Taylor Armstrong is speaking out about her husband’s suicide over three years after his tragic death. At a recent event, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star explained she may never get past what happened but revealed she and her daughter are in a good place.
“I don’t know if you ever move on from suicide,” Armstrong told People Magazine at the Marjaree Mason Center’s 31st Annual Top Ten Professional Women and Top Business Awards Luncheon on Oct 21, where she served as the keynote speaker. “It’s something that I’ll always have questions about, but for my daughter’s sake, I can’t dwell on the past. I have to look to the future, and I do bring up her father. We work with a child psychologist… It’s not as though we just pretended someone disappeared in her life.”
In August 2011, amid reports of his abuse against Armstrong, Russell killed himself. Two months earlier, the reality star filed for divorce, claiming he verbally and physically abused her. Armstrong’s co-star, Camille Grammer, spoke about the abuse, as well, alleging Russell hit Armstrong in a scene that later aired on the show.
Over the summer, Russell’s father requested his son’s suicide case be reopened as he wasn’t sold on the idea Russell had taken his own life. According to a report by The Inquisitr, Armstrong was not on board with aiding in the case.
Following Russell’s suicide, Taylor Armstrong wrote a book about her experiences with domestic violence, and dedicated her time to raising awareness and helping other victims. She’s also continued to raise her young daughter Kennedy, 8. Luckily, she’s had some help. In April, Armstrong married her now-husband John Bluher, and he and Kennedy are “just really enjoying each other.”
As The Inquisitr reported, Armstrong and Bluher’s wedding was seen on David Tutera’s Celebrations.
“Kennedy now is going to have a much better chance, seeing a healthy relationship and a healthy marriage, then to have that in her own life,” she said. “It’s something I’m very conscious of. I have a lot of regrets that I wasn’t strong enough to leave my relationship earlier for her benefit, but now that we’re out of it, we’re absolutely on top of making sure that she develops the self-worth and self-esteem she needs to make sure she’ll end up in a happy, healthy relationship.”
Taylor Amrstrong also spoke of her Real Housewives return, telling People she “did film with them a little” but is not a full-time housewife. Although she couldn’t reveal too much about the show, she confirmed she met the series’ newest cast mate, Lisa Rinna, who is “really nice.”
Taylor Armstrong will be seen on the fifth season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, which is expected to premiere on Bravo later this year.
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