Bravo special addresses ‘Real Housewives’ suicide

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Bravo will air a special addressing the suicide of Russell Armstrong, the estranged husband of ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ star Taylor Armstrong, sources close to production told Show Tracker.

The ladies of the show -- Lisa Vanderpump, Camille Grammer, Kyle and Kim Richards, and Adrienne Maloof--filmed the special Monday; Taylor was not present. It’s unclear if the special will air before or after the premiere of the show’s second season.


An individual close to one of the ‘Housewives’ said the ladies were not given specifics as to how things would unfold during their sit-down and that it was intended as a way to get their reactions to what happened.

The second season is still on the books as premiering Sept. 5; the network has wrapped the re-editing of the premiere episode. In the original version, Taylor is shown shopping for lingerie in an attempt to spice up her marriage and she later becomes emotional when discussing her attempt at marriage counseling.

A representative for Bravo would not elaborate on whether the scenes remained in the final cut.

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