Taylor Armstrong

Taylor apologizes for her attitude with Yolanda, says why she didn't confront Dana, and wonders about Kim's behavior.

on Mar 12, 20130

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Dana, Dana, Dana. I got a call from her and she was distressed to say the least. When I showed up to meet her, she was in a bad place. She kept telling me how happy she was and how she was enjoying her new "free" lifestyle but, I could see clearly there was so much pain hiding behind her words; her actions were speaking louder.

I wanted to share many stories and many experiences where I was masking pain. I knew she needed to hear them but in that moment, it just wasn't right. Unlike Kim, I don't give advice on things I am not an expert in and I have made enough mistakes to know. . .I'm no expert.

As for Dana telling me that my friends are not my friends, I disagree. She had a rough experience with my gal pals and harbors resentment. I know who my friends are and I know who they are not.

368 comments
erinS68
erinS68

taylor glad to see you doing better, previously I couldnt stand watching you, I understood how you felt about your trauma, and I have a very similar situation, which is why I am terribly confused by your rude crazy attitude? Is that a luxury rich people get to have to be able to check out in life? and like I previously said since having the same situation, I can understand, but just went off the deep end. anyways After saying I am proud your getting it together like a grown woman should... keep it up..!!!!

angjay
angjay

Taylor, I truly appreciated your loyalty to your friend Linda, David’s ex-wife, even if I don’t really care for her based on what I’ve seen thus far.  It’s evident that you care deeply about her and it is so nice to see a true friend be honest and acknowledge your insecurity about hurting the friendship should you show signs of being friendly with her ex and his new wife.  Linda did make a brownie point when she said she absolutely has no problem with that... let's hope she meant it!

 

I also think it is very BIG of you for recognizing your unwarranted meanness towards Yolanda and David and making it right by taking responsibility and apologizing, appropriately.  You’re showing a side of you that I could definitely grow to admire.  Keep working towards your happiness and healing… and best wishes as always for you and Kennedy!

Lo2ve
Lo2ve

Taylor- Your gal pal Linda, is low class. Her comment about homemade jam and it being so middle class was disgusting! It's no,wonder she is divorced. Get real and come down to planet earth, get new friends - because you should feel embarrassed to hang around Linda and Dana and call them friends. Just plain BH trash.

shawn1971
shawn1971

Taylor I just finished reading your book. I didn't put it down until I read the whole thing. It was a great book and very helpful to me. I have been in 3 abusive marriages. and i'm so sad to hear your leaving the housewives

sandi2
sandi2

Taylor, after last year's reunion, it was very difficult to have any faith in you.  But seeing you express concern but not manipulation for Dana and Kim make me think that maybe (maybe!) you have a Heart after all.   BE CAREFUL of Kyle; be very careful.

lynnesmile
lynnesmile

Taylor . . . . tick tock, tick tock.  It's time for you to leave the show.  You bring absolutely nothing to it other than you feeling sorry for yourself all the time.

FlutterBy
FlutterBy

Taylor, in regard to Dana, I have to say that it was disappointing to see a woman so obviously in mental anguish over a breakup....and chose to allow the one responsible to see that pain....it won't have any impact on him...and video is forever...that footage may have been intended to cause some jealousy for her ex bf, but I doubt it raised his hackles at all.....instead when her son is in college, a fraternity bro will dig it up....hurt will ensue.....I am not sure if Danas wealth came from her bf, but she needs to get some help for that wounded self esteem she is dealing with....and come back in her new life as a housewife....Faye needs to take some decorating classes, so a spot will come up....I think she can pull it off, and this viewer is hoping she will....her and Brandi may be best friends one day....stranger things have happened on these shows.....

shysharon
shysharon

Like I said before, when a situation makes no sense, then it's a fake. Seriously, Taylor, desperate for attention is getting old, glad you recognized that and came clean.

karenmom
karenmom

Geez......I am hoping against hope that Bravo isn't considering Dana as a cast member next season. I know there will be a shake up but if Dana or Faye make the cut, I'm out. Hang on to your zip code, Taylor.

