"I gotta talk about Jax and Brittany. I just have to say, I have to give it up to them,” Cohen said on Monday, December 7, on his SiriusXM Radio Andy show. "Have you seen a run on a — specifically Jax — like, Jax created so much story, drama, conversation in his eight years on that show. That’s quite a run that he had.”
"He will go down as one of the biggest, you know, reality stars in their moment, don’t you think? That was an incredible run that they had," the host added.
Despite all the onscreen drama over the past few years, Cohen gave kudos to Taylor for always being professional on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen because "he was always in the middle of some s**t storm on the show and we just would roast him mercilessly."
"And he always took it like a man. He was a good sport," he added. "He would come on Watch What Happens Live and he would be, like, 'How mean are you going to be to me today?' And I would be like, 'It’s bad.' There was always stuff that we were confronting him about and he took it."
Although the couple will not be returning, Cohen is confident in the "solid cast" that is left for season 9. Both Lala Kent and Scheana Shay are pregnant, and James Kennedy, Katie Maloney, Ariana Madix, Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz are all set to return.
"When that show’s going to start shooting again, I have no idea, but I’m excited. I’m excited for there to be a shift," Cohen explained.
The couple announced on Friday, December 4, that they will not be coming back for season 9 of Vanderpump Rules. Since Cartwright is pregnant, we can imagine that the pair want to spend with their little one.
Cartwright broke the news with a series of pictures from her time on the show. "The last 5 years on Vanderpump Rules have been some of the most challenging, rewarding and fulfilling years of my life," she said.
She continued: "Although this is difficult to share, Jax and I will not be returning for another season of Vanderpump Rules. We are excited to take this time to focus on our growing family and share with you our new endeavors. @bravotv, @evolutionusa and our Vanderpump castmates will always remain close to our hearts. Thank you to all the fans who have shared our journey with us and supported us through everything. We love you. Stay tuned."
Taylor posted a similar caption along with some of the couple’s sweetest moments on the show. "The last 8 years on Vanderpump Rules have been some of the most challenging, rewarding and fulfilling years of my life," he wrote.
Schroeder and Kristen Doute were both fired from Vanderpump Rules in June due to how they treated Faith Stowers when they called the police on her in 2018 and wrongfully identified her as a criminal. They weren't the only two to go as Bravo fired Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni for their prior racist behavior.