I suppose if you gather a group of women who have just spent a tumultuous few months together, it's never going to be completely pleasant when you start to dissect how the relationships unfolded. I wasn't expecting it to be an easy reunion, but at the end of the day, I knew the most important thing for all of us would be honesty.
Over the last two years, you have seen me in some great moments and in some tough ones. The one thing that has always worked for me is to be straight up. It's not always an easy choice to just lay things on the line, especially when you're telling someone you care about that you feel hurt or vulnerable because of their actions. I've been fortunate in that people usually view me as being strong, but I'm human too and I also have those moments of being sensitive.
Please remember you only see a fractional portion of our lives and our relationships. There were moments occurring behind the scenes as well that were causing hurt feelings amongst all of the ladies. That being said, I didn't think it was an irresolvable situation by any means. When you put it into perspective, there are real issues that people are struggling with in today's society. This was something that I considered to be a minor bump in the road, and I expected we'd move on from all of this once we talked about it.
So I felt that clearing the air was worth it, for all of us. This is an amazing group of women who are far better off enjoying each other's company than fighting.
Ultimately, those who know me also know that resolution was always my goal. What I have taken from all of this is that maybe my approach was too direct in this situation, and in the future there will be times when a softer approach is a better idea. I value my friendship with Lisa, and I'm looking forward to moving on in a positive direction with all of my fellow 'Wives -- who I truly think are brilliant, talented, and beautiful.
Just as importantly, I am fortunate to have fans who inspire me on a daily basis. Thank you for all of the kindness and support you have given me throughout this entire Housewives experience.
I just saw the previews for next weeks show. All I can say is wow. I can't believe how you and your husband like to talk about everyone else, then when they say anything to you for what you said you and Paul blow up.
I don't know this woman but this show makes her look worse and worse with every episode. Adrienne whinning and complaining about Lisa not showing interest in her is childish in and of itself. She looks like a 50 something year old child crying and complaining. Geeze enough already. I thought this woman was so amazing until the reunion last season and I was hoping she would show us a side of her that was more professional...all I am seeing now is a backstabbing gossip spreading whinger. Please make this your final season Adrienne, you look really sour.
I think your shoe line is amazing, whether people cannot afford them, at least they can get inspired by your impeccable style to update their own wardrobes. Your qualities and traits I find empowering and inspiring. Yes women you see as a strong woman, but it takes a real person to admit they are human. Being human as in having feelings and at times sensitive. That there says alot about your personality. Whether people want to look down on you for being so direct, what other approach is there? I find people who are direct, blunt and straight foward successful and ambitious. You are ambitious, driven, talented, gorgeous, and blessed. Some people cannot cope with that becuase they have been hired to make other people's dreams a reality. Your family came, conquered, established themselves, and now you all have this empire to maintain and you are doing a great job. People should focus on the positive and look at the hardwork your family puts into all the business ventures you guys carry out. Whatever happened between your spouse and you is non of our business. It's unfortunate that its televised for the world to see. I dont see why people can't just stand back and respect your privacy. They can at least give the support needed in those kinds of family situations. Continue to stay the focused business woman that you are. Looking forward to seeing you on RHOBH season 3 :)
Thanks for reading this. I really think you are empowering for woman in the business world. I have to admit I only know of you through this show, but like your style. With that said, if you are about empowering woman, then you really should shoot from the hip so to speak with your friends too. Lisa seems to me to be genuine. So if I had heard someone tell me she sold a story, I would have confronted her straight on. I hope that you two have moved beyond this. Also, I don't like the previews of the new season, too much fighting. Very sad, and I hope too that your home is okay,
I dont think youre real and honest in anyway whatsoever. Very sly how you used your chef to get at Lisa last season. Sadly your popularity and credibility has nosedived on the show. I wish you were not brought back season 3 but its too late now. But no season 4, please God.
I agree. She started out so well but I think we are seeing what she is really like...when she is more comfortable with the camera crew around her after a couple of seasons she lets her guard down and this is the real Adrienne. The real Adrienne who is apparently greedy, jealous, childish, petty and annoying. I agree, please let her go after this season for her own sake. Her name Maloof will be associated with negative feelings.
I really just wanna say. I think adriane is absalutly wonderfull. Shes so real and honest. It dosent show that youa are a milioner frOm beverly hils because you dont act like this and thats hard to find.
Please take my advice of someone who has been married for42 years....DO NOT stay married for the children's benefit. My husband &I were from parents who dispised each other. My brother &I have memories of crying at night with pillows over our heads to keep from hearing the yelling and arguing going on. We would beg our parents to get a divorce. Children learn from early on if their parents love each other or not. Another tip I have always used throughout the years...when I was ready to leave him...I would make up a list of his positive and negative attributes....I always said if the negatives out way the positives...I would leave. The never did...and now many years later I am thankful and very happy.
