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.
Hi Adrienne, I just wanted you to know that you are one of my favorite you and Lisa. I like you and Lisa spirit very postive. I like that you are very close to your family that is a plus the love that you share with your family.
You are awesome, Adrienne! I just love you! Thanks for keeping it real and being a woman of class and substance. I really enjoyed Rev Theory, too. Merry Christmas and happy holidays to you and your family. :)
just love you and your family. what color of pink lipstick do you wear? love pink frosty lipstick, what brand?
Loved Rev Theory, hate the name, love the music! :) bring it on- and merry christmas to you and your amazing family!
I think you're awesome. I would just like you to treat you hubby a little more kinder, but maybe that's what both of you have gotten used to. He doesn't seem to mind. You are a cute couple.
Camille needs to learn from you about being a real classy lady and very down to earth.
Happy New Year's to you and your whole family!
Hi Lisa, I love love love you! You are such a sweet, genuine, classy, intelligent lady. The Doctor really hit it out of the park when he picked you, just be a little sweeter with him please he adores you its written all over his face when he looks at you. But you don't want to loose that spark so keep it lit and respect each other always! Stay beautiful and congrats on the great family you have!
Hi Adrienne, I loved Paul's anniversary present to you -- the german shepherd. I couldn't imagine a sweeter present! I hope he/she is adjusting to the new home and getting lots of attention!
I really like you but you need to define yourself on this show. You are starting to get boring and I do not want to see Bravo kick you out, saying you are too normal for the show like they have done to some previous housewifes. Happy New Year!
I didn't "get" your hubby and you at first...but you both crack me up now!! Love you two and the way you get along. I died laughing over the breathing loud too.
Hey Adrienne, I would like to say that you are one of my favorite housewives because you are a real down to earth woman that doesn't have time for stupid behaviors, you like to have fun and be athletic. You care about your husband but mostly about your sons. Best wishes to you and your family!!!
You are BOLD & BRILLIANT! I love how you know when to stay away from the girl drama. You clearly are the SMARTEST HOUSEWIFE on all the shows, not to mention GORGEOUS & SEXY. You give housewives a good, good name. LOVE ADRIENNE!
Love you. You are an example to aspire to. Congratulations on being a successfull woman and showing us that you can have it all!
Adrienne, if you really enjoy being a part of this show, I would recommend that you get yourself into the middle of some of the drama before you get booted from the show for being BORING! We know you are rich rich rich....now show us something else that we can sink our teeth into!!
Adrienna, I want you to know you are the greatest. You are right with money is what you have and not what you are!! You make me feel good to see a lady can stand her ground and be a lady at all times. You and Lisa I salute. The other women remind me of 8th grade. To much arguing over nothing of importance. I also love that you are just a girl next door with money. You stay sweet and the lady you are. May God Bless You.
Adrienne, I have been a fan of Rev Theory for at least a year now. I saw them on tour with a couple of other bands and loved them and have been a fan ever since! I was so excited when I found out they're a Maloof Artist, because I'm a huge fan of the show! You keep things interesting on this show, and it's nice to see a powerful and business savvy woman! :) Can't wait to see Rev Theory again on Tour!
I truly believe you live by your opening line motto - money is what I have, not who I am - which is amazing with all that you have. There are many many people in Beverly Hills and beyond that could take a lesson out of your book! One thing I didn't understand was your lunch with Camille. I realize you made up an excuse to get out of there quickly and get away from the conversation, but I feel like your lack of response to her tirade made her feel like you agreed with what she was saying. I don't think you really agreed with either of the women because the whole thing is just so ridiculous, but it sure appeared as though you were taking sides. You seem to be better at putting people in there place and I would have liked to see you say something along the lines of not taking sides or how ridiculous you think the whole thing was. Stay classy!
GOOD points - I think by trying to see where and how far you could get through to Camille was the best way to go. She obviously was not too fond of the comment - (put both of you in time out) and it was apparent on your face that you knew this was not something you could help repair. These two will either figure it out or one will leave the show. Either way - I am glad you are so positive and so real .
Hi Adrienne, I simply adore you and your family. I think you and the DR. or just a great couple just be a little nicer to him, he loves you! I hope you stay on the show you are what I dream to be one day! Beautiful, classy, Intelligent and successful!
I LOVE that you are "boring"; why would one want to create drama for entertainment purposes? What have we become if we stoop to such a low common denominator? Character is often defined by what you do when no one is looking; I believe you take the high road even when the cameras are off, that is very admirable.
