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Taylor Armstrong Recounts Husband's Suicide On Watch What Happens

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We sincerely hope that her bravery throughout this entire ordeal can inspire others in similar situations to break the cycle.

It's been pretty uncomfortable watching castmember Taylor Armstrong display increasingly more frantic, intense signs of battered women's syndrome this season on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, especially with the information we know now and her husband Russell's suicide back in August, and the reality star appeared last night on Watch What Happens Live after one of the her most tragic episodes yet, to offer an explanation as to why she was acting out the way she was during filming, and debut the cover for her upcoming memoir, in which she chronicles her life trapped in the cycle of abuse, called Hiding from Reality: My Story of Love, Loss and Finding the Courage Within.

Check out some highlights from her emotional interview (above)!

Not easy to watch. And all the more heartwrenching to know that so many women face similar, horrific situations without anyone even suspecting a thing.

Again, however, we commend Taylor for her efforts and having the strength to want to her share her story and help others. We're keeping you and wonderful little Kennedy in our thoughts.

Check out the cover of her new memoir…AFTER THE JUMP!


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48 comments to “Taylor Armstrong Recounts Husband's Suicide On Watch What Happens

  1. 1

    I think that it is great that after all these months she can still use this "tragedy" to get her name in the blogs.

  2. 2

    Kyle, give back Kim's house!!!
    Mauricio's career is making alot of money…why steal from her?

  3. cika says – reply to this


    What a shameless k*nt, trying to profit from her husband's suicide. Go away, already.

  4. 4

    UUUUGH!!! I'm SO sick of these people!! She USED his death to promote her fame! Does she really have NO shame? and to talk about her daughter seeing her father dead is horrific! ZERO Class!!

  5. 5

    Check out the cover of her new memoir…AFTER THE JUMP! ….. For a moment, I thought "AFTER THE JUMP!" was the title of her book. As in, he jumped off a building or something.

  6. 6

    The woman is a LUNATIC and needs to be committed
    Russell Armstrong's family must rescue his little girl, can anyone begin to imagine how that poor child has been so screwed up having this wreck as a provider
    I would never watch the show, but just from bits & pieces it looks very sad, very dangerous
    Whoever puts this shit on, should be ashamed of themselves

  7. 7

    Disgusting!!! Whatever happened to privacy?

  8. 8

    Re: cikaRe: GiGi-K – Somehow, this blog tends to be ab outlet to bash women and be sexist…Have we forgotten that she was abused by a disgusting husband? Yet, you blame her? IF you knew anything about abuse, speaking about it and allowing conversation is key to prevention. These cowardly men do it in the shadows and WOMEN NEED TO BRING IT PUBLIC….I am not a huge fan of hers or any of these fame people….However, to bully and criticize a woman who clearly has had abuse in her life if just misongyny and insensitivity at its worst….what is wrong with you people????

  9. 9

    She play's the ABUSE wife to the point that she looks like she's trying out for a role in a movie..
    It's makes it REALLY hard to believe anything she say's…

  10. 10

    Re: Shelah – SHOULD ABUSE EVER BE PRIVATE? NEVER!! How are you people not getting that this NEEDS to be spoken about publically due to abuse being at epidemic levels? Are you that blind?

  11. 11

    There is just something about this story that doesn't add up. If I were the police, I would be investigating it. One thing that seems odd is on Season 1, If I recall accurately, she gave a speech about domestic violence at a shelter in front of her husband, the alleged abuser. That seems unlikely. Also seemed kind of like she had set him up this season. Wonder if he really killed himself and/or why?

  12. 12

    Oh fuck off. Her bravery my ass. This bitch is profiting off of her daughters dads death for christ sake. Get a fucking clue you gay bastard.

  13. 13

    her lips killed him

  14. 14

    I find it kind of hard to believe someone who upon googling her name and the word SCAMMER you can clearly see there's a lot more to her than we know. I also find it hard to trust someone who changes their name 4 times! I guess the title of her new book is very fitting…. she is definitely "hiding from reality".

