Taylor Armstrong

Closing the book on this season, Taylor admits her regrets, and lets us know where Snowball is.

on Jan 22, 20110

Well, our season has come to an end and in true housewives fashion, we went out with a bang, followed by a few shouts, and no shortage of tears. I felt sad watching the episode and realizing our journey was coming to a close with so many unresolved feelings and so much hurt.

I have had the best of times with the ladies, and also more sleepless nights than I care to recall. We have supported one another and hurt one another, and for my part in the latter, I have regrets. I regret that Kim and I got off to a bad start and that it has continued to loom over our relationship throughout the season.

I often wonder if we would have had a nice first meeting in Sacramento, if things would have been different for us. At my birthday party, my intention was to sit down next to her (when I asked her friend for a moment with her) and have a talk about how I felt and what went wrong. When Kim stood up as opposed to my sitting down, I knew things were going to go badly. I could tell Kim wasn't in the "mood" for a heart to heart. Lisa felt it was important for me to sort it out with Kim, but in retrospect, I should have said no and left it alone. Sometimes Kim says things she doesn't mean (as do I) and with her, I really don't understand where some of the content comes from. She is unpredictable but, that's as much as I care to say about that. On occasion, you meet a person with whom you don't seem to "click" and that, in my opinion, is what happened with Kim and I. We both had our guard up from the beginning and the results weren't favorable. I wish Kim all the best and hope we can put our pointless bickering behind us.

I regret telling Camille in New York how I found it odd that Kim was talking to me in the airport (after previously avoiding me in Sacramento). I regret it not because there was something wrong with me sharing my feelings with Camille about my personal experience with Kim, but because the mention of the word "insecure" (for a second time, after she heard it in Kyle’s apology just prior) led Camille to feel there was a consensus forming amongst the group that she was "insecure." Lisa had told me that Camille said she felt "invisible" or "insignificant" (I still can't get that straight!) being married to a celebrity. I had never seen Camille with Kelsey at that point nor had we ever discussed her "invisibility", "insignificance," or "insecurity" so, I was only answering Kim's questions based on what I was told. In any event, my comments were about my experience with Kim and were certainly never meant to stir any pot or cause any additional arguing between Kyle and Camille. That was a nightmare for us all and for whatever part my comment played in it, I regret it and apologize.

499 comments
Oklahoma Mom
Oklahoma Mom

It hurts my soul to see everyone attacking Taylor. As a former domestic violence victim of 20 years, I can't believe that she has to continue explaining herself to the public. I was abused violently for years and none of my friends ever intervened. I hid the bruises and my abuser was very careful about how he harmed me. Only my closest friends knew as there is great shame in being in an abusive relationship. Unless you've walked in her shoes, you have no idea the manipulative and controlling iron grip that an abuser can have on your life. She stayed because she had a child. She stayed becuase she was scared. She stayed for all the same reasons all domestic violence victimes stay. Russell had her convinced that she was worthless and that without him, she would fail in her life. I am looking foward to reading your book. You are a stong woman. You are a good mom. Don't let the haters get you down. You are lucky to be alive. My abuser often threatened both suicide and to kill me. I am lucky to be alive as well. Others may see you as weak. I think you are an amazingly strong woman. It takes a strong will to survive the years of mental and physical abuse. I know first hand. No one wants their child's father dead. But you now can see that if he had lived, he might have killed you and your daughter too. Much love and prayers from your home State of Oklahoma to you and your beautiful daughter.

Jaylin Jannsen
Jaylin Jannsen

All I can say is you have some nerve. And poor Russell and his family that he ever met you.

Proud American
Proud American

I concurr with the majority, you are a fake! It also dissapoints me to no end how BRAVO keeps your likeness on the show. You in my opinion, my humble world traveled, people person, intuitive self, believes that you caused Russell's demise and you did it all for the glamour of a lifestyle that is very far beyond your reach. Again, I wish your daughter success and most importantly that when she comes of age she analyze these videos very carefully.

GetRealthisyear
GetRealthisyear

Taylor, you need to be reminded that everytime you point a finger at someone there are 3 fingers pointing back at YOU. You tend to blame everyone else for problems that only you have control over.

ledhead
ledhead

I've re-watched that episode several times now to see just what was said. At one point, Kim mutters to Kyle "you need to know your place". To me that seemed a warning/reminder that Kyle DID say something that could be construed as rude - to her husband's employer. While Kim stated that she did not use those exact words, what she omitted was the actual statement she did hear. And Kim, HAVING HER SISTER'S BACK, might not want to repeat it as it would have given credence to Camille's claim rather than Kyle's. Judging from Kyle's consistent behavior, it gets harder and harder to buy her "I don't think like that - why would I say that?" defense. She DOES think like that, and she has NO problem speaking her mind.

