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Taylor Armstrong

Eyewitness When Husband's

Body Was Discovered

8/17/2011 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Taylor Armstrong
"Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Taylor Armstrong was at her estranged husband's house when his body was discovered, TMZ has learned.

Sources close to Taylor tell us, she and Russell had been regularly communicating and were supposed to meet on Monday afternoon, but he was a no-show.  She became worried and began calling his friends, but none of them had heard from him. 

Taylor became increasingly alarmed and began frantically texting and phoning Russell, to no avail.

On Monday evening, Taylor and a friend went to the home where Russell was staying.  They found the owner of the home on the property.  While Taylor watched, the owner peered through Russell's bedroom window and saw his lifeless body hanging.

As TMZ first reported, the owner called 911 and Russell was declared dead at 8:16 PM.  Taylor believes Russell had been dead for hours.

We're told Taylor stayed at the house for hours after the body was found.

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1162 days ago


Taylor: I watched in horror (as one watches a car accident) how you manipulated your way into the "life" you felt you "deserved". You are soooo lame and typical. Too bad your s***bag husband wasn't enough for you- no self respecting man of stature would have laid claim to your sorry ass-it's ironic that you thought you were so smart and he isn't even a formidable opponent in divorce. Sucks to be you.Play the daughter card all you want- your lives were destined for failure. play the grieving widow/orphaned kid thing-I'm sure someone is stupid enough to care and keep you both on the payroll. great job!!

1162 days ago


She treated Kim so badly during the reunion. I guess what goes around comes around.

1162 days ago


Does that seem odd to anyone else? Clearly, this chick has no money, only a $1.5M lawsuit she and the husband are still looking at for misappropriation of funds. If Reality TV ruined your life, then get off it - Taylor, that idiot in Jersey - also looking at like three trials and years behind bars.

1162 days ago


She's got the same plastic surgeon as Shanon Tweed.

1162 days ago


Could anyone possibly find this person attractive. She has had so much plastic surgery and is still ugly.

1162 days ago


whats wrong with her lips???? she looks like a plastic doll

however -

sorry for the loss - especially for the daughter.

1162 days ago


"Taylor became increasingly alarmed and began frantically texting and phoning Russell..."

She just wanted to know where her check was.

1162 days ago


Many of you jerks do not know what you're talking about b/c you're lucky enough not to have had this happen to you. Don't blame her; it's too easy. He had deficits, and lay it all on him.

1162 days ago


My God, this is one UGLY woman!

1162 days ago


This from the NY Post on July 15th......

Cougar alert! "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Taylor Armstrong had a fun night in the Hamptons recently with "Hell's Kitchen" chef Seth Levine. The two met at Levine's East Hampton hotspot Georgica, where Armstrong shared dinner with magazine editors and Levine provided the delectable tasting menu. But as the vino flowed, things got more friendly, spies said. Patron Dina Lohan told Armstrong, "You better take care of him," as she left the lounge, and Armstrong obliged. The married reality show star accompanied Levine onto the jam-packed dance floor for some close-contact grooving, eyewitnesses said. A rep for Armstrong said, "This is absolutely not true."

This could have been what put Russell over the edge. It's one thing to go through a divorce and financial disasters, but to have his ex move on so quickly, landing her ass in the Hamptons at a celebrity restaurant looking for a quasi-celebrity/famewhore to be his replacement? Disgusting!

1162 days ago


I sincerely hope this is the end of Bravo encouraging drama and hatred, gossip and
drinking on those shows. Unbalanced people, many of whom don't have the money
they portray or are just trying to get richer.
The shows should end and Andy Cohen should stop congratulating people on their
ridiculous antics and fake facial expressions.

1162 days ago


This wo-MAN looks like BOZO THE CLOWN,Look at what plastic surgery has done to this wo-MAN,she/he looks like a creepy lookin.These women on these reality HOUSEWIFE shows,a large majority of them,I would say 75% are BROKE asses & there husbands are not really making all this money$$$$,like they want us to believe.These show's are all scripted all story lines developed by Mr.TINKERBEll himself aka Peter-Pan Andy Cohen.This guy probably got sick & tired off paying for his wife's plastic & BOTOX surgeries,bleeding him dry & looking like a MOOSE,& HUNG himself cause he was BROKE!!!& sick & tired of her **** and portraying this fake scripted lifestyle they never had.

1162 days ago


What a truly sad situation, especially for the children in this picture.

1162 days ago


My hearts goes out Rusell's three children. They are the true victims of this horrible tradgey. If a wife knows that they are having finicial difficulty you DO NOT GO OUT AND SPEND MONEY AS IF IS GROWING OFF TREES. Taylor now needs to see for her self what is like to work a normanl 9-5 job and support her daughter like the rest of us moms due. Now suck it up and deal.

1162 days ago
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