Adrienne Maloof

Adrienne discusses her place in the Kim/Kyle conflict, and how you can find her in the off-season.

on Feb 3, 20110

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!

XOXOX,

Adrienne

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!

269 comments
Khhaty
Khhaty

Adrienne Maloof and her husband do not seem to have a warm and equal relationship. They argue constantly and you see no intimacy. Strangely this has never been adressed on the show or reunion. Why is that? Was it stopped by them?

Also: in the show you do not see much personal things about Adrienne Maloof. She is like a side-character, decor, and honestly, because of that not very interesting.

Greetings from Holland X

Pburgh
Pburgh

I really like your husband and I liked you at the beginning of the season. Toward the end, you turned into a real pain in the neck and can't stand the way you're acting on the reunion shows. Nasty and downright mean.

disappointedincolo
disappointedincolo

I so loved you last year...so much respect for you and your attitude as well as choices...this year not so much. You seemed very catty and judgemental especially towards Lisa...I believed every word when she defended herself to you. I think you just may end up owing her a HUGE apology. Check your sources again...then find some new sources to check. I feel you were easily misled. I do like how you stood up to Taylor on behalf of Camille. I wish Taylor were not a part of the show...nor Kyle..very toxic personalities. Please go back to the person that you personified during season 1. You were very likeable then. You hurt Lisa alot, and only saw what she did to you...not what you may have done to her...and it seemed like a pretty distorted view at that.

majvor karlsson
majvor karlsson

i sittin here in Sweden and loking at you all and dont understan whay you nid to bee chaldish and not freinds to all. You have a life that the most of us only can dream on. i like the program i see and f one day i wish i can live that live you do. you have a wonderful house sweet children. i have never bee in Amerika and i think you never have see Sweden. sorry i spell bad English but i wish you all happyness

Anna D.
Anna D.

Adrienne:

Your are the one with wisdom and reason. Don't change.

Viewersheshe88
Viewersheshe88

I adore Adrienne she the realest and most honest of them all watch ouy for Kyle she is a Snake

LongIslandKatie
LongIslandKatie

YOU have become my favorite housewife...peorid!!!

You definatly are classy, beautiful, and I admire the fact that you are so good at all the things I am not, such as running multiple busnisses (sounds like a small word in this case), and so educated, which was obvious even before I read all of your credentials...you are fantastic to watch, and your husband is fantastic too. LOVED how he was involved in the explaination to Kims erratic behavior, it played out well, especially after he said that she sounded intoxicated in the first episode of the season.

You are a strong woman, someone that I would want my daughter to be like. I mean, we don't come from money, but your education, take charge attitude, and ability to,"evaluate the situation", before reacting policy...I think that you just inspired me to get some martial arts lessons going for her!

Much Love!!!

-Katie XO

Kimber Smith
Kimber Smith

Adrienne I feel you and your husband are the truest couples on the show, I'll keep this simple and to the point. I'm going through some negative times right now in my life & watching you gives me so much strength , you really have no clue how watching you be so mentally strong is helping me. Thank you.

jacquelines
jacquelines

Adrienne, I didnt like the 1 episode when you and your husband were in the limo and that he was arguing with you and complaining with you over the game. And then that kim was not on her way yet that was just something very weird and freaky for me and to me. You 2 seem to me like a great couple but when arguments come at the way u both got to calm down. You 2 should be more like kyle and her husband cause i havent seen them arguing nor discussin at all. Good luck on anything or everything that you do and see ya next year or next month ! god bless!

Princess Marie
Princess Marie

Hi Adrienne Love you and Lisa you lady's are classy all the way

Xxx

Steve Bond
Steve Bond

I really couldn't understand you bragging about the Angel champaign. It must have been paid or in kind product placement, however, those comments by you on how much it cost were not consistent with your inner self. It's so crass to talk about what things cost that I almost coughed up my desert that i was eating when you went into that diatribe about the champaign. I'd really like to know the back story on that. My mother would be turning over in her grave if I brought up money in any setting.

housewifeinohio
housewifeinohio

Adrienne, I agree with another viewer about your husband. You don't seem to have too much respect for him onscreen. I'd like to see more affection between the two of you. Is two hours really too much time to spend together!? I think you're great and you and Lisa seem to be the more down to earth ladies.

