Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong has buried her late husband Russell, nearly 12 months after he committed suicide. Reports state Russell Armstrong was cremated, and his ashes were divided between his family based in Texas and his widow.
Relatives were said to have disagreed over where his remains would be buried.
According to a close source Taylor on August 3 interned an urn at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills; the other portion was reportedly sent to Roselawn Memorial Park in Denton, Texas, where his relatives are said to have plans for a burial.
The same source said: ‘Taylor Armstrong attended the placement of Russell’s urn. She was the only one to attend and left a single flower at the site.’ Taylor is also said to have made a necklace with her late husband’s remains made.
Russell Armstrong, 47, committed suicide last August amid his marriage breakdown from Taylor and spiraling financial problems. She had filed for divorce one month prior. A private service was held shortly after his death, but his remains were not present. The couple shared one child, a daughter named Kennedy.
‘I love him to this day and miss him terribly… The good times were the best I’ve ever had and the worst times were the worst I’ve ever had.’
Taylor is reported to be in dire financial straits following her husband’s death and the recent settlement of a massive court case. The case, which settled last month, related to embezzlement of funds by Russell while he was a shareholder in a medical records company.
Already depleted of assets, Taylor agreed to hand over her valuable engagement ring as part of the settlement, which was subsequently put on eBay.