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Taylor Armstrong Desperately Needs Rehab, Friends Say

Mon, April 16, 2012 9:13am EDT by 8 Comments
Taylor Armstrong Rehab

Friends say she needs help after she became distraught that The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills producers are trying to phase her out of the show — how shocking!

Taylor Armstrong is coming back for a third season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but friends of blonde socialite think she’d be better off in rehab!

“Taylor has been relying on alcohol to cope with the suicide of her husband, Russell, and the stress of raising a child as a single mother,” a source told

Fans caught a glimpse of Taylor’s excessive drinking last season when she he had an epic meltdown at Camille Grammer‘s Aspen mansion and climbed into her suitcase. “It was very scary for all of the ladies to witness,” the source revealed. “And that was before Russell killed himself. The fellow Housewives feel that Taylor needs to go to rehab to learn how to cope with the pressures of life without alcohol or any other substances.”

Though her life my be spiraling out of control, friends claim Taylor is in complete denial that she has a problem with booze, especially since she’s a paid spokesperson for Ciroc vodka. “She earns about $100,000 a year from that endorsement deal and she is afraid that if she goes to rehab they will drop her,” the source said.

Producers plan to address Taylor’s drinking problem on the upcoming season, which began filming last week, but insiders say they’re becoming tired of Taylor’s antics and plan on phasing her out. “Producers reluctantly decided to sign Taylor for the next season and a lot of their decision was based purely on the fact that they felt bad just dumping her after all she went through last year,” said a show insider. “It’s unlikely that she’s going to be able to start publicly dating again so soon after Russell’s death, and with her money troubles she’s unlikely to be leading any kind of aspirational lifestyle, so she’s basically not really going to have any interesting hook.”

Do YOU think Taylor should leave her luxe Beverly Hills lifestyle and head to rehab?

— Jennifer Kamm

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