I have to honestly say that this situation was one of the most difficult things I have been involved in with this group, and it was even more painful to watch that night play out in hindsight.
As the episode opened, you saw me talking with Paul about the phone call I had received from Camille telling me about the email from Russell. When it comes to things that involve our mutual friends, Paul and I talk quite a bit as we both think it's important to be on the same page about how to move forward. We both agreed that based upon Taylor's conversations with us in the past, and those that took place amongst our group expressing concern about her revelations to all of us -- that any one of us could be next in terms of Russell's threat of litigation. I was really upset after reading the email, because in my mind friends never threaten to sue friends. An open line of communication should always come first.
At the time, I believed that Taylor knew about the email Russell had sent. Regardless, I knew what she had said to me, to Paul, and to our group about her marriage over the previous months. Taylor would draw us in and cause us great concern with her marital confessions, but then she would back away from her claims later on. I thought it was very possible that maybe she wasn’t admitting to Russell everything that had been said to our group out of fear. Obviously, this caused a lot of tension and concern in our group, which ended up turning into confusion.
I agree with the majority here, Adrienne is one of the more sane of the cast. I also really like Brandi and hope she replaces the obviously emotionally messed up Kim Richards. What the heck is wrong with this woman, anyway? Is it prescription drugs or alcohol or is she bi-polar? What gives. If you are going to show someone acting bizarre, at least explain what the problem is. Kyle isn't a lot better than her sister. She is way too involved in her life and it seems to me that Kyle has plenty enough to do without insinuating herself to such a degree in her sister's life. Obviously, Kim doesn't want her help. She has grown children and it is their responsibility to help their mom and if you can without it turning into a mega crying session, fine, but please woman, butt out! Same for Taylor who so has you and the other ladies buffaloed. This is a dangerous woman and Bravo needs to get her off that show before they get sued! It is coming ... just wait. She is a liar and the only one that seemed willing to hold her accountable was Adrienne, but in the end she too catapulted. Taylor Armstrong is a user and I don't believe for aminute that she was being abused. How do we know how she got that black eye if it even was a black eye. She could have drawn it in for the party. And please, a psychologist going to a party with her? Give me a break. That wouldn't happen in a million years. What was so funny was, Taylor the user and player had everyone's attention while Kim is in the bathroom (her favorite room in the house) loosing her mind. She's the one who needed the doctor. I see through this Taylor and it will all come out eventually - she's playing everyone for a fool.
I've watched this show from inception, and from the beginning I knew you were the one with the level, logical head on your shoulders. Not given to dramatic outbursts nor the mean girl syndrome that sadly Kyle and Kim have depicted this past year. Do keep up - you're a breath of fresh air on this show. Love your sense of humour! You've got Canadian fans galore as well as your USA ones.. sign me one of the Canadian ones! Best to you and yours in 2012
Dear Adrienne\ I love you on the Housewives of B.H....... your work ethnic and dedication to your team and the fans...is so amazing... I am a fan and wanted to ask if if is possible to help a dream come true for my daughter... I want to take my daughter and her friends to Vegas for her 21st..birthday ...she has never been... my husband and I are retired teachers and on a strict budget.... if you can find it in your heart to help me make my daughters wish come true ...it would be amazing................ a fan forever... Love Barbara Caracciolo
Dear Adrienne,You put it on the table. You tell it like it is. You are a real friend .You were wonderful at the table with Taylor, all the girls and the doc. You and your husband are adorable. And may I say the kiss between you 2,you and your hubbie, in hawaii .NOWTHAT WAS A KISS!!! good for you 2 beautiful and handsome wonderful couple .
You did great with the Taylor fiasco. She once again was making it all about her. Ruining another's event for her own selfish reason's. And that shrink is a dope! He is as bad as Taylor. He was all about getting free advertising on this show.
Adrienne: I sooo agree with Asia T January 16. You were my favorite. You got this one wrong tho. When you confide in a friend they should keep that information to themselves. Im sure you have confided some information to your friends that you would not want exposed. You are dead wrong on this one. Taylor and her daughters lives were put in danger by Camille.
Hi Adrienne, I just want to thank you for being a TRUE LEADER, at the white party you took the lead and did what was right. You and the other ladies make a great friendship, because everybody plays a part in helping each other out. Thanks for bringing Brandi in she fits perfectly!
