Visiting Yolanda and David's house for the first time, I was in awe of the beautiful home they had built. Everything from the architecture and furnishings to the infinity pool and breathtaking views were done to perfection. How about that refrigerator? The color-coordinated vegetables. . .Martha Stewart would be proud. I was a little nervous when I realized she had the same man working for her who served us at Camille's "dinner party from hell" with the psychic, Allison DuBois.
Unfortunately, the dinner party occurred during a pretty dark time for me emotionally. In retrospect, I don’t think I was ready to be meeting new people and engaging in dinner conversation. The weight of my personal life was still at the forefront of my thoughts and I was in a stage of grief filled with anger, an emotion I was not accustomed to feeling. I found myself hypersensitive to people's comments and some of the history around our group was weighing heavily on me as well.
Although everything about the dinner party was done to perfection, I have to say. . .lighten up a little bit. This is the Real Housewives and we like to have a good time.
Though I thought you were out of line at some points but YOU REDEEMED YOURSELF to me when you made the contorted faces during the music. I thought David was so full of himself to think everyone should be in such awe of him when he imposed his self-promoting elevator music concert on everyone.
Being in a "dark place" does not give anyone an excuse to be ill-mannered. We've taught our kids that lesson from day 1. I'm progressively ill, and excruciating pains are a daily part of my life. And yet, most people tell me they' would never have known (on good days and I can "hide" it all) because I smile so much. It's a matter of remembering your blessings regardless of circumstances, and being very grateful for them. You cannot and must never visit your troubles on others. If and when you feel really badly, and we all do from time to time, then stay home if possible. People will understand. Otherwise, you need to exert extra efforts to keep yourself composed, or at least be gracious enough to excuse yourself when you start to experience moments of difficulty. Don't let any situation in your life, good or bad, give you permission to be rude, and self-entitled. Surely, you wouldn't want to impart these behaviors unto your daughter, would you?
@balmoralgal I agree completely. Taylor has an excuse for everything. Maybe she should write an excuse book for every occasion.
Ms. Armstrong, Everyone understands that there must have been a reason for your behavior that night; people don't act that way for no reason. But the courteous thing to do would be, not to explain yourself, but apologize to Brandi for maliciously spreading lies about her. I don't want to judge you. I can't imagine what you've been through. But to hide behind your tragedy and use it as an excuse to justify wrong behavior is not fair. And if you don't want to apologize to Brandi because you're waiting for an apology from her, then you're behaving childishly. And that's coming from an 18-yr old. I trust you'll get your life on track. You're in my prayers.
Taylor, you have been through horrible trauma and trying to be a functional socialite during the process! The best advice I would suggest to you is to try to get through this before you drink among your friends.. Let's face it, you had a once in a lifetime opportunity to gain a nice friend by being placed next to the trumpet player; instead you started gossiping! (no different than the rest of the women),however it did not appear as a good idea. I agree totally with you regarding David Fostor's rude remarks to you and Kyle when you both were singing; he IS a self absorbed, narcissitic, artist and Yolanda, is acting like she is perfect so he will keep her around!
Taylor really...I am going to paraphrase but you basically said Brandi messes up at all of the get togethers. Ok pot calling...let's see there was oklahoma on your assgate,sitting in a suitcasegate,taunting Camillegate,bringing your shrink to a partygate and now Yolanda and
David's pianogate. You just can't stand that she gets the attention. I wish they would not have
brought you back. Your issues,your "dark times" have all run way too deep for a TV show. We all just want to relax and enjoy, most of us have to work the next day and the viewers do not want to be vested in a character that has serious mental health issues. At least with Kim we can relate her to family members and friends that hit some rough spots.
We cannot seem to relate to you at all.
@cdwash Couldn't have said it better. Seems like Taylor's always having to explain her actions by saying what a dark time she was in emotionally, etc., etc., and most of us are tired of it. Bravo, if she's that ill (and I do believe she is), please replace her. The viewers have been forced to watch enough of the train wreck that is her life over the last few years, and it's clear she either has no intention of turning things around for the better or she's simply not capable of doing such a thing, in which case she needs a lot of professional help (and not from some fame-hungry celebrity shrink).
Dear Taylor,As a fan of the Real Housewives I must confess that I am a little bit taken by your manner, and behavior towards Brandi and other members of the cast. I find it disrespectful that you like to whisper and gossip about other people in NATIONAL TV. You are a beautiful woman fighting against Domestic Violence (which could considered just another form of bullying....) and you are totally doing exactly the opposite and probably giving a bad name to your image. Stay strong and beautiful but use your brain and stay out of conflict and really represent your community by doing honorable things instead of being recognized for the bad things. I bet you, that love will come your way, much faster if you put a little more good out into the real world, because eventually KARMA does come back and twice as bad. With love,D
@pazsagredo Not only does she gossip but she gets it all wrong. Brandi did NOT say she slept with everyone in Bev Hills. She said it's a small town & everyone knows everybody & probably has slept with everyone. She wasn't talking about herself. At Yolanda's you were as excited as a kid getting their first bike telling a stranger that Brandi has slept with everyone. Trash talk doesn't become you. We can tell you've clawed your way up. Are you now slipping?
