Barbara Fredrickson, Russell’s ex-wife, and Milette Fields, his former fiancée have children Aiden (14) and Griffin (11) with the late reality TV star. They are angry because they claim that Taylor Armstrong did not break the tragic news of Russell’s sudden death in person.
Barbara told Star magazine that she never called them. She seems to be alleging that she only found out about Russell’s suicide through the TV news. She says that if their roles had been reversed, she would have told Taylor what happened before it became a news item.
Furthermore, Barbara says that Taylor, who also has a 5-year-old daughter, Kennedy, with Russell, didn’t even call her husband’s mother to offer sympathy at his death.
“She e-mailed Russell’s nephew to ask his mom to call her,” Barbara told the magazine.
Barbara and Milette find it odd that Taylor did not want all the women to get together to mourn Russell’s death. They also say she is making it difficult for their sons to get their hands on their inheritance from their father. She is refusing to answer questions about any will he might have left, leaving them to hire lawyers to deal with it.
But, they claim, they want mementoes of Russell for their kids, not money. They are also said to be furious about the tell-all book Taylor Armstrong is writing about Russell, including allegations of domestic abuse. They want their kids to be able to remember their father in a good light.