Taylor Armstrong of RHOBH: “I just want to go back to being a snack mom”

The fakest of the very fake catty women on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has to be Taylor Armstrong. She chased after her socially inept husband for his money, sucks up to all the women who have more influence than she has, and bullies Kim, the weakest and shyest cash member. Thanks to all of you who pointed out in the comments that Taylor’s husband declared bankruptcy five years ago, that they’re renting their house, that Taylor is a drunken famewhore (link leads to video of her with oompa loompa publicist Elliot Mintz) and that she’s invented parts of her past and has always been an entitled piece of work.

So it’s ripe to hear from this woman, who held a $60,000 birthday party for her four year-old, that she’s been hurt by people calling her out on her bullsh*t and just wants to “go back to being a snack mom at school.” If that’s the case, why doesn’t she stop doing Real Housewives? You know we’re going to see her slug lips next season no matter what she says about how she’s still thinking about it.

“It’s not easy having your life on television for people to judge you and feel like they can evaluate your life because you put it out there,” she said in Dallas on Saturday at the Style Icon gifting lounge, which catered to celebrities in town for the Super Bowl. “It’s been a little harder than I thought. Sometimes people aren’t very kind.”

On the other hand, Armstrong, whose troubled marriage to Russell was a storyline on Real Housewives, says that her relationship is stronger now that they have weathered a rough patch in such a public way.

“Reality TV has a way of fast-tracking everything in your life,” she said. “[Russell and I] had to observe that we’d lost touch with one another. It was good for us in the respect that it forced us to pay attention. It wasn’t easy going through it, but now, in the end, it’s been helpful. We were able to say, ‘We really have lost touch with each other. We need to do something.’ ”

Armstrong admits having regrets when it comes to the drama between her and costar Kim Richards. “I feel pretty good about everything – except my conflict with Kim,” Armstrong said. “I wasn’t really aware that she was going through as many personal challenges as she was, because I wasn’t really privy to that. So I feel bad about our conflicts. I wish I’d known then what I know now. But it’s life. So I wish her the best and I’m absolutely here if she needs anything.”

As for costar Camille Grammer – perhaps the most controversial Housewife on Beverly Hills – Armstrong is also sympathetic.

“To go through such a public divorce with small children … I feel really bad for her that she went through all of that while filming a reality show,” she says. “Because that’s enough stress as it is.”

Given all that happened on the show’s first season, Armstrong is still unsure of whether or not she’ll appear in a second.

“Every other day I think, ‘I just want to go back to being a snack mom at school,’ ” she said. “Back then my biggest concern in my week was whether I had to be room mom. So we’ll see.”

[From People]

Taylor was lying through her fake teeth when she said that she’d worked things out with Russell on their vacation. She was just upset because the show made it obvious that her marriage was a sham and that Russell can’t deal with social situations. If she found a wealthier guy who was willing to put up with her she would leave him in a second. As it is, women like Taylor are a dime a dozen in Beverly Hills, where they desperately try to cling to their wealth and youth and end up looking as artificial as the things they hold most dear. She’s not going to leave Russell and give up their grifter lifestyle. People think she’s just as rich and privileged as the women whose asses she kisses. Victory is so close she can almost taste it.




Photo credit: WENN and Fame

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

48 Responses to “Taylor Armstrong of RHOBH: “I just want to go back to being a snack mom””

Comments are Closed

We close comments on older posts to fight comment spam.

  1. Rita says:

    Thank God these women are not the dumbassest people in Hollywood. That designation goes to the men who marry them.

  2. GradStudentEatingHotPockets says:

    If she REALLY wanted to go back to being a “Snack mom at school” then she wouldn’t do an interview about it…she’d just DO IT.

    Seriously, nothing is stopping her. It’s not like she CAN’T be a snack mom because she has to work to support her family…I mean, c’mon. If you’re going to do it, then do it…we don’t need a public statement.

  3. Marjalane says:

    Her mouth is like a walking talking cartoon.