I hope you work it out. Paul seems to try really hard. I think you will be sorry Adrienne when you realize there are not many nice guys out there. Be nicer to Paul. ;)
Paul & Adrienne, I hope you will both take time and reflect on your life together. What brought you together in the first place? What is important to you? Your faith and your children should be the most important thing, other than each other...along with extended family. Money and the things it can buy are nice, but it cannot compare to time with each other and your children. What are they going to remember? Dad & Mom always working and buying them things or spending quality time with them? Nine years is a long time to stay together to just give up and throw in the towel. My husband and I have been together almost 40 years, and NO, it hasn't always been easy. No one goes through their entire life without pain, heartache, loss, financial problems or health issues. We have had to endure a lot in those years...moving around in the military, getting out and not having a job for 4 months, and one parent had a major heart attack and nearly died during this time, too. Several years later, we were both out of work at the same time, no less...and had teenagers at that time. We were wondering if we would be able to send them to college or even have enough to pay our bills. You have both worked really hard to get where you are and are entitled to buy what you want to get with it, but also remember that children grow up, parents are not always going to be with us (my husband and I have both lost parents), and what are we doing to make lasting memories for our children? Divorce has affected our extended family and it caused lots of bitterness and hard feelings between ex-spouses. Their children have suffered greatly because of it. They grew up bitter with a stone wall around them...I guess thinking it will protect them from hurt. What is does is shut out the rest of the family who love them as well. I genuinely hope you can forgive each other and realize that money cannot buy happiness. I am very uncomfortable around people who are so formal all the time that they have to have every hair in place...and cannot relax at all. Their house has to be magazine perfect all the time, too. Why? Sure, it needs to be clean and presentable, but it doesn't have to be sterilized to the point that no one feels welcome. I honestly hope you can both forgive each other and work things out, if for no other reason than you have 3 beautiful sons who need BOTH of you. If not, I hope you can be civil to each other and never be negative around your children about their other parent. I wish you the best.
So sorry to hear to news of separation - I always thought you and Dr. Nassif were a 'real' couple. I guess it turns out you are. All the best to both of you, and your children.
Adrienne, you are a Lady - you are number one in the group, you never judge - you just listen, you are the best friend a girl can have and Brandi, I wished you could see the episode where she was bullied by the sisters when you had the lunch with Brandi.
Your husband is a teddybear, if you get tired send him to me in Sweden:))
Just go on being Adrianne, that is enough for a lot of us looking at the show...........have a nice summer. Bye from Li in Sweden
I think Adrienne is lovely! She was brought up with brothers and not sisters, so I think that is maybe why she is less catty and is more honest and direct in her approach. She is someone I'd love to have as a friend!! I felt for Taylor when Taylor was asking her to be Kennedy's god mother, because Adrienne seemed to be really matter of fact about it and quite unemotional in her refusal, but other than that, I think she's really nice!!
You can be honest without being cruel. There is a way to do it tactfully...and not hurt someone.
You have several successful family businesses and that is great, but you come across as, "too formal" to be a REAL friend to anyone. You seem to want, "every hair in place." Perfection is, "not comfortable" to be around. It would be like walking on eggshells all the time.
It bothers me greatly that you treat Paul like a child. You dismiss him many times as though he is of no value to you. Can't you ever relax? Does everything have to be scripted for you to get through a day? The simple things in life are what make it worthwhile. So what if you take a little bit out of your time to spend with your husband and children. They are what is most important, anyway. Extended family is, too...but the ones who live within the walls of your home should come first. Kids grow up very fast. I know. My YOUNGEST is over 30 now. You say they come first, but you seem to have regret when you say it...like it isn't how you genuinely feel.
Paul is just as successful as you, but at least he tries to have some fun. You don't have to be first in everything! When you become number one, the only place to move from there is down. You're supposed to be a TEAM. We (the viewers) can see that Paul adores you. Many women would give anything to have that kind of love. Never take your family for granted.
You do have a fierce loyalty to your brothers and your family business, and that is commendable, but trust them to be there when you can't. If you can't trust your family, you have even bigger problems. Loosen up a little.
Your shoe line seems to only be for wealthy women. No one else can even remotely afford them. I cannot wear high heels, anyway...and wouldn't, even if I could. The shoes are beautiful, but not very practical.
By the way, you owe Lisa an apology. Also, your chef Bernie: He seems MAD at the world ALL the time. What is his problem?
