Is this even really news? Didn’t Brandi make some comment at the reunion about Adrienne’s marriage being…I forget how she put it but she made a comment that implied that Adrienne’s marriage was …less than ideal. Just from watching the show, you never see Adrienne being affectionate toward Paul. She seemed to have at best a cold indifference to him. Rumors are all over the Internet that Paul and Adrienne have an open marriage. There are all sorts of marriages in this day and age. Particularly in marriages that have financial entanglements that are difficult to tease apart. With Paul filing, it says to me that perhaps one of his other relationships has become emotionally committed and he wants a more traditional sort of marriage with a deeper emotional component.
Adrienne recently went all Taylor Armstrong on Brandi for bad mouthing her on twitter by getting her lawyer to send a cease and desist letter to Brandi. For the most part Brandi is just repeating the rumors circulating that Adrienne and Paul’s marriage was not a traditional marriage. A few months ago Brandi accused Adrienne of planting false stories about her. Adrienne apparently made Brandi the target for all the conversations going on in their hood. Everyone is entitled to have whatever mutually agreed upon situation they’d like with their spouse. But people will find out eventually, and you can’t control what others say about your arrangement with lawyers and intimidation. Refusing to travel or film with your cast is not a good look either. Especially, when the other person who followed that path this season was Taylor Armstrong.
Adrienne is now saying that she has to do what is best for the kids. I would think it would have been best not to mention them at all, rather than make it seem they are the cause for the divorce. In fact, I would not have suggested making a statement to Radar Online, or any other media source. Taylor just made a statement that her daughter is happier since her father’s suicide, and now Adrienne is saying that she is divorcing for the sake of her children? These two must have really gotten close while the rest of the cast was in Paris. They are like two peas in a pod all the sudden.
One thing is for certain, this will be a long an complicated divorce. The Maloof side of the investments have been losing money and in disarray for a couple of years. I don’t know what Paul has a stake in but he’s going to need to do some legal maneuvering to get out from under the investment losses. Perhaps that is why Adrienne agreed to let him file. The 50/50 divorce rule in CA applies to debt as well as assets.