It'd be an understatement to say that Taylor Armstrong has had a rough year. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star has dealt with tragedy, but she's still spending her time giving back to the community.
Hollyscoop caught up with Armstrong at the 1736 Family Crisis Center Holiday Boutique (With donations by La Isla) and asked how she's handling the holidays.
"We're just continuing with our holiday tradition," Armstrong told Hollyscoop. "Obviously things are different for us but at the same time you know really blessed to have a lot of support."
In the latest season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Taylor became unraveled, stemming from a fight with costar Camille Grammer. After Grammer revealed Taylor's issue with domestic abuse, Taylor lashed out at a party, screaming and crying.
"This has been a really tough year for me," Taylor says of her behavior.
"And I think people are figuring out why, but at the same time that was my reality at the time and I'm certainly not proud of all of it but all I can do is move on."
Taylor says, despite everything, she's trying to keep things positive for her five-year old daughter and is "just letting her be a kid."
"We just went out and got our tree and we have the whole house decorated and just letting her be a kid," she told Hollyscoop. "We're going to have our family over and…being here it really helps me to remember to be thankful for all the support that we have."
Taylor says the goal is "just try to keep her really happy, we're doing a lot of s'mores and just doing the holiday tradition."
Armstrong added: "I have a wonderful therapist that helps both of us."
1736 Family Crisis Center is a nonprofit shelter and outpatient service for domestic violence survivors.
"I feel in love with these people," Armstrong said of the volunteers. "I mean they're just amazing marriage and family therapists, the work that they do is unbelievable to me they turn peoples lives around, they give people hope and send them out into the future with changed lives."
Armstrong is also releasing a memoir, to be out next year.
She told Hollyscoop:
"It wont be out by Christmas, but it is coming out in February, and I'm my hope is [that] it makes some sort of a difference."