During her December 5 appearance on Watch What Happens Live, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong opened up to Andy Cohen about the tragic death of her estranged husband Russell Armstrong in one of her first interviews since Russell took his own life last August.

While on the show, Taylor also unveiled the dramatic cover of her memoir, Hiding from Reality: My Story of Love, Loss and Finding the Courage Within. On the cover, a vulnerable Taylor appears in a black turtleneck, drawing her hand close to her face.

In a statement to People magazine, Taylor said of the memoir, “My book takes readers behind the glamour of Beverly Hills to show them the terrible violence I suffered, and the slow and painful process of rebuilding my shattered life. I want readers in abusive relationships to learn from my suffering and use my book to help them find their own courage within.”

According to reports, Russell had claimed that the pressures of filming Real Housewives of Beverly Hills led him to abuse Taylor.

Taylor's memoir will hit shelves on February 7.

Source: People