While we were pretty shocked to see Taylor Armstrong and Lisa Vanderpump getting along in Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 2, Episode 15, nobody was more surprised than Ms. V-Pump herself that Taylor wanted to spend the night with her!
As Lisa points out, Taylor wasn’t her first pick to go to Vegas for daughter Pandora’s bachelorette party. She originally invited Kyle Richards, who was too busy at a photo shoot for her book cover to attend. It was actually Pandora’s idea to invite Tay Tay to Sin City after the trio spent the day together as judges on Top Chef.
However, it wasn’t just Pandy’s big day. Lisa wrote: “It was Taylor's 40th birthday the same night, and I felt saddened that she would rather spend it with us than her loved ones. I knew our relationship had been difficult, to say the least, but remember I hadn't seen any of the things that you the viewer have been privy to. . .all the scenes with Kyle which I just saw recently. I had no idea how mean spirited it had been, insinuating I would give stories, etc. . .but that is all very much in the past.” Taylor’s husband Russell accused Lisa of leaking information about the Armstrong’s marriage to her friend at US Weekly.
Lisa had another reason for taking Taylor to Vegas: “I also knew her need for my friendship and acceptance was greater than my reluctance, my doubts, and our history.” After seeing Taylor let her hair down, it seems like celebrating with Lisa Vanderpump was a great birthday gift.