Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong is all over the tabloids once again. This time, just six months after the death of her husband Russell Armstrong, RadarOnline is reporting that Taylor is having an affair with the attorney who is aiding her in the multi-million dollar lawsuit against Russell’s company.
According to RadarOnline’s source, Taylor’s lawyer, John Bluher, 54, is working for Taylor pro bono. The source also says the two have really hit it off, although Bluher has been married for 32 years and has three children.
The two were photographed leaving a restaurant in West Hollywood in January. “She’s been seeing him for almost two months and has confided in a handful of friends about the affair,” the source said. “It’s a bit of a complicated situation. John is still technically married, even though he no longer lives with his wife in Colorado and spends the majority of his time with Taylor is Southern California now.”
Bluher issued a statement to RadarOnline, completely denying the affair.
“This story is a complete fabrication by someone that wants to hurt Taylor and damage my reputation,” Bluher said. “There is no affair nor has there been one. Taylor would not have said it to anyone because it hasn’t occurred. Neither she nor I have any relationship other than my working as her legal counsel.”
Bluher’s wife, Stephanie Bluher, has a similar story to corroborate her husband’s.
“It’s completely not true,” Stephanie told RumorFix. “He travels everywhere with the work he does. He is a very hard working man and not Hollywood at all. He has one home right here in Colorado and that’s it.”
Stephanie also set the record straight about her husband’s fees, saying he is most definitely not working for Taylor pro bono. In fact, she had nothing but good things to say about the troubled reality TV star.
“I adore her,” she said. “She is a wonderful woman. She’s been through an awful lot. She even acknowledges John’s help in her book. I think her book will do so much to help women, it’s a book of hope. This horrible gossip is the last thing she needs right now.”
Taylor has taken a few minutes from her busy national book tour to tweet that the rumors are false.
“Just to clarify all the ridiculous rumors… I am not dating ANYONE. I do not want to date anyone. So…” she tweeted. “Next week when the tabloids report I am dating Santa Clause just know that isn’t true either. No dating period.”
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