Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Russell Armstrong
Bravo is still mulling the fate of Season 2 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills following the suicide of Russell Armstrong, according to Andy Cohen.
Russell Armstrong, husband of Real Housewives' Taylor, commits suicide
"We're all still trying to process yesterday's very sad news, and looking at how to proceed with the series, which has finished primary production and was set to premiere on Labor Day," Cohen, the Bravo executive who oversees the Housewives franchise, wrote in a blog post Wednesday. "We'll let you know what we decide when we do. In the meantime, we're sending our thoughts and prayers to Taylor and the rest of Russell's family."
Armstrong, the estranged husband of Taylor Armstrong, was found dead Monday night — three weeks out from the second season premiere. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bravo is waiting at least 24 hours from when the news broke Tuesday to make a decision on the show, whether it be a postponement or re-editing footage with Armstrong.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Taylor Armstrong splits from husband
The Armstrongs, whose marital woes were documented last year, were expected to be a big story line in the new season, as the trailer promoted the ensuing drama surrounding the couple's pending divorce.
"Taylor Armstrong is devastated by the tragic events that have unfolded," the reality star's lawyer said Tuesday. "She requests privacy at this time so that she may comfort her young daughter. Her thoughts and prayers are also with Russell's 11- and 13-year-old sons."