Adrienne Maloof

Adrienne is in the chips and feeling a bit Annie Oakley this week.

on Dec 10, 20100

I have to say that I really loved tonight’s episode.

When I watched it, I realized that a positive theme seemed reoccurring. For all of the drama and glitz that you've seen so far, I think this episode showed the resiliency and strength of this group in many different ways. I'm a huge believer that women should feel empowered to try new things, to take risks, and to constantly challenge themselves. The women that I admire most in the world balance their strength with a graceful, yet fierce, femininity. The episode overall reminded me of that famous song from Annie Get Your Gun called "Anything You Can Do," where Annie Oakley stands up to Frank Butler and basically tells him that she can do anything he can, only better. I love that philosophy and confidence, because only the brave succeed, right? Of course, Annie Oakley finally decides in the song that the only thing she can't do is bake a pie, so maybe that is why I relate to her so well?

You've seen me kickboxing a few times on the show this season, and I have to say, it is one of my great passions in life. Even beyond the benefits of learning to defend yourself, I think that knowing you can own your space is a nearly magical thing. I kickbox every morning, and not only does it release stress and give me a great workout, it starts my morning with a reminder that I’m in control of how I handle myself and what I want to do. I was so glad to have Taylor over, and to have the opportunity to introduce her to the sport. You could see a new awareness and confidence in her, and I hope that she keeps it up.

So should we talk about how I cleaned up at that poker table? Yes, let's, because it still makes me laugh (and gloat a little too, I won't lie). I know it seems unbelievable that while my family is in the casino business, I had only played poker a few times before that night. It was probably a combination of beginner's luck and a little bit of strategy, but I was on a roll. I ended up winning ten straight hands. TEN! I think I was even getting some suspicious (read: threatening) looks from Annie Duke at that point. What can I do if a girl’s got skills? I don't suppose Annie Duke would have appreciated it if I had picked that particular moment to stand up and sing "Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better." It was probably a good idea that I refrained.

Until next week!

XOXO,
Adrienne

P.S. I've received SO many questions about the tinsel strands I wear in my hair and where I had them done. They were put in at the Palms in Michael Boychuk's AMP Salon. Also, talk to me on Twitter! Im @AdrienneMaloof. Have a great weekend!

46 comments
Daisy Anderson
Daisy Anderson

Adrienne, you are beautiful keep up the good work. Also, I could see you were uncomfortable.

Momart
Momart

I think you and your husband are a funny couple. You handle yourself very well. You give your children something to be proud of in case their friends hear their parents talking about the show. : )

New2RHOBH
New2RHOBH

Adrienne~

You are the most admired in my house from the show. Although we realize it is a reality SHOW...you are the most real. Thanks for being a role model in the short amount of time that we do get to see into your lives. You are so positive and realistic it is funny and you don't deal with drama just because its TV not always do we want to see that (example-the way you were there for your mom when her brother passed). Anyway, keep up the positive image and we will definitely watch the show more often in my house.

Nakia V.
Nakia V.

Omg...since the beginning of the show I have watched every episode and from the first one I said I love Adrienne. You are so down to earth and you never show any signs of arrogance. I love the fact that you take care of buisness and I like you and your husband together even though sometimes the look on your face says he gets on your last nerve. lol Adrienne, out of all of the Bravo Housewives on all of the shows your the BEST. Hopefully they will have a contest like they have for the RHOA for a fan to get to hang out with one of you ladies because I will be trying to win it because I would love to meet you. Tell Paul that he have some fans out here to because I love him to. Love you Adrienne hope to meet you one day!!!!

luvnlife
luvnlife

I have only praise for you. Humble, diplomatic, savvy, smart. You're gorgeous, but so humble that you don't compete with the other women on any of these fronts. You have your own personal style, but your looks are not your identity, nor your money as you point out every week. I am a wife, mother an MBA with a career, and am relieved to have a role model on TV. Please write a book and share what you know.

