Brandi is none too thrilled with "Mo," but Adrienne praises his integrity.

on Jan 15, 2013 - The Dish0

RHOBH Blogs Play Mauricio in the Middle
Seeing a husband come to his wits end with the infighting and bickering that tends to consume The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (or any Housewives franchise, for that matter) doesn't happen all that often, so when Mauricio Umansky felt it was time to drop the hammer on last night's episode, you knew things had hit the fan. But was M's stand against Brandi Glanville justified? Not surprisingly, Brandi and Adrienne Maloof have very different opinions on the motives and outcome of Operation Amazing Brains.



In Brandi's blog this week, she was expectedly nonplussed with Mo's salvo. In B's words:

All was good in the hood, until Mauricio decided to come after me for something that has absolutely nothing to do with him. He didn't nearly have all the information and in what world does a married man and a father of four daughters have a go at a single mother at a dinner party? Thank you to Ken and Lisa for stepping in and trying to put a stop to it all. I so very appreciate it, but as we have learned many of times before I can and do defend myself! Oh and listen up "Mo" no one is perfect -- not even you -- but you don't see me coming after you! Maybe it's just not my business to attack you for something that has NOTHING to do with me.


What does Adrienne have to say about it? Her blog does a nice little hat tip to Mr. Umansky:

I want to sincerely thank Mauricio for stepping in on my behalf. I admire his sensibility and his level headedness. Mauricio has always been a gentleman and the voice of reason amongst the husbands. I've heard from others that Brandi is sorry for what she said, but I have yet to hear it from her directly. If anyone should be upset in this situation, it should be me ... Mauricio thank you so much for having my back. . .Like my father, you are man of integrity. "


And for her part, Lisa Vanderpump is sticking up for her man Ken, who duked it out verbally with Mauricio during his moment. Sayeth Lisa:

Now as I remarked before in my previous blog, Ken will jump to the defense of a woman in need. Brandi was again under attack. Mauricio was chastising Brandi, and Ken was having none of it. That is a reason why I love him -- that he will always be a protector and never let someone be intimidated, especially a woman. This saga continues, engulfing us all,the group divided and nobody at this point seeing any perfect way of resolving these issues ...



And of course, Kyle Richards has her man's back, as she chimed in on her blog:

I have NEVER seen Mauricio like we all saw him in last night's episode. He is always the calm one in any situation. However, he felt strongly about the subject matter. Adrienne and Paul stopped socializing with the group after what Brandi said. Mauricio and Paul are good friends and he was hearing from Paul the pain that they were going through. Mauricio felt that a phone call would benefit Paul, Adrienne, AND Brandi. That is how he deals with problems -- directly. It would be almost impossible for all of us to get together and not have the Adrienne/Brandi issue come up. So we either don't get together at all or we do and try not to discuss it. Since this is what is going on in their daily lives, it inevitably comes up, everyone starts chiming in and we have another disaster dinner.

80 comments
Honey.child
Honey.child

I love Brandi on the show!!! Why is she being picked apart by these snobs ( Kyle, Mauricio, Faye ) and the need to own up to their own issues. For instance, Kim. alcohol, yeah right! I believed Brandi in that fight as well.

SugarPie56
SugarPie56

Guess I shouldn't be surprised there are so many Brandi supporters on here, but how about going back to the Ojai episode and watching how she sets Adrienne up with her innocent little question about comparing notes on difficult child bearing. Do you think she learned Adrienne's secret between that episode and the more recent episodes? She's an evil snake looking for air time and you're falling right in line.

iamme
iamme

I thought I was gonna spit up my drink when Faye said she has decorated A-listers houses such as Avril Lavigne, Paris Hilton, & Nick Lachey...I thought A-listers were Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Spielberg...when did Avril, Paris and Nick make the A-list?

