Our season has come to an end. We have had so much fun together and yet we have hurt one another too. Watching the reunion was very emotional. Seeing us all together revisiting the struggles made me sad. I wish there had been a montage of all the funny times and the laughter so you could see how much we enjoy one another as well.
Kim and I got off on the wrong foot from the beginning. I wish I could turn back time, reach out to her, and take the time to understand her better. I am sorry for arguing with her and for allowing myself to get so frustrated that I said things I didn’t mean. When she and I spent time one on one, I enjoyed her company, and it was obvious that we could be friends. In a group setting, things just seemed to go wrong. If I could take back my part in that, I would. I can’t, so, I just have to live with that regret. I am sorry, Kim. I wish you happiness and I look forward to putting the past behind us and building our friendship.
Thankfully, Russell and I are working on our communication and spending more time together… without our Blackberrys. This experience allowed us to see that we needed to refocus our attention on our marriage and work on being there for one another. We are spending more quality time together having just returned from two weekend getaways and we will be heading to the Superbowl this weekend. The show gave us a wakeup call and for that, we are thankful.
I made wonderful memories with each of the ladies while filming The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. And, although the cameras have stopped rolling, our friendships and our lives continue to grow and develop. I look forward to more laughs and more moments with five women who will always hold a special place in my heart.
Thank you for watching. I hope you have enjoyed it.
All my best to you.
What was your opening tag line? You've worked to hard to get to that zip code and you aren't going back? Sums it all up doesn't up? I truly was hoping that they would not bring you back.
No new blog yet, but I just have to say --- seeing you for the first time this season, and you look so beautiful. Gorgeous. You look lovely.
The writing is on the wall........Taylor's co-dependency issues continues, as she has already found her new "sugga-daddy"!!!!! This girl could not stand on her own 2 feet if her life depended on it!!!!
Taylor ~ I have thoroughly enjoyed you on the show. I think you are a very open, honest, and caring person. You have a temper, too (which I like), but it doesn't come to light until you're pushed. I wish you and Russell all the happiness in the world, and keep smiling your beautiful smile! I hope to see you next season!
Nice sentiment, Lisa. But, too late to reflect any sincerity after your condescending and veiled threats on the reunion show. Hope for once my posts are actually posted.
So...now we get to see the chameleon in action again - this time speaking to the audience. Sorry - not buying for one minute that you have any true regrets. There is a huge difference between being truly sorry for your actions and being sorry you were caught. Anyway - with the exception of Adrienne I think you all need to get help. Hope you all do.
Taylor your behavior this season was questionable from the beginning. There was something about you that just bothered me from day one but your true colors really came out towards the end of the season. I know people blame editing but I just can't believe how nasty your actions and words were towards Kim. You seemed to enjoy trying to come between Kim and her sister. I hope you read the comments from the viewers and watch the episodes and walk away with a better attitude. Kim needed support and not your mean attacks. Not your fan at all.
I, for one, did not enjoy the way you treated Kim. Do you really think after all your lies Kim would like to be friends with you? I'd be very happy if you'd go back to Oklahoma.
Very nicely written. Thank you for just saying sorry and then moving on. I think if you had done that sooner you might not have received so much backlash about Kim.
I don't believe Taylor actually watched the airport episode where she did say those things about Camille to Kim. She then had the gall when Kim brought it up threaten to take her outside and give her some OKLAHOMA. She should be ashamed of herself when she is supposed to be an advocate for violent and abusive behavior. Even when she was confronted by Lisa at Villa Blanca one on one she still wouldn't cop to it. Kyle still took Taylors back and not her sisters. Taylor, you need to give up Beverly Hills and go back to Oklahoma where you belong.
I just wish you would really own up to the fact that you inflated the acrimony between Kyle and Camille. You just don't seem to get that and every time Kim tries to explain that to you, you pounce on her. She seems more fragile and cannot verbally go toe-to-toe with you; you just seem to run over her before she can get much out. That said, I have to disagre with Lisa about Russell. As the season went on I found him to be endearing, even though he is reserved and somewhat quiet. I like his intelligence and he seems to be a kind man...and he was funny on the reunion show. He should bring more of his dry sense of humor to the surface and I'm sure people will appreciate him more. I wish you both love and success in your marriage because I do believe you and Russell are good people.
