Taylor Armstrong

Taylor reflects on Farrah's triumph, and Camille's pain, and asserts that there's no such thing as too many friends.

on Jan 13, 20110

First and foremost, congratulations to Farrah on a job well done. You have so much to be proud of, and I wish you all the success you so deserve as you go forward into your career.

Watching Kyle prepare for her first child to graduate from college pulled at my heartstrings. As a Mother of a little one, it is hard to envision that she will someday be leaving home for a life of her own. During Kyle’s speech I couldn’t help but think about how that day will feel. Kyle, Mauricio, and Guraish (Farrah’s father) have done a beautiful job raising Farrah and you could see the pride on their faces as she received her diploma. The celebration was truly special, and I felt blessed to be a part of such an intimate gathering.

As far as friendships go, I have lots of them. I introduce my different groups of friends to one another in hopes that they will then become close as well. I have introduced friends of mine to one another that have ultimately become best friends, and it brings me nothing but JOY. I am not jealous of my friend’s friendships and believe that we could all use as many friends as possible in this life. Enough said.

Seeing Camille in this episode made me sad. I cannot imagine the hurt in her heart having experienced the cold rejection she received surrounding the Tony Awards. After thirteen years of marriage, she certainly deserved more respect. I have said before that Camille is incredibly strong and once again, she showed that strength. For her to attend the Tony Awards and put on a happy face for the cameras must have been gut wrenching. Watching her preparing to attend the event with her husband for the last time, and knowing what we now know, I cried for her. Most of us have had our heart broken at least once, and the feeling you get in the pit of your stomach when you are devastated by someone you love is without comparison.

As a Mother, I can only imagine how consumed she must have been thinking about the well being of her children and what their life would be like having their parents on either side of the country. When she was with Mason at dance class, smiling through her pain, I just wanted to give her a big hug. We have all had days where we have to put on a smile for our children so they don’t feel our sadness or concerns, but this must have been overwhelmingly difficult. My heart goes out to her.

253 comments
Carolyn44
Carolyn44

I don't mean to be cruel Taylor, but the people who vet the cast should NEVER let you participate in this 'programme'. you are a bit of a drama queen, and no one is saying you are not having a rough time, but welcome to the the real world. Camille told you the truth and you didn't like it, but she did not deserve to be treated like that. You should leave the series and get some help. Looking on, that is just my opinion.

 

ledhead
ledhead

Glad you brought up the issue with Taylor calling Adrienne to report the drama. From what I saw/heard, she called her no less than six times to fill her in. This while Adrienne was trying to hold together her grieving mother! Any fool knows not to disturb someone dealing with a death in the family for anything less than an immediate crisis, for which gossiping (about drama Adrienne made clear she wanted no part of) does not qualify. I saw her make one of the phone calls and her phony concern with Adrienne's situation was simply the excuse she used to involve Adrienne in the drama as well. She couldn't wait to spread the gossip and had zero concern that such phone calls only added to the burden Adrienne was under. How clueless do you have to be to not realize how heartless this was to Adrienne and her family? Taylor is not a very smart social-climber, the way she wastes time on nobodies like Kyle and alienates Lisa and Adrienne. And for someone who owns a casino, Adrienne doesn't have much of a "poker face". It is so clear that she is disgusted with Taylor and wants nothing to do with her. Smart cookie, that Adrienne!

Florette
Florette

Taylor: All I have to say to you, you like to dress like a lady, behave like one. What you did at your own party was so tacky.

l ausherman
l ausherman

You're probably right but what I saw was someone kicking someone else when they were down. I watched the reunion. I didn't see remorse. I saw her still attacking, belittling and insulting someone that may have wronged her somehow but I didn't see how.

bettiejoeweekes
bettiejoeweekes

That was the same evolution my opinion had, Ashleyfrommidwest. Ain't that a hoot? At least Camille's eye-rolling and her deadpanning when she is not interested, that is -- not the center or attention, holding her court, or being complimented -- is expressive. Taylor is at such a low level of awareness, both self-awareness and insight into others, and when she tries to laugh, a soul without any merriment in it, and those big old lips start flapping, I can barely stand to watch, it's such a hideous malformation of expression of any genuine human emotion. If her husband were in a less vegetative state he would surely leave out the door quickly, she should be glad he's so lethargic if she is invested in keeping him, and I would surmise that she is.

airborne LM
airborne LM

I agree with CSI it was you all along grow up and own what you did. Unless you like all the DRAMA.

really taylor?  Really
really taylor? Really

As a sister of an alcoholic, I would never want my friend to speak to my sister the way you did to Kim. Belonging to a charity, especially one involving domestic violence, you know alcoholism is prevalent and it should be dealt with in a specific manner. I'm incredibly appalled by your actions. Kim is obviously on the ground in desperate need of help and you just keep kicking her down.