SuzyC
SuzyC

Please stand up if you have never said anything inappropriate at an inappropriate time and place.  And while you people are standing, please stand anyone who has never used foul language to express yourself.  If there is still anyone sitting, please stand if you have never shared juicy information about someone you either didn't like or were having issues with at the time.  If there is anyone still sitting....well all I can say is you should be a candidate for canonization.  What you see on TV are the edited versions to magnify the drama.  Comments about Brandi as a mother are moot as you have never seen her with her children.  I know many people who swear in every day language but not in front of their children. 

dacia822
dacia822

I like Brandi when she is just being herself. When she becomes vindictive and hits below the belt is when I am not a fan. I wish she would try and work on not being so hurtful with her words in the future.

cturly13
cturly13

Mauricio should have kept his piehole shut and is so far up Adrienne's butt that it is obvious he is just after a piece of the Maloof Pie!

kimcothren
kimcothren

Brandi, PLEASE tell ANYONE else that speaks to you about A & P to keep their noses out of it.  It's NON of their business.   YOU did not ask for their unsolicited advice.  I CANT believe that Kyle said SHE was taken aback by you calling M a MF.  I think the girls and guys should know by now, that if they come at you, you will attack right back!  Brava to Lisa and Ken!!

southernspacity
southernspacity

i think everyone has a right to express a personal opinion. but i cant get the statement kim made last season out of my mind.  did kyle and her husband really take advantage of kim and steal her share of the family home?  i realize this is just plain nosey, but isnt this what these show are really about.

RHWOVA
RHWOVA

Lisa and Ken seem to be wonderful people, but Mauricio has the right to comment on the situation. Poor Brandi can dish it out, but can't take it when someone doesn't hold her precious little hand. Okay, she is a single mother of two great children, but she needs to sit down somewhere and shut up. It is just a matter of time before she tries to throw Lisa under the bus for something. Oh Lisa, am I your friend? Who do you like better. Really! What adult woman does that! Yelling profanity is truly the way to handle your issues sweet Brandi. You are a class act!

Julie109
Julie109

Brandi - You should be proud that you did not slap that d-bag across the face.  Wow.  I always thought that guy was shady, but the fact that he screamed at you and antagonized you on a show with a history of men being abusive to women...That was horrifying.  

 

Enough already.  I had to watch you be verbally abused by Paul....Verbally abused by that vomit Faye Resnick...And now that Douche Maurice has to pile on.  Is this whole season you getting picked on by the "Mean Girls" pack and their girly husbands?  I hope not.  If so...I am out.

Violinplayer
Violinplayer

Team Bandi all the way!!  Faye and Mauricio - shut up!  It is none of your busines and you are both big bullies!!  Especially, Faye!

FreedomBella
FreedomBella

Why is everyone blaming Kim? Brandi is the one who once again has opeed her filthy mouh! And the nerve totell Maurico ts none of his business...it was none of hers to begin with either. Brandi is an angry foul perrson who obviously holds many grudges. She continues to put others down or shut with down with an "F you" or "STFU" really? Get some class and manners. What a great example of a mother you are!

donna22
donna22

People today think that they can say whatever they want to say. Once you open your mouth and say something about someone, no matter how mad or angry you are suck it up and take responsibilty for it. Brandy knew what she was doing, words can cut just as deep as a knife. Suck it up and take whats coming, learn to THINK before you SPEAK. I tell my 14 year old daughter that all the time.

elaineolivia
elaineolivia

Why is Kim out of this fray.  She is the problem.  No matter what Brandi said KIM had no reason to tell at Kyle and Maurice big event.  KIM is the problem.

stacmo
stacmo

I think Mauricio was at his wits end and  I didnt see him as a bully at all..  All the trouble between Kyle and Kim and Brandi last year, and then Brandi was passing along gossip that did not need to be passed, the blow up at his business party, Brandi having no filter and everyone close enough, I am sure heard.  Give the guy a break, he is over her non filted mouth. I believe he was speaking from what he saw and she did/has/and sure going to again shoot it off.

trickponey64
trickponey64

It's an A and B situation Mauricio needs to see his way out of it

MizzBeckay
MizzBeckay

If Maricio was such a gent then he would have defended his clients er friends at the moment that Brandi made the statement about them, not afterwards after being coached by them.

ChatCat2013
ChatCat2013

So very wrong Mauricio. Keep on keepin' it real Brandi. Bravo Ken. Kim: your sister is not your friend. She doesn't even act like a sister. Yolanda: if Kim doesn't want to suck lemons, suck them yourself. Adrienne Aloof: yes you have more money but Brandi has more honesty. You're ridiculous.