Viewer in Texas
Viewer in Texas

Adrienne, is it just me or am I the only one who thinks you are too often inconsiderate to your husband. YOU sit at the head of the dinner table while your husband sits at the side; YOU make the toasts while he listens, YOU get upset if your husband says or does anything that you think is not right (which happens more than not)...I don't know...is this what classy is all about? You are so understanding when it comes to the rest of the cast members...why can't you treat your husband with the same respect. He's great. Sorry, but I just don't see this as as you kidding around anymore.

Elizabethsheila
Elizabethsheila

I have to say I enjoy watching you and your husband's quarrels. I find it so intertaining. I must say I was horrified at Ken sitting at the dinner table with his dog and then when he let the dog drink out of your glass I freaked out. I would have died if someone would have done that at my house. How horrible to have no respect for you and your husband. I lost a lot of respect for them last night. And I felt for you. Your expression showed it all, lol.

WestTexasDude
WestTexasDude

Adrienne! You are such a shining example of a human being! You certainly do not lack the courage of your convictions. I know you are originally from New Mexico as are my parents (Las Vegas New Mexico) and I would love to see some New Mexican cuisine prepared by your chef. He is pretty funny by the way. I like him. Thank you for sharing your amazing life with us.

Mrs. Beverly D
Mrs. Beverly D

Dear Adrienne, You're a class act lady! I love you! I can't wait to watch you all this season. I'm sorry about Russell. May he rest in peace. I know you all will be there for Taylor and her precious little angel. God Bless!

Sharni
Sharni

Hi Adrienne, Although the episodes are a little late arriving here in Australia, the reunion special of season 1 is to be shown next week. I've thoroughly enjoyed watching the show. In particular the interaction between yourself and your husband. You guys remind me so much of myself and my late husband. Bringing back many many great memories and laughter. The finances may be a little different but real honest true love always looks the same in any light. Look forward to your down to earth voice of reason in next season's show.

Maggie May
Maggie May

Adrienne, you & Kim are my fav housewives. Don't change. YOu and your husband are hilarious and you are very kind and down-to-earth.

A little late
A little late

Classy Classy Classy you are! You are the best Adrienne.

GothamGirl
GothamGirl

Adrienne, You are my favorite! You have the most hysterical relationship with your husband! The poking that goes on, on both sides, seems like it's all in fun, and quite healthy. You seem like a great mom, and maybe should try for a girl? Boy would she be lucky! I have admired your ability to stay out of the fights. Love Lisa, and Kyle, and have trouble with Camille and Taylor. In my opinion, their lifestyles have changed who they think they are, but not who they actually are.

MaryUK
MaryUK

I watched the show from here in the UK, i just came across it by accident one night, you came across as, as some have already said, a CLASS act!!!! Money cant buy class, you have it or not!!! I was touched, happy but not surprised at the kindness you showed to Kim, Kyle talks to her and treats her like trash, i actually spoke to my own sister about the way Kyle treats Kim, we both agreed that if one has a problem with a sister we would NEVER confront them in front of others, Kyle had a nasty habit of making snide put downs to Kim in front of EVERYONE, NOT NICE and NOT classy!!! I think Taylor, Kyle, Lisa AND Kyle are worth watching (keeping a close eye on) not in a good way!!!

Lynne C.
Lynne C.

Since you and your family are so fortunate in many ways, would your husband consider providing his services as a Pastic Surgeon for me for free. I will be 50 this year and need a lot of work.

Hamsmom
Hamsmom

I think you are the classiest and most sincere of all the ladies of all the Housewives locations.

Florida_Gal
Florida_Gal

Dear Adrienne

Mastering the moment... you do it so well. I LOVE LOVE LOVE watching you. I watched one season of the other shows NYC, NJ & DC and decided to not watch anymore because of the meanness.

For me, I just want to relax at the end of the day and watch some fun and fluff. If there is drama, then let it be about becoming a better person. Not tearing people down. By then, I had decided 'no more'. Then a friend sent a message stating that her son had played/written the music for the show and to watch. Despite some of the craziness that erupted, you and Lisa kept me intrigued. The crazier the others got, the more I got to see your restraint and discipline. Everyone talks about the plastic surgery but fake or real it's still just the outside. To me, you are truly a beauty because you have wisdom, health and a genuine concern for others. And as someone who has been married just over 20 years, your interactions with Paul are h-i-l-a-r-i-o-u-s.

jademicia
jademicia

your amazing, you and lisa are the best.

