Gillian Jacobs Reveals Connection to ‘Pump Rules’ Alum Laura-Leigh

An sudden crossover! Actress Gillian Jacobs is a giant fan of Vanderpump Guidelines — and it began due to Laura-Leigh.

“You understand who I really met lengthy earlier than the present was Laura-Leigh,” the Group alum, 40, revealed through the Wednesday, April 12, episode of Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen. “I went to Juilliard, Laura-Leigh went to Juilliard. I used to be about two years out of school and one of many lecturers referred to as me and stated, ‘We have now this scholar who actually desires to do indie movies. Will you speak to her?’”

Jacobs recalled having “a really good espresso” with the previous actuality star earlier than she appeared on the hit Bravo collection. “That’s really why I began watching the present,” the Concern Avenue star added. “My boyfriend had Bravo on, I walked previous him and I used to be like, ‘What’s Laura-Leigh doing on?!’ So, I’m a day one.”

The Ladies alum famous that she didn’t communicate with Laura-Leigh however referred to her as “very pretty.”

Viewers have been launched to the aspiring actress when Vanderpump Guidelines premiered in 2013. In the course of the first season, Laura-Leigh discovered herself in a love triangle with Jax Taylor amid his on and off romance with Stassi Schroeder.

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Taylor, 43, in the end ended his relationship with Laura-Leigh after attending an Alcoholic Nameless assembly together with her. Forward of their onscreen break up, Laura-Leigh candidly mentioned her historical past with medicine earlier than getting sober.

“I began consuming after I was 12 after which acquired into meth actually closely,” she stated throughout an episode of Vanderpump Guidelines. “I used to be robbing my household’s homes, promoting all of our stuff to pawn outlets. It was actually, actually unhealthy. I do all the things as arduous as I can do it, as quick as I can do it, and but I’m nonetheless satisfied that I can have a glass of wine.”

Taylor, who has since tied the knot with Brittany Cartwright, stated he was “shocked” about his then-girlfriend’s previous, including in a confessional, “I knew a few of the issues she’s completed, however I used to be in shock. I didn’t understand it was to that extent.”

Within the season 1 finale, Laura-Leigh instructed Lisa Vanderpump she was quitting her job at SUR as a result of she booked a job alongside Jennifer Aniston in We’re the Millers. “It doesn’t really feel prefer it’s actual,” she instructed her former boss in regards to the “nice” and “hilarious” half within the 2013 movie. “I used to look at [Jennifer Aniston’s] E! True Hollywood Story at dwelling, like on my sofa in Arkansas, and be like, ‘I can try this.’”

The previous waitress has since appeared in The Shopper Checklist, Blue Bloods, Underneath the Silver Lake and a number of brief movies.

Katie Maloney not too long ago recalled her try and get in touch with Laura-Leigh, telling Andy Cohen on WWHL in March, “I’ve reached out in [the] current previous! She left me on [read].”

The “You’re Gonna Love Me” podcast host, 36, stated she didn’t suppose her former costar was involved in returning to the present.