BEVERLY HILLS (LALATE) – What did Brandy say about Adrienne Maloof’s family? One news magazine is printing what it claims Brandi Glanville said about Adrienne Maloof, Paul Nassif and their family during Bravo’s current season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Bravo is not expected to air, at any date, Brandi’s remarks. But the alleged remarks are purportedly appearing on the cover of a popular news magazine hitting shelves this week.
Words like “bombshell”, “toxicity”, “character assassination” and similar have been proffered all season long on RHOBH. But while Brandi’s comments about Adrienne Maloof have never been confirmed by either housewife, fans are troubled if the remarks are less dramatic than the show is making them out to be.
First, are the comments true? Lisa Vandepump this month told news that in her opinion that Brandi made a “truthful statement”. During last week’s episode, Ken Todd is even heard telling Mauricio that he believed the comments were true. Glanville, as well, has remarked that in her opinion the comments were true. Maloof has says to Glanville that she “life”.
Second, were the comments “character assassination” as Maloof has claimed? Not so, claims Lisa Vanderpump. In fact, Lisa claims that the allegations by Adrienne against Lisa during the reunion show and against Brandi during the LA Live confrontation were also damaging, but in that case actually allegedly untrue.
But perhaps the bigger story this season hasn’t been what Brandi said about Adrienne Maloof’s family. Rather, it has been Adrienne Maloof’s reaction and her decision to possibly sue Brandi Glanville about the remarks. That legal reaction has not resonated well with reality show viewers. “I really think Bravo should include in their contract, you sue a cast mate, you are off the show. Like old school The Real World [MTV] where if you hit someone you were gone”, one viewer noted.
Also problematic this season has been Maloof’s absence, even in recent weeks, from Bravo activities like blog posts. It has left many to question how interested Maloof is in RHOBH going forward. Maloof, who once wrote three page summaries about each episode, is now reduced to mere line statements spanning a single paragraph, no longer recapping the show.
Most recently, Adrienne Maloof told news that she is not a fan of drama. “I think all of you know that I am NOT the biggest fan of drama.” But Housewives’ format for now several years has been drama.
The question perhaps is what drama is permissible. Last season on RHONJ, Melissa Gorga told news that she was hurt by false allegations she was a former dancer on Housewives. This week, Kenya Moore tells news that she was hurt by false allegations of being bipolar on Housewives.
Maloof this week makes clear that the purported victims in this drama were her sons. She says of her children “For me there is one key difference and that is the direct involvement of my innocent loved ones who were never supposed to be part of the drama.” Maloof also tells news “Any mother would agree that protecting young children is of the utmost importance.” For now, the dispute is far from over.