Love that quote. You are a true inspiration. I have three brothers that I adore and I also "bicker" (lovingly) all the time with my hubby. It is just how we keep the spark up.. keep it sassy!. You are plenty nice to him. The comments that say otherwise are obviously just people who don't understand that things don't have to be mushy all the time (blah!). Of course you already know that! Thank you for sharing yourself with the world. Again, it is just an inspiration to see a women fully empowered and the embodiment of class. Mahalo Nui Loa.
She did when she said to put both of them in tiime out. Did you see Camille's face? Camille knew Adrienna was not listening to her or taking sides.
Adrienne, you are true lady. On the show, we are subjected to see how the "other half" lives. But by all means, you seem the most down to earth, along with Kyle, who really seems to appreciate the meaning of family. I adore you and your husband, Paul. I wish I could meet you; what an inspiration and breath of fresh air you bring to the table; the uber-wealthy in most cases appear unapproachable, but you appear genuine, kind and like the kind of neighbor anyone would like to have. Camille could stand to learn a lot from you, humility, being foremost. I love to watch you and Lisa the most; you both seem so very nice!
You are a very cool woman Adrienne. I really enjoy you and Lisa...classy and real. Keep up the good work!
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Adrienne, you showed class and power in staying out of the conflict between those two ladies. The way you handled Camille was beautiful. You were trying to allude to her that both of them needed to own their parts in the conflict although Camille looked like a deer caught in headlights when it was suggested. They certainly could learn some things about conflict resolution from you and probably growing up around brothers helped you learn how to settle conflict quickly and move on. It's amazing how differently we as women handle conflict from men.
I love your attitude! I am so glad you agreed to be part of this show. I am also the only girl in a family full of boys so I feel your pain in that department. It's alot of fun, but very chaotic!
The way you handle all the conflict with "the women" is very admirable. I don't know how you handled that lunch with Camille going on and on and on and ON about Kyle...even if she was my friend I would have had to tell her to shut it! The girl just can't let go of it, and it was all made up in her mind anyway. But that's my opinion.
Hope you come back for Season 2 if they have one!
Adrienne, you're wealthy, but down-to-earth. I'd like to have you as a neighbor (hmmm . . . nice . . . that would put me in Beverly Hills, right?). LOL!
Adrienne is down-to-earth and shows how a classy lady should act. I admire her for staying above the petty fight and for telling Camille that both Kyle and Camille should take a time out. Adrienne gave the best advice. Both combatants in the conflict need a time out to reflect how their own behaviors contributed to the mess. I would love to have Adrienne as my friend.
Hi Adrienne, I too like you and Lisa the best. You know what's real. You're smart not to get involved with all the drama. What a great life you have, and that home! I love the way you dress as well.
What a home! My condo doesn't look so hot now....
I watched while on my treadmill and had to get off. I thought this show would be about the upper stratosphere that is BH, Palm Beach, etc. Instead it was plebeian gladitorial yuk! I have never been to a dinner party like that thank goodness. I noted Adrienne that you were the only one who didn't have her elbows on the table and the only one who had the intelligence to keep her mouth shut even when repeatedly baited. Well done you. Good luck with this venture. I hope it was worth it. The Maloof family didn't really need this kind of publicity, did it? You were already truly established before this troupe of bimbos came along. They need you, but you most certainly don't need them. Best wishes. Cheers, E
Adrienne, your poise and mannerism speaks for itself. I have watched a few episodes and have been drawn to HWBH. Although Bravo has other HW programs, I seem to enjoy HWBH more. Before every episode, they give a HW intro. You are a woman of many great aspects and someone with much respect. I admire how humble and patient you are. Your character and relationship with your husband as shown through the episodes is by far real and hillarious. I love the relationship you both share. You and Lisa are my favorite HW on the show. Keep up the great work with the show.
Adrienne, you are continueing your father legacy of class and good listening skills. Our fathers were childhood friends in Albuquerque. No matter when my family ran across your family at Frank's Drive In on Lomas Blvd your dad made time to talk with us. Your mother was loving to yoy and your bothers and your grandmother. It is nice to run across that . I lived in Denver for 12 years and met a billionaire who was similar to your dad's personality; always had time for others. Thanks for not falling for Camille's baiting to gossip and belittle others at that lunch, it must of felt like a nine course meal!!!
Adrienne--I thoroughly enjoy watching you on the Hoiusewives. It is so nice to have someone on the show who is classy and doesn't get into the messy drama. Your relationship with your husband is fun also. I understand it. I have been married close to 40 years and get it. I wish you and your family much happiness.
Well I totally agree with the viewers you are a very classy woman, I do not understand how you and Lisa can even be part of this circle of nuts. The two of you are a class act. Is it jsut for amusement, enterainment, what I do not get it. I feel Kyle would be a welcome addition, but that is it none of the others.
