RANDY EDWARDS… ANSWERS Only…

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The following is a compilation of all the replies to questions of Randy Edwards, Russell Armstrong’s childhood friend.  

These are his words… 

Copyright “StoopidHousewives” 2012

I actually never said Russ was not taking medication. How would I know? It does not surprise me he was taking medication for anxiety. He was human and going through a very stressfull time. Now Acid head or whatever your handle is. As I said I live in Dallas. Russ’ home town. The Cowboys have an important game about to be played so I have more important issues than to be grilled by someone who like many others thinks they know more about my life long best friend than I do. To everyone else, it has been a pleasure. What turn of events is she talking about? Anyone know?

Randy Edwards

You need to put the bottle down and read my answers again. Then get back with me.

Randy Edwards

Shana will sink herself.I truly believe this.

Randy Edwards

I frequent Bosier City(:

Randy Edwards

He said he got it from a good source.

Randy Edwards

Her, there were witnesses

Randy Edwards

Taylor has not contacted the family

Randy Edwards

No that was after she filed. I don’t think Taylor had anything to do with his death. I do think she is evil.

Randy Edwards

They do the right thing for ratings

Randy Edwards

I wouldn’t be the one to ask. I think she will self destruct at some point.

Randy Edwards

No because the contracts they sign basically says they can make you look anyway they want. They cover their butts well.

Randy Edwards

I had already sent them to Russ via email. I would send them and we would laugh back and fourth via text.

Randy Edwards

http://frontburner.dmagazine.com/2011/08/26/real-housewives-russell-armstrong-remembered-as-a-good-friend/

Randy Edwards

Thanks. That’s the only reason I ever spoke up.

Randy Edwards

She was pregnant. They only dated about 6 months. Russ always wanted a family. He loved kids. I have no idea if he would have married her later.

Randy Edwards

No, lol. I have not heard that one. Sorry I am trying to piture her in a room where a football is being thrown.

Randy Edwards

No and I have posted enough stuff on her facebook page which she does manage and RHBH. She knows everything I say is true or I would have.

Randy Edwards

Me either. I was asleep before 11. I am writing a book about my life working in a gym. I have worked, trained and owned gyms since 1985. I joined the gym I have owned since ’97 with Rusty in 1982. I was writing it before he died. when I think of the funnest times in my life almost everyone includes Rusty. The chapter with him will show a much different person that what Bravo did.

I would talk to friends who didn’t know he and I were close that hated him from watching the show and I would tell them. He is the exact opposite from that. I question everything I see on television now and the only reality show I have ever cared for is “Cops”. (:

Randy Edwards

You know the way I found out was my friends who were home watching TMZ. My phone started blowing up. I was training someone at my gym. I got in my car and came home and stood starring at my computer screen for four hours.

Randy Edwards

Thank you very much. Not a day goes by when I don’t think about it. I talked to Russ’ mom who I was very close to growing up two days after Christmas and it breaks my heart. Randy is fine by the way.

Randy Edwards

Some of that stuff I can’t talk about and will be answered in the coming months. Not even housewife Shana contacted the family.

Randy Edwards

Not only did none of them contact Russ’ family Shana has NEVER contacted Russ’ parents or sister.

Randy Edwards

I live in Dallas. I didn’t see Russ day to day. In fact after they were married I saw him twice in 5 years. We talked and text weekly. I can tell you there will be proof of abuse at another date from another source.

Randy Edwards

There is more than one slip up in her interview such as the pizza remark. Watch her lips when she says Russ confronted her about a man. She almost says women.

Randy Edwards

I can’t talk about that. It’s not just about Taylor as she would like to believe.

Randy Edwards

No, you can’t defame a dead person. They lose their right. At least that’s what the lawyer Dr. Phil had on said.

Randy Edwards

I have heard something like that from other people.

Randy Edwards

They had a PO box at the same place.

Randy Edwards

Shana was fine the first time I met her but she was in a house full of strangers who all knew Russ. After that she was always off signing autographs while Russ and I spoke. Russ never asked me for marriage advice. I have never been married. I did not witness Taylor acting like an ass but his family did. Russ was moving back to Dallas. He told me, other friends and family this the last week he was alive.

Randy Edwards

I am told dead people lose those rights. ?????

Randy Edwards

Russ met her right after she moved to LA. He has been in California for around 20 years.

Randy Edwards

I don’t know that name. I have a lot of information on Taylor but that’s new to me. Maybe I just need to go back through my paperwork. I would like to hear more about that. Maybe we can be put in contact with one another.

Randy Edwards

I first met Russ in little league at 11. We both moved to Carrollton Texas the same year. By the time we were 15 we openly proclaimed we were best friends. We were bonded because we were always together. His family moved 20 miles away the end of our freshman year but we were together almost every weekend. We joined the gym I now own together at 18, we took our first road trip together, We tok our HS graduation trip together, he went to U of Hawaii Hilo. I went there for 2 weeks and he came to summer school one session In Lubbock and lived with me. I lived with him and his girlfriend in Boca Raton when I got out of grad school. The list is long but we experienced many things for the first time together.

