‘Vanderpump Rules’: Are Jax Taylor and Tom Sandoval Friends Again?
Though Vanderpump Rules is supposed to be a show about a group of friends who work together at a restaurant, very few of the friendships on the show last season after season, and even fewer of the stars actually work at SUR, so Bravo might need to get to work on a new premise for Pump Rules.
Over the course of seven seasons, we have seen friendships form and others crash and burn, but there are a few that seemed to be able to stand the test of time. Unfortunately, one of those tried and true relationships may have come to an end.
Jax Taylor and Tom Sandoval’s friendship
Jax Taylor and Tom Sandoval have both been on Vanderpump Rules since the very beginning. Back then, Sandoval, Taylor, and Tom Schwartz were dating best friends, Kristen Doute, Stassi Schroeder, and Katie Maloney, respectively.
Both groups of friends seemed to be stronger than any petty argument that could come between them. At least until it was revealed that Taylor and Doute had slept together while Taylor was with Schroeder and Doute was still dating Sandoval.
Upon finding out about the betrayal, Sandoval was obviously crushed, but ultimately, he and Taylor were able to reconcile and Sandoval went on to be in Taylor’s wedding years later.
Jax and Sandoval’s fight
Fans started to think that something might have been up between the former friends when Taylor blocked Sandoval on social media. And then in the trailer for season eight, the two were seen crying and yelling at one another.
But according to HollywoodLife, Sandoval isn’t even sure what started this whole mess between him and Taylor.
“Sandoval is heartbroken over it,” a source told the outlet. “He’s a pretty emotional guy and still doesn’t get why Jax got so upset with him in the first place.”
“Jax feels that Sandoval betrayed him over relationships with other cast members,” the source continued. “At the core though, Jax will always love Sandoval, which is why he is trying to mend fences with him.”
Are Jax Taylor and Tom Sandoval friends again?
Though blocking someone on Instagram is about as serious as you can get when ending a relationship as a reality tv star, it looks like Taylor and Sandoval may be trying to mend fences.
“Tom Sandoval and Jax Taylor hung out with Tom Schwartz at TomTom for dinner [ on Nov. 8] because Schwartz’s mom is in town and they enjoyed a special night out,” a source said. “It was just like old times. They’re trying to rebuild their friendship after this past summer. Things are definitely not the same, but people were happy and surprised to see them spending a boys night out together on a Friday. It seems they’re both trying to get back to where they were, but that may never happen.”
Hopefully, the men will be able to work out whatever is going on between them. With Schroeder reportedly fighting with Doute in the upcoming season, Taylor and Sandoval’s friendship is one of the last ones left on the show.