What happened to the original cast of these Real Housewives shows?
Still stirring up drama after 15 years! What happened to the ORIGINAL cast of the Real Housewives of New York and Beverly Hills – from Kim and Kyle Richards’ BITTER on-screen feuds to Luann de Lesseps alcohol struggles
- Following its launch in 2006, the Real Housewives franchise has made its star international superstars
- Many of the star have seen their lives remain in the spotlight, even after leaving their respective instalments
- Now, we explore how these original Housewives have weathered the storms since finding fame
Ever since the Real Housewives launched with Orange County in 2006, the franchise has become one of the most popular and successful reality programs in history.
Many of the women who have kept viewers hooked to each spin-off on Bravo has gone on to become mega-stars themselves, while others have chosen to retreat away from the spotlight completely.
During this time, particular installments such as the Real Housewives of New York and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills have become known around the globe for their iconic drama and viral moments.
RHONY premiered in March 2008 with Luann de Lesseps, Alex McCord, Bethenny Frankel, Ramona Singer, and Jill Zarin.
The Real Housewives of New York City made a splash in 2008 with (L-R) Ramona Singer, Jill Zarin, Luann de Lesseps, Bethenny Frankel and Alex McCord becoming household names
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills premiered in 2010 and catapulted Kim Richards, Kyle Richards, Taylor Armstrong, Camille Grammer and Adrienne Maloof to a new level of fame
It was the second installment of the Real Housewives franchise after the original, Orange County.
After 13 seasons, it was revealed in March 2022 that the show was being rebooted with a brand new batch of housewives.
Meanwhile, fans will get the chance to see some of their favorite alums return with the launch of a RHONY ‘Legacy’s version of the show.
Elsewhere, RHOBH premiered in March 2010 with Kim Richards, Kyle Richards, Taylor Armstrong, Camille Grammer and Adrienne Maloof.
It was the sixth installment of the Real Housewives franchise and reinvigorated the franchise amid the cancellation of The Real House Wives of D.C. after just one season.
The series has enjoyed twelve headline-grabbing seasons, with filming for season 13 starting on February 13, 2023. At present, Kyle Richards is the only original Housewives who still features on the show.
Indeed, the likes of Bethenny Frankel and Lisa Vanderpump have gone on to become celebrated businesswomen, while stars such as Ramona Singer and Kyle Richards have continued to deliver the on-screen drama for over a decade.
Here, FEMAIL looks back the original cast of the famous instalments and where their careers have gone since finding international fame on the series.
Real Housewives of New York: Bethenny Frankel, Luann de Lesseps, Alex McCord, Ramona Singer, and Jill Zarin
The original Real Housewives of New York City cast at the 2008 American Image Awards
BETHENNY FRANKEL, 52: Starred on and off as a main Housewife for 11 seasons
Bethenny Frankel made her name through her entertaining turn on RHONY, after becoming a runner up on The Apprentice: Martha Stewart
The TV star, pictured in 2015, has built her successful Skinnygirl brand and starred in several spin-off shows
The TV star, pictured in 2022 (left) and in 2023 (right) has launched a Real Housewives re-watch podcast, ReWives with Bethenny Frankel, as well as running her regular podcast, Just B with Bethenny Frankel
These days Bethenny speaks out about the use of filters on social media, while she’s also become popular on TiKTok for her honest product reviews
After becoming a runner up on The Apprentice: Martha Stewart, Bethenny made her name through her entertaining turn on RHONY.
After leaving the show in 2010, Bethenny made return in 2015 – only to leave again in 2019. Her simmering feuds with her co-stars helped propel her rise to international notoriety during her time as a Housewife.
Her popularity during her run saw the business woman enjoy two spin-off series’ titled Bethenny Getting Married? and Bethenny Ever After…
The year after she became a Real Housewife, Bethenny released her book Naturally Thin: Unleash Your SkinnyGirl And Free Yourself From A Lifetime of Dieting.
The star has also built her successful Skinnygirl brand as well as enjoying a short stint as a daytime talk show program, Bethenny, and launched one series of her HBO Max competition show, The Big Shot with Bethenny.
Bethenny also started her own TV production company, B Real-ity, producing two seasons of FYI’s Food Porn, and was the creator, producer and star of Bravo’s real estate show, Bethenny and Fredrik.
More recently, the star has made a name for herself due to her brutally honest beauty reviews on TikTok.
While the TV star has also launched a Real Housewives re-watch podcast, ReWives with Bethenny Frankel, as well as her regular podcast, Just B with Bethenny Frankel.
