I don't know about you, but game night in my house includes things like hide-and-go-seek, Xbox Kinect, and maybe, if we're winding down, something calm and soothing like Candyland. My first red flag that something was about to go wrong when watching this episode was seeing the dessert table at Dana's. While everything looked delicious, a mom of three boys will tell you that you can't get everyone hyped up on sugar and then just hope for the best. I've lost some valuables that way, trust me.
Before I start, I have to explain my absence. In no way was I trying to back out that night. What you are seeing took place while my family was in deep discussions and in final decision making-mode with regards to moving our basketball team. We had a series of business conference calls that night that unexpectedly kept me away, so while most people will see that as me dodging a bullet (or being sprinkled by angel dust!), I also see that as me not being there to try and prevent the bullet being discharged in the first place.
Now, about how that game of celebrity turned into a game of war, with the room going from Defcon 5 to Defcon 1 in a matter of minutes. . .
YOU ARE AWESOME!!I see why Paul totally adores you! You are your own woman and Paul is his own man (the interaction between Lisa and Ken during their dinner was an uncomfortable scene to watch). You are full of confidence (in a very respectful way) and never threatened! Any woman would be so lucky to have you for a friend Beautiful Lady!I loved that scene between you and Brandi. Some of the women on your show should take note on how to treat each other. God bless always!
Adrienne - As always you pick the perfect combination of words to explain your feelings about a situation. Simple, to the point, and without making things more hostile. You're a class act!
You are my favorite member of the show :) You seem so level headed and always so composed. I look up to your business mindset and personality as a whole.
I LOVE Adrienne! She always conducts herself with so much class...And always fair about it. She not afraid to stand up and be heard..She has a career & family..I think Pauls a HOTTIE! xoxo Your the best!
Adrienne you are always the voice of reason but you aren't taking into account one important thing -- IF you were there, Kyle would not have participated in & encouraged Kim in her Brandi-bashing. Kyle felt free to bash Brandi with Kim precisely because you were not there. Kyle doesn't have the cojones to act like that towards one of your friends in front of you. Good for you that she respects you, but the way people behave when they aren't in front of you is how you can really tell their character. Kyle is not a kind person.
I agree. I love you all for different reasons and I think that game night didn't show the best. I hope everyone can move forward and shine like the strong, beautiful women you all are!
Business first, cattinest last.
Adrienne you are a class act and true business woman, who no matter what the event, seems to be the calm to the storm!
Not so sure i agree with others here. You are a fence sitter which makes you so much like the everyday american...afraid to stand up, speak out and get involved. It probably does afford you more friends, but to me, it makes you totally not interesting. Have an opinion! Don't be wishy-washy! I know you have them because you are not afraid to express your feelings about the hubby ...so grow a larger pair girl.
Adrienne - Kyle's behaviour was beyond horrible and I do feel you should come to brandi's defense. I like brandi and think she is a good addition to the show, but the other's are afraid they are looking at their possible replacement. You need to step in and let kyle know that when she treats "your" friend badly it is disrespectful to you! Tonight I saw the REAL Kim & Kyle Richards and it was UGLY.
Adrienne, despite your glamour and riches you're the most real of all the BH housewives. Although we live in ver different worlds, you are the only one that I could possibly imagine having a friendship with. I've heard that a true "people-person" can interact wonderfully with people from a wide variety of backgrounds. That seems to be you, and it is truly one of your many assets. Stay cool, girl.
You are the most sincere and truthful member of the show. I really like you so much. You did no wrong in introducing Brandi to the other members, if Jealousy on their part wasn't a factor, they would all see the nice person Brandi is and welcome her, instead Kyle and Kim chose to be mean. Mean doesn't apply to you and I would chose you as a friend in a heartbeat if ever given the opportunity. You are beautiful, smart and honest (and NICE)!
