natural for us to be on each other's shows."

For Brittany, it also feels natural to be back on camera after a four-year hiatus. But this time, "The only part that I would say I am nervous about is that Cruz will be a big part of the show and people judging a 2-year-old or our parenting skills, crazy things like that, is the only thing that really worries me," she told E!. "But then again, if you're somebody judging a 2-year-old, then you got serious issues. He's adorable and people are going to love him."

While you wait for The Valley to premiere, look back at Brittany and Jax's relationship and road to baby.

Welcome to SUR

Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright first meet while vacationing in Las Vegas in 2015. He convinced her to join the cast of Vanderpump Rules for season four, which premiered that same year. Following her Bravo debut, the Kentucky native and Jax took their relationship to the next level in the public eye. 

Going Country

The pair took a break from life in West Hollywood and headed to the brunette beauty's home state: Kentucky. They filmed their Bravo spinoff show, Jax and Brittany Take Kentucky, where they experience many ups and downs in their relationship. The first and only season aired in 2017.

Hitting the Pause Button

Brittany and Jax briefly called it quits in December 2017 after he confessed to cheating with fellow VPR castmate Faith Stowers. However, they rekindled their romance and appeared happier than ever during the Pump Rules reunion in May 2018.

"He was very persistent and just did not give up," Brittany told E! News following the reconciliation. "There were some times—sorry to say this Jax—where I'd have 30 missed calls from him. He just wasn't going to give up on me."

The Big Question

Brittany shared the special news that she and Jax are engaged on Instagram. "Omg omg!!!!!!!! We are ENGAGED! What a way to start our summer and season 7," she said of her proposal, which took place in Malibu in June 2018. " I am so happy, so in love, and so beyond excited for this next chapter of our lives! I am the happiest girl ever right now."

Engagement Festivities

The two lovebirds celebrate their engagement news with their closest friends and family. It's certainly a night to remember!

Red Carpet Ready

The two bring the glitz and the glam to ther 2018 People's Choice Awards, where Brittany showed off her gorgeous engagement bling.

"Thank you sooooo much to the fans who got us this far, this is an incredible experience that I never imagined I would be apart of and I am so grateful," she wrote on Instagram. "I won't forget this night for the rest of my life..."

Two Lovebirds

In the midst of wedding planning, the reality TV personalities shared a special moment on Andy Cohen's Watch What Happens Live.

Time to Party

The couple lived it up as they celebrated their joint bachelorette and bachelor parties in Miami. At the time, a source told E! News Jax and Brittany were "having a blast" with their guests.

It's Official!

Ahead of their televised wedding ceremony, the couple got their marriage license at the Clark County Courthouse in Kentucky.

Wedded Bliss

Family, friends and Vanderpump Rules cast members watched the Bravo stars tie the knot at a Kentucky Castle in June 2020.

Baby Boom

In September 2020, Brittany and Jax announce they're expecting a baby boy. "Mom & Dad," Brittany captioned a phoyto of herself and Jax. "The love of our lives is coming soon."

End of an Era

Amid Brittany's pregnancy, the couple announced in December 2020 that they "will not be returning for another season of Vanderpump Rules."

They added at the time, "We are excited to take this time to focus on our growing family and share with you our new endeavors."

And Baby Makes Three

Brittany gave birth to her and Jax's first baby—son Cruz Michael Cauchi—on April 12, 2021 "We have never been more in love," she shared on Instagram. "He is the most precious gift and I am so blessed to be his Mommy. We are soooooo so happy, he is a dream come true!!"

Valley Rules

In January 2024, Bravo announced that Brittany and Jax—as well as fellow VPR alum Kristen Doute—will star in the spinoff series called The Valley, which will center around their day-to-day in the famed Los Angeles suburb.

Taking Time Apart

The couple hinted at problems in their marriage in February 2024, sharing that they had separated for the time being.

"Yes, marriages in general are very hard and I've had a particularly rough year this past year," Brittany shared on their joint podcast When Reality Hits. "Jax and I are taking time apart and I made the decision to move into another home to take some space for the sake of my mental health."

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