There have been rumors before that Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Taylor Armstrong was dating: She was linked to Most Eligible Dallas’ Matt Nordgren only months after the suicide of her estranged husband, Russell. Though both denied reports that they were a couple, they remained friends, occasionally grabbing lunch. On January 12, Taylor was spotted out with a new man. Is this a new romance or just another case of platonic dining companions? In late December, Taylor told Star magazine that she wasn’t ready to date and was focusing on 5-year-old daughter Kennedy.
Taylor and her dinner date arrived at Craig's Restaurant in West Hollywood, where it appears they had dinner with friends. While the Housewife was all smiles at first, she quickly covered her face and leaned into him to get away from the cameras. But as happy and smiling as Taylor seemed to be as she entered the restaurant, it was quite a different story as she exited. According to RadarOnline, Taylor left the restaurant in tears. An eyewitness claims Taylor was drunk and could only stand with the help of her friends.
“She was obviously very emotional and distraught," a source tells Radar. "When she got in the back of the car — with considerable help from her friend — she broke down in floods of tears.”
Taylor's drinking hasn't gone unnoticed amongst her friends. A pal of Taylor's tells Radar, “Every time I’ve been around her lately she drinks excessively, we’re all worried about how badly she seems to be doing.”