During a new interview, Jax opened up about his decision to not only unfollow, but also block a number of his longtime co-stars and friends. This included Tom Sandoval, Ariana Madix, and Kristen Doute, all of whom were included in his June wedding to wife Brittany Cartwright.
“I go through my phases in social media, usually when it’s after a couple drinks and then I’ll go through the blocking phase,” Jax explained to Us Weekly.
He continued, “Andy Cohen always tells me just to mute people and say, ‘Don’t give people the satisfaction. You should just mute them.’ But no, I’d rather block them, because they think they’re being cute, so I’m just going to block them. They want to say something and see what they can get away with, so I block them. As far as blocking my castmates, I’ve unblocked one of them, Kristen, and two others are still blocked and they’re going to stay blocked.”
Although Jax suggested he is not currently on good terms with Tom and Ariana, he told the magazine that his decision to keep them blocked is not about “being on the outs.” In fact, he loves Tom and Ariana and claims Tom is his best friend.
“I just need a break,” he said. “People don’t understand, yes, we do film a show together, but we also hang out together everyday. We hang out together more when we don’t film than when we do film, if that makes any sense.”
While some reality show casts only spend time with one another on-screen, Jax said the Pump Rules cast is very different.
“We see each other more when we don’t film because, when we film, sometimes there’s different settings for different groups of people. But we all hang out together all the time, normally. So just like when you hang out with your brother and sister, you start to get annoyed after a while, you need a break,” he continued.
Jax went on to reveal that despite his own ups and downs with the Pump Rules cast, his wife Brittany has managed to stay out of the drama.
“Brittany’s OK with everybody,” he said. “Brittany doesn’t get mad at anybody. I’m the one that’s always rocking the boat!”
In addition to Tom, Ariana, and Kristen, Jax also blocked Scheana Marie but has since informed her that his decision is nothing she should take personally.
“Last time I asked him, he goes, ‘I did it to everyone. It’s not you, it’s nothing personal,’” Scheana told Us Weekly earlier this month. “I’m like, ‘OK. I guess I’ll return the favor and unfollow you.’ … I’m never surprised by him, or I’m always surprised by him, one or the other.”
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