Taylor Armstrong may want to start perusing the help wanted ads.
“Producers reluctantly decided to sign Taylor for the next season and I think a lot of their decision was based purely on the fact that they felt bad just dumping her after all she went through last year,” a source close to the production tells RadarOnline.com.
“But, they are definitely looking to phase her out of the show gradually. The feeling is that Taylor won’t really be bringing much to the table and that she’s not needed anymore.
“Producers don’t feel she’s particularly a sympathetic character and that she lost a lot of people’s respect by bringing out a book about the physical abuse she suffered at the hands of her late husband Russell Armstrong following his death, and that she basically cashed in on his suicide.
“Everyone’s concerned that without the marriage drama she’s just going to come across as dull. It’s unlikely that she’s going to be able to start publicly dating again so soon after Russell’s death and with her money troubles she’s unlikely to be leading any kind of aspirational lifestyle, so she’s basically not really going to have any interesting hook,” the source said.
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Russell Armstrong committed suicide last August amidst serious financial troubles and relationship woes. Russell’s death came just weeks after Taylor filed for divorce from her husband of six years.
She subsequently released a memoir entitled, Hiding from Reality: My Story of Love, Loss, and Finding the Courage Within, accusing Russell of shocking physical and verbal abuse throughout their relationship.