Taylor Armstrong

Taylor makes sense of all the fighting, thinks Game Night is so last year, and wishes everyone would enjoy the vow ceremony.

on Mar 25, 20130

Loyalty [lol-uhl-tee]: Noun plural loy-al-ties: the state or quality of being loyal faithfulness to commitments or obligations.

OK, I am going to try and get all of this straight. I was fighting Linda's battle (or so I thought.) Faye was accused of fighting Kyle's battles. Faye and Kyle were fighting Adrienne's battle. Faye feels Brandi fights Lisa's battles. Marisa is battling herself over who she wants to sleep with. Kim wants Kyle to remember she and Brandi once had a battle. And Adrienne and Paul are just plain battling. I have a feeling this one is going to get ugly! Just another typical evening in the 90210.

Whew! Am I glad I got my issue out of the way early. I was ready to make an effort to become friends with Yolanda and David and felt I needed to check-in with my friend Linda about what effect that might have on our friendship. Linda was there for me during difficult times in my marriage and I am fiercely loyal to those who are loyal to me. As I expected, Linda was gracious and quick to encourage me to make an overture of friendship with Yolanda and David. I had grown to like them during the past months and realized how silly it was to miss an opportunity to make friends because of something that had nothing to do with me. I felt a sense of relief knowing Linda was encouraging the new relationships and that it wouldn't be hurtful to her. The torch has been dropped. Moving on. . .

106 comments
buzzlovescheese
buzzlovescheese

You seemed to have turned 180 degrees from the last 2 seasons.  I almost didn't watch RHOBC because of all the your histrionics and awful tragedy. One thing bugs me, though. It seems that you were in on the 'gang up on Lisa' train last season until Camille outted you instead with the 'not-so-secret' allegations of domestic abuse at Lisa's Tea Party.  You were talking to Paul at the gate after you left and were complaining that all the ladies complain about Lisa, but were silent when you launched into your pre-planned confrontation.  To me, it seemed forced and smacked of a set-up that got turned on you instead.  Looking back, & after what has transpired, Kyle and Adrienne were the puppet masters of all the drama and backstabbing. Each with different motives, of course. Boy, jealousy really is the green monster.  At the reunion you still had Kyle's back. Well, at least YOU are loyal. 

messi
messi

hope u don't come back

reginae
reginae

You were pretty quiet thru the reunion show. I guess you too thought it was boring.

Bez
Bez

Oh Taylor, it's been odd watching you we've and wrangle your way round your ailing friendships. I thought for sure it was game over when Kyle seemed pretty sick of your troubles, but no! U side stepped back to good old motherly and fair Lisa. The woman you lampooned and behaved terribly too. Gotta commend your survival instincts. It's been interesting to watch for sure. Loyalties. You got your own taste of Kyle's backhanded nature. Seems Kyle was in preservation mode herself this season and let's be honest there's only so many lifeboats on a sinking ship. Keep using ur daughter as a bond of friendship. Remember Adriene and the godmother? Bet it doesn't seem like such a blow now does it. Kennedy and porsha are like sisters. Except they are not. But u will try to keep that in place. After all.. You've caught too hard for that zipcode to go home now.

DaisyDuke2
DaisyDuke2

Your entire blog was spot on Taylor, who'd have ever thought you would be the sane voice in the room. I actually am hoping that you will be back next season. Watch out for Kyle, I am afraid that she is not the friend that you think she is.

Debvox
Debvox

Enjoy your new life and time off Taylor! Wishing you the best. :)

denise4925
denise4925

For once I agree with you Taylor.

madsharky
madsharky

Taylor I have to say I have never been a fan.  You started off the season a hot mess but you have been steadily making a come back.  I like that you are owning up to your issues and I like your open and honest reflections.  I think there is hope for you, the tide is turning and you are beginning to change my opinion.  Best to you and Kennedy...dare say, I hope you return next season. 

Marshel
Marshel

I hope Linda isn't trying to worm her way on to the show since it's bad enough she pops in now and then.  Yolanda is a fiercely loyal woman and David knows he's lucky to have found her.  Kudos to David & Yolanda Foster.. 

KatiainHB
KatiainHB

Amen!  Thank God you are back to being a decent human being!  I really liked you this season.  You were funny, sweet and a little nutty :)  it was fun seeing you so happy at the reunion and knowing you are moving on with your life. 

Kyle seemed like she was trying to make you look bad at the revealing of the nose party.  I am kinda surprized you and her are still friends.  i think Dana is right in saying they don't have your back.  (although dana is a nutbag, cute as hell but never the less a nutbag)  I truly hope you find happiness in your new love and your life gets on track and nothing but wonderful things are in store for you and Kennedy.  i think you are on the right track :)  I still say watch your back with Kyle.  Soon as she sees you have people liking you she will try her best to make you look bad.  I think she is very jealous of #1 Lisa's fan base #2 that Lisa has so much wonderful in her life and #3 that she found a true blue friendship in Brandi.  I also think Kyle is jealous of Brandi's beauty.  Kyle has turned into a very ugly person inside and out so Taylor don't let her ugliness rub off on you.   don't forget birds of a feather ~ flock together.  Stay happy

rrcer
rrcer

I thought you were sincere in your apology to Yolanda.  Kudos for that - so many things appear insincere and your apology wasn't. Glad you are coming into a better time and place. 