  4. guesty says:

    def my least favorite. she reminds me of a raptor from jurassic park in the header pic.

  5. Riley says:

    Whenever I see her rubber face, I think of Lisa saying, “Ah yes, Tay La. My best friend’s new best friend.” I hope Lisa sends this woman back to Oklahoma next season.

  6. LeeLee says:

    Oh please. She is going just where she wants to go. The exact opposite direction of snack mom.

  7. Tess says:

    Taylor has emerged as my least favorite Housewife, rivaled only by Jill Zarin.

    On a brighter note!….Adrienne and Paul, her husband, are beginning to emerge as strangely aberrrant characters. Their friends include the odious Camille and Kelsey, and CHARLIE SHEEN…Paul called the ambulance when Charlie had his latest overdose or whatever it was.

  8. cici says:

    i for one do NOT think that russell is socially inept. He’s probably just “not into it” (RHW) and WHO CAN BLAME HIM. he’s probably the ONLY normal, sane, and non celebrity monger person on there. Russell is the one who deserves better.

    what makes you think that russell can’t deal with social situations? because he didn’t want to be at those parties to fake it up like the rest? russell was probably busy WORKING and didn’t have time for his wife’s BS but the cameras edited that out.

    these ARE real people, and russell probably got dragged into the whole mess. i feel bad for him.

  9. devilgirl says:

    @Tess- Actually Adrienne is neighbors with Sheen, as are Lisa and Ken. They are not social friends but simply neighbors, and from what I have read, called the police because Sheen house was so loud. Lisa and Ken also called the police on Charlie.

  10. Tess says:

    I hear you devilgirl…but still, remember Adrienne made that remark about Paul wanting to go out drinking with M & M (or some such character) instead of going to Taylor’s birthday party with her. Trust me, there’s weirdness lurking.

  11. Marjalane says:


    Did you not see the pictures of Maloof with his arms around Charlie when he picked him up from the hospital last week? They be good friends. shudder.

  12. Yadira says:

    She reminds me so much of Jennifer Garner when she smiles.

    For some reason, Taylor makes me want to smack off her veneers out of that platypus trap she’s got

  13. lady of the lake says:

    Taylor just looks like a tranny! And sympathy for Russell may be misplaced – after all, she’s said she had her lips done when she was quite young, and theoretically Russell married her after that – so – they’re both nincompoops! He bought into her unsubtle artifice. I don’t really like trashing anybody, but Taylor seems to have the least self-awareness in this whole (guilty-pleasure) world of faux glamour, and she is truly incredibly annoying! But when will these ladies of the RH franchise realize that injected faces and blown-up boobies do not make for sexiness? Have to admit, though, it does make stangely compelling TV! And I guess they find rich men who like that stuff. Go figure.

  14. Isabel says:

    Russell clearly loathes virtually everything about her. I find great entertainment value in that.

  15. devilgirl says:

    I stand corrected, because from what I had read, they were neighbors and like Lisa and Ken called the cops due to all the screaming and noise at Sheen’s.

    @Tess- He wanted to go golfing with Marky Mark@Pebble Beach instead of going to Taylor’s party, and frankly if you would have offered me the choice, I would have played golf with Marky Mark, because Taylor sucks.

    He went drinking w/ Ken, Russell, and Mauritzio (sp?) the night before Adrienne’s uncle’s funeral.

    YES, I watch this show far too much!

    Anyway, thanks for giving me the scoop on Sheen w/them. Had no idea.

  16. NancyMan says:

    I am always thrown by a ‘celebrity’ with RHO…… after their name. I usually don’t know them and don’t care what they’re doing.

  17. Jacq says:

    Imagine how weird life is for their daughter.

  18. Addie says:

    I don’t buy it — Kyle was always pointing out to her friends that she thought Kim was an alcoholic and Taylor was certainly not left off that slanderous broadcast list. And, evidently Bravo (according to insiders) is considering not having her on next season so this is just spin; if they do in fact drop her, she can point to past articles and say it was her decision. Meanwhile I totally agree with the poster who said if she meant it, she would just do it. But she is waiting to hear if she has a job bc she does love the camera and when they decide, she will pretend she decided.

