Adrienne Maloof

Adrienne shares how touched she was to hear from her father at the séance and why she thinks lasting impressions count.

on Nov 10, 20110

They say that you should always expect the unexpected.

I should have remembered that when we went to Kyle's that night for the séance. Despite our last evening with a psychic, I was looking forward to the evening and was glad that Kyle had called Brandi to start mending fences. What I hadn't counted on was that the first person to be mentioned at the séance would be my father, George Sr.

You saw how quickly the mention of my father affected me because talking about my family and our bond is something that really touches me deeply and immediately. My relationship with my own boys and my love of being a mother definitely has its roots in the amazing relationship I had with my father and mother growing up.

As you heard, I lost my father years ago, but his lessons and wishes for me have never been forgotten. I grew up in a house full of ambitious boys, but my father always took the time to encourage me to excel in every way. For him, there was no question that I could and would succeed on my own two feet. There was absolutely no inequality between the sexes in my father's eyes -- he taught me the family businesses, encouraged me in athletics, and empowered me every day to equally achieve and believe. He answered my questions honestly, and gave me both his time and energy. In his eyes, even the sky wasn't a limit.

182 comments
Dorothy KennedyViewer
Dorothy KennedyViewer

Adrienne you lost points in this last episode and do you really think you can "design" shoes? They only want your name, or maybe your financial backing. Do you know the story of Marie Antoinette and the milkmaids? For that matter, do you know who Marie Antoinette was?

katie marie schuie
katie marie schuie

ACTUALLY ladies who are arguing over if it's Switzerland or Sweden who played neutral, especially in WW2, you all are right because it was BOTH..look things up if you aren't positive before you are nasty to some random person on a blog :) the hostility is not necessary!! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

jaintn
jaintn

Why is Lisa's daughter obligated to have her bachelorette party at your hotel?

Sandy Sue
Sandy Sue

Very well said and straight from the heart. I so ENJOY watching the segments of you and Paul!!! I think you make a nice couple and opposites defintely do attract! Love Paul and his sense of humor!

Trina Ann Stith
Trina Ann Stith

Adrienne, Good morning and Happy Thanksgiving to you and Paul, I hope you have a beautiful holiday with your family, love Trina

Jason B
Jason B

You usually seem so level headed, which only makes your childish, knee-jerk reaction to Lisa's daughter not using your hotel/casino in Las Vegas more surprising. Why would you be so presumptious as to assume that Lisa was responsible for her daughter's bachelorette party?!?!

Joanne New York
Joanne New York

Love you and your husband so real and unpretentious. You are both so funny. Love to watch you You are the voice of reason on that show and you are right Lisa should have come to you. One hand washes another What doesn't she get about that? My husband and I are going to Vegas for our 25th Anniversary and I am looking into the Palms It Looks Beautiful. Don't change anything about you Stay true to yourself You are my cup of tea Have a Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas. God Bless

tobynos
tobynos

C'mon Adrienne, put your big girl panties on. It is Pandora's wedding after all! If not for this close friend I'm sure Lisa would have gone straight to you.

You are better than that!

sanpalh
sanpalh

Just wanted to say something possitive and i dont have anything nice to say about the other girls i have to say u are different!! I love how your not in all the drama and can hold your own ! Its unfortunate but u don't see that much especially on reality tv!! You have money and a personality.... That's great!!!

LoveNTexas
LoveNTexas

I just love you to pieces Adrienne! You are by far my favorite on the show. You seem like a quality person with such a sweetness of spirit. The ladies who are lucky enough to have you as a friend need to truly treasure you because friends like you are hard to find. I also love the realness of your relationship with Paul. It reminds me of my relationship with my husband. Not a bunch or phony, "Cleaver" conversation but instead, real communication & banter the way is should be. Hugs!

Mom of two*
Mom of two*

I need you to please read my letter I don't know where to fax, email, so that Mrs. Adrienne Maloof gets to read it please, I wish not to display my full info, for obvious reasons, but if I could please get someone to get in contact w/me thru my e-mail. I will greatly appreciate it, thank you so very much. :)

Mom of two*
Mom of two*

please read my story. :) could I send a private letter to Mrs.Adrienne Maloof please?

Gd
Gd

Adrienne,

I am very hopeful that you are still are that nice person we all fell in love with you last season.

