Taylor Armstrong

Taylor explains how concerned she was for Kim and for Kyle during the Paris trip.

on Mar 5, 20130

I loved watching the girls enjoy Paris. The architecture and scenery made a beautiful backdrop for the fabulous getaway. Although Paris sounded like fun, I thought it best to stay home. I wanted to spend some quiet time with Kennedy and think about where I was in my healing process and what steps I needed to take to move our lives in a positive direction.

As I watched the first evening in Paris, I was nervous for Kim. As she stood on the balcony talking with Lisa, I knew something wasn't right with her. It gave me a pit in my stomach seeing her not lucid.

As I worry for Kim, I also worry for Kyle. I could see the panic on her face as she realized Kim was "off." Kyle so desperately wants her sister to succeed in her sobriety and any red flag sends fear through her. As viewers and as friends, we have only seen slight glimpses of the destruction this disease has caused Kim and her entire family. We all love Kim and want her to be healthy and happy. Any sign that she may not be on the positive path she has been on since her treatment evokes concern from everyone in the group. Kim has said that everyday is a struggle and we are all so proud of her for each day she succeeds. However, there is a long history here and its only natural that Kyle would have fears or doubts that this time the outcome will be different. The questions from the group are frustrating to Kim as she has worked so hard on her recovery but, I know the girls are coming from a place of concern not judgement or criticism.

180 comments
C.Hawkins225
C.Hawkins225

You need to leave the show as well. But you need the check. You don't have another skill? Im just saying...

lindavays
lindavays

I think one more time I will see Kim with obvious problematic face and her sister's Kyle tears, I will never watch this show ever again.  How many episodes of this we can tolerate?  This is their chronic problem, why it suppose to be interesting for all of us?  How many times they can show same thing over and over again? 

Tylen_Andrews
Tylen_Andrews

Taylor you and kennedy deserve all the happiness your heart and hand can hold. If you're happy and you love each other then i pray for all the blessings on your marriage and that you are treated like a queen until the day you go to heaven.

 

Honestly, i hope you take some much needed time off this show to enjoy your family and give kennedy a change of scenery for a while. Just go off and live your life and enjoy your family. As selfish as it sounds, you can't worry about these women and there problems, you have to take care of you now and kennedy and the new love of your life.

 

Just take care of you for a while. You need it to heal. To be whole again.

piperbeau
piperbeau

If your leaving the show, and Kyle and Kim are still in, I'm out!!

sunny56
sunny56

Bravo, I believe that there are many of us that would like to see Taylor return. She appears to have reached the pinnacle of her difficulties and is on her way to a healthier outlook on life. Many of us would like to see you give her the opportunity to show us who she really is.

alysian-fields
alysian-fields

Taylor, I really hope you're not leaving the show. It's inspiring to watch you overcoming the horrible things that have happened to you, and it's lovely that you can admit when you screw up. Nobody gets everything right, and your honesty about that is much more interesting than someone who pretends that they can do no wrong. You're so much fun this season.

amber777
amber777

can  anyone spell hypocrite? Taylor you have been drunk throughout the past season. I do not wanna criticise you. I just feel you tried to drown  your sorrows and I cannot blame you for it. You had a bad year but alcohol is not the answer.

marcela910
marcela910

Wish you had been in Paris.  I totally agree with your analysis of Kim.  She was unstable, she was talking about her sister Kyle and about Lisa.  She was just very sensitive and way to defensive.  They were all concerned about her.Hope you had a relaxing, fun, time with your little girl.

calvin.right
calvin.right

another good blog hitting the nail on the head(minus the Kyle bits). Kim cant stand anybody hinting at the notion of her taking anything. Even if its jokingly. She gets uber defensive and goes on the attack. Pure deflection. Just makes everybody think she has something to hide :/  Either way, she shouldnt expect others to tiptoe around her issues. Why should Lisa stop joking around when thats part of who she is? Time for Kim to exit.

xxxemxxx
xxxemxxx

Taylor. Don't listen to the haters, you have been through so much and you look great and Kennedy looks happy, Kyle and Lisa are your friends and keep it that way for you and your daughter, they have become family to you both and a great support system. 

bravochic
bravochic

Taylor, I always liked your personality except for a little while when you seemed to jump on the mean train against Brandi and before that Kim. I think you are cute and generally a nice person. Stay on this track you are on. You sound mentally healthy. I ubderstZnd why you have chosen to forgive Kyle because it is in Kennedy's best interest to keep that family relationship. I get it. Just watch your back with Kyle from here on out. Best of luck!!

