There have been many subplots in the ongoing drama of the Tom Sandoval-Raquel Leviss affair.
In fact, it seems like just about everyone who’s ever appeared on Vanderpump Rules is involved in the scandal in some way.
Of course, there are some former cast members who are weaseling their way into the conversation in the hope of regaining some lost relevance.
We’re talking, of course, about Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright, both of whom seem to be absolutely thrilled that their former besties are going through hell.
As you probably recall, Jax and Brittany were fired from Vanderpump amid the nasty race scandal that also claimed the careers of Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute.
As narcissistic sociopaths, Jax and Kristen both made for good reality TV, but we think most VPR viewers were happy to see them slink back into obscurity.
But Jax saw the Scandoval as his opportunity to sneak into the spotlight and do what he does best — talk hypocritical trash.
And you better believe he’s seizing this chance to make someone else out to be the bad guy.
After years away from the reality TV game Jax and Brittany are suddenly all over the place, essentially making careers out of talking sh-t about Sandoval.
(Don’t get us wrong, Sandoval is bad — but Jax is still worse.)
First, the Taylors appeared on Watch What Happens Live, where Jax essentially blamed Tom for all of society’s ills.
Now, they’re enjoying a short stint on something called Watch With.
It’s a Peacock feature that enables fans to watch their favorite reality shows with commentary from the stars (or former stars, in this case).
It’s sort of like 90 Day Fiancé: Pillow Talk, except that people actually watch that show, and no one subscribes to Peacock.
Anyway, within minutes of his first appearance on this weird app feature, Jax blamed Sandoval for Tom Schwartz and Katie Maloney’s divorce.
“I think he had a lot to do with why they got divorced,” Taylor said to Cartwright.
“I would like to think they would still be together if it weren’t for Sandoval.”
That’s, um … quite a reach, which is probably why Jax makes no attempt to justify the allegation.
He agrees with Katie that Sandoval has a good deal of influence over Schwartz — which is obviously true — but it’s one thing to make that observation and quite another to place the blame for a divorce entirely on a third party.
“As much as Katie drives me nuts, I see her point,” Jax said.
Cartwright offered one of her signature trenchant insights, cooing, “Oh, yeah.”
So yeah, Jax and Brittany have always sucked, but now they’ve also become boring and endlessly thirsty for fame.
Here’s hoping Andy Cohen won’t succumb to this couple’s desperate attempts to get back on Bravo.