Onto the opening of Lisa's restaurant, I remember the evening, unfortunately, being very stressful due to all of the heart-to-hearts that were taking place. I don't think you ever get dressed up and go to an event expecting it to turn into a therapy session in a back room!
I thought Taylor needed to be accountable for the position she put her friends in. You want to support your girlfriends, but it's difficult when you're being threatened with litigation as a result. However she did admit that and I admire her being candid and forthright about her role. It was an emotional rollercoaster for all involved. Ultimately she has my support as she gets back on her feet, and I wish her much happiness in her life moving forward.
P.S. We are blessed to have a new addition to our family! She's a tiny Scottish Fold kitten, and Jackpot seems very proud of himself now that he's not the smallest thing in the house. Both Visco and Jackpot are so happy to have her to play with! She's darling, and we're still working on a name. Any ideas?
P.P.S. I've been thinking about getting another kitten as a playmate for my first, since Jackpot and Visco are such buddies. My house is starting to look like Noah's Ark. Even my twin boys came as a pair!
Just wanted to say that it's obvious that Brandie bet on the wrong horse! When she was sitting at the table getting Resniked, I would have thought that she would be smart enough to know that she made a BIG mistake taking Lisa's side against you... But she either cant' see it or she is too dumb. Her whole attack on you, in my opinion, was just a way to get close to Lisa because she is, in Brandi's opinion, the most important housewife. Must be the accent that makes her think that. Either way, Lisa took advantage of Brandi's so called loyalty and then tossed her out to dry when the women were at dinner. Brandie is out of their league. She is classless and clueless. She is not a nice person and is what I call a "SOCIAL ASSASSIN". HOWEVER, Lisa is worse for the simple reason that she did not put a stop to it. She is very envious of you and didn't want to get her hands too dirty attacking you, people would see right through that... so she led Brandie to do it. It also accomplishes 2 things... I. Adrienne gets attacked, Brandie says she's really mean to her and 2. Lisa gets to say, "see, it's not only me, Adrianne has a problem with someone else! I just wish someone would put Lisa in her place.
trixy This is one of the most distorted perceptions of reality that I have seen expressed on these blogs ... I see right through this desperate attempt to make sure the most recent comment on all of Adrienne's blogs is one that trashes Lisa, and exalts Adrienne ... very sad and transparent. Adrienne Maloof is officially a reality show cautionary tale, and the thud from her fall was heard across the globe.
Love you, Adrienne! You know, I don't think the problem is so much Kim missing events or being late for events, I think the concern should be on what the heck is the matter with her. She's not in her right mind, and if she is, she has problems. I hate to say drugs, but really, who acts like that 'normally'. I don't know if there is stuff going on behind the scenes, well, I'm sure there is, that the family is doing to address this with her, but I think they really need to lay it out there with her. She seems to get worse as time has gone on, since the beginning of season one, she seems to just keep going downhill, fast. I wish the best for her, but don't understand why the 'group' doesn't address it. Or at least acknowledge it.
Love the dynamics between you and your husband. You guys are just funny... love that. Take care and wish you continued success.
I was quite confused as to why there was a back room therapy session at Sur's opening party. Another time, another place would make sense but this was Lisa's night to celebrate her opening. I'd love to know why no one just said no, this is not the time for Taylor's group therapy.
I'm so happy that you stood up for Camille at the "therapy session." Taylor does need to be held accountable for her actions. She has been trying to manipulate everyone since the first season.
You have such a good way of wording your blogs...always right on! Love you and your family and Congradulations on your new kitty (Scottish Folds are sooo cute).
I adore watching you and Paul on the show. You're so much fun and REAL. Thanks for making it another great season.
One request: thanks for all you do for animals (I hope some of your new additions are adopted?). Could you please come out with a vegan shoe line?
