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Real Housewives Star Has Not Yet Told Her Daughter About Husband's Apparent Suicide.

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We can't even begin to imagine what this poor woman must be going through right now.

We were shocked and saddened to discover this morning that Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong's estranged husband, Russell, took his own life last night, and it appears that the reality starlet is so devastated that she hasn't been able to tell their 5-year-old daughter together, Kennedy, the awful news.

A source close to her reveals:

"She's not emotionally ready to do so just yet."

While the couple's attorney, Robert Thorne, explains:

"Taylor Armstrong is devastated by the tragic events that have unfolded. She requests privacy at this time so that she may comfort her young daughter."

Completely understandable. Losing a loved one is hard enough, let alone having to come to grips with a suicide.

We just hope she and Kennedy can somehow accept that regardless of what was going on in all of their personal lives, that the depression from which we assume he was suffering is a disease, and they cannot feel responsible for his actions in any capacity whatsoever.

Our thoughts and condolences are with them in this impossibly difficult time.

Stay strong.

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24 comments to “Real Housewives Star Has Not Yet Told Her Daughter About Husband's Apparent Suicide.”

  1. 1

    Why would you tell a 5 year old anyhow? She doesn't need to know the circumstances….besides until the death is ruled a suicide and not a murder she shouldn't say anything.

  2. 2

    As sick as it sounds, I wonder if Taylor is loving this attention….any attention is better than no attention for some people……..especially Taylor.

  3. 3

    Dirty filthy Ho and a stupid Looser that killed himself, I guess god thins the herd

  4. 4

    I feel so bad for their daughter. :(

  5. 5

    apparently he was head over heels in debt and even his credit cards were being denied his lawyer had said
    so the pending divorce was maybe the straw that broke the camel's back
    not sure if Taylor was dumping him because she knew his money was running out so she could grab another rich guy before she got too old
    she'll probably have to move out of the mansion
    sell off the jewelry piec by piece
    maybe she'll have to get a job and really be a "real" housewife like the rest of the women in the US!
    feel so bad that he couldn't see a way out of it all and that starting over again wouldn't have been the worst thing
    as they say :
    suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem
    sorry for his parents, siblings if any, and mostly his chldren
    not so sorry for Taylor however

  6. @v@ says – reply to this


    I guess between the public lawsuit from MyMedicalRecords.com against him or them for allegedly pocketing money, and the free-for-all media scrum about his 'violent past,' he decided not to take the heat and got out of the kitchen. The sad thing is the pressure to support the lifestyle. He might be fine if they lived within their means. RIP.

  7. 7

    How beyond sad is this….suicide only hurts the ones that should not be hurt e.g. his daughter. Also, I watched the housewives and these women should focus more on maintaing a good marriage rather then attention - men get insecure when their women are in the limelight all the time…fake nails, hair extensions, fake eyelashes…fake everything….instead they should try to be real as a couple and realize how lucky they are to have someone that loves them back - too many women leave good men and end up with a loser and are unhappy - either way may he RIP.

  8. 8

    There is nothing much to say or judge here. At 5 years old this little girl just got her world ripped apart (as did her older siblings). I hope she has some mental strength to position this to her in a way that can be handled by a 5 yr old. Also it is just crazy that we are all commenting on something that happened less than 24 hrs ago and family hasn't even dealt with. The irony of internet and reality programming.

  9. 9

    Every housewive needs to contribute something. Taylor Armstrong would not have got a second season because she is not rich or entertaining. So she created drama and a storyline at the expense of her marriage and now as we see at the expense of her husbnd. If I were her I would walk out of the show. If she still remains it just shows money is more important than life, morals and her daughter.

  10. 10

    Re Hippo Ass: Exactly. Why does a young child need to know that her father committed suicide? "She's not emotionally ready to do so just yet." Who is not emotionally ready to do so yet? Taylor or Kennedy"? Who is your "source." Yeah, I bet Taylor wants privacy, especially after beginning a media war against Russell claiming she was so abused that she has a metal plate around her eye socket. I'd love to see a lie detector test or a magnet to resolve this claim. No 911 calls? No police reports? No trail of evidence of abuse such as the one Nicole Brown Simpson left behind.
    To those who claim that Russell seemed controlling and wanted his wife to leave parties with him when he wanted to go…did it occur to anyone that there may be a reason behind his behaviour? Maybe she has a drug or drinking problem and he wanted to pull her out of a situation before she made an ass out of herself on TV. She was always complaining that he didn't spend enough time with her because he was working. What happened when Russell was home? Taylor wanted to party! Without him.

