Andy Cohen: Russell Armstrong’s Suicide Is the “Most Challenging Situation in the History of the Show”
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has always been all about drama, but the show had to deal with a very different type of drama when Taylor Armstrong's husband Russell Armstrong committed suicide in August 2011. Now, Andy Cohen is revealing what it was like for the show to handle that tragic situation.
Andy tells TV Guide that the show's producers took plenty of time in figuring out how to address Russell's passing on the show. "The strategy is to take a beat, regroup, talk to everyone involved, take stock," Andy explains. "What we saw with Beverly Hills was, this was a show that was light and airy and a beautiful package. But when you opened up the package, there was something not so pretty inside."
"That was probably the most challenging situation in the history of the show," Andy continues. "We got with all the women and asked them, "What do you want to do? What can anyone get out of this? Is there something that we can learn from this?'"
We remember that there were a lot of questions after Russell died about how RHoBH should deal with his death, as some people felt that the season should be scrapped. Taylor got engaged to attorney John Bluher in August 2013. She and Russell have a daughter, Kennedy, whom Taylor is continuing to raise.
How do you feel about how RHoBH handled Russell's death?