Adrienne Maloof

Adrienne thinks Paul should work on his Ali-like reflexes and responds to the viewer's love of their relationship.

on Jan 7, 20110

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.

XOXO, Adrienne

P.S. Happy New Year, and cheers to a great 2011!

65 comments
Wivesaddict
Wivesaddict

You and Paul ARE GREAT! My husband and I (married 13years) never bicker but I've never felt that your bickering is anything but just the way you two communicate. You're great role models. Keep up the good work

Vicki J in Texas
Vicki J in Texas

Adrienne...Love love love you girl!! You are my favorite HW, A real class act. I adore your inner and outter beauty...your heart shines through. You have a very fun and loving spirit. You and Paul are a trip! LOL...I mean that in a good way. You remind me of my parents and grandparents who all stayed together untuil death parted them. Keep glittering my new riend in my head. I admire you and although I have never wished to meet a HW, I wouldn't mind meeting you someday. The money truly has not defined you or your attitudes.Your sensitiivity,empathy,passion and love for life and others is palpable through the tv medium. God's best to you\,Paul and the lil ones. If I'm ever in Vegas, perhaps you can hook a sister up with some hair glitterati!!(smiles) Love to Lisa and Giggy!!! xoxoxo hugs Vicki

Don1958
Don1958

You are Paul and a great couple. Keep up the good work.

Jen Walker
Jen Walker

Showing support for Kim in the limo was caring of you. After that horrible fight, Kim needed a sound safe person and that was you. I enjoy watching you and Paul. My grandparents bickered for 64 years. When my grandma passed away, grandpa grieved himself to his final hour. The love between them was obvious and real. Just as you and Paul. Keep up the humor and bickering. I adore you as a business woman, mom and wife and Paul as a dad,husband and doctor.Paul looks hurt when you air kiss him. He loves you and it shows. Kiss the man He's HOT ! Best to your family.

lucille
lucille

i agree you are the greatest and your husband is really sweet with you....sometimes you guys are like brother and sister together.. very endearing... I am also curious what is the dog's name?? You are a great example that being rich does not mean that you loose your morals, kindness, sanity, or connection to the earth.... Keep it real next season!!

rhbh1
rhbh1

be nice to Paul.... he will keep you real!

viewer9513
viewer9513

You my dear remind me of old Hollywood. A dame, a knockout broad hanging out with Frank Sinatra and friends. I mean that with the highest regards. I just love everything about you. Beauty and balls....and in my opinion a class act

Viewer from DC
Viewer from DC

Anyone who doesn't know that this is an awesome marriage needs to have their head examined. This is the type of marriage my parents had and they were married for 49 years. The delightful bickering is very entertaining and shows the true joy in your marriage. Keep up the good work.

Mimi B
Mimi B

I LOVE your family philosophy on the magic of business. It'd be nice if more corporations took that to heart. It's also nice to see an intelligent person, such as yourself, on a Real Housewife franchise. Folks could learn a lot from you so please teach and coach us through a book and other media.

Cali74
Cali74

Me and my husband have a very similar relationship - it's fun. We're both witty, and sarcastic and that's how we interact. I could never be the type of woman to cuddle and console in a situation like that - I would probably do the same, make fun of him and tease him about it. And guess what, he loves every minute of it and he gives as good as he gets. Not all relationships have to look the same, not all women have to behave the same toward men. I can pretty much guarantee you Paul knew what he was getting into because Adrienne has very likely been exactly the same throughout their relationship. Me and my husband laugh, play and tease each other constantly and very rarely have an actual disagreement - there's a lot to be said for being your authentic self instead of trying to live up to some ideal of how a woman should treat her man.

KR from NJ
KR from NJ

I don't normally watch shows like this but I have to say Adrienne you sort of have me obsessed with this show. I love watching you, not in a creepy way either. I am just so impressed with your class and I love your saying " Money is something you have and not who you are". That old saying MONEY DOESN"T BREED CLASS is sooooooo true and you can see it when you watch the show but in your case you are just one class act! It's nice to see someone on a show like this that doesn't make you shake your head and think " What are these people thinking". You are such an impressive woman and thanks for taking part in a show that normally would makes women look not so bright. Have a great day!

50's Girl
50's Girl

You and Paul are precious together. Best wishes for continued happiness.

Camber
Camber

Your my favorite! And your husband and you are funny with each other I love it! Your awesome and I admire how much you have accomplished and not become an idiot Beverly Hills woman.

Mandie96125
Mandie96125

I would have to say you are my favorite of the Housewife's. I love the fact that you do NOT flaunt your money. You have money, yet, you never verbally reminded us about that, like the other housewife's have (and you are probably the one with the most LOL). You are SO down to earth and act like an everyday person. I hope you do get into the fashion business; it would be great to make the prices affordable so the average folks can purchase. I also LOVE the relationship with your husband. I can so much relate.

Mandie96125
Mandie96125

I would have to say you are my favorite of the Housewife's. I love the fact that you do NOT flaunt your money. You have money, yet, you never verbally reminded us about that, like the other housewife's have (and you are probably the one with the most LOL). You are SO down to earth and act like an everyday person. I hope you do get into the fashion business; it would be great to make the prices affordable so the average folks can purchase. I also LOVE the relationship with your husband. I can so much relate.

maureen leibovitz
maureen leibovitz

well Adreinne you did it again,thats why they give tax breaks to married couples. My husband was on the floor with laughter. We love you and your hubby.

Lori58
Lori58

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.

BET MAX!
BET MAX!

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!

Heather Rancho Cucamonga Ca.
Heather Rancho Cucamonga Ca.

Adriaenne,

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.

damredhed
damredhed

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...

Susie Q.
Susie Q.

Adrienne, I like your down to earth attitude and your no nonsense approach to life.

Bee0109
Bee0109

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... :)

EquestrianWomen
EquestrianWomen

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???

Maggie's Mom
Maggie's Mom

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.

Bren1
Bren1

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!

fran williams
fran williams

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!

feduphousewife
feduphousewife

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.

Kim30
Kim30

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!

ADDICTEDhousewife:)
ADDICTEDhousewife:)

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!

CCinME
CCinME

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!!!

WF
WF

We love your "down-to-earth" demeanor, even though you are extremely fortunate to be well off.

mom in de
mom in de

It's great to see a woman of means and power who still acts like she could be the neighbor to any us.

rhwotx
rhwotx

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!

Lydia F
Lydia F

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!

Vee Lu
Vee Lu

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!

kim from grosse ile
kim from grosse ile

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. =)

TSanchez
TSanchez

OMG I agree the dress was smokin HOTTTTTTT!!! She looked awesome!!!

karlacn
karlacn

you are my favorite relationship of all to watch -- love!

You Made Me Blog
You Made Me Blog

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.

zocola
zocola

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.

beLove
beLove

Adrienne, Just want to know if you are Russian.

Mum
Mum

...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.

Mum
Mum

Might I suggest a 'nose guard.'

Paul the Dentist
Paul the Dentist

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!