A month after the divorce papers were filed, tragedy struck the life of a Beverly Hills housewife. Russell, the husband of Taylor, died by suicide. Taylor recalled the heartbreaking moment when she discovered his body at his rental house while they were discussing his custody case. To ensure her safety, Taylor had a friend of hers, a world championship kickboxer, accompany her to the house.
In an affidavit, Taylor alleged that her husband had slapped her son and had acted violently against him on multiple occasions.