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Jax Taylor Reveals Who Is Actually "Footing the Bill" for His Bar (No, It's Not Him)

Jax Taylor also said seeing what happened to couples on Vanderpump Rules inspired him to try a different approach.

By Jax Miller

Jax Taylor might have one of the hottest new sports bars in L.A., but it may come as a surprise that The Valley star hasn’t invested one red cent into the place.

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The former SURver has spent much of his life behind the bar, so it was no real wonder when he decided to open Jax’s Studio City sports bar, which he manages with his wife, Brittany Cartwright. In The Valley Season 1, Episode 3, Jax confirmed that he didn’t have to reach into his pockets to see his business dream come to life.

How much money did Jax invest in his bar?

Jax said he has invested no money into Jax’s Studio City, which doesn’t sound like a bad deal.

“I’m very fortunate to where I don’t have to put up a bunch of money; I have three partners that are footing the bill,” Jax told producers. “I personally haven’t invested anything.”

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Jax announced plans to open the neighborhood sports bar in an August 3, 2023 episode of his podcast, When Reality Hits with Jax and Brittany. The L.A. establishment is a perfect little spot just a short drive from the Valley, offering a smorgasbord of pub-style eats, including sliders, flatbreads, and Brittany’s now-famous Mawmaw’s beer cheese, a Kentuckian favorite that garnered lots of love when first introduced on Vanderpump Rules.

A 'Jax's Bar' sign on the exterior of the bar

Do Jax and Brittany both own a bar?

In the recent episode, Jax explained the importance of including his wife in the biz.

“To be honest, bars destroy marriages,” Jax told producers. “You know, when Tom and Tom opened their bar, they weren’t involving their significant others.”

Of course, Jax was referring to his former Vanderpump Rules pals Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz, whose bars, Tom Tom and Schwartz and Sandy’s, might have contributed to tension in their relationships with Ariana Madix and Katie Maloney, respectively.

Jax Taylor, Brittany Cartwright and their son Cruz Cauchi out together.

“I saw all the problems that they went through, and I just wanted to make sure I didn’t run into any of those problems,” Jax continued. “I have to involve my wife.”

As previously reported, Jax and Brittany announced in February that they were “taking time apart” and living in separate homes after less than five years of marriage.

Why did Jax and Brittany separate?

In a March interview with The Daily Dish, Jax said the bar was “actually the one thing that’s been really great” between the estranged couple (besides their 2-year-old son, Cruz).

“No, it’s actually the thing that's keeping us together,” Jax said. “We both have a great time with it. We both love it. It’s our baby. Everyone loves coming to the bar.”

Bonding over the bar contradicts what Brittany’s mother, Sherri Cartwright, predicted would come if Jax and Brittany opened Jax’s Studio City. Mrs. Cartwright, who lives in Kentucky, visited her daughter and son-in-law in L.A. and was invited as a guest on When Reality Hits.

She recalled years earlier when Jax told her, “Open a bar, get a divorce.”

“I didn’t like it,” said Brittany’s mother. “I was not happy with it.”

But Jax and Brittany disagreed, despite Mrs. Cartwright saying she would keep “very close tabs” on the couple as the bar’s business continued.

“Here’s the difference: My wife is 100 percent involved in this bar just as much as I am,” Jax said in the podcast.

Brittany stood by her man, calling the business “a family affair.

“So, everything that I’m doing, she’s doing,” Jax continued. “Every dollar that I make she makes. It’s 50/50 ... She’s going to be there for events. I'm going to be there for events. We only live 10 minutes away. It's really easy, but we're definitely not going to be married to it.”

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