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If you caught the premiere of Vanderpump Rules this week, then you also caught a whole lot of tension between besties Jax Taylor and Tom Sandoval. The real curveball, however, came when it was revealed the cause of the strife is — wait for it — real estate! Yep, gone are the days when cheating with your best friend’s girlfriend was the source of the drama. Today, amid much of the cast’s decision to purchase homes in the Valley, the infighting is all about housing.
To recap: On the show, Tom said he was hurt that Jax was often one-upping him during his house hunt — “Can’t I just have this one thing, without Jax s--tting on it?” he said.
Well, lucky for all us Jax paid a visit to BravoTV.com this week, and the SUR bartender definitely spilled the housing tea. What did he have to say about Stassi Schroeder’s opinion that Jax, Tom, and Tom Schwartz’s new homes are all nearly identical?
“Well, here’s the thing, there’s only three types of homes that they really build in California, if you want a brand new house — my house, or if you want to call it, the McMansions, where the concrete is very bachelor style. We love the farmhouse style, and that’s the kind of house that we were looking for,” he told BravoTV.com. “You know, I didn’t see Katie’s house or Tom Sandoval’s house before we bought ours. I never saw pictures of their houses. So, I guess it’s just this generation’s style of house.”
As for Tom and Ariana’s insinuation that Jax and Brittany copied them by purchasing a home in the same neighborhood — Ariana said on the show, “It just goes to show that some people are leaders in this world, and some people are followers and now I know who’s who” — Jax had some thoughts. “I’m sorry, Tom Sandoval, that I bought a house that’s got the same coloring as yours,” he told us. “This is the stuff he’s upset about — he wanted to have this one thing. I got married, I started a family, I bought a house, sorry!”
And Jax went on to question why Tom’s frustration solely lies with him. “I don’t understand why he’s not yelling at Katie and Tom. Why is it me? He’s got the same house as theirs. He lives closer to them, in fact.”
Boiling it down even more for us all, Jax went on to say, “I think I have a great house. I think my house is the best out of all of them; that’s why they’re all at my house every week.” —Reporting by Jocelyn Vena
If that’s not the lowdown, folks, we don’t know what is. Be sure to tune in to Vanderpump Rules on Tuesdays at 9/8c to see how this feud unfolds!
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