The breakdown of Taylor and Russell Armstrong’s marriage was a big storyline in this season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills which continues tonight on Bravo. Russell’s suicide caused TV executives to have to re-evaluate what they showed and how they dealt with the material, but despite threats of law suits from Russell’s family, it was decided not to cut him out of the show. That would hardly have been possible, anyway.
However, up to now, it was not confirmed what Bravo would do with footage of the marriage counseling sessions. Now it is. The joint sessions and Taylor’s individual sessions will be aired; Russell’s individual sessions will not be shown.
There has been some major editing of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills going on, in order to be sensitive in its treatment f Russell’s suicide. However, the decision was taken to air these therapy sessions.
“Taylor is completely supportive of the decision, and thinks it will help battered women to make the decision to leave an abusive relationship, just like she did,” a show insider told Radar Online.
The marriage counseling sessions will begin “to air in the next few weeks.”
Last week in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills we saw a drunken Taylor Armstrong sitting in a suitcase in a closet at Camille Grammer’s Colorado vacation home. We already know a lot of what turned her to drink but Taylor Armstrong’s problems will unfold on our screens over the next few weeks.