Vanderpump Rules star Jax Taylor made numerous headlines last week when he was arrested for allegedly stealing a pair of sunglasses in Hawaii worth enough to get him charged with felony theft. But despite the attention garnered by the story (and the security camera footage), it seems the thing fans (and detractors) of Jax are most interested in is his new girlfriend, Brittany Cartwright!
I did a little research and put together a background dossier on Brittany, a 26-year-old aspiring model and former Hooters waitress from Kentucky.
Brittany Cartwright was born on January 25, 1989 and her parents are Don and Sherri Cartwright. I don’t know if she was born there, but Brittany spent most of her childhood years in Winchester, Kentucky, about 18 miles east of Lexington.
Brittany has apparently been a bit easy on the eyes since an early age. Actually, since a VERY early age as she was named America’s Most Beautiful Baby!
After that, Brittany put together quite the pageant resume before turning 19. In addition to being crowned Miss Clark County Fair in 2006 and Miss Teen Clark County Fair in 2004, Brittany won seven other titles. Here are side-by-side throwback photos of Brittany both as Miss Clark County Fair and a cheerleader at George Rogers Clark High School:
Brittany graduated George Rogers Clark High School in 2007 and attended Eastern Kentucky University, where she was also a cheerleader. In a recent Periscope video, Jax said Taylor was studying nursing while in college, and although she didn’t finish her degree, she is thinking about going back to finish.
To pay the bills, Brittany did what a lot of very attractive young women do and took a high-paying job at Hooters. Over the course of the many years at the breastaurant, Brittany has shared A LOT of photos on Instagram — any number of which could be on the front page of the Hooters web site. Here are a couple of examples:
While a waitress at Hooters, Brittany worked on her modeling portfolio, and created a Model Mayhem profile in 2010. Here is her brief bio and her details:
Hey everyone! Welcome to my model mayhem page* My name is Brittany Cartwright I am 22 years old currently living in Kentucky around the Lexington area. I am looking to build my portfolio & expand my oppurtunities, accepting paid shoots and TFP 🙂 I love modeling, I am confident, professional, & full of personality! Willing & ready to travel, shoot me a message or email me at BNC0125@aol.com & i will get back to you as soon as possible! Cant wait to work with some of you* –Twitter @BNCartwright
Age: 26 (automatically updated)
Height: 5′ 6″
Weight: 125 lbs
Hair color: Blonde
Hair Length: Very Long
Eye Color: Brown
Skin Color: Tanned
Compensation: Depends on Assignment
Genres: Editorial, Fashion, Fit Modeling, Fitness, Glamour, Lingerie, Pinup, Promotional, Modeling, Runway, Spokesperson / Host, Sports, Swimwear
* It should be noted that at the time of this post, Brittany had last accessed her Model Mayhem profile in February of 2012.
After working at Hooters, it appears that Brittany spent a brief amount of time working up the road from Lexington at Tin Roof Cincinnati. That jibes with the fact that she dated a guy named Aaron Miller from Cincinnati for at least a year. They were photographed with each other as recently as October of 2014 when they attended a wedding together.
Aaron referenced a prior long-term relationship in a series of tweets posted earlier this year. “Last night a girl at the bar who I have never met asked if my name is Aaron and if I used to date such & such,” Aaron tweeted in late May. “Told her yes and she said awwww what happened? I could’ve drug ol girls name through the mud like she’s doing mine but I told her ‘we just grew apart.'”
“I’ve had several people text and ask me in public what happened,” Aaron tweeted later that day. “Bottom line is we grew apart & I had to end it. It started to drain me.”
On June 1, Aaron wrote, “I didn’t know me ending it would be a big problem to her friends. I mean from the sound of it she’s already got a man be happy for her lol.” He later added, “It’s over with. I’m done lol. Can’t believe I fed into this Twitter BS. They got what they wanted which was a reaction out of me…… ✌?️?✌?”
It’s unclear when Jax and Brittany began dating, but Jax did reveal on Persicope that he met Brittany in Las Vegas. According to her Twitter feed, Brittany took a trip to Las Vegas back in November. Later she took a trip to Los Angeles and shared this photo with friends having dinner at SUR on January 24:
Whatever the timing was, Brittany and Jax exchanged a few tweets about her moving out to California and by the end of May she had “loaded up the truck and moved to Beverly. Hills, that is. Swimming pools, reality stars…” Here is the first photo of her and Jax together from May 25:
Since that time, both Jax and Brittany have been blowing up social media with all sorts of documented PDA, and fans will surely get a healthy dose of Jaxany on the upcoming season of Vanderpump Rules.
In one Periscope conversation, Jax said of Brittany, “she’s the best thing that has ever happened to me.” He added that he is buying a house in Florida near his parents and that he and Brittany are planning on settling down there.
To finish up the post, here’s a photo of Jax and Brittany together celebrating his birthday:
It's my birthday, and nobody else I would rather be with today!! Thank you for being the most amazing woman I have ever met I know it's been a short time, but like everyone has said, I have never been happier, I can't wait to see what the future has in store for us…? your are my everything @bncartwright