Adrienne Maloof’s refusal to attend The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion special, and to quit the show altogether, can be summed up in two words:
“The final straw was Brandi bringing up my children. She got her kicks out of trying to humiliate me,” she told Us Weekly of her decision to walk.
“I made it very clear [to producers] from episode one that I wouldn’t do the series if my kids were involved in any way,” she said about her outrage.
Bravo exec Andy Cohen was less than pleased, saying on the reunion show: “Adrienne Maloof’s final act as a Housewife was NOT showing up tonight.”
She says she was approached, and explained her side.
“I said I couldn’t. And what was I going to do at the reunion? Sit there and say, ‘Can’t talk. Under gag order?’ It would have been very boring. I believe Andy gets it.”
Maloof recalls telling Andy Cohen, “I’m so upset with [Brandi Glanville], I don’t know what I’ll say. Knowing I was leaving, I wanted to leave with dignity.”