It’s fair to say former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong and formerTeen Mom turned porn star Farrah Abraham didn’t exactly hit it off while filming VH1’s Couples Therapy together.
Armstrong slams Abraham in a new interview with Bethenny Frankel, saying she got a “bad vibe” from the single mother and blasted her for her blatant lies — including the controversy surrounding her “boyfriend” Brian Dawe, who ousted Abraham as offering him $30,000 to be on the show and concocting their fake relationship.
“I don’t know whether that relationship was a sham, there was a lot of things that Farrah said and did during our time together that I think were untrue and just had a very bad vibe that a lot of the things were untrue,” Armstrong said.
“When I first met her I didn’t know anything about her, I knew nothing about her past, I didn’t know about the sex tapes and all these things… I was trying to mentor her in some ways and then when this sex tape and lies started to surface I felt really betrayed because I thought I could be spending my time here in this house working with people who really want the therapy.”
As Radar exclusively reported, Abraham was behind the release of her sex tape — as evidenced by emails containing her porn plot to the XXX company Vivid Entertainment — and it rubbed Armstrong the wrong was that she’d lied about it.
“I didn’t know the sex tape existed and she told a story about her having this sex tape and to me a sex tape is when someone films you having sex without your knowledge and releases it on the Internet and it happens and I feel horrible to anyone who would be subjected to that,” she said.
“We know people that it has happened to and it’s life changing and then I slowly found out that the thing has a plot and a beginning and a middle and an end and that to me…. But when your boyfriend is a porn star and you knowingly make a tape, the whole thing just didn’t add up.”
Armstrong also admitted to having a drinking problem in the past, revealing that booze became a crutch for her.
“When I was on Beverly Hills, especially after the suicide I found myself drinking to cope. I was at home, stuck at home and I was like oh, one glass of wine makes me feel better, two makes me feel a lot better but three I don’t have to think of stuff going on in my life. It definitely became a crutch for me,” she told Frankel.
“This particular night was totally different, I was just drinking shots and bowling and all of a sudden I was really drunk and angry and I was angry about a lot of things. I have a tendency to hold everything inside, which is something we have worked on, I will hold, hold, hold, shut down, shut down, shut down until the lid blows off.”
Also discussed on the show was Bravo co-star Brandi Glanville, who Armstrong says could benefit from therapy.
“I think she could use some couples therapy or individual therapy,” she said.
“I don’t know about her. She always surprises me and never ceases to amaze me.”
But Armstrong doesn’t miss the drama of the show telling Frankel, “Whenever anyones fighting and the tension I can feel my neck start to turn red and I have anxiety for them so that part I don’t miss.“
Armstrong’s entire interview with fiancé John Bluher and Frankel airs Jan. 14 onBethenny.