Russell Armstrong's Family DIDN'T Attend His Memorial

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Aug. 25 2011, Published 7:30 a.m. ET

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By Jen Heger - Legal Editor

Russell Armstrong's parents and family didn't attend his memorial that was held at Forest Lawn in Hollywood on Wednesday, is exclusively reporting.

Russell committed suicide last week, after he abruptly stopped taking his anti-depression medication to control his rage issues. The Armstrong family will be having their own memorial for Russell in Texas in the next several weeks.

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Russell's family was invited to attend the memorial by his estranged wife, Taylor, but the Armstrong clan decided not to go.

"Let's face it, there is no love lost between Taylor and Russell's family. Russell's family wanted no part of the memorial, they felt it was all for Taylor,” a source close to the situation tells “Taylor was relieved that they didn't attend. She wanted to be surrounded by her friends and just say good-bye to Russell.”

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Taylor's fellow Real Housewives of Beverly Hills co-stars, Kyle Richards, Lisa Vanderpump, and Adrienne Maloof were at the memorial. Kyle's sister, and fellow Housewife, Kim Richards, opted not to go to the service.

"Taylor is now focusing all of her effort on, their 5-year-old daughter Kennedy. She has a lot on her plate right now, but she has the support and love of her fellow Housewives, Taylor will get through this. She is glad the memorial is behind her so she can now move forward," the insider says.



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