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Russell Armstrong's Ex-Wife Claims "Taylor Drove Him" To Suicide

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This is such in bad taste. Despite her differences with the woman, there is still a child involved here. Wonder if she took poor Kennedy's feelings into account before making such horrible accusations!?

While many people are coming forward to offer their condolences to Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong over the passing of her estranged husband Russell Armstrong, his first wife, Barbara Frederickson is lashing out on her. Barbara claims that Taylor was poisonous to Russell and even goes as far to say that Taylor played a hand in his suicide. She explained:

“I don’t care for [Taylor] at all. I think she’s the reason for this. She’s not who she says she is and I told him to please be careful with this woman… I warned him! She’s bad news and she drove him into this.”

What a horrible thing to same. You should be ashamed.

Circumstances were difficult and delicate and Taylor's relationship with Russell is no one's business but theirs. Perhaps this is just your way of grieving, but you should have more respect for others who are doing the same.

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57 comments to “Russell Armstrong's Ex-Wife Claims "Taylor Drove Him" To Suicide”



  1. 1

    wow that was fast I didn't expect anyone to point the finger so fast. well I can't wait to see how much drama this causes.

  2. mw says – reply to this


    2

    suicide is ultimately a selfish act. prayers to all involved.



  3. 3

    That's pretty tasteless



  4. 4

    This is something to release in the future, if at all, not a day after his suicide. Some people have no respect. I'm not the biggest Taylor fan, but give his family time to grieve.



  5. 5

    Of course she did. HEY TAYLOR, since we all know you're reading this….Go jump in a fire.



  6. 6

    Time to grieve? She's blowing the lawyer as I type this.



  7. 7

    I don't care if it is true. You don't say stuff like this right after a family member dies. RIP



  8. 8

    that is an awful thing to say after it just happened. i'm sure taylor was high maitenence but a lot of women are, and men seek out that type of woman. he should have known what he was getting into.



  9. 9

    "What a horrible thing to same"……..Proof much? Anywho…. maybe she's just a ole bitter ex, who knows. It seemed to me that Taylor tried & tried with Russell, but he just wasn't into it. Of course that's from the very SMALL glimpse I saw on the show…



  10. 10

    THe silver lining to all this is that she is back to being a nobody again. Her "friends" will all abandon her because she can no longer afford 25k birthday parties for 3-year-old little girls who don't know the difference between Gucci and shit-lined-shoebox.



  11. 11

    I think her chardonnay breath and disgusting appetite to be famous would make me kill myself also. Dumb bitches like this also spend millions every year on stupid shit. She dried up that well.



  12. 12

    "This is in Bad Taste"

    "Circumstances were difficult and delicate and Taylor's relationship with Russell is NO ONE'S BUSINESS BUT THEIRS. "

    "Perhaps this is just your way of grieving, but YOU SHOULD HAVE MORE RESPECT for others who are doing the same. "

    I passed over three other stories of this with out comment, but I mean Mario really? Are you talking to yourself in a mirror? I really have come to believe that you have zero self awareness, I think you believe what you write - you immediately justify your actions based on where your head is at the moment. Millions of women and men dump their spouses when it sucks, economics and money are the #1 reason for stress in a marriage. Was he an abuser? Was she an instigator? Did he need her love and support but got more stress? Did he know how to ask for help? Did she need mega therapy? Were they living a lie? Yes… life is complicated, it is hard, it is fragile, and sometimes it just plain sucks. He felt death would be less painful than life, a lot of people do… at the end of the day, the children's moral and emotional strength are the most precious things that get hurt.



  13. 13

    She is a little suspect with the whole name changing thing, but this isn't the time to be bringing this up.



  14. 14

    how sad might be wrong but always thaught he was gay still rip russell n for taylor i'm sure she's seeking her next vicitm as i type this



  15. 15

    If it's no one's business but there's, why report on it?



  16. 16

    Why don't you just print gossip without so much opinion giving? Why don't you live life a little more & gain some life experience instead of demanding how people should or should not behave according to your limited views? These twits decided to make their life public domain by being on that classless series so they made their life everyone's business. They're all fame whores looking for the wrong things in life to fill the bottomless holes in their souls.



  17. 17

    Bad taste is you posting it and discussing someone's financial troubles after they've passed and don't' have a chance to defend themselves



  18. 18

    Re: adg100 – His daughter was miserable at the party Taylor threw wasting so much money, but happy when her dad gave her a dog. (yes her mom gave away cause 3yr was allergic) but I bet she remembers that. I read crap but I read the finacial pages and I didn't know about illeagal activity but he has been in financial 'trouble" for awhile.



