Radar is claiming that Taylor Armstrong filed for divorce to stay on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Supposedly Bravo didn’t want the couple on the show after Russell had sent legal letters to Bravo execs threatening to sue. So what did Taylor do? She filed for divorce because TV was clearly more important to her than her staying in a toxic relationship. Fame or being battered? For her and her duck lips, it was fame. So in a way she could say reality saved her life…
An insider told Radar,
“During filming of the show, as the season progressed, Russell started sending blistering letters and emails to Bravo and NBC Universal executives threatening lawsuits. Russell was furious that Taylor had discussed their serious marital issues, including the fact that he hit her on multiple occasions, and that the fellow housewives were now talking about it on the show.
Russell would have had no legal leg to stand on because it was Taylor who was telling the girls this stuff. Bravo and NBC decided that Russell and Taylor were more trouble than they were worth, and decided to end filming with them, as soon as it became apparent that Russell was going to continue down that path.
Taylor decided to pursue the separation first, but then she thought to get back on the show, she would need to file for divorce, so that she could appear on the show again, if she promised executives that she was leaving him for good…for a very long time that she needed to leave Russell because of the verbal and physical abuse. Being taken off a show that she loved doing because of his actions was the catalyst that finally made her pull the trigger on her marriage. Russell knew he was going to be exposed and was in full damage control mode. Ultimately, there was nothing he could do to stop it.”