‘Real Housewives’ Taylor Armstrong, Husband Secretly Separate

by | May 11, 2011 at 8:43 AM | Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Taylor and Russell Armstrong (David Livingston/Stringer/Getty Images)

Taylor and Russell Armstrong (David Livingston/Stringer/Getty Images)

Taylor Armstrong has finally left her icy husband, Russell.

A source tells the new issue of Us Weekly (on stands now) that “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star has secretly separated from her banker husband of seven years.

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“They’ve had huge marital problems related to finances,” the insider says of the pair, who were seen together with daughter Kennedy, 5, at a May 7 Lollipop Theater Network event in Burbank, Calif.

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The couple’s marital problems are nothing new: Bravo viewers watched them bicker constantly during the show’s first season, and Taylor even likened their marriage to a business arrangement.

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Still, the recent split is taking a physical toll on Taylor. “She’s emaciated — down 10, 15 pounds,” a source tells Us.

The “Real Housewives” drama doesn’t end there. New cast member Brandi Glanville, 38 — Eddie Cibrian‘s ex — and Kyle Richards, 42, have been “going at it” since filming began on season 2. “They got into a fight and Brandi lunged at Kyle,” a source says. “They had to be separated by producers.”

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