|Russell and Taylor Armstrong.|
Sad news in the real-life world of the Real Housewives
Russell Armstrong, the estranged husband of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong, was found dead in his bedroom last night. The 47-year-old venture capitalist hanged himself, according to media reports.
Taylor filed for divorce last month, and claimed that Russell was abusive. In response to the allegations, Russell told People
magazine, "Did I push her? Yes, maybe things happened in the heat of the moment, but it was during a time in our lives that was not characteristic of who we were. This show has literally pushed us to the limit."
According to RadarOnline
, in Russell's final days, he told a friend, "It's funny how a reality show can ruin your entire life."
Today, the Real Housewives of Orange County
tweeted their sadness over the news.