Meanwhile as for her personal life, Bethenny is engaged to real estate developer Paul Bernon whom she first began dating in 2018.
She has a daughter called Bryn, 12, by her ex-husband Jason Hoppy, with whom she slogged through a nearly nine-year custody battle.
LUANN DE LESSEPS, 57 : Starred as a Housewife for 13 seasons (briefly demoted to friend in season six)
Countess Luann, pictured in 2008 (left) and in 2023 (right) had her fair share of drama play out during her 13 seasons on RHONY
The fan favorite, pictured in 2014, is known for her glamorous looks and has appeared on the red carpet at many events over the years
In 2017 the reality star was arrested and charged with battery, trespassing and disorderly intoxication
Luann, pictured in 2022, has recently been touring the United States as part of her cabaret show as she moves forward from her previous struggles
Countess Luann had her fair share of drama play out during her time on RHONY.
She split from Count Alexandra de Lesseps in 2009 after 17 years of marriage, which saw the pair become parents to daughter Victoria and son Noel.
Her relationship woes continued on the show thanks to her turbulent romances with Tom D’Agostino Jr.
After a whirlwind romance, the pair announced their engagement in February 2016 and tied the knot on New Year’s Ever – despite the fact Bethenny had found out about Tom cheating on her friend.
The pair ended their marriage in 2017, and Luann was arrested and charged with battery, trespassing and disorderly intoxication in December of the same year when she returned to their wedding venue in Palm Beach.
She had been arrested for attacking a police officer and threatening to kill that officer, with the incident seeing her ring in the new year in rehab.
However, Luann soon found herself back in court after failing an alcohol test and not participating in her court-mandated counseling and AA sessions.
Luann has recently been touring the United States as part of her cabaret show in which she sings songs including Money Can’t Buy You Class, Chic C’est La Vie and Feeling Jovani.
ALEX MCCORD, 49 : Starred as a main Housewife for the first four seasons
Alex McCord, pictured in 2008 (left) and in 2023 (right) was one of the founding members of the series but she turned her back on reality TV after being dropped from the franchise
Alex and her husband Simon, pictured in 2008, were regulars on New York’s social scene and were beloved members of the show
Alex, pictured during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live in 2018 (left), has since journeyed into the world of academia. Seen holding up a peer-reviewed journal article in 2022
Alex pursued her master’s degree in psychology after the show – pictured with her husband and their sons in 2020
Alex McCord was one of the founding members of the series who has since turned her back on reality TV completely.
She starred with her Australian husband Simon van Kempen from seasons one to four before a dramatic shakeup saw several cast members sacked.
Outside of reality TV, the couple had their then-new home goods company, Aluxe Home, to keep them busy.
The bed and bath line was a success until Alex ended up suing her business partner, Vivian Douek, for $100 million after Douek allegedly launched a competing company that mirrored Aluxe Home’s product line, TMZ reported at the time.
Alex, who has since journeyed into the world of academia, moved to Australia with her husband Simon van Kempen with the pair settling in the Byron Bay region of coastal New South Wales.
While his wife pursued her master’s degree in psychology, Simon also studied for a law degree and graduated from Southern Cross University in 2020.
In December 2022, she shared an update with fans as she posted a snap of herself holding up a peer-reviewed journal article.
‘Another published peer-reviewed journal article! This research examines the illicit uses of digital currencies,’ she wrote in the caption.
Alex hasn’t graced the small screen since her 2017 appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, alongside former co-star Ramona Singer.
She said at the time she no longer watched the Housewives franchise but was still friends with former co-star Jill Zarin, whom she described as a ‘great pen pal’.
RAMONA SINGER, 66: Main cast from season one till season 13
Ramona Singer, pictured in 2008 (left) and 2023 (right) was the only original RHONY cast member to feature as a main Housewife for all 13 seasons before the upcoming reboot series
The TV star separated from her husband Mario in 2014 after it was revealed that he was having an affair
In a recent interview with DailyMail.com, Ramona – pictured in 2019 – explained that she had ‘never been happier’ since stepping away from the Bravo franchise
The star, pictured in 2022, recently got her real estate license and is excited for the her next chapter
Ramona Singer was the only original RHONY cast member to feature as a main Housewife before it was revealed that the show is being rebooted with a fresh new cast for season 14.
She has become a fan favorite thanks to her many wild antics and frequent feuds with other Housewives stars across several franchises during her appearance on Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip.