I don't think you and the other ladies were wrong to turn Russell and Taylor away from the party. You can only help someone if they want to be helped and obviously Taylor wasn't ready. She put all of you in a no-win situation. On the one hand she was telling you things about her marriage but at the same time she was expecting you to keep quiet about it.
Oh my Adrienne, I just HAD to jump on here today (very out of character for me,) and write this blog. I have not been you fan; truth be told, I previously wrote in and wasn’t very kind regarding you. Please accept my apology. AFTER last night's episode, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE me MY Adrienne! You were stellar in holding ground. Only you had one goal in mind- The RIGHT THING TO DO. You had me at "no!" - - With the whole Taylor drama and tragedy, I absolutely adored how you wouldn't accept her self-serving apology that came with the condition of you all promising to “be there for her, hence forward.” - - - It would have been the easy thing to do with the cameras rolling, as the rest of the pack (except Camille) did. It was delivered, btw, through her therapist, the human “Buffer” and human “Ambien.” She wanted it to go her way, and she SET-UP up her therapist coming so we could all see her “thought process” as she was going into the evening; her next performance. I do believe you stole their ensemble doctor/patient Oscar. However, yours would win a different medium, the “documentaries” as it was the truth. Taylor is a master manipulator, even with this audience. I feel so sorry for Russell’s family, he isn’t here to defend himself, and we hear Taylor’s side, which I believe as about as much as I believed her contrived therapist/poor me scene. I just wish we had seen HIS make-up chair scene leading to the limo ride. The way Taylor insisted that you would all be there for her was so annoying—TRULY. I thought they were going to pull out a contract. GOOD FOR YOU Adrienne, in NOT being bulldozed over by the therapist who basically was there for her to stay on script. This is a “reality” show right? - her maneuvers are thought out, not reality. You all play fair and put yourself up for criticism and angst because you deliver the reality. Taylor uses us and you all for her ambition. In insisting you all “be there for her,” she was basically saying if you all agree right now, that you will be there for me, (is the therapist a notary public?) you can’t ever dislike anything I do and I’m in on a pass. It’s EXACTLY as Russell’s threatening letter was-that’s absolutely ridiculous and where’s her pride? Poor Kennedy, good lord. I know this sounds harsh, but you can’t MAKE people be your friend, be loyal and love you. You just can’t. Adrienne, you even towered over Lisa in integrity, I never thought that even a possibility! Lisa has fallen for the pathetic act Taylor threw at her tea party, and seems neutered with her out of pity. When Taylor couldn’t get the other ladies at TEAGATE to “back” her as planned, and let Lisa know that ALL of you ladies were saying what a bully she is (not true,)behind her back (essentially trying to ruin Kyle’s and Lisa’s friendship, all of yours with Lisa really,) she quickly went to plan b, begging for friendship. Again, a master manipulator. Well, in Taylor’s word, “It’s NOT FAIR! You protected Camille, and in doing so flushed out the real problem, and the accusations she made. Good for you, Taylor wanted to brush it off, and tie up the whole thing with a conditioned apology and pull all of your strings. I don’t believe anything that comes out of her mouth, and the scary part is I think she makes herself believe the reality she wants to be in, not the one she’s in. She said she remembers nothing from the Malibu party, well then wouldn’t she be saying “I never said you put my family in danger.” She hadn’t seen the footage yet. She lies about everything for her vantage point. The show isn’t enjoyable with her…everything comes with a manipulated condition with her and now you’ve all promised to “be there for her” translation---shut up about anything she tries to passive aggressively pull. She is not giving us reality because if she came clean, she couldn’t sell books or keep up her story/life. I feel every scene she’s in, is manipulated and that’s not what reality shows are supposed to be. Nice work Adrienne….Loved seeing the therapist and Taylor off script.
Adrienne, you ROCK! Thank you, thank you for not letting Taylor work us anymore. You were brilliant and the only one with the thought process of what's RIGHT! Camille indeed has a great friend in you. You were a superstar last night and got to the heart of the problem. No wonder you are such a success in your life. Everyone was going to let the dynamic doctor/patient duo manipulate the whole evening, but you stood your ground for Camille. You stood your ground for decency and the truth. BRAVO Adrienne!!!!
