‘Vanderpump Rules’: Jax Taylor Wrote a Children’s Book – Teases Move Away from L.A. with ‘Access Hollywood’

Jax Taylor from Vanderpump Rules revealed to Access Hollywood that he wrote a children’s book as a tribute to his father who died in 2017.

Taylor also mused about becoming a father and how it has made him consider leaving Los Angeles for a suburban or Midwestern life. He insisted that seeing Vanderpump Rules on the air has no impact on him and that he was checked out last season.

Jax Taylor from Vanderpump Rules shares on ‘Access Hollywood’ why he wrote a children’s book

Taylor’s wife, Brittany Cartwright was beaming with pride when she shared that Taylor had a big announcement. “So I decided to write a book,” he shared with Access Hollywood. “Not just any book. I did a children’s book. I don’t know if people realize I lost my father four years ago. And I was extremely close with my dad.”

Jax Taylor from Vanderpump Rules told Access Hollywood he wrote a children's book
Jax Taylor from Vanderpump Rules told Access Hollywood he wrote a children’s book | Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank

“And obviously having a son, there’s a little bit of a gap there,” he continued. “So I wanted to do something where I could incorporate my dad into my son’s life. So I did an homage. Kinda like a love letter to my son about my father. I’m really really proud of it. It should be coming out the summer of 2022. And yeah, I worked really hard on it and we’re really excited about it.”

Taylor reiterated that the book was a love letter to his dad, “About what an amazing man he was and how I plan on raising my son like how my father raised me.”

Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright consider returning to their roots

Taylor and Cartwright may also move out of Los Angeles and back to where they grew up. Taylor was raised in the Detroit metro area. And Cartwright is from Kentucky.

“Well, I’m just not 100% sure that I still want to live here and raise a family in California,” Taylor said. “I’m a Midwest guy and my wife’s from Kentucky. We grew up with a different lifestyle. I just don’t want my kids to miss out on the stuff that I grew up with. You know that I took for granted. Living in cul de sacs and having the neighborhood kids and, you know, going to public schools.”

“We’re one of the few people on the cast that don’t have any family,” he continued. “Neither of us have any family even in the same time zone, let alone close. So it’s really rough. I wanted to have this family, his cousins, his aunts, his uncles … Because like, I grew up with that. And you know, we have to really kind of weigh it out. Like, what’s more important living in California or being around family?”

Jax Taylor checked out during filming, but Brittany Cartwright has FOMO

Taylor added that he doesn’t miss filming Vanderpump Rules, which may be another reason why moving away seems so attractive. “To be totally honest with you, I kind of checked out the last season and a half,” he admitted. “Just because I’m the oldest one on the show, you know? And you know, I have a family now. My priorities are totally different now. If I was out there, to be honest, it wouldn’t be fair to the viewers. It wouldn’t be fair to myself. I would be utterly miserable.”

“If they were hoping to do something with my friends that are married, have kids, things like that, something that’s a little bit more I don’t want to say grown-up,” he added. “But something that’s in the middle of Vanderpump and Housewives.”

Meanwhile, Cartwright misses filming the show. “That was definitely hard,” she said about not being able to film. “And I definitely got FOMO. I mean, I definitely miss filming. It was something I never thought I would do, but it was such a neat experience for me. Like, you don’t ever know what it’s like to film a reality show until you actually do it, and we’re very grateful for our experience, for sure.”

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