After a tumultuous season and the suicide of her husband, “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Taylor Armstrong has announced she is coming out with a book.
Through season 2 of “Housewives,” Armstrong has come forward about a physically and emotionally abusive relationship with her late husband Russell Armstrong. The reality star has revealed photographs of a black eye injury and has stated that her appearance on Bravo’s reality show made have inadvertently saved her life, ABCNews.com reports.
Now, three months after Russell Armstrong’s suicide by hanging himself, she’s publishing a book about it that she says could only have been made possible with his death.
In a statement to ABCNews.com Thursday, Armstrong says:
“I wish I could have been able to tell my story before now…But, until my husband Russell’s suicide, I didn't feel safe to bring my story into the light, to help all battered and abused women, and men, and aid them in their struggle.
“I discussed my book Monday night for the first time on Bravo’s ‘Watch What Happens Live.’ The overwhelming response from viewers and their outpourings of support has been gratifying. From the bottom of my heart, I believe if my book can help others find the courage to deal with the pain and fear of their abusive relationships, I will have made a real difference in their lives.”
Armstrong’s book, “Hiding from Reality: My Story of Love, Loss and Finding Courage Within,” comes out February 7.
Armstrong broke down in tears on Monday’s Bravo show “Watch What Happens Live,” and told host Andy Cohen that she was “a trainwreck” during the most recent episode of “Housewives” and admitted that during the filming of the current season, “I was losing my mind.”
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