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What are the odds?
I suppose that as someone who owns a casino, this might actually be a question for which I could somehow find out the answer.
I'm referring of course to the double whammy endured (literally) by my husband. Twice he had his nose broken by one of our sons. Not once… twice. How does that happen? At some point after the first break don't you instinctively keep your eyes on the flailing limbs and heads of three little boys when you horse around with them? At what point does the idea of ducking or dodging actually take hold?
Yes, I'm completely teasing him. I probably need to instill a little Muhammad Ali in Paul and teach him how to "float like a butterfly" a bit better. He's apparently already got the "sting like a bee" part down pat, considering how fast he managed to push me in the pool. By the way, a little tip about payback? It's best served up with a dish of surprise. So look out, Paul, paybacks are a bitch! Ha!
A lot of people have said the banter between Paul and me is very relatable, and that it reminds them of their own marriage in so many ways. The back and forth works for us, and it's an element of the friendship that we have. We both have very strong personalities, and are not afraid of saying what we feel, so the teasing is the humorous way that we communicate. I'm a very strong believer in the adage "different strokes for different folks," and for us, we've found something that works in this dynamic. I do love that we’re able to make people laugh with us in the process.
With a new year having just begun, I wanted to take time to talk about my resolution for this year. I've joked that my resolution would be to broker a 24-hour cease-fire amongst the Housewives, but in all seriousness, I've really thought about what I'd like to accomplish this year. For some reason, 2011 feels infused with more possibility than recent years – and I'm looking forward to the new projects I have slated for the coming months. On the Maloof Entertainment side, I'm so excited to be working with renowned director Gary Foster and writer Doug Richardson (Bad Boys, Die Hard 2) on an incredible film based on a true story that you won't want to miss, and I've been approached by some really talented and amazing people to work on fashion projects. Of course our family's philosophy for the last 150 years has been that you can't forget the magic to any business – and that is to take care of your employees, take care of your customers and to always give back.
P.S. Happy New Year, and cheers to a great 2011!
Adrienne--You're a gem. I would love love love to have a mom like you. Your kids are going to thank their lucky stars one day. Thanks for inspiring me.
I love you Adrienne. You are so together, it's amazing. Of course, you're rich, beautiful, busy, and with a loving family so, some could say that it's easy for you. But some seem to find ways to make their lives difficult despite all of their blessings. I just loved your reaction to that dinner party. You were like"What? Am I missing something here? Are these women really behaving like this?" PRICELESS!!!
I love watching you and Paul too. He's funny and he can really be sweet. He's crazy about you. But sometimes he seems as though he's not quite sure that that's reciprocated. He should know that you wouldn't be around if it wasn't, LOL. I wish that we'd been able to see more of the Palms when you all went to Vegas that time. I go to Vegas quite a bit but we always stay on the strip, so I have intended to but never been to the Palms. But now I will definitely look into staying there on my next trip!
I love all the house husbands on Beverly Hills are great (except Kelsey) but Paul and Mauricio are my favorites.
Adrienne,....you are ONE CLASS ACT!...I keep going back and forth on you and Lisa as my favorites...Yes, you are strong...but it's beautiful ...just like you!
Adrienne you are to funny you and Paul need to have a spin off I think it be a hit. And on the Paul getting 2 nose hits I know how it fills with kids my niece broke mine 2 times as well before I got the picture to watch out. You are an amazing mom, business women, wife, sister and daughter. You really know how to manage it all you and Lisa are my favs. I wish we could of saw you more at the White Party. You have really inspired me on the business front cause I've always wanted to go in to it but always told my self I couldn't and its a boys world. But now Im getting things done and hope one day all be like you. And cant wait to ring in my 21st birthday bash at the Palms thanks for being so down to earth and relatable and inspiring to many not just me.
Paul, c'mon! I love it, I say that to my husband and children at least one hundred times a day! You ROCK!