Ashleyfrommidwest
Ashleyfrommidwest

Taylor, I'm curious as to whether or not your manicure date with Kim was taped before or after your birthday party. I know editing can be tricky and events get pieced together out of chronological order for sake of fluidity. It just seems odd to me that Kim would "extend the olive branch" and attempt to sort out your differences, and then you go and cause a scene. You two seemed to put everything in the past... I'm really confused as to why you behaved the way you did. I know one thing's for certain, I couldn't put my finger on what was so off about you throughout the season, but now I see it. I think I may like Camille more than I like you, and that says a LOT.

Karen C.
Karen C.

Taylor, first I want to say that I like you. I think that you are a good hearted person in a bad marriage that you want to work so badly, but you deserve better than what your husband gives you emotionally from what I have viewed this season. Secondly, I think that Kim has her emotional issues and the episode in the airport with Kim talking about Camille, was an innocent conversation talking about a fellow friend or acquaintance - Camille, but Kim did not put words in your mouth. Everything that Kim said that you said was correct and she was put in a bad situation many times because of this first conversation. You have to know that you owe Kim an apology regardless if you still think that she is off her rocker. Kim is just uncomfortable being a part of conflict and she doesn't know how to handle it...it just happened that you got caught up in the middle of that one too...but it was you that did start that one.. All I can say is that when I am good friends with someone, I am a bit easier on their relatives, mother, father, SISTER, etc....than anyone else because I value their friendship and I know that it is important to support my friends family as well... that's what being a good true friend means. What I am getting at is this, no matter what you think of Kim, if you are true friends and care about her sister, you would try really hard to accept the flaws and help her as well.....With all that being said, I will say it again, you seem like a very nice person...just try being a good friend as well.

judysea
judysea

Taylor a lot of people don't have tact. Tact requries you to think before an action and then act accordingly. Lisa planned a lunch with you and shared her ideas for how you could resolve the problems between the sister's. Taylor that is tact. Perhaps you did just want to talk to Kim but at a party, oh no. And when it went wrong you lack the restraint to say, sorry wrong time forgive me. Even in NY when Camille asked you how things were going, you had two options. 1. Great Camille everything's good or. 2. Girlll we were just in the airport talking about how insecure you are. Think a little bit before you answer a question that WILL lead to conflict. Every action has a reaction and your actions caused a lot of hurtful reactions. We have all run our mouth at the wrong time, so it is just a growing experience but learn from this and please don't make this mistake again soon.

love hope
love hope

Some of these comments are cold blooded PEOPLE!!!!! Each and every person on earth does and say things that we should not. Make sure no LOG!!! in your eyes... Pump the breaks!!

BH VIEWER
BH VIEWER

FINALLY, the big mystery solved: both Taylor and Kyle are guilty of what they said to Camille when (and this is the important part) --- when the cameras were not rolling and therefore, could be disputed and reworded or avoided later on.

I do not believe Kyle used the exact words Camille used or for all we know, she did but then insincerely said "she was just joking." However, if Kim said Kyle "didn't say those words" than we can all assume Kyle said the same in a different way.

And Taylor, oh Taylor, you tried to turn Camille against Kim but it backfired and she went after Taylor so we have had to watch you appeal to Kyle's big ego for the rest of the season. Summary: Taylor and Kyle - GUILTY AS CHARGED.

bay area
bay area

I'm sure hindsight is 20/20 and you'd probably go about that in totally different way. Major social blunder on your part but we all make mistakes. Hopefully you realized you were wrong, learned from it and apologized.

