Real Housewives husband Russell Armstrong (of Beverly Hills) committed suicide.
Man, this is really sad. For those of you that don’t watch the show, during season one Taylor and her husband struggled because their marriage was more like a “business arrangement” (her words). She was an advocate of domestic abuse on the show because she had experienced it in other relationships.
After a lot of speculation over their marriage ending and them denying it, Taylor recently filed for divorce, and also talked about how Russell had become physically abusive to her. Russell somewhat confirmed this by saying he had pushed her before and the show placed added stress onto their life that wasn’t there prior. I might’ve bought this excuse, but then it then came out from Radar Online that he had a criminal history of domestic violence and one of his exes had a restraining order against him because of it. He was also sued by investors an for financial fraud, and apparently is in deep debt with no way out of it. So that’s a history recap.
TMZ is reporting that Russell hanged himself yesterday. He was found hanging in his bedroom on Mulholland Drive last night around 8 PM. A friend he was staying with found him and called 911. Authorities have not found a suicide note, but Taylor (his wife) was notified of his death last night. He was 47 years old. I guess none of the other ladies knew (Kyle, Kim, Lisa, etc) because they’re all expressing shock online.
It’s really sad. I’m not a fan of Taylor, but I mean… I have nothing but hope for her and her daughter. Hopefully they can heal. It would be a good idea for her to take some time off from the show and I PRAAAAAY Bravo won’t exploit this for Season 3. That’d be really pathetic and sad.
They already finished filming Season 2 and have been airing promos that feature Taylor talking about their marriage problems quite a bit. And having an emotional breakdown. I’m guessing it was going to be a major theme throughout the season. Maybe Bravo will delay Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and re-edit, or place it on a delay to wait until the media storm has passed? Who knows.