Taylor, I really do want to like you. I cannot imagine in my wildest of nightmares having to deal with not only years of abuse by my husband; who is supposed to love and protect me, but also his death by his own hand. And then to have to be strong everyday so that you can be a support system for your child who has lost her father. It has to be incredibly hard and I get that. I just don't think you should be drinking at all right now, much less in front of camera's. I know these shows were shot months ago and no one can go back and change things, we can only learn from them and not do them again. The problem that viewers are seeing is you don't for some reason get that concept. You continue to do and say things, (especially when there is alcohol involved) that make you look terribly. You seemed genuinely upset about your actions last season once you saw them however, you continue to do the same things and it is from alcohol. Don't you remember how badly you looked and acted when you drank last season?
As women we have to wear so many different hats and we ourselves can get lost in all of the things we have to do and be for those we love and it is incredibly hard. Don't add to that difficulty by creating drama for yourself. Treat people like you want to be treated and don't drink.
You are the consummate victim, and quite frankly, we've grown weary from you. Please don't quote your Oklahoma beginnings as it's putting another black eye on my state. People here, for the most part, don't act like you, and certainly don't "go Oklahoma on folks". You are just fake and need to move on.
Taylor, your excuses for being tacky and classless are abundant and boring. Clean yourself up.
give me a break, your a drunk and a brat. stop using your emotions as an excuse. get over yourself and move on. maybe you can marry another sucker and suck the life out of him and take his money and drink some more....so over you.....
All things considered Taylor, i have a hard time with your opening line " i've worked too hard for this zip code to go home now". I find that to be in poor taste...all things considered. . .
lovekats I find the comment to be one of the really true things she has said on the show. Shows what a money-hungry wanna be she is. To say it with pride shows what a clueless low class she is.
I feel sorry for ur daughter.. she will watch all these videos and read these comments, and learn all about her momma :(.. Time for u to redeem urself...a total personality change is in order!
Taylor, You are rude crude and socially unacceptable. It seems that drama follows you everywhere. We are so tired of hearing about all of your financial troubles when you walk around carrying Louis Vuitton and wearing designer clothes. It is so obvious that you are WAY out of your league with these housewives. Why don't you check yourself into the Betty Ford Clinic and get much needed help. I cannot believe that you have the audacity to say that Brandi is "TOXIC" bahahaha now that is the pot calling the kettle black as we say in the south (NC). Maybe Bravo will have a spin off show " Real Drunks of Bevely Hills" and you can be the star. Check yourself before you wreck yourself..girlfriend!!
I LOVE you Taylor!! You tell it like it is. When Brandi "tells it like it is" she is applauded like a good little truck driver. YOU are the honest Real Housewive.
@Melissabravado OMG...I think I'm choking. How old are you Melissa? Fourteen? Time for your homework. No more RHOBH for you, Missy.
@PamChristmas Brandi's book is 3 years after her divorce, not published 6 months after her husband committed suicide. Brandi's ex is still around to dispute any inaccuracies as he sees fit. Taylor's is not.
Always playing the victim. Your issues, are just that, your issues. You are always crying the "woe is me card", tired yet? You are self-centered and hell-bent on ruining everyone else's "good time". You do nothing but complain, no matter where you are. I wish you would just leave the show. Please!
I find the comment of lighten u
p we like to have a good time to be one that should be self pointed. It seems from what i have seen is we like to get drunk, angry and cry the victim.
Uhgg, watching you and your jealous comments makes me cringe. The clip of you yelling at Brandi again at the dinner party after she announced her book deal just oozes envy. I believe you used the word toxic to describe her presence in the 1:1 interview, but dear, you are coming across as toxic. Do you really, really believe you do not sound angry and bitter? You have a right to be, but it is classless to be bringing to social engagements. If you cannot control the vitriol, you need to seek a support group and stay away from others..You should be setting an example for your daughter about surviving, not stooping to a new level of ugly.
Taylor, hopefull you'll go back to Oklahoma b/c you don't belong in Bevery Hills. You're were a rude guest at Yolanda's. You're always talking abt Brandi b/c your jealous of her and I think that Kyle is the only one that likes you b/c you kiss her butt.
It's time for Taylor to be retired from the hosewives and sent out to pasture. She is not fun or interesting....she is rude and self obsessed.
