Vanderpump Rules guest star Rachael O’Brien visits Maria Menounos‘ AfterBuzz TV, dishing on the Vanderpump Rules reunion episodes and revealing all about her ex-boyfriend, Jax Taylor. Joining hosts Christy Olson, Megan Stecher and Kristina Zias for the network’s Vanderpump Rules reunion after show, Rachael claims her relationship with the show’s notorious playboy affected her for years after its end and describes how producers manipulate scenes to maximize drama.
Before either appeared on Vanderpump Rules O’Brien was in a longtime relationship with Taylor, who’s become infamous on the show for his admitted lies and cheating. “Isn’t that what, like, sociopaths do?” she proposes during the interview, echoing many of her co-stars’ same accusation about Taylor. “I think he would have to be [a sociopath].” O’Brien, a Los Angeles based comedian and actress, goes on to describe how the relationship was “like going to war” and chronicles its messy end, claiming Taylor would disappear in the middle of the night and lied about being in the Army and going to college.
O’Brien addresses another accusation which Taylor himself brought up on this week’s reunion episode part one. When asked about his alleged drug use she states bluntly, “Let’s put it this way, I drug tested him once when I was dating him.” She continues on, recanting how she woke her then boyfriend up and demanded he take the test, which concluded with Taylor claiming he had unknowingly consumed drugs.
Their former relationship wasn’t all O’Brien spilled the details about, in this AfterBuzz TV exclusive. The part-time Vanderpump Rules cast member also spoke to the authenticity of the hit Bravo show. While reiterating that most of the on-screen controversy is very real, she also put a different spin on one much talked about scene. O’Brien says show producers instructed she and co-star Kristen Doute to “dress really pretty” and then surprised Doute with a visit to her ex-boyfriend, Tom Sandoval‘s home. He would later berate his former flame on-camera for her attire during the visit.
Sandoval and Doute were involved in another ongoing storyline which viewers suspected was orchestrated behind the scenes. When asked if producers or Doute herself were responsible for the L.A. arrival of a woman alleging to have had an affair with Sandoval, O’Brien says knowingly “No one flew her out here. Production didn’t. Kristen didn’t.”