Taylor Armstrong

Taylor explains the symbolize behind giving up her wedding ring and "cleansing" her house's aura.

on Jan 7, 20130

I know it may seem a bit wacky to have a spiritual advisor cleanse my house and give me her advice regarding legal matters, but, I was willing to do almost anything from the normal to the paranormal to try and calm my anxiety about it all.

Alisha reached out to me through a friend that I trust. She came highly recommended and I figured it couldn't hurt and just might help. There were plenty of tough times in my home and a cleansing and blessing seemed like a good idea in my quest to put the past behind me. The process felt a little silly, and, of course, I had to have a bit of fun with it. I still have the black rock (to absorb negative energy). It sits on my vanity, and I frequently hold it and try and let go of negativity. Lets face it, there is plenty of that floating around in this life.

Alisha was correct and we did settle the lawsuit. I had never been in litigation before and facing a public company on my own was scary as hell. To learn that they wanted my wedding ring to settle was heart-wrenching. I wasn't wearing the ring and the material object wasn't important to me but, it felt like letting go all over again. More importantly, it was one of very few happy mementoes that I expected Kennedy to have. I had hoped she would wear it when she got married.

176 comments
Briana143
Briana143

I am in a similar situation that you were in with your husband, and I pray that one day I will have the strength to do what you did.

Debraberyle
Debraberyle

Hi Taylor,

Love your show and I'm so hooked.  My question is; what was the designer name of your purse that you had to give away, along with your ring.  Which I'm so sorry to hear.  But it's just stuff.  You have your freedom and your precious daughter.  These are life's real gifts.

You have my support.

 

Best Regards,

Debra Beryle

Author

Singing the Song of Life- One Woman's Symphony

laces
laces

Hi Taylor.  Well, everyone seems to be full of advice , don't they?  If everyone spent as much time at their own lives, think what a great world we would live in!  It's obvious you love your daughter and your friends.  You are on the right road, love yourself and be happy.  xo

MightyQuinn
MightyQuinn

Dear girl,

You are a sore sight to behold and to listen to. You are hardly in any position to dispense advice to anyone. Here's a tip. Do not discuss you personal traumas at any sit down setting (table, trays, picnic blanket). It is a form of rudeness. Save all that for a therapy session, a walk with a friend, a chit chat at your home. Your inappropriate topics of conversation can ruin a dinner but more importantly they are not interesting enough for us to be forced to hear.

Honeybunny1
Honeybunny1

Taylor. Don't pull a "Leeann Rimes" by dating a rich, married(emphasis on the "married") man and expect respect from anyone. I have a novel idea: GET A JOB.

mimiy2k
mimiy2k

Taylor, you have a lot going for you but take Yolanda's advice on the drinking.  You sl;ur your words and appear intoxicated at events over and over.  While i know you were going through a lot at last season's Malibu party hosted by Brandi but the scene you threw made you look like an out-of-control drunk.  You appear sloshed at Yolanda's event and again at the Morrocan restaurant.  People are noticing & commenting.  Who can blame you with what you've been through (I can't imagine, so no judgment!) -- but not when the cameras are rolling!!

brandyweiss21
brandyweiss21

are mt crazy or is Taylor the drunk one this season??? I cringe at watching Taylor.

a drunk mess, making every conversation about herself. disgusting

chaimomma
chaimomma

I only wish you well but PLEASE watch all these past episodes from this season and LEARN from what we all see; you're in bad shape and the alchohol is not helping. Go be with your daughter and start to TRULY count your blessings for having survived a physical and emotional relationship (realize how many women and children do not have the blessing).

JCLUV
JCLUV

Wow Taylor!!!!  I love you!  You totally have taken me to a place where I didnt like you to a place where I admire and respect you.   Totally the best moment this year was when I saw you Camille, and Brandi on that morrocan couch sticking together and building each other up as strong single moms with kids.   My FAVORITE moment!  Wow!!!!!  

oceaneyes
oceaneyes

I know single mothers who have to tell their children there will be " no food." " no new clothing" " no money for gas to take them to the park." My heart just ached for you when poor you tearfully had to tell your daughter, as if it were a tragedy, that there would be "no more plane." Really Taylor? Unbelievable!

leeety
leeety

Taylor, I finally see a good action from you.  You were on Brandies’ side, good for you but stop the drinking because you act a little crazy but funny.

