Adrienne Maloof and co-star Brandi Glanville have been at war during the recent episodes of the third season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills after Brandi told everyone that Adrienne used a surrogate for her 6-year-old twins Christian and Colin. While the comment was not shown on air by Bravo, it didn’t sit well with Adrienne, and she quickly enlisted the help of her attorneys to silence Brandi. Although Adrienne had previously been advised to not address the issue publicly because of her custody situation with Paul Nassif, their divorce has now been settled and Adrienne is finally opening up about the issue in Life & Style:
“I would think Brandi, being a single mother, would have a heart and understand my feelings, where I’m coming from,” Adrienne tells Life & Style. Adrienne had planned to wait until the 6-year-olds were a few years older before sitting her angels down to reveal that mommy didn’t carry them in her belly. “Brandi took away something so precious from our family,” shares Adrienne.
During Adrienne’s pregnancy with her oldest son Gavin, now 9, she experienced complications serious enough that when it was time for more babies, she opted on a surrogate as a precautionary measure.
Once Brandi revealed her secret, Adrienne cut ties with her former friend (Adrienne was actually the one who brought Brandi on the show) and reportedly refused to film with her. And now, Adrienne is blaming Brandi for driving a wedge between her and her former husband which ultimately led to their summer 2012 split. “Brandi did destroy our family,” Adrienne states. “Right now I’m really hurt and upset, especially because I’ve stuck up for Brandi as a mother in the past.”
Brandi also recently spoke with Life & Style and she says, “I don’t think there’s anything wrong with what I said. We all knew it already. She would always lie about it. It’s not that big of a deal. They’re still your children, just somebody else had to carry them.”
Editor’s Update - Adding insult to injury, Brandi is apparently getting pretty chummy with Adrienne’s ex Paul! (Thus the Life & Style cover story headline “THE ULTIMATE BETERAYAL.”) The two have been exchanging tweets and private text messages since Adrienne’s split. “I believe getting close to Paul is a ploy on Brandi’s part to make herself more relevant,” Adrienne says. “I feel the sudden friendship with him was thought out and vindictive.”
Brandi, of course, offered her usual dismissive two cents, saying, “We’re friendly,” and then further elaborating, “Every once in a while, he’ll text me. He’s very nice.”
But Brandi bows up when addressing Adrienne. “She [Adrienne] is not a very nice person; she pretends to be. I called her to talk to her about the situation. But it’s hard for me to apologize to someone when I feel like they owe me an apology prior to that.”
I think the countdown has already started for when we will see Adrienne Maloof and LeAnn Rimes hanging out together. I give it about three days.
Want to know more? Be sure to pick up the current issue of Life & Style on newsstands now! (You can’t miss it — Adrienne and Brandi are right there on the cover!)