'Vanderpump Rules' Star Jax Taylor's Tribute To His Late Father Will Make You Cry — PHOTO

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Today's gotta be a tough one for Vanderpump Rules star Jax Taylor. On Tuesday, June 12, Jax wished his late father a happy birthday on Instagram and Twitter. The Bravolebrity shared a photo and a moving message in honor of his dad's first birthday since his passing. Jax wrote,

This glass of Fireball's for you tonight, Ron.

Jax’s father, Ronald Cauchi, passed away from cancer on Dec. 27, 2017. He was 61. The day after dad died, Jax tweeted,

Jax opened up about the death of his father at the Pump Rules Season 6 reunion, telling Andy Cohen that the loss has driven him to change his unsavory ways once and for all. Co-star Kristen Doute agreed that he’s turned over a significant leaf, adding, “He had to be very vulnerable and very honest and stop putting on this front of whatever emotion he was feeling."

And Brittany sees the change in Jax as well. As she told Bustle just last month,

Brittany tweeted a sweet birthday message to Jax's father on Tuesday, too. She posted, "Happy Birthday in Paradise Ron" with a photo taken at her departed father-in-law's 60th birthday.

The last several days of Jax’s life have been packed with emotional highs and lows. On Thursday, June 7, Jax proposed to Brittany. She said yes, they celebrated with their co-stars, and the owner of classic Malibu eatery Neptune’s Net snapped a photo that confirmed the Pump Rules camera crew caught the moment on film. After three years of dating (and three years of major ups and major downs), the two Pumpers are now betrothed to one another.

Oof, Jax's line about wishing his dad could be part of his and Brittany's wedding day cuts right to the core. Sending love and light (and Fireball, of course) to Jax and his family during their time of grief.