Taylor Armstrong got very candid about her husband Russell's 2011 suicide, explaining that his death is something that will affect her and daughter Kennedy for the rest of their lives.
"I don't know if you ever move on from suicide," she tells People. "It's something that I'll always have questions about, but for my daughter's sake, I can't dwell on the past. I have to look to the future, and I do bring up her father. We work with a child psychologist ... It's not as though we just pretended someone disappeared in her life."
But the newlywed—who married John Bluher in April—is also determined to give Kennedy an example of a healthy marriage, something she didn't have in her abusive relationship with Russell.
"Kennedy now is going to have a much better chance, seeing a healthy relationship and a healthy marriage, then to have that in her own life. It's something I'm very conscious of," she said. "I have a lot of regrets that I wasn't strong enough to leave my relationship earlier for her benefit, but now that we're out of it, we're absolutely on top of making sure that she develops the self-worth and self-esteem she needs to make sure she'll end up in a happy, healthy relationship."
The former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, who now speaks across the country about domestic violence, also offered her support to another embattled Housewives couple, Teresa and Joe Guidice. "I don't know a lot about it, but I feel for them and I feel for their children," she said of the Giudices' impending jail time. "They've always both been very nice to me, so I hate hearing the fact that their family's going to be separated."
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