Speaking to DailyMail.com after her decision to leave the series, Ramona explained that she had ‘never been happier’ since stepping away from the Bravo franchise.
‘They didn’t tell me what to do, I just knew how to create [drama],’ Ramona divulged. ‘Was that the real me? Not really. Was it me on steroids? Absolutely.’
The star recently got her real estate license and is excited for the her next chapter as she stated: ‘I’m 60 something now, I worked hard my whole life. It’s time for me just to enjoy myself.
‘And doing the show is not easy. I mean, people think it’s easy. Very stressful, very stressful.’
Reflecting on the fact Bravo essentially fired the entire RHONY cast and sidelined them into a spin-off, RHONY: Legacy, Ramona stated: ‘Bravo made the unilateral decision to get rid of everybody. Just dismiss all of us with it.
She added: ‘I can control my own narrative and, you know, I’m happier now and actually I’m calmer. I don’t miss it at all. It was a great experience and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.’
JILL ZARIN, 59: Main cast from season one to season four (returned as a guest from season nine to season 12)
Jill, pictured in 2008 (left) and in 2023 (right), was another founding cast members that was let go in the casting shake-up of 2012
Since her departure from RHONY, the entrepreneur – pictured with Alex McCord in 2009 – has been working on growing her brands, including her own line of home goods called Jill Zarin Home
Jill’s husband Bobby, pictured right in 2015, died of anaplastic thyroid cancer. His funeral was covered on season 10 of RHONY
The Ultimate Girls Trip Ex-Wives club star – pictured in 2018 – recently revealed she is taking medication for anxiety and depression following her loss
Jill was another founding cast members that was let go in a casting shake-up in 2012.
Since her departure from RHONY, the entrepreneur has been working on growing her brand.
She and her daughter, Ally Shapiro, 31, started a line of goods called Jill and Ally. The venture began with face masks during the pandemic, but has spread out to include apparel, bags, jewelry, glassware, and more.
The designer has also created her own line of home goods, called Jill Zarin Home.
The Ultimate Girls Trip Ex-Wives club star recently revealed she is taking medication for anxiety and depression. It was her late husband Bobby’s illness that finally led to her getting the proper treatment.
The Zarin’s Fabrics owner died of anaplastic thyroid cancer. His funeral was covered on season 10 of RHONY.
In an interview with People, she explained: ‘I’m medicated now. I suffer from anxiety and partial depression. I didn’t realize it before, but I wound up going to doctor and was prescribed medicine for it,’ said the TV star.
The reality star said she first started to notice something was wrong when she was working on the Real Housewives of New York.
‘It would cause this circular thinking that I couldn’t break out of it,’ she noted. ‘When I was on RHONY, I would constantly talk about the show. If something was bothering me – say I was getting hate from the fans and I was upset about it… I would talk to my mother, my friend, my agent, my late husband, my daughter; it was 24 hours a day.
‘Others could let these things roll off their backs, but I had this ailment that prevented me from doing that. I was hypersensitive to everything going on around me and quite paranoid that there were things going on I didn’t see. It wasn’t healthy for me.’
‘Now, I take an antidepressant and it’s really changed my life,’ she added. ‘Things don’t bother me as much as they did. I’m a lot calmer. It’s just one of the changes I’ve made in my life I think fans will be surprised to see.’
KELLY KILLOREN BENSIMON, 54: Joined cast from season two to season four (returned as a guest in season six and seven)
Kelly Killoren Bensimon, pictured in 2010 (left) and in 2023 (right) joined RHONY in its second season but still managed to enjoy striking levels of success after leaving the series
Though she soon found herself getting the boot after season four, fan were delighted to see Kelly, pictured in 2011, return as a guest in season six and seven
Bravo rescinded offers to Housewives alums including Kelly – pictured in 2018 – Jill Zarin and Dorinda Medley for what would have been Real Housewives of New York Legacy edition
Since leaving the show, Kelly – pictured in 2020 (left) and in 2022 (right) – wrote the book, American Style, for Anna Wintour in 2004 among other projects and also obtained her real estate agent license in 2018
Kelly Killoren Bensimon was added to the RHONY cast for the second season, which premiered in February 2009.
However, she soon found herself getting the boot after season four. Though fans were delighted to see her return as a guest in season six and seven.
Bravo rescinded offers to Housewives alums including Kelly, Jill Zarin and Dorinda Medley for what would have been Real Housewives of New York Legacy edition.
A nostalgic Kelly said she was disappointed she wouldn’t be working around the other housewives anymore.
