Taylor Armstrong

Taylor comments on how difficult it was to watch the tension between Adrienne, Paul, and Brandi unfold.

on Dec 11, 20120

Lisa always knows how to entertain and the SUR tasting was no different. The decor was enchanting and the food was delicious.

The thought of Ken having hip surgery was a little concerning and I know it was scary for Lisa to think of him going through that.

I was happy to see Kim sharing with us about her recovery and to see how well she was doing.

"Bookgate" continues, and I have a feeling we haven't heard the last of it. The tension between Adrienne and Brandi has been building for some time. When Brandi blurted out the very personal issue about Adrienne and her family, we were all stunned. I had no knowledge of whether it was true or false, but I knew it was going to be a real problem for our group.

179 comments
kitkat55
kitkat55

Thank you for being sweet to Brandi.

JaneGold
JaneGold

That was nice of you to give Brandi a hug goodbye and to defend Brandi to Mauricio!

Cupcake9
Cupcake9

Have another drink, delusional one!  You may think you're fooling us, but it's clear that you're loving any and all negativity towards Brandi. 

nursenj
nursenj

will not be drinking any of your kool aid sweetie. no amount of PR will change my opinion of you. you are as fake as your lips and your name.

EllieJ
EllieJ

Your comments are laughable. You found it so difficult watching Adrienne and Brandi? .........but there you are making sure you don't miss a thing. Your ugly behavior has far surpassed anything you have witnessed. I guess it wasn't your turn to act like a mental case. If they made you so supper nervous, why not just walk away. Too nosy for that I see.

HerGyrl
HerGyrl

I think if Brandi was in your corner years ago instead of these other "friends" you would've been less ashamed and more open about the pain you were going thru. Keeping up with this zip code and trying to hold onto this illusion is nipping away at you. So Brandi doesnt have the nicest house or the most zeros in her account but some thing tells me if she had been there when sh*t was hitting the fan she would've called you on it and maybe you needed that then. I hope you and her become friends because you're spirits match

AnyoneButTeresa
AnyoneButTeresa

Taylor, while I may not always agree with some of the things you do or say, my heart went out to you as that ugly scene began to unfold, getting louder and escalating...I've been there myself after being in an abusive relationship, the next man who raised his voice to me was stunned to see me cower and raise my arms to cover my face in a knee jerk reaction.  Those scars run deep and will take time to heal, but you will heal and grow stronger every day.  I love Brandi to death, but I disagree with her regarding your book and the timing of it.  Imo anything that can be done to reach out and encourage other women to leave their abusive situations can't come a second too soon.  Best to you and your beautiful daughter in the future Taylor! *hugs*

Honest_Fun
Honest_Fun

I can't believe these people could actually insult and belittle you after what you have been through. How can you judge someone for how they handle a tragedy, I will never understand that. Who cares if you have said bad stuff about Brandi she attacked and kicked you while you were down. I love that you are on the show. You are very funny and genuine. You always say your true feelings no matter what criticism you face. I would stop watching if you ever left the show.

MeX2
MeX2

Just can't let go of your comment at the opening of the show about how you've fought too hard for this zip code to go home now. I think you are WAY out of your league with these ladies. You fit in perfectly with Brandi - you're both awful.

ErinAF
ErinAF

Amongst a heap of nasty comments you have said about Brandi - you did address that no man should attack a woman and call her a b#tch.  Not even Kyle or Maurico could muster up that sentiment - which was pathetic on their part.  I do believe the show is better with you off of it but at least you did have that sliver of a moment.

TeamBrandi.
TeamBrandi.

I pray that you and Adrienne don't come back next season. Brandi tells it how it is!!! Team Brandi all the way!!!!

LizyLiz
LizyLiz

Remember who you said Adrienne was your child's Godmother? If yall are so close why wouldn't you send her a text message?

kat1129
kat1129

You of all people could have stepped in and said something while Paul was in her face! the fact that no  one did..except Brandi's friend- is DISGUSTING!  I'm done with this show! your all a bunch of wanna be's..please go back to your old zip code..it's where you belong!

 

housewifefan2012
housewifefan2012

I guess that ...."WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES" did not mean a thing to Paul and Mauricio. 

It was sad that one did the verbal abuse and the other just stood there and watched it all go down. Pick some other guys next time who really stand for something and who are not superficial.

HeidyBeba
HeidyBeba

I applaud Kim for her sobriety, however, wrong is wrong! If she wanted somebody so bad to say something at the table? Why didn't she? If she wanted to tell Adrienne so bad? Why not go to her house! Do NOT, I repeat, do NOT do it in a public place! She only did that for drama!