Janis Moakler
Janis Moakler

Hi Adrienne,

I hope all is well with you and yours. I admired you very much. You're very classy and dignified and very much the peacemaker. Please let the other BH wives know that I enjoyed the Beverly Hills series more than any other. You were all most interesting and the nicest in comparison to the wives of NY, D.C., Atlanta, Miami, Orange County, etc. Kindest regards, Janis Moakler

Mary Ann
Mary Ann

Hi Andrienne, Hope all is well. In one of the show's episodes, I noticed that you had a dress framed in your bathroom. It looked like it was your wedding gown. I'm completely in love with the idea and was wondering if you can recommend your vendor. I love my wedding gown and want to be able to enjoy it more than just putting it away in a box in a closet. Thank you so much and I can't wait to see more of you and the all of the other RHOBH girls. :O)

~Mary Ann

Mary Ann
Mary Ann

Hi Andrienne, Hope all is well. In one of the show's episodes, I noticed that you had a dress framed in your bathroom. It looked like it was your wedding gown. I'm completely in love with the idea and was wondering if you can recommend your vendor. I love my wedding gown and want to be able to enjoy it more than just putting it away in a box in a closet. Thank you so much and I can't wait to see more of you and the all of the other RHOBH girls. :O)

~Mary Ann

ocgreengoddess
ocgreengoddess

I totally love you. That is all. :) And your dresses are the best. cheers!

nataliagold
nataliagold

i have the biggest girl crush on adrienne. she is so amazing. but i do want to say that i do not think it is fair that kyle is so criticized. it is truly exhausting to deal with an alcoholic. you are frustrated with them, they can beemotionally draining too.poor kyle seems to have her fands full in having to take care of kim. kim doesn't seem to realize how emotionally hard that can be.

annemsqueen
annemsqueen

Love the way you handle yourself your a preety cool lady . I like you n Lisa the best and. You avoid the bs and you seem sincere and real but also like you won't put up with the nonsence ;)

Judy Hannon
Judy Hannon

Dear Adrienne, Hi, my name is, Judy Hannon, noone of your stature but a great fan. I love the way you and your husband comunicate. You make a great couple. I hope your friend, Charlie lets you into his ptivate life. He needs people just to let him be! Let him talk get whatever he needs deep inside and I mean deep! If you can get him to a place were he can trust you.I know it's the hardest thing to do. He trusts you and your husband. I hope he will ask help from you . The only thing you can do right now , is pray listen and hope for the best. I hope we don't lose another great actor!

Sincerly concerend, Judy

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Debbie Young
Debbie Young

Adrienne, you are the best!

I loved watching you & your husband this season, i admire you so much...you are class, charm, witty,elegant,sense of humor, fighter, and a warm loving mother, wife, and loyal friend!

I hope to see another season of TRHOBH with you on it.

p.s. I just watched Andy and their was a comparison, that she " THWOM" looked like you!... How insulting it was to me to hear that!!! You are beautiful and i hope everyone who heard that said ARE YOU KIDDING ME! I just have to say this because there is NO comparison! I was shocked when i heard it and was curious what you and everyone eles thought about the comment?

Bless you & your family. much love Adrienne... a fan and supporter,

Debbie Young

Debbie Young
Debbie Young

Adrienne, you are the best!

I loved watching you & your husband this season, i admire you so much...you are class, charm, witty,elegant,sense of humor, fighter, and a warm loving mother, wife, and loyal friend!

I hope to see another season of TRHOBH with you on it.

p.s. I just watched Andy and their was a comparison, that she " THWOM" looked like you!... How insulting it was to me to hear that!!! You are beautiful and i hope everyone who heard that said ARE YOU KIDDING ME! I just have to say this because there is NO comparison! I was shocked when i heard it and was curious what you and everyone eles thought about the comment?