Wyogirl
Wyogirl

Taylor..

 

You ROCKED tonight..

 

You knew last week, Paul was so out of line, it was a form of abuse.. And tonight, you knew M was out of line and his bs was also a form of abuse.. Verbal and phy abuse are just that, ABUSE..

 

And you ROCKED tonight.. You stood up for Brandi and my feelings towards you are so changed now!!!!!

 

Keep being STRONG.... Again, You ROCKED TONIGHT...

Jcbunny
Jcbunny

sorry but boring>>>>>.

Kimber01
Kimber01

Watching tonight at the get together at the Moroccan restaurant and I am proud of you Taylor. Brandi has beaten down by the Kylie's party and guess who starts crap again.....Maurice and Kyle!!!! Thanks for taking up for Brandi and yourself. They like to get crap going with Brandi you guys need to stay away from their better than thou attitude. It's growing old real fast!

bravoshowhoe
bravoshowhoe

What scum decides to troll someones wardrobe and take their handbags as a court settlement??  Seriously, only in BH do they use the legal system to nab a girls Birkins.

 

DOES ANYONE KNOW WHO SUED TAYLOR FOR HER WEDDING RING AND HANDBAGS??!!!  IF SO PLEASE LET US KNOW!!!

 

rockemsockem34
rockemsockem34

Not one sentence about watching what Brandi accomplished this episode.  Why does that not surprise me.

piperbeau
piperbeau

Taylor, I want to start off by saying you look really great this season!! I can tell you have a lot of weight lifted off your shoulder's!!!  I too was in an extremely abusive relationship with my first love!! Towards the end I really thought this man is going to kill me, or my family!!!  I actually prayed one night that he would wrap his car around a tree... Thank God I had my father in my life, and he was not having it!!! at one point I didn't go home for four day's, in fear that my dad would see all of my bruises!! I can't even imagine going through something like that without my dad! or if their was an innocent little girl involved!! I really felt for you season two! That scene of you and your ex in the limo, leaving Kyle's white party was difficult!! Seeing you and him exit the limo, and enter your house, and then watching him close the door, totally gave me chills!! There was a ominous feeling looming in the air!!  I don't know if because I was in an extremely abusive relationship, I was being super sensitive, or if everyone watching got that same looming feeling?!  Although he hurt you and your daughter, more then probably anyone can imagine, he also stole a lot of money from a friend/ business partner, that in itself can destroy lives, marriages ect!! So you actually shouldn't be so surprised that the parties in this suit wanted your engagement ring, and two herrmes bags!! That is a pretty small price to pay for 1.5 million debt!!! I definitely can imagine someone having the nerve to ask for it!! You would too if your livelihood/ business was at stake,,,

rosyposy
rosyposy

Never stress over the loss of "things".  If giving them up helped pay off a debt, then just be glad you had something to give.  Especially the bags.  They are just acessories.  People with real values could care less what you carry a comb and lipstick in.  I, for one, have NEVER been impressed with anyone due to their labels or lack thereof.

RoseWilde
RoseWilde

Hey Taylor~ Hope all is well with you and Kennedy and that you got to enjoy a lovely holiday season.

 

Can't help but notice that the Universe gave you a black rock for healing and grounding in exchange for a rock that symbolized a union of lies and violence. That and you got to clear up a burdensome legal matter. Seems to me that you came out on top!! Maybe someday you will give that rock to Kennedy as a representation of a chain of violence broken, to give her a token that holds your strength rather than a false symbol bestowed upon you by your abuser.

 

May your heart always be strong and may you continue to follow where ever it leads you..

 

Peace & Blessings to you and yours~

 

nellie6
nellie6

Taylor,

I thought that you inviting a man, whom is obviously married to your dinner party was totally uncalled for. Who cares that he listened to you advised you...whatever, you should have extended the invitation to his wife and shame on him for accepting to go with you alone. Also you should be glad they asked you for the ring because they are owed that money and if that is the only thing of value that you have than you should have probably offered it a long time ago. You profited and bought expensive things while duping that company.

Bushawk
Bushawk

It broke my heart when you were asked to give up your wedding ring. So sorry you had to do that, but you did it for the benefit of your beautiful daughter! As for youse cleansing, that was kinda wacky! 

