Kristen Doute looked back on her controversial past hookup with Jax Taylor during a recent appearance on Heather McDonald's podcast, Juicy Scoop.
Just as Taylor was seen tying the knot with his now-wife, Brittany Cartwright, who is one of Doute's closest friends, the Vanderpump Rules cast member and author spoke to the comedian and host about the way in which her tryst with Taylor was exposed. She also revealed whether or not she would have ultimately come clean.
"At the very beginning of like how it even came out... It was Katie [Maloney]," Doute confirmed, according to a clip shared on YouTube.
According to Doute, Taylor shared the news of their hookup with one of their mutual female friends, who is no longer in their lives and was never seen on the show, and that friend told Maloney, who spilled the beans during a drunken night.
"It's a blessing in disguise. Thank God it just came out [and] we got it over with. It just kind of like, loose lips... It slipped out from Katie's mouth," she explained.
Dealing with the shocking revelation on and off Vanderpump Rules was certainly not a great experience for Doute, who was ultimately slapped in the face by Stassi Schroeder, Taylor's former girlfriend. However, she told McDonald she was glad that her fling with Taylor was exposed when it was.
When McDonald then asked Doute if she would have ever come forward with the revelation if the friend had never shared it with Maloney, she said she thought she would. The Vanderpump Rules star then admitted that she had no plans to expose her affair with Taylor at the time when it happened years ago.
As Doute explained, she believes the hookup would have eaten away at her at some point. She noted that she is much more mature now than she was when the pair slept together behind the back of her former boyfriend, Tom Sandoval, who was Taylor's best friend at the time.
Doute went on to say that what happened was a "lesson learned" for her.
"Just don't f**k up. Just don't do it. Learn from those mistakes and just don't," she added.As The Inquisitr previously reported, Doute and Taylor have been able to maintain a friendship with one another, despite their past fling and the drama that followed. Recently, Doute told People magazine, per YouTube, that Taylor is a "really, really good guy" and will make an excellent father.