I have to be honest: writing this blog today is a pretty emotional experience for me. When I look back on where this whole journey started, I can't believe how much has happened! I remember all of the debates I had with myself and my family about doing this show and opening up our lives for the cameras. And I'm glad to say that for us this experience has been rewarding (yet exhausting!).
I know I haven't commented too much on what happened towards the end of the season in the limousine, and there is a reason for that. I was raised in a family that is both large and close-knit, and while it's wonderful and something I'm grateful for, it also means that I know what conflict with the ones you love feels like. It's one thing to argue with a stranger, but another thing entirely to argue with someone you love. I jumped in when I did because I felt that Kim needed to speak up, and I didn't think that she could in that environment.
When Kyle came towards Kim for whatever reason I think my training and instincts kicked in, and I was between the two of them before I knew it. I've spent a long time practicing martial arts, and one thing that I've learned is that it's about mastering the moment -- making the best choices in every moment to minimize conflict and aggression while working towards resolution and harmony. Martial arts helps you to step back and evaluate a conflict before entering into it, and I think because the art is such a huge part of my life that the ability to stay out of the fray came more naturally. It is definitely a skill that I want to pass onto my children.
For Kyle and Kim to have this painful time in their lives playing out in front of the cameras is something I can truly empathize with. Fear and hurt often make us say things we regret, and I honestly believe that in the end, they will find themselves in a place of both love and forgiveness.
In the beginning, I think that each one of us had an idea of what we would show to the cameras and how we would act, but as time goes on you have to let your guard down and just live your life. This season was real and honest, gritty, and painful, but for most of us I think there were some really joyous moments too. I had a BLAST bringing the ladies to The Palms and to the Kings game, and sharing those parts of my life with both my friends and everyone watching. I’ve been so grateful for the incredibly kind, generous, and effusive comments that I've received both here and via Twitter, and they have definitely made me try even more to set forth the things my family has worked so hard to stand for over the years.
Some of you have said thank you for a great season, and I'd like to return that sentiment. Thank YOU for watching us, experiencing the ups and downs with us and especially for all of the enthusiasm, love, and support you've shown me. Hope to see you next year!
P.S. I'm still on Twitter – so hang out with me during the off-season at @AdrienneMaloof. Also, don't forget to check out my new website that will launch in the next two weeks at www.adriennemaloof.com. Love you all!
Thank goodness for your maturity, grace and your kindness toward Kim. She needed someone like you to intervene
Adrienne you are a classy lady. When you state that you have money but money isn't who you are you mean it. You show people that it's not the money that buys hapiness. Regarding Kim and Kyle, you handled the situation the correct way. I have four sister and would never allow anyone to come between us. Regardless if Kim has a problem or not. Based on what this viewer saw Taylor is an instigator. Taylor needs to concentrate on her marriage and allow Kim and Kyle to sort things out on their own.
Adrienne you have so much class...and a level head on your shoulders. I have enjoyed watching you and your family show us a life that we would never otherwise get to see. I did wonder about your answer to Kim on the reunion show when someone suggested you set Kim up with one of your single brothers. It looked like you were put on the spot.
Just LOVE you! To see a housewife be so kind, caring and come to Kim's rescue was so refreshing- and speaks volumes for you as a person. Love watching you and your husband together. I think you seem to be a favorite to just about all the viewers! Thank you for such an enjoyable season!
I really hope their is a 2nd season and you and your husband decide to sign on. Now that the drama has simmered maybe they can show the more intresting aspects of each of your lives, the "housewife" side i'd really enjoy seeing you're juggle of home, work, charitiable endeavors and broad social circle. Thanks for setting the right example, demonstrating grace in tough situations and remaining humble. THAT was the most powerful lesson from your families story line in this season. You go girl!
Adrienne, You were a beautiful example of a strong, caring woman this season. You didn't succumb to the cattiness or the mean girl tactics. Thank you for being a friend to Kim when she needed one. You are brave enough to be your own person....BRAVO!! Wishing you and Paul and your boys much happiness in the future.
You have been a delight to watch and I applaud you for being there for Kim. It has been wonderful getting a glimpse into your life. I do hope to watch you again and I love the tinsel.
The one thing about this season that will haunt me until it otherwise changes is that from a viewers point of view, you all seem to let Taylor get away with things I would never let my gf's get away with. I am taking into consideration that she is your neighbor...and u have to deal with that. I just think at the reunion someone other than Kim, should have spoke up and said directly to Taylor, "u caused the drama at your party" , I feel like if u are real friends then telling Taylor she is out of line shouldnt be a problem. I say this to you because Lisa's attempt at trying to get Taylor own up to her role in the drama was deflected back at Kim. Please hang around for another season and I am so happy to watch u and your family ...Goodluck with kids and Dr. Nassif!
Adrienne, you have been great on the show. So glad that you supported Kim at the end. She really needed that extra understanding on her side. We dont know the details of her and Kyle's relationship, but can see that neither are handling it in a healthy way. Please be there as a non bias 3rd party if you can. Love you and Paul. The back and forth is fun to watch and way to protect your children. Their faces do not need to be out 'there'. You are a class act all the way!!!
Love you the most!!! Thank you for being part of the Beverly Housewives. Have you, Kyle, Lisa or Faye stopped to question how Camille would have possible known that the four of you were watching her video on Kyle's phone while you were in the limo? Remember who else was in the limo.... oh, yes... Taylor!!!
The High Desert Housewife, Syndee
Consistently classy, even with the tinsel in your hair. I can't think of a better way to channel outrageous choices. Perhaps your fellow housewives could consider doing the same. I also love your authentically comical and loving relationship with Paul!