  15. TLA says – reply to this


    I think Taylor will do anything for attention. The whole time Russell was alive she denied anything was wrong. Now that he is dead, she says she was in fact abused. Now that he can't defend himself. She was so mad at Camille for talking about the abuse now she is writing a book about it. She loved living off of Russells $$ and now that he is not here to con anmore for her she will put on the old poor Taylor act. Waaa Waaa Just shut up and go away.

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  17. 17

    She Makes Me Sick I thought Daniel Staub was horrible but she takes the cake by the way eat some cake Taylor. I didn't like Camile the first season but so far she's the only I enjoy watching this season like Camile said Taylor was the one telling every house wife all these things about her husband and then acting as if nothing happened 5 minutes later. I would not purchase your book if you bought it for me and paid me to read it publicity whore.

  18. 18

    I totally agree with the many comments. She should be ashamed of herself, trying to profit from her childs fathers suicide!!!! We will never really know the truth…and you know what…we dont need too!!!! She should keep this private and not profit by talking about another person who is not here to defend himself! This is her child's father!!! If the abuse happened, she should have picked up her child and left the situation. But insted…it was all about the $$$$$$ Im sure. Her botox and fancy clothes were more important then her child and her own safety. As for those who commented about us forgetting she was "abused and a victim"….who really knows. I say WHO KNOWS…please dont think every women who cries abuse is telling the truth. For all we know, her late husband could have been abused by her. he probably had to work himself to death, to keep up with the insane amount of money she spent. Have you seen how psycho she has been on the show???You really think she dont go ape shit on her husband? Please……even the women said they saw no signs of abuse…just whatever she told them….she is disgusting and needs mental help. i also agree that her child needs to be removed and sent with family members who do not use this tradgedy to profit from!

  19. 19

    im confused. did she just say she was abused because of her own flaws and not because of the abuser??
    She said that right after she said the cycle of abuse is so hard to understand… apparently it is, cuzy you just got it ALL wrong

  20. 20

    Doesn't seem to keep her from writing a book and talking shit about her husband….

    She is an unstable bitch…..Russell is not here to defend himself…shame on her..

  21. 21

    Re: HoneyBadgerGirl – Seriously moron…..RUSSELL IS NOT HERE TO DEFEND HIMSELF…..stop assuming everything that comes out of her mouth is the truth.

  22. 22

    Re: sanfran1 – Seriously moron…..RUSSELL IS NOT HERE TO DEFEND HIMSELF…..stop assuming everything that comes out of her mouth is the truth.

  23. 23

    Re: Whatevers!!! – Mauricio is a mexican……GROSS! her daughter is a half breed……..and fugly.

  24. 24

    Wait, so this man abuses her for years, has admitted to some of it, kills himself not caring about his child or family, and she isn't allowed to speak about what it did to her state of mind? You people are stupid as fuck! She can say whatever the hell she wants to say about it. Maybe some of you need to get abused to the point that she did and then have that person kill themselves so you can find their lifeless body hanging. Maybe then you will understand why she is talking about it. And really, she is on a reality show, you really think the media wasn't going to ask her questions? What gives you fuckers the right to dictate what she should and shouldn't say anyway? Get the fuck out of here!

  25. 25

    What's really uncomfortable is looking at Taylor's fake face. Sorry but I think she is essentially a grifter who will do and say anything for fame and money. Even exploit a suicide.

  26. 26

    Re: LE BAMBI LOU BOP SHE BOP – she's a proven LIAR and absolute golddigger. She virtually admitted in season 1 that her marriage was about status. Then we're supposed to believe she's heartbroken over his death? Like hell. And its funny she can start blabbing about it all now he cant defend himself. And she's blabbing for money! Nevermind about trashing her daughters father. That kid will hate her for this one day.

  27. 27

    Taylor had already started to leak that he was abusive BEFORE his death. He confimed that he has pushed her in anger and that things had 'gotten out of control" Like her or not, I don't think she is lying about being abused.

  28. 28

    She's been abused, all right. I'm just glad both she and her daughter are out of this, and I hope to god that she will not go into another relationship like this. Unfortunately, I think she will.

  29. 29

  30. 30

    Re: someonewithabrain – If you knew the psychology behind abusive relationships, you would not find it "unlikely". It is in fact very likely.