elliemae
elliemae

Dear Taylor -  You are my favorite "B.H. Housewife!"  I just wanted to let you know that I can relate to you because I'm a single mom of a daughter and my ex-husband is a functioning drug addict which is why I left him.  I'm sorry you didn't go to Paris but I would do the same thing as you - and choose to stay  home with my daughter instead of deal with a bunch of back-stabbing bored, rich women!  Stay strong!  Love, elliemae in Texas

Pleides333
Pleides333

Taylor I feel for you so much. You have the unfortunate abilty to involve yourself with all the wrong people. Like Linda Thompson.  She's Bruce Jenner's ex as well...why aren't you going after  Kris Jenner or Bruce like you did David Foster and Yolanda...Taylor you really need to get a grip... you've needed to from the beginning of the show...you have always and repeatedly shown poor judgement in what you tell your friends (ie. all the stuff about being abused) and what you believe from your friends...Linda Thompson

Brenny130
Brenny130

Taylor, you looked truly beautiful in this weeks show.  Sobriety looks great on you!  You get to show how much of a lady you are.

RoseWind
RoseWind

Taylor,  You have been much more appealing the past two episodes, and I think it is because you were sober.  Regardless of who the messenger is, please listen to the fact that you are an alcoholic.  Your behavior for 3 years has often been rude, selfish, and offensive.  You do not want Kennedy to see you on film this way; it is time for you to grow up and act like an adult and take responsibility for your actions.  Stop using your troubles from your marriage as an excuse to bully other people.  

 

The fact that you are suddenly complimentary to Lisa and apologetic to Yolanda seems self-serving to me.  You have always clung to the mean girls as your ticket to this show and the 90210 zip code.  Unfortunately, this time the mean girls are losing; the viewers do not like them.  You want to be invited back for next season, so suddenly you are nice to Yolanda and Lisa whom the viewers adore.  I don't understand you at all.

ampatone
ampatone

You must know why Brandi, said what she did reunion, you were dating MAN!

ninety1000
ninety1000

Are you finally leaving the show? Seeing less and less of you this season.

modernista
modernista

You brought Linda Thompson to Lisa's party? Really Taylor, was that necessary?

BlingDong
BlingDong

Nothing to say? I'm surprised you stayed away from the attack last night. Seems obvious they really have phased you out.

taffi
taffi

Taylor, what were you thinking when you brought Linda to Lisa's home ?

Laurenpru
Laurenpru

Taylor,

  As I read the comments to your blog. Many people seem to remark that somehow they like you better now, and you were a "jerk" before ect.  What people seem not to understand is that you went through  trauma. There was nothing "Jerky" about you.

 

 You were a woman that went through severe domestic violence, your husband committed suicide, and you had been dealing with lack of financial security while raising a small child on your own.  That is so much more than most people have had to deal with. You don't need to make "nice", or apologize to anyone. Your other cast members have no idea what that experience was like, so I am not surprised for lack of compassion from many of them either.

 

You don't have to be perfect, and you certainly don't have to please everyone. You are going through your process in front of America. I find you to be very courageous, and I hope you don't let the ignorant statements of people like Brandi get to you in anyway.

 

Trust the divine process, and I am certain you will have a life so much richer than any of your fellow  cast mates could aspire to.

NYCmama
NYCmama

I always root for you Taylor, I see you trying and making strides.  I do think that Bev Hills has to be one of the toughest places to live tho, when status depends on what you have instead of who you are. Hence, the desperate attempts by alot of the women to get others on their side, like an arsenal, at any expense.  I'm glad you made amends with Yolanda, you owned where you were coming from and apologized, that's something I'd like to see more of on this show. Yolanda really is a no-nonsense girl, she sees unfairness, and gossipy bullshit and isn't afraid to call it out, she says just what I'm yelling at the tv screen! Although if I really cared about justice and fairness, why would I be watching this frustrating show, the glam I guess, it sucks here in NYC in the winter, would love to sit by your pool! haha!!

lrcontroller
lrcontroller

Taylor: Since when is it your concern over David and Linda's marriage? They divorced, moved on and both appear to be happy. Did you happen to see that Yolanda and Linda actually gave the "fake BH" greeting at Lisa's that you all do? Take care of your own business and don't worry about David and Linda. They are adults and can take care of themself. Bye Bye

RuthIsraeloff
RuthIsraeloff

Taylor, help MARISSA keep it up against the troika Brandi, Lisa, Yolanda and do NOT backtrack, as she is absolutely correct to out a trashy message giving crap marriage advice from someone who is to psycho to keep her marriage together. Be careful, now that Brandi wrecked one home (Adrienne and Paul's) it seems she has set her sights on Marissa's home as the next on the list to wreck. SHe will not be happy until everyone is divorced, and perhaps she wants you to give her hubby a hall pass with HER. Be careful and keep up the resistance to her.

