Taylor released the following statement through her rep: “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. Her thoughts and prayers are also with Russell’s 11 and 13 year old sons.”
Sources tell RadarOnline Taylor has been “hysterical” since finding out about Russell’s suicide last night. The insider reveals Taylor “has been up all night. She is hysterical, and can barely speak. She has no idea why Russell would do this. She doesn’t know how she is going to be able to tell her daughter, Kennedy.” TMZ confirms Taylor has yet to break the news to her 5-year-old daughter Kennedy.
As for what might have led to Russell’s suicide, his attorney confirms it all had to do with his impending divorce as well as mounting financial and legal problems. Russell’s lawyer Ronald Richards states, “I feel bad because his credit cards weren’t working … He had tremendous financial problems.” Ronald adds that even if Russell has a will, he had no assets.
Meanwhile, Andy Cohenand other Housewives also reacted to the tragic news. Below are some of the tweets -
Andy Cohen – “I am so very sad about today’s news. My prayers and thoughts are with Taylor Armstrong and her family.”
Camille Grammer - “My sympathy and condolences go out to Taylor and Kennedy. My thoughts and prayers are with them.”
Adrienne Maloof – “”My heart goes out to Taylor Armstrong and Kennedy during this devastating time. You will be in my thoughts and in prayers.”
Caroline Manzo - “So sorry 2 hear about Russell Armstrong’s death. I hope @taylorarmstrong’s privacy is respected during this difficult time.”
Jacqueline Laurita – “When I hear REAL problems like what’s happened w/ @TaylorArmstrong’s family,it puts everything else that I feel r problems into perspective.”
Jill Zarin – “Shocked and deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Russell Armstrong. My love and prayers to @TaylorArmstrong and her daughter.”
Ramona Singer - “My prayers and thoughts go out to Taylor Armstrong and her family.”
Countess Luann – “Such a tragedy. My thoughts and prayers go out to Taylor and Kennedy and the Armstrong family.”
Gretchen Rossi – “No words can express how much my heart is breaking for my fellow housewife sister @taylorarmstrong and her daughter. Please keep her and her family in your prayers and thoughts today. RIP Russell Armstrong.”
Alexis Bellino - “We are praying so hard for the Armstrong family. We can’t imagine what they’re going through. Take a minute today to hug everyone you love.”
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UPDATE: Russell’s lawyer Ronald tells PEOPLE that Russell showed no signs of depression. The lawyer however adds that Russell was a loving family man who spent every dwindling dollar he had to finance Taylor’s lifestyle. “He was a good networker. But as a couple, they lived way beyond their means,” added Ronald.
In a statement to TMZ, Camille states: “Some joking remarks I made to Kyle Richards got picked up and caused my ex-husband great embarrassment and for that I sincerely apologize. While the media added words and blew it out of proportion, I acknowledge my part in this and regret my remarks.”
She adds, “I offered a 50/50 physical split with joint custody and was soundly rejected… Now he will only communicate through lawyers and others and I fear the message we’re sending our children.” Well surely telling the world their father has a small package can’t be good for the kids.
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TELL US – THOUGHTS ON CAMILLE’S APOLOGY? DO YOU THINK IT’S SINCERE?
Out of the goodness of her heart and not at all to promote the new season, Patti is taking it upon herself to dole out advice to one of the most high profile celebrities who is embarking on a new relationship. Are you listening Jennifer Aniston? Because she’s talking to you about your romance with Justin Theroux!
In a new interview with Radaronline, Patti discusses the new beau of everyone’s favorite Friend. She says of Jen’s new man, “I kind of like him, but here’s my problem — he was with the last girl for 15 or 16 years and one day in walks the girl of his dreams and he says bye, see ya, wouldn’t want to be ya! There’s a karmic payback for that. He’s handsome and he likes her and she likes him, they’ve got good body language, so it’s a matter of what really went down that he jumped ship from this girl he lived with for 16 years, something’s not right there.”
Patti believes that things are moving too quickly for Aniston and Theroux. Stating her own professional opinion, Patti explains that it’s odd that Jennifer Aniston would jump so quickly into a relationship with a man who left his significant other for her. After all, Brad Pitt was a huge bad guy when he left his famous wife for the much younger and mysterious Angelina Jolie. Patti reminds us, “She b*tched about Angelina stealing Brad from her!”
According to many media outlets, the next step in the couple’s whirlwind romance is to start a family, and Patti agrees that we’ll be hearing something along those lines very soon. She admits, “I feel like [Jen] might pull the pregnancy card on him.” Patti continues, “Maybe she has, she isn’t as skinny as she used to be, she’s looking great, and she’s glowing.”
