Adrienne Maloof

Adrienne Maloof talks about the unique advantages and challenges to working with her brothers.

on Dec 23, 20100

I received a lot of comments this week about the last episode, and so many people were kind enough to tell me that they appreciated my choice to stay out of the fracas at Camille’s dinner. There is a quote --- uttered by the man who invented basketball -- that really says it all: "Be strong in body, clean in mind, lofty in ideals." It is a mantra that James Naismith lived by over 100 years ago, and one that I think about often. I really believe it applies here, because how can you stay "clean of mind" if you let yourself get caught up in drama that doesn’t really accomplish anything? There is a time and place for conflict, and then at some point you have to move on in order to stay focused, positive ,and healthy. I just don’t think you can keep your mind cluttered with anger and bitterness, and simultaneously achieve great things. How can you look forward if you keep finding yourself looking back at the past? I was glad that at least for a short while, Kyle and Camille set aside their differences.

So here I am as well, doing my best to move on…

This week, my favorite segment was the one that included my older brothers, Joe and Gavin. I’ve been really lucky in my life for a lot of very obvious reasons, but one of the things that I am most thankful for is that I grew up in the company of four incredible brothers. Each one of them is individually so different, yet they are bound by a common drive, ambition and decency that makes me very proud to be their sibling. In previous episodes you’ve seen The Palms and our basketball team, the NBA’s Sacramento Kings. Tonight you saw another facet of what we do –- and that is producing entertainment. As I am based in LA, this is the part of the business in which I am most involved on a daily basis. We produce television, music, and films and usually have multiple projects in the works at any one time. Right now we are developing a couple of movies -- one of which will be executive produced by Gary Foster, who produced hits such as The Soloist, Tin Cup, and Sleepless in Seattle, and we are in pre-production on a few television shows via Sweeping Palms Entertainment. We also discover new talent to bring to our music partners. Add to this the show, my boys and my husband, and sleep is something I just dream about, while remaining awake, of course.

128 comments
Elaine Guggino
Elaine Guggino

Hey Adrienne, you are one classy lady and so enjoy watching you on the show. I agree with your feelings of how Lisa, although i like her, but she should have come to you and discussed the bachlorett party situation, as a friend would. Love you

Elaine

Live Well

Stephanie Gora-Shirk
Stephanie Gora-Shirk

My interest in Adrienne began before I ever watched Housewives. First, she is 1/2 Lebanese (as are myself & 4 siblings), she is an only daughter with 4 older brothers (no wonder she is sooooo cool). My youngest sib is a man (Albert) who has 4 older sisters and Al is the best man I have ever met in my life!!! We were also raised Catholic. I expected a lot from Adrienne & she did not disappoint. Not only is she the most classy (& best dressed) of ALL the housewives, her kindness, humor, intelligence and compassion shine through!!!!!!!! Yeah, I guess you could say I'm a Ms. Maloof fan!!!!!!

payton tarver
payton tarver

Adrienne, simple question, how do you stay so thin? what types of food do you eat, and what kind of drinks do you have?

Ivette Marquez
Ivette Marquez

Addrienne, I watch your shows on a daily base and I just want to let u know that you and kyle are my favorite. I love your personality the way you keep to yourself and dont get involved in the drama. All I can say is keep doing what your doing your doing a great job.

Miss.phoenix
Miss.phoenix

you a are a wonderful,positive,strong minded,loveing,women you are!! you and husband are so funny!!!!

Stellamuse
Stellamuse

Just wondering, do you banter and get so annoyed with your brothers like you do with Paul?? You seemed so comfortable,relaxed and at ease with them at the studio. And Happy! Those musicians were great!!

Pretty Alice
Pretty Alice

Just so you know they gave the dog back to the breeder. He was too hard to manage with the boys.

SDLatin
SDLatin

Adriane,

I think you are Ms. Fabulous of the show and not only the show but of ALL HOUSE WIVES !! You put all housewives to shame !! Not only are you fabulous but you are extremley intelligent, stong in mind and very much a strong business woman that doesnt care about petty things. You Lisa and Kyle are my favorites !! Love what you bring to the show. Thank you !!! -Carlos San Diego

D. Renée
D. Renée

Adrienne, You are the epitomé of a lady with class and dignity. You bring that to the show.

Kricket
Kricket

I love you and Paul. I love the best of all the housewife husbands, he is the best one by far. He makes me smile. I crack up how you guys treat each other....

Bren1
Bren1

I love all the ladies on the housewives. I cannot believe you have twin boys. I only have one little boy and couldn't imagine twin boys!!

