Adrienne Maloof and Paul Nassif were introduced to fans during the early seasons of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” but despite their near-constant arguing, the socialite and plastic surgeon announced their divorce. Nassif filed the lawsuit first, as People reported in September 2012, and relations between them quickly became tense.
After marrying in a grandiose wedding at the Beverly Hills Hotel in 2002, the pair was married for a decade. Around 500 people attended. They have three children together. Nassif sought legal separation at first, but Maloof later admitted that she planned to reconcile with him. But it was gone for good barely a month later, when the “Botched” actress filed for divorce.
Nassif claimed that Maloof was becoming more “unpredictable” and “physically hostile” as time went on, particularly when it came to custody of the children. He even called her actions “toxic.” The couple’s divorce was formalised in November 2012, according to TMZ. In a joint statement, they said, “We have struck a settlement agreement. We want the best for each other and are convinced that by working together, we can continue to have a great impact on our children.”
The reality show “Real Housewives” was not to blame for the breakup of Adrienne Maloof and Paul Nassif
In the internet series “Life After Bravo,” which aired in 2020, former “Real Housewives” star Adrienne Maloof discussed her acrimonious divorce from her ex-husband Paul Nassif. According to a report from E! News at the time, when asked about the possibility that their breakup was influenced by the fact that they were on TV, Maloof admitted, “I believe that the show did me a favour by ending a relationship that was not healthy for either of us because it allowed me to move on with my life. When I consider the past, I believe that the event would have taken place; nonetheless, it occurred far earlier than I had anticipated.”
It’s a blessing that the exes are getting along so well these days and have also figured out how to effectively co-parent their children.
It took Maloof and Nassif years of therapy to work through their problems, but in the end, she said, it was all worth it “because we both had to learn how to be adults for our children.” Maloof and Nassif went to counselling together.
Even though it is abundantly clear that the couple deeply regrets the damaging rumours that emerged in the press around the time that they were negotiating their split, it is important to point out that Maloof’s allegedly aggressive behaviour was the impetus for Nassif to initiate the divorce proceeding. The incident in which she allegedly attacked him turned out to be the final straw. However, Maloof also claimed that Nassif had physically abused her, which makes it difficult to determine what really transpired between the two of them, as noted by Us Weekly.
Thankfully, things have settled down in the years that have passed, and it’s become quite clear—as Maloof herself has acknowledged—that it was never intended for them to begin with.