Taylor Armstrong of RHOBH is having “cash flow” issues

Taylor Armstrong
We’re gradually learning that Taylor Armstrong is the Teresa Giudice of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She’s spending money she doesn’t have, and we’ve heard that her husband filed for bankruptcy five years ago and that they live in a rented house. Well it goes deeper than that, and Taylor’s husband Russell Armstrong has been convicted of felony tax evasion and has been sued multiple times for setting up bogus investment companies and bilking investors of millions. With all that in mind, Star has a story this week about how Taylor and her husband are having “cash flow” issues. Meaning Taylor keeps throwing expensive parties with all the money her husband worked so hard to scam out of other people.

Star has learned that [Taylor and Russell’s] infamously rocky five-year union is now being wracked by serious financial problems as well. “He can’t get the cash to flow lately,” an insider says of Russell, who filed for bankruptcy in 2005. “It’s a huge blow to his ego.” Taylor, 39, who recently signed a $6.5 million branding deal, has taken on more and more of the family’s expenses without complaint. “She just wants Russell to be happy with her,” says the insider. “Instead, he’s starting to resent her.”

[From Star, print edition, February 21, 2011]

That article was worded so kindly that it sounds like it’s straight from Taylor’s camp. It’s not like anyone is bothering to gossip about her unless she plants stories herself. She’s preparing us for something major that’s about to come. The other shoe is going to drop and we’re going to learn more about Russell’s shady business dealings and/or Taylor is preparing to divorce him. If she makes more money than he does, she’s probably sees it as a natural next step. It’s not like there will be any love lost between them.

Also – check out Taylor Armstrong’s vanity website. It’s ridiculous and so funny!

Thanks to Commenter Felicity for the tip! Header photo from 1/10/11. Other photos from November of 2010. Credit: PRPhotos

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  1. Rita says:

    Why do I want to go bowling every time I see her smile?

  2. Marjalane says:

    What exactly is this freak of nature branding?

  3. dorothy says:

    The lips alone probably set them back thousands.

  4. Arianna says:

    dial that smile down holy crap

    i cant stop looking….
    it’s like stifler’s mom’s smile
    but i actually like stifler’s mom

  5. Hautie says:

    “What exactly is this freak of nature branding?”

    Exactly! I want to to know who considers her a “brand”? Crest white strips?

  6. devilgirl says:

    They are well known scam artists. She tried to pass herself off as a member of the Ford family.

    Shana, oops, I mean Taylor is not one bit better than her smarmy husband. There are a few sites devoted to the outing of her “faux” lifestyle, and the stuff is hilarious!

  7. kellsbells says:

    How the hell does someone so obviously fake and unlikeable get a “branding deal?” She must be putting those inflatable lips to good use.
    I guess her investors feel that there’s a market for fake, backstabbing, going all Oklahoma on your ass bitch crap!
    I for one will not be buying anything she has to sell.

  8. sapphire says:

    Are we assumeing that the branding deal is real? I don’t see the buyer identified. And she certainly didn’t spend any cash for someone with adequate skills to proof read her site.

  9. pebbles says:


  10. 30minutes with Mike Rowe says:

    After all the bad publicity she has generated, no legitimate company would partner with Taylor. She has bullied, lied, threatened, and manipulated on national television. Imagine what she’s capable of doing when no one is watching.

    I still can not understand why 1736 Family Crisis Center, a charity for abused women, would continue their association with her. At best, Taylor is no role model. At worst, she is an abuser herself.


  11. little girl lost says:

    jesus h christ, what the hell is that?!

  12. Jacq says:

    I was watching the Lost Footage episode last night and there was a whole conversation about how Russell can’t tell when she is mad because her face doesn’t move. That was evidently the case, because it’s the EXACT same face in every picture.

  13. Chickie Baby says:

    Wasn’t she the one who spent, like, $60,000+ on her daughter’s 5th birthday party? Sounds like she’s so accustomed to living that “insulated from the real world because of money” lifestyle that she can’t live any other way.

  14. Jayna says:

    Who would give her a 6.5 million dollar branding deal? What a load of …….

  15. Roma says:

    If you pretend to have that much money, fix your roots.

  16. ann says:

    I find all these women very unattractive and plastic. They all deserve everything that comes their way.

  17. Poopie says:

    YES ! she is the one who spent ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL (read:wasted) money on the toddler’s b.day party. it was just soooooooo unreal.

    if SHE is picking up the slack, where is the $$ coming from? what does she do besides that charity?

    and the hubby : HE’S JUST A CREEPFEST

  18. RHONYC says:


    could he be more ‘uninterested’ in kissing her?

    yikes! 🙁

  19. Marjalane says:

    Spending all that money on her sad little daughters birthday party was bad enough, but THEN to jump up on the party table to be professionally photographed was over the top bizarre. I always wondered if Russell’s lack of social skills had more to do with being embarrassed and not wanting his current and future business pidgeons to see what he was doing with their money!

  20. Someone Else says:

    That is One Truly Frightening Chick.

  21. amanda says:

    I doubt Russell has poor social skills. I think at some point you just shut down to avoid stupid arguments.

  22. TeeTee says:

    what a waste of money, 6.5 mil, I read that she is designing afforable jewelry.

    her husband LOOKS shady, I am shocked he even wanted to do this Bravo show.
    those kind of guys never really want the investors to know what he looks like, LOL

    they send their “spokesmen”..

    sheisteeeee and tricky

  23. Tia C says:

    All the RHOBH are so fake, but she has got to be the Fakest of Them All. And her sad marriage is too.

