09/20/2011 02:14 pm ET Updated Nov 20, 2011

Taylor Armstrong Hasn't Told Her Daughter About Husband's Suicide

Tonight, "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Taylor Armstrong will speak out about the abuse she says she endured at the hands of her late husband Russell Armstrong.

In the exclusive interview with "Entertainment Tonight", the 40-year-old also explains how she broke the news of Russell's death to her 5-year-old daughter Kennedy.

According to Us Weekly, Armstrong told her daughter that Russell got sick and died, and that they could pick a star from the sky that could be her father and Kennedy could talk to him every night.

The magazine reports that in tonight's interview with "ET" Taylor will go into detail about the abusive marriage she was trying to escape.

"He grabbed me by the neck and shoved me against the wall and he said, 'If you ever make my children a pizza without a vegetable again, I'll kill you," she recalled of one violent incident.

Disturbing photos of Taylor with a brutal black eye surfaced last week, but Russell's lawyer Ronald Richard, is claiming his late client had nothing to do with them.

According to TMZ, Richards says the photos of Taylor are either from her recovering from plastic surgery or from an accident involving a football to the face.

TMZ reports that sources close to reality star insist the photos are real and caused by domestic violence, also claiming Taylor never reported the abuse because she was under too much pressure to keep up appearances for the show.