By Alexis Tereszcuk - Radar Senior Reporter
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star’s life was turned upside down in August 2011 when her husband Russell Armstrong hanged himself, and the mother-of-one is still struggling to get back on track, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned.
“She’s a total mess,” a friend of Taylor’s tells RadarOnline.com. “Her world was built on a fantasy house of cards that’s crashing down.
“Taylor’s whole persona is false and with Russell’s death friends say that she’s afraid the jig is up and people are aware of what a phony she is.”
The reality show star was spotted sobbing as she left Craig’s restaurant in Los Angeles Thursday night. And, an eyewitness tell RadarOnline.com: “Judging by the way she was staggering she was very drunk. She couldn’t stand up without help and was being held up by her friend as she walked to the car. She looked absolutely wasted.
“She was obviously very emotional and distraught. When she got in the back of the car — with considerable help from her friend — she broke down in floods of tears.”
Meanwhile, the friend of Taylor’s expressed concern about her drinking. “Every time I’ve been around her lately she drinks excessively, we’re all worried about how badly she seems to be doing.”