When Taylor Armstrong from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills announced that she was writing a book about her abusive marriage to Russell Armstrong in wake of his suicide, she was met with harsh criticism. It wasn’t because she was writing a book as an inspiration to other women who are in similar abusive situations, but because she was doing it immediately after his suicide with the goal of profiting from his death. At least that’s how Russell’s family saw the announcement.
And other housewives, including Kandi Burruss from Atlanta, won’t be reading the book because she doesn’t fully support Taylor’s decision to publish a book about one’s abusive dead husband. “I’m sure that there were problems there, and I sympathize with her, but, I mean, you know, there are two sides to every coin and I just don’t feel the need to speak on someone who is not here anymore. That is just me,” Kandi explains about Taylor’s decision to write a book.
And it doesn’t seem like Bravo is showing Russell’s side of the story on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. It seems that Kandi takes the side of Taylor’s critics, and even though she doesn’t have the support of her fellow wives, Taylor is going forth with the book.
Keep in mind that Kandi knows the pain of losing someone close to her. She lost her partner AJ in a fatal shooting outside an Atlanta strip club. Although the two weren’t together at the time, they had been engaged to be married. And she wouldn’t write a book about AJ.
Are you planning on reading Taylor’s book?