Despite this season's heavy focus on the Katie Maloney-Tom Schwartz wedding (and the many occasions for drunken debauchery leading up to it) Jax Taylor remains the heart and soul of Vanderpump Rules.
Like The Situation before him, Jax is awful in the best way.
He cheats, drinks heavily, takes way too many GNC supplements, and spends a bizarre amount of time on surgeons' tables.
But despite Jax's wicked ways, he and his pious Kentucky girl Brittany Cartwright have managed to make their relationship work.
Their odd couple dynamic has been one of the most entertaining parts of Vanderpump Season 5 (sorry, Tequila Katie) so it's not surprising that for several months now, questions about the couple's future have been circulating on social media.
Specifically, fans want to know two things:
1. Will Jax and Brittany get married?
(Our guess: not any time soon.)
2. Will the long-rumored Jax and Brittany spinoff show ever come to pass?
(Our guess: absolutely!)
By most accounts, the Jax-Brittany reality show filmed last summer in Kentucky, and will premiere sometime this summer.
Further details will likely be released around the time of this year's Vanderpump reunion shows, but for now, a source offers this explanation to TMZ:
“The focus of the show will be Brittany’s family pressuring her to get hitched to the bad boy… but he’s just not into sealing the deal.”
Sounds like we're in for kind of a lighthearted, fish-out-of water/Green Acres vibe
Probably won't pull in Vanderpump-level ratings, but could be an amusing diversion for two or three seasons.
But given the low-budget, low-stakes nature of the project, the amount of secrecy surrounding it is downright bizarre, and it's led some fans to believe there's more to this thing than meets the eye.
In the past week, Jax has twice dodged questions about the show, as well as about his future with Brittany:
“I mean, I wouldn’t be opposed to it. I know they were talking about it,” Taylor recently told E! News.
“They’re talking about spin-offs all the time with all of us, so I don’t know what’s going on.”
On Monday, while appearing on Andy Cohen's Watch What Happens Live, a caller asked if Jax is planning to propose to Cartwright any time soon.
He dodged the question by pointing out that they've only been dating for a year; she took to Twitter to remind fans they've been dating for nearly two years.
All of this has led to two main theories:
1. Jax proposes to Brittany on the show, hence all the secrecy.
2. Jax and Brittany have been having problems, hence the reluctance to publicly discuss the spinoff.
Either way, it's more of the unpredictability that's endeared Jax to fans over the years.
Watch Vanderpump Rules online for more of Mr. Taylor's shenanigans.