Viewers got to see Brittany Cartwright and Jax Taylor’s love story when they starred on Vanderpump Rules, while they continued sharing insight into their romance with fans on social media when they left the reality show in 2020. Brittany revealed that they were having problems in February 2024, which has led many to wonder if they are still together. Both stars gave an update at the premiere of their show The Valley the following month.

Are Brittany Cartwright and Jax Taylor Still Together?

Jax and Brittany are not currently together. Brittany first revealed that there was trouble in paradise during the February 29, 2024, episode of their podcast, “When Reality Hits.”

“Many of you guys have been asking me about Jax and I and our relationship. I just think it’s important to be real and honest with you guys because we’ve shared so much of our lives with you guys,” she told their listeners. “On my last podcast I alluded to many marriages go through rocky times. Yes, marriages in general are very hard and I’ve had a particularly rough year this past year. Jax and I are taking time apart and I made the decision to move into another home to take some space for the sake of my mental health.”

She then noted that they are currently focusing on what’s best for their son, Cruz. “I am taking things one day at a time,” the reality star added. “I don’t know what the future holds but right now my focus is on being the best mom to Cruz. I love you guys and pray for us. Everything will be just fine.”

Just hours after Brittany revealed their problems, Jax insisted that they are still together. “We’re living in our home right now,” he told Page Six on February 29, 2024, adding that his wife was “in a house for a while” and she’s “back home” now.

Jax went on to explain that they are trying to “figure out” the next steps of their separation. “It’s not evil or nastiness,” he said. “It’s just two people that you now are hitting a 10-year mark in their marriage. We’re just spending some time apart and just trying to re-assess, you know, our situation. We have a child involved and we just wanna do what’s best for our kid.”

Brittany also weighed in on the move on March 1, 2024, telling TMZ that she needed “space to figure out if this is what I want is like the best situation for me right now.” She continued, “I’ve asked him for a while to do certain things and nothing has come from that yet, so you know, hopefully … Listen, I love Jax so much, I really do, and I want the best for me and for my son at this point.”

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However, Brittany hinted that she and Jax aren’t on the same page when she dropped her married last name from her social media bio on March 2, 2024.

On March 14, 2024, both Jax and Brittany attended the premiere party for their show The Valley. However, they arrived at the event separately and confirmed they were still having relationship issues while speaking to reporters inside. 

“I’m not sure what the future holds for this, but, you know, as of right now, this is just the best case scenario,” Jax told People. He also confirmed that the separation was “not a publicity stunt” for the show. “There’s something going on there,” he said, and he promised that viewers would see it play out on the Bravo series. 

“It’s tough,” Jax admitted. “It’s tough. But we’re handling it the best way we can.”

Meanwhile, Brittany gave the outlet more insight into why she needed some time away from her husband. “Once a woman hits her breaking point, it’s like, ‘Done,’” she explained. “Something, like, clicked in my head and I was like, ‘I need to step away from this situation. This is not healthy. This is not a good situation. My son deserves better. I deserve better.’” 

She also said that she felt “a little bit of relief” to be taking “space” from Jax and reiterated her estranged husband’s point about this not being a publicity stunt. “If people have actually watched me over the years and know my personality, they would know this is not something I would do for our show,” the Kentucky native dished. “Like, I’m all about family. I’m all about marriage. I’ve been about that my entire life. So this is something real that I really needed to step back from.”

When Did Brittany Cartwright and Jax Taylor Start Dating?

The pair met in the spring of 2015, which was in between seasons 3 and 4 of Vanderpump Rules. After hitting it off, Brittany moved to Los Angeles to be with Jax during season 4.

 

Brittany and Jax’s romance hit a rough patch when he cheated on her with former costar Faith Stowers in between seasons 5 and 6.

“It is hard, trust me, and there are still days, sometimes, when you can’t help but think of horrible things from the past,” Brittany told Us Weekly about her decision to forgive Jax following his infidelity. “But for the most part, we’ve moved mountains in this relationship. I feel like we’re almost starting over, but we’ve grown so much. He does things before I even ask him now. Even just helping around the house. I can just tell in our everyday lives that he’s changed.”

However, they managed to work through their problems and got engaged less than a year after news of the cheating scandal broke in 2018. “She said yes!!!” Jax wrote via Instagram while sharing news of their engagement. “I can’t wait for y’all to see how this happened next season!!! I am marrying the woman of my dreams and I could not be happier!!”

The couple then took a major step in their relationship when they tied the knot in June 2019.

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How Many Children Do Brittany Cartwright and Jax Taylor Have?

Brittany and Jax became parents when they welcomed their only child, son Cruz, in April 2021.

“Yesterday, April 12th at 1:51pm, our lives changed forever in the absolute best way possible,” the Kentucky native wrote via Instagram at the time. “Our beautiful son Cruz Michael Cauchi was born and we have never been more in love. He is the most precious gift and I am so blessed to be his Mommy. We are soooooo so happy, he is a dream come true!! Both Mommy & Baby are doing great!”

Did Jax Taylor Cheat on Brittany Cartwright Again?

Though many fans speculated that Jax was once again unfaithful to her, Brittany herself shut down the infidelity rumors during a March 19, 2024, interview with E! News.

“The truth is that we have just been fighting and not on the same page for a while now,” she said. “It was just becoming a negative space in our own house and I just don’t want that for our son. … Jax did not cheat on me. But we got into a very bad fight and I decided to pack up my stuff, and I’ve been staying at an Airbnb since January 24.”