Adrienne Maloof

Adrienne explains her thoughts going into the reunion and where she hopes the women can go from here.

on Feb 2, 20120

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.

Xoxo,
Adrienne

252 comments
cjl1029
cjl1029

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.

Bigwednesday
Bigwednesday

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.

Bombay
Bombay

Dear Adrienne,

 

         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 :)

jetsgrrrrl
jetsgrrrrl

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,

Frisky
Frisky

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.

Hanna250200
Hanna250200

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.

JD1970
JD1970

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.

DelrayBeach926
DelrayBeach926

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.  ;)

texasviewer
texasviewer

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.

LeslieBEvans
LeslieBEvans

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.

gerrard
gerrard

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

Fi_NZ
Fi_NZ

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!!  

texasviewer
texasviewer

Adrienne,

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?

SCViewer
SCViewer

I just can not understand how you can be a successful business woman they way you attack people and accuse them of things based on heresay. Don't you know better than that? Not really looking forward to next season. Hopefully, you'll acquire some real friends and not just your hired staff. Think that would be a step in the right direction. Perhaps you were too entangled with your Chef, who you obviously invited to Lisa's SUR opening, and Cedric. Most successful business people are very level headed. You, unfortunately, have proven otherwise. Could it be you're just a name for the Palms?

ChloeMay
ChloeMay

I am only just able to view the reunion now in Aus and I know everyone has said it but wow what happened between you and Lisa? It didn't seem THAT tense during the season and then boom. Honestly Adrienne, as much as there are things we don't see, where there's smoke there's fire and you didn't come off the best. Bring back Adrienne who was the peacemaker:)

Mrs y dordoy
Mrs y dordoy

Love your class, humor, power.... You are a great person and great on tv. Please use your power to get Dana off the otherwise brilliant show. X

KC66
KC66

Adrienne, I adore you but I really believe you handled the reunion poorly. Your attacks on Lisa were ungracious, and apparently unfounded. I would be careful of carrying tales if I were you. And I would be reconsidering my household staff because your chef is making you look conniving and disingenuous.

ViewerDenise from oz
ViewerDenise from oz

Hi Adrieanne,

My friends down under think all of you are a hoot . We don't take too much of what you all do or say too serious, it's a relaxing hour of un reality that we enjoy, I used to love the NYC. Girls the best but now it's the Beverly hills ones... Keep up the humor for us all, can't wait until next season ....

Denise from oz

Chrys43
Chrys43

Hey Adrienne,

I don't watch a lot of Reality TV because it generally glorifies bullying, backstabbing and alliance-making (and I already went to junior high and don't want to go back, thanks) - which is why I stopped watching for a bit ;)

However, when I returned, I was sorry to see that you and Lisa were at odds - you two are clearly the most intelligent, actually a lot alike in many ways, from our perspective - perhaps more than you care to admit? ;)

I see what you're talking about, to a certain degree, but this sort of personal-fame has to wear on you all, at this point - follow Camille's lead and perhaps give more benefit of the doubt that the cracks begin to show under this sort of pressure for you all.

Don't stoop, and don't let all the acoutrements of this sort of fame change you, you were doing such a good job of being the most level-headed of the bunch!

And a piece of unsolicited advice - it's not your job to fix everyone's problems and be the peacemaker - admirable, but you're creating your own headache by doing so, arentcha? :)

Don't let Hollywood steal your joy,

~ Peace

Upset
Upset

I hope you open the first episode of the new season with a HUGE apology to Lisa. You really blew it with the fans at the reunion.

Beckie Biedebach
Beckie Biedebach

This may sound like an odd question but in a recent episode you used an oversized makeup sponge in the car to refresh your makeup and I was wondering who makes it and where you got it ? Love the show - hope you are comi g back for another season !

Fun Viewer
Fun Viewer

one more thought... "A softer approach".. again another mistake by pr (whom I assume are reading you blog before it is sent or what are you paying them for?) We love that you are strong!!! it should have read "More fun with the Ladies this Season!" or something to that effect! ugh another mistake by you pr team. A softer approach does not read authentic from such a strong lady like you! :0) be true to you so that it will read truthful

Fun Viewer
Fun Viewer

Adrienne, I love you and think you are great! You went from the most loved Housewife to one of the least liked in one season. May I suggest that there are some pr people that should be let go on your team. I know we only see a fraction and things appear different after editting but someone needs to have an outside perspective for you. May I also suggest you have at least one non-bev hill persons, non-friend, and non pr management on your pr team for additional thought and down to earth perspective.

Here are my suggestion for this year. Start first with a heartfelt to Lisa. Pride aside. Talk about being too serious about business and above all laugh!! :0) Then dont mention the shoe this yr. You were portraited as having pushed the shoe (which most viewers cant afford) way too much. Get a new idea going and have fun with it.

Thats all for now! Have a great season!

