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Andy Cohen praises Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright amid their exit from Vanderpump Rules

Andy Cohen praises Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright amid their exit from Vanderpump Rules: ‘That was an incredible run that they had’

  • Cohen praised Taylor for his thick skin amid controversies
  • Taylor was a cast member for eight years, while Cartwright was on for four 
  • Exit from the show comes about six months after their castmates Kristen Doute and Stassi Schroeder fired from the show 
  • Variety reported Taylor had been fired from series  

Andy Cohen on Monday complimented Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright, amid their departure from Vanderpump Rules, on his SiriusXM program Monday.

‘I gotta talk about Jax and Brittany. I just have to say, I have to give it up to them,’ said the Bravo star, 52, specifically singling out Taylor, 41, for his onscreen presence over the better part of the past decade.

‘Have you seen a run on a – specifically Jax – like, Jax created so much story, drama, conversation in his eight years on that show – that’s quite a run that he had,’ Cohen said. ‘He will go down as one of the biggest, you know, reality stars in their moment, don’t you think? That was an incredible run that they had.’

Taylor and Cartwright said Friday on social media that they were departing from the program ahead of its ninth season as they're expecting their first child

The latest: Andy Cohen, 52, on Monday complimented Jax Taylor, 41, and Brittany Cartwright, 31, amid their departure from Vanderpump Rules, on his SiriusXM program Monday

The Watch What Happens Live star pointed out that Taylor, a bartender at Lisa Vanderpump’s SUR ‘was a good sport’ and had thick skin amid a number of controversies in his eight years on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills spinoff.

‘One thing that I always, always appreciated about Jax is, man, every time he came to Watch What Happens Live, he was always in the middle of some s*** storm on the show and we just would roast him mercilessly and he always took it like a man,’ Cohen said. 

He continued: ‘He would come on Watch What Happens Live and he would be, like, “How mean are you going to be to me today?” And I would be like, “It’s bad.” There was always stuff that we were confronting him about and he took it.’

Taylor and Cartwright, 31, said Friday on social media that they were departing from the program ahead of its ninth season, as they’re expecting their first child.

Taylor described his stint on the show as 'some of the most challenging, rewarding and fulfilling years of my life'

Taylor described his stint on the show as ‘some of the most challenging, rewarding and fulfilling years of my life’

A Bravo spokesperson told Variety last week that Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright 'will not be returning to Vanderpump Rules' amid the outlet's report Jax had been fired

A Bravo spokesperson told Variety last week that Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright ‘will not be returning to Vanderpump Rules’ amid the outlet’s report Jax had been fired

‘The last 8 years on Vanderpump Rules have been some of the most challenging, rewarding and fulfilling years of my life,’ Taylor said. ‘We are excited to take this time to focus on our growing family and share with you our new endeavors. Stay tuned, We can’t wait to share what we have planned.’

The couple’s exit from the show comes about six months after their castmates Kristen Doute, 37, and Stassi Schroeder, 32, were fired from the show over a 2018 incident in which they knowingly lied to police about Faith Stowers, a Black cast member. Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni were also let go from the reality show in connection with past racist tweets.

A Bravo spokesperson told Variety last week that Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright ‘will not be returning to Vanderpump Rules’ amid the outlet’s report Jax had been fired.

Cohen said Monday that a ‘solid cast’ remains led by Lala Kent and Scheana Shay, and featuring James Kennedy, Katie Maloney, Ariana Madix, Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz.

‘When that show’s going to start shooting again, I have no idea, but I’m excited – I’m excited for there to be a shift,’ Cohen said.

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