<p><span></span>Stars of <a href="http://dynamic.bauerpublishing.com/mt-search.fcgi?blog_id=2&tag=the%20real%20housewives%20of%20beverly%20hills&limit=20&IncludeBlogs=2"><em>The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills</em></a> turned out in force for <a href="http://dynamic.bauerpublishing.com/mt-search.fcgi?blog_id=2&tag=russell%20armstrong&limit=20&IncludeBlogs=2"><strong>Russell Armstrong</strong></a>'s memorial service. But Russell's lawyer tells <em>Life & Style</em> exclusively that his client would not have wanted them there. </p>
Two days after loved ones said goodbye to Russell Armstrong at Forest Lawn cemetery in LA, attorney Ronald Richards told Life & Style, "All I can tell you about Russell's memorial is that his Texas family was not there, and the last thing he would have wanted to see there are the Housewives."
Reports claim Russell believed that the women tried to make him look bad during the taping of the show. Regardless, castmembers including Lisa Vanderpump, Kyle and Kim Richards, and Adrienne Maloof attended the memorial.
Since Russell's body was found on Aug. 15, after what is suspected to have been a suicide, another source tells Life & Style that Russell's estranged wife, Housewives star Taylor, has had a hard time coping with his death. "I don't know how Taylor even made it to the memorial," an insider tells Life & Style. "She's so out of it."
Taylor even had to be carried out at the end of the service, and onlookers saw just how hard it was for her to be there. "She was shaky and looked terribly thin," the insider tells Life & Style. "She is having a very difficult time coping."
And while Russell may have not wanted Taylor's castmates there, the ladies have made sure to be there for Taylor in this difficult situation. "She's getting a lot of support from them," the insider confides to Life & Style. "They've rallied around her."
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