During season one of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, cast member Taylor Armstrong was clearly having marital issues. Now she has revealed she was abused.
This is serious stuff. You could definitely tell this woman was having some kind of issues last season. She seemed weepy, constantly upset, and admitted to issues in her marriage.
Though it came off pretty bad on the show, Taylor has revealed the situation behind the scenes was far worse. She has filed for divorce after five years of marriage, and has just alleged that her husband Russell Armstrong, both physically and verbally abused her.
In an interview with People magazine, she said: “I’m mad at myself for tolerating things I should not have tolerated from the first moment.” Going on to say that Russell “grabbed and shoved her, pulled her hair and thrown objects at her.”
Russell denies pulling her hair, but did admit to pushing her.
“Did I push her? Yes, maybe things happened in the heat of the moment, but it was during a time in our lives that was not characteristic of who we were. This show has literally pushed us to the limit.”
Russell clearly hated being on the show, but also came off as a jerk. He worked all the time, and seemed like he was checked out mentally. On the other hand, his work is what afforded them their luxurious lifestyle, which must be why she “fell’ for him in the first place.
Last season, Taylor revealed that she was exposed to domestic violence as a child and has worked for women’s shelter for a number of years.
The couple has a 5-year-old daughter.
I think this was the right call, clearly no one was happy and that is an unhealthy relationship, especially for a child to be around.
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