Wow - you are coming across so well on this show! If you are half as together and interesting in real life, then you are an incredible person. You just get huge props for cleverly negotiating your image on reality television, which can be brutal. You are easily the #1 most together and impressive lady out of ALL the housewives shows (and there are actually a lot of cool people in the mix). I love that you chose to marry your funny-looking husband, who is clearly totally crazy about you, very accomplished, fun, loyal, and good-hearted. He is a "10". Smart lady. You're such a great role model. You're a great businesswoman and a good citizen, you enjoy your wealth but don't seem to take it too seriously, you know family is what is most important, and you take good care of yourself. Kudos to a lady who clearly has her head screwed on straight.
Adrienne, You are just what we need...someone who is a strong and disciplined woman who believes and demonstrates family and corporate values....simultaneously! No wonder why the hubby is so "in-love" wichchoo! :)
Thanks' for demonstrating what taking the "high-road" means (often mis-used by people who are marter/victims) because you walk your talk and just want to enjoy, experience, and grow with your friendships....hope Bravo gives you and Lisa your own show someday...it would be a very good and hilarious (Lisa) show!
Your new motto is > LIVE LAUGH LOVE...FOR WOMEN... AND PRODUCE....the "Adrienne and Lisa Show" on Bravo!
Bravo!! XOXO :)
I know why you're so cool, Adrienne. Besides being filthy rich (so why should other people's drama concern you?), you grew up with brothers, so you have a more balanced perspective on a lot of things. Paul (who probably did NOT grow up with sisters) seems a bit insecure because you don't fawn all over him, but you learned long ago that guys are just people too, so you treat them that way and expect to be treated that way as well, no need for disingenuous displays, reserving intimacy for intimate places...if you didn't love him, you wouldn't be with him. Isn't that what guys often say? So cute to see the role reversal!!! LOL!! You're #1 on my list of favorite housewives. Someone to actually aspire to emulate...imagine that!!!!!
Adrienne, I loved the pearl necklace with the cross that you wore to the funeral. Can you tell us who designed the necklace and have you considered a jewelry line? Thanks
I started listening to Rev Theory on XM radio....Octane....and really liked/like them. Love their song "Broken Bones" and look forward to hearing more of them. Pretty cool that you are involved with them.
I think you are Wonderful, I would like to see you with more people like yourself, don't need drama at all.
I totally agree! I could so hang with you and Lisa :) Love the B-day present from Paul....I have a Boxer and a rescue Shepard....like you know me or care. LOL!! Stay funny cool and funny ladies!! You are my guilty pleasure and entertain me.
I was wondering if you ever answer questions from the viewers, and what prompt you to sign up for the show? Surely, you don't need the so called fame.... My husband makes fun of me for watching the RHBH, but you and Lisa are my favorites and make the show worth watching.
Adrienne, you have been the most neutral FRIEND! You look like my ex-fiance's aunt. They are Turkish. I wish you and your family happiness, health and comfort!
Adrienne - You and Paul are so funny - and I agree - you are the classest along with Lisa. You may have lots of $$ but you show everyone up with your ability to be so down to earth. I am always impressed by people who are smart, talented and can show respect for others no matter who they are - where they are in the "pecking order" - that shows so much about them as people - that defines them - and you have it all!! I find that I can't even feel sorry for Camille because of the way she treats others, it is almost like she got what she deserved. If more people were like you - the world would be so much better. On another subject entirely - I got to Vegas many times during the year and have never stayed at Palms because it is off the Strip - we have been staying lately at Wynn. Well, we have now arranged to stay at Plams - have to do it!!! Thanks again for letting us share with you your kids and Paul. He is really too funny. Just like having another child, huh???
Adrienne, So pleased with how you and Lisa have come across to viewers. It seems the two of you know what to say, and, what not to say. The two of you are a great representation of an inside peak of your lives of the very successful. It's apparent the two of you have worked very hard for what you achieved. You've been a great inspiration to all women. Lisa, with her class and grace, yet she can be hysterical. You with your martial arts is jaw dropping. With all you have going on in your life, you still find the time to learn how to defend yourself.You are your own body guard.
This is my first reality TV that I have ever watched, I love you and Lisa and Kyle. I have 3 girls (25,23,and 17) now they watch, too.
Loving you in Colorado and Taos
Adrienne, I love the way you handle most things, but I've got to say I was a bit surprised by how you handled Camille. First, I don't understand why you allowed her any of your personal time when you know that she's really been petty. Next, I would have been more direct. Once she brought up the subject of the "problems" between herself and Kyle, I would have simply explained that you would be more than happy to discuss what behaviors were incorrect on her part, but once she started discussing Kyle's behavior I would have simply explained that I didn't feel comfortable talking about someone's behavior that is not present to defend themselves.