TArmstrongDating230.jpgTaylor 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.