‘Vanderpump Rules’ Star Jax Taylor Shares Emotional Tribute To His Father One Year After He Died From Cancer

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Jax Taylor honored his father, Ronald Cauchi, with a heartfelt tribute on Instagram on December 27.

According to a report from People magazine, the Vanderpump Rules star shared the post and a throwback photo on the one-year anniversary of the day his father lost his battle with to stage IV esophageal cancer.

“One year ago today I lost the man I aspire to be, my best friend, still waking up every morning waiting for that text I always get from ya, ‘Hey bud, what’s going on? What crazy sh*t are you getting into today?’ Or ‘Hows your cars doing?’ or the most important thing, ‘You watch the [Detroit Red Wings] game last night?’ You would think he had something invested in the team he LOVED his Red Wings so much,” Taylor began.

In the year since losing his father to cancer, Taylor has understandably been missing him a great deal and at times, he listens to old voicemails so he can hear his dad’s voice once again. He also watches old videos of his father “all the time.”

As fans will recall, Taylor lost his father after filming the sixth season of Vanderpump Rules and during the Season 6 reunion special earlier this year, he broke down while discussing the matter. He then explained that he was determined to become a better man in an effort to honor his father’s legacy.

“I know you are with me because too many positive things have happened to me this year and I have seen so many signs of you. We still get to have our talks but now they take place at church on Wednesday’s and when I take your ashes with me on my cruises with the guys,” Taylor continued.

Taylor went on to discuss his upcoming wedding to fiancee Brittany Cartwright. As he explained, he’s getting married this coming year and doesn’t know how he’s going to make it through such a major moment without his dad by his side.

Below is the post Jax Taylor shared with his fans and followers on Thursday.

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One year ago today I lost the man I aspire to be, my best friend, still waking up every morning waiting for that text I always get from ya, “hey bud, what’s going on? What crazy shit are you getting into today?” Or “hows your cars doing?”, or the most important thing, “you watch the @detroitredwings game last night?” You would think he had something invested in the team he LOVED his redwings so much. I still can’t believe you’re gone, sometimes I don’t think it’s real, I listen to your voicemails and videos all the time, always thinking, “what if ?” Or “why?” I know you are with me because too many positive things have happened to me this year and I have seen so many signs of you. We still get to have our talks but now they take place at church on Wednesday’s and when I take your ashes with me on my cruises with the guys. Btw, dad everyone loves your corvette and I promise I am taking great care of it. I am getting married this year dad, I don’t know how I am gonna do it with out you physically standing by me, and helping me with my tie like the old days at hockey tournaments, god I miss those days. But I know you will be with me. I still don’t understand how God could take the best man/person/husband/father/coach I know. After you passed I have to admit I wanted nothing to do with God, I was angry, sad, disgusted on how he could take such a beautiful man, but I remembered how much you loved him and how you always told me how important God was to you, so I started going back to church and believing again, I have to believe he has a plan, and that I will see you again one day. I love you dad so much, I hope you are proud of me and all the changes I have made with myself. It wasn’t easy after you left us, but with the help of Jenny and Brittany, I have learned to deal with things in a more positive, healthy way. Today is a hard day, but we will get through it like we always do. I love you dad so much, you are and will always be my best friend. Till we meet again. ✝️????????

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Following his dad’s passing, Jax Taylor admittedly wanted nothing to do with God, despite his fiancee’s lifestyle, but now, he’s committed himself to going to church and believing that God has a plan for his life.

“Today is a hard day, but we will get through it like we always do. I love you dad so much, you are and will always be my best friend. Till we meet again,” he concluded.

To see more of Jax Taylor and his co-stars, don’t miss new episodes of Vanderpump Rules Season 7 on Monday nights at 9 p.m. on Bravo TV.