‘I miss the camaraderie. I miss women who take care of themselves. I like being around women that are hot,’ she explained.
Since leaving the show, Kelly wrote the book, American Style, for Anna Wintour in 2004 among other titles and she also obtained her real estate agent license in 2018.
She mover to the Douglas Elliman real estate group a year later and has made numerous appearances on Million Dollar Listing New York.
However, the real estate maven revealed to DailyMail.com this week that she has been forced to take a step back from showing apartments – an indecent proposal worth $1m from one very pushy potential buyer.
‘I’m trying to show them a $50million apartment and they’re trying to date me,’ said Kelly of her prospective male clients – most of whom are on a considerably smaller budget.
The 54-year-old, who is also a former Playboy model, added: ‘Some of them do [have the money]. I showed one guy an apartment and he said to me if I was his girlfriend, he was going to give me $80,000 a month.’
She wasn’t tempted by the offer, quipping back: ‘The apartment’s for sale but I’m not. Now. I don’t do preliminary showings.’
Fortunately, she doesn’t have to. Her new career has proved so successful, she can afford to bankroll an army of employees to attend opening viewings on her behalf.
Kelly made history by closing on a $42million property in Downtown Manhattan during the pandemic.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Kyle Richards, Lisa Vanderpump, Kim Richards, Taylor Armstrong, Camille Grammer and Adrienne Maloof
(L-R) RHOBH cast members Camille Grammer, Adrienne Maloof, Kyle Richards, Kim Richards, Lisa Vanderpump and Taylor Armstrong at Bravo’s series party in 2010
KYLE RICHARDS, 54: Main cast since season one premiered
Kyle Richards, pictured in 2010 (left) and in 2023 (right) is the only original RHOBH cast member to feature as a main Housewife throughout the ongoing run of the show
Viewers have watched Kyle – pictured in 2015 with Lisa Vanderpump – become a businesswoman, boutique owner and TV producer over the past decade
The TV star, pictured with Camille Grammer in 2017 (left) and in 2018 (right), also works as an actress in between filming for the Bravo series
Following a rocky ending to season 12, the actress – pictured in 2021 – began hinting that she might soon call her time on the Bravo show
Kyle Richards is the only original RHOBH cast member to feature as a main Housewife throughout the ongoing run of the show.
The reality star and former child actress started off as a stay-at-home mom and part-time actress, but viewers have watched her become a businesswoman, boutique owner and TV producer over the past decade.
Meanwhile, she has been involved in her fair share of drama such as calling out her own sister and co-star Kim over her troubles with money and substance abuse.
She also had huge feuds with the likes of Brandi Glanville, Lisa Vanderpump and Yolanda Hadid during the many seasons.
Following a rocky ending to season 12, the actress began hinting that she might soon call her time on the Bravo show.
‘I always say, “I don’t know,” and each season I think, “Well maybe I can do one more,”’ she told E! News. ‘And sometimes I’m just like, “How can I keep doing this?” especially when I get really upset, like this last season when we ended.’
Kyle, who is also sisters with Paris Hilton’s mum Kathy, 63, has been acting in big projects alongside her Bravo work including 2021’s Halloween Kills and concluded her role in the franchise’s final slasher, Halloween Ends.
KIM RICHARDS, 58: Starred as main Housewife for the first five seasons (returned as a guest for multiple seasons)
Kim’s time on RHOBH featured a lot of family drama thanks to her many fights with sister Kyle over the years
Kim, pictured together in 2010, left the series before her sister Kathy Hilton (pictured center) later joined the series
In 2018, Kim – pictured in 2013 (left) and in 2017 (right) opened up about her relief from being off the iconic reality TV show and stated she’s ‘in a peaceful place’ now that her housewives days are behind her
The star – pictured in 2019 – was set to tell the world her story in a ‘blazingly honest memoir’ title, but it was axed by publisher Harper Collins in 2021
Kim’s time on RHOBH featured a lot of family drama thanks to her many fights with sister Kyle.
She publicly accused her sister and her realtor husband Mauricio Umansky of scamming her out of her portion of their late mother’s Palm Springs home on the first season of the show.
Meanwhile, Kim was arrested for shoplifting $600 of goods at a Target in 2015, and for trespassing and public intoxication at the Beverly Hills Hotel that same year.
The mother of four and grandmother of two, lives a more settled life these days. She lives in a guard gated two-bedroom, two-bath, $600,000 condo in the San Fernando Valley, just a few miles drive away from Kyle.