Jcam
Jcam

You have awesome cloths ! My personal favorite was the blue long casual dress that you wore to go watch tennis. Where do you shop?! Another favorite was the dress you wore at the White Party.

from spain
from spain

She doesn't need the show! Better to be REAL than fake to be in a reality show...don't you think?

from spain
from spain

I think you are great, a person down to earth, ( so refreshing compare to the rest of HW series! you are not like the rest, a "bimbo" from New Jersey, or Atlanta, spending what they don't even have!!) and I read you studied Politics what I loove :) About " Rev Theory", loved it, they are amazing and the singer has an spectacular voice! Have a great year!

Ishiekwene
Ishiekwene

Adrianne

You are alright with me sista gurl, you are what a real friend should be I like you style, and yes you are right as women we should be encourging each other rather than tearing each other down.

JMAC
JMAC

Adrienne, I know this is crazy, but I am desperate. At The Lounge every Sat in February Joey Mcintyre is going to perform. My friend tried to get VIP tix to meet him and they sold out in seconds. Please if you see this can you help me out. I would need two tix. I'll pay not asking for a handout, just a push. Thanks!!!

FloridaGal22
FloridaGal22

Adrienne I loved watching the expression on your face when people around you are going crazy at the dinner-from-h*ll. Everyone thinks they have to say something to be heard but that's not true. One look at your face and I knew exactly what you were thinking because I was thinking the same thing. I don't find that type of behavior entertaining. Then to hear express your thoughts later with Paul was even better. "What was I going to do, give them a time out?". Classic.

I prefer to see how a person rises to the occasion to deal with events, not watch them descend to acting like wild animals.

FloridaGal22
FloridaGal22

Adrienne First, I find your wisdom and restraint and loyalty to be the most attractive qualities about you. Then, on top of all that, you wear the most amazing outfits. Love it. And last but not least, your reactions to Paul are hilarious. When he is seeking attention for the broken nose? ha! Then the clip where you ask him what he thinks of an outfit that you like and he says that he doesn't like and you reply "what do you know". Ha! This is a real marriage.

I wish
I wish

Adrienne, I wish you were my friend. Ohh I wish I could find a friend like you. God knows how much I need it. I might move to your neighborhood one day....and we can be friends...I wish this dream could come true...

Tiane
Tiane

Adrienne, You are the WISE one of the show. I like how you step back from a chaotic situation and think before you say. Good advice for all of us American Women ;) Love you! Also, You and your husband are REAL together. Very cool to watch. Wandering if you have ever let him do work on you?? I know as a healthcare professional, that it would be hard to work on a family member in surgery. SO?????

hawaiianAngel
hawaiianAngel

i think, by far, you were the best dressed at the white party.

Becca03
Becca03

Adrienne, You are my favorite RHOBH. You are also my favorite of all the wives out of all the RHW shows. There are a lot of HW that could take some lessons from you how to be a class act. Even if Paul said you were a well, you know what the first time he met you lol. You obviously weren't what he thought after he met and got to know you more the 2nd time you met. It is refreshing how the BH wives seem more down to earth then the wives on the other shows and you live in the most popular zip code in America and you live in homes that 95% of us couldn't even dream of living in a home like that. Dreaming of it would just make it more of a nightmare because it will never come true lol. I love paul's anniversary gift. I love German Shepards. I have a full blood Sable GSD and he is the best dog I have ever had. (He looks like a wolf) I just wish he didn't shed so much. If you allow the dog in the house I am sure the house manager will be busy with making sure the dog fur isn't all over the house. I think you and Paul are a great couple and you I love how you guys are with eachother.

Becca03
Becca03

Adrienne, You are my favorite RHOBH. You are also my favorite of all the wives out of all the RHW shows. There are a lot of HW that could take some lessons from you how to be a class act. Even if Paul said you were a well, you know what the first time he met you lol. You obviously weren't what he thought after he met and got to know you more the 2nd time you met. It is refreshing how the BH wives seem more down to earth then the wives on the other shows and you live in the most popular zip code in America and you live in homes that 95% of us couldn't even dream of living in a home like that. Dreaming of it would just make it more of a nightmare because it will never come true lol. I love paul's anniversary gift. I love German Shepards. I have a full blood Sable GSD and he is the best dog I have ever had. (He looks like a wolf) I just wish he didn't shed so much. If you allow the dog in the house I am sure the house manager will be busy with making sure the dog fur isn't all over the house. So what does Lisa's little one think of your new family member? I love the way you and Paul are towards eachother. When a couple is always happy and kissy face with eachother it always feels fake and you and Paul act like a real couple and that is refreshing. He's a keeper you can tell.