Adrienne, I love your classy style. Where do you get your clothes? Your husband is so HOT!!!!! Where's he from, and does he have any brothers?
You are the best housewife of all the house wifes series and you are the class act all the other women should try to be Love you and hope you come back if there is a second season, but if you dont is becasue you do have so much more class then the others. Weel I do like Lisa too.
You may own the Kings, but honey, you're the Queen.
Thank you for what class, elegance, and humility should look like.
You may own the Kings, but honey, you're the Queen.
Thank you for what class, elegance, and humility should look like.
You just have class and wit and smarts and hadnled all situations with the girls this way. Best to you.
You are the classiest of the ladies. Thank goodness you were there to protect Kim that night in the limo. Kyle was out of control. It was a pleasure watching you and Paul all season..you guys obviously have a close and fun relationship. You were the voice of reason (and also lots of fun!) The rest of the ladies could have all taken lessons from you. See you in Season 2.
What a class act! Who would have thought you & Paul would be the most down to earth... Thanks, it was great watching you & maybe you can teach the other ladies a few things.
Adrienne, I have watched all the different housewife series and I have to say that I think that you are probably my husband and my favorite housewife overall. I know that you are fortunate to have lots of money and a beautiful family but you don't act like you think you are better than anyone else. I really like that you don't get involved in all the drama ( I know makes for good TV) but you rise above all this with your self control (something a lot of us need to learn). I hope to see you back again next season .
Adrienne, You are wonderful---I'm so glad you were on the real housewives, and you are an excellent role model for young women---AND for grown up women!!! I've learned from you--in how to pick my fights and keeping my mouth closed if the situation doesn't need my opinion in it!! I adore your husband and wish you two the best!!! I hope you will consider being on the housewives next season. Please continue to befriend Kim, she needs you!!!
Adrienne, Please encourage Kim to post her websites and information about her jewerly line and water bottle line. We really want to know!!!!!!
Adrienne, you and Lisa are my favorites... The calm in the storm and very entertaining and whitty! Hope to see you back next season. :)
I must say you have been the only one that was actually nice to kim, and didn't try and make her look bad like taylor, and lisa since the publics view of kyle is so bad. I truly hope you are a friend to Kim, with a sister like kyle she truly needs someone to turn to. I have enjoyed watching you, as a career girl, I love to she successful women doing there thing. Look forward to seeing the next season.
You are such a class act Adrienne! Always composed, sincere and genuine. Lots of love to you & the family.
Adrienne: You are so genuine, loving, caring and an incredible woman. I feel hopeful that Kim will find her POWER with someone like you in her corner.
I admire and respect you very much.
You are a lovely and calming presence on the RHOB, and I for one am grateful that you were a part of the season. These girls could all learn a lot from you. Thank you for sharing your life with us...it is such a sweet life!
Really enjoyed getting to know you this season! You represented yourself really well brought a calm and balance to the mix.
I love you Adrienne! You are the Switzerland of the show and I think you are amazing. You and Paul make me laugh and I can't wait for Season 2! I hope your German Shepard is doing great as well!!
I love you Adrienne! You and your husband are so CUTE to watch. You are truly the classy lady that everyone needs to look up to! I admire everything about you! Please come back next season...you are too Beautiful to not be on the show!! I would love to watch more of you and Paul...you guys are HILARIOUS!! Love, love you guys! XOXOXO Till next Season!
I think you are pretty awesome!! You know who you are and what you stand for and you live your life with good strong values. I am sure all of this has been difficult at some points for you. But in all of these ugly situations, you shined through as the voice (frequently the ONLY voice) of reason, respect, and strength.
I think you stand as a role model, not only to the other ladies on ROBH, but ALL of the Real Housewives, and the rest of us Housewives in America.
Kudos to you girl. You should be very proud of yourself!!
Adrienne, Thank goodness for you! It's been fun getting to know you through the tube. We every day folks enjoy seeing how the other half lives. And I have to tell you, after that Dinner Party with Allison, the Trip to New York and that limo ride to Hell and back. I'm glad I'm a nobody. Just watching all that made my jaw drop. My friends and I said, we'd better stay on this side of the world. I guess you can laugh about it now that it's over. Paul is a funny guy and you two are lot's of fun to watch and listen to. I can see how much he love's you. Men are physical and women are emotional. I hope all your new ventures are a success and we will visit you on the Twitter and your new website. We wish you the best of luck! Take care and God bless. xoxo
Adrienne, I think you did something wonderful for Kim and you should be proud of yourself (and your martial arts) for having the instinct to step in and protect. You seem to enjoy yourself, share your life and that of your family, yet you're wise enough to remain on the periphery of all the nonsense. Wise woman! I certainly laughed at you and your husband because you're right-you're "relatable." Cute couple, really! Enjoy the break! I think even the viewers appreciate some time to let things cool. Whew! As enjoyable as some of the episodes were, there were so many low points! Take care!!!
Adrienne, I think you and Paul are a terrific couple! My husband and I often communicate in the same manner and we have been married for 26 years!
I am glad you were with Kim in the limo...I hate to think what might have happened to her if you were not there because Kyle was not in control of herself. You are truly the voice of reason in this cast and have become my favorite housewife!
P.S. Your children are adorable!
As always, your grace and compassion stand tall. Integrity is something that few people understand and live by. However, you beautifly exemplifly how to live your life by that standard. I hope that viewers can see past all the drama, and take away the desire to become better people. When people hear Beverly Hills, they think money, jewels, parties, etc; but you said it best. "Money is what I have, not who I am." Thank you for not only saying it, but for living it, out loud! Can't wait to see you in Season 2! Paul's adorable, may your union always be blessed, and sprinkled in humor!