Wisconsinite
Wisconsinite

You've found your voice!  Or maybe it was always there and you're just now letting us hear it.   As you continue to appear more authentic, you are more and more fun to watch and root for.  I hope you stay on the show!

LosAngelesBravoLover
LosAngelesBravoLover

Awesome blog!!! You covered it all!! And you are looking more beautiful each episode! Stunning at the reunion!!! Happiness is working for you.

Ceci2468
Ceci2468

I agree with you. Adrienne only showed up at Ken and Lisa's for attention. She was extremely tacky in not even speaking to the host and hostess. How do you just walk into someone's house and not even speak to them? Then she had the nerve to say that she was mad that Lisa didn't come and speak to her. Hello, someone knock that woman on the head.

 

I think that Kim wasn't so much as trying to jump back into the past of game night but was upset that Kyle seemed to care so much more about her friends conflicts than she did about Kim's. We've all seen the way that Kyle treats Kim and I'm sure that behind the cameras it hasn't changed. Kim wants Kyle to be there for her like Kyle seems to be there for her friends. Considering that they are sisters, this feeling of Kim's is not so outlandish but it will be wasted on Kyle because Kyle's not going to change. Kim needs to find a way to accept how Kyle is. Just as Lisa found out how Kyle is.

AnnaNimity
AnnaNimity

If you we're such good friends with your buddy Linda...why did you wait so long to discuss Yolanda and her husband with your friend???? Don't buy it.

luvinit46
luvinit46

Great blog Taylor.  Way to go!  I was never a fan of yours but you slowly won me over this season.  You've come a long way!

dwiman
dwiman

Taylor.... kudo's to you!! This season I like you.  You seem like you are truly finding yourself and enjoying life.  Happy for you... and glad you stayed out of most of the drama this year.  Mostly, staying clear of Faye...  the "mean" girl.  Wish you much love and happiness to come.

9japride
9japride

I have always liked the real you Taylor. Welcome back! Your blog is so easy to read and honest.

Foonda
Foonda

Taylor, I'm so proud of you, and I sincerely hope you do return next year.  I haven't always felt this way about you, but you've definitely stepped up your game...just still feel some raw feelings about your married man situation, but that's for you to live with.  Wishing you and your daughter much happiness in the future!

berealgirl
berealgirl

Hilarious blog.  Two thumbs up, and a Taylor cartwheel.

kristie737
kristie737

Enjoyed reading this blog. Good to see you're on top of the world. 

MeX2
MeX2

Hoping your moving on from 90210  to Colorado before next season !

LydC
LydC

Very well said Taylor!

shysharon
shysharon

You seem to be thinking clearly now~Thank G-d! Good blog! Regarding something you said last night....you were right about the difference between drinking as a celebration and drinking as a pain releiver. I would like to add to that, some people just should not drink PERIOD. I don't know if you are one of those people or not, but it's something you should be honest with yourself about. Anyway, you look FANTASTIC! 

 

lynnwhitlock
lynnwhitlock

How nice to see you looking so happy!!!!

leenelvis
leenelvis

Taylor - I have not been a fan of yours before but am now. You showed grace and class in the last few episodes and at Pt. 1 of the reunion.  Poor sad Kim- she was so afraid of her "secret" coming out in the 2 seasons - but came to talk to you about your problem with a camera crew!  Really unbelievable.  I loved you talk with your friend Linda Thompson and how you apologized not once but twice to Yolanda.   I am wondering - have you apologized to Brandi for the shameful way you tried to trash her in the 1st part of the season?  Looking forward to you journey.

 

roxyandclaire
roxyandclaire

Taylor, u have grown so much this year and I have enjoyed seeing u stand up for yourself and I think u are starting to know who ur friends really are. I think if u involved yourself more with Lisa and Yolonda u would grow even more...even I have learned a lesson or two from them. Hope to see u back next season...

cassandrakvetch
cassandrakvetch

I loved you this season Taylor! Stay strong and great blog!!!

JDOM
JDOM

Great blog Taylor. 

Alex163
Alex163

Taylor!  You're back!!  Loved your blog - you can tell that you're in a wonderful place now ... I agreed with everything you said and I hope to see you back next year!

breezie_bre
breezie_bre

Taylor this is the first season that I like you the other season I didn't care much for you but this season you seemed to be happier and in a better place.

letznot
letznot

BRAVO! Taylor!

you've come a LONG way babe!