For being a very important business woman you don't talk directly. You never address anything appropriately and you avoid a lot of clarifications.

I think you have been very unfair with Lisa. The viewers can not see a good reason. Lisa is a strong and direct woman, what is wrong with that. I feel all the ladies have supported your business. I have never seen supporting Lisa's business or for that matter anyone else. The show have supportive your business and Paul' s line of work. Really, Adrienne.

By the way, please consider opening a great Lebanese restaurant in Beverly Hills, Hollywood or Los Angeles.

My best wishes to you and your family.

Respectfully, GD/Newport Beach

jj murphy
jj murphy

Adrienne, love you very very much but......it is a no win situation Lisa would have been in. You seem angry with her this season and I don't know why. Lisa I am sure is aware of your feelings to some extent as well and did not want to seem to "mooch" as it would have been if she had asked. Someone else offered before you? Perhaps Pandora preferred Planet Hollywood? Even if you offered, Lisa is wise enough to know that she wants control overseeing planning her daughter's wedding as any mom would be. As you would be too. Therefore, she wanted to bypass any confrontation and by doing so with you, she still stepped in some poo. It is her decision in the end. Respect it. Move on.

hulali
hulali

You should try and stay away from giving people advice. You come across to hard and are less than compassionate. Maybe you are so busy running your business empire to be bothered with petty friendship squabbles and that make you too quick to resolve the matter, but you don't listen to your friends or take into consideration their feelings before imparting your advice. Its not a nice way to treat your friends.

Michellibelli
Michellibelli

This is completely unrelated (but related to your most recent episode), but I just wanted to tell you I just got back from my favorite Vegas hotel...The Palms! ;-) We upgraded to Palms Place when we got there and it was such a fabulous little apartment for the long weekend. I even have a Palms credit card somehow haha. You guys have added a ton of new things since I had last been last year (the Day Club, the ghostbar festivities with Pauly D, etc.). My husband and I are even thinking of buying a Palms Place condo/apartment we had so much fun on that side. You are so blessed to have such an amazing resort!

~Michelle

dkbanach
dkbanach

love love Paul and Adrienne! even tho they are rich they seem so grounded and oddly enough normaL! Paul may not be the conventional * handsome* man he seems like a mans man and regular kinda guy... love that about him.. his and Adriennes marriage also seems normal.. he is an accomplished plastic surgeon. but he rocks!! hope they never have any controversy regarding thier marrige. they are the bright spot on rhobh.. ALSO like Lisa so classy , rich but also normal lol.. dont know much about Ken. but he is kinda cute alwasy sitting in the background letting his wife shine

desiK
desiK

And...your mother and father did a great job raising you! For a women that has such success, fame and fortune; you certainly are as open-minded, non-judgemental, and accepting a person as I have ever seen. This is assuming you are that person and not a figment of bravotv's imagination and I think you are! What a great example you are for your children and the OTHER housewives.

S.Dot Marie
S.Dot Marie

I love seeing you and your husband on the show...great marriage! I love your husband just the way he is. You have the most class out of all the girls, but I feel like you really weren't listening to BRANDI, when she was trying to tellyou what happened. You didn't seem to tune into what she was saying and she really needed an ear to just LISTEN. Also, this picture of you reminds me of the band"Flock of Seagulls" You are beautiful, but you have to be able to laugh at yourself for this one.

ErinRealWife
ErinRealWife

Team Maloof!!!!!

PS...Team Dr. Nassif!!!!

Florida_Gal
Florida_Gal

Taylor has a right to decide who she is inviting to her luncheon. Pandora's maid of honor has a right to choose the venue for the bachelorette's party. You have a right to ask Taylor why she didn't invite Lisa to the luncheon and to ask if, when Lisa found out, whether or not Lisa made a snide comment. And your chef has a right to make snide NASTY comments about Lisa. Does Lisa really have control over where the bachelorette party is? Do you really have a right to expect her to have that? Maybe Lisa was a bit too exhausted between the Tea Party and planning a wedding. Maybe if Lisa had had more support from her "friends" when Taylor started attacking her, maybe she would have had the energy to remember to let you know of Pandora's plans.

