The body of Taylor Armstrong's husband Russell was discovered by Taylor and a friend after Russell didn't show up for an appointment.
ET has learned that Taylor, star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, was planning to meet with Russell on Monday afternoon and became alarmed when he didn't show up.
Later that day, Taylor and a friend went to Russell's L.A. home to check on him. They ran into the owner of the home upon arriving at the property where Taylor witnessed the owner discover Russell's body after his apparent suicide.
Russell and Taylor had been estranged since May. Just last month, Taylor filed for divorce from Russell who had not yet responded to her petition.
Taylor cited physical and verbal abuse as part of the reason their relationship was not working for her.
In an interview with People, Russell admitted some wrongdoing, saying, "Did I push her? Yes, maybe things happened in the heat of the moment, but it was during a time in our lives that was not characteristic of who we were. This show has literally pushed us to the limit."