Taylor Armstrong

As many problems as Taylor has had with Brandi, she doesn't feel Paul's actions were justified.

on Dec 18, 20120

Ken was so adorable teasing Lisa about caring for him. They are such a fun couple even during recovery from surgery. Now for the heat!

Watching the explosion between Brandi, Paul, and Adrienne was difficult. That evening was such a disaster and seeing it again brought back some stressful memories. The level of anger from Paul was beyond anything I would have expected. It was so unfair to Mauricio to have this happen at his business event. Although Brandi and I have had a rough road, I won't tolerate any woman being screamed at by a man. Although I did not agree with Brandi's decision, I wanted to make sure she felt safe.

Camille is entitled to her opinion about the differences in airing secrets about the group. I did go to Camille as a friend and asked her advice about leaving my unhealthy marriage and how best to manage the transition for Kennedy. She had been through it with Kelsey and I thought she could give me some insight and advice. Unfortunately, she took our private discussion public. . .very public. That's the past and I have moved on with my life and so has she.

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cupoftea
cupoftea

Yes Taylor, Faye is entitled to her opinions...but as a guest at a dinner party she should have acted like an adult instead of a petulant child. She was there as a friend and designer of Kyle's dining room, which was the occasion for the dinner. Faye was not there to unleash her agenda of hate on a fellow guest. As you are aware...Brandi was harassed by Faye until she eventually left the dinner. There is absolutely no excuse for Faye's tirade, nor for Kyle's failure, as host of the evening, to put an end to it!

jkey
jkey

You've really been through hell.  To have to part with your ring must of been awful.  How much more can people strip away from you.  Must admit you look the best I've ever seen you.  Did not care for you until recently.  Hope your life will now get better and better for you and ,you deserve peace (or piece) and happiness.

gini
gini

You and Adrienne are my favorites.  Most all are fakes.  kim is OK.

Linky
Linky

Taylor - why do you choose to ignore the things Kim and her sister said about Brandi (behind her back) last season? If Brandi had not been the victim of such bullying last season, I may feel differently. However, Kim and Kyle treated her like dirt, made fun of her, refused to be on the same team as her, hid her crutches, etc... They acted liked children and their behavior was totally inappropriate and not the kind of behavior you would ever want to see from their (or anyone else's) daughters. As far as the reunion and Brandi calling you out - everyone called everyone out. No one was innocent during that meeting. Try seeing things from Brandi's point of view for once. She has been on the defense ever since she joined the show because of the 'mean sisters' who decided for the rest of you that she was not worthy of their friendship.

dotwalker
dotwalker

Go away Taylor, just go away!  

Missssip
Missssip

TEAM TAYLOR!! Anyone who is subjected to scenarios that remind them of previous trauma will get anxious, nervous. Scared. PTSD is serious and no,Kyle, it wasn't about Taylor but yes, Camille, Kyle and anyone else who can't understand, it scared the hell out of her and brought back all of those feelings of anxiety she experienced in her past. Maybe adrienne will figure out a way to sue taylor now! I do think that Brandi and Taylor being friends would be more fun to watch and I hope Taylor will move on from what Brandi blurted out at the reunion. The two of u are single & need to mingle!! Would make a good show, a lot better than Kyle stirring up crap and Camille's boring butt! Nn

catherinep
catherinep

Taylor,

It is totally irrational that you would take Paul's defense of his wife and what he said to Brandi as violent.  You are an opportunist who wants to use this as an opportunity to further yourself and your relevance on the show.  Adrianne was always a good friend to you and always tried to confort you and this is the way you pay her back it is obvious you are jealous. 

MrsVoland
MrsVoland

Taylor,

 I think you thrive on a lot of events that you should not. As for Paul's reaction, "Completely Normal"! Any real human with feelings would react in that manner when someone visciously attacks your family. As for Camille, She did Not Publisize your life...YOU DID! I believe it is time that Taylor starts accepting her own actions and stop blaming others for it all.

KathrynRose
KathrynRose

I truly feel bad about the things that have happened to you recently and am sure everyone with a heart agrees but not everything has to be about you. Your drama with Camille did not have to be brought up at this point in time. I agree with Taylor about how Paul's behavior towards a woman was completely out of line but I don't think women should be treating other women like that either. If your so against this behavior than what makes it okay for you to get so nasty towards Brandi?

melsweet
melsweet

i missed the early episode of you ladies at yolanda's dinner party until now.  your behavior was embarassing and reprehensible.  david foster has worked hard to make himself a music legend. (note that why don't you:  hard work, a career....)   they brought professional singers by to entertain you all as their guests.  when have you ever been personally serenaded by professional singers of that calibre in an intimate setting?  OMG, a classless person like you sure is hard to please.  your comments, complaints and eye rolling were absurdly rude and juvenille.  if professional singers were singing next to me, i'd have enough sense to  enjoy the music and the rare opportunity being offered to me without complaining about it. 

Eva18
Eva18

I’m truly disturbed by the amount of posts from women who think that Paul’s behavior towards Brandi, considering the circumstances, was acceptable. I’m outraged by one poster who feels that if women wish to be considered equal to men that verbal and physical abuse comes with the territory.