  19. 19

    You don't think there is any truth to what his 1st wife said? Give me a break, she is just saying what everyone else was thinking and she was married to the dude at one time so she can say what she wants. Typical LA story, dude falls for a gold digging ho, she normally wouldn't give this guy the time of day BUT he has the cheese, they live way outside of their means so that he can please the bioootch and out do the Joneses, it finally catches up to them and the bottom falls out, gold digging bitch is on to the next one and dude takes his own life cuz he can't deal.



  20. 20

    Told you taylor and her husband were both into a bunch of ILLEGAL ACTIVITY….which will all come out….he probably would rather kill himself instead of going to jail…..

    Have they cleared Taylor from this??? If there was life insurance she would get everything…..they always check the spouse after a death.



  21. 21

    Stop assuming that Taylor is a nice person…..she wasted no time threatening Kim Richards….she is scum…



  22. 22

    Re: FoxyandKanga – really..what about Caylee??



  23. 23

    Andy Cohen shares alot of the blame. He encourages these "housewives" to act as bad as possible. He continues to show these families acting in the worst possible ways. I have many female family members and friends and none of us would ever treat each other the way they do. It displays women in such a horrible light. Is this the way gay men view women?



  24. 24

    Sorry, no disrespect…but it was cowardly ass that did it! Selfish egocentric ass, suicide is selfish act. So what if his marriage was falling apart, and finances were a mess…..you get over it and rebuild. Esp. when you have two kids, one with the ex and a 5 yr old daughter. WTF did you just do to scar those kids with your selfish cowardly act!!!! And to the ex…STFU!!! You are an ex for a reason, you need to respect your own kid, and the 5 yr old, and place the blame where it lies….Russell did this, no one else!!!



  25. 25

    i don't know that russel guy was sooooo mean to taylor all the time. he just really hated women I think. anyway he was dickhead. i didn't like that guy at all.



  26. 26

    NOW whats taylors gonna do??? huh?? i know that when taylor filed for divorce she would get ALOT of money in child support but now that hes dead and was in debt…shes got nothing and its sad to think of money when your husband and father of your only child is dead but come on….who are we kidding? shes probably crying more over how shes gonna keep up with the lifestyle now that hes dead.



  27. 27

    RE: Kim K's Ugly Hippo Ass Life Insurance does not cover suicide.



  28. 28

    she sure did drive his ass into debt big time with the drastic plastic surgeries…she looks like she was a he (taylor)



  29. 29

    Rest in peace Russell. He should've tried to stay alive for the sake of his little girl…I'm sure he regrets his decision now. Shit happens and everybody is caught in a mess these days but it doesn't mean you give up. As for Taylor I don't have kind words for her. She literally sucked her husband dry with that big mouth of hers. Of course she should take part of the blame for all this financial mess then marriage went down along with his life. I feel sorry for their daughter and I hope she can remember the good times with her father. Like the puppy he gave to her on birthday and how her eyes lit up in joy. While Taylor gave her diamond gold jewelry and her daughter didn't care. Russell's family should honestly keep an eye on her and teach her money is not everything in life.



  30. 30

    The ex found her opportunity for publicity, why the blame on Taylor ? It was obvious that the guy was a fucking control freak, he had financial issues for a while, i don't recall Taylor leaving him then. The strain on the marriage was too visible and Taylor wasn't a happy bunny.



  31. 31

    One, you don't get a life insurance check if suicide is involved.

    Two, no matter who these people are and what you think of them, it is sickening to read some of the comments on here. No matter what they were trying to go after, hide or whatever awfulness they represented on TV, a family is destroyed, a person is dead and a little girl is going to grow-up without a father. Show some respect and human decency.



  32. 32

    I feel so bad for their daughter. This is just bad since the Beverly Housewives season starts soon.



  33. 33

    Crap! Prayers to his family.



  34. 34

    You are a hypocrite, Mario. You were bashing this man along with the rest of the media. Taylor brought their person business to the tabloids, claiming abuse to win sympathy and draw attention away from the $1.5MM lawsuit that was filed against her.



  35. 35

    Re: Geat real – Well put.



  36. 36

    Re: alvrod – I've always said that Andy Cohen hates women!



  37. 37

    Re: alvrod – Andy Cohen hates women? Most likely. All Gay Men? No. Just like all Gay men are not like Mario. They are mature, responsible, normal people who, unlike Mario, do not demonstrate anally expulsive behaviour.



