Monday, March 18, 2019

Taylor Armstrong Reveals Her Daughter Kennedy Doesn’t Miss Late Husband Russell!

Taylor Armstrong recently revealed that she is trying to keep the memory of her ex-husband Russell Armstrong alive for the sake of their daughter. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum recalled the day she discovered her ex-husband's body.

“I went to go meet him one day and his office was dark and he wasn’t there and he was a workaholic, so it was completely unusual for that to be the case,” Taylor told attorney Laura Wasser on her podcast, Divorce Sucks! “I just had this sinking feeling that something terrible had happened.”

“It had never crossed my mind in the past. He was very narcissistic and not someone who you would ever think would take their life. But ultimately, I found him hanging in the house that he had move into,” she said in audio obtained by The Blast.

At the time, their daughter Kennedy was 5 and Taylor had already filed for divorce after Russell had “fractured” her orbital floor. When Taylor went to the home where Russell was residing, her daughter was with her. Thankfully Kennedy “was in the car” with her assistant when Russell’s body was discovered.

“I had gone to the house. I had been calling him all day. No answer. I just knew something had gone wrong,” she explained. “I went to the house. I had a friend of mine’s husband meet me there who was a world championship kick boxer, just in case things were to go awry. My little girl was in the car with my assistant. Again, because I never assumed it was going to be something so catastrophic.”

She continued: “After I found him, I ran into the street where they were parked and I was on the ground and quite hysterical of course. Then, all of a sudden, it just occurred to me that she was there. And so we had her nanny come to the end of the street and my assistant drove her down so that the emergency vehicles wouldn’t be any more of a chaotic scene than it already was.”

Taylor revealed that she has tried to keep positive memories of Russell’s life alive for Kennedy’s sake.

“My psychiatrist had said to continue to bring up her father to her so that she doesn’t think people just disappear,” Taylor told Wasser.

The former RHOBH star said Kennedy, who is now 12, has unpleasant memories of her father.

“I was saying, ‘Do you miss daddy?’ And she said, ‘No. N-O.’ And I said, ‘Well, I miss him sometimes. Do you remember when we went to Hawaii?’ and I was trying to give her some references,” said Taylor. “She waited for a minute and then she said, ‘Mommy, why would you miss a boy that screamed at you all the time?’ “

In August 2011, Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Richard French confirmed “that Mr. Armstrong was found dead from an apparent hanging in a residence on Mulholland Drive.”

According to Los Angeles Coroner Assistant Chief Ed Winter, Russell was pronounced dead by paramedics at 8:16 p.m. “There was no suicide note found,” Winter told PEOPLE.

Taylor has since moved on and married her attorney John Bluher - they will celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary this April.

Transcript courtesy via PEOPLE

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