For the younger sister of ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ star Russell Armstrong, there’s no love lost between her and sis-in-law Taylor. In a HollywoodLife.com exclusive, Laurie Kelsoe attacks Taylor for her new book and accuses her of being a ‘gold digger.’
Just six months shy of Russell Armstrong’s suicide, widow and reality star Taylor Armstrong is set to release a tell-all book on Feb. 7 called Hiding from Reality: My Story of Love, Loss, and Finding the Courage Within.
Although Tay-Tay has repeatedly claimed the book is to inspire abused women and help her and six-year-old daughter Kennedy survive financially, Russell’s sis, Laurie Kelsoe, believes it’s all about the Benjamins.
“Taylor never reached out to my family about writing a book. She’s a gold digger; that’s why she wrote the book,” she tells HollywoodLife. “I don’t think Taylor took into consideration what [effect] a book like this would have on Russell’s children! Her decision to write this book was purely motivated by money, but she is pretending that it’s about helping other women. What about helping her own family?!”
Regardless of Taylor’s motives, Laurie is more enraged over the damage the book will do to her big brother’s reputation, especially since he’s not alive to defend himself. “It’s the utmost disrespect…my mom is heartbroken. It’s such a disgrace and embarrassment,” she says. “Even if what Taylor wrote is true, why does she have to come out with a book about my brother now, so soon?”
She adds: “If my brother was abusing Taylor, she should have come to us. I was Russell’s best friend. If she would have come to me, I would have talked to Russell about it; my brother respected me. I know I could have helped him.”
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