Vanderpump Rules stars Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright have only been husband and wife for a few weeks, but the rumors are already starting to swirl that there is trouble in the marriage. As cameras continue to catch Taylor without his wedding ring, could the couple already be headed for a split?
Just two weeks after they tied the knot at Kentucky Castle on June 29th, Taylor wasn’t wearing his wedding ring in a pic that Cartwright posted celebrating his 40th birthday. And, in the past week, cameras caught Taylor outside of his Los Angeles home two separate times without his wedding band. An insider says that the VPR stars have already hit a rough patch.
“Jax and Brittany have been fighting on and off,” the source told Radar Online. “Brittany wants him to wear his ring, but he doesn’t see the point in wearing it 24/7.”
The insider claims that Taylor “doesn’t want to feel labeled and branded,” and wants to be himself even though he is now Cartwright’s husband. But, considering the infidelity issues the couple has dealt with in the past, she still has trust issues, claims the source.
Not long before Taylor and Cartwright got engaged, she caught him cheating with Faith Stowers. They were eventually able to work through their problems related to Taylor’s wandering eye, but his continued refusal to wear his wedding ring is causing them to fight more.
“It’s just been one thing after another,” says the insider.
To combat the rumors, Taylor and Cartwright have posted some pics and video clips on Instagram to show the world just how in love they truly are. In mid-August, they enjoyed a “Sunday Funday” together where they took some shots of tequila while laughing and smiling for the camera. Taylor wrote in the caption that the couple was showing off what a strong marriage looks like.
Taylor also chose to wear his wedding ring when he was leaving a Los Angeles gym at the end of August, and Cartwright also denied that there were any problems during a new interview with Us Weekly.
I am on my way…. pic.twitter.com/yu8zAbl7uK
— Jax (@mrjaxtaylor) August 28, 2019
“I love his ring, I love seeing it on him,” said Cartwright. “He’s always wearing it, he hasn’t lost it or anything yet, I was really worried about that.”
Cartwright said that Taylor doesn’t want to “mess up” his ring when he hits the gym twice a day, so he is going to buy “workout rings” that he can wear while working up a sweat. The newlywed added that both she and Taylor have to laugh about the rumors surrounding their marriage. She says their relationship is solid, and she doesn’t worry about what people are saying because as long as they are happy and doing good, that’s all that matters.
New episodes of Vanderpump Rules will return to Bravo later this year.