    One item missing from the list of her transgressions above is the video in which she is caught lying about Adrienne being her daughter’s Godmother — when Andy asks Adrienne if this is true, Taylor slowly nods her head up and down, pleading with Adrienne to back her up, as Adrienne narrows her eyes at Taylor and says it is not true.

    watch — http://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-beverly-hills/season-1/videos/resigned-to-a-loveless-marriage

    Hmmm… she chose the most wealthy and influential woman over her “bestie” Kyle?

    Also, they rent that house, bc of Russell’s credit issues after his bankruptcy and conviction of fraud.

  19. ghostbuster says:

    ugh, this woman is one of the greatest villains in the rhwo series. i dont think she would come off so bad if she was on the atl series or something. its just when shes next to the bh women she just comes off as slimy and trashy. her personality and banana slug lips just kill me

  20. wunderkindt says:

    Taylor and Russell are lame.

  21. kelbear says:

    Her lips scare me every time I watch the show.

  22. Kiyoshigirl says:

    I find this woman majorly pathetic. It’s almost like she’s gasping for air in each and every move she makes. The “godmother” video capturing her trying to tag onto Adrien’s life is most telling. If that doesn’t embarrass her, I don’t think she has any shame. Kudos to Adrien for recognizing Taylor as the desperate social climber that she is. Her attempt to further fracture the sister relationship between Kim and Kyle is unforgivable. For crying out loud Taylor, go out and find “real” people to be a part of your “real” life. Maybe then you won’t be so vapid and pathetic. I have a feeling next season Adrien and/or Lisa will exercise some “Oklahoma” on Taylor.

  23. ghostbuster says:

    @addie thanks for that link. very telling indeed. 🙂

  24. lin234 says:

    @ Addie- They should have put that in the show. It would have been hilarious! Taylor looks so pathetic there. And I’m glad Adrienne can see through her BS. I was wondering how someone as smart as Adrienne couldn’t recognize a social climber when she saw one.

    It’s probably a good thing Adrienne’s face is pulled tighter than a drum because her poker face is amazing. Although her eyes are really telling. She looked really mad at Taylor but still managed to give a dignified non-catty answer. She’s my role model.

    I think when it comes to famous people, in general, Adrienne will be friends with just about anyone because it’s good for casino business when someone famous stays at their hotel. Makes it seem more glamorous.

    Taylor completely lied about her statement above. She hinted ever so strongly in the reunion about Kim’s “state of mind” in NY. That NY trip was pretty early in the show so I have a feeling she knew. Kyle isn’t subtle at all.

  25. Addie says:

    I am so glad you folks enjoyed that clip! I found it on http://oldbroad.wordpress.com/2011/02/04/taylor-armstrong-lied-about-adrienne-maloof/#comments

    I watched it a few times and Taylor looks so much like a desperate clown begging Adrienne with her ‘smile” and her nodding head to go along with an actual lie.

    To me that is damning evidence of Taylor’s dishonesty, social-climbing, and hypocrisy. As she bought into her various charities and beautyticket[dot] com, I don’t think she can be dropped as spokesperson, though I saw somewhere that people are writing in to beautyticket to warn them against aligning themselves with an unsavory character.

    I hope Kim does not come back for her own good. Kyle resents her for her fame as a child actor so this public support of Kim will only make Kyle seethe more. I think Kim would do well to write a book about now. Then perhaps she’d not need this alleged help from Kyle’s Husband. I’d buy it, just to help Kim, if for no other reason.

  26. e says:

    Forget her lips. How bout her mouth? She is the one housewife out of all of them I can’t stand. She is so fake and plastic. I hope she doesn’t return.

  27. Addie says:

    It will be interesting to watch if Taylor does come back, if we can stomach it. I bet she will kiss up to Kim in order to salvage her irreparable reputation, but I bet she would crack and her true colors would rear their ugly head yet again. The alleged “ladies” need to remember that while it is nice to be important, it’s more important to be nice. Kyle could learn from that as well.