SheriHarrison
SheriHarrison

I saw on Twitter she uses Pop Tinsel hair tinsel my friend in Chicago ordered them online and they are awesome! Try the website! Or I guess if you are in Vegas goto the Palms ;) Maybe you'll run into Adrienne!!

kiki212
kiki212

Please don't add that tinsel to your hair. It's tacky, tacky, tacky!

ipine
ipine

I am from Albuquerque and familar with your familys history. Very proud to have a family from our town and you are just you it like I could just be friends with you even though you have so much money I would feel just like we are friends that grew up in the neighbourhood. Your and your husband are just great another Lucy and Dezi . Not that you are so comically but kida feels that way. Love you girlfriend. I hope one day if you come home or I go there I can meet you. I was born here baptist in old town church.

KeriM
KeriM

I didn't warm to you in the beginning, but, oh how wrong I was in my perception of you! You and your husband are adorable, and the matching outfits at Taylor's event...PRICELESS! My husband and I are jealous. LOVE your feistiness and the fact that you can kick some boo-tay if need be!

charliegirl
charliegirl

LOVE YOUR gorgeous BLUE OUTFIT W/THE MATCHING COWBOY HAT! the more I see of you the more impressed I get.....I love what you say at the beginning of the show..."money is what I have but not who I am" it's nice to see some of your status so grounded & down to earth, would love to hear your life story/bio & have you ever thought about writing a business book for woman who want to succeed in biz? It said a lot about your character when you offer an extension of your friendship beyond the good times but put it out there that she could talk to you & that you like to be there for her, ..but you understood her fears as I can't say I don't blame Taylor either for not talking about but I think she made a good choice by opening up, kind took it for the team/cause.... I had a hunch based on some clues there was a story there w/Taylor.. If I was on a sinking ship the 2 ppl I would want would on board would be you & Kyle...& I'm talking about out of all the housewives from shore to shore..so consider it a compliment...lol p.s. love the tinsel in the hair...never listen to so called experts on fashion/style...oh please! fashion & style should always be your own, what you like, not come from fashion dictator...

tpoulos
tpoulos

I adore, you, Taylor, Kyle and Lisa...but you are by far my favorite!!! Very wise, tough smart lady!!! Love you!!!

fiore56
fiore56

You seem somewhat guarded, like you don't want to let the viewers know who you really are. Show us some depth, show us your weaknesses as well as your strengths, show us your interacting with your children, your husband, your family, your work, and the other housewives. It is not called the "Real" housewives for nothing.

Dena Groff
Dena Groff

Adrienne, I love the relationship you have with your husband. You both seem as different as night and day, but it works! I think you both look amazing together and happy.

I must say, like almost everone else here that has posted comment; You and Lisa are my favorite. You both are the ideal role models for woman and I sincerely appreciate it!

I too wanted to ask about the sparkle in your hair, thanks for answering that question in your blog.

Noire
Noire

I really enjoy watching you on this show. I think you are such a beautiful, classy woman, and I really enjoy your sense of calm composure. It is great to see a wealthy woman who is not a snob, does not act like an elitist, and who is strong and confident. Wishing you a happy holiday season - Noire.

charlene davis
charlene davis

Lovely Miss Adrienne, You showed your kick boxing skills and proved that just because you are petite won't stop you from holding your own. Loved the cute outfits at the charity event. You have the "golden touch" in all you do. I respect that you give your opinion without having to resort to being immature and rude. Others could take some advice on that issue. I look forward to seeing your beautiful face on the show. What I really admire is what is behind the beauty. Strength,determination and love for your family.

LaPam
LaPam

Adriene, I love the wedding dress display in your bedroom.Very original and tasteful! You are the strongest and most level headed of all of the ladies! Beautiful, smart and rich (a great combination).

Virginia25
Virginia25

hey Adrienne!..Lisa and you definitley are my favorite housewives!...For sure you are so down to earth, serious and at the same time funny (: loveed the dog episode, what your husband did on ur anniversaty (: and this last one!!..keep on going with the kickboxing!! Best wishessss

ivy25
ivy25

hey Adrienne!..Lisa and you definitley are my favorite housewives!...For sure you are so down to earth, serious and at the same time funny (: loveed the dog episode, what your husband did on ur anniversaty (: and this last one!!..keep on going with the kickboxing!! Best wishessss

Nancy, MN
Nancy, MN

Adrienne,

You are a great woman, wife, mother and it's so refreshing to see a woman of your many good traits so human and nice.

