You sign on for a reality TV show and you think of the parties, the laughter, really seeing the lighter sides of our lives. Yet whether the cameras roll or not, reality always makes itself known, often in the midst of family. When I got the call about my Uncle Pat, you could see that Kim and I were just hanging out and looking forward to our New York adventure. Obviously the most important part of our world is our family. As Wives, Mothers, Daughters, Sisters, Nieces, etc., we bring our all to love and support each other--especially in times of great need.
My Uncle Pat was my mom’s last living brother and their bond was such that had they not been family they absolutely would have been friends. He’d been sick recently, but nowhere in any of our minds was there ever the thought that this call would be coming. For me it was vital to be on-hand to shower my mother with love and support and be her rock during this time of loss. And there’s always the sweet irreverence of her grandchildren to help her find her smile at times like this when she feels she can’t smile. Yes, I lost an Uncle, but my mother lost a sibling. Family truly is the bedrock upon which we build our own lives, and I think it’s important that we always remember that. It’s something my husband and I teach our sons every day—you are loved and your family will always be here for you, always.
In regards to the ladies trip to New York, I know that nothing said in this group is ever meant poorly. I can genuinely say what a lovely group of gals this is and I would hate to see any one of them have their feelings hurt. Sometimes we really do need to just hug it out—all of us.
YOU ARE THE TRUE DEFINITION OF CLASS!!! YOU MADE IT CLEAR IN YOUR INTRO: YOU HAVE MONEY, BUT IT IS NOT WHO YOU ARE. NENE, VICKI, BETHENNY, JILL, TERESA, CAROLINE AND LYNDA SHOULD TAKE LESSONS FROM YOU. ROCK ON PHENOMENAL WOMAN!!
I love you Adrienne.. you are the most real house wife.. though you def do much more than be a house wife!
A, Sorry about your Uncle. Loved you with the kids. When you mix the kids names up you know you are a mother.
So very sorry to hear about the loss of your Uncle. You are so right about family. You seem to be a really nice person and a wonderful friend. I am so disappointed in how your husband comes off on the show. He seems like such a jerk. The way he was acting with Camille was so lame. He married up for sure. What a lucky girl you are to have such a good life and be such a good person.
favorite housewife of all the cities, hope we see much more of you this season. I was a tennis player also, how often do you still play/
As with all of these shows, some of the ladies exhibit class and others do not. As to Kyle and Camille I believe that the Beverly Hills housewives have found their Danielle Staub (Real Housewives of New Jersey) in Camille. It is all drama and all about her all the time. Get rid of Camille and get a more mature housewife on the show to replace her.
Dear Adrienne, First of all I would like to express how sorry I am for your loss of your Uncle Pat. You seem to have a very good and strong marriage. You are a wonderful mother and a great friend. I find it very refreshing to see you be so "real" and down to earth. There are other HW who name drop and flash and flaunt money around and it's seems like such an act. I love the fact that you say "Money is what you have and not who you are" and I think you do a great job on staying true to that statement.
Very sorry for your lose. I am sure even as uncomfortable it looked in NY you would have rather been there instead of mourning your Uncle. I don't understand why your husband was out with the boys instead of being with you?
Love you on the show you are the most realist and down to earth person ever.I love how you handle yourself , you have money but you know that you don't have to flaunt it in everyone faces to be there friend and you don't have to talk about all the things you have 24-7. Keeping doing what you are doing because i'm one of your fans.
I think Adrienne is the top notch 100 percent down to earth person on the show. It is so refreshing to see what a person that has earned their position in life, but it hasn't gone to their head.
you just are so mature and level headed, real with such a kind heart..it would be nice for all of us to use you as a mentor when it comes to relationships, be it, friends or family. Lisa and you are just so very real and refreshing to watch. From the beginning of this show, you both have stayed steady in your convictions and radiated such class, dignity and poise without having to stoop to a lower level to express yourselves. Condolences to you and your family on your loss.
I am so sorry for your loss, as someone who has lost too many families, I understand your feelings of loss completely.
i'm very sorry about the loss of your Uncle. THIS SHOW SHOULD BE CALLED "HOUSEWIVES WITH REAL BEAUTIFUL HAIR". Everyone of you (especially you, Kyle and Kim) have gorgeous hair. It's nice to see woman in my age group who just like I, wear their hair long! Adrienne you must rinse your hair in Evian water. It is so shiny.I'm sounding shallow I know. But, when someone looks good I have to say something.Your hair is gorgeous!
I am so sorry about your Uncle Pat passing away. Death is such a difficult thing, especially when you have such a close family. It's really refreshing to see the genuine love in your family. That love will carry you through the difficult times.
You are the most amazing housewife,so kind you have such friendly and generous nature. I would love to have such friend. You are the best
(I know it does not matter to you, coming from me, a stranger, which is just another reason) You're awesome!
