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Former Real Housewives Star Taylor Armstrong Details Heartbreaking Reason She Got Plastic Surgery

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We're so glad she has the strength to tell her story!

Former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong has lived a tumultuous life, both on screen and off.

Not only has the 43-year-old witnessed domestic abuse growing up as a child, she experienced it with her late husband Russell Armstrong who committed suicide in 2011.

With all of the chaos surrounding her, the reality TV star confessed in an episode of Oprah: Where Are They Now? — airing this Saturday — that she masked the pain with plastic surgery.

[ Related: Taylor Made A REALLY Awkward Speech At Her Wedding! ]

The mother of one revealed:

"I spent the early part of my life trying to become someone that I wasn't and I think a lot of it has to do with the shame and the guilt and all of the things I was carrying from my past."

Taylor has accused Russell of grabbing her, shoving her, pulling her hair, and throwing objects at her.

In regards to her cosmetic surgery, she dishes:

"I got new lips and new breasts and changed my hair, changed my name… It was anything I could do to try to become someone else."

The Kansas-native was born Shana Hughes and prior to her marriage to Armstrong, went by Taylor Ford, a combination of her stepfather's last name, Taylor, and the last name of her idol, designer Tom Ford.

While we are appalled by the abuse she had to go through, we applaud Taylor's honesty and we hope it will give others suffering from domestic violence the strength to rise up from their surroundings.

[Image via WENN.]

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