Taylor Armstrong of RHOBH will be spending this New Years
with her daughter working with Ciroc hitting Enclave to party. She recently spoke with IVillage about her book and what her daughter Kennedy will be doing for New Years
What was your reason for writing Hiding from Reality, and what do you hope readers take away from it?
The book is, just like New Year’s Eve, a new beginning for me. I’m really looking forward in my life right now, but I think it’s important for people to understand the back story. The book is very, very honest and candid. I think it’s important for people to understand the dynamics that go on in relationships that have complicated outcomes or relationships of inequality. That’s the point of the book: to try and help other people, not to get involved in something that might be dangerous for them or unhealthy in any way. Going into New Year’s, I’m just really focused on celebrating my life that I have now, and finding my voice still and the courage to move forward with my little girl. This is going to be a big New Year’s for us.
How is Kennedy doing?
She’s enjoying the holidays, and she’s surrounded by so much love with our family. I’m very, very fortunate to have such an amazing group of family and my friends around me to help support her during all of this.
Will Kennedy be celebrating New Year’s with you in Chicago?
She has a very busy social schedule, so I’m going to have to check with her. You know, she typically likes to spend New Year’s Eve with my parents, and I used to do the same thing when I was little. They spoil her rotten. And they have other grandparents in their neighborhood that have their grandchildren over, so they kind of have a kid version of a New Year’s Eve party — you know, with sparkling apple juice and all of that. So I don’t know. I’ll have to ask her what she wants to do this year now that she’s a big 5. Maybe she’s outgrown the grandparent party. But that’s her typical New Year’s Eve celebration.
Have the other Housewives been supportive throughout everything that’s happened in 2011?
Yes, absolutely. We’re really close.
Do you have any big New Year’s resolutions for 2012?
I’ve thought so long and hard about that one. I feel like I could make a laundry list of resolutions for this year. But the most important thing for me right now is just to get healthy and to make sure that my daughter’s healthy, and really just learn to love the life that we live and just focus on moving forward day by day.
You would think that Taylor would want to celebrate the New Year with Kennedy after such a horrible year. Taylor talks as if Kennedy is 25 years old. Do you think Taylor should be spending New Years with Kennedy? Thoughts?