FlutterBy
FlutterBy

Taylor as a woman, I know you were crying on the phone regarding your wedding ring because you knew what was coming next....the handbags!!! Every woman knows if you have a nice handbag, and nice coat in the winter, you can wear pj's ubderneath and still be stunning.....wear that same purse in the fall, with a wrap and boots, and you rock any room you walk into...take that purse in the summer paired with just flat sandals adorned with a trinket of some kind, preferably metallic, pull hair up off shoulders, and you are model ready for anything...ohhh no honey...you can take anything materialistic of mine, but don't take my nicest handbag....if a mugger ever tried to rip mine from me, i would have to be drug until they turned loose, because i won't be.....i would go full body limp holding on to the one thing that keeps me fabulous....at intervals of being dragged to who knows where, i would attempt to offer up other possible accessories on my person to entice the mugger to turn loose of my precious handbag, then i would remember my handbag is the best thing i own....my grip would tighten....after being drug a block, we pass a woman with much nicer accessories than I, so I reach out to grab something from her, instead of taking gold bangles from her wrist, i get my fingers stuck and just have to grab her entire wrist, so now, it is a mugger, robbing me of my Hermes, while I mug someone else for something to give my mugger......the poor lady I am dragging along with me has no idea that my Hermes is in such jeopardy, she keeps yelling "let go" , is she kidding me?? Thats my Hermes..... so i get why you were in distress.... i guess they thought the requests were funny, but viewers think "how lame" ... girl, you go out and celebrate your victory and buy you a nice handbag...

pamelatp
pamelatp

I'm sorry I just can not come up with one thing to write to tell you how glad I am about your life now,

RHOBHfavoriteshowonTV
RHOBHfavoriteshowonTV

Taylor,

 

No one knows how they will act in a situation until they're in it, and you, like all of us, haven't always made the best choices. I was never a fan of yours and last year begged Bravo to take you off the show because I cringed every time I saw your face. This year I cringed again with how you acted at Yolanda's party, but came to your defense when Yo made comments about how she hated drunk women (as opposed to "drunks" or drunk people).

 

You're never going to do everything right or have all the answers; but while you're in this changing mode, figuring out who you are, you may want to look at Lisa, Camille and Brandi as role models rather than Kyle and Adrienne.  Lisa for her humor, tact and class; and Camille and Brandi for their ability to see themselves on screen as we do and make an effort to actually change and grow rather than think they're smarter than the viewers and try to tell us the sky is green when we can clearly see it is blue.

 

The human capacity to forgive and forget is enormous, but it can't come about without an honest effort to become a better person.  I don't think Kyle and Adrienne are even capable, not without a huge loss and humbling experience as you've experienced.  You can make it on your own in this world, even in BH, if the public is behind you.  Kyle and Adrienne don't need the public behind them.  Adrienne has her family money and Kyle has her "BH" and family proxy pedigree.  So unless you want to live off of Kyle's scraps and never come into your own, you should rethink your alliances and "friendships" and what it's actually costing you.

 

If you were to stop judging Brandi maybe others would stop judging you. And I'll bet Brandi would be the first to forgive with open arms, because she's not cynical yet.  Imagine if you had stood up and defended Brandi to Faye.  Your blog would be full of comments instead of barely 100.  Do you see that you're fading as a nothing? The victim role is old and played out.  Please step up for what's right.  You almost did at Mauricio's event, then you backed down and never said a word.  Don't be afraid, if there's a good person inside you, please let her out.

lyshorty
lyshorty

Dear BravoTV, Please kick Taylor off the show and bring back Camille! I can't stand this nut! For someone who came from an abused relationship, I don't understand why she's sad about her wedding ring. I threw out everything I got from my abuser once I broke free!

Bonz25
Bonz25

I think your recent judgement to date a man who was still married may cause you to cleanse your home again

cindy1963
cindy1963

Taylor,

   I'm happy that all of that stuff with the lawsuit is over. I know it must be a big relief for you but I must say that when your lawyer called you, he really did not sound sympathetic at all! He was very "cut and dry" about the whole thing. You would think that a person would be a little more understanding when it comes to the point of asking someone for their wedding ring, given the circumstances. I don't know, that's just how I feel. I guess we're not all the same. Some of us have more compassion than others. Anyway, I wish you luck with everything and I hope all goes well for Kennedy as well. Be strong, I know you can do it. Good luck and God bless.