Clearly Jennifer Aniston isn’t playing by Patti’s rules, and something tells me we won’t be seeing Jen as a celebrity guest wanting Patti’s advice on the upcoming Millionaire Matchmaker season. Of course, I don’t know why…shouldn’t America’s sweetheart want relationship advice from a single 50-year-old woman who just last year broke off her own engagement? Sign her up–and me too, while we’re at it!
When it comes to the newly divorced Camille Grammer, Patti states: “Camille: I would love to see her with a guy who’s an entrepreneur off the carpet…I’d like to see like a Silicon Valley billionaire — somebody who really appreciates her brain.”
And what about Taylor Armstrong, who’s only been single for a matter of weeks? “Taylor needs to take a dating detox break,” Patti assesses. “I knew for years what was going on and it’s a really rough road. Abuse is abuse. She needs to clean herself up. Get rid of the negative vibration. Find out who Taylor is before she steps off the curb with anybody else.”
Millionaire Matchmaker season 5 premieres tonight on Bravo at 9pm ET. A preview clip of tonight’s episode is below!
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With just three weeks until the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 2 premiere, we are now bringing you the official cast photos and bios of the housewives!
As reported, two new ladies were added to the cast this year including professional trouble makerBrandi Glanville and party planner Dana Wilkey.
So what can we expect from each of the cast members this season? Hint – drama! But while each of the ladies have their share of drama, they also know how to have fun in true Beverly Hills style.
With trips to Hawaii, Vegas and Vail, jaw-dropping parties and shopping sprees on Rodeo Drive – “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” do not disappoint. Below are the cast photos, bios and what to expect from the housewives this season!
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After giving out low blows to her ex-husband Kelsey Grammer earlier this year (she revealed he was a cross-dresser), it seems the Bravo reality star is still very bitter over her divorce…perhaps rightfully so.
The latest low blow Camille, 42, dishes out to Kelsey, father of her two kids, is by publicly stating he has a small err package. Yes she went there. This all stems from a RHOBH season 2 promo clip released by Bravo, in which Camille could be heard saying — “Big hands, big feet, big disappointment”
TMZ then caught up with Camille Tuesday night in New York City during which she revealed she was indeed talking about her ex-husband Kelsey. “Yes. It was a lot like that. I had that for 13 years, unfortunately,” said Camille. Yikes. Poor poor Kelsey has yet to respond to the latest.
Meanwhile, RadarOnline is reporting Camille has developed a very close friendship with new RHOBH extra cast member/trouble maker Brandi Glanville.
While the show has yet to premiere, Brandi is already making her mark thanks to the preview clip which shows her accusing Kim Richards of using “crystal meth,” to which Kim retorts by calling her a “slut pig.” Fortunately for Brandi, she has found an ally in Camille.
“I like Brandi, and I enjoy her company a lot, actually,” Camille tells Radar. “I think she speaks her mind and she’s a riot. She makes no excuses. She says what she feels and I like that genuine realness she has. It’s refreshing.”
Camille also adds that the two ladies connected on what else other than their widely publicized divorces! “We discussed our divorces and connected,” Camille says. “She and I both went through a very difficult time, and I think we sort of bonded. She’s a year ahead of me in her divorce, and she’s a strong as nails.”
To close out the interview, Camille promises the new season of RHOBH, which premieres Sep. 5, is the most dramatic yet. “All I can say is that there will definitely be more drama than last year,” she says. “There’s so much more and many surprises. You’ve just gotta tune in.”
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UPDATE – Kelsey’s new wife Kayte Walsh has now responded to Camille’s comments. Kayte tells TMZ, “Perhaps the fault lies not so much with the member in question but rather with the inspiration at hand.” Well played Kayte?
Kelsey, 56, who is described as a “longtime conservative Republican” made the shocking revelation during an interview with the NY Post.
“I have had a great career and extraordinary opportunities. But I look at my political aspirations as that last piece of my life – where I hope to do something good for people and pay back a little,” said Kelsey.
Kelsey also believes he has the “narcissistic personality” required to succeed in the world of politics. “You certainly have to have a resilient ego,” he added. Oddly enough Kelsey is set to play a fictional Illinois mayor in new drama “Boss” this fall. The Post adds that Kelsey is interested in running for the mayor of New York City in the future.
If it counts for anything, he does have the sleaze factor going for him no?
Meanwhile Kelsey’s ex Camille tweeted a photo yesterday of herself and her costars lunching together. That pic is below!
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