The well-documented tragic conclusion to the Armstrongs' marriage -- Russell committed suicide in August 2011 -- has made this season of "The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills" (Mon., 9 p.m. EST on Bravo) hard to watch at times.
On last night's episode Taylor Armstrong arrived at Lisa Vanderpump's party with what looked like a black eye, covered by make-up. "Is this what it took for you to leave?" Lisa asked her.
Taylor, who publicly accused Russell of domestic abuse in July 2011, then explained to the other "Housewives" what had happened. "We had been fighting for a couple of days prior, we got into a big fight, and things got physical, and I got hurt."
Explaining why she had stayed with Russell, a distraught Taylor said that "I wanted it to work. Even though it's so sick." After hearing how she hadn't felt like she deserved better, the other women rallied around and guaranteed her their support.
"The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills" airs Mondays, 9 p.m. EST on Bravo.
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