The Valley: Meet the Cast, Watch Previews, and More

'The Valley' on Bravo

“We still have all the drama, we just brought it to The Valley,” says Vanderpump Rules alum Brittany Cartright in a preview of Bravo’s newest series The Valley, which premieres Tuesday, March 19 at 9pm ET. Here’s a sneak peek at what to expect.



What is The Valley

Cartwright, along with her husband Jax Taylor and longtime friend Kristen Doute are among the familiar faces that will be guiding us on our journey to The Valley (as in the San Fernando Valley), a popular suburb just north of West Hollywood where we first met the trio. Gone are the days of bartending, bottle service, and brawling in the back alley at SUR, and in comes a more domesticated lifestyle of baby bottles, new business ventures, and turns out … SURviving the same drama in a different font. 

Friendship dynamics, marriage and parenthood are the driving themes of the new series, putting the spotlight on a group of reformed party animals taking on the “next chapter” in their lives. 


Who is on the cast of The Valley? 

*All cast bios courtesy of Bravo


Brittany Cartwright and Jax Taylor

Jax and Brittany went from clubbing every night with their friends to watching cartoons every morning with their toddler, Cruz, and they wouldn’t have it any other way. While Jax used to proclaim he never wanted to settle down and have kids, that all changed when he met the love of his life, Brittany. Far away from their relatives in Kentucky and Florida, Jax and Brittany call the Valley home and have made friends their family. Now married for more than four years, the couple is often the voice of reason and the glue that holds the group together.

Kristen Doute and Luke Broderick

After her last breakup, Kristen came to the realization that she was ready to have a baby and as life would have it, that’s when she met Luke at a wedding in Colorado. An outdoorsman who enjoys fishing and hunting in the Rocky Mountains, Luke is no fan of the hustle and bustle of Hollywood but has chosen to reside in the Valley to be with Kristen. This duo has a lot to juggle including starting a family, caring for three dogs, running multiple businesses, and not to mention, figuring out which state they want to call home.

Danny and Nina Booko

Danny and Jax met on a night out in L.A. and instantly clicked when they realized they were both raised in Michigan with similar values. Once Brittany met Nia, a former Miss USA, their friendship was solidified. Deep into parenting with three children all under the age of 2, Danny and Nia find themselves busy with raising their kids, minivan shopping and figuring out just how far into the Valley they’ll move.

Jason and Janet Caperna

Having lived in the same area in West Hollywood alongside Jax, Brittany and Kristen, Janet has been friends with the three for many years and made the leap to the Valley with her husband, Jason. A former executive assistant, Janet is taking a break from her career to focus on her newborn.  Jason is a successful attorney who can argue both sides of any situation. Recently welcoming their first child, the couple is ready to begin their lives as first-time parents.

Jesse Lally and Michelle Saniei Lally

Jesse has been friends with Jax since the two lived and modeled together in New York. Now, Jesse and his wife Michelle have a 3-year-old daughter and are a team of luxury real estate brokers in L.A. The couple sells homes to the top 1% of the top 1%, and they cultivate their clientele in the city and abroad. They’re discovering that a fast-paced lifestyle can be a challenge to balance alongside marriage and parenthood.

Jasmine Goode

A former SURver, Jasmine is settling into her next chapter of life after her time as an NFL cheerleader and a member of the Bachelor Nation. Now she’s working to get her real estate career off the ground under Michelle’s mentorship. Although she isn’t looking to have kids at this moment, she’s hoping for a family someday with her girlfriend Melissa.

Zack Wickham

Brittany’s best friend from college, Zack is a gym-goer who loves partying and dancing the night away in the West Hollywood scene. As the only single member in the group, Zack is its de facto confidant and often the only mediator between different gossiping factions.  


Are Jax and Brittany still together?

On the heels of the announcement of the new series, Bravo fans were shocked to learn that Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright are allegedly “taking time apart.” Bravo confirmed the announcement in an Instagram post on Feb. 29, stating that the couple is distancing themselves from each other and Cartwright is moving “into another home.” Taylor then clarified days later that “this is not divorce” and that he and Cartwright were living together again. 



The series trailer certainly alluded to some trouble in paradise, and speculative fans pointed out that Jax only mentioned that he has a “beautiful son, a beautiful bar, and money in the bank” in a preview – conveniently leaving out his wife. We also see Taylor telling Cartwright “don’t cry” to which she complains that she “can’t even have an emotion.” Cartwright also reveals that she and Taylor are “never” intimate and that she feels he “isn’t attracted” to her anymore. Cheating rumors and insults fly between the couple, which makes the news of their split much more believable. 

A split between newbies Jesse and Michelle Lally has also come to light just days before the premiere. Bravo’s Daily Dish reports that the Lally’s confirmed their divorce on March 14. The former couple, who married in 2018, declined to walk the red carpet together at the premiere of The Valley the very same day they announced their separation. 


How do I watch The Valley?

The Valley premieres Tuesday, March 19 at 9/8c on Bravo – Ch. 129 with DISH. Vanderpump Rules fans can also relive the best of Jax, Brittany, and Kristen with DISH On Demand! 

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