Taylor Armstrong’s emotional and drinking problems taking their toll on ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ producers
The ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ star Taylor Armstrong has been displaying very erratic and disturbing behavior during filming of the new season, leaving producers to consider whether or not she should continue the Bravo hit.
“There was talk of getting rid of Taylor from the season now taping, but after her husband, Russell, committed suicide it didn’t feel right dumping her,” an insider tells me. “But now, after watching her at several tapings, everyone is very worried. If they have another disaster on their hands, this would have a devastating impact on the entire franchise.”
Following Russell’s suicide, Taylor made several paid appearances to discuss her troubled past and even authored a book, “Hiding From Reality,” in which she revealed her difficult journey with abuse and low self-esteem.
“Taylor said she told her story, hoping she could help other women, but in the process she forgot to get help for herself,” a friend of the reality star tells me. “At a weekend spa getaway taping, it was obvious that something wasn’t right. At what point do you finally put down the cameras documenting the car crash and try to save the victim? She has been seen rolling around on the floor and no one wants to do anything to stop her. Her close friends are in denial. She was even drinking at Kyle’s kid’s birthday party that was at 1:00 p.m.”
Radar Online recently quoted sources who said they saw Taylor drinking during a spa visit in Ojai, Calif. Her representatives did not respond to a request for comment.
I love that show, but I do wonder if it’s the right type of fit for Taylor. She has seemed very unstable lately, and I think the cameras bring out the worst in her.
Here are some new pictures of Taylor out and about in Los Angeles.