Taylor Armstrong appeared on Tuesday’s episode of Watch What Happens Live, where she looked back at her time on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and reacted to Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky‘s rumored separation.
As she also recalled a run-in she had with former Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star Jen Shah, 49, at BravoCon and addressed a number of hot topics from the Real Housewives of Orange County, Taylor, 52, shaded Heather Dubrow, 54, and revealed the last time she hooked up with a woman.
“It’s been probably like, before I married [John Bluher],” Taylor confirmed on the September 5 episode of WWHL.
While Shannon Beador, 59, has been criticized for her drinking throughout the past several seasons of RHOC, Taylor denied being a frequent target of her drunk dials.
“Oh my God, my hot mess sister, I’m usually with her… She doesn’t have to dial me she just turns to the left,” she explained.
Shannon has also been shaded for her potential double standards for her since-ended relationship with John Janssen, which she didn’t want her castmates to discuss — despite her comments about their romances. However, according to Taylor, she doesn’t believe Shannon is guilty of such.
“I think it’s a misconception that they’re doing it out of caring for her and I think they’re playing that off as though they care but I think it’s just gossip,” Taylor noted of her co-stars’ comments about Shannon and John, confirming it was “Heather” who talked about the couple the most.
Taylor, who debuted a new haircut last night, then admitted that she did a bad job dressing as Tamra Judge, 56, joked that she “should’ve brought [Teddi Mellencamp] with [her],” and reacted to Gina Kirschenheiter, 39, feeling as though Shannon’s sole mission is to tear her down.
— Taylor Armstrong (@TaylorArmstrong) September 6, 2023
“I think that Shannon has a lot of history with Gina that I’m just learning a lot about and I’m looking forward to airing it all on the reunion,” Taylor teased.
Continuing on about her castmates, Taylor said the “biggest red flag” she saw from Ryan Boyajian was his “d*ck pics” as she admitted to feeling that he and Jennifer Pedranti, 46, will last.
Taylor, who boasted an “all new” short hairstyle during the episode, also admitted that while she and Heather have settled their IMDb drama with Heather, she is “super close” with Shannon and thus is “Team Shannon” when it comes to the ongoing feud between her two castmates.
Regarding her run-in with the currently incarcerated Jen, Taylor told host Andy Cohen, 55, that Jen showed up to her New York City hotel unannounced.
“You know she tried to sleep in my room at BravoCon last year. She was in my room. I never met her in my life. I’m like, ‘Who are you?’ She came in our glam room and she got in my glam chair and she was trying to get her hair and makeup done and I was like, ‘Who are you?’ And then she’s like, ’I don’t have a place to sleep tonight.’ And I’m like, ‘I don’t know you.’ It was very weird,” Taylor noted.
After Andy brought up Shannon’s breaking of the fourth wall amid season 17, Taylor pointed her finger at Heather, saying that it is she who is the main offender.
“I actually think Heather’s the worst at it because she puts her hand up a lot and she goes, ‘This is not gonna make the air.’ And I’m like, ‘Why are we talking about it then?’” Taylor explained.
Then, after agreeing it was “weird” that Heather didn’t want to share the news of the record-breaking sale of her $55 million Orange County house with the rest of the group, Taylor took aim at Heather’s tearful apology to Shannon, suggesting that Heather was only acting.
“I think that Heather is a great actress. A lot of one and dones… I mean, maybe she should add Shannon to her IMDb,” she stated.
Also on the episode, Taylor addressed Kyle and Mauricio’s reported separation.
“You know how much I love Kyle and I want Kyle to be happy and I love them both so much and I know that they’re always gonna love each other,” she said. “I want everyone to be happy. I’m so neutral on that whole issue.”
Later, on the WWHL: After Show, Taylor shared her “biggest regret” of her time on RHOBH.
“I think the biggest regret was I really couldn’t speak my mind because my home life was such a disaster and that’s been so great being on [RHOC] is I get to be my real self and that’s been such a blessing so thanks for having me back, Andy,” she told him.
The Real Housewives of Orange County season 17 airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on Bravo.