News 'Housewives' Star Taylor Armstrong 'Devastated' By Jack Swiker 12:45 PM PDT, August 16, 2011 Getty Images The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong has released a statement through her attorney this morning about estranged husband Russell Armstrong in response to his apparent suicide Monday evening. Armstrong's statement, through her attorney Robert Thorne, says "Taylor Armstrong is devastated by the tragic events that have unfolded. She requests privacy at this time so that she may comfort her young daughter. Her thoughts and prayers are also with Russell's 11 and 13 year-old-sons." Russell Armstrong was found dead in Los Angeles on Monday.