I think it was commendable of you to stick up for Camille when Taylor was pouring her heart out about her marriage and her state of mind. Even though Kyle (who loves to cry) and Lisa were under Taylor's spell, you stuck to your stand and made Taylor apologize for what she said to Camille. I do like you and Paul. I think you both are very loving and attractive couple. You act is if Paul gets on your nerves, but we see the love there.
Adreienne, thanks for holding onto the integrity, the truth and the bottom line amongst the girls. You are to be commended for standing behind Camille. I so admire you for that.
Dear Adrienne, I do love you and Paul and am always relieved for the voice of reason you bring to the group. And we share our love of dogs.
I do want to mention to you that Taylor not telling anyone the whole truth about her situation is so common. The woman is in the most danger when she is trying to leave. So going back is something they have to do until they can gather the strength and have a plan before they can leave. They are usually alone as it is embarrassing to be treated like you are nothing and you begin to believe it.
I don't understand why all of you ladies doubted Taylor. If you have never known her to be a liar, why would any of you assume she was lying about something so serious. So it didn't make sense. Some would say it doesn't make sense to stay married to a man who you haven't held hands with in years. Camille was wrong and no one has said that yet. Just because what she said was true doesnt make it right to say. All of the other wives were privy to the same information, but never said it on camera. A real friend doesn't repeat things like that in a room full of people unless they want to belittle or embarrass you. You have really changed last season you were the sweetest, but this Taylor situation has shown your true colors. Even tonight when she was trying to explain you were rudely talking over her. You were unnecessarily aggressive to the extent the Doctor had to ask you to be respectful and let her speak. While she was speaking your facial expression was one of annoyance. I hope next season the old Adrienne returns because this one is a b:!(h with horrible extensions.
love to see you and your hubby on the air. but please get kyle, kim and taylor off - honestly they are so annoying. the rest of the group is great!
Taylor was reaching out. I did the same. I was seeking help, but afraid to do so. No one knew about the abuse. No one. For 30 years. Unless you have been abused - you will never truly know the fear, the confusion, the loss, the not knowing when the next blow up will be or for what. The degrading is horrendous. I would "mention" tentatively about "bad behavior", tempermental - but no way would I come out and say "He's abusing me". I tried twice. It bounced back at me, which shut me up. If the ex found out I was talking about it, imagine, just imagine, what the repercussions would be at home... Listen carefully people. Listen.
Adrienne, you are a well grounded and class-all the way women. I find it really amazing that the only daughter of a wealthy family came out non-spoiled, hard working and a well grounded woman, mother, wife and business lady. Now that is to be admired. I believe the fact that you had a very close relationship with your father molded a lot of who you are, as he was an extraordinary man who developed his father’s business into something larger than your grandfather had ever imagined. And of course a credit should also go to your mother also because behind every great man there is a great woman Your friends- all I have to say is you are a great mediator, a friend with an eye for the right side of the issue. Keep on being you because you have not changed since the 1st season. Your husband- when it comes to your Paul, I don’t believe the truth is what we see on TV. I believe the truth is behind all that bickering and argument; there is a couple who are very confident and happy in their marriage and the life that they build together. Your house- oh there is not enough words for it other than ‘May I have my wedding in your garden?'
Adrienne, Loved seeing your Palms Place visor, in Hawaii. We spent last weekend at the Palms Place and had a great time. Beautiful place. Love you and Paul.Out of everyone, you two seem the most "Real". With busy lives and schedules much like the rest of us. Kudos to making it work. Thanks for the laughs. Candace
Adrienne, I think you and Paul are great. Reasonable at all points. You add balance when needed. Thank heavens you are there. You are one of my favs.
You & Paul are great and need to stay away from the poison individuals in the group. On a personal note, we don't know if Paul is related to our local Nasseff family but we, as well as many Minnesotans are greatly for their ongoing support and charitable contributions in St. Paul, MN.
You and Paul are my favorite couple. You both always handle yourselves with class and dignity. I would enjoy the show even more if Kyle, Kim and Taylor were not on the show...
The Hawaii episodes seem clear that you and Paul aren't in love. YEARS since y'all held hands? "Romantic, yeah... but I couldn't be there more than 10 minutes" ??? WTF? Can you say Divorce??
