‘Vanderpump Rules’: Why Jax Taylor is $80K in Debt Ahead of His Wedding

We are used to Jax Taylor getting in trouble. His whole role on Vanderpump Rules is to stir the pot and mess things up, only to later run around and apologize to everyone. It’s a cycle that the star has perfected.

But this time, Taylor is in a different kind of trouble, one that he can’t weasel his way out of.

Taylor, born Jason Cauchi, was reportedly served with an $80,424 tax lien, according to E! Online. This lien was given to Taylor on March 27. It stated that Taylor owed the money to the State of California with the Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder Clerk of Court. 

Taylor’s newest purchase

As fans of the show know, Taylor and his fiance Brittany Cartwright recently bought a new home.

The couple closed on the $1.9 million home on May 14th. The five bedroom, 5.75 bathroom home is located in The Valley in Los Angeles.

Built in 2019, the home boasts 3,765 square feet of living space and a 235 square-foot cabana, which includes a three-quarter bath and sits beside a swimming pool and spa.

Talk about decadence.

But how did Taylor spend so much money on a home when he owes the state of California?

Apparently, he already paid his bill to his state of residence.

“Everything was taken care of before purchasing his house,” a rep told E! News.

How much is Taylor worth?

Taylor isn’t exactly hurting in the money department, though. He reportedly earns $25,000 per episode of Vanderpump Rules for all of the drama that he causes. The other cast members make between $10,000 to $15,000 per episode.

His estimated net worth is $500,000 and Taylor is pretty tight with his money.

“I don’t spend my show money,” he once told Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live. “I spend my other stuff money. I did the Jay Leno method.”

In addition to making money from the show, Taylor has a premade drink mix coming out this year called Just Add X.

“If I’m smart about it, and if I live reasonably, I’ll be good for the rest of my life,” he told Complex in 2016.

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Is Taylor ready for his wedding?

Taylor and Cartwright are planning to get married on June 26th of this year. The wedding is set to be filmed for Bravo.

“[Jax] just feels like he has no say over anything at all anymore,” a source told Radar Online. “Jax is starting to think that it is not even his wedding because it is now being looked at as a production instead of a special occasion.”

The source alleged that because of all of the fan fare surrounding his wedding, Taylor is having cold feet.

“Reality is sinking in that this is really happening and the two of them have been fighting over every little detail,” the source said of Taylor and Cartwright.

“The fact that Lisa Vanderpump has coerced them into doing the whole thing on-camera has really just changed the whole thing for him.”

Whether Taylor will make it down the aisle or not will probably be a last minute decision, one that viewers will all get to see.