  38. 38

    OH REALLY, Perez?! Suddenly you claim that this couple's relationship is no one's business but theirs? And people should have respect?! You suddenly want to take the moral high road? Please. Who are you kidding? You degrade and hurt people constantly…you post the most private and disgusting things about people - lacking complete respect for anyone…most of all, yourself. LOSER.



  39. 39

    Re: mw – Really? Are you a psychiatrist with years of experience, specializing in people who are clinically depressed? Do you work on a suicide hot line and tell callers who in the depths of despair that they are selfish? Do you tell those who have a terminal illness and are in terrible pain that they should just suck it up? "Suicide is selfish" is so cliche and an ignorant comment.



  40. 40

    Re: kappuhcheenoh – Maybe Perez & Co. hates women! Many articles on this sad story, but only on here is the wife "BLAMED"!



  41. 41

    Re: poodlewithamohawk – Suicide is a selfish act. Period. I've always wondered if anyone should attend the funeral of a person who committed suicide.

    PS I attended a funeral recently and lots of people were sobbing. It did occur to me, at the funeral, what if this was a suicide, and the person being mourned brought all of their loved ones to this sad day on purpose?



  42. 42

    SUICIDE IS A PERMANENT SOLUTION TO A TEMPORARY PROBLEM
    people need to remember that



  43. 43

    apparently he was broke and his credit cards were being denied
    the embarrassment of that, that coupled with his impending divorce had him overwhelmed
    it's too bad that he didn't make the choice earlier to get professional help fpr his depression
    they maybe could have helped him to see that starting over in business and relationships wasn't as bad as he was fearing it would be
    he'd still have the love of his parents, siblings if any, and his children
    and he would have still had the same smarts that got him rich to begin with



  44. 44

    Taylor is a classic sociopath from what I know.

  45. Wrenn says – reply to this


    45

    She's right. That's what happens when you marry a gold digger. After they bleed you completely dry…they walk out and leave you with all the bills. But he's a big boy…he knew what he was getting into.



  46. 46

    Re: Prima facie – What an odd thought to be running through your pea brain while you are supposedly at a funeral to mourn the deceased, who apparently died of something other than suicide.



  47. 47

    Re: *Sloane – I agree. However, plenty of people do it for a multitude of reasons. They may be suffering from a painful terminal illness. They may be a Buddhist monk (check today's news) in Tibet, protesting governance by China. They may be an everyday Joe who loses sight of reality, and in the throes of twisted thinking, sees no way out.



  48. 48

    Re: poodlewithamohawk – Well I always thought you were stupid, but I didn't realize that you were heartless as well. But I guess anyone who lives on PH like you do doesn't have a life of any real substance. Sad for you!



  49. 49

    Re: Prima facie – Bite me, you ignorant kunt. Yea, I happen to spend more time here than I'd like to admit. It's an escape. I left my executive management job ($189K annually plus bonus) to care for my terminally ill brother (yes, my GAY brother). It's a 24/7 job. Do you know what death smells like? It permeates my home. Have you spoon fed meals and changed diapers for a 31 year old man? Have you worked for the Peace Corps in Latin America? Did you grow up in Europe? Is your family from Berkeley, one of the most free thinking cities in the world? I feel sorry for you, little kitten. The world will eat you up.



  50. 50

    What? Bullshit to put the blame on somebody else, when the wussy ass killed himself? Very, very selfish to kill yourself as the people you leave behind suffer for your stupidity….

  51. MsBre says – reply to this


    51

    We don't know all the details and who knows she might be right. Taylor is a hot mess that came across as a liar on the show. He didn't seem like a gem either but who knows. It's gonna get interesting, that's for sure.



  52. 52

    Based on what I have seen of Taylor on RHoBH, the ex-wife could have a point. Russell was a workaholic who didn't know how to have fun and she was the poor young wife who played to the cameras for sympathy. She has a sketchy past and I hope they dig it up…



  53. 53

    Hmm lets see Taylor doesnt divorce her husband when hes beating her, but she divorces him when he loses all his money. Fuck that bitch!! She should be put to work worthless human being. I hope she doesnt poison her daugther to be like her



  54. 54

    Re: adg100 – maybe u should hang yourself….bitch!



  55. 55

    Everyone who is making uneducated, dumbass comments are beyond trash…this is a life, not a character on Bravo….You should be ashamed! Thoughts and prayers for the family and to a person who obvs. felt he had no other option…



  56. 56

    Re: adg100 – You make me sickkkk!



  57. 57

    I just don't think now is the time to print this stuff.
    I mean, this is such a tragedy for all of his children.
    I never cared for Taylor-but she's got to be hurting beyond belief over these circumstances! Pointing fingers is really cruel. Let this family grieve. It's just very sad.