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Taylor Armstrong Explains Why She Wanted Season 2 Of ‘RHOBH’ To Air After Husband Russell’s Passing!

Taylor Armstrong explains why she wanted Season 2 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills to air after Russell Armstrong’s passing. 

Taylor admitted during a recent interview in our Life After Bravo series that “there was definitely some hesitation to go on Housewives” due to what was going on in her home with then-husband, Russell, at the time. 

“I wasn't sure how that was all gonna play out on TV. I think part of me thought that the cameras might provide some protection,” Taylor said, according to Bravo Insider. “And I actually think, subconsciously, it might make things better and it might help my relationship.” 

Taylor said that her first season on the show ultimately proved to be an empowering experience. “Season 1 gave me hope that I would have the means to take care of myself and my daughter [Kennedy],” she said. “And going forward, I knew that I wanted to stick with the show because it was an opportunity to leave.” 

Russell passed away in 2011 prior to the premiere of Season 2 of RHOBH, but Taylor said that she agreed with the decision to move forward with airing the season. 

“I was supportive of Season 2 airing, despite all that I was going through, because I did want people to see what it was like, what I went through, so that they could also have hope that there was something on the other side,” she shared.

Taylor was a full-time housewife from season 1 to season 3 and made guest minor appearances throughout the next three seasons. Russell committed suicide as he and Taylor, who he was accused of domestic violence abuse, put an end to their marriage.

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 recently celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary in April.

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