GG Viewer
GG Viewer

Although I like that you dont stir it up, I do think when others are having issues you need to not chime it and tell people "maybe if you said this instead of that". When Lisa said, "I know Im not your best friend" it was clear what she was saying. There was no ill intent on her part. However, you tried to tell her she should have said it in a different way. The fact is Taylor is a mess and she blew it out of proportion and took Lisa's statement out of context.

I felt the same way as the above blogger when watching this episode. I usually llike you, but was disappointed with how you handle this situation. Lisa handled everything beautifully, with such grace and class.

RdEsthetician
RdEsthetician

THANK YOU! I am so happy you posted this, I lost my father a year ago and have been struggling to put into words what his mentoring has meant to me and how it applies to raising my own child. I love that ...lasting impressions.

ouizy
ouizy

you are competitive to the point of ridiculousness. lisa has giggy, you MUST include jackpot etc but to take poorly thought out positions regarding spats amongst "friends", just to be contrary to lisa (because she's much more popular?) lessens your appeal and successes, then reduces you to little more than an overly indulged empiric fool what's it like to be in the same caste as nene?

Claire D.
Claire D.

You are a strong woman you and lisa both!

Moosiecat
Moosiecat

Adrianne, Last year you were a breath of fresh air. You " seemed" to stay out of the drama and along with Lisa, was one of the voices of reason. This season however you are different. You seem almost jealous of Lisa as evidenced by you purchasing a tiny dog, jackpot AND giving Andy a picture of him on WWHL. You have obviously been talking about her if your husband knew of a "rift" with the ladies AND you've probably talked about Lisa with Taylor since you knew Lisa wasn't invited to Taylor's luncheon.

I'm not sure if it because you want more camera time or what. Maybe the person you portrayed last year wasn't the "real" you? Y

Lilianna
Lilianna

You are amazing and enjoy both you and Paul on the show !!! Very entertaining the way you communicate and so often banter back and forth..... You and Lisa have so much 'class' and are so above and beyond all of the rest of the cast..... In essence, both you and Lisa represent what most of us would expect of Bevery Hills.......FIRST CLASS ACTS!!!!!! Love the show!!!!

Page81
Page81

Adrianne, it's kinda funny how Paul knows the situation with Lisa and Kyle ..how she is having a problem with Lisa ....I sure hope you are not back stabbing Lisa too.

MsDebee
MsDebee

You are so cool! How do you keep your sanity amoung this chaos? How refreshing....a normal person!!!!

Trina Ann Stith
Trina Ann Stith

Adriene I must say that i love watching your "voice of reason" when it comes to conflicts, it really helps me keep my cool, thank you lol

foxy lady #10
foxy lady #10

Dear Adrienne, Where can I find your shoe collection ?

in response to iamsmitty....Sweden is the correct answer ck. your fact ck. peace

BH addict
BH addict

I love you. Not in an inappropriate way, of course :^)

Aisling
Aisling

Adrienne, thank you for this beautiful blog. This explains a lot about how you conduct yourself, as you always take a very balanced view & don't just "react" to things. Your father did indeed do an amazing job on you, and I'm sure wherever he is, he's so so proud of you.

stelli
stelli

Although I like that you dont stir it up, I do think when others are having issues you need to not chime it and tell people "maybe if you said this instead of that". When Lisa said, "I know Im not your best friend" it was clear what she was saying. There was no ill intent on her part. However, you tried to tell her she should have said it in a different way. The fact is Taylor is a mess and she blew it out of proportion and took Lisa's statement out of context.

NEDAG
NEDAG

Adrienne YOU ARE AWESOME!!!!! YOU ARE ONE OF MY FAVS.. YOU NEVER START TROUBLE.. YOU ARE ALWAYS ON THE LOOK OUT FOR SOME TYPE OF SOLUTION AND THATS WHY YOU REALLY ARE AWESOME.. BUT I HAVE ONE FAVOR TO ASK OF YOU .. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE BE JUST AS NICE TO YOUR HUSBAND AND HAVE THE PATIENCE YOU HAVE WITH YOUR FRIENDS..HE WILL BE THERE IN THE LONG RUN.. BUT WILL THEY...JUST SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT..

iamsmitty
iamsmitty

Adrienne you're awesome! Everytime the drama starts up again I can just imagine you thinking "Again with the estrogen overload!" Love that you're cool and collected.