To those of you who make the cruel and nasty comments about Taylor's marriage and/or person (or any of the other "cast" members for that matter), shame on you. I'm sure you are all "perfect" in your daily life right? Don't throw stones because, to quote another commentator, you to will reap what you sow judging people that way.

momindanville
momindanville

I disagree that Taylor's husband is looking for someone younger because he mentioned that she was 30 at her 39th birthday party. My husband and I have a great relationship and he would be careful, like Russell, to say my real age in front of an audience or, more importantly, t.v. cameras. He was just trying to protect her and it was Taylor's choice to say her real age...which she did. With that said, I do think that Taylor was the instigator at her party with Kim and in New York with Camille. It is obvious from your appearance on "Watch What Happens Live" that you don't believe you were and you are taking no responsibility. That is sad...because many hearts were broken and have not been mended because of you!

integrity1
integrity1

You are amazing! Amazingly fake, manipulative and especially stupid! Everything was documented by the camera! I find this all so sad, you have ruined what was probably a very good reputation with your real aquaintences.You ruined your own self-respect by being so cruel to another human being and then you don't take any accountability for it. You are a total bully, you brought all of this on yourself, the ruined reputation with the American public. Maybe (they probably didn't, but I'm giving your the benfit of the doubt) Bravo said that it would make for good tv, but you still had a choice to handle this at a more appropriate time and place, than at your own party! I truly feel bad for your past, but now you are the bully, not so sweet and charitable, huh? You dont have the guts to stand up to any of the other housewives, so you pick on the only person you can... Kim. I used to think Camille was the messed up one, but darling, it's you. I pray that you get whatever help you need so that you can stand on your own two feet with confidence and true inner beauty. You know the saying, Carma, it's a ...

ViewerJetCet1
ViewerJetCet1

I totally agree. I have been blessed with lots and lots of love in my life and a good bit of money,and I would take the love and respect any day over the material stuff. Don't get me wrong, I have 10 houses ,5 boats ,a fleet of beautiful cars and travel all over,but without love that stuff is just stuff. To be blessed with love is the best. As for Taylor i think she has a long way to go.

Twizzy
Twizzy

Taylor,

If you come back for another season, I and many others will stop watching. Good luck. You're going to need it.

Bridget Jones
Bridget Jones

I really feel that you are not feeling good about your life and chose to hurt Kim who appears to be the least pretentious and most down to earth, sweet and somewhat fragile of the "housewives". Taylor, try to work on your own happiness, you probably already know this but money can't buy happiness. That 40k birthday party certainly didn't . Spend less money and more time with your family and friends. Be genuine. I think you owe Kim and Camille an apology. I wish you all well. Im not sure if I will watch this show again, it really made my heart hurt for many of youand your families.

TL92461
TL92461

I couldn't agree more with ViewerS123S. Taylor, you had a private conversation with Camille before going to dinner with the other girls. before You could have told Camille that 'nothing was said by the other girls', but instead you did what middle school girls do and told Camille that comments were made about her. Then, you blame Kim because you don't like her. What you did to her at your party was disgusting. Lisa called you out and rather than to own it and admit your guilt, you tried to blame Kim for it. Shame on you for confronting her at your party. You walked into that party fully planning on starting something. You try to act so classy and sophisticated. What a joke...then you belittle Kim to the other girls during the fight. I think you need to read the book "How to Behave" that Camille gave to Kyle. I hope Kyle reads it too. I don't care for either of you. You deserve each other. Both phony...Lisa should look for another BFF

baxterduey
baxterduey

I agree, I think that Taylor used what ever info that she had on kim and kyles relationship and used it to manipulate the situation in her favor. I also think that a abuse survivor can aspire to be more than a housewife of beverlyhills. I would never in a million years aspire to be like her.

Viewer2323
Viewer2323

Taylor, you behaved terribly. Terribly. The way that you treated Kim as a guest at your party. Any sympathy I had for you? Gone because I can now see that you reap what you sow.

tennis star
tennis star

I totally agree. I wanted to write my own comments towards taylor's behavior, however, so many people couldn't have said it better!!! Taylor, it's you who needs to work on your manners, NOT KIM!!!

