Jax Taylor Suspects Tom Sandoval Cheated on Raquel, Shares How Scheana Nearly Missed ‘Pump Rules’ Reunion and Who He’s Closest to as Brittany Offers Kristen Update & Talks Charli Diss

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Jax Taylor on How Sandoval's Cheating Was Different, Scheana Nearly Missing Pump Rules Reunion, and Feeling Bad for Schwartz, Plus Kristen Update

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Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright recently launched a new podcast. And on the very first episode of their show, they discussed Tom Sandoval‘s months-long affair with Raquel Leviss, a close friend and Vanderpump Rules castmate of both him and his now-ex-girlfriend, Ariana Madix.

Before revealing Scheana Shay was nearly forced to miss the reunion due to Raquel’s restraining order against her, which accused Scheana of punching her in New York City, Jax and Brittany addressed “Scandoval” and reacted to Tom Schwartz keeping the betrayal hidden.

“The difference is there, there was a relationship,” Jax said of the potential comparisons between “Scandoval” and him cheating on Brittany with Faith Stowers on the March 28 episode of When Reality Hits With Jax & Brittany.

He then said that he believes there was more infidelity than has been disclosed.

“There was probably another relationship going on, even behind Raquel’s back,” he suspected. “I don’t think it was just her. Having a relationship while you’re in a relationship for that long … The lack of empathy and the premeditation of it all. It’s been going on. You knew exactly what you were doing.”

In addition to engaging in a months-long affair, Jax accused Sandoval of preying on Raquel because she’s “not a very strong person” and “can be controlled very easily.”

Meanwhile, Brittany added, “What he did is unforgivable. It was a whole relationship behind her back. I don’t even know what I would do. [It] is so heartbreaking and I just cannot believe that they did that to Ariana.”

Weeks after the scandal broke, the Pump Rules cast reunited to film the reunion, and they nearly did so without Scheana.

“[Scheana] wasn’t gonna go up until [the night before]. She got the phone call at like 9 o’clock,” he revealed, “because Raquel got a restraining order. So they must have a police officer there. They have to. How do you lift a restraining order in five hours?”

At that point, Brittany denied Raquel’s claims against her friend.

“Scheana is not gonna close fist punch anybody. I just don’t believe it. It’s just all so ridiculous,” she stated.

As for Schwartz’s knowledge of the affair, Jax said he feels “really bad” for him.

“People are coming after him. You gotta understand, those are both his best friends,” Jax explained. “He did say to Tom, ‘You need to tell her.’ That’s all he can do. They’re both grown men. You can only do so much. I don’t know how long he knew. [But] I feel bad for Schwartz cuz he’s taking the brunt of this and they have a business together.“

“I hate that Schwartz knew and I’m sure Ariana’s hurt that she didn’t find out, as well,” Brittany replied.

Then, when asked who they’re still friends with on the cast, Brittany said her closest cast members are Scheana, Kristen Doute, and Lala Kent.

“Of course I love Ariana to pieces,” she added.

And as for Jax, he shared, “I talk to Schwartz, Lala, Scheana … They all come to our house on the regular. They’ll be filming and then all the sudden they’ll come to our house and vent. Our house is like the hub of everybody. Everybody comes to our house to decompress and vent.”

“I got Lala, Scheana, as of last night, Kristen,” he clarified.

Also on the debut episode of When Reality Hits, Brittany offered an update on Jax’s relationship with Kristen.

“I forced Jax and Kristen to talk yesterday,” she revealed. “[He needs] to unblock her. It is so hard when Jax is beefing with somebody in the group. It makes me so uncomfortable, She’s literally one of my best friends. Whenever I was sick in the ER, not that long ago, she dropped everything and came there and helped with the baby … So I just love her to pieces.”

Brittany then looked back on the moment she dissed Charli Burnett on Watch What Happens Live last month, admitting that she picked her when asked which cast member she’d tell to “rot in hell” because she couldn’t think of anyone else.

“I don’t even know her, I don’t even not like her,” she insisted. “I just said that because I’m like, ‘Who else am I supposed to say?’ I just didn’t know who to say. I don’t even know the girl and she kinda went after you that one season at the reunion but it’s so long ago I don’t even care about that anymore.”

Vanderpump Rules season 10 airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on Bravo.