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Taylor Armstrong: My Daughter Was With Me When I Found Russell's Body

Tue, December 6, 2011 11:42am EDT by 1 Comment

So shocking! Taylor revealed that her 5-year-old was there on Aug. 15, the day they discovered Russell had hanged himself!

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong made a bombshell revelation to Bravo’s Andy Cohen on What What Happens Live Dec. 5, according to Us Weekly: The 40-year-old wasn’t alone when she found 47-year-old Russell Armstrong — their daughter Kennedy was with her.
“‘Did daddy do something dumb?'” Kennedy asked, Taylor recalled

Taylor said she and Kennedy “have good days and bad days” as they grieve over Russell’s tragic death. But now she lives near friend and castmember Kyle Richards, who provides lots of support.

“We have slumber parties at Kyle’s house… [Kennedy] doesn’t ever want to leave because it’s a big family there, and we’re just two people,” an emotional Taylor explained.

Taylor, who has admitted in the past that Russell was emotionally and physically abusive, also explained why she experienced a complete meltdown on the Dec. 5 episode. “When you’re in [an abusive relationship,] you’re so scared, and you can’t really get a good handle on it,” she said. “I ended up in this situation because of my own flaws and my own insecurities.”

-Anna Moeslein

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