Randy Edwards

Russ didn’t open up about most of what had been going on until the last few weeks of his life.

Randy Edwards

I think Bravo knows what she is now and wants to be on the right side of the fence when it hits the fan.


Randy Edwards

Home owner

Randy Edwards

Honest to God I thought he had probably met her at “The Men’s Club”. A topless bar in Dallas. The first time I met her was my 2005 Christmas party.

Randy Edwards

No idea. You have to remember whatever he was referring to was probably edited out or he may have been referring to the fact they said he would be shown in a better light. I don’t watch the show. As I said in another answer I have not watched two full shows ever. After the premier the first season I couldn’t watch it because that was not my best friend Rusty Armstrong. It was obvious they were telling him what to say. Looking back they were making him the bad guy on show one.

Randy Edwards

Great Question. I was hoping someone would ask this. Russ wasn’t going to because they had made him the ass of the show. They told him he would be shown in a better light. That’s the reason for the counseling sessions. I don’t watch the show but I am told there were other things they did which he was told would change people’s perception of him but Bravo basically lied and turned it all around and made him their whipping boy again. Hence: “people I thought were my friends weren’t”. Great question!

Randy Edwards

Shaft and a girl named Jennifer. Most likely her girlfriend. This was a while after her and Jeremy.

Randy Edwards

I don’t know him but have friends that do and Russ’ family know him. He was totally grief stricken. Taylor went back the next day and took everything in Russ’ bedroom and office including money that was clearly marked for one of his kids’ school. I am confident Taylor was not involved because I know a few things I can’t talk about that I was told in confidence.

Randy Edwards

He didn’t. He called her out on it all the time. I know that was one of the reasons she attacked him.

Randy Edwards

Taylor has had 5 name changes. She said she was never married and was married to Jeremy Sipes, She moved to LA from Florida. They both changed their name six months before they moved. She introduced herself to multiple people I know as being part of the “Ford” family as in Henry Ford. She made it hard on Russ to see his family and friends once they were married. One of my friends Jim who Russ and I have known since we were 18 visited them two years ago and Shana told Jim’s girlfriend to never have kids it was the biggest mistake she ever made.

She said she knew nothing of the finances but the only reason Russ agreed to it was their financial situation. Russ told me she attacked him on many occasions. Once she choaked him as they were driving down the road with kids in the car. She says he choaked her for not giving the kids vegetables with their pizza and one of them doesn’t eat anything but cheese pizza. When Russ’ family members would visit she would often lock herself in the bedroom the whole time. She yelled and screamed at Russ so much when his grandmother visited his grandmother left after two days. She had so many name changes it raised a red flag when Russ filed bankruptcy as to who she really was and had to do a sworn declaration, Shana implied on Dr. Phil that Bravo had paid for her birthday party and Kennedy’s birthday which was not true and again she knew their financial situation and I would love for her to challenge me on this fact.

I have posted most of this information on her facebook before she blocked me and on the RHWOB facebook. In the last few weeks of Russ’ life he indicated to more than one person Shana was addicted to xtc. That one I have no proof of. I just know he told more than one of his friends or family.

Randy Edwards

I assume Shaft is Shana, lol. Russ didn’t know until the very end who she really was. For instance she told him she had never been married which is a lie. In our last conversation he told me everyone was piling on. I asked who is everyone? I asked if it was TMZ and he said “everyone”. He followed by saying all these people he thought were his friends weren’t.

Shana says she knew nothing of the finances but Russ only agreed to do the show in the first place because they needed the money. There were a few people who I cannot name because I was told in confidence who warned him about her and he never believed it until the last few days of his life.

Randy Edwards

Having said that I think he would have eventually divorced her because he did tell me he knew for a fact she was having a lesbian relationship. He told me this after Taylor had filed. Looking back I don’t know if he was as devastated by that or the fact that he felt cast members and producers were his friends and they totally made him out to look like someone he wasn’t. I watched the first episode ever and only watched half of another because it was so far from reality I was embarassed for him.

Randy Edwards

You are on the money about Taylor attacking Russ. Before she realized I was doing it, I was posting some attacks I knew about and were witnessed on her facebook page. If they were not true I think I would have heard from her lawyer. She has blocked me from posting which I expected. Russ said she would just come at him out of control and frequently. I think more will come out soon about her aggressive behavior but I cannot elaborate at this time. As you probably know this has been very hard on Russ’ family and without going into detail the answer to your question is yes.I think you can expect the investigation or lack of to at least be looked at closer.

I know for a fact there are plans to have the evidence looked at again. Russ had bruises and scratches on his body and there were pillows in the windows. The coroner declared suicide without an investigation. Sounds really fishy to me. Thanks for your comments. It has been a really hard time for everyone close to Russ.

Randy Edwards

Russ really loved Taylor. They were in Dallas two weeks before she filed. He was totally devastated when she filed. The Russell Bravo portrayed was not the real Russ. He always wanted a family and for some reason was snowed by Taylor. He had no plans to divorce her.