Love you both Adrienne and Paul. I feel it might be time to distance yourself from Kyle before she turns on you. She's trashing Lisa, attacking Ken, dissing Dana's hostess abilities (well, I'll give her that one) and verbally attacking Brandi. It's just a matter of time before she starts on you. She cannot be trusted. Brandi needs your support and understanding after what she went through at Dana's. I hope things work out well for all involved with your sports team.
Like always you have such a cool head. You are the epitome of class and you definitely treat people the way you want to be treated and that is a rare quality these days. But I do disagree with you that you are siding with both girls, I know that's the political thing to do but let's be honest. Brandi did not do anything to deserve what she got that night. She was nice and friendly to Kim when she first met her and she did NOTHING to her that night to provoke Kim hiding her crutches and being mean and all "omg, I don't like her at all, I don't want her on my team." She did NOTHING to earn that from Kim. Kim was being fed hurtful words by none other KYLE. Kyle kept talking trash about Brandi and that made Kim all hateful towards her even though Brandi never said anything mean or did anything to provoke any sort of hostility towards her. So on this point, you are completely wrong that you should side with both girls. Yes, that's politically correct to do so, but you can't hide and pretend we didn't see what we saw. Brandi didn't do anything to deserve that. Kyle and Kim are just mean girls from high school that never grew up. Dana as well. Terrible hostess.
You don't have to act as the mediator with these ADULT women. Glad you were not there - your evening would have been ruined. At least you got some work done that night instead of witnessing the mean and childish behavior exhibited that evening. As for Kim, you did the right thing in mentioning it to her sister (family) rather than gossiping with others.
First, I love you and Paul! You are my favorite cast member! I personally think Kim and Kyle's behavior was just a small display of drama to try and stay on the show. There's truth to the rumors that if you're not exciting or bring drama to the table, bravo will replace you. More importantly, Kim Needs Help! She has been a hot mess from the beginning and now is coming apart at the seams. I hope she gets the help she needs. It's painful watching someone self destruct.
i think you and kathy wakile are the best housewives in housewives history. i get a kick out of paul, he's so funny, love paul!
As usual you view is right on point! love the way you look at things and add that humor we all love! ADORE you you! By far your my favorite !!
Thank goodness for you Adrienne!! I swear every Real Housewives franchise needs one of you to keep things in perspective. I don't think you are a "fence sitter", I think you're being a good friend to Kyle AND Brandi. I respect your honesty in pointing out good and bad things about them both. Keep that level head, in this season it looks like you'll need it!
You are such a class act and I think you and Paul are so adorable together. You are dead-on about apologies. It costs nothing to apologize.
You are my favorite of ALL the housewives. I am sure that things would have gone differently if you had been there. There was no one there secure enough to have stepped in.
You are the best ! so poised and confident! a real Lady, my favorite housewife ( except when you were bickering at dinner table with Paul). Every housewife respects you. God Bless you, your marriage, your family and your business.
Adrienne - you are so great! Everytime there is a conflict that you are absent from everyone wonders how it would have been better had you been there. Great compliment to your character!
Love watching you, LOVE the hair bling (LOL) and thanks for staying in Sacramento. I am in Washington State now, but was born and raised in Sacto. The Kings changed the city for the better and it wouldn't be the same without them! I know all my relatives there are happy!
Adrienne, you definitely always tell it like it is. When Kyle was going on and on about Brandi's kid peeing in public, and you replied he's four, sh*t happens; that was classic. Wish you had been there that night to prevent the freight train, which incidentally is always being driven by Kyle.
Love you and paul I have to say that I truly admire you youre classy and I like the fact that you dont make a big deal out of things wish I could be as st rong a perso n as you.
'Cos you're absolutely wonderful with everyone, I can't wait to see you lose your cool at the others in future episodes/seasons! LOL
Luv Wagga Man xox
You are the a very fair person. Please back Brandi up. Kayle and Kim were horrible.
We want to see more of your little boys. Pleeeaaase.
Consider opening a great Lebanese Restaurant. (The most delicious food in the planet) :)
Adrianne, You have more class in your pinkie finger, then the rest of those catty women do in their whole bodies! Good for you!