 

Pauls reaction? Unexcusable!Regardless of what was said, reacting that way is totally wrong!

 

Did I hear Adrianne calling Brandi a "crazy crockpot, drug addict, doing drungs all the time"??

Hope it makes allof you as mad as you all were when it was directed to Kim. Try and excuse that!

 

BTW: Who asked about situation? Starring the pot much?

southernlady1
southernlady1

Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. When you get your life back in order Taylor, perhaps people will believe your syrupy comments. Right now I'm not buying it when it's obvious you choose the side you think will benefit you most for the moment.

 

PS Coal for Brandi? Hold grudges much?

cooper12345
cooper12345

Tay, i agree you looked nervous the first time they showed you during that frightening scene between Brandi & the Maloofs, however when the camera panned out a few moments later you were included in the shot again behind Brandi while Paul was screaming in her face and you were nodding your head. It appeared you were agreeing with what he was saying. why were you nodding? You had definitely lost any look of concern.  Also, what does "i fought too hard for this zipcode" mean?  Do you feel you couldn't be happy anywhere else? Don't sell your soul for an address.

MicheleElizabeth
MicheleElizabeth

Paul's verbal abuse was not ok...no matter what the topic is.  You were right to stand up for Brandi.  Paul & Adrienne are bullies!

JoyFromChico
JoyFromChico

"Bookgate" also involved YOU Taylor. When Brandi happily announced her book deal (& only because her agent had called right then), you got an immediate distasteful look on your face & were clearly not happy for her. In fact, you looked downright pissy. Let's face it, you wouldn't throw water on Brandi if she was on fire.

mama_j
mama_j

I find myself being Team-Taylor and Team-Brandi this week. (Who knew they would even be on the same team?!) This is a real change for me, but how can you not side with these ladies. Paul and Adrienne were totally out of control. Don't get me wrong, their anger was justified, the way they handled that anger WAS NOT.

 

I think Brandi and Taylor were the only people at that party who understand that while you can't control other people, you can control 100% of the way you react to other people. Paul and Adrienne have to own 100% of the bullying, argument, and disruption to the party. The fact that it was in response to something Brandi said the previous day is completely irrelevant.  Somehow only Taylor was smart enough to figure that out. "Sticking up for your wife" should never come in the form of a man picking a fight with a woman, bullying her or being aggressive and verbally abusive to her. Shame on you, Paul. You're a real d*ck. 

 

Taylor, your response was sweet, caring and authentic. I hope we see more of that from you!

viewer1023
viewer1023

You, "have a feeling"?  I think you know.  Glad you think Ken's a doll now (vs your opinion last season).

crandahl
crandahl

Taylor you have expressed such a sincere desire to be a secure, independent woman and yet I see how diminished you become when the transparent need for attention constantly rears its ugly head.  My experience with beautiful smart strong women is that they support each other without deciding each others worthiness, loyalty is automatic. They talk to each other without crafting a response instead of listening, they do not rate each other according to social status, rich or poor is unimportant.  There is no competition, no need for it.  And when they make a backhanded or catty mistake they take reponsibility, apologize and move on. It would not occur to them to seek revenge.  There are women around you like that but you don't see them.  We are proud of your tenacity and strength though and wish you well on your journey.

tdavies
tdavies

Paul was way out of line.  Brandi had no male to bac her up.  Paul really needs to stay out of the ladies arguments and let his wife handle any issues that arise.  I was hearbroken to see that no one stood upand said, hey Brandi is a lady Paul, regardless of the issues a hand, and you need to walk away with your anger and let Adrienne hande it.  But no one did, not even you Taylor. I don't care what Brandi said, it was the wrong place, wrong time and nothing for Paul to handle with his out of control anger.  I wante to jump through my TV and defend Brandi.  It would have been different if Brandi had a man standing there on her behalf and Paul discussed it with him, but I felt very sorry for Brandi and very mad that everyone stood by and because they don't like Brandi, let Paul verbally abuse her.  Just disgusting.

TheresaHamer
TheresaHamer

I am not a fan of Taylor's. I did like seeing her concern for Brandi which no one else seemed to be looking out for her. The one thing I took exception to was Taylor making the comment she didn't understand why Brandi just throws things out there when the other person isn't there to defend themselves. Wow, come on, Taylor! You just did that the last three episodes with your mis- quoting of Brandi's comment about how small Beverly Hills is. Also your book, there is no one to dispute it. Not saying it isn't true but there is no one to say it is, but you. I sure hope you keep up your support of Brandi or all of these " fans" might disappear and your blog will go back to hate filled messages.