In 2018, Kim opened up about her relief from being off the iconic reality TV show and stated she’s ‘in a peaceful place’ now that her housewives days are behind her.
‘Right now, I’m really at a peaceful place in my life, being a mom and a grandmother,’ the reality maven told PEOPLE. ‘It’s just so amazing for me. I like not having the negativity, being at peace, waking up in the morning and going to watch my grandson or having him for a week. I’m super grateful for that.’
The star was set to tell the world her story in a ‘blazingly honest memoir’ title, but it was axed by publisher Harper Collins in 2021.
Kim had excitedly announced her book deal for The Whole Truth: The Reality of it All, for which she reportedly received a $300,000 advance.
The description had touted the book as ‘the soul-baring confession of a woman revealing what it was like to be treated like a show pony as a child star, as a disposable object as a wife, a whipping post as a sister, and as a tabloid commodity as a celebrity.’
LISA VANDERPUMP, 62: Starred as a main Housewife for the first nine seasons
Lisa Vanderpump, pictured in 2010 (left) and in 2023 (right), is one of the most successful stars to have featured as part of the Bravo franchise
Her time on RHOBH featured plenty of ups and downs, and Lisa – pictured in 2011, was ostracized by her former castmates during her final season
Since finding fame as a housewife, the savvy businesswoman – pictured in 2012 – has successfully launched a number of restaurants, clubs and even her own line of wine and rosé
Lisa is still a regular on the small screen thanks to the success of her spin-off shows, Vanderpump Rules and Vanderpump Dogs
Despite no longer being a Housewife, Lisa – pictured with Lisa Rinna in 2017 (left) and in 2020 (right) is regularly still caught up in RHOBH-related drama
Lisa Vanderpump is arguably one of the most successful stars to have featured as part of the Bravo franchise.
Her time on RHOBH featured plenty of ups and downs from renewing her vows with Ken Todd in season three, to her dramatic final season where she was involved in the ‘puppygate’ scandal after Dorit Kemsley gave away a dog she had adopted from Vanderpump Dogs.
The star was ostracized by her former castmates, who accused her of trying to make Dorit look bad after it came to light that the dog had ended up at a kill shelter.
Lisa continues to insist that she was not responsible for leaking the story and has never blamed Dorit for abandoning the puppy, named Lucy Lucy Apple Juice.
After leaving RHOBH in 2019 after nine seasons, she is still a regular on the small screen thanks to the success of her spin-off shows, Vanderpump Rules and Vanderpump Dogs.
Since finding fame as a housewife, the savvy businesswoman has successfully launched a number of restaurants, clubs and even her own line of wine and rosé.
Despite no longer being a Housewife, the star is regularly still caught up in RHOBH-related drama.
In 2021, she was forced to deny Kyle Richard’s claim that she had ‘dined and dashed’ when they both ate at the same LA sushi restaurant.
That same year saw her exclusively reveal to DailyMail.com that Kyle had been the star who was spreading stories about her ‘friend’ Erika Kayne’s troubles with disgraced lawyer husband Tom Girardi.
TAYLOR ARMSTRONG, 51: Starred as a main Housewife for the first three seasons (and made guest appearances until season six)
Taylor, pictured in 2010 (left) and in 2022 (right) was an original cast member of RHOBH, starring in the first three seasons from 2010 to 2013
Taylor, pictured in 2010 with Lisa Vanderpump, later returned as a guest on the series in seasons four through six
Her time on the series was fraught with personal drama, with some of her biggest moments becoming viral memes
In 2022, it was confirmed that Taylor – pictured in 2016 (left) and in 2018 (right) was making her return to the Real Housewives franchise – this time featuring on Real Housewives of Orange County
Taylor was an original cast member of RHOBH, starring in the first three seasons from 2010 to 2013. She later returned as a guest on the series in seasons four through six.
Her time on the series was fraught with personal drama as her marriage to Russell Armstrong ended with cameras rolling amid allegations of abuse.
The reality star claimed Russell became abusive while she was pregnant with their daughter and said things got worse after Kennedy was born.
In her memoir, Hiding From Reality, Armstrong detailed Russell’s violent behavior during their marriage, which landed her in hospital after he suspected her of sleeping with a Chippendales dancer during Lisa Vanderpump’s daughter’s bachelorette party in Las Vegas.
At the time, tests on her battered eye – the result of Russell’s punch – revealed that 40% of the bone which supports the eye had been fractured and that Taylor would need reconstructive surgery which involved titanium implants.