 

I’m not going to preach.  I am just so saddened that regardless of who your favorite HW is that any of you think that what you saw was okay. I hope you are not raising daughters (or sons for that matter).

 

 

PRINCESSNROG
PRINCESSNROG

Is anyone else sick of Kyle's self promotion.....Swinging her hair, doing splits...LOOK AT ME...LOOK AT ME?

 

Annie555
Annie555

Taylor, I feel bad for what's happened to you in your marriage with Russel, I do.  However, this matter does not involve you, there is not need for you to get scared or panic over the way Paul confronted Brandi.  

Brandi keeps this up, she's going to cross the wrong person one of these days.

 

I believe with all that's happened to you that it's time for you to hang up your hat with the show and this lifestyle, I mean clearly it's not where you and Kennedy belong....move on, please. 

MoniLA
MoniLA

Girl, please. He was pissed off. They both were. Obviously, Adrienne was not going to go off as Paul did. But I would have. I would have put my hands all over her skinny butt. Yeah, it's wrong but for you to say Paul's anger towards Brandi....etc..... He didn't hit  her. Brandi doesn't look for respect. Had Brandi been innocent of the accusations then that's another thing.

Felixi
Felixi

See, I feel like with the show & the book deal, they all hinge on your own personal dysfunction. I don't think you have an outlet for anything you can truly be proud of. That's why you were so hostile towards Brandi, you felt you HAD to write that book, you HAD to go on the show, you HAD to expose all your dramas. Brandi's been just sort of intuitively going about her decisions and coming out remarkably well. You need to be a bit more organic in the future, I feel like this season you're just resentful and re-hashing a lot.

jaygreen06
jaygreen06

Not to be flip but why are so many women acting so indignant towards Paul's angry? Gracious! I have seen so many women flip out on men (on television) and you never hear the cry of "how dare she"?!  And Brandi is no shrinkin' violet. It's not okay for a man OR a woman to verbally tear someone apart. I'd like to hear that rallying cry more so than "how awful to speak to a woman that way!" Women can be just as nasty. And sometimes nastier because they can throw a punch or slap, but by God "no man better ever touch a woman." Good grief…we women-folk still have a long way to go to get to equality. We can't have it both ways: treat me equally but remember I'm a delicate flower…

k2roseboom
k2roseboom

Not about you Taylor, please put down the wine glass and come up with something positive or at least DIFFERENT in your life to talk about. You saw the door a tiny bit cracked open and blew through it in hopes to get your voice heard. Annoying. Boring. Moving on...

yaya74
yaya74

Taylor,

 

No one can judge you unless they've been in you shoes. That being said, if you are truly applying what you say you are learning about yourself in therapy WHY are you so insistent in remaining in BH at all cost? It is obvious you do not belong there. It seems to me you still believe that belonging to a certain social class is the only way to feel you are worthy. I hope for your daughters sake you find true inner peace and a SATISFYING life. You dont need money for either one of these.

imarelic100
imarelic100

Taylor, I hope you move on... and find a REAL job.

lynn.morrisonmetcalf
lynn.morrisonmetcalf

Taylor- although I know this season is already "in the can", so giving advice on how you are perceived is foolish.  NO ONE would act so ridiculous as to continue the crazy rumor about Brandi sleeping with everyone in Beverly Hills. I sure hope this is acting as you appear to be truly nuts. I did read your book, sad situation. Please get some class and get it together Taylor. You deserve it

RedEye_
RedEye_

Still lying about the reunion? The episode video of the reunion which you can easily get hold of proves that you attacked Brandi out of the blue, and only then did she attack you. You like to gossip about others and attack but never take responsibility for attacking others first and have no concern for how your lies and attacks hurt Brandi, her children, or even your own.

Ok...
Ok...

Taylor,

 

Anyone who is sincere about efforts to stop violence against wormen, should not be "understanding" about Paul's behavior.    It was wrong.  I would imagine that even he isn't proud of his behaviour.  I like Paul., but not his behaviour in this situation.  Like Mauricio, he was being led to believe certain things by a manipulative, lying wife, and so he reacted poorly.  I'm not defending Brandi, becuase she does a good job of that on her own, but please stop claiming to be a fighter in the war against doestic violence when you support such ill advised behaviour.  I implore you to read more, and learn more...

cat8t1
cat8t1

Good on you for pointing out Paul's bad behaviour, and also for not joining in on the witch hunt at Kyle's house!

pianogal6
pianogal6

There's something about you that makes me feel you are untrustworthy. I can't put my finger on it, I just get that impression when I view you on the show.

I wish I didn't feel that way, but you make me squirm when you speak.

zeus31
zeus31

Taylor-its time to leave the show. No one cares about you.  It is totally unfair to compare Paul with your husband....you are not in the same league as these women.