Adrienne, You are class through and through. I think that you are a great example of how being a good friend, savvy business woman, dedicated mother and wife is possible even in a out of touch place like Beverly Hills. I cringe (and sometimes giggle) at your costars antics but enjoy how you manage to sort things out and bring a smart grounded approach to all the situations that we see on TV. Keep on keeping on- all the best to you, Paul and your family in 2012.
"Wha'd do you have ESP or something???" Paul, that was the undeniably the funniest 'honest thing' I've heard in a long time. All bickering aside Adrienne, I know he's no Mauricio with overzealous doting... but the man sincerely loves you. Keep on keeping it real, you 2.
Adrienne you are my favorite....you and Paul are so funny...thanks for the good laughs during a hard time.:)
I think you and Paul being supportive of Kim and trying to be objective about her boyfriend is very commendable. You realize she has problems and are trying to be compassionate. I am sure you hope as many others do that she gets her problems under control through rehab. I also think that you should rethink your friendship with Brandi, who is attention seeking with a dirty twist. While I'm sure she has some good qualities, the fact that she made the comments about you and Paul in her interview were mean spirited and not a joke. Saying that you and Paul were freaks and probably fool around with other men and women is not a joke. It was a malicious and jealous comment, nothing humorous about it. I think she is jealous, bitter and immature. Rumor has it that she does a lot of yelling and insulting at the reunion and I hope that all of you women decide not to put up with it. The show was classier before, but had problems with some of the women exercising poor judgment. Now,it seems that most everyone feels that they need to sink to the level of some of the other housewife shows in order to match the competition. Viewers don't really want to see all the trashy behavior. I hope that you will continue to remain above the fray.
Adrienne..you are one of the classier housewives of Beverly Hills..You are usually non-judgmental..and a good friend with a calm demeanor..it is a good thing for one of you who hates controversy. The only thing I was disappointed in about you was saying what you said to Lisa about her choice of place for her daughter's Bachelor party. She already had an offer of someone else to do it, and what you said to her made you come off as jealous and back-biting..it was not your finest moment..since she had already made her decision, then why not just keep quiet about it. The other suggestion I have for you is to pay more attention to your sweet husband. He is obviously so in love with you, and trying to get your attention with some of his antics..but it is obvious that he irritates you. You should see the hurt look on his face when you say some of the things you say to him..you don't do that to anyone else. Maybe if you paid more attention to him, he wouldn't do all those irritating things. The minute you two get together, you start an argument. You were much better when you two were in Hawaii..maybe you need to take more trips like that together..alone...otherwise, some other lady is going to step up to the plate and pay more attention to him. I would say you two seem to have more marital problems than anyone. He has your back, and maybe you should be there for him.
Adrienne. You have the most cherished and rare talent to feel for people that are in pain and unjustly attacked. It takes a special person to lean toward the week. Paul is very intelligent and treat Kim with outmost care and class. Kyle should learn from you what it takes to really care for someone. You stand very tall compare to everyone else because of your ability to be compassionate. Lisa only shows her attention if person in need can benefit her characteristics. Lisa luck the spontaneous approach you and Paul posses. You are and idol for integrity, depth, realism and fairness. I wish i had a friend like two of you. Paul is gentle with Kim. it is admirable. He cut Brandy exactly the way i would do it when it comes to conclusion what exactly is troubling Kim. He just has enough like the Jews would say 'saihl' (saihl means smarts) to be carful, respectful, analytical and self aware of complexity that Kim presents as a human. You should go far as a person to exemplify what humans are capable of.
No explanation is really necessary for asking Taylor and Russell not to attend the white party. You, Kyle and Lisa did the right thing. It really was in bad form for Taylor and Russell to even show up at all. You don't threaten to sue a friend who simply repeated something you haven't been shy about telling people yourself, then expect to welcomed with open arms. If Taylor WASN'T aware that Russell sent the letter, then she didn't admit to him that she said those things herself, because I doubt he would threaten to sue if he knew that. If she WAS aware that he sent the letter, then she was a fool to think the rest of you would just "back her up" and show her a good time at the White party to boot. You ladies did the right thing, don't apologize for it.