Krysti
Krysti

Mauricio smells a divorce from a mile away, he's probably hoping a mansion will need to be sold, by a good friend of course...Paul was verbally abusive & came across threatening to Brandi at Mauricio's event, so you would think Mauricio would ask him to step back, no matter what Paul's reason was for the attack...the stuff they accused her of was sue worthy as well! Adrienne also accused Lisa of selling false stories to Radar.online, lets not forget she owns restaurants where celebrities frequent, so that is very damaging to her business!

nisey.wilson
nisey.wilson

No Brandi need to STFU!!!! foul mouth,talk alot of trash about people but when people get back at her then its poor Brandi BS!!!!

ckhanna
ckhanna

Mauricio needs to stop this gossiping, shame on him. I used to like him, he is just as bad as Faye. He needs o but out of the women's problems

Caleta
Caleta

Mauricio is just kissing ass because he wants to be the realtor of Adrianne and Paul sell 1 house purchase 2 more.... unfortunately Brandi has no doe so he can be discustingly rude to her, in the next episode he brings a bottle to Ken (lots of doe)to make up  no making up w Brandi I guess... wonder why?....

Cin_Gordon
Cin_Gordon

I was SO happy when Brandi told him to STFU!!  This conversation would have not even been taken place had his nosy, gossip, busy body wife kept her mouth shut! Kyle got this whole mess started! He thinks Brandi likes to gossip?  LOL  He is married to the queen of gossip!

Nightengale
Nightengale

Out of all the horrible things that Kyle, Kim and Adrienne has (Have?) done, Maucicio picks the stupidist thing to care about. He is just so weird when he was chastising Brandi in a very loud voice. He looked like he was trying to be big man on campus. He came across as rather arrogant and self righteous and kept telling Brandi to ignore her lawyers advice. Ken jumped in because Maurio wouldn't let it go and he kept shuting everyone else up so that only he could talk. Now he says he is not embarrassed of what he done. (probably because he has enough money to buy his daughter a mercedes and his wife a new car with the money he made off Ken and Lisa. . Sure Brandi can defend herself but does she have to do it every episode with whoever tries to intimidate her? Brandi has apologized to Adrienne but Adrienne would not take her call. Now maurice is trying to make up with Ken and Ken won't accept the olive branch. Sound familiar...taste of his own medicine

DawnaJamison
DawnaJamison

Mauricio needs to STFU and but out, let him go chase his dollar signs some where else.

Josie57
Josie57

I think he (Mauricio) was out of line. I think he was angry because it was done at his party (like some of the other poster's mentioned). He should not have gotten involved. Nor should he attack a single woman. The Maloof's don't need anyone to fight their battles. They have a lot of money and can call in their lawyers at a moments notice. Funny how Adrienne thought it was wrong to sue a friend when it was Camille and Taylor. However, when it involves her life - she suddenly has a different opinion. Brandi was set up - they knew she had a big mouth and says what is on her mind. Kim needs to worry about her own life. Since when did Kim decide to be the news gazette? Kim was totally out of line!

 

I also agree with the other poster - Mauricio would have kept his mouth shut if Brandi were a client. Kudos to Ken and Lisa, awesome people!

liz.regan1
liz.regan1

Due to the fact that NO one really knows what Brandi said because it was cut of the show we are all in the dark on this so how can we take a side. 

liz.regan1
liz.regan1

If Mauricio wanted to jump on anyone it should be Kim, she likes tossing people under the bus it makes her look better and not like the total mess she is.  

tiredofit
tiredofit

Some people are so busy looking for the anger and reacting to it...that they forget to look for the truth and forget to find out the facts.....ALL THE FACTS..not just one side...before they chim in.....often it just get worse...time to clear the air..and the only ones to clear the air are the two involved....Adrianne and Brandi....

 

bswinnyc
bswinnyc

I was appalled by Maurcio's behavior, or as Kim calls him "Maurice".

