"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."