YVI
YVI

KYLE TAYLOR IS NOT YOUR FRIEND YOUR SISTER IS!!!!!!1

Auntie Gail
Auntie Gail

Taylor, you dress well, are tall and thin and gorgeous. But you have some issues that need to be taken "outside". Leave the sisters to fix their family situation, and maybe you could work on your life and marriage instead of getting involved where you should not.

eneri8Viewer
eneri8Viewer

I do agree with your post. It seemed to me that Taylor, Kyle and Lisa were ganging up on Kim. It doesn't matter if she is an alcoholic, if indeed she is. Why would Lisa want Taylor to keep bringing up the "insecure" comment. Why won't Lisa mind her own business except that it probably is difficult to ignore the little girl's club whining on and on. It's so evident that these three are stuck in childhood and are the "bullies" on the block. I can't for the life of me understand why Kyle would kick her sister while she's down. Yes, I know, she's telling the story that we don't know what's really going on and Taylor is telling us that it's easy for us behind the computer screen. So many excuses.

Clayton
Clayton

This may have been said a thousand times here as i've not read all the posts, but maybe Kim WAS protecting her sister all along. What if Kyle DID make that comment to Camille asking why they would film her without Kelsey, and Kim didn't want to tell a lie, but didn't want to implicate her sister either, and chose to remain silent? Maybe she had her back all along and to save herself, Kyle threw her sister and her sister's reputation under the bus - that would make me not want to talk to my sister for awhile....

T.L.
T.L.

Once again on the second part of the reunion, you made Kim feel like she was the one that started the attack on you at your party. Didn't you see the way you came at her and started yelling at her in front of all your guests. You owe Kim an apology Kim was not drunk at that party and what you did at the reunion was shady. You need to stop blaming her for all your faults. I hope that your daughter will not treat people the way that you do, you'll reap what you sow, keep that in mind. You need some therapy to deal with your aggressive manners towards other people.

Just wonderin'
Just wonderin'

I couldn't agree more.......when Taylor whispered to Kyle about bringing up Kim's 'state of mind', referring to her drinking, any meager glimmer of hope that I thought Taylor possessed even a modicum of class was flushed away. How dare you, Taylor!! You are expendable in the lives of the 'real' Hollywood residents........just a wanna be and the flavor of the day.........you will be set out with the trash and the sisters will mend their relationship and spend the rest of their lives talking about what a deplorable excuse for a human being you are!! I hope your husband wakes up and tosses you out......go back to the trailer park where you belong!!

Loyal HW Viewer in Texas
Loyal HW Viewer in Texas

I think you have said it better than anyone else could have teach1995. Well said, and thank you!

TheFRAGRANTgardenia*
TheFRAGRANTgardenia*

I AGREE. AMAZING HOW THE BLOGGERS REMAIN SPOT ON WHEN IT COMES TO TAYLOR. MAYBE SHE WILL WAKE UP.

WOWTEXAS
WOWTEXAS

Well said, I felt as though Taylor never took ownership causing so much fighting. I feel she is two faced, and she make not want to watch the show again.

Observer
Observer

Taylor, please just take responsibility for your actions. Kim's "state of mind" was not a factor in the show the entire season, now on the reunion show you seem to want to use it as an excuse for everything YOU did. Everything Kim said about you was very accurate and true (her state of mind was very clear). She called you out for exactly who you are. You seem very fake and calculating.

You were the one that started the argument with Kim at your party that escalated into the big blowup between her and Kyle (much like the argument in NYC with Camille), yet when Andy called you out on it you blamed Kim. First she "jumped" up in your face then you tried to imply she was drunk. And you were the innocent victim. The only thing Kim was guilty of that night was being inarticulate.

People will respect you more if you would just be honest and own up to your part in the whole fiasco. Stop pointing fingers at others and start pointing them at yourself.

hr
hr

well stated!!

April P...
April P...

I will keep my comments to myself. However, I would like for you little "jabs" towards Kim to stop. Whether she needs help or not, do you honestly think what you're saying and doing is helpful to her? Don't kick someone when they're down is all. Stop acting like you're a dad burn beauty queen that's better than everyone. Be nice...if you know how.

Housewives Fan
Housewives Fan

I don't know if you, Taylor, agreed to lead the attacks on Kim in your contract with Bravo or not; but what you have been doing is shameful. You need to apologize (sincerely) to Kim, Kyle (for manipulating her), the rest of your castmates and viewers for your behavior. Perhaps you did not have siblings growing up; we definitely know you were abused. Clearly, these factors are contributing to your need to manipuilate, intimidate and control people.

