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Taylor Armstrong: I Had A Drinking Problem After Husband’s Suicide

Wed, February 27, 2013 7:53pm EDT by Eric Ray 2 Comments
Taylor Armstrong Drinking Problem

Taylor hit rock bottom as she admits to depending on alcohol after her husband Russell killed himself back in 2011. Continue reading for details!

Taylor Armstrong has had quite the run on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. After her husband Russell Armstrong shockingly took his own life in 2011, leaving Taylor behind with their daughter, Kennedy, the 41-year-old reality star lost all sense of reality and turned to booze for help, she admits in a new blog post.

Kim & Kyle Richards Plan An Intervention For Taylor Arstrong

On the Feb. 25 episode of Bravo’s RHOBH, Taylor was confronted by Kim and Kyle Richards, who think she has a severe drinking problem.

Taylor and the Richards sisters had a heartfelt conversation about the issue, and Kim reached out — saying she knows what Taylor is going through from personal experience and tells her alcohol is just a quick fix.

Taylor took the ladies advice in good spirits, and goes further by telling us more of her dark side in her official Bravo blog on Feb. 26.

Taylor Armstrong Talks About Dealing With Russell’s Suicide On Her Blog

“I went through about nine months where I was drinking to cope with the pain and the memories [of Russell Armstrong’s suicide]. I was drinking to forget, to stop the recurring images in my head, to relax enough to try to sleep at night,” Taylor pens on her blog. “I quickly discovered that one glass of wine made it a little easier, two would help me forget, three, four — you get the point.

Taylor Armstrong’s Drinking Problem: Self-Medicating

“I was self-medicating and the sad truth is that I didn’t know another way to get through the days — and nights,” Taylor adds. “I was confronted with the truth that the life I thought I had was only an illusion. What I finally realized was that ‘pain waits for you.’ I would medicate for a day and the next morning all the emotions would come flooding back — not to mention the massive headache.”

Sound off, HollywooodLifers. Do you think Taylor has gotten the help she seemed to need?

— Eric Ray

More Taylor Armstrong News:

  1. Taylor Armstrong’s Drinking Problem — ‘RHOBH’ Star Needs Rehab, Says Friend
  2. Taylor Armstrong Gets An Intervention: ‘RHOBH’ Recap
  3. Taylor Armstrong “Drove ” Her Husband Russell Armstrong To Suicide?