Credit: Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images Photo: Kandi Burruss Attends Her 2012 New Year’s Eve Bash in Miami

Unfortunately, Kandi Burruss has had her share of hardships in the past few years, and perhaps no other Bravo housewife understands the pain that Taylor Armstrong (from the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills) felt when her estranged husband Russell committed suicide last summer, quite like Kandi.

Longtime Real Housewives of Atlanta viewers may remember that Kandi’s finace, A.J. Jewell, was killed outside of an Atlanta strip club in 2009 — a topic Kandi tearfully addressed on the show’s season 2 reunion.

While Kandi sympathizes with Taylor and her heartbreaking situation, she tells CNN’s Showbiz Tonight that she isn’t on board with Taylor’s choice to release a memoir detailing her struggles.

Kandi says, “I’m sure that there were problems there, and I sympathize with her, but, I mean, you know, there are two sides to every coin and I just don’t feel the need to speak on someone who is not here anymore. That is just me.”

Kandi also spoke about Taylor’s co-star, Kim Richards, and says she wasn't surprised by Kim’s substance abuse.

She continues, “I didn’t know it was a secret … but, you know, sometimes people have issues within themselves but they don’t want to admit it out loud — but everyone else can see it.”

Watch the full interview below.

Source: CNN

Credit: CNN Photo: Kandi Burruss Reveals Her Thoughts on Taylor Armstrong's Memoir