Posted on Thu Sep 1, 2011 09:30 AM PDT
Taylor Armstrong started dating a new man just weeks before her husband Russell hanged himself, according to online reports.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star supposedly started a relationship with Malibu, Ca., businessman Jeremy Larner, 33, after filing for divorce in mid-July. Russell was found Aug. 16.
Bravo officially announced earlier this week that it would maintain Real Housewives' Sept. 5 premiere date, despite Russell's suicide, and that it had re-edited footage from the upcoming second season.
Russell's mother, John Ann Hotchkins, released a statement regarding the network's decision to hold the premiere date and add a special about Russell's suicide to its lineup:
- "When I was informed of this, I thought, 'I hope Bravo will take the high road and keep it tasteful. Let's not murder my son twice.' ... I began to notice things starting to fray when the television thing came into being, and I was very concerned. ... The program itself really brought him down."
Find out what Russell told his mom in secret about the show after the jump.
Hotchkiss says her son told her, "'Mom, they're just going to crucify me this season,'" Hotchkiss said. "And he said, 'I don't know what to do. I'll never survive it.'"
Read more: http://www.eonline.com/news/russell_armstrongs_mother_talks_real/261341#ixzz1WijQ3xYa
No word yet on whether Russell knew about Taylor's alleged lover.
Taylor filed for divorce claiming that Russell was physically and mentally abusive. He admitted to pushing the reality star during arguments, and said the show had pushed the couple to the limit.
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