SCViewer
SCViewer

I'm sure you do have terrible memories of rage.  We've all watched you rage on several ocassions.  You completely lose it!

Lolita2012
Lolita2012

Taylor, you reacted in a way that any woman who has experienced the trauma of abuse would. I hope that you continue to get better.

JaneGold
JaneGold

 @EllieJ I almost missed it -- But if you re-watch the scene with Paul yelling at Brandi, you will see that Taylor is in the background holding her hands above her ears, rocking back and forth, and looking like she is about to cry.  Then afterwards, Taylor immediately told Mauricio it was not Brandi's fault .  So I think Taylor was affected by it.

Isee
Isee

@HerGyrl Beautifully said

nursenj
nursenj

 @Honest_Fun

 this must be the twilight zone. u would stop watching if taylor left the show? LOL thanks for making my day. i was having a horrible day until i read your bovious joke. please taylor leave the show i have been begging you to do so for a while now. please off you go. see ya!!

Trixiegirl
Trixiegirl

@Honest_Fun You do realize you are posting this on TAYLOR'S blog???!! Great joke!!

hatebullies
hatebullies

 @MeX2I wouldn't compare Tyler and Brandi..   Tyler is annoying, makes my skin crawl.   I like Brandi and Lisa, they are people I would be friends with, :)

 

RHOBHfavoriteshowonTV
RHOBHfavoriteshowonTV

 @LizyLiz most people make a trusted family member or someone they've known a lifetime their child's Godparent. Not some random rich person they're on a reality TV show with. Poor Shallow Taylor.

ErinAF
ErinAF

 @LizyLiz  Good Point - I think most ppl want to avoid Adrienne on the war path... We see how ugly she gets.

TheresaHamer
TheresaHamer

@housewifefan2012 Wow, what you just said is really good. You are absolutely right. How quickly we all forgot about the charity scene with Paul & Mauricio. But I have to disagree with kat1129 about Taylor stepping in between Brandi and Paul. I am not a Taylor fan, however, it is not woman's place to step in front of an irate man. Mauricio being the host of this event should have stepped in. But we all know he didn't want to lose Nassif or Maloof as clients. As I have said before, Brandi is a non factor to Mauricio. She can't afford his listings.

LizyLiz
LizyLiz

@MicheleElizabeth umm she did not stand up for Brandi.

redsetter
redsetter

 @ak1993 "... how  she  and  Mauricio  suck  up  to  people  with  money  and  can  potentially  make  them  money."  It is called "Housewives of Beverly Hills,"  where sucking up is the main game in town. Would anyone watch "Housewives of Normal, Illinois" unless it was their own hometown?   Eh--I don't think so. :-)

michell85506555
michell85506555

 @crandahl

  Very well written! You soundlike someone I would enjoy knowing. Good advice. I would love to see Taylor & Kim do well.

rsgurl
rsgurl

@SCViewer .........OMGosh....I couldn't have said it better myself. YAH!

Honest_Fun
Honest_Fun

@nursenj I have compassion for what Taylor has gone through and I know full well that during times like these how much kind words help and just how much malicious words hurt. I am not into kicking somebody while they are down so no, none of what I wrote was a joke.

nursenj
nursenj

 @hatebullies  @MeX2

 tyler or taylor oh well who cares. she's changed names so many times it could be anything at this point.

LizyLiz
LizyLiz

@RHOBHfavoriteshowonTV @LizyLiz yep she actually just lied and said Adrienne was her child's Godmother.

earthangel
earthangel

 @TheresaHamer  @housewifefan2012

 when a man is in a woman's face degrading her...it is EVERYONE's place to step in. If you're not part of the solution then you're part of the problem.

Isee
Isee

@earthangel @TheresaHamer @housewifefan2012 Yeah, but those in shock probably shouldn't get involved. Not a team member, but she did look shocked.

BellaShannon
BellaShannon

 @earthangel  @TheresaHamer  @housewifefan2012

 Yes, but considering Taylor's history with abuse it would have been extremely difficult for her to step in.  It's not like just because Russell is dead the scars are still being felt.  She may have just been in shock  It was definitely Mauricio's place to do it or Kyle's but we know they needed another reason to blame something on Kim.

TheresaHamer
TheresaHamer

@earthangel @housewifefan2012 I stand corrected.