Russell Armstrong, the husband of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong, was found dead after committing suicide Monday night in his friend’s Los Angeles home.
Friends of the reality TV starlet say she is not “emotionally ready” to tell her 5-year-old daughter Kennedy the news of Russell’s passing, TMZ reports.
“Taylor might not want to tell her daughter for quite a while, unless they can shield it from her,” psychologist Dr. Jeff Gardere tells HollyBaby. “So that’s going to have to be something that is a personal choice of hers [Taylor’s]. But, she has to weigh somehow if her daughter will find out from TV or another child.”
Dr. Gardere added, “Give it a couple days, in isolation, and then let her know that dad was very sad and dad unfortunately made a decision to not be on this earth anymore.”
Taylor’s attorney Robert Thorne tells TMZ, “Taylor Armstrong is devastated by the tragic events that have unfolded. She requests privacy at this time so that she may comfort her young daughter.” He added, “Her thoughts and prayers are also with Russell’s 11 and 13-year-old sons.”
Our thoughts are with the Armstrong family during this difficult time.