Surrounded by her friends, family and the cast of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Taylor Armstrong bravely delivered a eulogy for her husband Russell Armstrong — still wearing her wedding ring.
“People didn’t know the Russell, I knew,” Taylor told the crowd of 150 at Forest Lawn in Burbank, California on Wednesday afternoon.
An eyewitness tells RumorFix that despite the rumors about battles between Taylor and Russell’s family, there was only love in the room. Taylor even said that when Russell asked her to marry him, he had one of his sons from a previous relationship present her the ring to show that the kids also accepted Taylor.
The reality star, who was supported by cast mates Adrienne Maloof, Kyle Richards, Lisa Vanderpump and Camille Grammer, couldn’t hold back the tears.
She told a story about Russell’s cross that had all of his children’s initials engraved and he added Taylor’s to it to signify that all the the children would be together. And although Russell’s two sons were not at the funeral, Taylor said, “I will keep that promise.”
Brittny Gastineau and her mom Lisa were in attendance along with jeweler Alan Friedman.
Russell, 47, committed suicide a week ago.