WE (AUDIENCE) SEE YOU WHEN YOU GIVE YOUR HUSBAND THOSE "YOUR REALLY GETTING ON MY NERVES" LOOK..STOP THAT HONEY. HE IS FINE...WHEN HE GETS ON YOUR NERVES, AS THEY ALL DO, JUST SMILE.
NO MORE FACIAL EXPRESSIONS..
Hi Addrienne, I felt so bad when your husband pushed you in the pool. You had your hair just right. Your clothes were perfect and he pushes you in the pool like he would one of his boys.Not cool. My husband would have been sleeping in another room. Not all the women wanted to swim. Who would with Camille checking out every imperfection(yea right). Because you know you are all so jealous of her. Lol.
You are my favorite! I love your spitfire attitude and your business sense! Thank you for being normal! LOL May God continue to bless you and your beautiful family in this wonderful New Year! XO
Adrienne - You're the classiest of all the housewives in the the housewife shows. Your class has nothing to do with your money and everything to do with the way you conduct yourself.
Bravo - Get an Adrienne and Paul spin-off in production NOW!
Adrienne, you are the most grounded of all the housewives. Your sense of humor is unsurpassed and your sense of style is incredible! The diplomatic way in which you handle awkward situations i.e. with Camille, is so refreshing and you don't allow yourself to get all wrapped up in situations that others conntrive. You are AMAZING!
...so normal. Glad affluent likable women like Kyle, Lisa, Adrienne and Kim exist. Don't know any Camille's, never made friends with anyone like that, that Taylor she could start counting her blessings, I am starting to think she is ungrateful for all her blessings...even though I would have to find a way to communicate to Russell, like learn to talk his language.
Cannot wait to see the movie. Hope that it touches all the right places. Finally! Someone actually said what the magic to a business is. I think the icecream guys, Ben & Jerry, use that magic too. I know that you really don't care and your husband works for you but I see him differently than you or some others. I think the psychic was talking about you and Paul. The way that Paul poured all his attention over Camille is so telling. He is not a keeper.
Adrienne --- how refreshing to watch a woman on television who is successful socially and professionally. Your clarity is evident and I'd wager that's due to your focus to your simple but powerful values.
I think it's funny and cute when she gives him those looks. I think it is her way of teasing him in a loving way. =)
Adrienne you and Paul tickle me. It's good to see a couple that's wealthy but still functioning as "real" people with "real" issues. I hope the payback is caught on tape because I know it's gonna be a whammy!
Adrienne I love you! MY fiance is always staying in those theme rooms of yours at the Palms and now that we are engaged I can't wait to book my bachelorette party in the Barbie suite...I hope a visit from you comes with booking that room!!!! You are classy, fabulous and these ladies don't compare to you. Looking at some of the other women on these shows just proves money doesn't buy class, and you were more with money and class. YOU ARE THE BEST!
Adrienen, You are by far the most relatalbe housewife of any housewives show. I think you are an insperation for women of all ages. Watching you and your husband is so fun and I just smile seeing yall together! With your strength, humor, & smarts it doesnt surprise me you and your family are so successful. Your love of family and humbleness is what makes you so relatable and why viewers love you!
It's great to see a woman of means and power who still acts like she could be the neighbor to any us.
You go girl! LOVE your spirit and you and Paul are a hoot! A spin-off would be a great idea...just waiting to see it!!!
LOVE to see more of you in season 2! Your businesses are fascinating, and it is refreshing to see you involved in such high powered enterprises. Love watching you and Paul together, you two make quite a team. Totally get it!
You are truly an inspirational woman. You are a hard worker, extremely level headed and rational, and cherish your family with all your heart. You provide a very positive image for women all across this country. Thank you for being you!
Adrienne, You and Paul are a modern day "Ozzie and Harriet" You're both so good through and through and so funny to watch and listen to. My husband and I love watching you both. Tell Paul, boy's will be boy's. And he will heal in time, just quit rough housing for a couple of weeks. Next time then the nose won't break again. Don't forget the old saying, Men are physical. Give Paul more kisses and hugs. What did you name your new dog? Hope he's good with the boy's. That was a great gift. You're a wonderful inspiration to all and a good example too. Take care of yourself and God bless you and your family.
