Taylor Armstrong was the victim of domestic abuse for years at the hands of her ex-husband Russell Armstrong. When he committed suicide, it was a bittersweet moment for her. She lost a husband, and was devastated, but at the same time, she was finally free of his abuse.
In a recent interview with Huffington Post, Taylor reveals, "My life could have ended in a murder suicide. I feel my life was spared and I want to use it for the greater good." Since her loss, she has written a book and continues to speak out about domestic violence and how to get away. It is certainly terrifying for Taylor to think of what could have been. Her husband could have left their young daughter, Kennedy, without parents. Fortunately, Taylor's life was spared.
Taylor also opens up about the grieving process, which she is still very much in the midst of and even admits dealing with denial about the whole thing at times. "I'm doing much better. It's almost been a year since my husband took his life; it was bumping for a span. I have gone through stages of grieving. You do go through them. I still have tough days and get sad. Sometimes, I wake up and think, did this happen?"
Rumors have circulated that Taylor has been dating lately, but she says that she hasn't -- yet. However, she is excited to get back out there and find someone she can find love with. While many may think that having a young child might be a deterrence for her to date, she says it's the exact opposite. "I want to be healthy, mentally and physically, for her. I want my little girl to see what a healthy relationship looks like."
It's going to be hard for Taylor, who has been in the spotlight for years, to find someone with good intentions. In addition to being a recognizable face, her story with Russell played out in the media so everyone knows who she is and what she's been through -- the good and the bad.
Taylor Armstrong is currently filming season 3 of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. The show will return later this year.