I hate to say we never saw that coming, but the writing has been on the wall for, well, two seasons now. TMZ is reporting that Adrienne Maloof and Dr. Paul Nassif are headed for splitsville!

Apparently it was Dr. Paul who decided to file for legal separation from the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, who is well aware of his intentions. The couple has made multiple attempts to work out their issues, but to no avail.

Adding to the story is RadarOnline who claims the demanding filming schedule and the strain of being involved with a reality show has been a leading cause for their marital issues.


“There is no other person. It’s for a variety of reasons that they are contemplating separation. Adrienne was dragged through the dirt during filming of the upcoming season, and it really wore on her,” a source reveals.

Paul and Adrienne have always fought, it’s how they were as a couple. However, at this point, they realize that they are just want very different things, and neither one of them is happy in the marriage,” the insider adds.

However – there is hope. The couple isn’t ready to divorce just yet! “Neither one is ready to pull the plug and file for divorce, they are trying to figure out the best way to deal with this, and there is a lot of love between Paul and Adrienne,” another insider explains.

“If they didn’t love each other as much as they do, either one would just walk away without looking back. They aren’t at that stage yet, and are discussing a separation.”

Adrienne is allegedly slowing down her filming schedule. Tonight the cast of RHOBH is scheduled to film at an undisclosed location, but Adrienne is contemplating avoiding the drama.

Adrienne might not even go because of all the issues going on in her personal life. Adrienne is putting her family first, and she just doesn’t know if she is ready to face the other women after everything that has transpired over this past season,” says the insider.

UPDATE: Minutes ago Adrienne released a statement confirming the separation. “I’m so sorry that this is happening but my children are my life and sometimes we need to do what’s best for them,” Adrienne said in a statement to RadarOnline.

Adrienne reveals their marriage has been “on the rocks” and it is because of their children that she wants to end things. “It’s an unfortunate situation but, I have to have my kids best interest at heart,” she concludes.

Wow – this is both shocking and totally not shocking at the same time. Can Bravo keep Paul next season instead of Adrienne? I’ve come to see him as the voice of reason.


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