E! kicked off Season One of their new reality series Pretty Wild Sunday night, introducing the world to the flirty fun-loving females of the Arlington family – mom Andrea Neiers Arlington, daughters Alexis Neiers and Gabrielle Neiers and the mysterious family friend Tess “Taylor” Adler Neiers Arlington.
The show (as well as the E! website) glosses over the fact that Tess isn’t really the daughter of Andrea or sister to Alexis and Gabrielle, continually calling her “sister,” “sibling” and “daughter.” So what’s the real story behind this unofficially adopted Arlington? Here’s what I’ve been able to cobble together from multiple online sources:
Tess was born Tess Amber Adler to parents Tracie A. Adler and Franklin Simon Adler, or at least she was in their custody in 2002. According to online court records, in October of 2002 there was a “statement for registration of foreign support and clerk’s notice” filed in the Superior Court of California in Ventura County naming Tess Amber Adler as the minor child, Tracie A. Adler as the obligee and Franklin S. Adler as the obligor.
As for Tess Adler’s mother Tracie Adler, I haven’t been able to find out much information. There was a commenter on another site that claimed she was involved in a car accident in 2005 that left her in a coma for a brief period, but I couldn’t verify any of that.
RETRACTION: When I first published this post I connected the Franklin S. Adler in the documents mentioned above to attorney Franklin S. Adler of Beverly Hills California. That connection was completely erroneous. Attorney Franklin S. Adler, Esq. is a well-respected lawyer and has been happily married to the same woman for 36 years.
According to tons of commenters claiming to know Tess, Alexis and Gabrielle, they are from Oak Park, California – a small, boring suburb way outside of Los Angeles. And there seems to be a general consensus that Tess and Alexis weren’t just easy on the eyes, but easy in other ways as well, which shouldn’t upset them since that’s the image they are trying to sell on their show. Here’s a description of Tess from the E! website:
“The oldest sister and the true party girl of the family, 19-year-old Tess hangs out with and dates a Who’s Who of Hollywood and frequents the hottest celebrity hangouts.”