The drama doesn’t stop just because the reality TV cameras do. Brittany Cartwright and Jax Taylor markedly lacking in Stassi Schröder and Handsome Clark‘s wedding in Italy – and the fallout from missing the event has left a mark on the couple’s friendships.
“There are breakups going on right now. … With me and Stassi, things happen that I hate. I like it in pieces. And I wish we could figure that out,” Cartwright, 33, said on the Monday, June 13, episode of the “Betches Moms” podcast, noting that she is still close with Scheana Shay and Lala Kent.
Schroeder, 33, and Clark, 42, exchanged vows in Rome on May 12. As they whittled down their guest list – citing financial reasons – Cartwright and Taylor, 42, were invited. The away with my head The author shaded his former costars — without naming names — on his “The Good, The Bad, and The Baby” podcast after the nuptials.
“They are RSVP’d ‘yes.’ [And] every time we were around them, they were like, ‘We’re coming.’ Then it continued,” Schroeder said after Clark claimed to have obtained screenshots of text from other attendees in which Taylor said he had no intention of attending the ceremony. “And two weeks before the wedding, I was like, ‘We have to work this out with them because I don’t play this game.’ I ordered everything we needed in terms of seating and place cards, so I need to know if I should ask quickly to have things rearranged.
Schroeder said, “Good friends don’t do that. They don’t talk about your wedding behind your back or pretend they’re coming and give a list of reasons why they’re not coming to other people. Friends don’t do that to each other.
During her appearance on the podcast on Monday, Cartwright insisted that she “wanted to be there.”
“I would never do something like this on purpose in a million years,” the Kentucky native said. “We had real reasons why we couldn’t go that weren’t talked about. Since Cruz’s passport didn’t arrive, my mother had a death in the family and had to go home. I mean, there were real things that happened right before the wedding that we couldn’t make it to the wedding for those reasons. But I know, like, having to wait until the last minute and not being able to be there for someone that I really consider to be one of my best friends, like, I feel bad and I’m really sorry. And I hope that one day we can talk about it and understand everything. Because I want our children to grow up together.
Cartwright and Taylor share son Cruz, 14 months, while Schroeder and Clark are parents to daughter Hartford, 17 months.
“I love them. And I want the best for them. She looked amazing at her wedding. I mean, they looked absolutely amazing,” Cartwright continued. “And I know it would have been so much fun to be there. And there’s a lot more than people know – or I’m even going to say – but at the end of the day, I just hope they know, like, I didn’t wait until the last minute because I knew that I wasn’t going to be there for weeks. This was not the case. It was that I was literally trying to be there, until the very last minute. So there was a lot going on. And I don’t know, I just felt really bad because that’s just not my personality, I would never try to put my friend in that. And I don’t know, I just hope that one day we can talk about it, understand it and overcome it over time. I’ll just give him time.
The Jax and Brittany take on Kentucky The star added that it was “difficult” that they hadn’t spoken to “get along”. She also seemingly threw shade at Schroeder for allowing “one side” to be there.
“I never would have even talked about it and, like, at all,” Cartwright said. “It just makes me sad. I try not to cry. I really, really, really wanted to be there and tried everything in my power.
Although Taylor has yet to publicly comment on the drama, he and Schroeder appeared to unfollow on Instagram.