You are a lady, through and through. It's nice to see someone on Housewives with an education. Years ago, my mother-in-law told me about the Maloof kids (I don't remember how it came up or how she knew you/of you) and what a great family you are. You all have very high reputations across the country from the people you have treated graciously and fairly and your actions.
Adrienne, is amazing to see that you are probably with the one with most money, yet you are the most centered and humble person. I admire your passion for work, family and enjoying your money with your friends. I am that way too, I love spending my hard earned money with loved ones. Of course I can't afford your life style, but I know that is not what matters to you. Just sharing what you have with your loved ones is truly a blessing.
Adrienne, I wish your family, and especially your Mom all the best. It is always terrible to lose someone, but they live on in your thoughts and memories.
You are a gem amongst all these women, and you do the Real Housewives Franchise so much justice. You are the example of class, elegance, and beauty. It truly is amazing because of how much wealth you clearly have, yet you are so down to earth!
Hope all goes well!
-Loyal Gay Fan :)
So sorry for your Family's loss! I have to say I get a HUGE kick out of watching the interaction with you and your husband! LOL! I love him!!!!
Adrienne- I am sorry to hear about your uncle. I have to say you are one of my favorites. Love your style!
What a class act! In the beginning I thought u would be a typical BH housewife - "au contrair" (sp? - lol)! U r the best! Even your husband does not fit the BH plastic surgeon role! He seems really sweet, goofy and to really love you! U have MADE the season! So sorry to hear @ ur uncle BUT you seem to have a great family that pulled together!
Camille needs to learn from you and your family! Money is not everything! I am sure you all are beyound rich BUT you could never tell from how you all act! LOVE YOU and ur family!
I LOVE THIS SHOWWWWW!!!! i watch all the housewives but i think you women BY FAR have the most class! the one thing i do not like about the housewives in general is all the mean nastiness that goes on, but you women do not have any of that! i think you are sooo down to earth and modest and it is very very impressive to watch a woman with your wealth and status be such a great person to everyone around you. i love watching you women and i hope there are more seasons to come!!
Sorry for your loss! Love to watch all of you. Best Real Housewives! Wishing you and the ladies the best of luck with the season - especially with CamillE!
You are absolutely terrific! Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. Hugs to you and your mom.
My sympathies to you and especially, your Mom! My Mom recently lost one of her brothers so I can totally relate. You are such a genuine and loving person and I can see why Kim gravitates towards you. I hope you and your family can get thru this together and come out of it stronger than ever!
Hello Adrienne, Just wanted t let you know that you are a person to admire. I love that eventhough you have millions, you don't show it off and remain down to earth. I like your attitude. God bless you, and I am sorry about your family loss. May He bring peace and comfort durign this dificult time.
I'm sorry about your uncle. It's difficult when not exposed on tv!
I hope they involve your mom in the show at some point. I'd love to see her.
Your blog this week is so lovely and so true. How wonderful to know you are there for your mother and the rest of your family in their time of need, and always.
I love that the Beverly Hills group is so nice to each other. Kyle in her blog says she's sure Camille did not make anything up out of malice, but instead truly thought that's what she heard. After all the cat fights and blog/media wars in other franchises, it is such a nice change to have women who respect eachother and are decent to eachother and actually seem to care for one another. This is by far my favorite franchise, and I am a DIE HARD RH fan! haha
So sorry about your uncle. I really respect and admire you as a person. You are a wonderful role-model as a woman, wife and mother. You work so hard at it all, and show a real side of things. It's very refreshing to know there is someone like you to admire on these "reality" shows!
Adrienne, So sorry about your Uncle Pat. It is good to see you being devoted to family and having the moral values that everyone respects. Thank you for being kind, compassionate and a positive example. There are a lot of people who have wealth but it only material. You also have a spiritual wealth which comes through loud and clear! Love, Aloha808
Adrienne my condolences to you and your family. I really missed your get-up-and-go attitude in this weeks episode...and I can't help wondering what would have happened in NY if you had been there to referee...you are classy without even trying to be...love you and your adorable family!
Adrienne-so sorry about your loss. You came from money. But after hearing and seeing your work ethic I just want to say you deserve all your successes.
i am sorry for your loss. i hope your mom is doing better. i know how it feels to lose loved one. in a 4 year span i lost both of my grandmothers, my cousin, my uncle and my dad. hugs sweetie and i am sorry for you and your mom.
I really admire you!! You are such a committed mother and so down-to-earth and hard working. Thanks for being a real person in the midst of all the B.S.!! Sorry for the loss of your uncle.
Hello from Sacramento!!!! You seem like such an amazingly strong woman who knows what she wants.....you remind me of myself. Enough said!
I enjoy you. You have learned to be a diplomat from all of your business dealings and you are good at it. You are perfect for this show.
I hope you are well and pray that your family can come out of this ok. We missed you on the show. Love ya! xoxoxoxo