On Wednesday night, the 40-year-old Real Housewives star had a book signing for her recently released memoir, Hiding From Reality, at The Grove in Los Angeles. Dr. Sophy, who seems to go everywhere with Taylor these days (he’s the one who turned SUR’s back room into group therapy at Lisa Vanderpump’s launch party), was also there to offer his encouragement.
Dr. Sophy first showed up on the Bravo series last season as Russell and Taylor’s marriage counselor, but he has continued to consult Taylor since Russell tragically committed suicide in August. And while the general public is torn on Taylor’s decision to release a tell-all memoir so soon after Russell’s death, when Radar Online caught up with the doc, he only had positive things to say about his patient’s life choices.
"I'm so unbelievably proud of Taylor for the strength to keep going, and for still doing the hard work while still mourning the loss of her late husband, and going through the process of mourning the loss of Russell, and being a single mom,” says Dr. Sophy.
The doctor says Taylor’s signing for Hiding From Reality — now a New York Times bestseller — was “very emotional” for the reality star. He says many women approached Taylor with stories about how her book has helped them, or women like them. In particular, Dr. Sophy says three sisters, vacationing from Hawaii, came to the book signing and told Taylor that their mother, who had been in an abusive relationship “for most of their adult lives,” decided to leave the abusive man after taking in Taylor’s advice.