Shocking and disappointing.

penneyone
penneyone

Mauricio acted like an arrogant  know-it-all.  He had some nerve calling Brandi a gossip girl. He needs to look  right at home and see who the gossip girl is.....

rothgirl69
rothgirl69

Kudos to Mauricio for setting the record straight.  He put Brandi in her place and told her to stand up like a real woman and apologize for her classless behavior.  Brandi is a snake in the grass and has put her foot in her mouth on several occasions.  Maybe Lisa can pay for an etiquette class for her.  Love you Mauricio!

koash
koash

Mauricio always seems so level headed but he is truly out of touch with reality.  He and Kyle both act as if they are both perfect but I have news for you....they are not.   Kyle you should be ashamed of yourself for even asking the question of Brandi about what happened with her and Adrienne in the first place.  It is none of your business and if you don't want to know the truth......don't ask.  I hope you all learn what it is like to live in a rented home and have nothing or nobody to buy you a Bentley.  Get over yourselves Kyle and Mauricio and move on.   As far as I am concerned the only real ones on the show are Brandi, Lisa, Ken, and Camille.  The rest are just ridiculous.  Oh and is Kim now Mother Theresa?  Shut up Kim!

karenmom
karenmom

 @SugarPie56 And it looks like she's throwing Lisa under the bus on the next episode. That girl is so starved for attention. 

 

coloitalian
coloitalian

 @SuzyC

 The truly funny thing is that the cast mates who act so horrified regarding Brandi's "behaviors" would all have to sit down in the first round of your little game, and if they were to be allowed to stand between rounds, would continue to have to sit.  At least Brandi is not a hypocrite!!

coloitalian
coloitalian

 @kimcothren

 I wonder if Kim was taken aback when Byle screeched that Kim was an f****** alcoholic in season one.

DebbieO1976
DebbieO1976

@southernspacity I wondered about that myself. I believe it was their mothers house they spend Easter in every year. It seems that Kyle rode on her sisters coat tails and that Kim pretty much kept the family financially sound . She bought the house for her mother is my guess and somehow Kyle and Mauricio ended up with it after their mom passed. Kim enabled Kyle to grow up in the zip code, Kyle can spin her BS but she should be a heck of lot more grateful and treat her with more respect and compassion. Really Kyle! What does Kim have to prove to you and your family in regards to her sobriety? She took care of you all those years, your minor parts wouldn't Have afforded you those luxuries, it was your sister that provided for you, You and your hubby need to get over yourselves!

MelaC
MelaC

 @donna22 Exactly, so while we're keepin it real, let's also caution our daughters against accusing others of being drug addicts and bad parents.

zookeeper93
zookeeper93

 @MizzBeckay That would have been Kyle or Kim's job AT the private luncheon. But not nary a word was spoken. 

Dignity
Dignity

 @Cin_Gordon You are so right and it is the first time that the STFU was so needed and appropriate!

whatever1
whatever1

 @liz.regan1 In future episodes, can they please cut out anything that comes out of Faye's mouth?  That would be great!!!

lori.sweatmessenger
lori.sweatmessenger

 @liz.regan1  so does his WIFE!  She talks out of both sides of her mouth!  she said, "I'm not going to get into it" and the very next second we see her saying something about it!  Kim should have been told by Mauricio!!  Why didn't M stop all this BS at his event?  

ElaineM
ElaineM

 @bswinnyc I personally like the name "Mo the Money Grubber"!   He's all about the $$$

Robinlynn
Robinlynn

 @rothgirl69

 Exactly what place was it his to put Brandi in her place?   What exactly is setting the record straight?  We haven't heard the whole story to set any record straight!  From what I've seen so far are people being nosy and attacking Brandi for something that is none of their business.  I certainly don't see Brandi starting anything.  Maybe you should rethink Kyle as the snake in the grass!

Robinlynn
Robinlynn

 @rothgirl69

 Exactly what place was it his to put Brandi in her place?   What exactly is setting the record straight?  We haven't heard the whole story to set any record straight!  From what I've seen so far are people being nosy and attacking Brandi for something that is none of their business.  I certainly don't see Brandi starting anything.  Maybe you should rethink Kyle as the snake in the grass! 

DawnaJamison
DawnaJamison

 @koash

 I think it was none of Kyles businees what was going on with Adrienne and Brandi, and to ask at a dinner party was really unclassy. Kyle is nothing but trouble. she oads the gun and lets others shoot the bullets. SHE IS A BULLY

rothgirl69
rothgirl69

@colopach @rothgirl69 The truth hurts doesn't it! Did I strike a nerve? Lol!

ckhanna
ckhanna

@Nightengale @rothgirl69 he was gossiping just like his wife and sister in law