Mackaronni
Mackaronni

I have only seen the show a few times, but Adrienne is the type of woman I would choose for a wife. She seems very strong, classy and real...The only other woman on the show with class is Lisa, but NOT as much or as sexy as Adrienne....my dream girl...

Momart
Momart

Adrienne, This has nothing to do with the show really... I think you look a little like Barbara Eden. I think your husband and you are VERY cute together. And make me smile. My parents kind of teased with each other like ya'll do and they were CRAZY about one another!!

just another human
just another human

Finally, a successful woman representing the rest of us ladies who that live out of drama. Thank you. You are inspiring and unique.

-M

WOW!
WOW!

Ashamed to admit I thought you be the biggest drama queen TRHOBH because of your gorgeous looks, extreme wealth, & rediculously fit body (sorry to sterotype). I couldn't be happier to be so wrong!!!... you have quickly become my favorite housewife & you're actually teaching the rest of us how a lady should handle an awkward situation. Thank you for sharing your life with us & being so refreshingly down to earth...in a gorgeous,rich, I could stay at the gym all day & still never have this body kind of way. Please don't leave the show, you're showing the world everybody in Beverly Hills isn't like Camille (I thought she'd be the sweet one). I'll never sterotype again! YO ADRIENNE!

Reality show junkie
Reality show junkie

Adrienne has the most class out off all the housewives. You really do mind your own business. Everyone can learn from this.

janna lynn b
janna lynn b

Well, I'm catching up on the show. Just love you Adrienne. I am a person who has been affected terribly by the economy and can't even imagine how it would be to be in you guys shoes! I love watching it tho. I am 51, lost my business, divorced in 07, have no car and absolutely not one penny coming in. I get $36.00 for food stamps but that was before I lost my unemployment. I have had 3 interviews in the past few days, one company couldn't hire me because they said my background check pulled up some man, I don't even know, who only shares the same birth date and has a really bad criminal record. So maybe that's why I haven't been able to get a job. So now I have to fight that. I have some health problems, don't know the severity of them as I haven't been able to go to the Dr for years. I'm losing 2 front teeth! I have to laugh so I won't cry. I feel so closed in with no car or money coming in. What really kills me is my dad is 88 years old and he is paying for my bills. I'm thankful for that but it used to be the other way around. I took care of him. My ex husband of 18 years and I bought this house for him basically.... it is so hard not being able shop at Goodwill to find clothes that fit because I've lost 35 lbs.... I'm scared. The ONE thing that keeps my mind off of all of my drama are the housewives shows! I LIVE FOR THEM! Thank you for that. You are what I wish I would have turned out to be... just gorgeous and just a beautiful soul. Have fun with the show and thanks for being you.

janna lynn b
janna lynn b

Well, I'm catching up on the show. Just love you Adrienne. I am a person who has been affected terribly by the economy and can't even imagine how it would be to be in you guys shoes! I love watching it tho. I am 51, lost my business, divorced in 07, have no car and absolutely not one penny coming in. I get $36.00 for food stamps but that was before I lost my unemployment. I have had 3 interviews in the past few days, one company couldn't hire me because they said my background check pulled up some man, I don't even know, who only shares the same birth date and has a really bad criminal record. So maybe that's why I haven't been able to get a job. So now I have to fight that. I have some health problems, don't know the severity of them as I haven't been able to go to the Dr for years. I'm losing 2 front teeth! I have to laugh so I won't cry. I feel so closed in with no car or money coming in. What really kills me is my dad is 88 years old and he is paying for my bills. I'm thankful for that but it used to be the other way around. I took care of him. My ex husband of 18 years and I bought this house for him basically.... it is so hard not being able shop at Goodwill to find clothes that fit because I've lost 35 lbs.... I'm scared. The ONE thing that keeps my mind off of all of my drama are the housewives shows! I LIVE FOR THEM! Thank you for that. You are what I wish I would have turned out to be... just gorgeous and just a beautiful soul. Have fun with the show and thanks for being you.

