Much like their love-tank-challenged Orange County counterparts Vicki and Donn Gunvalson, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills‘ Taylor Armstrong and Russell Armstrong’s efforts to keep their marriage together appears to be failing.
Russell tells OK! magazine, “We still love each other, but after going through counseling it has gotten to the point that the stress is just too much for both of us.”
Russell has already reportedly moved out of the house, although the couple still says reconciliation is still a possibility – albeit a remote one.
If you’ve seen the show then you know Taylor has been struggling with the lack of attraction she has for Russell, who comes off as a bit of a bore. That seems to jibe with Russell telling OK! that the pressures from being on the show was the main reason for their split. “I want Taylor to be the biggest actress on TV, and I want to feel happy not being on TV!” he said.
I sort of believe what Russell was saying, but I think part of what he isn’t saying is that one of the reasons he doesn’t want to be on television is that it inevitably invites the media to shine a spotlight on his shady legal troubles from the past. (You can find out all about that in our two-part expose HERE and HERE.)
Either way it should make for more riveting “Drama by Bravo” in season 2 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills!
Top Photo: KOKOPIX/WENN.com (January 6, 2011)
Taylor Armstrong animated gif: Oh No They Didn’t!