Hollerwooder
Hollerwooder

Adrienne, I love your shoes. I have 3 pairs. But they are NOT at afforable prices at all. Most people canNOT afford them. If your goal was to make shoes for everybody and the hard workers you missed by a mile. Don't get me wrong I ADORE you. The Hollywood rich mentality thinks that 950.00 is a reasonable price. Some people work hard all week long and do not even make that kind of money. Bring your shoes down to earth and you will sell more.

lol21
lol21

It was a difficult season for you all. Maybe next season will be better. It is difficult to hear your cast member's husband committed suicide. I give you all a free pass.

prettyvacant123
prettyvacant123

taylor love your shoes but i wish they were more affordable for us working class people

Mary
Mary

Adrienne, I think you are a very honest lady and tell the truth the way it should be told. You have real feelings for the other women in your group and that goes a long way in saying your friendships are true. Your boys are lucky to have a mom that they can learn from and love. Also I think you and Paul truly care for eachother so please keep that a most important aspect in your lifes so you both can grow with eachother and apart from one another. Please try and always keep your particapation with the others as real as you can it does make you number one in my book. The truth does matter and I think you and Paul know that anyway that is the way you both come across on the show. All the best to you and your husband and the boys... Stay true to yourself always!

Aarbear
Aarbear

Adrienne I LOVE your dance moves! Thats one of my favorite parts of the show. I'd hit the dance floor with you anytime! :D

SCViewer
SCViewer

You should apologize for your petty, childish behavior but as you said at the Reunion to Lisa . . . "You've already said it, don't apologize." In other words, according to you, once something is said there is no point in apologizing? Someone can't be sorry for something they said? Hmmm . . . how's that feel now? Like many others I hope you don't return next season but if you do, please keep your distance from Kyle. The two of you bring out the worst in each other.

AnnaBelle12
AnnaBelle12

Adrienne,

You are the only classy woman in this bunch. Lisa likes to get attention by her stupid comments. It's so unbecoming for someone who claims to "make the rules" in Beverly Hills.

I think you're the only one who was genuine and made honest comments without having a meltdown like Kyle, Kim, Taylor.

You're a very successful and strong businesswoman and it's natural a lot of people will be jealous of you. I think you and Paul are a great pair. I hope your marriage is one that outlasts most Hollywood marriages. I think Paul really adores you.

I hope that as you achieve all your goals, remember to spread the blessings to the less fortunate. I think you have a good heart.

AnnaBelle

SHAW
SHAW

seriously!? Maloff hoof bothered you? It was playful. You have thicker skin that that. You are mad about something else. Be honest. Making a big deal about that comment only made you look like a silly fool. (and of course that Kyle had to side with you) You were both wrong.

ScarlettsStory
ScarlettsStory

I echo the statement above- decline the offer if asked to renew a contract to appear in a new season.

You are conniving and calculate bush league attacks with, no grounds behind your accusations and clearly, unable to recognize how ridiculously foolish you look and sound. Everyone loves a train wreck, makes for great TV, I know but, even if I stepped off Lisa’s bandwagon for a moment- you truly bring nothing interesting or provocative to the show.

Irmalicia08
Irmalicia08

Adrianne, I hope you will decline an offer to appear in Season 3.

cefma
cefma

Adrienne -

I still love you!

My favorite scene this season was when you took a walk with Paul in Hawaii. It was nice to see you relax and smile. Another episode that made me love you even more was the charity fashion show. You focused on the charity and down played your shoe line. I think that was not only kind, but brilliant. I will always remember the name of your charity, Step-Up. Get it, shoes ... Step Up? And I remember what they do - mentor and empower young women to succeed in business or other life endeavours. You put your charity first!

Other housewives have held charity events, but I can't remember the name any of their charities. And to a large degree the charities seemed to be an excuse for an event. But not yours. Well done!

As far as your conflicts with Lisa, just try to approach these issues with a sense of humor. For example, I find hoof to be an absolutely adorable delicate term because it reminds me of Santa's magical reindeer "prancing and pawing of each little hoof." Lisa might not have meant it that way, but instead of being hurt or insulted, I'm just suggesting you turn a negative into a positive. And humor is a wonderful tool.

Finally, I believe that Lisa did gossip to Radar Online because there is one article that uses the term "speaks volumes." That sounds like Lisa. But she admits to talking to Radar Online. Are you upset that Lisa gossiped to Radar Online or that you thought she was paid for her gossip, or was it the content of the gossip?

You are still one of my favorite housewives because you seem to really care about others. XOXO

Bravo probably won't post this, but I can still hope:)

sfeather
sfeather

Fire your chef!! You had to know he was bad-mouthing Lisa and you did nothing to stop him attending her opening. Kyle is rubbing off on you. You're not the sweet person I thought you were. With friends like you who needs enemies.

Viewer1989
Viewer1989

Adrienne, we love you! Your shoes look Fabulous from what we saw!! Loved you through out the season! However, on the renunion, slander doesn't fit you! It's really un attractive. And not fair to Assume that Lisa was selling stories. I think Kyle is rubbing off on you with her mean attitude.