My favorite moment of yours was when you were getting ready for the funeral (my deepest sympathy to you and your family) you were coming down the stairs and yelling at the kids...."oh, come on kids, not in the house." I just cracked up because I remember so often saying that to mine...you are as real as they come as is Paul. You two are the reason I watch the show...so funny and down to earth...you have a beautiful family and I know how much work it is to raise 3 healthy little boys!!!

bonnieColorado
bonnieColorado

Adrienne,

Wow, you could have been a superficial rich lady, but your inner strength has made you a strong woman, sexy wife, great mother. You are very impressive and I'm happy to "know" you, via TV.

breedeva
breedeva

You are one cool lady! We could be kindred spirits except I'm flat broke compared to you! I've noticed how much we have in common but your obvious love of dogs is what sealed the deal for me because I feel the exact same way. Paul is perfect for you and I wish I could give him a big hug. He is sooo funny without trying to be funny.

Voice from Nebraska
Voice from Nebraska

I love that you won at poker, because I don't care for Annie. I'm glad you refrained, but it was still a funny joke on here! Thanks for the laugh.

The Truth
The Truth

Keep being you!

You don't keep airs,you don't do the girly drama,you love your kids,husband,and you're a canine lover!

Some people are so above the monetary aspect and treat you on merit and character.

Viewer in the burbs
Viewer in the burbs

Why are you doing this show? It is obvious you do not need the money. I love your wardrobe though.

skincaredoc
skincaredoc

I like you and your no nonsense, no tolerance for the silly bs, attitude. I can very much relate to it, and I live in a simliar envrionment filled with all kinds of catty,silly, immature, vain women so rising to the top can at times be challenging. I commend you for doing so very successfully and I can see why you are counted on as a solid, and trustworthy friend. You are my kind of gal:)

princess_workstoomuch
princess_workstoomuch

I have to agree you are a sweetheart with the most down to earth demeanor. Being blessed with so much and keeping your sense of self is a refreshing rarity in the land of 90210.

I had to laugh this afternoon when on came a commercial selling tinsel selling do it yourself tinsel strands for hair! They came in many colors for $14.99 and I had to wonder if it was you that had a hand in marketing that product? ;)

Love xo

<3 Adrienne M!
<3 Adrienne M!

ADRIENNE WE LOVE YOU IN CALIFORNIA!!! You are smart genuine and a great great friend - you need to do appearances so your fans can meet ya ;-) Dee

Greenee
Greenee

Susan B., you're right! Laughing! That is when I giggle, too. Come on, Paul. Come on!

Florida_Gal
Florida_Gal

Hello Adrienne It's refreshing to watch someone who is genuine and who endeavors to be tactful and kind. Someone who actually thinks before she speaks. Why do some people like to watch others fight? I don't. It's nice to see someone who works hard and does things to help others. And then when you play, well you get to fly to your own casino. Now that's my idea of a reality show. I think that your interactions with your husband are very funny and reminds me of my marriage. You've just got to have a sense of humor, eh? Merry Christmas to you and yours.

flowerpower
flowerpower

You looked great in that turquoise cowgirl getup. Great color for you, I personally get a kick out of your husband and yours relationship, its much like mine with my husband, we are like bickering friends sometimes, but we always always love each other no matter what. You are a good, honest, real and down to earth person and friend. No wonder Taylor felt only comfortable having you there for such a personal moment. It says a lot about who you are as a person. Think despite the immense wealth and privledge you have been blessed with, that you are indeed the real deal. Its a nice change. Take care!

mom of 5 in PA
mom of 5 in PA

wondering if you have any advice for me. i recently lost a lot of weight, but i want to start going to the gym. i have some health issues, that all involve pain and fatigue. i have five kids and work full time. when im not at work, i have no energy or motivation to even clean or do laundry let alone go to the gym. i know that if i went to the gym i would end up feeling better in the long run...but thats the hard part getting there, any advice on how to motivate myself? i have no one to partner up with, ive tried that approach, and i cant afford a trainer, not with five children and this economy. any advice?

