Entries in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (2)


‘Real Housewife’ Says She 'Didn’t Feel Safe' Until Husband Died

Evans Vestal Ward/Bravo(LOS ANGELES) -- Why is Real Housewife Taylor Armstrong telling her story now? Because before the suicide of her estranged husband, Russell Armstrong, she feared for her life and her 5-year-old daughter’s.

“I wish I would have been able to tell my story before now,” Armstrong said in an exclusive statement to ABC News on Thursday. “But, until my husband Russell’s suicide, I didn’t feel safe to tell anyone for fear of my own safety and the safety of my daughter.  With Russell’s passing, I now feel safe to bring my story into the light, to help all battered and abused women, and men, and aid them in their struggle.”

Armstrong’s book, Hiding from Reality: My Story of Love, Loss and Finding the Courage Within, comes out Feb. 7.

She broke down in tears on Monday’s Bravo show Watch What Happens Live, telling host Andy Cohen that she was “a trainwreck” during the most recent episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and admitted that at the time the current season was filmed, “I was losing my mind.”

“I discussed my book Monday night for the first time on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live," Armstrong told ABC News. “The overwhelming response from viewers and their outpouring of support has been gratifying.  From the bottom of my heart, I believe if my book can help others find the courage to deal with the pain and fear of their abusive relationships, I will have made a real difference in their lives.”

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Kelsey Grammer May Seek Gag Order on Ex-Wife Camille

Kris Connor/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Kelsey Grammer and ex-wife Camille Grammer, who went through one of the nastiest Hollywood divorces in recent memory, are headed back to court again over her exposure of their two children to paparazzi, and on her reality show.

The former star of Frasier and Cheers is reportedly going to ask a family judge to issue a gag order that will keep Camille, an ex-Playboy model and star of the hit reality TV series The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, from exposing their children to the cameras.

The two met on a blind date in 1996 and married in 1997, and had two children, Mason and Jude, who were born in 2001 and 2004. The couple’s divorce was finalized in February and they now share custody of their children.

While Kelsey can’t personally tell his ex-wife to stop sharing the details of their past with millions of viewers, Camille’s representative Howard Bragman has said that he believes Kelsey will request the gag order when they head to court.

Despite this, on Saturday Kelsey was captured by gossip website TMZ with Mason and Jude at a steak house in Los Angeles known for its heavy paparazzi presence.

TMZ reported that sources said that Camille was “indignant” over this news.

Representatives for Kelsey did confirm that the actor will be going to court, but would not comment further on what for.

On The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, the picture that Camille paints about the couple’s split is not a pretty one and in an interview with TV Guide she launches a new attack on her ex-husband saying, “I said, ‘what about our kids?’ and he said ‘they’ll get over it.’ He was very cruel. He even said, ‘I feel no remorse.’”

“Of course the show is supposed to show these women’s lives -- in season two all of a sudden Camille and Kelsey’s kids are no longer a part of it, and Camille told me that was because Kelsey will no longer grant them permission to be filmed,” Ingela Ratledge, senior editor for TV Guide Magazine said.

In response, representatives for Camille told ABC News, “We will deal with this in court and not the media.”

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