Former “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Taylor Armstrong says she has tried to keep the memory of her late husband alive with her daughter Kennedy but the 12-year-old has made it clear she does not miss him.
Armstrong was a guest recently with celebrity divorce attorney Laura Wasser on her podcast, “Divorce Sucks!” At the advice of her psychiatrist, Armstrong said she continues to bring up her father to Kennedy “so that she doesn’t think people just disappear.”
She explained, “I was saying, ‘Do you miss daddy?’ And she said, ‘No. N-O.'”
Armstrong says she tried to remind her daughter of good times with her father, but Kennedy responded by saying, “She waited for a minute and then she said, ‘Why would you miss a boy who screamed at you all the time?'”
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During the interview, Taylor Armstrong spoke in detail about the day she discovered her estranged husband Russell Armstrong’s body after he took his own life.
Armstrong explained that her daughter was waiting in the car when she went to the home he was living in after the couple had split.
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“I’d been calling [Russell] all day, no answer, and I just knew something had gone wrong,” Armstrong recalled. “And I went to the house … and my little girl was in the car with my assistant because I never assumed it was going to be something so catastrophic.
She says after discovering Russell’s body, she ran into the street and fell on the ground and began hysterically crying. Once it hit her that Kennedy was close by, she had her nanny come and remove her from the scene.
Armstrong had accused her estranged husband of domestic abuse before they split. Wasser asked her how she felt about the allegations Jussie Smollett faked the attack against him (since people at the time accused Armstrong of the same thing).
“I was so shocked by that story,” Armstrong said. “There were people in the beginning who questioned whether I could potentially be abused. I think that they think that no one gets abused by the golden gates of Beverly Hills. It only happens in socioeconomically deprived areas, which we all know is completely untrue. It happens in every race … just across the board.”