Lynnscats
Lynnscats

Taylor to compare Paul's behavior with your late husbands is ridiculous.  Normally I would agree that a man should never scream at a lady but there is nothing ladylike about Brandi or her behavior.  Being angry at Camille is also ridiculous you were the one crying to everyone about your marriage they were all protecting you.  I have tried to like you but you always act like such a victim.  It's disgusting I cringe whenever you open your mouth.  Your lucky Kyle is such a good hearted person and welcomes you into her home. 

austinwatcher
austinwatcher

Taylor-

I appreciate that you had the where with all to state that Paul SCREAMING and CURSING at Brandi was not OK-under any circumstance. Please STOP telling everyone that will listen to you that Brandi said that she "slept with everyone..." I know that you obviously do not like her, but thank you for being the ONLY housewife to speak up against Paul's behavior.

katiek2
katiek2

Taylor you have alot of nerve. You started this season gossiping about Brandi's comment to Yolanda one in which you were not even present to hear. Then to bring this issue regarding Paul and Brandi toto further your own cause is shameful the two situations dont even compare. You broadcast the issues between your husband and yourself last season. People watrching did not need to hear Camille's comments to know what was happening. You are the only one who seems to still be in denial.

 I would suggest to start the new year treating the other women in the show that way you want to be treated and you will  have less drama and more friends in the long run.

Annie017
Annie017

Even though I've been beyond annoyed with you this season for repeating that "slept with everyone" comment (which is gossiping), you were the only one at the event that seemed concerned about Brandi after what happened, and you're not even friends! You surprised me.

 

 

Metromomma
Metromomma

Camille made a great point and there is a difference. You blabbed your own garbage because you wanted the rich girls to feel sorry for you so you could "keep your zip code". Adrienne and Paul didn't want their 'story' out. You can lie to yourself like you always do, but anyone can see the difference.

Eva18
Eva18

 @MrsVoland "Completely Normal"??? And what institution are you living in? 

sinsin
sinsin

 @Eva18

 Thank you Eva such a refreshing level headed person.  I thourght that there was no one on here with any sense until I read your post. It totally shocked me that women would think it totally ok to yell at a woman the way paul did.

melsweet
melsweet

 @Eva18

 right on sister, i totally agree.  that's why adrienne and paul have lots of money, but no class.  and quite frankly being high profile and in the public eye, they should be used to chatter by now. i know i am.  it sucks when people gossip but sometimes you just have to brush it off. 

PRINCESSNROG
PRINCESSNROG

I agree! The only BHHW's worth watching or caring about are Brandi and Lisa....The only REAL HW's of BH!

imarelic100
imarelic100

Are you NUTS? SO WHAT he was pissed. He's a goddam professional and a doctor no less. Are you REALLY serious? I just came on this sight and if this is what you all have been posting, I'm gonna have to take some blood pressure medicine because you all have lost your god-blessed minds!!!

Sorry, but ANYBODY who thinks Paul had a 'RIGHT" to do what he did to Brandi needs to have THAT done to them (or maybe they DID already!)!

Emm119
Emm119

 Are you serious?  Really?  Equality DOES NOT MEAN a man can berate a woman or physically beat or hit a woman and if that is your meaning of a man and a woman being equal there is a big problem.  For a man to get in a woman's face and scream at her, that is his way of gaining "control" over her.  Equality for most women means let me apply for and have the same chance at the same job, earn the same wages.  If you are in a verbal confrontation with a woman and she slaps or punches you...call a cop, she'll get arrested, just like a man....there's your equality. 

Hulali
Hulali

Strange the way YOU would continue to misinterpret what Brandoi said about sleeping with men in BH when at the time you were spreading this rumor about her YOU were sleeping with a married man!!! 

You are a nasty peice of work that will do anything to get the BH lifestyle you so crave.  Its horrendoues to watch how desparate you are.

imarelic100
imarelic100

 @pianogal6

Everywhere you look with Taylor, there's SHADE!!! You're not wrong - MANY of us 'feel' it.

cat8t1
cat8t1

 @pianogal6

 maybe you cant put your finger on it because it's all in your head!

Khousewives
Khousewives

@zeus31... That was pretty harsh. Whether or not I agree with Taylor is beside the point.

Sofie_pie2
Sofie_pie2

 @Lynnscats Beg to differ. Brandi could have called the police on Paul and he would have been arrested. Speaking and cursing and threatening to harm anyone within inches of their face can be deemed assault. At minimum it could have been emotional infliction of extreme distress if she feared for her safety and was scared.

MrsVoland
MrsVoland

 @Eva18

 If Anyone Puts Stress on My family life, then I would expect my Husband to react the same. If Brani wants to pretend to have balls and be a motor mouth, then what...was paul supposed to React Differently and treat her like a Lady???Come On people!

WatchWhatHappens
WatchWhatHappens

 @devildoc00  @WatchWhatHappens  @ccwriter  @MrsVoland

 I see your point, devildoc00.  I just don't give women a free pass just because they're women.  IMO, when one dishes it out verbally, no matter the gender, they best be able to take it as well.  We can agree to disagree.  BTW, I do like Brandi and hated the way Paul and Adrienne got in her face.