Seasons 1-3 & 4-7
“I fought too hard for this zip code to go home now!”
“I’ve finally found my voice, and I’m not afraid to use it!”
“It may look like I have it all, but I want more.”
Birthday: June 10th, 1971
Taylor Armstrong was born in Independance, Kansas who moved to Beverly Hills 8 years ago. She prides herself on being a devoted mother to Kennedy Caroline (born 2006), her daughter, with venture capitalist Russell Armstrong. Taylor is portrayed as being extremely passionate about both her business and her philanthropic work. She serves as Chief Creative Director of BeautyTicket.com and volunteers for the 1736 Family Crisis Center, being that she is an advocate for victims of domestic violence since 2004. While Taylor enjoys the luxurious lifestyle Beverly Hills has to offer, it has been claimed that she lives by a “work hard, play hard” attitude that has enabled her to maintain her charismatic identity.
Taylor was born Shana Hughes, but has changed her name several times and has been also known as Shana Taylor and Taylor Ford. After allegations of spousal abuse and alleged money troubles, her husband Russell Armstrong took his own life and was found by Taylor and his landlord on August 15, 2011. A month later, in September 2011, Taylor alleged that she suffered severe physical abuse during her marriage.
Armstrong’s memoir, Hiding from Reality: My Story of Love, Loss, and Finding the Courage Within, was released February 7, 2012.
As of the fourth season, Armstrong appears on the series in a limited capacity. It was announced on August 23, 2013, that Armstrong is engaged to lawyer John Bluher. Bluher proposed to Armstrong while the couple were on vacation in Punta Mita.