Before the Vanderpump Rules alum, who is reportedly claiming he’ll be returning to the Bravo reality series for season 11, appeared to shade Lisa’s recent business drama, which includes the upcoming closure of PUMP Restaurant Lounge, James announced that Jax would be joining one of his See You Next Tuesday events in June.
“VERY SPECIAL ‘SEE YOU NEXT TUESDAY’ June 13th – 9pm// [SUR] X [Jax Taylor],” James wrote in the caption of his May 15 post, which included a flyer for the SUR Lounge event.
James also spoke of Jax in a comment on the post.
“It was always meant to work out between Jax and I….” he wrote, along with a crying-while-laughing emoji.
“It was just our time as they say,” Jax replied. “I’ll bring the absinthe!! Lol.”
Also in the comments section of James’ post, Jax responded to a fan who said they were watching old episodes of Pump Rules.
“Wait today I was watching old episodes and the Toms hadn’t signed the ‘contract’ for [TomTom] and Lisa said I was a bit worried I’d have to name it Jax and James lol,” the person wrote.
“I think she has a lot more problems than that right now,” he stated.
Although TomTom has reportedly faced backlash and received poor reviews ever since the news of Sandoval’s affair with Raquel Leviss first broke in March, the drama at the venue likely pales in comparison to the loss of PUMP.
“It’s with heavy hearts that we announce that the lease at Pump Restaurant is expiring, and we will be closing its doors on July 5th, after 10 years of beautiful evenings under our olive trees,” the family told TMZ. “While we have loved our time operating Pump, to take on another 10-year lease with a huge increase in rent by the landlords, is not something we are ready to commit to. After successfully running 37+ establishments for many years, this type of rent is untenable.”
“Lisa’s comments regarding the rent for Pump are not accurate. We did not raise the rent and in fact have been nothing but supportive as they tried to catch up on lease obligations, including forgiving some rent during Covid,” the landlord told Deadline.
The closure of PUMP will occur nearly three years from the date of Villa Blanca shutting its doors.
The Vanderpump Rules season 10 finale airs Wednesday at 9/8c on Bravo.
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