We've heard it said that there are three sides to every story: His, Hers, and the Truth.
In the case of Taylor Armstrong's alleged abusive relationship with husband Russell Armstrong, all we'll ever have to go on is her version of the details of their marriage. For many years, she has been portrayed as a rather sheltered woman, never speaking illy once about her relationship and home life. Then, her husband committed suicide and wave of revelations came to light about the way he treated her and the physical abuse.
But how much of it is true? How much do we believe? With her autobiography coming out, everyone anyone would ever want to know about this Real Housewives star and her marriage will be at their fingertips, but perhaps not everything she writes is completely factual.
When Taylor appeared on Dr. Phil last September, she recounted one of the far more shocking fights with Russell in which he apparently gave her a black eye. Her story goes that Russell confronted Taylor "when they got home" from her 40th birthday party at the Four Seasons Hotel, insisting that she cheated on him and punched her in the eye. The injury was apparently so bad, Taylor almost lost her eye.
But shortly after that, Taylor's story changed. In another interview, she explained that the fight went down in their room at the Four Seasons, not a at "home" list she said in her original account. When asked to explain the discrepancy, Taylor said, “I just meant when we got home to the hotel.”
But then, she was asked about a tweet she sent out the following morning, the day after the alleged fight, in which she told her followers she was sitting poolside and basking in the weather. When asked why she would stay the next day and party at the pool with a black eye, Taylor said, “No, no. I had orbital floor blowout—never a black eye from the punch.”
So then, if she didn't have a black eye, what was the photograph she showed Dr. Phil all about? Her explanation: an example of her face after her July 5, 2011, reconstructive surgery, which included inserting titanium mesh inside her orbital floor to, literally, keep her eyeball in the socket.
Seems like she has an answer for every thing … but is it the truth???
We don't want to believe this woman would go to such lengths as to drag her husband's name through the mud merely for attention and fame, especially considering the severity of her allegations.
But do we put it past her?
[Image via WENN.]