Taylor, I just watched the final reunion show and find it so difficult to understand you. The constant back pedaling and making up of excuses for your own behavior. I think you need to re-look at the entire season and own up to what you did and said. I hope you learn some manners before going into next season. You really owe all of the other girls, especially Kim, an apology... without the disclaimers and excuses. Please take responsibility for your own actions.
awwww! Taylor that was so nice. For the first time you FINALLY made me kind of like you. I will not cringe every time you come on to my TV any more. That was nice what you said about Kim. -Heather from Kansas
Finally!!!! Thank you for apologizing without deflecting. Now perhaps the viewers will welcome you with open arms for Season 2
You are nice and real, just try to be more direct and give also to your husband love and details, simple things..make life easy it's not about what you have is about who you are and you have it all, just be you. I'm happy for you and your marriage getting better. I hope we can see all of you again...I'll be waitting for the next season. KIsses and huggies
Taylor, I feel like your words and actions are 2 totally separate things when it comes to Kim. In the reunion show, she could not have an adult debate with you or point out the "Oklahoma comment" without you threatening to call her out on the supposed alcoholism. You kept referencing her state of mind. Kim may have been checked into rehab for alcoholism by her family, so the show said, but she said she was not an alcoholic and I do believe that EVERYONE was drinking at every occasion in which you argued with her. It's not fair for you to act like every arguement was her fault because alcohol was involved and you weren't the one sent to rehab.
It seems you are trying to redeem yourself after viewers saw through your childish antics and harsh words toward Kim. Unfortunately, it seems a little too late for that. The fact that you were the one who started all the major fights says alot about you. But the worst was what you said to Kyle about Kim during the first part of the reunion show. On a different note, your relationship with your husband is never going to work unless you be honest with yourself and Russel and stop defending his actions. I was really dissapointed in how you turned out to be.
I sm glad you apologized to Kim because I think you and Kyle were rough on her. Hopefully next season will be better. I also wish you and Russell the best.
I must say I am so happy to see you apologize! I know there are people that quite frankly we just don't like, you and Kim are opposite personalities and I am glad to see you recognize your hurtful words toward her and apologize.
I'm watching you all right now on "Ellen" Isn't she hilarious? Those pink boxing gloves will come in handy in Season 2 I'm sure. LOL The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is the BEST of all the Housewives shows. We've enjoyed it so much. We laughed, cried and got mad right along with all of you. Hey, live and learn. You can't learn anything unless you make mistakes first, right? Don't beat yourself up. We hope Russell and Kennedy are doing well. Hope to see all of you again soon. Enjoy the Superbowl. My job is making sure the food doesn't run out. Take care. xoxo
BEAUTIFULLY STATED, TAYLOR. Thank you for sharing your heartfelt emotion and apologies to your fellow cast mates. As a viewer, indeed we do not know you, but words and actions in a reality show offer a glimpse as to who you are, and must be owned by the person who speaks them. This is one forum where the actor can not blame the writers. It is never too late to hear you apologize and change course, better for you, better for those whom you hurt, too. Best to you on all the issues you stated in your blog. It is refreshing to hear that you have listened to the other women (and likely watched yourself and dare I say....gagged at your own comments, especially towards the weak and wounded Kim...). I hope you and Russell are finding romance once again, and that you can now CELEBRATE THE LIFE YOU WANT TO LIVE.
I find it funny the HUGE about face that happened with Taylor on this blog. It's funny how you say that Kim was "in a state of mind" but in the end you used her illness to pick on her and make her feel and look bad in front of others.
I didn't hear you stick up for Kyle ONCE...
Pot-stirring like you do is the worst kind...with a smile.
Good luck with your marriage Taylor, for the sake of Kennedy, I hope you are able to make it work. You looked so sad during the questions about your husband on the reunion. I just hope he realizes that you both deserve to be in a loving relationship that will fulfill both of you. He may not be demonstrative but he shows his love by action, showing up at the taping where he knows he will get questionned about the state of your union. You truly seem remorseful for your fights this season. I just hope the next time you want to stir it up, it will be a straw in a cocktail glass and not drama.
Glad you apologized to Kim. It did seem like you stirred up a lot of the drama especially the last episode in which Kim & Kyle end up getting in a huge fight. I felt so bad for Kim. You need to own your part of what went down in NYC too honey, you are not nearly as innocent as you would like everyone to believe
That was a WONDERFUL apology to Kim Taylor. All of you ladies were brave to give us glimpses into your lives. We judged you harshly. I am elated the show helped you and Russell. Best of wishes to you and your family.
I think most of Bravo's audience is rooting for Kim's getting well; she may be pleasantly surprised with some acting offers if she truly gets her life together. All of you women are fun to watch, and I wish it could be more fun and less drama, but I guess without drama, Bravo would not be so successful!
You are a piece of work..you need to stop picking on Kim & really focus on your marriage because that is what really needs work. Blood is thicker than water so STOP trying to come between Kim & Kyle because you will ultimately lose & Kyle won't be the friend you so desperately desire!
Thanks to all of you ladies! Enjoyed it...enjoy Texas this weekend..bring something warm! Got eat some of our Tex Mex...the best.
