Jax Taylor says he and ex-wife Brittany Cartwright are open to possibly ‘dating other people’

jax taylor and Brittany Cartwright They are taking an unconventional approach to saving their marriage.

During Friday’s episode of his When reality hits podcast, Valley The star spoke about her recent outing with model Paige Woolen and provided a surprising update on his relationship with Cartwright.

“I am not, I repeat, I am not dating anyone. They saw me dating someone and it was strictly a lunch date. Obviously, Brittany and I are separated and have been for a long time,” the 44-year-old clarified. “The situation we are going through now is difficult. Marriage is not easy.”

Taylor’s statement comes three months after Cartwright announced their breakup after four years of marriage. Bravo stars share a 3 year old sonCross.

Taylor revealed that he and Cartwright are considering several options to deal with their split. “We’re trying to figure out a lot of different things: therapy, separation, and maybe, possibly, dating other people,” he shared. “We’re trying to exhaust everything before we have to go down the divorce route, if that’s the case.”

Brittany Cartwright and Jax TaylorFelix Kunze/Bravo

In a surprising twist, Taylor mentioned that he and Cartwright agreed to explore the possibility of dating outside of their marriage. “We’re both on the same page about dating other people. That’s fine,” he continued. “We both agree that this is fine. But the most important thing is our son.”

He explained the agreement, emphasizing their mutual understanding and the established rules. “Part of taking time apart means exploring other people. All marriages are different, but this is what’s good for our marriage. This is something we talk about and we’re on the same page. We have a couple of rules when it comes to respect. But this is what we are exploring.

Taylor emphasized that he is not the only one involved in their deal. “That doesn’t mean Brittany isn’t doing what she’s doing. I know it’s not clear what she’s doing, but she’s doing her thing too,” he said.

Taylor steadfastly denied any romantic relationship with Woolen. “I’m not dating anyone, nor do I plan to date anyone,” she concluded. “I don’t know if I’m ready to start dating again. I don’t think I am. We’re just hanging out with whoever right now. I know Brittany’s probably doing her thing too. We’re in agreement about that.”

Brittany CartwrightPaul Morigi/Getty Images for Haddad Media

The reality star also took to X (formerly Twitter) on Thursday to dispel rumors about him and Woolen.

an eyewitness previously said ET that Woolen picked Taylor up in a limousine from the home he previously shared with his ex-wife. His driver took them to the Granville Café in Los Angeles, where they spent three hours.

After their long lunch, they then celebrated Ariana MadixJeremy Madix’s brother’s birthday at Taylor and Cartwright’s bar, Jax’s Studio City.

Carter announced their separation from Taylor in February. Since then, couple’s marital problemswhich led to their separation, have developed into Valleywhich was filmed last summer.

Throughout the show’s inaugural season, Taylor insisted. that he and Cartwright would work out their problems.

“My wife and I love each other to death and we don’t believe in divorce. We got over it. We don’t believe in separation. We don’t believe in any of that,” he said. “My wife is going to have to bury me in the damn backyard. I’m never going anywhere. She’s never leaving. We’re going through a bit of a setback right now.”

However, Cartwright disagreed, telling a friend: “We would go down that (divorce) route.”

When ET spoke with Taylor at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, he admitted that the situation of their marriage remains uncertain.

“We’re just trying to figure things out,” he said. “…I don’t know what’s going to happen. I’m definitely working on myself right now. The breakup has definitely been good for me, but I miss her. I miss her a lot. So I don’t know, we’ll see if she takes me back.” “.

Valley airs Tuesdays on Bravo.

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