Are Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright Engaged? The Signs Are There

Okay, my industrious readers. Following last week’s recap of Vanderpump Rules, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to investigate the Jax and Brittany engagement rumors floating around. If the fact that Jax and Brittany are back together is news to you, sorry, but I am not at all sorry for “spoilers” here. Even my boyfriend knows that breakup didn’t stick, and this is four months after I’ve declared Monday nights unequivocal “me time.” (Dating me is 90% watching me scroll through Instagram. Sue me.) Anyway, here’s the latest in Jax and Brittany news following Monday’s Reiki-fueled breakup.

Brittany’s Ring

Back in March, Brittany decided to stir up some shit was spotted wearing a maybe-engagement ring at Media Temple SXSW Interactive Bash (pic here). When asked about it, Jax and Brittany responded in a totally normal, not-hiding-anything way, and promptly resolved all questions. LOL JK this is Jax Taylor, messiest bitch of all time, and we are lucky we’ve only had one fake pregnancy scare this season. No, Jax responds by putting “his hand in front of Brittany’s mouth” and shushing her, which is triggering enough on its own. Brittany says some normal things like that they’re “not [engaged] yet,” and how she “just [loves]” that ring. Jax continues to act like he’s been accused of murder and say cryptic shit like “I’m not going to say anything else right now.”

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Jax’s Ring

Have I convinced you of Jax’s unquenchable thirst for drama? Not quite? Cool, there’s more. Two months before any of this shit went down, Jax was already Instagrammed around LA wearing a wedding ring of his own. To hear Brittany tell it on Watch What Happens Live, she played no part in that decision. Here’s the direct quote:

“He’s even wearing like a wedding ring around. I don’t know if anybody has noticed that, but I’m like ‘Whatever. If you want to wear that, that’s fine. I’m not gonna tell you to take it off.”

Jax’s “wedding ring,” courtesy of Sandoval’s Instagram and screenshotting heroes everywhere:

First of all, “I don’t know if anybody has noticed that,” may be the least genuine thing Brittany’s ever said. Second of all, completely vintage Jax to just throw on a ring without any of the work involved in marriage. I know this is completely contrary to traditional engagement rumor-sniffing practices, but come on people! It’s just a ring. It comes off. And Jax’s “ring” looks like he bought it in a hardware store. I remain skeptical.

The Location

The other piece of news that’s sparked gossip is the couple’s recent trip to Kentucky. Last November, Brittany told Life & Style that she wants to get married at a “castle in Kentucky.” Lo and behold, just this week Jax is posting to Instagram pictures of him and Brittany at The Kentucky Castle. So, are they scouting wedding locations? Messing with our heads on purpose?

Hard to say. Brittany said in the same interview that she wants a winter wedding. So, maybe we really are headed for another wedding season. Sigh.

Sidenote: I want to launch into further tirades about how Brittany’s being manipulated—truly I do—but I’ve learned through my research that Jax’s father passed away and I honestly feel terrible for him. (Brittany, as expected, stayed by his side and is helping him piece his life back together. IDK if this storyline makes it to season 6, but I am gonna be bawling my eyes out if it does.)[/embed]

What Does It All Mean?

Do I think this couple is really getting married? I mean, about as much as I did before these ring/castle photos TBH. Jax is notoriously allergic to commitment (not that that would necessarily change post-marriage, but I’m gonna hop off that topic before the darkness starts closing back in), but he’s also not getting any younger and Brittany has been with him through a LOT. I could see him feeling like his playboy days are finally behind him and wanting to settle down, if only for the free wedding courtesy of Bravo and so his friends will get off his back about it.

As for Brittany, she’s always wanted a family, so if we’re being real, the question has only ever been when Jax would be ready. And while I don’t think that silver band was the most legit engagement sign I’ve ever seen, it almost seems like a test Reiki Kelsey could have given him to become harmonious with the object environment of marriage or whatever. The point is, it’s not a clear sign, but it’s not a bad sign either. Fellow VPR detectives, please comment below if you have further insight!

Images: Instagram (3); Twitter

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