I thought it was a bad joke, or maybe a mean comedic skit when I first read the headline, but it is unfathomably true -- Taylor Armstrong of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is going to be a cruise ship director. Not only that, she's going to be directing "wellness" cruises.
I know. But there it is right there in USA Today, not just the report of tabloid speculation. She told the paper that on the seven-night Mexican Riviera cruise, she'll be counseling cruisers on "everything from wellness and fitness to enhancing friendships and personal relationships."
"It's going to be about getting in physical shape and emotional shape and about empowering people," she said. Prices start at $1,227 per person, based on double occupancy, and bonus -- a personally autographed copy of her book Hiding From Reality is included!
I'm sorry, but WTF?! A Teresa Giudice cruise was crazy enough, but this is a boatload of batiness.
It hasn't been even a year since her husband Russell Armstrong committed suicide -- she JUST buried him last week. She spent years in an abusive relationship, and as we've seen on RHOBH, she has some serious self-esteem issues. Reports continue to come in that she's seen drunk and out of control, which seemingly point to some alcohol abuse issues as well. And SHE is going to be helping people get well?!
As for fitness, she was literally wasting away before our eyes last season. She may have gotten healthier since, but she certainly hasn't earned any sort of degree or suddenly overcome her issues with food. To be fair, it says she's bringing her psychiatrist and some other "friends who are experts in health and fitness" to help out, but who knows how qualified they are. Even worse? She's bringing her daughter Kennedy along for a cruise on the crazy ship. Just what she needs!
I am sure that Taylor has learned/is learning a lot about relationships, self-esteem, and nutrition in the wake of Russell's suicide. And that's great. I wish her all the healing and wellness in the world. But it does NOT make her someone that should be counseling others and directing a wellness cruise. Mostly because it's way too freaking soon! She needs time to get well herself before she starts trying to heal others. If this ship was setting sail five or ten years from now, maybe she'd have some perspective to share, but now it's just too raw and so absolutely distasteful, I can't imagine anyone forking over the money to go.
Do you think Taylor Armstrong hosting a wellness cruise is a good idea? Who would you rather cruise with -- Taylor or Teresa Giudice?
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