  11. 11

    Important things first; she's searching his apartment for jewelry, loose change, and the bothersome sex tape…..

  12. 12

    She is a classic sociopath. She spent 60K on her kids birthday party!! She must have know someone had to ultimately pay.

  13. 13

    Re: *Sloane – I heard Taylor was in on the money schemes….she probably threatened to bring up their illegal activity in court and blame him for all of it because he signed most of the paperwork…….taylor is not a victim here people.

  14. 14

    Re: Geat real – this little girl actually lucked out……..her life would have been hell….going back and forth with this divorce and visitation and all the negative words between them and then 90% of kids that are molested are usually molested by the new mommy and daddies' girlfriends and boyfriends…actually considering Taylor will be out hunting for a new man….THIS GIRL IS STILL SCREWED……..

  15. 15

    Re: boston61 – No, she is not a classic "sociopath". If you knew anything about antisocial personality disorder, you would know that he had more traits than her. That said, Taylor was more than likely after him for the money, so they were both unhealthy partners. That does not, however, mean verbal and physical abuse is justified. Her daughter should be carefully be taken care of, so she can get through this without being permanently traumatised. I feel incredibly sorry for her. It's genuinly heartbreaking.

  16. 16

    Re: poodlewithamohawk – Most abusive relationships do not involve 911 calls or police reports, as the partner that goes through the abuse often protects the abuser because they believe in their excuses and claim of love. Thus physical evidence of abuse is often not visable to the naked eye when and if the victim gets to the point where they are ready to report the abuse. So the lack of the aforementioned does not prove anything.

  17. 17

    Re: Everything popular is wrong. – You make a good point. Regardless, I'm not convinced that Taylor's claims are true. I lost respect for her when she bashed her husband in the media after filing for divorce. She wasn't thinking about the impact that slandering her husband would have on her daughter when getting paid for interviews with the weekly rags. If she was abused, I truly feel badly for her.

  18. 18

    he took the cowards way out and left behind 3 children. Mummy dearest isn't much better - she only wanted his money. The bitch will need to get a job now and support her sorry ass and Kennedy — poor kid.

  19. 19

    That poor little girl. :(

  20. 20

    My heart goes out to Russell's family and his daughter. You can really see on the show how deeply he loved that little girl. All Taylor wanted was to show off how rich she was on a 60k for a birthday party. Meanwhile their daughter was more happier to receive a puppy Russell surprised her with. You can tell money problems was the reason their marriage was falling apart. The stress and her spending left and right to keep up with her rich friends was overwhelming. I'll say it once and I'll say it again. Taylor sucked this man dry with those big lips of her. She pretty much defined what a gold digger she is. No money? Bye bye! Tamera on the Housewives of Beverly Hills divorced Simon as soon as the money was out too. Men better run away for the hills when Taylor comes around. I just wished Russell was strong enough to fight those demons but I hope his side of the family looks out for his little girl and teaches her the true values in life. Rest in peace Russell. :(

  21. 21

    i guess u cant be a housewife if ur are no longer a wife …

  22. 22

    Ooops! Tamera was on the OC Housewives. Her husband had money and was a real dick to her. Still think Tyler is a gold digger and Russell deserved better.

  23. 23

    She's a little girl and doesn't need to know that her father committed suicide. She'll obviously find out the details when she's older, but for now all she needs to know is that her father is no longer around. What 5-year-old is able to comprehend anything but that?
    I feel so bad for their daughter and can't imagine what their family is going through.

  24. 24

    "she requests privacy at this time so she may comfort her young daughter" I thought she hasn't told her daughter yet. If she was abused, why no police reports. Just because she had bruises doesn't mean he did it. I have seen women hurt themselves and blame the man only to get sympathy. Unless there is DOCUMENTED proof of abuse, I will take her claims as just that a claim.