Viewer56
Viewer56

I think it is wonderful you are on the show. I have 4 daughters and think you are a wonderful role model. I hope you continue. Their are very few people I would like my girls to emulate. I have one daughter that is a master diver, instructor, another that is an English major going for her masters to be a professor, one that was 5 foot noting that loved rock climbing and kick boxing and was a therapeutic masseuse, and one that is lost. I think that you show what is possible when you apply hard work, dedication and self worth . I think it wonderful you have committed to do the show to encourage other women. Thank you.

chuching
chuching

Great question!!! I hope that one will be asked at the reunion!!!!

chuching
chuching

I love you being on the show, finally a woman with since!!! No one who lives in Beverly Hills need the money, but it is fun too watch people with real money for a change besides put themselves in debt like the rest of the House wifes!!! But the think you are great on the show. Love a woman that show strength, independece and calm character.

thislittlepeggy
thislittlepeggy

I just watched her take down some grown man with some bad @ss martial art technique too...it's a fine balance!

Aloha808
Aloha808

I dont think Adrienne would have ever let that start up! She would have sent Allison Dubois to a 'time out' chair for sure. Besides, Adrienne is a black belt, so I dont think Allison and Camille have the guts to start something with tiny but mighty Adrienne. She could kick thier *** if she wanted too!

Besides, looks like Camille and Allison already had thier plan for attack way in advance. . . Stuff started because Camille planned it that way. Thankfully Adrienne isnt petty like some folks.

R Hill
R Hill

Adrianne, I just have to wonder, why in the world are you on RHWOBH? You are a very beautiful woman, with a gorgeous husband, all the money you could ever want, and a beautiful family. It just makes me wonder why you would want to be on a TV show. Most women who do reality TV are doing it for money and you have all the money you could ever spend. Please dont do another season. You dont need it.

Sonnia
Sonnia

You are so classy and dignified. Very much admired.

JoyceNJersey
JoyceNJersey

Just wondering,

if that dinner party (with the same guests included) were held at your home;

A.) Do you think the feud would've started/lasted?

B.) If it did start up, as hostess, how would you have handled it?

PLEASE, I'd love to hear an answer! :)

Lisa Baran
Lisa Baran

Love you, love you, love you! You are so down to earth and you're so refreshing compared to all the others in the Real Housewives franchise. Happy and healthy, beautiful New Year to you! Big fan...I'd love to meet you someday. You're an inspiration. Lisa B.

Shqipe
Shqipe

Hi Adrienne.

You are the mos great ladie I ever seen in Tv shows. You have great personality and I love how you and your hubby love each other and understand each other. You 2 are the best cuple in the show. I enjoy the show when you and your hubby are in. I keep tell my sister I just love this to people. They are funny and so happy each other. You keep up with great job Adrienn and wish you and your family the best of this year 2011.

Best Regars Shepa

yahatv
yahatv

Adrienne, You are such a strong and positive lady. You and Lisa are the best. So classy, & staying out of the drama is such a good idea. There is so much drama all over the place. I am a loyal viewer and I have been hooked since the first episode! I get so excited when a new episode comes on. I would like to know how it would be best to email you something that happened to me in my life. I am in need of some help. I hope to hear from you!

FanofBH's
FanofBH's

Not sure if Brovo will post...don't get why some post get posted and some don't. Anyway, the dog was addopted by the trainer due to how it reacted to loud noises and young children. Completely understandable....children safety comes first.

sciteacher111
sciteacher111

I was soo excited to see Rev Theory in one of the episodes. I saw them a few summers ago and hoped they had followed their dreams.

Viewer26
Viewer26

You are amazing! I, like you, try to keep myself out of the drama! You inspire me with all of your family endeavors. There are several artists in my family and we are contemplating opening a gallery to show/sell some of our art. I hope you don't mind if I quote you; some people need to be reminded not to dwell in the past. ("How can you look forward if you keep finding yourself looking back at the past?") I will include myself in that group of people at times. I hope your boys (all of them) weren't terrible for the Holidays!! Keep it classy!! (Maybe you can give some of the other Housewives some lessons is how to be classy!)

princess_workstoomuch
princess_workstoomuch

Adrienne you are a beautiful class act of a lady. Many could learn from your behavior and wish they would. BTW My favorite movie is Sleepless!! Cannot wait to see what you have in the works! I commend you for attempting to reach out to Cammile after the fiasco of a dinner party. I was hoping she could find a friendship either with you or Lisa since the two of you are the most poised "real ladies" of the bunch. God knows she needs friends right now. I love watching you on the show and wish you everything good for the New Year ahead!! xo

ah
ah

Adrienne, good for you! You are one of the few that does not leave most viewers thinking "if thats how you act when you have that much money, i dont want it"! You act like a lady not like a person who is better then everyone else.