Jax Taylor of VANDERPUMP Rules has announced that he is releasing a children’s book, which has sparked a plethora of fan comments following the star’s recent headlines.
Jax was fired from the show after eight years on the show for making racist and transphobic comments.
In December, Bravo said Jax and his wife Brittany Cartwright will not be returning to the show, and neither of them have appeared to land concerts since.
However, the former TV star shocked fans when he told Access Hollywood that he wrote a children’s book during his time away from the cameras.
During an interview, Jax and Brittany discussed their lives out of the spotlight since their untimely exit from the show where he revealed his new business.
“Not just any book, I made a children’s book,” Jax said, adding that the book is dedicated to his father who died in 2017. “I was extremely close to my father.”
The new father explained that his relationship with his late father was his inspiration for the book as he hopes to pass this bond on to his son, Cruz, seven months old.
“So I did a tribute, kind of like a love letter to my son about my dad. I’m really proud of it, ”he said, describing the next book as“ what an amazing man he was on and how I plan to raise my son like my dad raised me ”.
The book is due out next summer.
Critics took to Reddit to disparage the former TV star for his new author title with one person writing, “Jax will never be the # 1 guy in a library.”
Another user mocked the reality TV star’s money problems, commenting, “‘My name is Jax. I owe taxes. Please buy my book'”
While a third person replied, “It’s so out of place and out of touch with reality that I can’t believe anyone thought it was even a good idea.”
The Bravolebrity was recently fired from the reality show after being accused of making racist and transphobic comments.
Days earlier, 90 Day Fiance star Ashley Martson had denounced Jax’s dismissal over an earlier “racist” comment he made about her husband, Jay Smith.
She posted on Instagram: “Have you all seen Bravo fire four cast members?
“Well @bravotv don’t forget old Jax Taylor who pestered us when our show first aired.”
Former RVP Billie Lee, who is transgender, accused him of being transphobic.
Billie tweeted on the network, “What about Jax Taylor?
“He refused to film with me because I was trans and called him on his cis white privilege.
“Stop celebrating his disgusting actions,” she said with a “Cancel Jax Taylor” hashtag.
Over the summer, Bravo also fired Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute for their past “racist” behavior.
Jax’s comments took a toll on him – as he was reported to be the highest paid employee in the RVP cast with an alleged salary of $ 25,000 per episode.
Prior to his dismissal, the ex-TV personality was already facing money problems, as The Sun exclusively revealed earlier this year that he owed more than $ 1 million from several outstanding tax liens.
The news came after he bought a $ 2 million Los Angeles home with his wife.
More than six months later, The Sun confirmed to both the California State Tax Board and IRS officials that Jax, 42, still has not paid off his debts.
According to court records, the Michigan native continues to owe the state $ 316,571 for the 2018-2019 period.
This specific tax lien is his most recent – it was just filed on March 10 of this year – and interest and fees will continue to accrue until the outstanding balance is paid.
The former bartender – whose real name is Jason Michael Cauchi – has a history of bad debts dating back to 2014 – where he also owes nearly $ 23,000 from the tax period ending that year.
As of 2018, the former RVP continues to have an additional $ 198,190 in federal taxes added to its outstanding balance.
In December 2019 – when Jax and Brittany struck the deal on their beloved California home – the controversial figure had an additional $ 646,867 added to its unpaid federal taxes.
In total, Jax owes the IRS $ 868,035 and, combined with state dues, must pay $ 1.2 million in total.
‘BAD TAX SITUATION’
The longer he waits to repay Uncle Sam, the more interest will be paid on the already large amount.
A few days after The Sun first published Jax’s tax problems, he attempted to explain the problem and narrow it down: “Oh yeah, I had a bad tax situation. I had a bad one. accountant We all have bad accountants.
“I suggest looking for your accountant when paying your taxes because I got fucked. “
He added, “I’m fixing it. It’s okay.”
A representative for Jax did not respond to The Sun’s request for comment.
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