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"Housewife" Taylor Armstrong

PHYSICAL SIGNS OF

SPOUSAL ABUSE

7/28/2011 4:11 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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TMZ has learned the stars of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" were well aware of Taylor Armstrong's claims of spousal abuse ....long before her allegations went public.

Sources connected with the show tell us ... Taylor had showed her castmates bruising and other injuries, claiming her husband Russell was responsible.

According to sources connected with production, Taylor -- who filed for divorce from her husband Russell earlier this month -- was adamant about hiding what she has called a physically and emotionally abusive marriage.

And, sources say, Russell even got "aggressive" with Taylor at an event, and execs from Bravo witnessed it.

Taylor told People.com, her arguments with her husband often got physical -- with Russell grabbing her, shoving her, and pulling her hair.

Russell has denied the hair-pulling, but admits to pushing her -- blaming "Housewives" for pushing the couple to their "limit."


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16.

AStorm    

There's always a price when you marry for money. Not only do you give up your independence, but also lose your identity in the process of keeping up with the Joneses. You saw one of many of her husband's controlling ways during the season even regarding keeping the dog despite their daughter's allergies to it. $50K for her daughter's bday? Whatever happened to Chuck-E Cheese or McDonalds? Don't condone any type of violence, but Taylor brought it on herself when she kept saying during the season that her marriage was 80% business 20% romance. That right there tells everyone she married for the lifestyle and got an ass in the process. That's being a great role model for her daughter and showing her to continue the cycle of abuse. Really don't have any sympathy for women who rather marry for money than educate themselves and have their own. When you have your own money, you are unstoppable and YOU are in control NOT the controlling, rich husband! Dr. Phil, Taylor? Just saying...

1149 days ago
17.

Tinalouise    

There is never a good reason to resort to physical abuse. She really seems as if she needs a lot of therapy, she has issues from her childhood from what I understand and she needs to address why she ended up with someone who would hurt her. Not a fan of hers in any way but she doesn't deserve to be hit.

1149 days ago
18.

Anon    

Has anyone else noticed that every time her child was shown she had the saddest little face. Dark circles under her eyes and seemingly in shell shock. Always concerned me...

1149 days ago
19.

janet    

How much money do these two get for the fake abuse.

1149 days ago
20.

Jamishaid    

Lordy Jesus in da Heavens above! The mare is free of the donkeys Russell! Lordy this gorgeous porcelain creature can sore with the birds up in the Hillz of Beverly! I am a rocking in my rockin chair a fast and a happy! I have watched this fine rich woman on the tube and can shout HALLELUEAH! that this woman is freed of the Donkeys huzband. What he said what he admitted to is a bad bad mans! Excuses?! Lordy the donkeys are not so bright and really don't learn hopefully the donkeys will learn something nice! I praying to the gods to help this woman and child get over the abuse and I praying for the donkey to be a real horse and get out of hiz donkey ways! Gin! Tonic! Lordy I need some smelling ssauces!

1149 days ago
21.

croc    

teef family.
she should left sooner.

1149 days ago
22.

Waldo1958    

She's a gross user, and he's just an idiot...she married him for money he didn't have, and now she's pulling a "Poor me Cedric" on the women of the show who are actually rich.
I guess that would make them all idiots...especially me for giving a crap...

1149 days ago
23.

moe    

IF YOU ARE GETTING DIVORCED YOU ARE NOT A HOUSEWIFE!
I AM SURE THAT THE MARRIAGE WAS ALL A SHAM ANY WAY!
YOU KNOW THAT SHE HIRED A SURROGATE TO HAVE HER CHILD! SHE DOESN'T WANT TO LOSE HER ANOREXIA!

1149 days ago
24.

RabbleRouser    

While it's never okay for one person to put their hands on another in domestic situation; I don't believe her. The 'domestic abuse survivor' shtick was part her story line on RHOBH, yet she had no qualms about threatening violence against Kim Richards.

She sought out a man and married him based on the money she thought he had- and when it turned out he really didn't..now the bitch is heading for the hills claiming she was abused.

**** that shallow bitch.

1149 days ago
25.

annoyed    

A person who blabs their personal business to anyone and everyone in the world (literally) is annoying and lacks character and class. Break off the relationship in privately and move on, you're a big girl with a child and lots of money, honey.

1149 days ago
26.

Deanna    

When you marry an emotionally distant man for his money, there are bound to be problems. Nothing excuses domestic violence, but she can't have thought for one second that this would be a healthy union. They have nothing in common except for their love of $. Taylor needs some serious therapy to get her values straight. $60...k on a birthday party for a four year old much?

1149 days ago
27.

FABIO    

I'd do her...

1149 days ago
28.

Reid    

What the hell is with this awful new font!!?

1149 days ago
29.

EarthAngel    

ONLY A COWARD ABUSES THOSE SMALLER THAN THEY ARE.....AND BLAMES EXTERNAL FORCES. TAKE SOME RESPONSIBILITY

1149 days ago
30.

EarthAngel    

ONLY A COWARD ABUSES THOSE SMALLER THAN THEY ARE.....AND BLAMES EXTERNAL FORCES. TAKE SOME RESPONSIBILITY AND GET YOURSELF HELP! YOU ARE HEADED FOR A KARMIC TKO *******

1149 days ago
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