Your insight quite frankly shocking having gone through what you've experienced in these past few years

There was light at the end of that dreadful tunnel sooner than I expected

 

Excellent blog

Straight up & honest

Having no horse in that season long ugly race of Adrienne's dive from grace, you see it as we viewers saw it.

No lack of clarity--SO SO proud of you as a woman

Wishing you all the happiness you can handle!

 

ps--"She didn't even say hello to Ken and Lisa so, I am unclear as to what her intentions were in coming to the party. One thing was clear, it was all about her"

Adrienne obviously intended for Lisa (on such momentous celebration) to bow to her out of pity.  Lisa doesn't do pity parties.  When she didn't get what she came for, she had her servants escort her back out (Faye obviously missed that camera opportunity-shocker)

 

Please advise your good "friend" Kyle to STOP the constant crying without tissues in hand.

Seriously!

Disgusting

Real or phony--most viewers are now BEYOND over her

The snot wiping with hands is repulsive!

 

 

ccdiva
ccdiva

Taylor, when I first became a single mom for the first couple of months I consumed a lot of wine, more then I should have.  It was my crutch and it helped me get through that difficult time.  Now years later I have occasional drink with my wonderful new husband.  From what I saw you were just doing what you needed to do at the time.  It doesn't seem like you have a problem and if the Richards were really concerned about you they would have confronted you without the cameras.

MalibuLisa
MalibuLisa

Taylor!

What an insightful blog. Everything you said was spot on. You are right, what transpired on game night is so 'last year' and Kim repeatedly bringing it up only highlights how far she has to go in her recovery. You, on the other hand, are clearly demonstrating how far you have come in healing from everything you have gone through. Much love to you, John and Kennedy.

AtlantaViewer
AtlantaViewer

Alright Alright you went and made me change my mind about you . I think you are now letting the true Taylor come out and it suits you well .  If this is the real Taylor we are now seeing then I hope you will return next season .

socalcheri
socalcheri

Hey Taylor, I've done a 180! I thought towards the end of the season, you really grew - and were very funny and fun to watch. I wish you the best. No one knows what you experienced.  Wish you the best and I hope you do come back next year. 

zocola
zocola

Good blog. Best of luck to you and kennedy in the future. Hope that love light is still shining.

DEEEEEEJAY
DEEEEEEJAY

Taylor, you ar truly on the right track. Only one more thing... See Kyle for who she really is.

smiles_4u1
smiles_4u1

I found your blog to be on point with the events of this episode...Hope to see you next year.

lily-one
lily-one

Wow! Where has this Taylor been? You have transformed this season into one of my favorite housewives. Your blogs are spot on and you showed everyone how to stand up for yourself as well as others without getting ugly like some others. Thank you! I truly hope you stick around for another season.

nana1958
nana1958

Taylor,

 

I have to say I found your blog funny and ensightful at the same time.  You have grown so much over the past season and come out on top!!!  To read of your honesty and trials is such a hard road to travel and you have done it with strength and courage the best way you know how.  You gained my admiration for being able to say "I'm sorry" to Lisa and doing in front of millions of people!  Wow, that was big.  We now see a happy, smiling woman these days and I want to wish you nothing short of success and much happiness for you and Kennedy. 

Lmcjax
Lmcjax

Taylor well said.

cajun-mommy
cajun-mommy

I'm loving this honest and upfront Taylor! I fully agree about Adrienne... she was there to make it about her. As usual.

 

Also, I'm glad to read you discussed the whole situation with Linda before pursuing a friendship with David and Yolanda (love them, but it comes down to loyalty, as you said.) I have no doubt you would've been civil had she not approved, but friendship is always better!!!

Julie31
Julie31

You hung in there and you won me over with this one, I have never been a fan of yours in the past because I don't like cheats and liars, I have always viewed you as a scammer, but you do have intelligence and your feisty, well done!

Mdd29
Mdd29

Well look who's become the voice of reason. I'm proud of how you overcame your demons. Taylor you are a very strong woman and it's obvious that you have been working hard on yourself. You are becoming less judgmental and more accepting of others which is my New Years resolution for 2013. I understand full well why Kim brought up game night. I too have an addicted loved one that has not used in over a year. Last week he brought up something I said to him a long time ago that hurt him. I could have reacted badly like Kyle did, but instead I stuck to my boundaries. Addicts never stop being addicts even if they are not using. They are battling their demons every day and some days are so bad that instead of just saying I need a fix, they bring up something that in their sick mind made them want to use more. We need to step back and not react to that because they want a fight to blame falling off the wagon to.

Nebfan22
Nebfan22

I think you as well as many others have Adrienne's number.  She is so self centered and egotistical.  I want to say that your blog was lovely.  I appreciated your demeanor on last night's reunion show.  You were humble and non-combative.  You really have grown.

grotto
grotto

I appreciate your point of view. I find it fair and accurate. Well done!

myguiltypleasure
myguiltypleasure

 @Ceci2468Kyle doesn't support anyone....she doesn't acknowledge or take responsiblity for anything.