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Why Tom Schwartz Said It Was 'Only a Matter of Time' Until Jax Taylor Would Be 'Divorced and Miserable'

Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright's marital woes are on full display in the 'Vanderpump Rules' spinoff 'The Valley' as she says, "I don't feel like he's attracted to me. Like, we don't have sex ever"

Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright's marital woes take center stage in the latest trailer for The Valley.

In the Vanderpump Rules spinoff's supertease released Monday, Jax is seemingly confident about his current stage in life — and he even expresses such to his pal and former costar Tom Schwartz.

"I've got a beautiful son. I've got a beautiful bar. I got money in the bank," says Jax, 44.

But Schwartz, 41, jokes :"It's only a matter of time before you're living with me — divorced and miserable."

Jax shoots back with a laugh, "Don't say that!"

Related: Jax Taylor Insists Separation from Wife Brittany Cartwright Is 'Not Divorce': 'We're Together'

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Even though the men were joking at the time, Schwartz's comment now seems foreboding given how the trailer goes on to show a range of marital problems for the couple, who announced their separation on Feb. 29.

In the teaser, Brittany has "baby fever" and is even seen checking pregnancy tests. Yet, Jax believes "bringing in another human being" is "worrisome to me." His remark sparks an emotional reaction from the Kentucky native, leading the House of Villains alum to advise his wife not to cry.

"See, I can't even have an emotion," says the mother to Cruz, 35.

"No, you can't," says Jax.

Related: Brittany Cartwright Says Her 'Focus Is on Being the Best Mom' to Son Cruz amid Separation from Jax Taylor

<p>Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal/Getty ; Charles Sykes/Bravo/Getty</p> Brittany Cartwright and Jax Taylor on 'Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen'.

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Brittany Cartwright and Jax Taylor on 'Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen'.

The next scene shows Brittany sharing her struggles as a wife with a friend: "I don't feel like he's attracted to me. Like, we don't have sex ever."

And as Jax notes how "it's so hard to be married sometimes," one of their costars mentions that "there's a rumor about Jax cheating online." He is then shown confessing to Brittany: "I don't know how to manage raising a child, raising a family, starting a business."

Later, on what appears to be a group getaway, the pair are seen fighting in front of their friends. "You're my f---ing husband, and you're trying to make me look like I'm a bad person. F--- you," says Brittany as Jax adds, "She has a f---ing problem."

Related: Brittany Cartwright Admits to 'Ups and Downs' amid Rumors of Marital Strain with Husband Jax Taylor

<p>Felix Kunze/Bravo</p> (L-R) Brittany Cartwright and Jax Taylor.

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(L-R) Brittany Cartwright and Jax Taylor.

Brittany announced the couple's separation in February after four years of marriage. Sharing the news on their joint podcast When Reality Hits, she said the pair are "taking time apart" and noted that she "made the decision to move into another home to take some space for the sake of my mental health."

"I'm taking one day at a time," she added. "I don’t know what the future holds, but right now my focus is on being the best mom to Cruz and I love you guys. Pray for us and everything will be just fine. We’re good."

Related: The Valley's Partiers–Turned–Parents Navigate the 'Next Chapter' — and Try Not to Curse Around Kids (Exclusive)

Jax and Brittany aren't the only ones tackling major life hurdles on The Valley.

Jesse and Michelle Lally, for one, have a candid chat about their future as he asks: "Do you want this relationship to work?"

"I don't know," Michelle admits.

Jason and Janet Caperna also have a vulnerable conversation, as Janet wonders, "Do you think everybody was just as happy as us before they had kids?"

<p>Felix Kunze/Gizelle Hernandez/Bravo</p> (L-R) Luke Broderick, Kristen Doute, Jax Taylor, Nia Booko, Danny Booko, Brittany Cartwright, Jason Caperna, Janet Caperna, Michelle Lally and Jesse Lally of 'The Valley' are pictured.

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(L-R) Luke Broderick, Kristen Doute, Jax Taylor, Nia Booko, Danny Booko, Brittany Cartwright, Jason Caperna, Janet Caperna, Michelle Lally and Jesse Lally of 'The Valley' are pictured.

A teary-eyed Kristen Doute expresses frustration over constantly being "the only one who ever has to own my s---." In the next scene, her castmate Nia Booko yells at her, saying, "Do you know what you have done to my marriage, and my life, and my daughter?"

"I didn't sign up for this all over again just to go through it again," Kristen, 41, later adds. "I'd rather be on Vandepump Rules."

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The Valley premieres March 19 at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo, with episodes streaming the next day on Peacock.

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