  24. garvels says:

    It looks like Taylor is setting up her dear sweet husband to take the “PR” fall! She will probably divorce him and paint him as the bad guy. She will play the role of the innocent,unsuspecting victim-woe is me! What an ugly woman-inside and out!

  25. lin234 says:

    ummm I see Kyle or Lisa getting a deal before Traylor Trash.

    And companies don’t usually invest 6.5 million in someone unless it’s some huge movie star or something. And even then don’t companies tiptoe in these days with the amounts they invest in one person? So that sounds like a lie.

    Btw, anyone notice they only have 1 car on the show? Like when it comes to Taylor getting to places she usually has to be picked up or hires limos? I’m guessing their credit is really bad and they paid cash for their car so its nothing glamorous and they could only afford one car. She shouldn’t be throwing 60 grand in the trash if she’s renting a home. That could be part of a down payment for a home.

  26. kas says:

    She’s got more teeth in that head than Joe Francis.

    That’s impressive. And Scary. Scary Impressive.

  27. lucy2 says:

    I don’t know who this is, but for a second I thought whoa, bad photo of Julia Roberts!

  28. Yankee in OK says:

    Taylor is an embarassment to the state of Oklahoma. Gold digger, lier and fugly… I’d like to see Kyle open her eyes and dump Taylor like the trash she is.

  29. Sarah says:

    I totally called this!!! LOL Once, my boyfriend turned on the T.V. and RHOBV was on. I started explaining who the women were (“There’s the Maloof. . .” etc.) and got to Taylor. “Oh, this lady and her husband are fraudsters. I swear they live in a rented house, and he’s a low-rent ponzi schemer. Strong gut feeling on this.” And I hadn’t even researched the two!

    Back in the day (pre-internet), people could get away with this stuff. . . Now, not so much.

  30. Blaze says:

    “People think I have it all, but I want more”


  31. Kiska says:

    My what BIG teeth you have!

    She is a wolf is sheep’s clothing. I don’t buy her victim/abuse story either.

  32. Ron says:

    She reminds me of the Nicholson’s Joker models in the first Batman movie after he starts his chemical experiements with them.

  33. Falula says:

    Duck. Face.

    That is all.

  34. dahlia1947 says:

    He seemed like a nice guy. And they seem to be the richest of the bunch on that show. But I guess nothing IS as it seems!

  35. anonymous says:

    Yea ok the husband is creepy, i just thought he was a venture capitalist who lost money like everyone else in the last 5 years or so but if hes set up phony companies and bilked investors thats a whole other story.
    As far as Taylor get real everyone in Hollywierd and Beverly Hills have changed their name so NO big deal there, its pretty much a common thing. Shes got a kid tried to make this marriage work so no big story there either, she gets botox and plastic surgery like everyone else there does too, again no biggie there and is it just me or was Kim the one always antagonizing Taylor? not the other way around. Kim admitted she didn’t know anyone in the cast and they were all Kyles friends so she wasn’t really fitting in, from the beginning Taylor tried to befriend her in San Francisco at the basketball game they all went to and Kim admitted she just felt like the odd man out so was stand offish always bringing up that she was a child star and so wasn’t used to having alot of friends and Taylor didn’t know the word ‘insecure’ was the buzz word of the night in nyc when she spoke to camille before the big fight. Kim also attacked Taylor first at Camilles crazy dinner party, thats when Taylor was the only one who just stood up and finally stopped the whole thing. What i saw was that Kim is just wacky and was picking on Taylor and Taylor just gave it back to her in the final episode at her bday party. Camille was the most offensive but i guess everyones over bashing her since its old news so its taylors turn now.
    And the story about them spending beyond their means, everyone in this country spends beyond their means to show the next person how much they have charging everything, buying homes and cars they can’t afford, these people just do it on a much bigger scale in Beverly HIlls.,but the husband yea he is creepy.

  36. kiyoshigirl says:

    She’s a chronic poser so she fits right in with the scummy lower level of the Hollywood world. Maloof is smart to keep her distance from this piece of plastic. Kyle, on the other hand, moves in the OJ Simpson left over crowd so it makes sense that the two are buddies.

  37. Fue McCormick says:

    Whenever I see pictures of Taylor, I always think of the Batman movie with Jack Nicholson and the frozen smiling faces of the people who died in it.

  38. gg says:

    That is the scariest grimace I have ever seen.

  39. original kate says:

    that’s what happens when you spend $60,000 on a 5 year old’s birthday party. considering that over the past few years hardworking, responsible people have lost their homes, businesses and can’t afford to send their kids to college i have zero sympathy for these two bubbleheads.

  40. Trippin says:

    Aw look at them, the Joker and Mr. Gonna Go Postal One Day. Just seeing them gives me the shivers. That’s one cold ass union. Brrrrr.

  41. gulfstreamgal says:

    lin 234….’Traylor Trash??? Loooovveeeed it!!! Let me see…Hmmm..Camille was a hooker, Kyle and Kim were ‘actresses’ Maloof is just rich, and Lisa is sneaky. That is what I call must see TV. Don’t these morons know that when you ‘expose’ yourself (ask Camille what that means) to the public at large people are going to start digging?? As if no one with half a brain who has been bamboozled, swindled or ripped off by any of these creatures is going to shut up about it.C’mon Armageddon!!
    They are BROKE. Russell is a grifter and i think the Armstrongs and the Salahi’s are actually the same people…but wait…no one but Taylor has that f*^# upped of a mouth.

  42. Crash2GO2 says:

    Nice clenched fist she has going on there. Most people are able to pretend to like someone better than that when posing for photos. And then the ‘kiss’? Those two can’t stand each other. And I don’t have to be some kind of freakin’ body language expert to see that.

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