So, I guess the norm in in celebrity divorces is they typically take longer than the couple was actually married. Of course, on the flip side, the longer the marriage, the quicker the pair is to do whatever it takes to get out of it.
Good lord – in reality TV world a divorce last longer than a marriage! The latest couple who can never resolve their differences whether in holy matrimony or bitter divorce is Adrienne Maloof and Paul Nassif!
The former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills stars finalized their divorce last year and despite contentious arguing and unfounded abuse claims finally came to a 50/50 custody agreement. However, some of the particulars are still being debated. Adrienne and Paul's 11-year-old son Gavin has been the subject of the latest family court drama.
Gavin reportedly has "some learning and attention issues" so Adrienne and Paul were arguing about where he should attend school. Adrienne, says TMZ, wanted him to continue in his regular school yet receive special attention. But Paul preferred to send him to a school that specialized in learning disabilities.
Paul Nassif really scored some rotten luck in the whole marriage game. First he got stuck with Adrienne Maloof and her lawyer's hoofs – and thrown on the side of the proverbial plate like a wilted piece of gross parsley is Chef Bernie. Gag.
In the thick of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills stars' super acrimonious divorce, Bernie got on Facebook and posted photos that showed Paul's alleged physical abuse against Adrienne. In response Paul filed a lawsuit against Bernie.
Well now the status of an employment contract possibly signed (possibly unsigned) by both parties could affect the legitimacy of Paul's suit!
Well since Bernie Guzman (aka Chef Bernie) is more desperate for 15 minutes of fame than I am for wine on tap and an unlimited french fry buffet, he's of course rushing to Adrienne's favorite tabloid RadarOnline to rebuttal.
“Paul is a 50-year-old man acting like a little boy,” Berniewhines. “He is trying to silence the violence and I’m not going to let him.” Bernie claims he is now the voice of domestic violence and he will fight this lawsuit.
Um… somebody's about to get his charred chicken handed right back to him on a silver platter. And that person is eternal Adrienne Maloof mouthpiece Chef Bernie!
TMZ reports that Paul Nassif has filed a lawsuit against Bernie Guzman for unspecified damages, claiming the chef blackmailed and extorted him – and then slandered his reputation by falsely accusing him of spousal abuse!
In Touch is reporting that the two were seen recently on a date at celebrity hot spot Koi and things looked pretty hot and heavy. A eye-witness tells the magazine, “It was really full-on PDA! They looked really cute and comfortable together, definitely like they’ve known each other a long time. They were sitting really close and talking in each other's ear and then ordered food to share.”
Sean and Adrienne do have some things in common, like they've both appeared on reality TV (Sean starred on Celebrity Rehab) and they both come from wealthy families, so there's that.
TELL US – IS IT A PUBLICITY STUNT? PLOY TO MAKE PAUL JEALOUS?
Sources tell TMZ that once the money matter was settled, the parties agreed to dissolve their marriage no problem! Apparently the secret sauce to working things out was getting extended families involve. Both Paul's brother Chris Nassif and Adrienne's brother Joe Maloof led the pair through financial mediation so no one felt they were getting screwed.
The former couple released a joint statement today:
"We're happy to announce we have reached agreement on a settlement. There has been so much untrue negative innuendo and destructive rumors beyond our control … We want the best for each other and we're confident we can help each other make a continuing positive impact with our children. Our goal is for our children to have stable and nurturing relationships with both of us so we can all find as much happiness as possible. We appreciate the good wishes we continue to receive from our supporters around the world."