Donetalle
Donetalle

I love how you try to place Miss Innocent! Your marriage will be the next one to go-up in smoke as your husband wanted to believe that you were just turning 30. That was another sign that he will be looking for someone younger....it's just a matter of time. Have your divorce attorney on speed dial, because you will need it.

coco Lim
coco Lim

Way to go. I totally agree with you. Taylor is not a true friend to any girl on the show. She even made her husband looks to be a "bad" guy on the show. She started fires to burn out the others badly ... I wonder who she truly is.

Keeping my fingers crossed
Keeping my fingers crossed

Taylor, I must say that I was a huge fan of yours. You have great taste in clothes and know throw a beautiful party. It may have been a little over the top, but that's why people love the show, right? I feel for you with your marriage troubles, but every marriage has ups and downs, so I hope you and your husband are able to work things out. The best advice I can give is that you cannot change him, but you have complete control of yourself. Maybe be a little more affectionate. He seems like he needs that to relax especially in social settings.

I must say, I really hope you take the opportunity to apologize to Kim at the reunion. My heart really went out to her the night of the finale. I think she really wants to fit in with all of you. She got her hair and make-up done, and bought a new dress. She really wanted to have a good time and be one of the girls. From a viewers standpoint, you came off really bad at your party. I assume you just don't like her, because you spoke to her completely different then you do with Kyle and Lisa. Normally, you're the smiley giggly girl, but not with her.

Regardless if you like Kim or not, it was in poor taste to humiliate a guest at your party. This situation just reflects badly on you.Take this as a lesson and next time do lunch or get your nails done. Please redeem yourself and apologize to her. That's all you really can do at this point.

kimber2010
kimber2010

Taylor, You, stepping in the middle of sisters will lose. You can spin it any way you want, but you were the person who instigated the events of your party and abused Kim. The good thing is, you did it on national television and you cant hide your mean spirit. I hope you see the damage you caused and try to make things right....

lmhilly83
lmhilly83

Taylor. Lisa didn't ask you how you got involved in the new york fight, she asked what you said to Camille! If you told Camille that kim was talking about her, why did she come down and attack kyle??? You are such a little liar and tried to make it out to be kim's fault, kim was not upstairs with you and Camille! Own up to what you are!

GoodLordWoman
GoodLordWoman

Hopefully you learned something about yourself during this season. All any of us can hope is that we learn and get better and do better. If you had been kind to everyone - beginning with Kim on the trip to Sacramento, not telling Camille in NY what was said behind her back, and not attacking Kim at YOUR party, your TV image may not have ended up as it did. Instead, all over the internet they are posting about your husband's legal issues, an incident that happened in Miami, and generally hating on you.

Practice kindness to everyone Taylor and see how that works for you.

rhonda06
rhonda06

I agree with this and think being a good friend means respecting their family and treating them with respect.Rhonda06

Thomas in Nebraska
Thomas in Nebraska

Christians Forgive. You are a good person and an great mother. When Kennedy does something wrong, I'm sure you correct her, but still show her you love her. Mistakes happens, no one is perfect. You were trying to do a good thing, but the situation just didn't go well. Kim felt attacked. Maybe you felt hurt when Russell left, and the empty feeling you had somehow, unconsciously came out as a confrontation with Kim. You wanted someone else to feel the empty you felt, and somehow, not on purpose, it came out as an attack on Kim. She was just sitting there, having a good time. I'm not the first to say it, but maybe the first to say that forgiveness can heal. You forgive your daughter, you can forgive yourself and you can forgive all of the other things that have happened. Life is good. People are too. People aren't perfect, but our forgiveness can be. You're learning how to sail your ship, and there will be storms, but they will only make you stronger. Love unselfishly, give unselfishly, and forgive unselfishly.

Emme5
Emme5

Taylor,

Kim was a guest at your party, you should have never approached her in that manner. You did nothing to "put this to bed!" Instead, you created an embarassing and devastating altercation between two sisters. You need to apologize to Kim and Kyle for your part in this fiasco. You need to also apologize to all the ladies on the show for you part in the New York incident. You started that one too! In the future, keep you mouth shut!

marcias
marcias

I saw the show again and I just want to know how someone "baits" and "winds someone up" to go and tell the other person what they were saying about them. Are you in high school? Kim didn't force you to tell Camille. I think you told Camille because (like in high school) you thought it was in your own best interest to be friends with the girl married to the celebrity. Then you try to blame it on Kim which was ridiculous. You also kept saying you were not a part of it when in fact you were in the middle of causing the problem to get worse. No wonder Kim was so upset with you during the show. You were like the "mean" girl in high school trying to turn the others against Kim for something YOU DID.

