Go head to head. Earlier Real Housewives of Beverly Hills costars Taylor Armstrong and Brandi Glanville reunited for Real Housewives: Ultimate Girl’s Journey — and it didn’t take long for things to reach a boiling point.
“You’re going to see some ups and downs with us, and I think we have such a long history that there are some tensions,” Armstrong, 51, shared exclusively with We Weekly† “But in some ways we also have a bit of a family feel to each other, so it’s almost like you’re arguing with your sister.”
However, Glanville, 49, went a little too far for the former Oklahoma native when the… Drinking and Twittering author named season 2 of RHOBH – Glanville’s first season on the show – the hardest of her life as the series followed the death of Armstrong’s then-husband, Russell Armstrong, and the alleged abuse in their marriage.
“It was so disgusting to me … it was the worst f–king time of my life,” Glanville told RHUGT of Real Housewives of Orange County alum Tamra Judge† “I literally had the worst year of my life in that season,” she continued, “I loved… [Taylor and Russell]† It was insane.”
Taylor watched the moment between Glanville and Judge and admitted she was “a little speechless” throughout the conversation.
“I couldn’t believe she actually said this was the hardest year of her life after everything I’ve been through and my daughter went through – I was just really surprised,” said the Hide from reality author told U.S† “I never saw that coming. She had no relationship with Russell. And so I’m actually still shocked, as you can see.”
She added how difficult it was to hear Glanville say she “didn’t know what was real” regarding the alleged abuse Taylor had endured from her late ex, to whom she was married from 2005-2011. (Taylor married her second husband, John Bluherin 2014.)
“That’s very difficult for me, especially because I’m so actively involved in domestic violence prevention and working with survivors and victims, and I speak everywhere and I’m very open about my advocacy,” the mother of daughter Kennedy, 16 , noted. “That’s the worst thing you can do to a victim — doubting them or ever suggesting they were making something up.”
The former Bravo personality then joked, “If I make something up, I’m going to make up something good about myself! Not that I’m in an abusive relationship.”
The cast of the second season of Ultimate Girls Tripwhich executive producer Andy Cohen referred to as his ‘twisted fantasy’ also includes former Real housewives stars Vicki Gunvalson† Phaedra Parks† Eva Marcille† Dorinda Medley and Jill Zarin†
Speaking exclusively with U.S prior to the show’s premiere, Glanville said she thought Taylor “had more problems with me than I had with her.”
“Like, I think we’re okay. I don’t know. I don’t know her very well,” said the… Celebrities Big Brother alum told U.S† “But yeah, she had some issues that she had to get off her chest.”
The mother of two added that the whole experience was “almost like a queen bee” as tensions mounted between several ladies. “I’m like, ‘I don’t have to be the queen bee, you can fight about that all you want,'” she said. “I feel like it was more like, who’s more popular? It was really stupid. For example, this isn’t a popularity contest. We’re not in high school.”
Season 2 of The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip premieres on Peacock Thursday, June 23.
With reporting by Christina Garibaldi