When Taylor Armstrong first told her Real Housewives of Beverly Hills co-stars about her husband Russell abusing her, they did not believe her. This has emerged after it was revealed that the Wives are not friendly off-screen and that Taylor Armstrong is unlikely to return for a third season.
A show insider has revealed how, when Taylor first started to open up to her co-stars about the abuse she was allegedly suffering, her stories didn’t match up and they hard a hard time believing her.
The other Housewives, who are not friends outside of the TV show, could not understand how Taylor could say that Russell Armstrong was beating her yet stay with him.
“They all offered her help to get out of the situation, but she didn’t do anything,” a show insider said.
The fact that Taylor was not always consistent on the specifics of the abuse raised a red flag with the women, as did the tales of increasing violence. They struggled to believe her claims.
Bravo’s hit show has seen a huge ratings win with the show this season following Russell’s tragic suicide last August, and the revelation that Taylor said she was abused by him.
However, her versions of the events caused the Housewives to question whether Taylor was actually telling the truth about what was happening, or if she was just trying to drum up drama in her own life.
Now producers want to add more drama in the shape of new Housewives. Producers are asking Lisa Vanderpump, Adrienne Maloof and Kyle Richards if any of their wealthy female friends would be interested in appearing on the show, a Bravo network insider revealed.
Camille and Taylor are both unlikely to return for a third season.