Okay here yah go: Breed Related Names: 1. Butterscotch because she's Scottish 2. Folder because their ears fold 3. Woot because they look like owls OR (from my stays at your hotel which I LOVE) Las Vegas/Palm Related Names: 4. Kingpin 5. Poker 6. Moon 7. Ghost (by the way - never change the name of Ghostbar - it's classic still - still the best space in Vegas - STILL) 8. Rain Happy Naming have fun with the new kitttaayy nice gal,
Jon B. Patton Newport Beach & Los Angeles, CA
We have a Scottish fold cat named, Hazel and my in-laws have one named, Bagpipe. They are sweet cats to have, good luck on the name. You have always been the sound of reason throughout the season and I agreed that Taylor, although coming out of such an intense and horrible situation, still had to be accountable for her part.
Adrienne, you ROCK
...astute, no nonsense, yet compassionate
love the way you let us know you see through the BS
I think you should name your new kitten Crackerjack. Such a cute name with Jackpot.
Admire you so much - you definitely are a classy lady. You are really one of my very favorites along with Lisa.
Name her tinker bell. that is a great name. I think you are a great role model for people . you show what it realy means to be a friend. I love all the ladys. But I think that you said it right. TAYLOR needed to say sorry to cammile. right then and there. Cant wait till next season. hope all is well.
Adrienne, I think that you are the strongest, most logical housewife and one of my favorites. Of all the housewives, you seem to be the one who knows how to be a real friend- as evidenced how you stood by Camille at the White Party and at the Sur opening. (although it must be difficult to watch these episodes after what unfolded with Taylor's divorce and Russell's demise.
On another subject, my husband and I seem to "bicker" much as you and Paul, so I love to watch you both because viewers can see how much you honestly love each other and you keep it real.
Congrats on the new Scottish Fold kitten. I think you should name her Lana, which is Scottish for little darling. Can't wait to see more of your shoe collection!
Adrienne, you were right to call out Taylor. Personally I felt it very classless for her to bring her psychiatrist and usher everyone into a private room during the private party at SUR. Again, Taylor just has to create drama to put herself front and center. Hopefully she will follow through with therapy and concentrate on being a good mother to Kennedy. Taylor is very fortunate to have the support of her RHOBH castmates - just make sure you are not enabling. Good luck with all your endeavors in 2012!
New kitty! How joyful! What does she look like? How about Enya which means jewel in Scottish?
Sadly, you came off more concerned about lawsuits than supporting a "friend" who was getting out of an abusive marriage. And why was your nasty cook at the SUR event knowing how disrespectful he is towards Lisa? Congratulations on the new kitten - get it a buddy!
You absolutely were right in demanding that Taylor apologize to Camille! My sister was involved in an abusive relationship that went on for years, he was very good at hitting her where it was hidden by clothing. She did all of the things that Taylor did, Tell you about what was happening, and then deny that she had told us those things, or say the we exagerated, or made it up. The black eyes, the bruises, the fear. Even in the hospital she would say she fell, or ran into a door, or it was an accident. For my sister it started as emotional abuse, being told that she wasn't important or that her family didn't love her, that no one would love her but him, that she was stupid or couldn't do things, anything to make her feel useless, and then eventually it turned physical. For my sister and our family this continued for several years until she was finally able to realize that she was worth so much more. She would leave only to go right back to him. My sister also caused confusion, anger, and even harm to those around her in her insecurities, confusion and need to protect her abuser, and like Taylor, my sister had to apologize for her actions as well. You are a good friend to Taylor and Camille for making her appologize. Please Don’t change who you are!
Congrats on your new kitten! How about calling her Fiona? And yes, another kitten would be a great idea. Does she have litter-mates?
Why did Taylor use the party at SUR as a therapy session with all of you and her therapist? This couldn't have been done at someone's house at a different time?? I am glad everything got worked out and you were right to hold Taylor accountable for the position she put Camille and all of you in.
How about naming new kitten "Blackjack"?
You are by far the my favorite housewife. You seem to get it, I like how you held Taylor accountable and defended Camille. Taylor lashed out and blamed Camille for some horrible things, when in reality Taylor was at fault because she chose to stay. She should have had Russell arrest for assault and battery.
You and Paul are the best. You make sense and these woman are blessed to have a friend like you in their life.
I hope you are very cautious of Taylor and her stories and motives.
It is very odd that you never talk about Lisa. You were so nice to Cedric. All I have to say is that it seems that you don't like Lisa and this is the reason you don't support her.
