Bravo will air a special addressing the suicide of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong’s estranged husband, Russell, sources revealed to the Los Angeles Times.
Cast members Lisa Vanderpump, Camille Grammer, Kyle and Kim Richards and Adrienne Maloof were all present to film the episode earlier this week, though Taylor Armstrong was not present for the taping.
According to the report, it is unclear whether the special will air prior to the start of the second season or after.
The second season of Real Housewives is set to begin Sept. 5, with the network re-editing the premiere.
Taylor Armstrong’s rep told the New York Post recently that there “is dialogue with Bravo, but no decisions have been made. Anything would be conjecture.” They added that Armstrong was “still devastated” and did not participate in the talks.
Sources told the Post that the network wanted “to do a sit-down, one-hour special with Andy Cohen,” the network’s executive vice president and host, and that they had “been discussing options for a week.”
At the time, a Bravo rep denied the talks, saying, “It’s not true, there are no plans like that.”
- Camille Grammer