"The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" were on hand Wednesday to support fellow Housewife Taylor Armstrong as she buried her estranged husband Russell Armstrong. However, despite the fact that Adrienne Maloof-Nassif, Kim Richards and Lisa Vanderpump all attended the service, it is Kyle Richards that has turned out to be the rock Taylor and her daughter, Kennedy, so desperately need.
“Kyle’s only concern at the moment is Taylor and Kennedy,” a friend of the Bravo star tells me. “She has had Kennedy staying at her house. She returned from the Bahamas when the news broke and went straight to Barnes and Noble to pick out books for Kennedy to read. She also got her a little necklace with an angel so she could feel safe. Kyle has been the glue that has kept all the housewives together during this period.”
And with the re-edited version of the show still set to debut on September 5th, its original airdate, insiders fear the worst is yet to come for Taylor.
“The show’s debut is going to be a very difficult time for Taylor,” an insider tells me. “She doesn’t have the strength to do press and promote the show at the moment. Everyone knows all the questions are going to be about Russell and Taylor is just happy that Kyle will be around to be her voice.”
Russell’s body was cremated and his ashes are to be divided between his parents and Taylor. Bravo cameras were not present at any service.
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