    As for Lisa, a real “lady” uses her wit to amuse, and never to abuse. I didn’t enjoy the way she fixed Kim up with Martin for her own obviously snide amusement, like a cat toying with a mouse, though I do find her to be entertaining.

  28. Kim says:

    She seems more down to earth in this interview than she appeared the whole season of the show! She seemed a bit of a whack job on the show but in this article she redeems herself a bit.

    Taylor totally thought at beginning of season that Camille would be the big draw & most popular character and tried to align herself with her by gossiping about Kyle & Kim and what was said at the airport on way to Vegas. She threw Kyle under the rug and Im glad Lisa called her on it! Kyle was naive to not see that! Kyle sepnt so much time berating her sister for not standing up for her when Taylor should have been called out for starting the whole drama between Kyle & Camille. It was put to bed until Taylor opened her big, hideous collagen inflated mouth.

    But now that Camille is least favored on the show Taylor is back peddling & trying to befriend everyone else ESP Kyle who is most popular on the show.

  29. Kim says:

    I dont think Lisa set up Martin & Kim simply for her amusement at all. I think she honestly tried to get them together.

  30. kas says:

    Stoopidhousewives.com has done a LOT of investigating on Taylor.

  31. Kim says:

    How creepy is her husband Russell?!!!! He is creepier than Simon, Slade & The Salahis put together!

    I thought the creepiest was that husband on Real Housewives of OC (dont know his name) but the “religious” couple, the wife w the hideous boob job. He is SUPER creepy but Russell is creepier.

    I cant even look at him when he is on because there is something really sinister about him. And he has ZERO respect for his wife (Taylor). He is a freak!!!

  32. lin234 says:

    I think Lisa was being cruel in the way she set up Kim with Martin.

    When she first talked to Martin about Kim, she kept putting Kim down and she knew Kim wasn’t Martin’s type at all. Who does that? I was embarrassed for Kim when Lisa dragged her over to Martin at the final party and he rolled his eyes after she left. The girl has enough issues. No need to add on to them. Since Lisa has been friends with Martin for decades, it stands to reason that Martin would have told her if he was interested in Kim. I think Lisa did that for her own amusement and perhaps to add a little drama to the show.

    Anyone else find it ridiculous that there are a ton of people apparently out there who doesn’t get it when Lisa is being sarcastic or making jokes? I mean the whole thing about her making love twice a year was obviously just her being funny but people actually take everything she says seriously.

  33. devilgirl says:

    Thanks to those that posted that video of Taylor and Adrienne with the “god mother” issue, and also for the Stoopid Housewives link!

    I had no idea Taylor’s real name is Shana! Is ther anything real about that woman?

  34. Addie says:

    Here is a video with Taylor stating a few times that Adrienne IS Kennnedy’s Godmother, which also includes the clip of Taylor teeteringly drunk:


  35. MrsOdie2 says:

    “It’s not easy having your life on television for people to judge you and feel like they can evaluate your life because you put it out there.”

    Yes, it is. When they ask you to be on television? Say, “no.”

  36. Jayna says:

    Thanks, you guys, for the two clips. I hadn’t seen those before or forgot them. I was having Beverly Hills Housewives withdrawals, especially the evil Taylor. This made my day. LOL Trying to move up the food chain and have Adrienne be the godmother and gets embarrassed on national TV. LOL

  37. skilo says:

    I’m a big believer in “actions speak louder than words.” I also believe anything that comes out of those freakish, fake lips is false. I really hope Bravo replaces her with Brandi Glanville.

  38. LuckyLilGem says:

    Can’t wait for the leaked sex tape of her with an ex.

  39. Jayna says:

    It looks like her hairline is receding.

  40. alexandra says:

    Here is more evidence what type of snake this malicious woman is.

  41. JenJen says:

    I hope they gave Brandi her spot!

