While the other stars of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” such as Adrienne Maloof and Lisa Vanderpump lived in luxurious mansions in gated communities, at the beginning of filming, Taylor Armstrong lived in a rental property in Bel Air Crest amid mounting debts. Strictly speaking, that’s not Beverly Hills at all!
Russell’s attorney, Ronald Richards, said, “The house was no more than $9k per month, at the most.”
Following the suicide of Russell Armstrong, it appears that debts he accumulated during his marriage to Taylor, could be her responsibility. That is despite the fact that the couple were estranged and about to be divorced when he hanged himself at a friend’s home.
The attorney said that they were more than likely it would have been a “no assets” divorce. Taylor and her late husband own nothing. Period.
Russell’s body was discovered Monday (apparently by Taylor) in the bedroom of his best friend’s home in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office Wednesday ruled his death a suicide by hanging. He was 47.
The couple has a 5-year-old daughter Kennedy.
Before she married Russell, reality TV Taylor was a surgical sales representative. It looks like she will now have to go back to work. She has a daughter to provide for and has developed expensive tastes in her time on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”
It is thought she might move to Orange County to be with family, but she is still distraught over Russell’s death, despite their estrangement. Taylor is currently arranging a memorial service for him and it is too early for her to decide about where she will live and how she will support herself and her daughter.
Apparently, Russell Armstrong did not have a life insurance policy. It may have been invalidated by his suicide anyway. So, his money worries have now passed on to Taylor Armstrong, who has yet to discover the full extent of her late estranged husband’s debts.