from 'Real Housewives
of Beverly Hills' Cast
It's official: Taylor Armstrong is no longer a Real Housewife of Beverly Hills.
The hit Bravo show released a trailer for its upcoming fourth season, but there's one very noticeable omission - Taylor. The controversial blonde cast member is nowhere to be seen in the clip, confirming suspicions that she has been dropped from the cast. The news isn't a total surprise: in February, Taylor appeared on Andy Cohen's chat show Watch What Happens Live and said that the network didn't like her "dark" storylines.
Taylor was an original cast member of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and quickly became a lightning rod for scandal when she and then-husband Russell Armstrong were accused of being scammers and of lying about their finances. As their marriage fell apart on-camera, Taylor claimed that Russell had been physically abusive.
In a heartbreaking turn of events, Russell killed himself shortly before the second season began, and producers had to scramble to cut footage of him out of the show.
Now, Taylor has moved on and is engaged to attorney John Bluher.
This isn't the only cast change for Real Housewives. Fellow original cast member Adrienne Maloof departed last season after a legal battle with co-star Brandi Glanville. Two new cast members, Joyce Giraud and Carlton Gebbia, are both featured in the season 4 promo clip.
What should you expect from this season of the reality show? Kyle Richards breaks down over rumors that her husband Mauricio Umansky has been unfaithful to her, while Yolanda Foster undergoes surgery.
Are you happy or sad that Taylor won't be on Real Housewives anymore? Let us know in the comments!