Adrienne, I have to tell you how amazing you are to me. Im not into these reality shows but got hooked on yours because of a friend. In season one you displayes such common sense, kindness and seemed to be the only person who thought with a level head and used diplomacy. And watching season two it looks like a lot of women followed your lead and tried to replicate your abilities. And the most impressive thing is how you and Paul stand up for your friends and what is right. I rewatched the white party episode over and over to keep catching how everyone reacted, and you and Paul really made sure everything happened and that everything stayed under control. I have met a lot of people and am not impressed by celebrities, but if I could pick three people to have lunch with, you would be one of them. You are such an amazing women. And watching you with Kim and getting Kyle to talk to her, you are a really good friend. I must say that I am impressed with almost all of you ladies, and unlike the other shows you all seem real, and also seem to watch yourselves and always work on improvements. Regarding the second cat, I love animals but we have two cats and they do not get along, they are not like dogs and it could backfire. I will be very sad when this seaon ends.
You are the voice of reason on this show. You are right to hold Taylor accountable for her actions, as she has lied about so many things and probably is still doing so. The show and life is not all about her, and the turmoil she inflicts on others is not excusable. Listening to Kim and getting Kyle to recognize her role in helping her sister was done so appropriately. These ladies are lucky to have you to bring a sense of reality to the reality show spinning out of control!
Healthy mind, body and spirt, you presence is balanced. I welcome you into my home each week.
scottish Kitty naming ideas: 1. Look up Gaelic children names, find a match with your kittens personality traits, it may inspire someone in your family to find a delightful name. 2. Take initials from the family and find a fun name: for example: PAul + ADrianne = PAAD. (have the boys find a fun combo using family initials.
Nice blog. Boy that party was a nightmare. The therapy at the back table was bizarro! You were right in what you said about Taylor being accountable. She put a lot of people through a lot and her husband certainly made things worse than needed. I am glad you are there for her now. Her situation is horrendous but she seems to be doign okay now. I hope all the unnecessary drama will end now. Congrats on the kitty. Name it Skitty - scottish kitty!
Adrienne - Please do get a "kitty" friend for your new kitten as soon as possible. If they grow up together, they will always be friends. I have raised cats for over 40 years and 2 are always better than one. They play together and keep each other company. Good luck to you. Please remember that your local animal shelter has lots of kittens that need good homes like yours.
You are my favorite housewife. I live in Sacramento so I recommend your new kitten be named Slamantha - slammy for short...
Adrienne...it's great to finally see you "break out of your shell" this season. I really enjoy watching you and Paul, no matter where and what situations your both in. Out of all the "housewives" shows I've watched since day one, I just really love your show. Being a simple, ordinary, mom and wife, I love being whisked away for that "Calgon, take me away hour" into the "Lifestyles of the rich & famous", so to speak. I can only dream of what living in your "shoes", (no pun) must be like. Good luck with that business, by the way. Aside from the entertainment, your show is also addressing some real issues that are very sad and real and do occur in the "everyday lives" of people from all backgrounds. Noone is immune to the realities of abuse in many forms. You conducted yourself with grace in some of the scenes, and in others, you were surprisingly more aggressive. Taylor was involving many of you, yet fending for herself and leaving some friends out in the cold to sort it all out. You couldn't have made that more clear and regardless, I just hope you all remain friends through the thick of it all. Thanks for sharing that "kiss" with your hubby in Hawaii. That totally made his day, and you know it. It was sooo cute and we, the viewers got a kick out of it. Stay true to who your are!!
Aloha Adreinne ! Not sure if this is a double post, but I have a few names for your kitty. I live in Hawaii and thought you'd might like Malia (ma-le-a) meaning "beloved" - Lana meaning "beautiful" or a good scottish name like Bonnie! Enjoy!
