It seems we can finally stop the insane speculating about what the big secret Brandi blurted out about Adrienne was. Despite an article here on December 8th, before the dramatically edited episode aired, some have considered to weave conspiracy theories that it was not the surrogacy lie that Brandi outed. Today Life & Style ran an exclusive interview with Adrienne in which she not only admits that she wanted to wait to tell the twins they were carried by a surrogate until they were older, she also blames Brandi for her divorce and for “destroying her family.” Wow, that is a lot of power Brandi wields. Who knew? Let’s see exactly what Adrienne had to say…
I would think Brandi, being a single mother, would have a heart and understand my feelings, where I’m coming from,” Adrienne tells Life & Style. Adrienne had planned to wait until the 6-year-olds were a few years older before sitting her angels down to reveal that mommy didn’t carry them in her belly. “Brandi took away something so precious from our family.”
I am going to have to side with Adrienne here at least a little bit. However, when you go on a reality show and the other women on the reality show are privy to your family secrets, it’s not completely their fault when those secrets get aired. It seems likely that Brandi deliberately tried to get the secret on the air as revenge for whatever evil things Adrienne was doing to Brandi for siding with Lisa over her.
In May, Adrienne and then-husband Paul Nassif got their lawyers involved and sent Brandi a cease-and-desist letter ordering her not to talk about the matter again. Brandi refused to sign: “If I sign a paper saying I’ll never talk about you again, I’m probably going to fail.”
Clearly, Brandi’s lawyer told her not to sign anything. Good move.
In addition to ending their friendship, Adrienne feels this was also the wedge that drove her and her ex-husband, Paul, apart. “Brandi did destroy our family,” she asserts to Life & Style. “Right now I’m really hurt and upset, especially because I’ve stuck up for Brandi as a mother in the past.”
OH PUHLEASE, ADRIENNE! Your marriage has been on camera for years. Even knowing the cameras were on you, you could not even fake interest in Paul. You were throwing shade and disdain at him at every opportunity. If you are looking for the person who destroyed your marriage, you need to look in the mirror. You are the person who went on a reality TV show despite knowing that your marriage was not solid or traditional. You can’t possibly, seriously believe your own allegations.
But Brandi stands by her actions, telling Life & Style, “I don’t think there’s anything wrong with what I said. We all knew it already. She would always lie about it. It’s not that big of a deal. They’re still your children, just somebody else had to carry them.”
And Brandi, you should stick with your “I regret saying what I said” line. Trying to shelter young children from the knowledge they were carried by a surrogate until they are old enough understand the concept is not the same thing as lying about it. And it is none of your business. It was a mean and gossipy thing to do.