BlingDong
BlingDong

There is nothing more unkind in your blog comments than any of the other cast members. I'm having a difficult time figuring out why your twitter account gets such vicious messages. Seems a plot to bring drama to you because it's way too isolated. That, or these people come from areas of your personal life. The viewers aren't so passionate about you.

Ron222
Ron222

Taylor, whether you see Kyle for what she does or not.  She threw you under the bus giving the viewers the idea you had no clue what your daughter is doing and who she is with.  This isn't a friend.  I think Kyle would throw all of her friends under the bus for air time.  As for Kim, I could she wan't quite right in this seasons episodes.  She always had a slur speech.  This woman seriously needs medical attention and she can't do this and be on a reality TV program.  As for Lisa and Kyle's friendship...this will never be the same.  Lisa, is loyal to her friends (so far) and she considers Kyle someone to be leery of.  She will be a lady and treat *all* the women with respect, but who gets invited to her most private thoughts, won't be Kyle.  Kyle and Faye have the same traits and that's why they get along.  They both spread venom, like snakes.

LaCarlotta
LaCarlotta

Thanks for a kind, eloquent blog post! I hope you are continuing to heal, after all you have been through.

sarah111
sarah111

I wish you nothing but the best.  I know how hard things have been for you and am amazed by your courage and strength. Hang in there

BlingDong
BlingDong

Kyle panic over Kim? She's got a really funny way of showing her concern for her sister.

luckypenny
luckypenny

Taylor:  every week your personal growth is evident.  So happy for you.  The fog of Russell and all is lifting.  Continue becoming your best self, physically and psychologically.  Hope to see you next year along with your darling daughter. xo

LisLwr
LisLwr

Thank you Taylor, you're the only one who called out the blatant hypocrisy of Kim's kissing Lisa's derierre one minute, and then going after her two pills later. Well done and it needed to be said. I'm liking you Taylor, and after the reunion, I never thought those words would come out of my,,uh, keyboard. And I think you're being fair with Kyle,you're calling her out when needed this season, yet she hasn't turned on you which would make an attack by you unwarranted. She hasn't turned on you, as you're no threat to her with the audience. But if you continue to climb with us, which I hope you do,,that's when the head of the beast will emerge. But I get how she's good to your daughter, and you, and you're not going to attack unprovoked. It's just the viewers have had it with Kyle,,but I understand your stance.   

polishmom
polishmom

Kim and Kyle both need to take their struggles with their relationship home and keep it private.   As a viewer I am sick of both of them and their constant drama over EVERYTHING and EVERYONE.  Time for a lot of new blood on RHOBH....this scenario has been overdone.

Kirosebud54
Kirosebud54

And, Ohhhh, what if her new love calls to take her away on a private plane to anywhere in the land.  Tsk, tsk, she must be available and how can she be if she's in Paris with women who aren't going to line her pockets because she can eat cotton candy at dinner parties like a giraffe.  Oy Vey!!!

ddtaurus22
ddtaurus22

Taylor, I must admit, you do a much better job of recapping the show than you do of actually being on it.  You're absolutely right about Kim's "confusion" and seeming "two-facedness" toward Lisa. She was praising her and calling her an honest, true friend while bashing Kyle, then totally did a 180 that evening.

cathyjo
cathyjo

Good luck with your future endeavors.  Rumor has it you're the next one up for a pink slip. Corny to say but everything happens for a reason.  It does sadden me that you seem to really pad Lisa up and there is no need to.  Be your own person and trust no one.  I wonder who Lisa and Brandy will target next now that Adrianne is moving forward.

I suppose we will see soon enough.  Stay tuned!

lindarn
lindarn

Bless you Taylor, you are one of my favorites.  

taffi
taffi

Taylor,  Thank goodness that you were not on this episode.

reggieqh
reggieqh

Great Blog and well said. 

Evangelia
Evangelia

@Tylen_Andrews One can't just marry an already married man

CalleyCreed9
CalleyCreed9

 @piperbeau Good Bye!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

coloitalian
coloitalian

 @sunny56

 Can kind of see your point; I keep going back and forth. If she comes with Dana the drunken sicophant, though, I think I will pass.

Evangelia
Evangelia

@sunny56 We have seen her for what she is from the beginning. She is a phony, a liar and worse!

Vivienne214
Vivienne214

@sunny56 No thank you! We've had the opportunity to see who Taylor really is for three seasons now ... that's enough for me. Bravo, please bring truly wealthy, fun, and glamorous women to our TV screens!

