VANDERPUMP Rules alum Jax Taylor announced he's releasing a children's book, which ignited a slew of comments from fans who have followed the star's recent headlines.

Jax was fired from the show after eight years on the series over making racist and transphobic comments.

GettyVanderpump Rules' Jax Taylor wrote a children's book that is expected to be released next summer '/caption '

Instagram @mrjaxtaylorThe book is dedicated to his father who passed away in 2017, explaining that he hopes to have the same tight bond with his son '/caption '

In December, Bravo declared that Jax along with his wife, Brittany Cartwright, would not be returning to the show.

However, the former TV star shocked fans by announcing to 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 series where he revealed his new business venture.

“Not just any book, I did a children’s book,” Jax clarified, adding that the book is dedicated to his father who passed away in 2017.

...I was extremely close to my dad,... he revealed.

The new dad explained that his relationship with his late father was his inspiration for the book as he hopes to pass on that bond to his son, Cruz, seven months.

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“So I did an homage, kind of like a love letter to my son about my father. I’m really proud of it,... he said, describing the upcoming book to be “about what an amazing man he was and how I plan on raising my son like how my father raised me.”

The book is expected to be released sometime next summer.

Critics took to Reddit to bash 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 poked fun at the reality star's money woes commenting: “'My name is Jax. I owe some tax. Please buy my book'”

While a third person replied: ...This is just so off base and out of touch with reality I can’t believe anybody thought this was even a remotely good idea....


The Bravolebrity was recently fired from the reality show after being accused of making racist and transphobia comments. controversy

Days before, 90 Day Fiancé star Ashley Martson had spoken out to fire Jax for a past ...racist... comment he made about her husband, Jay Smith.

She posted on Instagram: ...Did y’all see bravo fired four cast members?

...Well @bravotv don’t leave out old Jax Taylor who harassed us when our show first aired.”

VPR alum, Billie Lee, who is transgender, has accused him of being transphobic.

Billie tweeted at the network: “What about Jax Taylor?

“He refused to film with me because I was trans and called him out on his white cis privilege....

“Stop celebrating his disgusting actions,” she fired off along with a “cancel Jax Taylor” hashtag.

Over the summer, Bravo fired Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute for their “racist” past behavior as well.


Jax’s comments cost him a lot - as it was reported he was the highest-paid earner on the VPR cast with an alleged salary of $25,000 per episode.

Before his firing, the ex TV personality was already facing money troubles as The Sun exclusively revealed earlier this year that he owed over a million dollars from several outstanding tax liens. 

The news came after he purchased a $2M Los Angeles home with his wife.

More than six months later, The Sun confirmed with both the California State Tax Board and officials with the IRS that Jax, 42, has still not paid off his debts. 

According to the court records the Michigan native continues to owe $316,571 for the period of 2018-2019 to the state.

That specific tax lien is his most recent - having just been filed on March 10 of this year - and notes interest and fees will continue to accrue until the outstanding balance is paid. 

The ex bartender - whose real name is Jason Michael Cauchi - has an unpaid history that goes all the way back to 2014 - where he also owes nearly $23,000 from the tax period ending that year. 

From 2018, the VPR alum continues to have another $198,190 in federal taxes added to his outstanding balance.

As of December 2019 - when Jax and Brittany closed the deal on their pricey California home - the controversial figure had another $646,867 added to his unpaid federal taxes. 

Added together, Jax owes the IRS $868,035 and combined with state dues, needs to pay up $1.2 million all together. 


The longer he waits to pay off Uncle Sam, the more interest that will accrue to the already large amount. 

Days after The Sun first posted Jax's tax issues, he attempted to explain the trouble and downsize the problem: ...Oh yeah, I had a bad tax situation. I had a bad bookkeeper. We all get bad bookkeepers.

...I suggest researching your bookkeeper when you pay your taxes because I got f**ked.”

He added: ...I’m fixing it. It’s not a big deal....

A rep for Jax did not respond to The Sun’s request for comment.

Getty Images - GettyJax and his wife, Brittany Cartwright, were fired from the show after he was accused of making racist and transphobic comments '/caption '

brittany/InstagramThe star previously purchased a $2M LA home for his family '/caption '

CameoJax, however, is still facing money troubles as he is not caught up on his tax debt '/caption '

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