Boo Hiss to all the baseless attacking and getting your feelings hurt over the silliest things. * Crackpot and nude (not pink, not tan, not beige, not light carnation) hooves are not a slanderous big deal. * A girl should have her bach party anywhere she chooses. It is about her. * Do you care about other people's feelings or just your own?
I hate to do it but gotta jump on the band wagon. Shame on you for accusing Lisa about selling stories. Adrienne, you're better then that.
I love you think your the best!Im hoping to meet you one day soon over lunch and visit your husband for some help.
I love you think your the best!Im hoping to meet you one day soon over lunch and visit your husband for some help.
The bridal shower was all about Lisa's daughter not you promoting your hotel. How can you be hurt over something that has nothing to do with you.
Your Chef is entitled to his own opinions but not out loud or in front of the cameras or guests. Totally inappropriate.
Finally and the main key word is BRITISH HUMOR. Lisa is not american she has British Humor.
I think Lisa is the funniest. She has a great sense of humor...in any country, not to mention class. Adrienne was simply showing how jealous she is of Lisa with that nonsense at the reunion.
HDOG As a resident of Beverly Hills I must set the record straight about the feud between Lisa and Adrienne. Its starts with Lisa very cleverly using her appearance on RHOBH to turn her failing restaurants into hits. Before RHOBH Villa Blanca was always empty when I would walk by. It was one of many BH restaurants that were on the ropes due to the recession. After RHOBH Villa Blanca is doing a booming business as well as SUR. This is the reason ANY housewife does a reality show...they want to or need to make money. On the other hand Adrienne was supposedly the richest housewife when the series started. The financial facts quickly surfaced that the Maloofs are broke. Yes BROKE! They burned through more than a billion dollars in a few years. (Just Google 'Maloofs broke" and read the Wall Street Journal among other sources) They now own only 2% of the Palms. That's 26 rooms divided between four family members. It won't even pay for their gardening bills in Beverly Park. As with any small town (which Beverly Hills essentially is) everybody knows. And everyone reads the Wall Street Journal. To Adrienne's intense embarassment her formerly "poorer" neighbor Lisa is now much richer than she is. You can imagine how the dynamics have changed. All those little slights are magnified in light of the devastating financial reality. Suddenly, a small matter like not having the bachlorette at the Palm, or calling Jackpot "crackpot" or the Maloof hoof, is magnified to represent every attack to Adrienne's financial and social position in the BH hierarchy. And that's the real story behind Lisa and Adrienne's "feud".
After watching the reunion part two, I felt like you brought Brandi on the show as a good friend and to be nice, but after watching the show I felt like Brandi totally stabbed you in the back! She had no right to butt into someone else's business that wasn't her own. I give props to you, Kyle, and Taylor for holding your ground against her. And I also felt like the only reason Lisa was backing Brandi up was because she knew that she had done wrong to some of the girls on the show. You were defiantly one of my favorites this season and loved seeing you defend for what you truly believed in!
Adrienne, you were actually a favorite of mine but that has since changed. I cannot believe the way you treated Lisa! So what if she didn't use your hotel, you just sat there and made accusations. I thought you had more class but no your no different from all the others. I hope you apologize, find peace in your life and enjoy it's blessings, rather than stir the pot.
Adrienne, You are one of the classiest and kindest women on the show. I absolutley understand where you were coming from regarding the choice of the other hotel over the Palms that Lisa made. This show is great "free" advertisement and promotion for your businesses and Lisa knew that. She defintely had her new resturant featured several times!! Don't let all this bother you!! You and Paul are great and I will defintely come to the Palms next time my husband and I are in Vegas! Take care!
Please remember who you are. Kyle and Taylor are only elevating themselves by reducing you to their level. You obviously seem more comfortable in the business world than in the social world (that is a compliment). Not once did I think the Maloof Hoof made your shoe line seem less desireable, but your behavior on the reunion did. You are above that mean girl behavior please remember that.
You ask us to remember that we only see portions of the show, right? Well, maybe you should watch what we see and maybe you, should understand how childish you come accrossed to us! What buisness is it of yours where Lisa's daughter goes for her bachlorette party? It wasn't about you and your hotel it was about Pandora getting married. Who cares if your hotel didn't get plugged? As for the reunion, I was disgusted to see you attack Lisa over petty B.S for example the dogs and the pink shoes? Before you preach to others about understanding you should try it first start by doing something about the mutt using your husbands closet as a toilet. a nd pull the stick out of your arse every once in awhile!
Adrienne Do Not let these people vilify you! Of all the wives, you conduct yourself in such a graceful manner! You resect yourself & others. I love how you have used this platform to SHINE!! You're a class act and these women could learn from you. I really feel like your heart is in the right place with things. I enjoy supporting your show.... And if I could afford it, I'd support your shoes! Best wishes to you and yours!
