It's been a wild and difficult ride for the housewives of "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'" these past two seasons -- in particular Camille Grammer, whose marriage to actor Kelsey Grammer slowly crumbled on-camera, and Taylor Armstrong, who lost her husband Russell when he committed suicide last August.
Overall, though, Grammer said things seem to be looking up for her and her fellow housewives. She dropped by the TODAY studios Tuesday for a chat with Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford to let them know she has a new boyfriend and that things are looking up.
"This year, I had a really good year," she said of her appearances in season two.
But, she noted, during the first season, having to do on-camera interviews while her marriage was breaking up was particularly hard.
"There were times that I stopped the interview and had to take a few minutes," she explained.
What's foremost in almost every viewer's mind, though, is just how the show handled the build-up of the dissolution of the Armstrong's marriage, knowing what's to come once the cameras stop rolling. Grammer supports Bravo's decision to air the second season, though she didn't always.
"(Bravo) did a responsible job, ultimately, in the end," she said. "In the beginning, I wasn't sure we should air season two, but that's not my decision to make. ... I was against it, but then after talking with the cast and producers, if we can bring awareness to anyone who's gone through that and help people it was important to us."
She added that Taylor "looked really good" when she saw her recently. "She put on some weight and she seems happy ... happier."
And no matter what carping may go on on camera, said Grammer, "At the end of the day we're all there for one another."
"The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" airs on Bravo on Mondays at 9 p.m. ET.
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