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Andy Cohen: ‘RHOBH’ star Taylor Armstrong’s husband’s suicide plagues the show

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Andy Cohen has been a part of the “Real Housewives” franchise since the very first show a few years ago. He knows all of the ladies and he knows all of the struggles they have been through. He gets involved when he films the reunion shows and he often tweets the ladies when big things happen. And now, he is revealing that one of the biggest scandals still plagues the network. According to a new Wetpaint Entertainment report published on Feb. 6, Andy Cohen is now revealing that the biggest scandal in the “Real Housewives” franchise is still Russell Armstrong’s suicide.

In August 2011, Russell Armstrong decided to end his own life by hanging himself. Taylor and Russell were separated at the time, but she was planning on filing for divorce. He was supposedly worried about how he would be portrayed on the show prior to his death. "The strategy is to take a beat, regroup, talk to everyone involved, take stock," Andy explains. "What we saw with Beverly Hills was, this was a show that was light and airy and a beautiful package. But when you opened up the package, there was something not so pretty inside."

It took a while for the network to figure out how to handle the death right before the show was about to premiere on Bravo. "That was probably the most challenging situation in the history of the show," Andy continues. "We got with all the women and asked them, "What do you want to do? What can anyone get out of this? Is there something that we can learn from this?'"

Taylor decided to film the show and has tried to answer as many questions as possible. What did you think of how Bravo handled the death?