Taylor I admire your strength you are an amazing woman. Can relate to abuse, it is numbing. Pray for you. Was wondering about your jewerly, if you don't mind. I love it all, especially the one you wore to Ojai with white blouse. It is leather beaded with amazing stones (2). Can you tell me where you purchase your jewerly? Thank you and much happiness you deserve! L, Eileen
Taylor, YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE GONE!!!!!!!!! It's David "freakin" Foster, to be in his presence, let alone in his home hearing some of those legendary songs from the "Hitman" himself, should have been an honor in itself. I honestly have NO IDEA why you came back this season!!!!!!! Taylor, personally, I think you're jealous of Brandi. You take things she says WAYYYYYYYYY TOO SERIOUSLY. Brandi is a fun, "call it like I see it type of girl (yes she goes too far sometimes, but hell, that's what makes her interesting)." Brandi is definitely prettier, and between the 2 of you, she has a better reason for being on RHOBH then you do. I think Yolanda was a gracious host, and you were just flat out rude!!!!!
Taylor hasn't written a new blog this week.. hmm, She has nothing to say, no secondhand info? I've noticed that Taylor can't stand on her own, isn't comfortable being in her own skin and has to ride on other's backs to TRY and fit in.. sad. It really is sad that her claim to fame, reason to blame isn't here anymore.
Taylor, You really need to leave his show. It is clear that you are under stress which is understandable given your circumstances. I'm sure you are concerned for your future as your lifestyle requires a tremendous amount of income to maintain and you fought and endured so much to stay in that zip-code. But it is time to cut your losses. Move back to Oklahoma where you have family who ill support you. Going thru all your problems in the public arena can't be good for you.
WifeNoMo I completely agree. I loved Taylor in her first season. She was so very sweet and mild. This season, however, the only thing that comes to mind is sloppy, gossipy mean girl. Taylor, we all know you're better than that. Please take the necessary time to recuperate and re-charge your batteries!
@paulis @WifeNoMo Mmm Taylor in the first season was so very sweet and mild? Yelling at Kim "I'm about to take you out back and pull some Oklahoma on your ass." I would think twice about your statement.
Tag line "I've worked to hard for this zip code to leave it now" how many pharmaceutical reps live in BH? It's difficult to feel empathy for a person who volunteers at a Family Crisis Center and did not utilize any of the tools and resources they provide for abused children and women. She releases a book "to help all battered and abused women, and men, and aid them in their struggle" A clear example for the term Oxymoron.
I believe Taylor's driving force for bad decisions is money and greed.
We as viewers have some influence with Bravo executives to express our dislike and hopefully they will make a judgement call.
For my fellow blog followers who believe she needs this show to support her child I disagree, she is capable of joining the workforce and living within her means. The question is does she understand the income bar has dropped? She's not the first person this has happened to.
Hubbchick I think that sadly alot of women (and men) who get on this reality bandwagon get quickly used to the easy money. Basically doing nothing all day, but having corporately sponsored lunches and free trips, all while but being followed around by cameras.
She claims that she had some sort of entrepreneurial career. Frankly I can't see it cause she doesn't even come off as remotely intelligent, much less running a business. Bottom line is now, she can't go without her Bravo check. For someone like her to go back to the grind of actually interviewing? HA! She's gonna be dragged from the Bravo Club House kicking and screaming.
Taylor, you had me laughing so hard tonight. You actually said that whenever Brandi is there you never know whats she's gonna say? Are you serious?? You- the drunk housewife ALWAYS making up 1 excuse or another for your despicable behavior. Sweetheart, do yourself a favor: go look in the mirror (while not putting on makeup) & see if you like who you see...I doubt you will.
whatever taylor, "YOU commented that you heard screams when brandi and lisa went to their rooms! talk about gossiping.
Your previous blog title, "Bigger Things Than Brandi"; I'm confused - what are these Big Things because your conversation and actions seem to be obsessively Brandi-driven. I guess that's how Small you actually are. The biggest thing/person should be Kennedy's mental health and ensuring she enjoys childhood.
Taylor, you are impossible and incredibly mean. Most of the viewers like Brandi, and your being so vicious by constant second/third hand gossip has already put a damper on this season. I hope they get rid of you and your drunken behavior.
You keep blaming your bad behavior on your personal life. Actually you are not nice : from season 1 you liked to stir up or outright created troubles between other housewives. You were not comfortable with Lisa becaus she was smart and saw through you. You got along well with Kyle because you two are alike in many ways: cakcling, disrespecting disguising as joking, twisting facts, and shallow. Change yourself for the better for the benefit of your precious daughter. She needs a mom with integrity and grace as her most important role model.,
tjjpt I agree; the similarities between Kyle and Taylor are scary when they're in their mean girl, crappy remarks mode. I hope someone flattens the both of them this season. I completely fast forward through Kyle and Taylor for the most part, which takes out about 1/2-1/3 of the show. Hardly worth the time.