• Tue, Feb 7 2012

Brandi Glanville Accused Taylor Armstrong Of Exploiting Russell’s Death At The RHOBH Reunion (Part 2)

Taylor Armstrong at the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion, part 2Even though there have been flare-ups and heated (albeit brief) arguments during the first two parts of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion, it seems like Bravo is saving the juicy details for part 3 next Monday. Next week we’re going to hear all the gory details of how Russell Armstrong abused his wife Taylor Armstrong, but this week we got to see Brandi Glanville give Taylor a piece of her mind about how she’s been treating Russell’s suicide in the media.

When Brandi first hinted a few weeks ago at what goes down at the reunion, she only touched upon the Taylor stuff briefly. She confirmed to LynnNChicago that the two did have a disagreement: “She asked me a question, and then didn’t like my answer.” It’s likely she was talking about what happened when host Andy Cohen asked Brandi about her problems with Taylor.

We know that earlier in the season, Taylor was furious with Camille Grammer for talking about the abuse on-camera; she was terrified that Russell would use that to hurt her and their daughter Kennedy. Earlier in the season, Russell sent Camille a threatening e-mail promising legal action if she talked about their marital problems. However, in response to Andy’s question, Brandi revealed that she’d run into Russell, who told her that Taylor ordered him to threaten Camille.

Taylor immediately threw it back on Brandi, pointing out that she’d slit ex-husband Eddie Cibrian‘s tires. You gotta hand it to Brandi, she easily admitted doing it but added that it was an impulsive gesture and she told him before he could ride the motorbike and potentially hurt himself.

But things got ugly when Brandi started snarking on Taylor about her book Hiding from Reality: My Story of Love, Loss, and Finding the Courage Within—which is out today.

Brandi: “When does the book come out? How long has it been?”
Andy: “Why do you have a problem with Taylor releasing the book?”
Brandi: “It’s been a hot minute.”
Taylor: “Three women die every single day from domestic violence. You want me to wait another month, so 100 women die?”
Brandi: “This is about your daughter and Russell.”
Taylor: “No, it’s not… This is not your business.”
Brandi: “You’ve made it the world’s business!”

Then Kyle decided to butt in and act all sanctimonious, even though — and I never thought I’d say this — Brandi’s reasoning sounds the most sensitive.

Kyle: “Someone died.”
Brandi: “Let him rest in peace.”
Kyle: “Do not judge until you’ve walked in someone else’s shoes… Wow, you just came in, you are Angry Spice.”

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  • Jenni Maier

    It’s still hard to believe they’re discussing an actual cast suicide on a Bravo Housewives show. It seems surreal seeing them talk about it on a reunion special. Sooo I guess what I’m saying is I can’t wait until part 3.

  • Take Our Country Back

    Taylor set this man up in a manipulative, thoughtless and fatal way. I could see her telling him “if you love me you would protect me against Camille”, so he did then she made everyone believe it was his fault. She has a lifelong history of doing this to men, she just happened to cause his death with the world watching. She hooked up with this guy who produced a beautiful daughter and was a great dad, the only way she could ditch him, keep the money and gain sympathy from the world is to make sure he died. Not saying she murdered him, I think when the ladies started questioning Taylor’s reports of abuse and things didn’t add up that Taylor had to “break” Russell in order to accomplish what she set out to do. After all, she couldn’t accomplish anything for her or Kennedy alone.