Jax Taylor has had a rough year.
Granted, many of his problems are self-created, such as the drama that ensued when he was caught cheating on Brittany Cartwright.
But Taylor has also encountered some misfortunes that were not of his own doing.
In December, for example, Jax’s father died following a long battle with cancer.
Though the Vanderpump Rules star and his co-workers have had their share of ups and downs over the years, Jax’s friends, former friends, and even ex-girlfriends rallied around him in his time of need.
In fact, the entire Vanderpump cast was in attendance at one or both of the two memorial events held in the elder Taylor’s honor … with one notable exception.
It seems Scheana Marie failed to attend either funeral, and according to Jax she couldn’t even be bothered to offer her condolences.
Granted, Scheana had a lot on her plate, what with her fixation on Rob Valletta’s ability to mount a flatscreen on the wall in seven minutes flat, but she still could’ve taken ten seconds to fire off a text.
Of course, it’s a classic he said, she said situation, with Jax claiming he never heard from Scheana, and Scheana insisting that she texted him as soon as she heard the news.
We may never know for sure who’s telling the truth (smart money is on Scheana, obvi), but the situation made for some major fireworks during the first part of this season’s Vanderpump reunion show.
It all started when Jax aptly pointed out that it was sort of messed up of Scheana to try and set Brittany up on dates
(Encourage your friend to dump her problematic boyfriend all you want, but don’t getting third parties involved in an already messed-up situation.)
It didn’t take long for Jax to leap from one sore subject to another, quickly going off on Scheana for allegedly failing to acknowledge his father’s death:
“You didn’t even call me when my father died,” he shouted.
Scheana became visibly upset, but as we learned earlier this season, once Jax loses his cool, it’s not easy to reign him in.
“F-ck you! You can’t even keep a boyfriend for more than five minutes,” he screamed, causing Scheana to run off stage in tears.
Of course, Scheana’s absence didn’t bring an end to Jax’s tirade:
“Once in a while be a human being and don’t be an ‘I’m on a TV show all the time.’” he went on.
“Maybe that’s why half of her relationships have gone down the sh—ter."
We can’t help but think there’s more going on between these two than a social faux pas from six months ago.
Watch Vanderpump Rules online for more pasta-fueled insanity from West Hollywood’s most dysfunctional clique.