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Lisa Vanderpump hits back at Jax Taylor’s claim ‘Vanderpump Rules’ is scripted

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Lisa Vanderpump shut down Jax Taylor’s claim that only the early seasons of “Vanderpump Rules” were “organic” and “real” while the recent installments are “fake” and “scripted.”

“I think it’s absolutely ridiculous to say ‘scripted.’ Nobody can write a script like ‘Vanderpump Rules,'” the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” alum told “Entertainment Tonight” in an interview published Thursday.

Vanderpump, 63, quipped that perhaps what Taylor, 44, said and did during his eight seasons on the Bravo reality show was “scripted,” but that does not apply to the rest of the cast.

Jax Taylor and Lisa Vanderpump posing together
Lisa Vanderpump responded to Jax Taylor’s claim that “Vanderpump Rules” is scripted. Getty Images
Lisa Vanderpump posing for a photo
She called his assertion “absolutely ridiculous.” HULU

“Maybe he sits at home in his little bedroom and writes his own scripts. Well, what do I know?” she said. “Anyway, for the most part, anything Jax says doesn’t make any sense to me.”

Taylor made headlines earlier this month when Page Six obtained a video of him slamming the series that put him on the map.

“Show me a scripted show, and I’ll show you f—king ‘Vanderpump Rules.’ Scripted! Scripted! I’ve been on this show for nine f—king years … this is scripted,” he said while holding a microphone at his new bar, Jax’s in Studio City, Calif.

Lisa Vanderpump posing for a photo
“For the most part, anything Jax says doesn’t make any sense to me,” Vanderpump said. lisavanderpump/Instagram
Jax Taylor sitting
Taylor was caught ranting about his former show at his bar earlier this month. Charles Sykes/Bravo

Taylor went on to claim that the current “Pump Rules” cast members do not “even hang out with each other” when they are not filming, calling the show “disastrous” and “fake.”

“Don’t get me wrong: When we started, it was awesome. Seasons 1 through 6 [were] organic; it was real,” he said.

Notably, Taylor dubbed his new “Vanderpump Rules” spinoff, “The Valley,” a “real show.”

The bartender later backtracked on his comments and admitted he was “embarrassed” by his public outburst going viral.

Ariana Madix, Jax Taylor, Scheana Marie, Lisa Vanderpump, Kristen Doute, Tom Sandoval, Stassi Schroeder, Katie Maloney, Tom Schwartz posing together
The bartender called the show “fake” and “disastrous.” Tommy Garcia/Bravo
Brittany Cartwright and Jax Taylor posing together
He later took back his comments and explained how he regretted what he said. Felix Kunze/Bravo

“I have a big mouth, and it gets me in trouble from time to time. I regretfully went on a rant about how ‘Vanderpump Rules’ is scripted. I’m incredibly embarrassed by that,” he said in the April 11 episode of his “When Reality Hits” podcast, which he co-hosts with his estranged wife, Brittany Cartwright.

Taylor then took back what he said and called “Vanderpump Rules” the “most authentic” reality TV show.

He and Cartwright, 35, announced in 2020 that they were leaving the series. “The Valley,” which also stars fellow “Pump Rules” alum Kristen Doute, premiered in March.

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