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Taylor Armstrong Planned On Divorcing Russell To Stay On Real Housewives! Uncomfortable…

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Before Russell Armstrong killed himself, Taylor Armstrong was ready to divorce him in order to stay on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, says a close source.

According to an insider, Russell sent Bravo threatening letters regarding possible lawsuits if allegations of his abusive behavior ever aired.

Knowing Russell didn't have a leg to stand on, Bravo still decided they weren't worth the trouble and stopped filming the couple. But Taylor wasn't gonna have that!

The source explains:

During filming of the show, as the season progressed, Russell started sending blistering letters and emails to Bravo and NBC Universal executives threatening lawsuits. Russell was furious that Taylor had discussed their serious marital issues, including the fact that he hit her on multiple occasions, and that the fellow housewives were now talking about it on the show.

Russell would have had no legal leg to stand on because it was Taylor who was telling the girls this stuff. Bravo and NBC decided that Russell and Taylor were more trouble than they were worth, and decided to end filming with them, as soon as it became apparent that Russell was going to continue down that path.

Taylor decided to pursue the separation first, but then she thought to get back on the show, she would need to file for divorce, so that she could appear on the show again, if she promised executives that she was leaving him for good.

[She knew] for a very long time that she needed to leave Russell because of the verbal and physical abuse. Being taken off a show that she loved doing because of his actions was the catalyst that finally made her pull the trigger on her marriage. Russell knew he was going to be exposed and was in full damage control mode. Ultimately, there was nothing he could do to stop it.

Wow. This story just keeps unfolding, doesn't it??

It's still really sad, and really, really eery…

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21 comments to “Taylor Armstrong Planned On Divorcing Russell To Stay On Real Housewives! Uncomfortable…”



  1. 1

    Yixe!



  2. 2

    Kyle, give back Kim's house…it's not right and you know it.
    Kim is right, you did steal her house…remember kabbalah?

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    Wouldn't the show have been her financial ticket out of that sort of relationship? So who could blame her, really, she has a child, and would need that money.



  4. 4

    wow, interesting. Sad that it simply took the action of being taken off the show and loss of fame to help her leave an abusive husband. People say she needed the money to take care her of her daughter but couldn't she have…taken a JOB? Yeah remember those? jobs…crazy, I know. Not to kick someone when they are down but priorities sure wasn't her strong suit.



  5. 5

    The only thought that can go through my mind about her when I see her is, "Why did she do that to her lips?" This picture doesn't show it so badly but most do. So many celebs and faux-celebs do plastic surgery all wrong!



  6. 6

    Because she's a fraud and a fake. She's a liar. She claims to have had her jaw broken by him. Where are any x-rays to that effect (and WHO made the x-rays but never reported such "abuse" to authorities as is the law)? She's abused and terrified but …wishes to continue with a REALITY TV SHOW? Makes ZERO sense. She LIED to all of the other people on the show and got caught lying. And she's been busy spinning more b.s. ever since. She's an embarrassment to any persons truly suffering any real domestic abuse. BRAVO should be ashamed of itself for keeping her on the air. She's a CON ARTIST whose lies led to the suicide of her husband whom she choice to destroy for profit.



  7. 7

    Re: Adorable Kevy – None of us really knows what happened behind closed doors in that home but I tend to agree with what your saying for some reason. She does seem to be lying and trying to cover up the lies. There isn't one woman on this earth that should ever be abused by anyone but was she really abused or was she making all this up for the attention and fame on the show ? Does anyone besides her really know ?



  8. 8

    I wonder how many times she beat him up in private? I guess we will never know. So sad.



  9. 9

    The more we learn about this stuff… the more I can't help but think she killed him.The motive is really starting to show now, especially if NBC and Bravo was threatening to fire her because of him.



  10. 10

    I think the little weasel (Andy Cohen ?) who does this show , needs to be held accountable
    The Armstrong family should to sue his ass off
    He feeds anti semites with his greed and bad behavior



  11. 11

    There is something so fishy about her and his death. Someone should investigate.



  12. 12

    I do not & never have believed for 1 second that Taylor "fako" Armstrong aka Shana Hughes ever got beat up by anyone including this poor sap of a husband of hers. She never once had bruises & was so willing to go back home to him, go to Vegas, go to parties.
    & Run to him for money & anything else. Once she started making big dollars on RHOBH thats when she figured she'd dump this guy. She is a grifter, a liar & a huge phoney. Who paid for her breast implants, lip implants, capped teeth & eye lift. Russell did & that show did. She is a coke monkey a drama queen & a liar. Kick her off that show & Kim "meth head" Richards too.



  13. 13

    This chic is so fake she'd blow a dead body on camera for fame. Untalented, lazy, blood sucking mooch & lair. Shana you should be a shamed of yourself.



  14. 14

    and now the whore is writing a book about it……

    Russell can't defend himself…..Taylor is a liar…



  15. 15

    Re: Whatevers!!! – Kyle is married to a mexican…what makes you think she even goes to sabbath or church……..Kyle is a bully.



  16. 16

    Re: anniebanannie51248 – we all know that if Taylor was put into the hospital because of a broken jaw it would have been all over the news……



  17. 17

    Re: anniebanannie51248 – My belief is that "Taylor" is a fame whore. I mean, we can't forget that this abused woman sought out to become a cast member on the show. I don't know if a woman dealing with such horrific abuse sets out to join the cast of a tv show. You would think she'd have other things on her plate. And I believe she flirted with disaster. I think she knew she didn't have a "storyline" and that flirting with some sort of "poor me" scenario blew up into vague claims of an abusive husband - and snowballed from there. There are people who will do all she did and more to be on tv and for attention. I think even Bravo sensed that as they stopped filming them. Even "Taylor's" tact to file for divorce - to stay on the show (and not for her own sanity or safety) is most telling. And again, to be so horrifically PHYSICALLY abused with tons of producers, cameras and people around/watching - but no one sees or has an evidence of ANY such things happening is also telling. I'm sure her husband and she fought and yelled. But that isn't a broken jaw or beatings. Even NOW "Taylor" produced NO EVIDENCE. She doesn't because she can't.



  18. 18

    she's a constant victim.
    i bet she had something to do w.her husbands death too.
    bitch is evil.



  19. 19

    if What Taylor is saying has any truth to it (doubtful) at all she should quietly bow out of the scene. Taylor ran around telling these women of RHOBH she was being abused and her child was in danger yet you stayed ? when you gave the speech at you charity for domestic abuse survivors all you could speak of is what you had and where you came from and where you live now ? it was telling more about her than her situation, my child means more than status or money if you had both you why stay ?



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    Honestly, I believe both Russell and Taylor were in on a scam to sue someone and make money. They needed it and some of the others had it. Taylor just went a step farther, she told more than the plan was, when Russell found out (at the White Party), yes, he saw the light Taylor double crossed him, and Bravo had tons on film they were going to make him look bad so he went wild trying to find a way out of Taylors double cross, The one thing Taylor never thought of was getting black balled due to the fact her fellow cast members would refuse to be near her for fear of law suits, so she conviently decides to divorce Russell at this point and remain on the show. Everyone knows the end of the story, and I so often wonder if Taylor has any real remorse to the low that she put Russell to. They both were in on this and Taylor is aprently the better con artist and liar. Anyway that is what I think. I wish Bravo would just stay away from the woman.



  21. 21

    Re: myshoethtfelloff – Yes, I can ponder on that too. Russell was a con artist, so is or was or still is, Taylor, and as you say possibly worse.