Jax Taylor thinks Lisa Vanderpump made the “best decision” choosing to leave The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. The Vanderpump Rules star, 40, who has become close friends with LVP, 59, through the years, admitted Lisa needed a break from the Bravo franchise. ” I don’t watch ‘The Real Housewives’, but I know Lisa, and Lisa’s very close to me — and we’ve had some personal conversations on how I deal with certain situations on ‘Vanderpump’ and how she deals with certain situations,” he explained to HollywoodLife while at Carl’s Jr.’s Ultimate Avocado Brunch, in which he hosted in celebration of the restaurant’s new Guacamole Double Cheeseburger on September 12. “Sometimes, she only comes to me. Not always, but she has come to me for advice.”
Through their private conversations, Jax went on to explain why he thinks it was the right time for Lisa to step away from RHOBH. “I think leaving ‘Housewives’ was the best decision, considering what she’s gone through with her family. She’s had two big losses, her brother and her mother. That’s a lot to deal with. In what, two years?”, he said, adding, “And, then just to deal with all the drama from the women, I think it’s time to just step back for a little bit and reassess the situation. Less stress, you’re not getting any younger, you know and stress kills. I think, I’m very happy that she stepped down, if she decides to go back, that’s amazing, but she definitely needed a break.”
Lisa’s mother, Jean Vanderpump, 84, passed away at the end of June, a source confirmed to HollywoodLife at the time. Her passing came just 17 months after LVP lost her brother Mark Vanderpump, who committed suicide in April 2018.
The newly married reality star also revealed that despite Lisa’s recent June exit from the show, he’s already seen a positive change in her. “She’s a lot more calmer and less stressed,” he said, noting that while being part of Bravo is an amazing experience, it’s one that can be quite stressful.
“These shows — I love being on them and these guys are my friends, but they’re very, very, very stressful. I know people say, ‘Oh poor you,’ and this and that, but they are very stressful. You know when you have people coming at you all at once, they don’t like you, or this and that, you can literally lose sleep,” Jax confessed.
Lisa revealed in early June that she had quit the show after her falling out (aka “puppygate”) with the cast — Kyle Richards, Lisa Rinna, Erika Girardi, Dorit Kemsley, Teddi Mellencamp and Denise Richards.
The now infamous “puppygate” scandal rocked Beverly Hills when some of the women accused Lisa of intentionally leaking a story to the press about co-star Dorit Kemsley. The story in question was about Dorit’s dog, Lucy, who she adopted from the Vanderpump Dog Center, somehow ending up in a kill shelter.Click to Subscribe to Get Our Free HollywoodLife Daily Newsletter to get the hottest celeb news.