Jax Taylor & Brittany Cartwright's Engagement Called a Ploy for a 'Storyline'

Vanderpump Rules stars Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright

Move over, Tom and Kate. It looks like there's going to be another reality TV wedding. Vanderpump Rules stars Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright are engaged that could have Lisa Vanderpump shouting "what in the bloody hell?!" somewhere. These two have been through a lot -- including a crazy cheating scandal that played out on the show. But it seems love conquered all ... or has it? Jax and Brittany's engagement announcement definitely turned heads, but has a number of critics speculating it's all for the show.

  • Brittany and Jax have been together since 2015, but broke up not too long ago -- only to get back together -- because Jax cheated.

    Jax cheated on Brittany with a former SUR restaurant associate, Faith Stowers, that became public knowledge on Vanderpump Rules last season. "So I've done this in the past where I've denied. It doesn't really do anything. I didn't want to lie about it," the 38-year-old reality star admitted to Bravo about his indiscretion. "It was one of those things that was eating me up inside as it is. And I just wanted to own it. You know what, there's no point in lying at my age. I didn't think it was gonna get anywhere with it. I did this already. This was bad enough. At least I can own up to it right away."

    Brittany seemingly stuck by her man -- no matter how much she tried to act like she was moving on -- throughout the ordeal, hosting a lavish birthday for him in Mexico and later admitting she's still in love with him. "He was very persistent and just did not give up. There were some times -- sorry to say this Jax -- where I'd have 30 missed calls from him," the 29-year-old told E!'s Daily Pop about her drama-filled relationship with Jax. "I knew that I loved him still. I was trying to act like I didn't. In the end, I'm just so glad where we are right now because we are so much better than we ever have been."
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  • And it seems like all of that is water under the bridge, because, holy crap, they're engaged!

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    Something tells us this won't be a low-key celebrity wedding.

  • This couple's engagement news is a bit of a shock ... especially with Jax's cheating scandal and his history of, well, cheating.

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    As you'll see from these comments, folks aren't here for it.

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  • And has people wondering if this is all a play for extra TV time ... because Jax's engagement announcement looks kinda suspect.

  • "She said yes!!! I can't wait for y'all to see how this happened next season!!!" he wrote on Instagram.

    "I am marrying the woman of my dreams and I could not be happier!! make sure y’all tune in season 7 to see how this unfolded," he continued in his engagement post on the 'Gram.

  • People are really starting to speculate Brittany and Jax's engagement is all for publicity.

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  • And that they'll call it quits once the show ends.

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  • Oof.

  • Guess time will have to tell.

    Lots of people have noted how much Jax changed since his father died -- so maybe he's on the road to redemption and wants to do right by the woman he loves.

    Plus, it's crazy to think anyone would say "I do" for the sake of fame and stardom.

    ... right?

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