Tom Sandoval‘s longtime best friend, Jax Taylor, wasn’t as thrilled with the news of Sandoval’s 2018 home purchase as he would have liked.
During a sneak peek at the upcoming season of Vanderpump Rules shared by Bravo earlier this week, Sandoval was seen talking to his girlfriend of six years, Ariana Madix, about Taylor’s reaction to their new house. Their conversation took place after Madix admitted that she hadn’t yet seen the house Taylor and his wife, Brittany Cartwright, purchased shortly after they moved to The Valley area of Los Angeles.
“Everything he said about the house, he just was like, it was an immediate one-upper. And I’m like, ‘Dude, this is something that means the absolute world to me,'” Sandoval recalls, as Madix suspects he was trying to be “better” than them.
“It’s like, ‘Yeah, that’s good for you guys. We just need a bit more. We need to be in a better school zone because we have plans for kids,”” Sandoval says of Taylor’s past comments.
In his cast confessional, Sandoval said that because he and Madix won’t be getting married or having children, moving into their new home was the way in which they solidified their commitment to one another. He added that he hoped to celebrate that moment without Taylor “sh*tting on it” with his attempts to one-up him, or Taylor’s suggestions about his house being much better than that owned by Sandoval and Madix.
Sandoval and Madix were the first cast members to purchase a new home in 2018, being followed by a number of their co-stars — including Taylor and Cartwright, Tom Schwartz and Katie Maloney, and Kristen Doute — all of whom moved to The Valley in the months that followed this first home purchase.
After learning what Taylor had allegedly said to Sandoval, Madix said that their co-star couldn’t seem to control his negative banter about their house.
While the Vanderpump Rules couple faced backlash last year after sharing a number of posts from inside of their residence, including pictures that confirmed that their new place was not yet filled with furniture, Madix has since explained that she and Sandoval are taking their time in completing their home because they want everything to be just right.
“We are enjoying taking our time furnishing our home with pieces we really love and mean something to us,” Madix tweeted, as The Inquisitr reported. “Could have bought that beige staging furniture, but that’s just not how we roll. We don’t care to just fill it with stuff.”