Last night, the premiere of the new series of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills aired. Taylor Armstrong watched the show too, and experienced a rollercoaster of emotions, still recovering as she is from estranged husband Russell Armstrong’s suicide a few weeks ago.
Taylor had already been given a viewing copy of the re-edited version of the premiere by Bravo executives several days ago. She was said to be very moved by the heartfelt comments that each of the Housewives made regarding Russell’s suicide. There were a lot of tears shed as she watched the episode, a source close to Bravo TV revealed.
But Taylor Armstrong decided to watch the episode again as it aired on Monday night. However, she was not with any other Housewife stars at the time, but Kyle apparently called to check she was OK.
Taylor was reportedly very emotional watching the show but she approved of how the program makers had dealt with Russell Armstrong’s suicide.
Russell and Taylor’s 5-year-old daughter Kennedy “has started school, and doing well. Taylor is now trying to put her life back together,” a friend of Taylor’s said.
Bravo aired information at the conclusion of the show about suicide prevention and awareness. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills stars were tearful and clearly moved as they began the season premiere episode Monday night by sharing their thoughts about Russell Armstrong’s suicide.
Sometime speaking directly to the camera and at other time, addressing each other, Adrienne Maloof, Kim Richards, Kyle Richards, Camille Grammer and Lisa Vanderpump talked about the tragic death of their castmate Taylor Armstrong’s husband last month, just days before Taylor Armstrong filed for divorce and before she discovered just how deep a financial mess the former couple were in.
After the tributes from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills stars, the show picked up with its planned season premiere episode, but without any scenes including Russell.
Bravo announced that Russell Armstrong has been edited out of at least the first few episodes. Producers of the show have also vowed to raise awareness of suicide prevention by airing various PSAs throughout the season.