Russtay is "a work in progress," but still intact.

on Dec 13, 2010 - The Dish

Taylor Armstrong of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Taylor Armstrong's marriage is a far-cry from being described as nausea-inducing and packed with PDA. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star herself even called her relationship with Texas native Russell Armstrong 80 percent business and 20 percent romance.

Despite the lack of swoon-worthy moments between the duo, Taylor insists they're not packing for a trip to Splitsville anytime soon.

"Anyone who's been married recognizes that marriage has its ups and downs," the Oklahoma girl tells E! Online. "When you have two grown adults with history and their own views and perceptions, you're going to have challenges from time to time. It's a work in progress. We're doing the best we can and really focusing on our family."

Although Russell can unintentionally come across to viewers as slightly bleh, Taylor calls him "a charismatic guy and a lot of fun. [Russell] has never done this before. I think it's going to take longer to see his character develop fully."

Same goes for Taylor's funny bone. "I don't think people are getting my sense of humor," she spills. So that line about Russell leaving her for a younger woman one day? Purely said for a laugh.

"I was making a joke because that's a common theme in Beverly Hills."