PoconoMt.Pa.housewife
PoconoMt.Pa.housewife

I am very happy that all of your financial worries are behind you!

 

But, I am wondering on how all the "Brandi, Scheana, Eddie" thing is sitting with you?  

Seeing how being the "Other Woman" is so devastating to so many other people than yourself? I still can not muster up any compassion for you.  

Sorry still not a fan!!

Hubbchick
Hubbchick

The best part of watching RHOBH on demand... I can fast forward through all of your scenes... :-)

Debbs
Debbs

Grow up, learn to deal with being poor, get a job, and take care of your kid.

jodiski
jodiski

@MightyQuinn Im not quite sure if you realize your watching a REALITY show. In stead of insulting some one change the channel. Better yet find something else to do with your boring life. You have some nerve. No one is forcing you to watch. HATER

chaimomma
chaimomma

 @nellie6

 I agree with this 100% look at that huge expensive house you're living in and the clothes and accessories you continue to wear. Count your real blessing in life and proctect and teach your wonderful daughter the TRUE values in life.

Evangelia
Evangelia

@nellie6 that man is her boyfriend!

imarelic100
imarelic100

 @FlutterBy

She needs to get herself some self-esteem, some character and a HUGE amount of therapy!! I honestly feel sympathy for her daughter. That may be harsh, but I am a child's advocate - ALWAYS!

DixieDarling
DixieDarling

@FlutterBy , hummmm, are you joking? I can't tell? I am a purse and sleepwear gal myself. Many friends I have are all about their shoes. I splurge on purses and matching robe,nighty,slippers. LOL But wouldn't bat an eye lash at handing them over to keep a roof over my babies head. Not then or ever! Its extremely sad to me that someone's happiness and self worth comes with what they have.. What a shallow life Taylor lives. IMO I still can't picture Russell beating her either. Not judging yeah nor nay.. Just my thoughts.

sinsin
sinsin

 @RHOBHfavoriteshowonTV

 Taylor if you read these blogs then I hope you read this one it is the best advice you will ever get.

FlutterBy
FlutterBy

@RHOBHfavoriteshowonTV Shouldn't Brandi actually prove to learn from her mistakes before Taylor looks to her as a role model ? Seriously, you think Brandi could be a role model for Taylor?? I don't get that one.....I don't think Taylor needs a role model as much as she needs to replace those fabulous bags those leeches took from her.....

jodiski
jodiski

@lyshorty Better yet lets kick you off the internet. Guess if you were interesting enough they'd put you on a show. But your not so keep your snarky comments to yourself or let us see I to your life.

MightyQuinn
MightyQuinn

 @jodiski  @MightyQuinn

 And I'm not sure you know the difference between yourself and the show. You are oversharing as much as our dear Taylor. Do keep your nasty self to yourself. You do yourself and certainly Taylor no favours whatsoever. It's best to target comments to the cast on the show rather than those of us who comment. What precisely do you object to in my comments? Rather than venting you might some constructive criticism. But that does require knowing what one thinks rather than visceral reactions.

FlutterBy
FlutterBy

@DixieDarling As i was reading this I had to do a mental inventory of the condition of my matching pj/ robe thing...and now i feel like i have been deprived....you mean you match your slippers?? See girlfrand, i would have never thought to do that, you give me ideas now....but whether i am serious about my handbags?? Uhhh yeah...pretty much....i would mug someone else to keep them from taking my handbag ... i am pretty attached to handbags...the other thing i splurge on is good hair products...and facial basics....i would crawl nekkid over hot coals, while balancing a small pot bellied pig on my back for a good nightime moisturizer.....i try a new one whenever i run low, however, i don't stockpile....one of my weaknesses are totes.....i love totes, whether they are 4.99 or 499.00... i love the inexpensive ones as much as nice ones....i would dig my way out of a maximum security prison using a plastic spoon if i thought incarceration would keep me from my totes.....

DixieDarling
DixieDarling

@FlutterBy , LUV IT!!! .Thank you so much for the smile! Pot bellied pig indeed. LOL Now I'd buy a $500 purse for you to see that. I'm as bad about the other so I've no room to talk. I've NEVER put on a pair of panties,Bra & socks unless they matched what I was wearing. LOL My husband just said in 28 years of marriage he's never seen me in mismatched bra and undies. So we all have our odd hang ups I guess? I do!