As a minister to the abused and addicted, I advise you to get therapy as soon as possible. All of these games will definitely come back and bite your behind. If you are simply playing a role that was defined in your contract with Bravo, beg the network to change your part ASAP!

sneak
sneak

Cowardly by posting what happened? Watch the tape again, Taylor. Kim didn't do anything wrong. Even after she stood up, she listened to your rantings before commenting. If she sat, would you then complain that she was ignoring you? What a convenient excuse for everyone to dump it all on Kim and her drinking. The three of you on that side of the couch were horrible last night.

Valoria
Valoria

Like you I believe in the tooth fairy and Santa Claus.. when rich people spend money that money is spent on foreign made items like Hermes bags, gucci maseratis and the like. They arent going to Walmart, nor KMart so stop spewing nonsense. Middle class and lower class consumer spending drives the economy. good God!!! stop watching Fox News!

TOTTIE522
TOTTIE522

I agree with the veiwer who said ..Why didn't you own up to the comment stating Camille had surrogates to keep her figure.You said it Own it!

DIGNIFIEDaddict;)
DIGNIFIEDaddict;)

DO US ALL A FAVOR....go out back and pull SOME OKLAHOMA ON CEDRIC'S ASS, will you? Thanks, Taylor.

TOTTIE522
TOTTIE522

I totally agree!!! I wish Bravo would be more prepared for these kind of moments in the future...I wish Andy would have said Taylor is the one that said it.You need to own up to it TAYLOR!

Yasi
Yasi

Taylor i think you was trying to take advantage of Kyle and Kim broken relationship to insult Kim that night at your party. You did stir things up and you started couple of big dramas in this episode. I hope Kyle see real you soon and work things out with her sister.

keds130
keds130

Perfect-right to the point!! I'd like to add that if anyone is insecure, it's Taylor...she is trying to keep up with the others and does not have the same level of achievement and character-so she gets angry when her perceived "status" is slightly questioned!

ItWasntMe
ItWasntMe

Thanks! I forgot who said that! Yet another strike against Taylor.

Sistersrule
Sistersrule

You said "insignificant". It's not hard to figure out since it is actually caught on film.

Why in the world would you pick your birthday party to have a "talk" with Kim? Lisa didn't give you bad advice, you just chose to use it in the worst possible way and at the worst possible time. Take responsibility for that because you DID start what became the biggest fight Kim and Kyle have ever had in their lives.

You are not Kyle's sister and never will be.

lsphx
lsphx

Very WELL SAID!!!

teach1995
teach1995

It's incredible how fully you deny your responsibility for the drama of this season. Even more appalling is your explanation for approaching Kim at your party. Clearly, you wanted to get something off your chest and say your piece.... and, of course, Kim was supposed to stay quiet and have no desire to do likewise. Even my 8-yr-old has more social sense than that. For an adult, with the benefit now of hindsight and time to reflect, to not acknowledge how supremely arrogant and foolish that was is unbelievable. Then, to do the "ahem... something was altering her personality that night." Pretty pathetic. Take a page from Kyle and at least own your mistakes.

lelu
lelu

Well said! Kim deserves love, respect and healing just as much as anyone. You a victim of domestic volience really should be more sensitive to the emotional needs of others whatever they maybe.

Sara <3 <3
Sara <3 <3

Dear Taylor, I am rooting for you! From watching you on the show, it seems as thought you are goung through a hard time...but I really hope you can look toward the future with a bright attitude! You seem to have a good heart, and care about others.. and I really hope you continue to make the right decisions! I think you are a great person and I really wish you the best of luck with whatever is going on in your life right now!

Lana L Gaudin
Lana L Gaudin

Taylor,

I'm happy that you made some peace with this situation between you and Kim. All feelings aside, everyone needs to move on now, quit casting stones and grow from this. I look forward to the next season, just less drama next time!!

Katie S.
Katie S.

I seriously think you want to take Kim's place and be Kyle's sister. It's gross how much you suck up to her. Stop trying to come between sisters it's not flattering on a grown woman. Fix your marriage and let go of your obsession with the other women.

cordelia26
cordelia26

Taylor, I understand you were upset with Kim; leaving the issue of whether or not you were justified in confronting her aside, it was completely inappropriate to do it at your event. You should have called her and asked her to lunch so you could have discussed your issues calmly and on neutral ground. It is so gauche to make one of your guests feel uncomfortable at an event that you are hosting; you essentially made her the subject of ridicule and spectacle for the entire party. Because you initiated the argument, you had the power to diffuse it; as soon as you realized that Kim did not want to engage in the conversation, you should have laughed it off and offered her some scrumptious duck ravioli instead of leaving her with no choice but to leave, weepy and disoriented, and retreat into that dreadful limo.

Viewer, H-Town, Texas
Viewer, H-Town, Texas

Yes, I am someone behind the computer but your show ratings do go up because of us viewers hence making your show (and you) quite popular.

