Jax Taylor confirmed the taping of the “Vanderpump Rules” reunion nearly ended in fisticuffs.
“I heard it was crazy, heard it was everything that everyone thought it was going to be,” the former reality star told “Extra” at the 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards Monday.
“Uncomfortable. There was security there. There was almost brawls,” he added.
Taylor further revealed that Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz had to be separated at one point when confrontations over Sandoval and Raquel Leviss’ affair became explosive.
“I have a feeling it’s the two boys … in fact, I know that ’cause I talked to [Schwartz],” he said.
“I talked to him right after it happened. … I checked in with everybody.”
The former Bravolebrity, 43, and his wife, Brittany Cartwright, also weighed in on paparazzi photos of Leviss, 28, and Sandoval, 40, having a heart-to-heart outside the reunion set, saying he does not “feel bad for them.”
“They knew exactly what they were doing. This wasn’t a mistake. This wasn’t like, ‘Oh, a hookup.’ This has been going on for a long time, premeditated,” Taylor continued, adding that the pair deserve “everything that’s coming” because of their “lack of empathy.”
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“It’s a s–tty situation to be in. … You got to own it, you got to be a man,” he said. “This is the time where Tom Sandoval needs to learn how to be a man … because he’s never been one before, so this is the time.”
The former bartender also shared that Sandoval’s now-ex-girlfriend Ariana Madix met up with him and Cartwright, 34, at a bar after the taping and was “already glowing.”
Sandoval, meanwhile, went out for an intimate dinner with Leviss after the reunion.
As Page Six previously reported, host Andy Cohen had to physically restrain some cast members during filming.
“The anger towards them is to be expected,” a source close to the cast told us at the time, referring to Sandoval cheating on Madix, 37, with Leviss amid the former couple’s nearly 10-year relationship.