Taylor Armstrong was “blindsided” by Brandi Glanville’s comments about her late husband, Russell Armstrong, on “The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip: Ex-Wives Club.”
Glanville, 49, said on the Peacock reality series, which premiered Friday, that when she made her debut on the second season of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” it was the “worst f-king time” of her life. was because the show followed the fallout from the Armstrongs’ marriage.
Rumors circulated about the Bravo series that Russell allegedly abused Taylor. He died by suicide at the age of 47 in 2011 after they broke up.
“I couldn’t believe she actually said this was the hardest year of her life after everything I’ve been through and my daughter. I was just really surprised,” Taylor, 51, told Us Weekly Thursday.
“I never saw that coming. She had no relationship with Russell. And so I’m actually still shocked, as you can see.”
Glanville also claimed in season 2 of “RHUGT” that she didn’t know what was “real” between Taylor and Russell, which the author “Hiding from Reality: My Story of Love, Loss and Finding the Courage Within” also said was “real”. . difficult” for her to hear.
“That’s very difficult for me, especially because I’m so actively involved in domestic violence prevention and working with survivors and victims, and I speak everywhere and I’m very public about my advocacy,” Taylor said.
“That’s the worst thing you can do to a victim — doubting them or ever suggesting they were making something up.”
Despite their differences, Taylor said the fights between her and her former “RHOBH” co-star have “a bit of a family feel” due to their long history, adding, “It’s almost like fighting your sister.”
Taylor starred in “RHOBH” Seasons 1 to 3 from 2010 to 2013, and also made guest appearances in Seasons 4 to 6.
Meanwhile, Glanville was a recurring cast member on Season 2, a full-time “housewife” for Seasons 3 to 5, and appeared a few times in Seasons 6, 9, and 10.
The reality stars now join Dorinda Medley, Eva Marcille, Phaedra Parks, Jill Zarin, Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge for ‘RHUGT’.