The saga of Adrienne Maloof vs. Brandi Glanville is just that a saga of she-said/she-said and wild accusations, many of which have left viewers confused and in the dark as a result of the cease and desist measure and lawsuit Adrienne reportedly filed against Brandi and the network.
Several sources have leaked that Brandi revealed the truth about Adrienne's children carried by surrogates and possibly resulting from another woman's egg. In a new Us Weekly article sources come forward to shed light on one of the most dramatic feuds in the franchise's history.
Last year when the tumultuous Real Housewives of Beverly Hills episodes began to air, Adrienne told the magazine: "Brandi… can be an instigator. She always seems to be picking on someone, and I guess this season that person is me." As a result of the drama "Adrienne is furious," a friend reveals. "She despises Brandi."
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Adrienne also claims that Brandi bringing her children into the situation – and onto the show for that matter – was very uncalled for. "From the very beginning of the show I made it clear that my children would not be in the story line." That has always confused viewers, many just felt Adrienne was being a respectful mother by keeping her children out of the spotlight, but once Brandi's allegations came to light many believed Adrienne was attempting to conceal the truth!
The magazine reports that following pregnancy complications with eldest son Gavin (now 9), Adrienne opted to use a surrogate for her twins, Christian and Colin, 6. When the cast took a weekend to trip to Ojai the ladies talked about labor and delivery and Adrienne is heard revealing she had difficult labors with both pregnancies and discussing her labor process – she revealed that she delivered via C-Section.
Adrienne felt Brandi goaded her into making those remarks only so she could make an example of her later. The big question remains: why would Adrienne lie? After all plenty of women use surrogates – including co-star and friend Camille Grammer!
A friend of Adrienne's reveals that Adrienne was advised by a child psychologist to keep the surrogacy a secret from her children until they were old enough to understand. Adrienne's surrogate is a close friend of the family.
Adrienne "barely even talks about her kids on television. She's all about her business on the show," the source shares. "A child psychologist recommended she wait until they are 10 years old," the source adds. "She doesn't want them teased at school or asked about it."
The source also defends pals like Faye Resnick for adamantly speaking up on Adrienne's behalf. "Her friends look up to her," the source insists. "She's such an amazing mother."
Many wonder why Brandi wanted to expose Adrienne's "personal secret." Brandi claims it slipped out and everyone behind the scenes was aware of the truth anyway.
Brandi also continues insisting Adrienne has done horrible things to her. The secret is revealed below! "There's not one valid reason Brandi should be angry with Adrienne," a friend insists. She believes Brandi's motives are self-serving. "Brandi wants to stay relevant." And she needs to because she's broke and relies upon the show for income.
As a result of Brandi's slip Adrienne took legal action. Her lawyers issued a cease-and-desist letter to Brandi immediately and demanded Bravo omit the reveal from the show or face legal action. "It basically said, 'Shut the f–k up,'" a friend reveals of the letter.
As a result of Brandi exposing a personal family matter, Adrienne "pulled back from being on the show so much." And the drama does not dissipate. "As the season progresses Brandi and Adrienne ignore each other during filming," the friend says. "They don't have an amicable conversation. They don't speak. Period. There is no way they'll ever be friends again."
While Adrienne and Brandi have officially severed their friendship, Brandi has made amends with Paul Nassif! "It's crazy that Paul can befriend Brandi after what she did to his kids," Adrienne's friend laments. Brandi revealed that Paul apologized to her for the legal action and they maintain a friendly relationship.
As a result of all the drama Brandi continues to defend herself. She claims Adrienne tried to get her fired (and nearly succeeded) for defending Lisa Vanderpump and speaking out against her on last season's reunion. "Brandi was pissed," a friend of hers dishes. "Brandi says she'll never speak to Adrienne again. But if Bravo tells her to film with Adrienne she will put this behind her."
The source says that Adrienne was allegedly behind the slew of negative press Brandi got over the summer and that Adrienne intentionally planted untrue stories about her in media outlets to disparage her reputation (like accusing her of using drugs and abusing alcohol or ignoring her children) – thus hurting her relationship with ex-husband Eddie Cibrian and their custody situation. Following Adrienne's behavior Brandi "began compiling things she knew Adrienne lied about."
"Brandi wasn't trying to hurt Adrienne's family," the source claims. "She just wanted to point out what a liar Adrienne is. Brandi was mad, so she bit back."
And she is continuing to bite back! As a result of the magazine accusing Brandi of destroying Adrienne's family, she told The Huffington Post: “I’ve never tried to ruin anyone’s family. I was simply protecting my own."
“I think Adrienne did a nice job of ruining her own family when she accused her husband of child abuse. She did this, not me,” Brandi added. OUCH!
The Huffington Post's Rob Shuter also claims Brandi had no idea this cover story was coming out and she is furious!
So that's quite the break-down. Also, chiming in on the mess is Kyle Richards. In a new interview Kyle shares her perspective on all the drama and believes viewers would have a different reaction if they knew the truth!
“When you don’t see the whole story of something, it’s very difficult. What was taken out, and what Brandi said, paints a very different image than what we were all feeling at the time," Kyle told All Things Real Housewives.
"Us knowing what was said and how it was affecting people’s lives is what was causing the reaction that we all had. That not being shown is difficult, but it wasn’t our choice.”
[Photo Credit: Us Weekly]
TELL US – DID BRANDI DESTROY ADRIENNE'S FAMILY? DO YOU THINK WHAT IS NOT BEING SHOWN IS SHAPING VIEWER'S REACTIONS UNFAIRLY? DO YOU BELIEVE ADRIENNE TRIED TO GET BRANDI FIRED?