Taylor Armstrong is a lot of things. She is an American businesswoman, television personality, author, and socialite. She is best known for her appearances during the first three seasons of the hit reality tv show, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Taylor Armstrong has also appeared in other series such as “The Hills” and “Couples Therapy”.
Taylor Armstrong's Net Worth
In 2021, Taylor Armstrong was estimated to be worth around $2.5 Million. The real housewife star’s main source of income is her various businesses. $2.5 million is quite impressive, but not when comparted with the other cast members’ net worth of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Some are in the 8-figure region. (1)
The reality star’s impressive net worth can also be attributed to the money she had acquired from her marriage to her late husband and businessman, Russell Armstrong.
Taylor's Early Life
Taylor Armstrong was born Shana Lynette Hughes on June 10, 1971. The reality star was born in Independence, Kansas but their family had relocated to Tulsa, Oklahoma. In Oklahoma, she joined the cheerleading squad while studying in high school.
The reality star moved to Beverly Hills, California in hopes of a better life. When she moved to Beverly Hills, she left her old life in Oklahoma. She had changed her name to Taylor Ford and introduced herself as a member of the Ford Motor Family. (2)
Taylor Armstrong's Education
Taylor Armstrong finished her high school education at Union High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma where she was a member of the cheerleading squad.
The reality star has also proven that she is more than a beautiful face, she is also very smart. Taylor Armstrong has a Bachelor of Science in Biology degree and a Master of Health Sciences from the University of Oklahoma.
Taylor Armstrong's Husband/Boyfriend and Family Life
When Taylor Armstrong came to Beverly Hills and changed her name to Taylor Ford, she met an ambitious businessman Russell Armstrong. The reality star introduced herself as a member of the Ford Motor Family, in order to make other people believe that she had money. The couple met at a local restaurant in Beverly Hills while waiting to be seated. The two married less than a year later. They share one child together, a daughter, Kennedy Caroline Armstrong, born in 2006.
The reality star Taylor Armstrong’s marriage was not like those seen in glamorous Hollywood movies. Behind closed doors, she was a victim of domestic violence. During her stay on the reality show The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Taylor Armstrong was faced with various rumors of financial issues and domestic abuse.
It was in the show that Taylor finally had the courage to tell her story. She had admitted that she was physically abused by her husband Russell Armstrong. She said that she had undergone reconstructive surgery for an orbital structure after being hit by him.
Taylor Armstrong later filed for divorce from her husband. Her main reason for filing for divorce was verbal, physical, and emotional abuse. A month after filing the divorce, Russell Armstrong committed suicide. It was August 15, 2011, when Taylor Armstrong saw her husband’s dead body hanging at a home he rented in Mulholland Drive.
In 2014, Taylor Armstrong got married to her second husband, John Bluher, an attorney. (3)
Taylor Armstrong's Career
After college, Taylor Armstrong relocated to Beverly Hills where she started her very own e-commerce business. She debuted her career as an actress when she was cast in The Hills in 2008. She was then cast during the first season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She later became a published author, with her memoir Hiding from Reality: My Story of Love, Loss, and Finding the Courage Within, becoming a New York Times bestseller.
In 2015, she appeared in Couple’s Therapy.
In 2019, Taylor Armstrong has once again become famous when an internet meme of her became viral. The cat meme was called “woman yelling at a cat”, which depicts an upset Taylor during a heated discussion about her husband’s alleged abuse.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Storyline for Taylor Armstrong
Taylor Armstrong was part of the original cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills together with Kyle Richards, Camille Grammer (Meyer), Adrienne Maloof, Kim Richards, and Lisa Vanderump. Season 1 of the show premiere in 2010.
During the RHOBH season 1, the center of drama was Taylor Armstrong’s drama with her then-husband, Russell Armstrong.
RHOBH Season 2 was a sad one for the reality star, only a month after her supposed divorce from her entrepreneur husband, who later committed suicide. This season has undergone massive editing, even delaying its premiere just so they could edit out Russell’s death. Russell Armstrong was previously persecuted by fans for allegedly abusing her wife, he was also experiencing financial troubles which probably caused him to commit suicide. Prior to his death, the couple was already trying to fix their relationship. Russell even filed a lawsuit against then guest star, Brandi Glanville for spreading rumors about them. However, everything turned haywire when Taylor showed up in the show with severe bruising in her undereye. This was the last straw.
In RHOBH season 3, Taylor Armstrong was faced with the various lawsuits left by her husband. She was forced to sell some of her own assets just to settle it. (5)
Taylor Armstrong's Appearance (Height, Hair, Eyes & More)
Facts About Taylor Armstrong
|Estimate Net Worth||$2.5 million|
|Birthday||June 10, 1971|
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