In an exclusive interview with E! News, the happy couple revealed the special meaning behind their son’s moniker.
“I was probably around five months pregnant when we finally decided on Cruz,” Brittany explained, adding, “Cruz means ‘cross,’ and coming from a religious family I thought that was amazing. I also, of course, think it’s super cute and goes with Cauchi so perfectly.”
“A lot of people don’t realize that Cauchi is Jax’s real last name,” she continued. “His late father’s last name is Cauchi so, of course, we wanted to continue his legacy with our son and family. Michael is Jax’s middle name and his uncle/godfather’s name. As an added plus, Michael has always been my mom’s favorite boy’s name ever so she was so excited.”
While it’s unclear what Jax and Brittany are cooking up next since leaving Vanderpump Rules in December, one thing is certain: They are loving their new parenthood roles.
“My dad instincts kicked in and everything else in life seems insignificant,” Jax told E! News as he awaited the arrival of his baby boy. “I can honestly say I have never been as happy as I am right now. I now know this was the role I was born to play.”