Wow, it's always all about Taylor. Why on earth would she think it was appropriate to bring her shrink to Lisa's opening night to have her "excuse conference" with all of you? Only a narcissist would once again take what should have been a fun occasion and make it all about her and her problems. If she truly thought it necessary to have her Shrink explain to all of you what her situation is she should have held it at her own home. Just like she couldn't wait until after your vacation to Hawaii to involve all of you in her split from Russell. In fact texting Kyle several times and telling her to call as soon as she landed in Hawaii. UNBELIEVABLE.
They say "A drunk man's words are a sober man's thoughts." I had to laugh when Kim blurted out "Yeah, she wants to be invited on the next trip." When told at dinner about Taylor leaving Russell. That was probably the most truthful and lucid thing Kim had said in a long time.
Also found it ironic that Camille had said at the Lisa's tea that "We never see any signs of abuse on you, we never see any bruises." And the next time you see her--you see signs of abuse.
I am sick of hearing that she displays typical signs of abused women. Taylor was not an isolated victim with no one to turn to. She worked for the CRISIS CENTER! And involved all her friends that wanted to help her. That is not typical!! In fact she is giving the Crisis Center a bad name. Why encourage women to turn to the Crisis Center if they can't even help or benefit the very women working for them.
I don't doubt there was abuse in that marriage, physical, mental and a lot of manipulation. I also don't doubt that the abuse came from both Taylor and Russell. She has shown her violent, bossy, demanding, manipulating side and she sure doesn't have any trouble standing up to anyone that crosses her.
She is also passive aggressive. It sickens me how she snubbed Lisa the day before Lisa's tea and the next day went to Lisa's tea with the plan of having all of you gang up on Lisa. That, thanks to Camille, back fired on her but she still managed to manipulate Lisa into buying into the poor little victim Taylor game.
Adrienne I know you are supportive of her getting it together and wish her well in the future, I do to. But tread carefully, I still think you and Paul are the only ones that actually see Taylor for what she really is. BTW that Paul is a doll, so funny too. He reminds me of a young Tom Jones.
Happy New Year to you as well! I have enjoyed watching you this season. You always seem the calm in the midst of the storm. I too grew up with older brothers. I always wished I had a sister, but oh the drama. You are very down to Earth even though you live a lavish lifestyle. This must be because of the work ethic your family instilled in you. As for kitty names I have a couple. You could name your new Scottish fold Bonnie Blue or just Bonnie (it means pretty in Scottish). If you got another kitty and it was a male, you could name him Clyde. Let me know what you think. Best wishes in 2012 and continued success. God Bless and Peace! Hugs, Francie
Adrienne.......Congratulations on your new kittie. I'm sure she is absolutely adorable. How about calling her Eartha Kitty? That was the name I gave one of my cats who was an orange Manx and who is no longer with us but I'm sure she'd be thrilled if you decided to borrow her name.
I just wanted to say that I'm so happy that you came to Camille's defense and that you insisted upon being heard during the "session" at Lisa and Ken's opening. First of all, it was totally inappropriate for Taylor to corral everyone and to take Lisa away from overseeing her event and visiting with her guests. The woman has no sense of propriety and it was extremely inconsiderate of her to, once again, make the evening about her. But you stood your ground and for once she was forced to admit that she was wrong. So thank you for showing so much courage and not being afraid to go against the group. She has virtually hijacked the entire season and the only really watchable episodes are the ones she is not in.
Good luck with your shoe line and all your other endeavors. I hope that by the time the next season commences there are two or three less women in the lineup. I think you know who I'm talking about.
Peace and Love
Adrian, I think you are being too critical about Taylor's "role" in the lawsuit threat against Camille. She didn't have a role other than to tell her husband what Camille disclosed in public. You're holding Taylor accountable for her husband's actions which isn't fair to her since he was a bully, at best, and certainly couldn't be controlled by anyone. What Camille did was wrong, though not illegal. Even though what Camille said was true, she had no right to betray Taylor's secret and blurt it out in front of the camera. Taylor probably kept that info away from the cameras for a reason. One reason would be she didn't want her daughter to grow up watching footage of people talking about her father as an abuser. Camille betrayed Taylor, which doesn't merit a lawsuit but also doesn't merit sympathy.