  42. Cinderella says:

    Taylor is a nobody. How did she get on the show in the first place? Why would Kyle (who actually does have ties to money and fame) even be buddies with her? And if I were Kyle, I would watch what secrets I share with Taylor. She seems like one that would use leverage when she needs it.

  43. MrsOdie2 says:

    Look at the mouth on this woman! She needs to get a role on “V.”

  44. nina says:

    I personally am not on this bandwagon..women with little money, drive, ambition or passion in real life can be the fakest / bitchiest of all so..anyway Taylor always mentions how Adrienne is the ‘voice of reason’ and how she admires her for that so i can see why she would want her as a God mother i don’t see any ‘big taylor mystery/theory’ in that at all..which i dont happen to see the ‘voice of reason’ part..My opinion is Adrienne just seemed to stay neutral because her name is ‘Maloof’ which means her family name is associated with Big business ie. Palms Hotel, a basketball team..a record label etc..so she can’t go around acting a fool on TV..shes a smart savvy business women..so shes smart to stay out of the drama..or the family business would take a hit..that was very obvious to me..and her brothers wouldn’t have been to happy to have her acting a fool when the family worked so hard to get to where they are business wise. Anyway they’re all good smart savvy women who had their moments..nobodys perfect..the show has to show some drama or people wouldn’t watch..so I wont put energy into hating on people i dont even know..and they tape for like 9 months and show 15 or less hours of footage. Personally i feel these shows encourage people to spew alot of negativity, i take it as just something fun to watch..at the end of the day its just entertainment.

  45. Addie says:

    @Nina- I get what you are saying, and I think it extra gratifying that we all react differently to shows, via these comment threads.

    As with other shows, it is fun to come here and discuss how we feel about the characters. Because they are posturing it as “Reality TV”, I think many of us enjoy playing at “investigative watcherism’ and sharing what we find, much as viewers tend to read about stars’ personal lives. For the most part i do not see a whole lot of “hating” going on here. I think it is wrong to pick on people for things they cannot change or for perceived weakness (in the case of poor Kim), but I for one have no issue with people discussing how Taylor is mean to others, lies on camera, and how Russell makes a living cheating people out of money. stealing from people puts them in a difficult, and sometimes dire, situation. I do not commend dishonesty, therefor i do not commend Taylor or her materialism — which appears to possibly be the fruits of taking advantage of trusting people.

    We share myriad differing opinions and the diversity of said comments is what makes it so interesting. I dare say anyone comes to these comments sections to discuss serious issues — i for one sometimes need a break from depressing news and like to take a break from that on sites much like this. I’m not hating, I’m just discussing.

  46. nina says:

    I’ll personally say i don’t understand why people are hating on Taylor. She never hid where she was from..there was a entire episode where she’s working with her charity and opens up about her abusive past, she openly says where shes from (which whats the big deal) so whats the problem? I found her to be the least offensive and obviously Mrs. Grammer the most offensive..again from what was shown.. and not Everybody is originally from Beverly HIlls and only 2% of the population will ever get to be in the tax bracket where they will be able to afford to live there..also Taylor is not a newlywed, she has been married for a while and said she doesn’t want to break her family apart because she does has a small child so is trying to make her marriage work..just as millions of couples try and make it work when they have small children. Are people mad because she didn’t stay in the midwest and live paycheck to paycheck? Her husbands a venture capitalist..i don’t know where ‘stealing’ plays into that job description.. In the last few years many companies lost money and everyone was affected especially people who invest in these companies which is what a venture capitalist does? These shows basically pit women against eachother with the vail of money and glamour used as ‘buffers’ with such a combination its bound to entice ‘voyeurism’ when over 90% of the population aren’t monetarily wealthy.

  47. Felicity says:

    I think with Russell they are referring to his legal issues which are listed here:


    Perhaps they do need the money, or perhaps he did all his community service, paid all his debts to the IRS and to the clients who successfully sued him, got out from under his declaration of bankruptcy, and is making loads of money now.