Vanderpump Rules star Jax Taylor faced Father’s Day this year much like so many others who have lost their dads – he did it with a tad of sadness.
“Happy Father’s Day to the best dad ever,” Taylor wrote on his Twitter page on Sunday (June 16) alongside a pic of his father Ronald. “I miss you so much every day pop, I know you are with me every day.”
Happy Father’s Day to the best dad ever!! I miss you so much every day pop, I know you are with me every day. ✝️💟😇 pic.twitter.com/IXHhxJkZtN
— Jax (@mrjaxtaylor) June 16, 2019
Fans of the Bravo reality star will recall that Taylor lost his father back in December of 2017 as a result of stage IV esophageal cancer. In a recent interview with Men’s Health magazine, Taylor recalled the fateful and painful day that he received the news that his father had died.
“I get a phone call over speaker and it was my mom bawling her eyes out,” Taylor says. “She’s, like, ‘Your father is dead.’ I pulled the car over. I collapsed. I didn’t know how to deal. I was on the way to see him the next day. I fell on the ground in the middle of the highway. I threw my phone on the highway. I was convulsing and everything. I was freaking out. I didn’t know what to do. My life flashed. My best friend died.”
But Taylor pushed through, and he now finds himself in some of the happiest times of his life. The model turned reality star actor is set to marry his longtime girlfriend Brittany Cartwright later this month in her home state of Kentucky.
Jax took to Instagram last year on his father’s birthday to share his feelings about the man he lost, wishing he could be at his wedding.
“Happy birthday to my angel in the sky, I love you so much dad and I miss you more and more each day,” he wrote. “Since you have left you have changed me in so many ways, thank you for being my father. My new goal in life is to be exactly the man you are to your family. Jenny and I are still getting messages from your friends on what an incredible man you are… I am so fucking proud to be your son dad. My only wish is that you could see me and Brittany on our wedding day, and meet your grandchildren, but I know you will be with me in spirit and help guide me the rest of my life. I love you dad.. until we see each other again, keep the fireball ready and the redwing game on, I’ll see you soon. Cheers pop .”