Exclusive! "Obviously hooking up with my friend's girlfriend wasn't the best idea," Jax tells us.
Now that the second season of Bravo's Vanderpump Rules has wrapped, buff bad boy and Sur bartender Jax Taylor took time out from his visit to Kathy Duliakis' Celebrity Oscar Suite & Party — and checking out Kama Sutra bedroom products with girlfriend Carmen Dickman — to make a few confessions about his image and love life:
YourTango: How do you feel about the way you've been portrayed on the show, and the way people perceive you?
Jax Taylor: I never blame anything on the editing. It is what it is. I'm kind of off the cuff and I fly by the seat of my pants. I never apologize for anything I say. I know what I'm saying every time. Do I ever regret certain things? Sometimes. Obviously hooking up with my friend's girlfriend wasn't the best idea in the world. We all make mistakes and have poor judgment at times. But it was what it was; it's over and done and we're friends again so it's fine.
YourTango: Have you liked the fame aspect?
Jax Taylor: It's kind of surreal, no pun intended. I didn't know how the show would be. I didn't know if it would be great or not. There was so much drama — it could have gone either way. But we're very excited about it. We love the show. Lisa [Vanderpump] is wonderful. She made it all happen for us. We're very blessed.
YourTango: Are you getting along with the whole cast?
Jax Taylor: Yes, everybody's friends.
YourTango: What's going on with Stassi?
Jax Taylor: She's in New York, living with her boyfriend. We have a Bravo photo shoot tomorrow for next season, and she's flying in.
YourTango: I'm a sucker for a woman who ...
Jax Taylor: Makes me laugh.
YourTango: What do you want in a relationship?
Jax Taylor: I always do things a little bit outside the norm. It's the little things that make me happy, the little cards here and there, the texts. I'm not really into things — I don't need anything in life. I love the little things, getting up in the morning to little notes.
YourTango: Do you believe in love at first sight?
Jax Taylor: Absolutely. It's happened to me a couple times.
YourTango: Do you believe in The One?
Jax Taylor: Absolutely!
YourTango: Are you ready to settle down with one woman?
Jax Taylor: I think so. I have a little growing up to do, but I will be a good husband, in time.