 

myfairlady12
myfairlady12

Kyle - don't take any advice from Kim! Clearly she knows nothing about real sobriety and Kyle is delusional believing she "accidentally" took the wrong meds. Hello? To your point, why would an addict have mood/mind altering drugs?!

 

I think she trying to spotlight you to take it off her. Kim's not fooling anyone. Best of luck!

paacosta
paacosta

Taylor,

You are one of my favorites this season.  Great come back. 

Giddyup
Giddyup

The first two seasons I didn't care for you at all....but I kinda like you this season.  I always thought you were less than truthful the first two seasons.  You seem to be calling it like you see it now and I'm liking your blogs.  I'm hoping you'll be back for another season.

ESinAZ
ESinAZ

Taylor's face said it all while having drinks with Dana.  BTW- where can you smoke indoors in CA?  That was wierd

TampaLisa
TampaLisa

I don't know Taylor. I always give people the benefit of the doubt. It was very noticable to me, in your blog, you very much stressed your newfound friendship with Lisa, and now Yolanda.....sincerely hope you do not have ulterior motives in terms of doing damage control with the  'wealthy friends'. 

Ironically, in the following paragraph, you spoke about Kyle and Kim, (who previously had the 'sit down' with you about drinking and all you have been through which is horrible, and I do feel for your daughter being a mother myself)......but Kyle has or so I thought was your primary friend.

She has had your daughter over alot to play with her's and so forth. Then.....you say Kyle shouldn't have been doing a 'rerun' with Kim and her issues with 300 guests at her new store. Which is it?

Remember your 'opening statement'.....I worked too hard for this "zip code"? You confuse me.

Finally, Dana, opened your eyes to her drunken comments, which you in turn utilized to 'refresh' your friendships because clearly she's in no place financially as before, being dumped and off the wealth list....yet  she must have hit a 'sore spot' for you to go off and start 'saving' the best of the best friends so you went off and did damage control. I really hope you are sincere, in all that you are now doing because if not, it will show sooner than later.

 

 

Toothie
Toothie

I will say this, and I quote my wife, ... Taylor has THE best stylist this season. I agree - looking good.

LisaB24
LisaB24

Dana wasn't just in a bad place, she was plastered!  You were right at the moment not to say anything about her behavior, she may have belted you!  She takes every chance she can to bash Brandy which shows how jealous she is of her(what did Brandy ever do to her except make the comment about her Fiance(which Dana admitted turned out to be true) which she apologized for right after she said it.   I can't believe she told you all those ladies weren't your friends when Kyle was especially good to you after Russell died.  I think she is just pissed because she got cut from the show, which was a smart thing for the producers to do.  

 

I'm glad you cleared the air with Yolanda, that was a nice scene.  I applaud you for working on yourself for your daughter.  Our kids are the most important people in our lives!

LisLwr
LisLwr

One of two  things happened with Dana Taylor. Either A - you went there with cameras to give your friend a voice because she wanted one. She must have asked you since she's been kicked off and lost her spot and blog and it's been bothering her terribly. Or B - you went knowing Dana was a train wreck but wanted to appease the producers who were looking for salacious drama,,and you even made sure we saw that you were thinking "the stuff she's saying is crazy." and threw her under the bus with your inner dialoge and reaction which was subtly loud.  If it's "A" you're a good friend and it didn't go too well for her, and you were trying to not look appauled in front of her, but you were embarrassed and it did come across to us viewers. Now, if it's "B," you set her up and when the producers got what they wanted, you wanted us to see your embarrassed reaction that you only wore when she looked away to save your own image after you used her. Only YOU know the real answer, no one else, but whichever it is COMPLETELY defines who you are. I hope it's "A."

aries9
aries9

 @Lo2ve

 I took that comment as a dig at Yolanda. as in yolanda thinks she (herself) is high society and Linda was kind of "mocking" yolanda.....