  31. 31

    Re: thats loo2you – Exactly.

  32. 32

    I am pretty emotional and if this was someone else I would probably feel sad, but i couldn't even muster up a tear for her

  33. 33

    Re: Lasqueesha – She could be the world's biggest liar, but Russell admitted that things have got a bit physical between them and he has a long rap sheet which included beating his other wife. So, if this "liar" got her ass kicked by him and had to walk into her home with her daughter, and find him hanging, then who the hell are any of you to say that she has no right to speak about him "because he is not here to defend himself"? That's just stupid to me. If someone beat the shit out of any of you and hanged themselves for you and your child to find their body, I'm sure you would be talking about it too, PERIOD.

  34. 34

    does every friggin video have to start with that Tori Spelling trash? I already know what day/ time to not be watching it. Reverse advertisement, over kill makes u hate the advertisers.

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  36. 36

    Abused my ass. I've seen abused women my whole life and they don't STRIVE for attention. She kept telling her friends how her husband hit her, yet THEY CONFIRMED there were never any physical signs on her. umm as far as i remember, when i saw my own mother who was abused she had a black eye or bruises everywhere. Taylor knows that this story of hers will get her sympathy but sorry Taylor not everyone is as gullible and stupid as you think.

  37. 37

    Re: YoUpperLip – yep, i agree!

  38. 38

    Re: RAY2RAY – couldn't have said it better…

  39. 39

    so why not go off tv or the news for 5 seconds i swear these people are addicted to fame

  40. 40

    Re: FromNJ23 – I'm sorry to hear this, but Russell did admit to the abuse. She was also hospitalized at a time because of it. Also, there is different kinds of abuse. There's emotional, verbal, psychological, sexual and physical. Not everyone of these gives external or visual injuries. Many abusers are also very calculating, they know how to hit and where to hit so the abuse won't be apparent to the naked eye. Unfortunately you have experience with this, thus I find it strange that you seemingly don't know these things.

  41. 41

    We know she was injured, but there is NO evidence that her dead husband abused her. NONE. I hate men who hit women, but the only person's word we have for his "abuse" of her is HER word, and she's a money-hungry fame whore who is milking this shit for all it's worth. Mario, you commend anyone who is trash, and you're a fucking moron. You need a beat-down on a daily basis just because you're an idiot.

  42. 42

    Re: La Garse – Don't you read any of the other comments…?

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  44. 44

    I don't understand why Taylor blamed Camille? She was the one who told the other housewives that she was abused by her husband. Camille just repeated what she told her. Taylor didn't want to listen what others said. She was histerically screaming and yelling at Brandy's house. I'm so tired to see Taylor played with her mouth/lips.

  45. 45

    She's such a fraud. She's a liar. We're still waiting to see the x-rays of the broken jaw and which doctors and hospitals repaired it. And a facial injury - a broken jaw, no less, takes a long OBVIOUS time to heal. Bravo and everyone in Beverly Hills missed that part? And where is one report from doctors or Bravo camera crews or producers to POLICE? Is there a police report of her broken jaw even by her? She's exploiting a man she pushed to suicide. He killed himself over finances and not because he was a wife-beater.

  46. 46

    Re: mitri2010 – She got mad and pushed Camille G. away because she'd been exposed as a liar. Taylor is the sort of liar who tells everyone "in strict confidence" a load of BS making them promise not to tell anyone else. They're not expecting any of them to then tell. And if they do, the main point (in this case of abuse and a broken jaw) becomes secondary to how the person "betrayed" the secret. Its all a BS secret, of course. But that's why Taylor A. would push away and alienate (and try to discredit) the person whom she's confided in. You're beaten? Jaw broken? Afraid for your life? And your biggest problem is with the friend you told? Its because her bs and not abuse was exposed publicly.

  47. 47

    Go back into hiding, famemonger. I just don't care about this girl and I'm a survivor of domestic violence! Her book is going to end up in the bargain bin.

  48. 48

    Re: sanfran1 – I am a survivor of domestic abuse. For years, I had a boyfriend who kicked the crap out of me on a regular basis, so, YES, I know all about it, and I still don't believe everything she says.