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In the wake of Russell Armstrong's suicide, many wondered whether The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (Mondays at 9 p.m. ET, on Bravo) was at least partly responsible for his death. Taylor Armstrong herself implied during an interview with Dr. Phil that the cameras exacerbated her estranged husband's psychological torment, which eventually led him to take his own life.
But during an appearance on the KTLA Morning News in Los Angeles yesterday, Armstrong, 40, took a different view. Sure, the reality show may have pushed her husband over the edge, but it may also have saved her life -- and that of her 5-year-old daughter, Kennedy -- in the process.
She says that the show gave her "the ability to find a platform of my own, which is what I really want to focus on now, is helping women who are in a dangerous situation find a platform, find a financial source to get them out of that situation before something tragic happens."