PleasePost
PleasePost

 @Lo2ve

 I wondered if anyone else caught that.......don't know about Dana. There's something about her back ground that makes me want to give her a shot. Linda....well, she might as weel have said "it;s very white trash" which I was offended by.

kc805
kc805

 @HadToDoIt I watched that too, I'd forgotten how Taylor kept going after Kim and then Kyle would join in on the attack.  i felt kind of nauseous seeing all that meaness again.

sandi2
sandi2

 @FlutterBy your comment sounds like Moonbeam!   Dana is a super-mess and Faye is...well, one can't say in polite company.  From comments, it seems fans don't want either one.

PureLife
PureLife

 @modernista 

 

Luckily Yolanda is the classiest lady on the show and it had no effect on her whatsoever.

Redridinghood
Redridinghood

 @Laurenpru I agree with everything but the Brandi comment!  And I don't approve of her going after a married man, who was still with his wife and children She shares in breaking up that family, We a women should not condone that behavior,  But till you experience it you don't understand.  Would he have left his wife anyway, maybe, maybe not, but if he did it would have been for the right reason not because another women who was attracted to him and he to her, said it was okay to get involved at the cost of his wife and children.  If you have to hide what you are doing from ANYONE, then chances are you should not do it at all.  Sorry,  I have seen too many men and Women leave their mate and children for someone else and eventually most of them realise it was a mistake,  If you aren't in love with the person you are with leave them, after you leave them then pursue the person, if they are worth the salt.  They will hang out and be there.  But to have an affair and then leave for the woman is just wrong.  Women should treat women better and they should respect each other better.

PureLife
PureLife

 @RuthIsraeloff 

 

Adrienne and Paul ruined their own marriage. You're giving Brandi way too much credit. Is she that influential that she can ruin a marriage just by saying that one simple word (that I'll leave out so my post doesn't get rejected but we all know)? I don't think so. As for Marisa, she will ruin her own marriage by constantly putting her husband down in front of others and saying she wants to sleep with other men. 

PureLife
PureLife

 @Giddyup 

 

Unfortunately I don't think she will be back next season.

Mikeyg2012
Mikeyg2012

 @Giddyup are we watching the same show?  I think Taylor has become so self-important and 2-faced she doesn't know which way to turn.  YOur 2 minutes of fame is over. 

Evangelia
Evangelia

@kc805 @HadToDoIt Me too. It made me sick to my stomach.

FlutterBy
FlutterBy

@sandi2 Well I am not Moonbeam.....but, I can understand how others see what I do when I say to let her have a go at this show....why shouldn't they, there are several extremely boring storylines going on right now.....I think you probably know which ones....I would like to see how Dana develops on this show....so sue me....Adrienne would....

Evangelia
Evangelia

@Redridinghood @Laurenpru Excellent post!

Hutchie
Hutchie

@Mikeyg2012 @Giddyup I have to agree with you. Taylor's true self was described by Lisa, i think, in Season I, I believe, when Lisa said that Taylor liked the zip code more than herself, and I think it was hysterical this season when she picked almost the same sentiment as her tag line! I think she is very self-important and two faced and as Lisa also pointed out after the Housewives sking trip to Camile's house, she is a pot stirer as well! She always looks and portrays herself as the innocent,but in fact delibertly tries to repeat things out of context or throws barbs out to highten the tension in a conversation or argument, and then stands back and enjoys the product of her doing!

LisLwr
LisLwr

 @Motorcitywife

 I agree with what you're saying "Motorcyclewife" but it happens to be completely irrelevant to my post,,,But I agree with you.

karenmom
karenmom

 @FlutterBy  @sandi2 Dana is too cringe worthy. She's no boring story line for sure. Just too hard to watch. With all the negative feedback, Faye doesn't stand a chance. I hope,

Gatorgirl1
Gatorgirl1

@Hutchie Taylor was going through a lot in her marriage at that time. I hope the new and improved Taylor is her true self.