Out of all of the Housewives shows, you ladies have shown the most class and gave apologies where needed. There was no yelling of threats. There was no table flipping. There was no major drama. Just a nice group of women trying to understand each other and themselves.
I love all of you.
Well, Camille...not so much. *ouch* That was catty.
Yes. Yes it was.
Hi Taylor! I have to say I will miss the show. It was the highlight of my week. Sad, but true. To be honest I had a hard time liking you throughout the show. You seemed to like the drama and keep it going rather you believed it or not. The Reunion showed a softer side of you. You showed remorse for your actions and the apologies seemed to come from your heart. Apologizing on National TV showed that you care and you regret some of your actions while filming. I applaud you for being the bigger person and admitting you were wrong. If the show comes back next season (fingers crossed) I hope you are a part of the cast!
I am glad to see that you apologized to Kim. For that I will give you credit. Kyle should also apologize for all the things she did to Kim.
Have you changed your mind about the Superbowl? Snowmageddon is making Dallas Life difficult to say the least!
You still did not own up to starting the fight. There was no need for you to go to her at your party and bring up NY. Be a grown woman you were the cause of the whole mess stop trying to blame Kim and her drinking for your bad behavior! You should have admitted it in the first place, Kim should not have tell Kyle anything, you should have been the one to say it was me. Yet you let the fight go on not Kim, own up to your mess.
I have to say that out of all the housewives, ATL,NY,NJ,OC,BH, your group has the most "grown-up" attitudes. There are classy wives in each group but collectively you guys are the best! Just remember that Iowa is watching and can you guys start a catch phrase so me and my sister can say it to each other cause we are housewives obsessed and it is our "inside joke". New Jersey had the catch phrase, "prostitution coke whore" We would say that to each other and only we new it was from the housewives. please??????? It can be more tasteful than the other phrase. LOL
That's great that you finally apologized to Kim. Too bad it took thousands of viewers hating you to do it. Talk to your "friend" Kyle and tell her to publicly apologize as well. Remember you won't be on the show if viewers don't want to there. Tread carefully.
Taylor, great "where we are today" blog entry! Let's cross our fingers that things continue on for all of you in a positive direction. Enjoy the time away from the cameras, season 2 will be here before you know it!
I pray for you to get an edit button. The charities you represent deserve to be represented by someone who will think of the impact their actions will have on their ability to effectively represent the charities in question.
Taylor, I was very angry with you after the way you treated Kim but now that you have apologized directly to her (or is writing on a blog direct?) you have redeemed yourself at least somewhat in my eyes. Kim is not as you saw her. She seems to truly be a kind and good person. Now if you would just take some ownership for instigating the fight between Camille and Kyle at that dinner you might redeem yourself further.
I'm glad that Taylor has apologized in this "formal" letter or blog. I still feel Taylor was cruel to Kim. I think she found an easy target and pounced. Kim obviously has issues and no one knows how difficult her journey will be. However, even on the couch in the reunion episode, Taylor was mumbling to Kyle, should we talk about her state of mind. If she's so sorry about the past then why did she continue it on the reunion show? You NEVER come between two sisters EVER. Kim and Kyle will love each other and fight with each other for the rest of their lives. Why Taylor felt the need to say that on the show to Kyle was hateful. I think Taylor needs to stop "rationalizing" everything she does and start admitting fault. She had no intentions at the bday party to calmly speak to Kim. Kim didn't "shoot up" to speak to her....Taylor asked to speak to her privately and Kim respectfully stood up to talk. It had nothing to do with attitude. Taylor once again was rationalizing what happened when she clearly started the fight that night. She needs to take a look at her intentions and her own insecurities. If she wants Kyle as a friend that badly, don't go after her sister. Her sister will be there long after you're gone. I hope to see all these ladies in a season 2 and I hope Taylor changes and sees how hurtful she can be.
You got off sooo easy at the reunion. Kim was right about what you said in the airport AND you did stir the pot on more than one occasion. Kim stood up to argue with you because you were bending over her trying to get the upper hand. You kicked off that entire horrible fight at your birthday party. Be accountable for once!
Good for you Taylor! I truly hope you and the rest of the ladies can all become close and get to know each better. It is always hard when you meet someone, but as time goes by, you get to know them "warts and all". I hope you and Russell find common ground and appreciate each other for who you both are. I think you can learn a lot from both Lisa and Adrienne. They both have grace and compassion for others, and set a great example for others to follow. Good luck to you and your wonderful family!
Wow.....you finally own up to what you've done!!! Outstanding, I am very proud of you and I hope you apologized to Kim personally and not just here on your blog! I hope you reach out to her and try to repair the damage. Owning one's short comings is a wonderful thing!! I hope you learn from your mis steps , and in the future not make the same mistakes again. Forgiveness is a blessing! I think America will forgive you! Wishing you the best!!!