lOVE YOU ON THE SHOW---you are usually the calm / peacemaker/ sensible one---but I was so glad to see you stand up "for" Camille & stand up "to" Taylor (& not be taken in by the tears) you seemed to be the only one with a sense of reality that was facing all of you---coming from a family of lawyers, I was also aware that these legal threats were not just something to be ignored (although I never believed Russel was actually getting true legal advice-----thought he was just trying to scare people to cover his life of deciets --which is sad) love love love your shoes--- remain true to yourself---we all love you for it---
Congratulations on your new family addition. Watching dogs get their nose swiped by a playful kitty has to be an uproar in your house. About the opening. I left Lisa a blog and suggested she leave a sign at the door that reads, "LEAVE THE DRAMA AT THE DOOR." I appreciate you support Taylor. Every couple has problems, it wasnt fair of Taylor for dragging you all into a therapist meeting at a party. That's not how you keep friends, that's how you push them away. Sorry, just being truthful. It's so difficult finding the perfect name for a pet, especially when their still so young you haven't gotten to know their personalities. It sounds like kitty is quite the Diva. How about naming her Diva. Lol.Take care and God bless.
I'm glad you insisted on an apology from Taylor to Camille. I think Taylor's "therapy" session was ridiculous at SUR and personally find her obnoxious and unbelievable. Very toxic.
Very Happy to see you stand strong for Camille "AND"
To Be there for Kim.... She also is in need of a friend and no one else seems to care except you and her sister..
It just seems like this season Taylor drained everyone with her DRAMA...
Kim needed someone also, and YOU and Paul seem to be the only ones to be there for her... Thank You
Glad you stood up to Taylor on the night of the White Party and at Lisa's Party. This ordeal with Taylor has become a little to much for all of you and the ppl that watch the show. I love watching the show. You are my favorite on the show. It was good to see you and Paul having sometime to yourselves. You are a strong woman and you have a very good heart. Hope you have a wonderful 2012. Take care and GOD BLESS.
How about Lisa? It would have been nice if you said, "The place looks beautiful" or "I wish them well". How disappointing that all you could say about the opening of SUR is that you remember it was a stressful evening. Adrienne, you like to be competitive with your brothers but it doesn't go over well when you try it with Lisa. The viewers like you both so be the nice person we know you are!
Love you and Paul! Watching you as a couple is always hilarious and nice to see the tender moments too.
Thank you for sticking with Camille this season - she and you are the sane voices this season.
Congrats on the new kitty - cat person myself. Adding a second cat is definetly a bonus - they really entertain each other and are soooo much fun to watch. Name are hard but my personal fave of all my kitties is Gypsy.
Love you! Love your attitude! I can't imagine being in the middle of all that drama but then again we all have our own "drama" in our lives. Maybe that's why I've been a licensed massage therapist for 15 years. As well as adding in yoga on my list. We need to find our breath to find our balance. I understand why you have that amazing gym in your house! I love you and the gals. You keep me staying real! Sending tons of healing light your way so your don't get too sucked in and stay true to you! xoxo Beth
Adrienne, Personally I thought you were too insistent on not letting Taylor wiggle out of her part in things. She was trying to get things out and couldn't because you kept interfering. Even the therapist asked you all to let her speak. She took ownership of her part in things and some things she had no power over. It was the wrong place to do all this, and the wrong time. She should have met you all for lunch and done it then. But she usually thinks about herself.
If it's a girl kitty, Sassy is a cute name, and she will put the doggies in their place with one clean swipe..haha
Adrienne, I agree with you that Lisa's party turned into a therapy session. It seemed very strange that Taylor brought her shrink as her date to then corral you ladies into an intervention of sorts. That said, i appreciated how you kept Taylor on focus about her role in the confusing mess she created. You also steered Kim and Kyle to resolve their issues. You seem to be the most objective lady and mediator of the group. I've enjoyed watching you balance your professional and personal life so adroitly. You are very strong and inspirational. I also agree with you how hard it is to travel without your sons. You want to get away. Yet, you feel slightly guilty that they aren't with you. It's called being a mother. btw: why was your egotistical and evil cook at the party? He hates Lisa with a passion. She said the opening was for friends and family only. Bernie is neither.