This is a bold move for Bravo.
Even though Real Housewives of Beverly Hills producer Douglas Ross confirmed that footage of Russell Armstrong that was filmed before he died will not be shown on the next few episodes of the current season, Bravo execs have decided to air marriage counseling footage with Taylor and Russell.
An insider explains the network's decision:
"Bravo has made the decision to air their marriage counseling sessions. Taylor is supportive of the network airing the therapy sessions. Bravo will be looking at those sessions and doing any necessary edits if needed, given Russell's suicide. Both Russell and Taylor were filmed individually during their sessions. Taylor's will definitely be airing, although it's likely that Russell's individual sessions won't be."
We don't know how Taylor will deal with watching any sort of Russell footage. A source says that she became very emotional watching the premiere episode:
"Taylor watched the entire episode several days ago. She was very moved by the heartfelt comments that each of the Housewives made regarding Russell's suicide. There were a lot of tears shed as she watched the episode."
Not sure how we feel about Bravo airing such intimate and personal moments between Taylor and Russell.
What do U think? Should Bravo air this footage?
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