Credit: David Livingston/Getty Photo: Taylor Armstrong Smiles Big at an L.A. Benefit

While some of us might cringe at the thought of having our lives taped, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Taylor Armstrong admitted to KTLA-TV she might not be alive without it.

“If cameras were not in my life, there's a good chance I wouldn't be sitting here today," Taylor told KTLA-TV in Los Angeles, referring to her allegedly abusive relationship with late husband Russell. The 40-year-old reality star says the violence could have intensified to the point of murder or murder-suicide.

Taylor believes she made a subconscious decision to join the show in order to illuminate her problems.

"I was handed a very specific mission, by the grace of God, through a tragedy," Taylor says of her chance decision to join the cast, one that Russell Armstrong’s attorney says was in part thanks to Russell, since he “worked hard to get her where she was.”

Source: RadarOnline