WhosTheFool?
WhosTheFool?

Now that Kyle got the business she was looking for from Lisa and Ken, she's done with them and on to her next source of a huge commission. Beware...she may just be believing the rumors that you and Paul are not in the best shape financially and wants you to give your listing to Mauricio when you have to downsize. Always remember, things people do WITH you, they also do TO you. Brace...karma here is going to really hurt.

punkysmom
punkysmom

Adrienne, I think its very possible that your chef could be selling stories to radaron line. Seems you like to sit & gossip with him about your friends

Hulali
Hulali

You are NOT a peace keeper and actually make things worse by inserting yourself into arguements and not letting anyone else get a word in. You also have a terrible habit of pulling people about and even putting you hand over their mouth! You need to mind your own business and stop trying to make Lisa the scapegoat all the time! Not cool!

Pushkin
Pushkin

Adrienne,

Can't believe all the negative coments. Why do you all watch the show? Because you get off on watching other people get into it with each other. If very one acted perfect it would be boring(like your life). Get off Ms. A's back relax and enjoy. Adrienne, you are great just the you are. Iove your dog.

Tracey Rose
Tracey Rose

Watching S2 eps5 in UK and love the catsuit you wore to the BBQ, what is the designer? Looked great!

dexdon
dexdon

Maybe this season you have learned not to listen to Kyle? I think that is what got you in trouble ..... you are better than that...when you were mediating with Kyle and Brandi...you were not listening to Brandi very much. Should have. Kyle is the one you should be wary of.

Giany
Giany

Hi Adrienne, I think you are fabulous, I love the show and all of you guys, I think you are "real" not like other housewives, love the fact that they show how you are with your husband because I think we are all like that, can't live with them, can live without ...., i just have a question, where do you sell your shoes, and are they really pricy? I would love to own a pair just because you make them! I hope you return to season 3, I really admire you, actually you should be writing a book guiding us on how to be successful .

punkysmom
punkysmom

If anyone sees the Adrienne from season 1 can u return her to the set of RHWOBH. This other Adrienne of season 2 is very unattactive. Its obvious you were handed your money where as Lisa worked hard for hers & you're jealous. The reunion show did not seem like reality tv. It seemed as though you, Kyle & Taylor met b4 hand and scripted how you wanted things to play out. The Bobby Fischer comment along / others seems calculated. If i were Lisa, I would sue your "bloody knickers" off for the Radar-on-line comment. You must have really felt like a fool when this publication came right out & admitted she never sold them a story. Thank God you have such a wonderful husband. 90% of the positive comments were about Paul I thought you were a smart business woman. A smart business woman wouldnt make such accusations on national tv. Where is the old Adrienne. We need her back. She was a wonderful role model for young women

ki m
ki m

in your own words "petty nonsense" that pretty much sums up your gripes against Lisa this season. It was pretty obvious her popularity with the audience has brought out the green eyed monster in you and Kyle. Take responsibility and fix it please. The audience still wants to love you. You won't make yourself a better person by putting down someone else.

snickers
snickers

You are my fav. First time i saw the show i couldn't believe how beautiful you are. Just stunning. The other reason is your hubby.He is so funny and very handsome. I hope you stay on the show or otherwise i will not be watching. It would be nice to see you wear comfort clothes sometimes than always wearing heels and dresses. Wish you all the best.We love the Kings and go often. take care, c

Kelly
Kelly

Ms. Maloof, I wanted to commend you and your husband for sharing the colonoscopy experience. You two seem to show the audience that no matter what your income level you still need to take care of those same routine checkups us regular folks do. I would also like to say you and Ms. Vanderpump are so enjoyable to watch. You both handle yourselves with such grace and poise, like a true lady should. I am sure a “reality TV” show would prefer more drama but I say you two keep doing what you are doing. You are pretty good examples for young women to follow, especially given the fact you both are businesswomen. I look forward to next season. p.s. I didn’t address you with your first name as, mother is from the south she as raised me pretty old school.

drjj.mel
drjj.mel

Adrienne, I realize that by the end of last season, Lisa had gotten a bit cocky & snide. Yet, she still has many fans because her strengths are her quick wit & confidence. You are a very confident, beautiful, talented lady also, & I want you to let all of these great qualities stand on there own. You also have a very caring nature & that shines through. Please next season, try to hide any jealousies, & get back to being the best you, because I know that you will come out on top!!!

Silvia H
Silvia H

I love the fact that you are so real. You are who you are and don't stir up drama.You have been my favorite becuase you don't seem to be like the other women who talk so much crap about their "friends" It blows me away watching these housewives shows, yes I'm addicted to them all, and wonder if they just make crap up to be mad about just to add interest, or are they realy nutty. I laugh when I see you and Paul together...it reminds me of my husband and I... they always gotta be the funny guy and everyone loves them...but as a wife, I gets old...LOL But these funny guys bring much laughter in our lives..gotta love that.

Best wishes!

Bigwednesday
Bigwednesday

 @Frisky

 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.