LynnNChicago Taylor Armstrong - The Truth
July 23, 2003: Jennifer L. Wahlgren of 1590 southwest 4th Circle, Boca Raton, FL, petitions the court of Broward County for an adult name change to JenniFUR Taylor Diamond. (See: “Wahlgren Name Change”)
October 7, 2004: Shana Lynette Taylor of 1590 Southwest Circle, Boca Raton, FL, petitions the court of Palm Beach County for an adult name change to Taylor Ford. (See: “Taylor Petition”)
December 16, 2004: PB County Judge dismisses Taylor’s case for nonpayment. (See: “Taylor Dismissal”)
January 6, 2005: Shana states, per attached letter (See: “Taylor Judge”) for name change request was a desire to “put behind a very painful family relationship” so she chooses to retain the surname of Taylor as her first name?
April 5, 2005: Final Judgment, which asserts she’s never been married. (See: “Taylor Final”)
January 20, 2011: “Watch What Happens Live:” “Taylor was my last name. That’s what I went by with all my friends… S. Taylor was on all my business cards.” But not on her email, for her stationary business. And does Baby Universe really give their employees business cards? (See: “Taylor Petition” and “Taylor Judge”)
September 22, 2011: Dr. Phil’s “One-on-One with Taylor Armstrong” per Realitytea.com 9.23.11 (video not available) “I’m a big fan of Tom Ford and he’s a designer. Tom Ford, Taylor Ford, it’s similar so I just decided to legally change it.”
Tom Ford presented final collections for Gucci and YSL in 2004. In 2005, he launched the Tom Ford brand with sunglasses and perfume. In 2007, he launched a bespoke menswear collection. In 2011, he launched a women’s line available only at his stores. His ready-available plastic-framed sunglasses (a style Taylor seems to prefer) have a distinctive bridge, horizontal curve, edge detail, and mix of materials. We have yet to find an image of Taylor wearing his sunglasses, or anything from his clothing line, which is extremely limited and difficult to obtain.
What does Tom Ford have to do with a “painful family relationship?”
Jennifer Wahlgren was Taylor’s best friend in FL. They lived together, both addresses are the same. She is now Jennifur Diamond in California, and is still taylor’s best friend.
From Diva: (re: Wahlgren) She also was the big blonde that was with Taylor in Chicago for Ciroc new year thing…they SHARED the same address in FLORIDA…they BOTH changed their names..and then went to California together.
Diane Diamond wrote an extensive in-depth article on Taylor and Russell Armstrong:
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office pronounced 47-year-old Russell Armstrong’s death a suicide by hanging last month. It appeared to be a sad, cinematic ending for a man who had been shortsighted enough to allow his wife to lay bare their depressing marital difficulties on a reality-TV show, Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Russell’s tragic death was widely viewed as that of someone who couldn’t come to grips with the very public airing of his unraveling life and his pending divorce from a wife who had recently told People magazine that he had battered her.
But, as anyone in Hollywood will tell you, things projected on a screen are rarely true to life.
On a Season 1 episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Taylor Armstrong had bragged, “My husband is a venture capitalist and he’s richer than Texas.” Yet in reality her husband had just struggled through a years-long bankruptcy. Viewers came to see that Taylor and Russell made a handsome couple, but he was a detached and emotionless partner—a man who was all about business, all the time. As the first season played out through last fall and winter, Russell was seen as the cold jerk, oblivious to his wife’s needs.
Devotees of the series were riveted by the Armstrongs’ lavish lifestyle, their lovely home in Bel-Air, their adorable daughter, Kennedy, and the extravagant way they seemed to breeze through life. One of the entire cast’s most memorable and decadent scenes showcased little Kennedy’s $60,000 4th birthday party. Taylor foreshadowed the strains in her marriage when she said to the camera, this “is the age I think a little girl should get her first special piece of jewelry…it’s time to get her some diamonds.” And then Taylor sarcastically deadpanned, “Russell is going to be thrilled.”
Still, in public, the smiling couple seemed like they were trying to stay together, and the TV show appeared to be a launching pad for Taylor, as lucrative endorsements came her way.
But past business associates and current and former friends of Russell and Taylor Ford Armstrong paint a very different picture from the one seen on television—and a much more complicated portrait of their finances than previously known.
Much more, you can read the entire article here:
Andy Cohen asked Taylor about this article on Watch What Happens Live but Taylor denied having read it. I call BS on that one, Andy asked Taylor about Russell’s sister and Taylor told viewers that she was thousands of miles away during Taylor and Russell’s marriage so how could she know what went on? How does Taylor know what Russell’s sister said if she never read the article?
Here is another really interesting article, very long but has great information:
Thanks again to my Florida girls, Diva and V5 amazing job on the research! xo Lynn~