“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Taylor Armstrong broke down as she spoke to Nancy O’Dell for an interview with Entertainment Tonight. It was her first since her husband, Russell Armstrong, took his life.
The reality show recalled the domestic abuse she suffered, saying, “He would grab me by one side of the hair on my head and bang the other side of my head against the car.”
And, she says, “The first time he ever really harmed me physically, I was pregnant with Kennedy and he grabbed me by the throat and held me against a wall. … I saw his ability to go from zero to 60 that quickly. … You live your life constantly on egg shells waiting for the other shoe to drop.”
She remembers that one time he “grabbed me by the neck and shoved me up against the wall and he said, ‘If you ever make my children a pizza without a vegetable again, I’ll kill you.’”
Armstrong cries as she recalls, “He would say to me, ‘I’m afraid I’m going to kill you one day.’”