October 19, 2011 12:10 PM by Jackie Morrison
Taylor Armstrong of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is said to be dating Matt Nordgren of Most Eligible Dallas, another Texas native like her late husband Russell Armstrong. After her husband’s suicide it was revealed that Taylor Armstrong was in a volatile marriage. Now that she is possibly being romanced by a new man with a violent past, friends and family may become worried that Taylor Armstrong is involved in another tempestuous partnership.
On her show The Real Housewives of Beverley Hills, Taylor Armstrong has shared her troubled past of watching her own mother be abused. As this current season of RHOBH plays out, more footage of the abuse allegations against her late husband are hinted at in upcoming episodes. When Russell Armstrong committed suicide in August pictures of an abused Taylor Armstrong surfaced in the press. If reports about Matt Nordgren’s temper are correct this could mean that the new man in Taylor Armstrong’s life may have a destructive streak.
According to reports on Radar Online, Matt Nordgren was charged with criminal mischief in 2003 after an incident on September 21 of that year. It was the University of Texas Police that charged the then backup quarterback and his football team mate and roommate Cedric Griffin after an emergency call was placed. The caller accused Matt Nordgren and his friend of confronting him outside a university residence and attacking his car. Both of these offenses were Class A misdemeanors that carried a $4000 fine and a year in jail. The charge was dropped after the complaint was withdrawn.
According to the arrest warrant affidavit, Matt Nordgren and Cedric Griffith are quoted as saying, “You want to get out of the car? You want to take this outside?” The man they were yelling at claimed that he did not know what prompted the confrontation. He claimed that as he began to leave the scene, Matt Nordgren exited his vehicle and kicked the rear of the man’s car which caused $900 in damage. When the man attempted to call the police, Cedric Griffin knocked the phone from his hand causing the man to fear that he would be assaulted. Luckily, Cedric Griffin returned to Matt Nordgren’s car instead and the pair drove off. The arrest warrant was issued on October 10, 2003.
Taylor Armstrong and Matt Nordgren have not confirmed that they are officially dating but have been seen in public. Matt Nordgren brought Taylor Armstrong as his date to the Cattle Baron’s Ball in Dallas where onlookers described them as engaging in affectionate behavior.According to sources, Oklahoma native Taylor Armstrong seems drawn to the Southern society man in Matt Nordgren.
“Matt is very protective of Taylor,” a source close to Radar Online revealed. “Taylor has Southern roots, and the fact Matt is from Dallas is very appealing to her. Matt is a Southern gentleman, and has impeccable manners. Taylor isn’t used to being treated so well by a man, it’s truly amazing that she has been able to find someone that she can trust, and that she isn’t afraid of,” the insider stated.
However, if the 2003 arrest is indicative of a hidden temper or tendency towards road rage that goes out of control, those close to the single mom could have reason to be worried.
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