Adrienne, I loved how you and Paul carried yourselves after Ken accused you of bad mouthing him. WHAT??!!! Paul especially was so cool. Dealing with that crazy was spot on, you and Paul killed him w/ kindness. A tactic I am sure Mr.Ken does not keep in his little box of tricks.
I say more hand holding too. Enjoy your time w/ Paul. Slow down and smell the roses. Time flies by, one day you will wish you could have enjoyed those moments a little longer.
I think you and your husband are adorable and made the right decision. Taylor even stated in front of Russel that the comments made were exaggerated and both you and Kyle said they were not. I think Taylor blows things out of proportion and now wow Russell is no longer w/ us. RIP
I love you on the show, You are so kind and know how to treat people right love the way you carry yourself. I would like to have a true freind like you. And experance the true life of beverly hills housewives thank you and your freinds for coming in our homes and showing us how things are there. your freind joanne
adrienne you used to be a favorite i like the fact that you were always a peace maker but now you have turn into a peace breaker you and your husband. i understand that these show like drama for ratings but you have should stay the way you used to be loving and caring about your fellow housewives the way you handle kim and kyle when they were argueing in the limo last season was and example of your beautiful self inside and out but this season you have turn into judge and jury all i want is the old beautiful adriene back please!!
Adrienne, You and Paul are my favorite couple on the show, hands down. You both exhibit kindness and class, but very clear heads and emotions. You know clearly what is right, and you aren't afraid to say it. Your husband was the ONLY man at the party who acted like a man, saying what needed to be said in a way that left no questions as to what needed to be done, but not mean-spirited way. I think you are both so lucky to have each other, and a great match! You are also absolutely right that Taylor owed Camille an apology. She can't be telling you all things like that without any kind of action on one of your part's eventually. You all clearly waffled between worry for her safety and wonder at her truthfulness, which had to be confusing and concerning to all of you. You are the only HW on that show that has any ring of truth or thought of others at all, and I really enjoy watching you. Thanks for the fun!
Dear Adrienne, You have been absoutely the most awesome & classy housewife of all time! I especially love how you are so humble & grounded for being wealthy & successful. That quality is rare & it really rubs off on children. Your children will be the beneficiaries of your example of kindness & class, which is a million times more important than cash!!! You also, understand the importance of being a real lady, as you do not have a foul mouth, you never gossip or seem vain, & competitve about who looks the best. Yet, you are in great shape & always look beautiful. You also are level headed & are no drama queen. I'm sure that Paul appreciates all of these qualities so much, & much more. I truly think if you were not on this show I would not be a regular fan! Thanks for sharing your life with us as a housewife of Beverly Hills! xx
Adrienne, I love watching you and Paul together WHEN you are PLAYING NICE! LOL you are wonderful classy witty strong lady and your husband, he is a kid at heart. A smart kid at heart. GOOD to see you PLANT THAT WHOPPING SMOOCH ON HIM!!! Loved that!! You guys need to be more together on the show....it is obvious you get each other and you have chemistry! Holding hands was fabulous too! Love watching you both but more importantly, I like listening to how you carry and express yourself. Continued success.
You and Paul are my favorite couple. I think you have a wonderful husband, after watching this show for 2 seasons, I wondered if you realized it yourself. I have to say that it was refreshing to see you kiss your husband on last night episode and holding hands. I hope to see that more often. Your husband deserves that from you and vice versa. Think the world of you two.
you and your husband are the only ones that have your heads on straight with class ,,,because kyle and her Latin lover and Taylor lost theirs...
Adrienne, I really like Paul and yourself. Keep up the good work. Lisa and yourself (Paul included) are the light of the show. But, I will no longer be watching the show due the lies being spread and the manipulation of everyone by Shaft.
Adrienne you are my favorite housewife. You have so much class and are so careful of what you say to the girls and usually give very good advice but I saw the previews for next week where you said to Taylor that she owes Camille an apology. Camille owes Taylor an apology for opening her big mouth on t.v. Taylor wanted to keep that among you ladies not for the whole world to hear. That did put Taylor and her daughter in a dangerous position. Taylor was thinking when Russell sees this he may hurt her again or even worse. I am really disappointed in you for sticking up for the wrong side. You have even been helping stir the pot lately, which isn't like you.