Adrienne, You quickly became my favorite after a couple of episodes! I admire the way you manage to stay out of the drama, yet remain a supportive friend to all. And as everyone else has said, I love to watch you and Paul interact. You always carry yourself with dignity but also have that wry sense of humor. Watching the way you manage your day-to-day life proves that a wealthy woman can also be down to earth, loyal and wise. Kudos to you!
My opinion is your husband is the best out of all the Housewives of BH. He is such a good guy. Love both of you!
I really think you have your head on your shoulders and are not drawn into all the drama. It does bother me to see how badly you treat you husband. Even if it was you son who hurt your husband and he is just a kid, the fact remains that yous husband was hurt and all you did was ridicule and demean him. A little human kindness goes a long way. He must really love you to live under all the insults and obvious coldness from you.
Good day Andrienne, I have been Inventing an great product for over 21yrs. and I had to raise my 2 daughters alone first,before I could poor my heart & soul in to it, now I have been for the last 4 yrs. and I am having a problem, maybe you have some advice for me, well its like I flew to Chicago for a pump company that I was going to use any way,they wanted to be partners, well they tried to steal it, NO Problem, Patents thats what their all about, OK I have patience, now I have had so many so many investors want to invest, then they try to steal it,well they know they sign confidentail forms etc. and then they try to do on their own, FINE, now every time I have a meeting, its all men, now I am that person in my normal life,men and me get along, BUT when it comes to this investing and starting my business,now I have ran a few business's in my life,BUT that was a hair salon- then mt own horse stable, I did fine, but with this I am having the most terrible luck-not getting me-not wanting to be patners with me-they want all to them selves,I have tried tuff (love) LOL tuff way of putting it,then the girly girly way-NOT- then even took a man with me,they wanted to talk to him, BUT ITS NOT HIS- ITS mine,so any suggestions on what I should do? I have all these men saying "well let me handle it" it's not their's,and I really did try that too! WOW-POW trying to steal from me again, I am so tired, I am at a loss, Please, what should I do,I dont have any brothers, I dont have a husband, How do I get my point across,and trust me I have been professionally dressed and act so professional its not funny,and I get nothing, now I have 3 other investors and I am so so scared, I need some one just like you to give me advice on how to handle it,Or You Come and Help Me! LOL I need you girlfriend, you are not a House wife like drama and all that funny but dumb stuff,you are a real Business women,shoot-you should start giving seminar's for women like me and others! Hay there you go, great DVD for you to make,LOL and I am sure that Kelsey's wife could use allot of pointers,WooPs sorry! LOL Pleasae any suggestions???
Get over it...like she said it's THEIR way of living and that dynamic works for them!!!! People seem to forget that this will not affect you personally, so you don't need to comment on how other people live... :)
The dog Adrienne...what did you name the dog, and how about letting him get some camera time like Giggy does? That was a great anniversary gift he got you. He almost lost me with the harpist...
How do you keep in shape? I use to play fastpitch softball but now I am in my 40's I have to find another form of staying in shape. Not alot of women now a days play softball and I hate the gym, so if you have any idea's please pass info. on. God Bless you and your family. Happy New year.
Hi Adrienne - This is in ref to the Jan 13 episode... You and Paul talking about your marriage. Don't question your relationship at alllll. You two seem to have the most real relationship of any housewife yet. Real marriage isn't all goo goo and mushy. You two are who you are around eachother - and if it comes off as bickering - so what. Better than bottling it up and having a tense situation and not being on the same page like one of your fellow castmates. They seem like they love eachother, but have no idea how to communicate a single thing at this point. You two keep doing what you do - you make a great couple - you compliment eachother. Have fun!
I do think you and Paul love each other, and you are comical together. But sometimes I think he needs more validation from you. He really looks hurt sometimes.