It may not be posh to speak ill of the dead, but Taylor Armstrong definitely has some harsh words for her deceased ex-husband, Russell Armstrong. Speaking to RadarOnline.com, the former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star couldn’t help but compare her happy marriage to John Bluher with the roller coaster ride of a relationship she had with Russell.


“I think what happens when you’re with someone who is very controlling or maybe I shouldn’t say for everyone, but for me, I started eliminating pieces of my personality in order to conform to the person that I was with and what they wanted,” Taylor told the site. “I became just like this ghost and this shell of myself.”

Since Russell’s suicide in 2011, Taylor has found love again with businessman John Bluher and even put together an incredible and over-the-top wedding for WE tv. She seems to be thrilled with her new husband and the life they’ve created together for her daughter, Kennedy. The best part, though? The fact that she can be herself.

“Whenever John and I first started dating, I was like, ‘You’re going to have to let me be exactly who I am because I can’t change anymore. I don’t have anymore changing left in me, so you’re just going to have to go with the good and bad and every other part of me because I want to go back to the person I used to be,’” Taylor continued. “He said, ‘OK,” and that’s what he does. All of the different sides, he just goes with it.”

We couldn’t be happier for Taylor and John. Whether she returns to RHOBH or not, we’ll definitely keep an eye on this gorgeous gal.

Carson Blackwelder is an Associate Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!