Susan B.
Susan B.

I have started calling my husband Paul! We are not wealthy to say the least, but our relationship is much like yours. Every time I hear you say, "C'mon Paul", I catch myself saying it to my husband, "C'mon Mitchell".

I love the dynamic of your relationship! You are my favorite by far.

ViewerAnibanani2
ViewerAnibanani2

You were right, this epi rocked! It was virtually drama free & full of messages of hope & overcoming obstacles in life(: I wish the cameras would of captured one of Annie's looks(hehe) Loved watching you & the rest if the ladies. Really have set the bar for the housewives franchise. Not just moneywise but in grace & character. Until next week.... Take care.

Sofie
Sofie

You have always shiny golden strings in your hair. Where can I find/ buy them?

Veeeee
Veeeee

Hi Adrienne,

One of my friends sent a message about how one of her female friends was attacked in broad daylight on the street of Puerto Rico & no one helped her. I think it is a good idea for all women to learn some kind of self defense-you never know who will have your back. I think the Tinsel hair was cute!

Viewer101
Viewer101

How can I order some of those tinsel strands???

Love you!
Love you!

You are really a well composed, strong and likeable woman who doesn't let her wealth get to her head. Very nice to see that.

ADNURSE4KIDS
ADNURSE4KIDS

What a powerful role model you are for young girls everywhere! You have a strong business sense, strong family values and you set your bar high and constantly challenge yourself to be better! What an inspiration! I also love your cool, laid back attitude with a sense of humor! You exude class!

FTWTX
FTWTX

CAN'T wait for next week. The look on your face is hilarious!! I had to rewind the preview just to see it again. You are TERRIFIC!

Stefanie D.
Stefanie D.

You are such a role model for women! A business woman, wife, mother, friend, woman of class and elegance. You truly have it all. I admire you in so many ways. You have to be my favorite "Housewife" ever! Thanks for being so real.

Erica42
Erica42

Love your hair! You an your husband are the real deal!!

Kate 77
Kate 77

Thanks Adrienne for coming on a show with a format like this to show all women that 'anything you can do'. You are of course fabulous but you are also verrrrrry funny, especially with your husband. The looks you give him are priceless! Best of life, love and health to your family throughout this holiday season!

LaurieAnnie
LaurieAnnie

Hi Adrienne!

My son watched the episode and fell in love with you (he's 18, you cougar). You looked gorgeous while you were turning out everybody's pockets! Thanks for being on the show.

embee
embee

My favorite housewife! So humble, beautiful, sincere, and real. Keep being beautiful inside and out!

Kim's Fan Karen in Philly
Kim's Fan Karen in Philly

Adrienne - You are Strong, Smart, Sexy & Secure. I think you could teach today's young women a thing 'er two about what makes a real woman - truly grab attention. (they think it's all about skin tight low rise pants & muffin tops spillage - yuck) It's really about strength, and confidence, and I think you've got it all wrapped up in a neat blonde little package. I admire it. I too take kick boxing, love to work out, and go for the gold when it comes to my own personal best. I see you do the same & you set the standard m'dear. I hope things go as "lucky" with Luna as they did on the poker table! Rock on Adrienne - Rock on! Oh, and Kiss that handsome Paul for us gals out here in TV fan land that crush on him!

NewinSTL
NewinSTL

You are AWESOME. i never thought folks so rich could be so real. I think your monolog at the opening of the show speaks volumes! Money is what you have not who you are. I love Kyle yes, but you are honestly second only by a hair. I have 4 grandkids under 7 that live with me and honestly, when I saw you with your boys in an earlier episode I laughed out loud because I just happened to be going through about the the same thing you were at that time . And Paul is a riot. Love him.