(ps to blogger foxy lady #10: I think you mean Switzerland not Sweden)

Dimitrios
Dimitrios

you are amazing.. your posts are on point and entertaining. your such a down to earth person. xoxo

Ginny77
Ginny77

Miss A, I love you, and your husband. I and my husband are almost the same way. its funny. But you and your family are great. Lots of love and luck. Take care.

seattlenative
seattlenative

Hello this is for all of the ladies, I have extensive training in the realm of Domestic Violence and wanted to share with you, while watching you and the comments you make are so right on for what happens when someone is in that situation, the man is so nice when out in public and they do that for a reason, the reason is to make people not believe the woman that is being abused if she tells someone, and it is a dance they do, when they first get together the man is so great and attentive etc, and the process is very slow most of the time and it consists of him belittling her and tearing her self esteem down little by little before he hits her and when he does he convinces her that it is her fault, that if she didn’t do this or that he wouldn’t get to the point of being so angry, that she caused it, and with her self esteem in the toilet she believes him, these men are really good and I have to tell you, I worked as the Victim Assistance Director for 2 years and only one woman actually left her husband and I spoke to my friend that was the District Attorney and she told me that, that woman went back. It is so confusing to strong women why a woman would stay in that situation but most of them do. It doesn’t make sense to most of us but it is a sick dance that they do and these women just don’t have the self esteem to leave. And it doesn’t matter how much money you have it happens in all walks of life. Because she has Domestic Violence in her past it is more acceptable to her and it makes it even harder for her to believe that she deserves better. I hope she gets the help she needs so she doesn’t end up in another abusive relationship but the sad thing is that these women usually do end up in abusive relationship after abusive relationship. She needs her friends to support her and help her to believe that she is better than that but this is a vicious cycle that tends to go from generation to generation.

Dee Haag
Dee Haag

love yo, love your husband, love your relationship!! You Rock!!!

foxy lady #10
foxy lady #10

Dear Adrienne, I admire you in so many ways but please stop playing Sweden. I know that you are able to take a stand. Good Luck with your SHOE LINE, peace.

criays05
criays05

Don't you think you were hard on Lisa? Telling Taylor that Lisa wasn't her "best friend" wasn't a bad "delivery". Lisa was just being honest. Taylor has some serious issues and you should recognize that.

Jacs
Jacs

You are a baddddddddddd DIVA!!!!! Don't you let that foolishness get in your way. Keep it moving boo....love you!!!! And your husband is the bomb diggity too.

hulali
hulali

You and Paul are my favorite couple to watch on the housewife franchise and I so admire the fact that you are both so successfull independantly. But the only thing that bothers me is how you attempt to resolve conflicts without getting the facts from both sides. With Brandi you assumend everything Kyle told you was accurate and then again with Taylor you asumed that Lisa said she was not her friend. Its so frustrating watching you use your formidable negotiating skills to the detriment of the friend you failed to get the facts from.

Gd
Gd

Hi Adrienne,

I think you are a very nice person.

You should really make sure of the facts before giving your advise. The reason I say this is because this is the second time you were not aware of what really took place. (Game night with Kyle, Kim and Brandi, and when Lisa talked to Taylor. Lisa said I am not your best friend).

Lisa may have a big ego, but the rest of the cast members do too. (Including you). There is nothing wrong with that. No matter what Lisa (like you) is a great person with good feelings.

Have a beautiful Thanksgiving Day with your beautiful family,

Jean in New York
Jean in New York

Adrienne, how can you sit back and let Taylor abuse Lisa like she did on Monday's show? Taylor is a mess and you believed her story about Lisa saying "we are not friends" when Lisa's comment was that she would not masquerade as her best friend but would be there day or night if Taylor needed help. Lisa has a big heart and was very generous in her offer to Taylor yet Taylor turned it around and asserted that Lisa just wanted to be viewed as a saint. What gratitude! I am quite sure that if Taylor had shown up at Lisa's and need help, Lisa would provide it. You were very cold to Lisa at her tea party. You don't seem to like her. Why?

OneGoalJoy
OneGoalJoy

I really enjoy watching you on this show--you always seem to have the gift of timing! There is no high-stakes drama with you--only solutions and that is truly inspiring! Thank you for the window into which you've allowed me to view :)