'Vanderpump Rules' Stars Jax, Brittany, James, Raquel and Billie Spill on Life After Season 7 Reunion (Exclusive)

Find out who didn’t watch the reunion, who’s stoked Raquel joined the SUR family and where James stands with Lisa.

Lots has changed for the stars of "Vanderpump Rules" since they finished filming their explosive Season 7 reunion, which not all of them watched.

TooFab caught up with Jax Taylor, Brittany Cartwright, James Kennedy, Raquel Leviss and Billie Lee at Lisa Vanderpump’s World Dog Day event in West Hollywood, where they reflected on the season, spilled on the reunion and filled us in on some major changes.

While Jax admitted he hadn’t watched any of the reunion, he did say he didn’t regret much from that day, including the moment he lunged at James for bringing up his late father.

"When topics are brought up, you’re gonna talk about them, whether you’re heated or not," he told us. "Am I sorry for what I did? Eh, not really. Maybe the way I handled speaking to Raquel was probably wrong, but other than that, no. I was pretty spot-on on how I felt. Any time you mention my father — whether it’s good or bad — I get emotional, and I see red. It’s still very new for me, and it’s probably gonna be that way for a long time. So I say I’m sorry, but that’s just the way it is."

Brittany added that it was "a heated day from the very, very beginning" but that her "wounds from that day had kind of healed."

"It does suck to re-watch it, though," she said. "I saw pieces — of course — of me screaming and stuff, so that’s embarrassing. I’m not proud of myself for that, but I am proud of myself for sticking up for myself. I just wish I did it in a classier way."

But Jax wasn’t the only castmember who lost a parent and lashed out at co-stars this season. The unexpected death of Lala Kent’s father prompted her to make enemies out of former friends Billie and James, as well as James’ girlfriend, but all three told us they were on paths to reestablishing relationships with the self-proclaimed "gangster bitch."

"Lala’s reached out," James said. "We’re chatting, we’re texting and hopefully gonna meet up for lunch maybe this coming week and catch up a little bit in person. But yeah, we’re definitely texting. If I saw her today, I’d say hi."

Raquel echoed James’ sentiments, adding, "It’s nice to see someone reflect on their actions and realize that everything that they said might not have been correct."

And Billie had a similar story. "Lala and I are talking, we’re texting," she told us. "I have a deep love for her. It’s hard for us because we’re very similar because we like to attack, but she’s been through a lot, and I get it. And you know, they only show some of the negative parts of her, too. It’s how reality television is."

"But she’s been there for me because I had some really dark times," Billie continued. "So I have a lot of love for her, and I think that we have a great relationship in the future."

As far as the reunion goes, "Raquel didn’t get to say everything she wanted to say, but I definitely got to say everything I wanted to say," James told us.

"I feel like a lot of the time, when I was speaking, they were cutting me off and not allowing me to complete my sentence, which is very rude," Raquel added. "It also kind of trails my brain when I’m focusing on their reaction instead of what I’m trying to get across. So it’s discouraging."

Billie was also disappointed with the way the reunion went, tweeting shortly after part 2 aired, "My take on the ‘Vanderpump Rules’ reunion: Let the minority speak! Not one person of color, not one person of LGBTQ (besides myself and the host). You give her only five minutes, and you speak over her."

She told us on Saturday she wished the show — and reality television in general — would cast more people of color and individuals from the LGBTQ+ community. She also had a bone to pick with producers for filming "a lot" with her and only showing "certain parts."

"Editing is a big part of reality television. That’s where the art is," she said. "And I guess I’m just really disappointed in the artists and whoever made the decision to only highlight the negative parts or the upset parts of me or the vulnerable parts of me."

Billie explained she went on a filmed double date with Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix and was sad to see it didn’t make the show.

"I think we need to see trans women dating," she said, adding that she doesn’t believe it was Lisa’s decision to keep her happier side at bay. "I love Lisa. Lisa’s had my back from day one, and I love and support her."

Billie said her two seasons on "Vanderpump Rules" have given her "amazing opportunities," which — at some point — she may decide to take on full time. But as of now, she’s still working at SUR.

And so is Raquel! The model started a serving job as soon as Season 7 wrapped, so we had to ask what it was like working with people who spent a full year questioning her intelligence.

"They don’t even work," James scoffed before Raquel could even answer. "I mean, how many shifts do they do? Scheana [Shay] works there a lot. Katie [Maloney] — kind of, not really… There’s a lot more girls that work at SUR."

Unfortunately, James still does not, but he assured us he and Lisa are in a "really good" place.

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