With that being said - you are really the odd "man" out among the ladies. You're beautiful but I think you need to stop trying to split up sisters but siding with one AGAINST the other...makes you come across "ugly." When you act the way you do (on TV), you come across wishy-washy and unkind.

Wish you luck with the upcoming season.

Katiann
Katiann

Am I the only one who realizes ALL of the drama and fighting began at the table in New York..between Kyle and Camille, Kim and Taylor, Kyle and Kim, etc. I wonder how things would have turned out if 1) Taylor would have kept her mouth shut in Camille's hotel room or 2) Taylor would had AT LEAST admitted what she said to Camille to try and diffuse the situation....hmmmmm.....anyone else think these ladies might have had a much easier go of it without MISS OKLAHOMA (on your ass)? I mean, Taylor LOL!!!!!!!

Larsen
Larsen

I still don't understand how everyone can talk about Kim's state of mind, when we saw her walk, she walked straight not stumbley, she did not slur her words and she did not stand up and attack you. When you asked if you could talk she got up, like any normal person would do. I have seen drunks, I have seen people on all sorts of drugs, and if Kim was drinking, or whatever the state of her mind..which you couldn't wait to talk about...was not abnormal.

V V
V V

I hope if you have another child, you don't have a girl...what a mess you have created by trying to interfere in Kyle and Kim's relationship...if you have another girl, please don't do the same thing to them by pitting them against each other..coming from a background of abuse, you sure are not doing anything to correct it and make yourself a better person.

Marni goldman
Marni goldman

I couldn't have said that any better.. Thank You Susan :)

NatalieH
NatalieH

Glad to hear you got a new dog. Every kid should have a dog at one point in their life. Good news!

Sandy Dee
Sandy Dee

Taylor,

I really agree with everyone about you minding your own business when it comes to someone elses family. You talk about being baited by Kim but did you see yourself at the reunion and trying to bait Kyle into gang up on her sister. You were so very wrong for doing that. I don't know if you have a sister but I have a couple of them and nobody can come between us. You seem so despeate for Kyles attention and trying to push Kim out of the picture and have Kyle all to yourself (wierd). You were also very rude when you interupted Lisa and Kyles dinner. Even if you were invited you were down right rude, and Kyle was no better. Lisa looked so upset and I truly felt so bad for her. Yet again another relationship you seem to want to destroy. This all makes you look very insecure and lost as a woman. Another thing about the reunion that you did was very disturbing and that was just shutting Kim down when she was trying to bring up the "I'll pull some Oaklahoma on your ass". Not once did Kim say anything about your charity yet that's all you kept saying over and over. You seem a little twisted and one sided. Quite frankly while you kept saying that crap to Kim and especially if you know she has a serious issue that millions of Americans deal with everyday it just proved how cold hearted and self righteous you are. You also look like you are in love with Kyle (think about it). Taylor keep in mind you will not be able to break up a family and that is excactly what you are trying to do, you should really stay away from Kyle and mind your own damn business when it comes to sisters.

Mila Suvari
Mila Suvari

I want to say something mean to you but it seems as if people beat me to the punch. I can't believe you tried to turn Kyle against Kim. Get your own family!And yes, the ongoing fight between Kyle and Camille was your fault for opening up your mouth. You owe everyone an apology.

RealViewer
RealViewer

Your behavior during the reunion show was a disappointment. And, yes, I would say the same to you in person....I am not a "coward behind a computer...."

I am a fan of the housewife shows. They are a wonderful exercise in women's personalities.....we are a complicated bunch. I see much of myself and other women I know on many of the shows. The shows create much discussion and debate.....our topics start with the shows and expand to our own lives. The highs the lows, the negatives the positives.....they are the same in every part of the country.

You put yourself on the show as did the other women. We watched, witnessed your behavior, good and bad. Camille came across as everything on the list Andy read. Camille's portrayal is due to the words from her mouth and hers alone. I couldn't stand the woman. A more pleasant and funny Camille showed up on Andy's late night....a nice surprise and relieved she isn't as bad as she was on the show.

Fake
Fake

Taylor, I was so annoyed with you by end of the season. I love how Lisa pointed out that you laugh off everything and at the most inappropriate times, too. You complain that your marriage is all business and no romance but all I saw you do is spend money on yourself and your parties. Your husband might be awkward in social settings but you certainly don't help him by ignoring him most of the time.

chrystalee
chrystalee

You owe Kim, Camille, Lisa and the viewers an apology.

QJUANA
QJUANA

Well said! How mean and rude is it to mention Kim's "state of mind" in retaliation of Kim mentioning Taylor's charity?? She has no business addressing Kim's extremely personal issues with the world...I can't stand her!