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Katie Maloney is setting the file straight about Stassi Schroeder and Beau Clark‘s ongoing estrangement from Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright.

After Jax, 44, was seen confronting her about spreading dishonest rumors on the newest episode of Vanderpump Guidelines, Katie, 37, regarded again on the moments that led as much as Jax and Brittany, 35, all of a sudden pulling out of Stassi, 35, and Beau’s wedding ceremony as Jax slammed her for slicing ties with Brittany — and for being “up Stassi’s a**.”

“[Jax] did tell me [about his fight with Katie] and I was upset because I was like, ‘Why? Why are you doing this?’ I don’t like confrontation and stuff … I get that he might be taking up for me or whatever but I didn’t ask him to do that,” Brittany shared on the April 23 episode of the Pump Rules: After Show.

“You better believe I went off on her,” Jax mentioned. “My wife’s always trying to rack her brain, ‘Why is Katie mad at me?’ For her not to respond to her texts or messages, it hurt her. She was a big part of her life. And the fact that she just abandoned her after the fact that we didn’t go to Stassi and Beau’s wedding, that you just wrote her off, that bothers me. You had no part of that situation. So you’re mad just to be mad, or just because you’re up Stassi’s a**.”

“It’s one of the two. That’s the only two reasons I can think of,” he added as Tom Sandoval, 41, famous that flying to Italy for Stassi and Beau’s Might 2022 nuptials was a “f*cking expensive trip,” particularly so quickly after Jax and Brittany exited Pump Guidelines.

“We just had a child. [It was] in the middle of COVID,” Jax added.

However Tom Schwartz, 40, clarified, “The reason they were so pissed is that you canceled last second.”

Wanting again, Katie mentioned that previous to touring to Europe for Stassi and Beau’s wedding ceremony, she, Brittany, and the bride have been “making plans and arrangements.” Nonetheless, she couldn’t assist however discover that one thing appeared off with Brittany.

“She was very sort of avoiding the questions and didn’t really want to get involved in the planning of it all, but she would still,” Katie defined. “She’d get excited and talk about it. But then right up until like the days before, she became very avoidant of it all. So then the morning that we’re all supposed to go to Italy, Brittany sends a message saying, ‘Oh my God, we’re not going to be able to make it, we didn’t get the passport in time, yada, yada, yada. Just excuse, excuse, excuse.’”

Nonetheless, Jax insisted he wasn’t “trying” to get out of going.

“I wasn’t gonna go because my son didn’t have a passport,” he defined. “We thought we were gonna get the expedited passport for Cruz. It didn’t come. So I said, ‘You know what? Somebody from our family needs to be at this wedding. So, Brittany, why don’t you call your mom, you guys you. I’ll stay back.’ And then when Brittany’s mom’s best friend’s husband died, it was just like, ‘You know what? It’s not in the cards for us to go.’”

Though Jax steered that his resolution to remain dwelling was a last-minute one, Katie hinted that he had teased his pulling out in textual content messages shared with mutual mates.

“There was group chats where Jax was very openly talking about how they’re not going to the wedding; they had a golf tournament they’re doing instead,” she revealed. “It was just very kind of rude the way he was just speaking so freely to other people, not thinking it would get back to either of them.”

Whereas Jax admitted to dealing with the scenario “completely wrong,” he confirmed he apologized to Stassi and Beau, 44.

“Is it a reason to squash and ruin a whole friendship over? I don’t think so. I don’t know what else I can do. I beg. I plead,” he shared.

General, Katie mentioned it was the quantity of lies Jax and Brittany allegedly advised that put her off to the now-estranged couple.

“I just feel like there were so many lies, and I don’t like lies. I just, I f*cking hate lies, man. Like, nothing more than that. So I’m just like, ‘You know, I need a break’ … and also Jax has just been such a f*cking a**hole to me for like no reason,” she said. “I think one time Schwartz accidentally posted the name of their kid and he didn’t talk to him for like months, and then he decided not to talk to me. I got roped into it somehow while I was throwing Brittany a baby shower. I had literally nothing to do with it. He just is such a f*cking a**hole. I was just ready for a break.”

In keeping with Katie, she didn’t intend for her break from Brittany to be everlasting, however after going via her divorce from Schwartz and listening to nothing from Brittany, she’d had sufficient.

“[Brittany] never checked in on me, never once asked me anything. So I was like, you know, I’m good on you,” she defined, clarifying that Brittany did attain out to her when she moved.

“You can’t say she didn’t reach out because she did,” Lala Kent, 33, said, defending Brittany. “You don’t get to decide how and when and what people say when they reach out. It’s sometimes hard to gauge with Katie because you’re like, ‘How do I approach this? Should I reach out? And if I reach out, is the timing okay? Is what I said okay?’ It becomes very intimidating.”

“Very intimidating,” Brittany agreed. “And I feel like she was the matron of honor in my wedding. Like, I love her so much. I still have a lot of love for her. But it’s just like, crazy how we just don’t talk anymore.”

Additionally talking of Katie and Brittany’s estrangement, Ariana Madix, 38, mentioned she remembered a time after they have been all collectively and Brittany was “really sad” about their falling out.

“We were all together and she was really upset. I just remember her being really sad about it,” Ariana said, then asking Katie if she and Brittany spoke after her and Jax’s confrontation.

“No,” she confirmed. “And they did a watch thing for the show, [and] she goes, ‘Oh my God, I didn’t know Katie was going through all this?’ Who picked up the phone then? She could’ve picked up the phone at any point but then there’s a sweaty f*cking dude in my face just screaming at me like I’m the worst person on the planet.”

“I’m good on both of them. They can have their time,” Katie added.

Vanderpump Guidelines season 11 airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on Bravo.