Taylor had previously revealed that she wanted to be cast on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, in the hope Russell would control his temper. Russell took his own life in 2011 shortly after Taylor filed for divorce.
She also found unexpected viral fame when a screen grab from Housewives with Kyle Richards was used in a now infamous woman yelling at cat meme.
In 2022, it was confirmed that Taylor was making her return to the Real Housewives franchise – this time featuring on Real Housewives of Orange County.
The decision came off her successful season of Peacock’s Real Housewives Ultimate Girls’ Trip.
‘I am excited to be back on Housewives as a friend of the ladies,’ Taylor told DailyMail.com. ‘Orange County has been my home for the last seven years. I recently bonded with Tamra on RHUGT, and have met Shannon and Heather. I can’t wait to meet the rest of the women and get going.’
CAMILLE GRAMMER, 54: Starred as a main Housewife in the first two seasons (continued on and off as a friend until season ten)
When she signed up for The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills, Camille Grammer -pictured in 2010 (left) and in 2023 (right) was happily married and keen to show off her perfect life
However, viewers instead watched her marriage publicly implode after Frasier star Kelsey – pictured in 2010 – left her for another woman
The former model and dancer – pictured in 2012 (left) and in 2015 (right) was a central character on the show – in part due to her feuds with Paris Hilton’s aunt, Kyle
Since leaving the show, Camille – pictured in 2018- has been known to call out her former co-stars over certain storylines
When she signed up for The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills, Camille Grammer was happily married and keen to show off her perfect life with her actor husband Kelsey and their two children.
However, viewers instead watched her marriage publicly implode after Frasier star Kelsey left her for another woman.
Camille filed for divorce from Kelsey in July 2010 after 13 years of marriage.
She filed the papers after discovering that not only had he been cheating but that his girlfriend, a British flight attendant, was pregnant.
In October 2016, Camille became engaged to attorney David C. Meyer, and the pair tied the knot in Hawaii two years later.
The former model and dancer was a central character on the show – in part due to her feuds with Paris Hilton’s aunt, Kyle.
The pair fell out early in the first season over a misunderstanding about something Kyle said about Camille, and they went on to have several public bust ups in the years that followed.
Since leaving the show, Camille has been known to call out her former co-stars over certain storylines, such as Erika Jayne’s extremely tearful denials that her divorce from husband Tom was a ‘sham’.
ADRIENNE MALOOF, 61: Starred as a main Housewife for three seasons (then appeared on and off as a guest until season 10)
The world got a glimpse into the lavish life of Adrienne Maloof on RHOBH – pictured in 2010 (left) and in 2021 (right) – who is the only daughter of billionaire entrepreneur George J. Maloof Jr
During her time on the show, fans saw Adrienne’s marriage to otolaryngologist Paul Nassif, who specializes in facial surgery, come to an end – pictured together in 2012
When asked if the show played a role in the deterioration of her marriage to Paul, Adrienne – pictured in 2018 (left) and in 2019 (right) admitted that the show actually helped her recognize that the relationship was not right
Viewers enjoyed getting a glimpse into the lavish life of Adrienne, who is the only daughter of billionaire entrepreneur George J. Maloof Jr.
In 2013, she announced she would be leaving the TV series but continued to make guest appearances until season ten.
During that time, fans saw her marriage to otolaryngologist Paul Nassif, who specializes in facial surgery, come to an end.
The couple, who share three sons, made headlines when the surgeon filed papers in 2012 – citing irreconcilable differences.
Though their divorce was settled in November of that year, the pair engaged in a messy back-and-forth that involved accusation of abuse made by Maloof and a rage-filled custody battle.
Reflecting on their issues in 2020, Adrienne revealed they had to undergo counseling in order to effectively co-parent their three sons.
‘We had to do a lot of counseling, it was years of counseling,’ she told The Daily Dish. ‘The good thing is is now we are very good friends, care about each other. I believe we really worked hard, we work at it to make things right for our children.’
When asked if her involvement on Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills played a role in the deterioration of her marriage to Paul, Adrienne admitted that the show actually helped her recognize that the relationship was not right for either of them.
‘I think that the show actually did me a favor by getting out of a relationship that was not right for both of us,’ she continued. ‘When I look back, I think it [the split] would have happened, it just happened sooner than later’.
In terms of getting ‘married again,’ Adrienne revealed she is not opposed to the idea, but admitted she wasn’t not sure if marriage is as much of a cultural necessity as it once was.
‘I think people have companions and they are happy with their significant other, but I don’t know if people really get married anymore. It’s definitely a possibility.’
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