It makes me sad that your relationship with Lisa is suffering. I could read it on both of faces, please fix the girlfriend love that you both still possess. How sad it was to watch it leave...
Oh addrienne I feel like you were drowning in everyones drama! You and Lisa are my absolute favorites, and to see the looks across tonights reunion 2, It makes me sad that I don't think the friendship will ever be the same. Buck up girls, its been a rough year on all of you, and the best thing you could do is get yourselves in a locked room, cry, yell, cuss and get it out....and emerge even more amazing women than what you are
Inner beauty is more than all the spas in the world.... work on yours..and try being a friend a real friend....you showed no class
you were so cruel to Lisa! I really thought you and Lisa were the only ones with any class, now I guess it is just Lisa.
THANK YOU DR.HEADDING!! Everytime I see that clip of A telling T that she is "having a nervous breakdown" I just cringe! I had always thought that she was the voice of reason who would diffuse tense situations....boy was I fooled!
In fact, my opinion of her changed on the first episode of season 2 when she showed her true colors by humiliating Paul at her dinner party because he was cutting up during her dinner toast - which by the way was generic and self serving. I was soooo uncomfortable just watching!! To me, that set the tone for the whole season...
I'm a little tired of the bad girls saying, "You didn't see everything that happened behind cameras." You're right and we didn't, so that isn't any reason to bring something that the audience didn't see up on camera. Logic like this isn't logical!
I sometimes liked you throughout this season and sometimes didn't. When I didn't, it was because you were the one escalating already emotional situations.
After the reunion though, I lost a lot of respect for you. Grow up, Adrienne.
I think people are being waaaay too hard on Adrienne! Adrienne has consistently been the mediator in this crazy group, and she's put out a million fires. Yes, maybe she handled certain situations poorly during the reunion, but that doesn't make her an inherently bad person and/or negate all the good she's done in the past. Adrienne, I still love you and admire you for often being the only person who keeps things sane! Can't wait to see you again next season!
I am amazed at all the negative comments...like all of you commenting are perfect?? I don't think so...Adrienne, you as well as all the other housewives are still people, with real feelings, NO ONE, I don't care who they are should be judging you. You were right when you said we only see a PORTION of the show, and lord knows that producers, cameramen, and whoever else is involved knows how to manipulate what's going on. You and Paul are so cute together, reminds me of my parents, they acted the same way around each other, and they loved each other immensely and they were married for 60 years!! Just keep being you. I wish you and all the housewives the best in whatever you do!
Why do you hate Brandi so much now? Weren't you the one who brought her to the show? Now thanks to you I'll have to watch her next season. She's so classless and vulgar.
So sad, Adrienne. We've all watched you and how you interact with Paul and your friends. You can't honestly expect us to believe that a tiny little comment like Maloof hoof or Crackpot would really hurt your feelings. You should be honest with yourself as to why you are really angry with Lisa instead of trying to nit pick and pass it off on to these tiny little jokes that everyone else seemed to understand but you.
Really what is up with you? You are ridiculous to think that Lisa's remarks were so hurtful. I think you need attention and are fishing for silly things. I found her remarks to be quite funny and we all know she was kidding. Who cares if she chose another venue for her daughters party! Stop being so greedy trying to always promote your hotels. You should focus on how your treat your husband. You are so controlling that I would be careful. You may lose a man who really cares about you but does not obviosly appreciate the way you treat him or for that matter speak about him. Husbands have feelings too. I would like to vote you, Kyle, and especially Taylor off the show. Tired of mean girls acting so innocent!
I am really disappointed in your behavior this season to the way you treat Paul to what you seem to get upset about from your friends to your accusations of Lisa. I don't think I could be your friend any longer the way you treat others. Time for some reflection.
You took a lot of cheap shots on Lisa this season and at the reunion. You seem to be able to dish it out but clearly can't take it. I think if you do "value your friendship with Lisa", you have a funny way of showing it! I am thankful I don't have any friends like you!
Accusing Lisa of that petty act of befriending Brandi only to 'put her on her side" - Honestly, I thought you were more mature by the way you handle business and how you helped everyone keep a clear head at the White Party by keeping Russell out when he was threatening lawsuits. Now we know Taylor complained to him about anyone who she was angry with - so transparent now, first Lisa, then Camille. Taylor is bad news - the catalyst for his starting lawsuits. He is not here to defend himself or tell his side. I hope you apologize to Lisa, it just broke my heart to hear you accuse and accuse her, it was a 'character assassination" made you look jealous and very petty.