By Jen Heger – Radar Legal Editor
Taylor filed for divorce from Russell earlier this month, and has subsequently made a series of shocking claims that she was physically abused by her husband of six years.
A source close to the couple tells RadarOnline.com: “The couple will be continuing therapy, separately. Taylor and Russell had been in marriage counseling together, and that helped Taylor to realize she needed to file for divorce. The hard work for Taylor is just beginning. Russell has a plethora of issues he is working through, including his temper.”
Taylor wants the divorce to be as amicable as possible for their five-year-old daughter, Kennedy’s benefit. However, the insider shares: “It’s anything but amicable at this point. Russell is extremely angry that these abuse allegations have been made public. This divorce has the potential to be the war of the roses.”
The blonde beauty has claimed that arguments between her and Russell sometimes escalated to him pushing and shoving her, throwing objects at her and pulling her hair.
Russell responded by saying: “Did I push her? Yes, maybe things happened in the heat of the moment, but it was during a time in our lives that was not characteristic of who we were. This show has literally pushed us to the limit.”