CalleyCreed9
CalleyCreed9

 @alysian-fields What about the horrible things Taylor has done to others in her lifetime? Bye Taylor, Shana, etc........

piperbeau
piperbeau

 @alysian-fields I would be very disappointed if Taylor left the show! I mean after all, she has shared her darkest moments with us, Its only fair they allow us to see her flourish! 

imarelic100
imarelic100

 @xxxemxxx

 If Taylor is smart she will keep her distance from Kyle - Kyle is no one's 'friend'.

debharrington
debharrington

 @bravochic she stopped following Kyle's lead this season and it made her a lot more likable. 

debharrington
debharrington

 @Ron222 I have always wondered by why Kyle didn't call Taylor herself when it was decided that Kennedy would stay with her. I have always verified with a parent when someone else's child was staying with me. Nannies don't count as a parent (at least not in my world).

Evangelia
Evangelia

@sarah111 I really admire your tenacity in cheating a widow out of her life savings to pay for a nanny, an expensive private school for Kennedy and pricy outdoor furniture.

imarelic100
imarelic100

 @LisLwr

I think Kyle misrepresented the facts about Taylor's 'not knowing' where Kennedy was. Then Kyle sat and kept the misrepresentation going while Adr listened gleefully, Marissa dogged Taylor BIGTIME and Kim 'worried' about Taylor's drinking!


Nightengale
Nightengale

 @cathyjo

 Wow. Now explain to me how they targeted Taylor. It seems to me when the hoof started calling her lawyers to slap Bravo and Brandi with C&D orders,  Mahoof was on her way out. Did Brandi target the hoof when she had to pay out $10,000 to protect herself?  Did Lisa target the hoof when the hoof accused Lisa od selling stories to magazines? Saying anything you feel like saying doesn't make it true so be careful.

Christiann52
Christiann52

 @cathyjo

 Are you joking?!  Lisa and Brandi targeted Adrienne?  What alternante universe are you living in?  Adrienne is leaving the show because she can't stand facing the heat of her own lies!

Flapgoat
Flapgoat

@greenbean Yes. She called yesterday. She's doing fine and said to tell you hello.

lucas62
lucas62

 @Evangelia  @sarah111

 Right... and to think that everyone should have sympathy for this scammer that "fought" so hard for the zip code! Maybe she should try to get a J O B and suffer like us regular people!

LisLwr
LisLwr

 @imarelic100

 Yea,Kyle did do that to Taylor..I agree. But I bet Kyle has "explained" it to Taylor with excuses, like she did in her own blog saying 'they edited some of my conversation out', and 'I was scared that I had done something wrong with Kennedy.' But you're right, Kyle did leave the viewers hanging with that perception and I too beliveve on purpose. But Taylor is tight with Kyle, her daughter spends a lot of time with them, she's not going to turn completely on her for that one after Kyle "explained" it to her. Taylor did come out on her blog and say how disappointed she was in Kyle and I'm sure her eyes have been opened now,,,just like Lisa's. Just takes once....I imagine Kyle has done things like this forever in her friends circles, it's just now it's caught on camera, and the viewers have wised up! BUSTED.....

Kelliann1
Kelliann1

@Nightengale @cathyjo No Lisa made alittle joke about her shoe and her the name of her dog thats what started the entire thing, The bottom line is and I reached my opinion from the comment Paul made to Ken at the white party. Adrienne tried to destroy Lisa's reputation by saying on national TV at last years reuinion she sold stories to Radar online. Radar confirned that Lisa has NEVER sold any stories to them. Lisa and Ken never felt that its every been completely resolved, Ken wanted to discuss this with Adrienne and Paul after Brandi's situation was cleared up, but Paul and Adrienne wasnt having it, the only thing that Paul said when Ken said my wife was accused of selling stories his reply was well she called my wifes shoes Mahoof. The entire thing was so stupid on Adrienne and Pauls part just dumb. I have never heard of anyone being sued over a freaking joke before.

Evangelia
Evangelia

@Flapgoat I just got off the phone with her. She says happy Wednesday to all.

imarelic100
imarelic100

 @LisLwr

I agree with you.

It also iritates me to no end that Kyle can 'act' so concerned for her 'friends' (sis) - you now, the ones she can either get something from - or 'look' better than!

Truth is, imo, she does not go out of her way for ANYBODY if there's nothing in it for her! (know quite a few people like that mysef - ALL talk - all BS!)

Hope Taylor gets as far away from her as possible - Tayor NEEDS 'quality' people if she's truly on a healthy path!