Aundrea
Aundrea

Taylor you are something... Even when Andy asked you what you were going to say to Kim at "your b-day party" you had to put Kim down (on WWHL). Does that make you feel better making hurtful comments about others? It's obvious that Kim struggles to express her feelings yet at every chance you get you jump all over her. How does it feel watching the truth ( you know when Bravo does those flashbacks of you saying exactly what you think you didn't say) ??? No, it doesn't probably look anyway but the way it was. (I'm quoting you).

Viewer Q
Viewer Q

Taylor darling, it is called projection. You want to be friends with Taylor because her life as you perceive it, is what you want. You attack Kim at your own birthday party because as you perceive it, you fear that is what your life will become. Ponder this: you were attacking your new bff's sister. Did you not have something better to do at your lovely birthday party? That unhappy? Need that much power and control to gain attention by attacking an invited guest? Now the ugly truth. This journey you have chosen to take will not end in true happiness, no matter what pair of shoes you buy to wear on the walk. There have been may times this season you chose to deny the right path...it is called the high road, not to be confused with the high and mighty road. Ten cents, please.

Leemah69
Leemah69

It was totally inappropriate to bring up New York AGAIN to Kim. I thought you both had moved on from that. Also, I think you will agree that YOU instigated that fight between Kyle and Camille. And I find it absolutely absurd that you would accuse Kim of being the instigator. You called Camille "insignificant" at the airport and You told Camille what was said about her at the airport (but you failed to mention your part in those comments). Your behavior should be something you regret and you should acknowledge your fault in all of this. Everytime you had an argument with Kim about this, Kim told you EXACTLY what happened and you deny deny deny! Now, you want to own up to it, since the cameras don't lie. You are an instigator and have been all season. Maybe you should put some of that time and energy into your marriage...you so obviously need it. Good Luck!

Tracie Thomas
Tracie Thomas

I know this is out of the blue. I'm just soooo glad you have a blog. I do hope you really read this..or someone that loves you reads this and points out what I'm saying to you. Here's my question. "Why are you staying with your husband"...girl take it from a Texas girl to an Okie girl you deserve so much more. Please tell me it's not because your scared of leaving the material stuff. Please tell me it's not because your scared he'll take your daughter away from you. I know, I know...we (the audience) don't see everything. Maybe he's sweet, lovable, cuddling, and you two share intimate times together. But from far far away it looks like he's cold, has his mind on someone else besides you (and not work), and just a complete pain in the rear. Your so beautiful, smart, and kind hearted. Don't let your little girl grow up (as she will if you stay there) looking for a husband just like her father was to her mother. You know I'm right. Listen to your friends, especially the girl from England (sorry I'm horrid at names) she really is truthful and a good friend. Though young and beautiful herself she's the mother figure everyone should listen to.

Concerned Viewer
Concerned Viewer

Taylor,

My sense is that you get emotional and twist things to suit your perception; as an abused child, you might be used to having to protect yourself at all costs, even if this protection manifests itself as lies. You lie to other people, but you also lie to yourself about what you want and need. Specifically, you told Camille that Kyle called her insecure (untrue), insisted that Kim baited you at the airport (untrue), and said that you never called Camille insignificant (untrue); even more alarming, you said that you approached Kim at your party to put things to rest (untrue), then came between sisters with more untruths about what Kim had actually said regarding Kyle. This is very sad.

Perhaps you are used to dysfunction due to your past and create drama subconsciously. Whatever the reasons, you should be careful to not come between people, insisting that X person said this or that, when in fact this did not occur.

alheimstead
alheimstead

Pasha, Taylor is from Oklahoma and Russell is from Texas.

alheimstead
alheimstead

As far as Asperger's, diagnosing others is dangerous unless one is qualified to do so and only after a client has been to therapy before diagnosing. Second, if I were married to someone who constantly stirs the pot, causes chaos and splits others, I might be disconnected too.

alheimstead
alheimstead

DITTO!! Excellent comments!! Could not have said it better if given one million years to do so!! Taylor needs to admit where all, she has gone wrong, stop scape-goating Kim, and stop splitting everyone for God's sake.

