It’s pretty interesting when one of the highlights of a reunion show is someone’s absence from it, but more than anything else, Monday night’s “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” was largely about what Adrienne Maloof didn’t do than what any of the other housewives did to us.
First of all, Andy Cohen really started the proceedings by ripping into the fact that Maloof did not attend, and that she had abruptly decided to not be a part of the show anymore. But can you really blame her? We don’t think so, and it’s for a number of reasons. For one, she was going through a pretty nasty divorce, and surely she didn’t want to go through all of this suddenly on camera (even though she asked for the publicity in the first place). In following that up, she was also in the midst of several arguments with all of the other women that extended into the front pages of tabloids all around the country.
At the end of the day, we don’t think that there really was anything that Adrienne could’ve gotten out of this reunion if she did not want to be a part of the show anymore. Instead, she just would’ve been subjected to more fighting and drama than we wanted to deal with. We’re not trying to say that we were a fan of hers on the show, but the public nature of her life and the show makes it hard to argue against her wanting to get away from it. (If this was a venue where she was not forced to talk about her separation, we could understand Bravo wanting her to take a seat at the reunion.)
What do you think about Adrienne’s decision, and is the reunion now to you more or less interesting with her not in attendance? Be sure to share some of your thoughts below, and you can read more about the season finale, over at the link here.