Taylor Armstrong Says ‘Real Housewives’ Literally Saved Her Life

taylor armstrongIt seems like immediately following the suicide of Russell Armstrong, his wife Taylor went on a media blitz of sorts. She's been extremely outspoken about what a terrible man Russell was, informing everyone of the details of the years she spent emotionally -- and physically -- abused by him. She even scored herself a book deal, in which she plans on including personal photos of the injuries she endured during her abusive marriage (and which she sold to Entertainment Tonight for a reported six figures).

After remaining somewhat quiet for, oh, I don't know, a few weeks, Taylor is back at it, saying that if it weren't for The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Russell may have killed her.


She feels that the presence of the cameras acted as a wall of sorts, protecting her from her violent husband. She told KTLA:

I was in an abusive relationship for six years and that was going on ... The only thing I would say if the cameras were not in my life, I might not be sitting here today. A lot of domestic violence situations end in murder-suicide, versus just suicide. I have my daughter with me today, and by the grace of God and, perhaps, reality TV, I'm sitting here and so is she.

Two quick things here. Despite Russell seeming like an extremely unpleasant man, I think it might be a bit of an exaggeration for Taylor to say that she and her daughter are both alive today because of reality TV. I mean, the cameras weren't rolling 24 hours a day. And two, I really think Taylor should have laid low for a while.

Weeks after Russell's death, she was out giving interviews, quotes, and writing a book on what an evil, evil man Russell was. And he very well may have been, but didn't Taylor want to grieve/deal privately at all? Didn't she want some time to herself to try to ... heal?

Immediately informing the world about what a first class jerk her deceased husband was may make the pain and suffering go away now, but she can rest assured that once all the fanfare ends, it will most certainly resurface.

Do you think Taylor should have laid low after Russell's death?


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