Jax Taylor & Brittany Cartwright: Are They Really Done For Good?!

From the very start of their relationship, Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright faced some pretty severe challenges, many of them resulting from what Taylor describes as his “Peter Pan complex.”

Jax will soon be 39 years old, but the current season of Vanderpump Rules features some of his most batsh-t behavior yet, and Brittany has tolerated all of it … only to get unceremoniously kicked to the curb on last night’s episode.

To understand how bizarre and thoroughly unexpected this move was, we need to go back and re-examine how bonkers Taylor’s behavior has been throughout this season.

Things started off with a bang – literally – when Jax cheated on Brittany with Faith Stowers.

From there, the situation quickly got cranked up to 11 when it was revealed that Stowers might be pregnant with Taylor’s baby.

(That rumor was quickly revealed to be some nonsense that Faith cooked up in order to expand her role on the show. Shady stuff, to be sure, but it’s kind of behavior we’ve come to expect from the SUR staff.)

With the help of some new-age mumbo-jumbo, Jax calmed down for a few weeks … that is until last week’s episode when he had a full-blown meltdown at SUR, even going so far as to flip Lisa Vanderpump the bird.

We’ve seen Jax lose control under the influence of one too many Pump-tinis in the past, but this was a whole new level.

Needless to say, many suspected that he’d traded in his calming stone for a different kind of rock.

We guess it’s not surprising that last night’s episode saw the return of Contrite Jax, a character who’s getting more and more pathetic as he approaches 40.

We expected the usual hollow apologies and pseudo-self-

“I’m not happy with myself. I don’t like who I am and it’s not because of you. Look at all the s–t I’ve caused this summer.” 

Yes, it was a rare moment of self-awareness from Jax. Guess all that Reiki therapy is finally paying off!

Just kidding, it was his way of kicking off a classic “it’s not you; it’s me” speech.

“You deserve to be happy. You deserve to get married. You deserve to have kids. You deserve to have someone treat you like the princess that you are,” Jax said, sounding very much like he was auditioning for a sequel to The Notebook.

“I am just not that person. I am not good in relationships. You deserve a lot better than me. I just don’t think we can be together anymore.”

Viewers were momentarily hopeful that Brittany would finally free herself of what seems to be an absurdly unhealthy relationship:

“F—k you, I am f—king leaving ‘Cause I don’t want to be with you,” she shouted at one point.

“This is exactly what you wanted to do. You said it a long time ago, that you wanted to break up with me, so good job.”

Yes, it did seem like Jax was merely capitalizing on the drama of recent weeks and using it as an excuse to end a relationship that he’s wanted to get out of several months.

But the episode was filmed several months ago, and remarkably, it seems Jax and Brittany are still going strong and bracing themselves for another summer of Patron-fueled mayhem.

In fact, just this morning, Jax was tweeting not only about his love for Brittany, but the future he envisions for the children they’ll have together.

“Our daughter is going to be in pageants I know it.. I am in trouble. who am I kidding I am gonna be the biggest pageant dad ever!

Indeed, Brittany confirmed in a recent interview that she and Jax are still an item after more than two years of constant drama:

“He’s so much better,” she said. “I feel like we’re so much better than we’ve been in a long time.”

As verification that she and Jax are gearing up to for another summer of WeHo insanity, she wrote on Instagram, “New Summer, New Us.”

We cringe to think imagine it … and we can’t wait to see what happens.

Watch Vanderpump Rules online to get caught up on one of the show’s most bonkers seasons to date.


Leah Messer Plastic Surgery Rumors: How Much Work Has She Had Done?

Leah Messer is commonly regarded as one of the more “down to earth” members of the Teen Mom family.

Leah lives in West Virginia and struggles with challenges like how to get the kids to school on time, not how to get more subscribers for her live-streaming sex show.

Sure, Leah has struggled with addiction, and her life is certainly not without dramatic fireworks, but her problems are generally of the type that regular folk can identify with.

(Prescription pill problems of the variety with which Leah suffered are sadly not uncommon in rural areas of the US, particularly those afflicted by poverty.)

But while Ms. Messer might be the most relatable of all the Teen Moms, she’s still been famous for the better part of a decade now.

So it should come as no surprise that she’s given into some of Hollywood’s more persistent temptations.

According to In Touch Weekly, fans are convinced that Leah has undergone some minor cosmetic work in recent months.

Some believe she went under the knife, while others are pushing the far more believable story that she’s simply had her lips artificially plumped and maybe benefited from a facial filler or two.

As is often the case with this sort of thing, fans are split not only on the question of how much work Leah has had done, but also on the issue of how they feel about the results.

“I think she looked better without it. She can hardly move her face. Why do these girls do it to themselves?” commented one fan on a recent photo of Leah.

“I don’t think she looks bad at all,” said another, adding:

“Until she tries to make a crazy face. Then it looks obvious.” 

Ouch. Delayed burns are always the harshest.

The speculation hit an all-time high during recent episodes of Teen Mom 2, during which viewers claimed the evidence that Leah has had work done was right before their eyes:

“Is it just me or does Leah’s face look really different? I can’t say what it is exactly though,” one fan tweeted during the show.

“Leah looks so good. She looks different, not sure what it is. Either way, she is still pretty,” wrote a slightly more compassionate follower.

Until recently, Leah remained mum on the subject, thus further fueling speculation that she was keeping her procedures under wraps.

This week, however, she decided to set the record straight:

“The fact that you guys seriously think I’ve had some kind of plastic surgery… #wtf #notatall,” she tweeted in response to recent speculation.

“The skincare line I use is pretty phenomenal tho.”

Leah did cop to a cosmetic procedure, however, but it’s not the one fans were looking out for:

“I didn’t get veneers but I have temp filling on my top two eye teeth,” Messer tweeted.

She noted that the dentist she went to was none other than Randy Houska, beloved father of Leah’s castmate, Chelsea Houska.

Denying the rumors and endorsing a friend’s business at the same time?

Maybe Leah is more Hollywood than we ever realized!

Watch Teen Mom 2 online to relive the maturation of Ms. Messer.