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Taylor Armstrong

Daughter Doesn't Know Yet

8/16/2011 11:54 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Taylor Armstrong
"Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Taylor Armstrong hasn't broken the news yet about Russell's suicide to her 5-year-old daughter Kennedy ... TMZ has learned.

Friends close to Taylor tell us, "She's not emotionally ready to do so just yet."

Taylor's attorney, Robert Thorne, tells us, "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."

The attorney adds, "Her thoughts and prayers are also with Russell's 11 and 13-year-old sons."

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91.

Lauren    

we know before the guy's own kid?? thats not right

1101 days ago
92.

Wocka    

Wow, is she ever UGLY!! Why don't these women leave their lips alone? That is the first giveaway to the other surgeries. Maybe looking at her pushed him over the edge!!

1101 days ago
93.

mayflower    

hmmmmmmmmm drowning with debt for her plastic surgeries and being a beverly housewives thats what you got when you married a blond white woman a very high profile one they looked down on brown women and think of them as a gold digger but brown women is a very hard working people they wiped ASS for elderly they do any kind of work to survive and they are very content of what they got material things ruined his life to keep his wife happy and still she is not happy she talked trash about him and accused of abused her she is just a typical white bitch money and fame grabber now she wants privacy? i feel sorry for the decease not that bitch

1101 days ago
94.

DaSpence    

Yeah, I'm sure it is all HUSH-HUSH now.

Just as certain as Andy Cohen and Bravo crew put alcohol in the hands of a known alcoholic Kim Richards hands last year which landed her in REHAB.

Andy Cohen and the crew at BRAVO just may as well have put the ROPE around Russel Armstrong's neck this year.

Raking in those DOLLARS aren't you ANDY and BRAVO?

1101 days ago
95.

FABIO    

Come to Fabio!

I will comfort you...

1101 days ago
96.

ARTOFWAR    

....This is just another example of how weak white men truly are. White men assign their collective self-worth, to their financial net worth--- so it should come as no bewilderment that when they lose their net worth, they also lose there self-worth-- therefore, they blow their weak little brains out all over their walls and ceiling.

Admirably, this one did not off the wife, kids, dog, cat, pet gerbil, and the irksome neighbors, which seems to be the prevailing consistency amongst the ivory chaps.

Happy hereafter....Artofwar

1101 days ago
97.

Jillian    

Get a load of those lips. TO DAMN MUCH FILLERS. Don't these women look in the mirror? She looks like a monster.

I feel bad for her husband. RIP Dude.

1101 days ago
98.

DaSpence    

Yeah, I'm sure it is all HUSH-HUSH now.

Just as certain as Andy Cohen and Bravo crew put alcohol in the hands of a known alcoholic Kim Richards hands last year which landed her in REHAB.

Andy Cohen and the crew at BRAVO just may as well have put the ROPE around Russel Armstrong's neck this year.


Raking in those DOLLARS aren't you ANDY and BRAVO?

1101 days ago
99.

bunny    

He took his life and has 3 children? That was quite selfish of him.

1101 days ago
100.

Pam    

My thoughts and prayers are with Russell's children.

I think it is terrible that people are saying such terrible things about Taylor.

It is a known fact that these reality shows, edit them to look one way when they are another.

We do not know what went on in this marriage

1101 days ago
101.

Stephanie    

I love how people are blaming Taylor for this. Do your research. Yeah, sure, she didn't help. But this man had a past and it wasn't good and you can't blame all of that on Taylor.

1101 days ago
102.

Leanne    

DONT WORRY SOON SHE WILL HAVE A RICH BOYFRIEND AND THEN A RICH HUSBAND.ALL SHE AND THESE WOMEN CARE ABOUT IS THEMSELVES AND MONEY.

1101 days ago
103.

kiwi    

warning to all men out there looking for love in all the wrong places...fake boobs, fake lips, fake face, fake love, fake everything. after all the plastic surgery do you really think that will fix these old ladies insecurities and hatred for themselves? NO. you men who put yourselves in this situation looking for happiness and true love from a monster beneath all that makeup .....it won't happen. can you imagine what she looks like in the morning without it all when she looks this gross and ugly with it all on? no wonder the US is so messed up. i have empathy for their children....after all they never asked to be put on this earth but the DNA has been watered down. who is this ugly lady? somebody help her children.

1101 days ago
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Rogue Warrior    

Russell Armstrong was more than $1.5 million in debt and spending wildly before his apparent suicide, his lawyer told ABCNews.com today.

"He didn't have any extra assets," Ronald Richards said about his client, who was the estranged husband of "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" cast member Taylor Armstrong. "He was living month to month to support his lifestyle for Taylor."

Before his death, the financier was being sued by MyMedicalRecords.com for misusing funds and breach of contract. But Richards said it was the pressure to one up the fellow "Real Housewives" personalities that really strained his finances.

"These couples join these shows, and then they keep trying to outdo each other and they end up spending all their money trying to sustain a lifestyle that's unrealistic and wasn't there prior to the show," he said. "The weekly social events, the dinners and all the BS, trying to pretend you have unlimited resources in Beverly Hills is tough. When every night is a potential sound bite or posting on a website, you end up getting addicted to it, you go out all the time."

Still, Richards doesn't believe Russell Armstrong took his life because of his debt. Richards saw him after Taylor Armstrong filed for divorce in July and said his client displayed only "normal disappointment that the marriage had failed."
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"I talked to him all the time," he said. "I was shocked to hear this. I feel sad that he didn't call me, because I would have gone over to his house."

Russell Armstrong was found dead at his Los Angeles home Monday night after apparently hanging himself. He was 47. The Los Angeles Police Department said there were no signs of foul play and no investigation is planned.

Bravo, the network that airs the "Real Housewives" franchise, issued a statement via email: "All of us at Bravo are deeply saddened by this tragic news. Our sympathy and thoughts are with the Armstrong family at this difficult time."

Taylor Armstrong, 40, spoke to E! Online last week about Bravo's cameras capturing her falling out with her husband.

"I know it's going to be hard for me to watch a lot of it," Armstrong says of the second season of "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills." "It's been such an emotional ride for me this year. And it's one thing to experience it, but then to watch it again on television and know that millions of other people are watching, it's going to be tough."

She also talked with People magazine last month about her abusive marriage, saying she and her husband would have explosive arguments that sometimes led to him grabbing her, throwing things, shoving her and pulling her hair.

"I felt like I was dying inside," she said. "We tried hard to fix our marriage but it wasn't healthy."

Russell Armstrong responded to her allegations.

"Did I push her? Yes, maybe things happened in the heat of the moment, but it was during a time in our lives that was not characteristic of who we were," he told People. "This show has literally pushed us to the limit."

Despite their drama, Taylor Armstrong said she still wanted her husband to be close to their daughter, 5-year-old Kennedy. Taylor Armstrong's $60...,000 birthday party for Kennedy was featured in an episode of "Real Housewives."

"I hope we can co-parent as healthy as possible," she said. "He's an amazing dad, and I want her to still think her dad is the greatest guy on the planet."

1101 days ago
105.

bobby9997    

Russell Armstrong Dead | Lawyer Ronald Richards and Bravo executive Andy Cohen twitter comments | Taylor’s daughter Kennedy birthday party image

http://t.co/lKevSTw

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