On this week’s explosive episode of Vanderpump Rules, Jax Taylor learns the hard way how difficult it is trying to break up with one girl while claiming he’s still in love with his ex-girlfriend.
We start off by seeing how things are moving very fast for Jax and Laura-Leigh and he tries to gently tell her that spending every single day together for two weeks is a bit much for him — and he’s also very concerned that she’s a recovering addict who just recently slipped.
And next he realizes how way in over his head he really is when Laura-Leigh takes him to her AA meeting and he learns that she started drinking at age 12 and then progressed to crystal meth and stole from her family home to support her habit.
So what does Jax do? Right after the meeting, after she pours her heart out in front of him, he decides break things off with her, but he makes it clear he doesn’t want to end their physical relationship, because he really enjoys that aspect … seriously! Laura-Leigh ends up running off and start crying on the sidewalk.
Stassi Schroeder (Jax’s ex-girlfriend with the apparent key to his heart) and Laura-Leigh both show up to work at SUR, and the fireworks explode with each girl claiming victory over Jax’s heart. Laura-Leigh says she gets to sleep in his bed every night and Stassi throws in the zinger that he just texted her to tell her how beautiful she looked at work and how much he misses her, Ouch! This results in the management sending Stassi home because obviously it’s a bad idea to have these two girls working together on a busy Friday night at SUR. Jax is clearly depressed at work the next night and calls Stassi over to the bar area to explain to her that he broke up with Laura-Leigh and is still in love with Stassi and has every intention of winning her back. Stassi breaks out some fake tears but you can tell how pleased she is to have “won” her man back.
And then Laura-Leigh comes after Jax at the bar insulting him in front of customers as he’s preparing their drinks, telling them what a “horrible human” he is and how he had no problem having unprotected sex with her and then not returning her many calls to tell her why he was ending their time together. She threatens him that he and Stassi will never bully her out of SUR and they are stuck with her.
Lisa Vanderpump writes in her blog regarding this tumultuous situation: “I watched with sadness at seeing the emotionally complex Laura-Leigh. I always knew that her relationship would be brief at best with Jax but it worried me as if we were peeling layers from an onion, we slowly see the multi-faceted character that appears so fragile. I see how Jax suddenly comes to the conclusion that he has bitten off more than he can chew and is desperately trying to back away and … you will see very soon how this story takes a sharp turn!”
Reporting by Erika Pressman