Bless you & your family. much love Adrienne... a fan and supporter,

Debbie Young

Sabrina Sabala
Sabrina Sabala

FAB- Andrienne,

You are such a positive friend and really do listen. You have an awesome heart and seem to really keep it all together. When I saw you'r I was like WOW- he is HOT and has a great career. Also, you always look so hot too. U rock!!! Love U and Lisa, Sabrina:)

dkassssssssss
dkassssssssss

Adrieene when u said in the beginning of the show "money is what i have NOT who Iam" i laughed well now im laughin at myself u trully are what u said. U also have so much common sence that no money can buy. Love ur family and wish u trully nothin but Greatest Health.

Denese A.
Denese A.

I'm from Albuquerque, NM ...The Maloof family has always been Good to our city/state....I'm wondering why our state has yet to be mentioned?...Your family, afterall....is a Godsend.

Viewer7
Viewer7

you are a class act. I love the interaction you have with your hubby, and how you handle yourself. I think you're fabulous. You and Liza are the best and I can see why you two are good friends. Cream rises to the top. Watch out for the two bottom feeders, Taylor and Camille. I look forward to seeing you next season, you rock!

little blue haired cat lady
little blue haired cat lady

I enjoyed watching each and every one of you and you all touched my heart! I wish the best for all and hope that you all return soon! I can't wait for season 2!

Annie111
Annie111

Adrienne you rock! I love your husband too! Please come back next season it wouldn't be right not having you on there!

Stacy Williams
Stacy Williams

You are a fabulous woman! I'm so sad that the first season is over. I loved your fashion sense the most. When I saw the tinsel in your hair I immediately ordered some and had my hairstylist tie them in for me. I LOVE them! I've gotten so many compliments on them, and I always reply "Adrienne on RHOBH wears them in her hair and she's fabulous!" Now if I could only find a pair of those amazing shoes you wore to Kyle's party??? My husband was sitting beside me while watching that episode, and when the camera zoomed in on your shoes, I had a fit and yelled out, "I LOVE those! My husband just shook his head and said,"Here you go again. I guess you're going to be on the internet all night looking for you a pair too huh?" LOL I really hope you do return for another season or preferably every season. You are an amazing woman!

a true fan !!!!!
a true fan !!!!!

You and Lisa are great. You two are the BEST of all the Housewives on ALL of the Housewives shows.

ViewerMary
ViewerMary

Adrienne I love love love you on the show. You showed class and intelligence and I really hope that you will be on next season's show. You make the show worth watching.

Stsha
Stsha

Adrienne, you are calm, cool, collected and definitely rose above the rest on RHOBH. You really set an example the rest of the cast could benefit from: how to behave!

Stephanie55
Stephanie55

I love you on the show. You are my favorite. You try not to get in with all the drama. your the best.

Kiesel
Kiesel

Andrienne,

You maybe the smartest, classiest one in the bunch, but you could have done one thing differently in the limo fight and therefore bear a little responsibility in things going wrong. You assumed that just getting the sisters talking would lead them to resolving their issues. You assumed that they know how to communicate. You should have realized from the Dinner from Hell party that Kyle communicates like a middle-schooler, who yelling, spits out insults, talking over the other, and makes threats. You were probably thinking of a calm cool discussion, but that can't happen without ground rules and non-inflammatory language, especially with Kyle. Kim was willing to communicate, but she also told you that she doesn't like confrontations -- and Kyle is a big part of that. You should have either set up ground rules to the discussion (which really takes a therapist to manage) or forced Kyle out of the limo, either by texting her husband to get her or something of that nature. Naturally the outcome isn't your fault. You did you're best in a horrible situation. I am glad that you stood up for Kim. She obviously need protecting.

Shannan
Shannan

I completely respect you and the way you handle yourself on the show.

Sherry
Sherry

I think you have real class and it's so good to see that on a reality tv show. Thanks for being the real person you are.

A fan
A fan

You are one of my personal favorites, full of class and diplomacy. You can hold your head up high about how you have represented yourself throughout the show. I , like many women watching the show grew to admire you. I hope we see you on the show in the future, as you are a wonderful addition, but either way, you can rest assured that you gained many fans in the last season. Take care, from a fan from the Valley.

Redlands Viewer
Redlands Viewer

I totally agree! Adrienne, you and Lisa are both my favorites too!! You girl's are real and humble, with the greatest attitudes! Never fake and always real....stay Gorgeous!