Della H
Della H

Well Said! Thank you Love Peace and...! Taylor is bad news!

marri
marri

I was just watching the previews for the reunion. You were very disrespectful towards Kim. I don't care what her state of mind was. You would never talk that way to your wealthy more powerful "friends." Why do you always feel the need to bring Kyle into your problems with Kim? You obviously don't have a sister. I agree that if you are such an advocate against violence you would not have threatend Kim with violence. Why can't you just apologize for the threat. Stop trying to justify everything you do and say. If you really feel so strong about this issue (domestic violence) why are you kicking someone when they are down? I would think you would try to be supportive. I think it is horrible the way you bully Kim and try to get everyone on your side. You seem to get some kind on pleasure out of it. It's like you feel powerful. You need to look within yourself and find out why you feel the need to bully and disrespect her. Maybe there is a transference issue. The problem is not Kim, it's you. How do you think the women from "your" charity would feel seeing you treat someone like this. Not the best role model.

SnowballFanxxoo
SnowballFanxxoo

Taylor you need to take this whole season as a lesson. You can accept yourself or be unhappy. It was so obivious that you wanted to be Kyle's bestfriend and would do anything to attach yourself to her. I believe you spotted an opportunity to take sides in the conflict between Kim and Kyle. And you took advantage of that by throwing coal on the fire. I don't think you are a mean person. You just need to look within for your happiness. Your husband seems like a good guy but he is just not an outgoing guy. Since you grew up with domestic violence I'm sure you were attacked to his calm demeanor. You have a precious little girl who I'll miss seeing.

Bernice M/TX
Bernice M/TX

Taylor-Please get some therapy. It could help you in all of your relationships. If you hear someone say something mean or unkind about friends or family, keep it to yourself. Good friends don't carry tales. If you can't say something good about someone, say nothing at all.

SC Viewer
SC Viewer

Awe, come on Taylor blog. Let's see you try to blame someone else for this one. Ha!

Frankie C
Frankie C

Taylor-

I don't dislike you and I don't think you deserve as much crap as you're getting. Yes, it was probably not the best place to bring up the thing with Kim at your party (you know this, though), but you were right, it was coming.

I am sorry that you are having some distress over your relationship with your husband. Know that he loves you and when he appears to pull back, so to speak, understand that is has more to do with who he is. He appears to be a bit of a homebody and a bit of an introvert (neither of which are bad!!), but he loves you and you two have a beautiful family. Perhaps just a little compromise between the two of you, because you are a social person, and he should care that parties/such, you enjoy these!

A quick note about Kyle. I'm sure she seems like a fun friend to have, but Kyle is a bit insecure with herself. Hear me out. She sort of sticks jabs to people constantly. This is trademark putting someone else down to make yourself seem/feel better. I felt horrible at Kyle's white party when she said "Does your husband not like to see you have fun?" You trusted Kyle enough to open up to her and this is SUCH a mean thing to say, especially when as I stated before, he is just a homebody/introvert, it has nothing to do with him wanting to see you unhappy at all and you know that! Kyle was way out of line saying that. I don't want to upset you, but Kyle judges your marriage as not as good as her own. I definitely don't think this is true, but pay closer attention to Kyle. Do you really want to be friends/trust someone who thinks this about you and your husband?

When you came to lunch to meet Kyle and Lisa, just prior Lisa was telling Kyle she wanted to ask you about the NY situation. Kyle told her not to bring it up. Kyle didn't want to blame you because a) that would mean she and Lisa were talking behind your back at lunch and b) because that would mean it wasn't Camille's fault and Kyle would have played a larger role at fault. When you showed up, Kyle's demeanor changed 180 degrees. You are a lighthearted, fun, spunky person. Kyle is more direct, a bit sarcastic (but that's ok) and the way she was joking around with you, perplexed Lisa. Kyle turned into a different person, because she was being FAKE with you. Be careful with her, Taylor.