The Sur Dish

Jax explains why he came to Vegas and why he and Stassi are Ross and Rachel, and Tom explains his shirtlessness.

Jan 28, 2013 What did you think of Stassi's behavior during the fight? Do you think she made things worse?
JT: From what I heard, from the girls, she was extremely intoxicated. So I don't think she knew what she was doing. I don't think she was intentionally trying to be b----y towards the girls. I think in the back of her mind she knew I was around somewhere. She's confused too. She's gone through like a huge breakup and the next day she's in Vegas with another guy. I think she had so many emotions and she's confused. I don't really blame her at all.

And I think a lot of it came from me. It was her anger towards me that she was taking out on them. But the pulling of the hair and all that stuff. I mean they're girls. I don't know. It escalated so fast. I walked in there and I think about it now and I blacked out. I honestly don't remember how it all started. All I remember is walking in there. I threw a chair. Screaming was going on. I told Frank let's go outside and take care of this. Stassi's yelling at me get the hell out of here, this and that. Peter was holding me back. I think I had a guy from production holding me back. It happened so quickly. The next thing I knew I was in a limo and I was like, what just happened. And so many people were involved -- the restaurant, the crew, all of us. I don't think they were anticipating that happening. I wasn't anticipating that happening. It just happened. Were you surprised Stassi had another group of friends roll in? Were you surprised that Kristen, Katie, and Stassi didn’t make up at the end of the trip?
JT: Again, she's going through a transition right now. The girls are my best friends and hers. They felt like she was changing and her attitude was changing. The next thing you know she has these other best friends. Kristen and Katie are her best friends. They are the people that get up at four or five o'clock in the morning with her and drive her to the airport.

We're family. And we've been a family for a long time the group of us. We're like the show Friends. We're just like that. And Stassi and I were the glue that kind of held that together. So when we broke up, it was kind of like Ross and Rachel breaking up. It was like going to the coffee shop and it being awkward. It put a split in the group. Those are still my friends and Stassi wanted them to be her friends but she knew they were sticking to my side. It put such a wedge in anything that Stassi didn't really have a choice, but to say OK I have to wash my hands of this and let me spend my time with these other friends, even though those people don't have the best interest for her.
She didn't know what else to do. Kristen and Katie didn't trust her, they trusted me. I look back on it now and I can see clearly why she did everything she did.