Adrienne Maloof’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills co-stars have kept their mouths shut regarding Maloof’s recent separation from hubby Paul Nassif…until now.
RumorFix caught up with fellow RHOBH star Kim Richards at Adrienne’s Beverly Hills home during the Softcup Beauty Lounge party.
Being the good friend that she is, Richards says she wants to be as supportive as she can during this “sad time.” She tells RumorFix, “[The divorce] came as a shock to me. But I’m just here to support in any way I can. I feel sad for them and their children. Obviously they have their reasons, and I’d just like to be their friend.”
The 48-year-old, who tells us Adrienne and Paul were the closest people to her on the show, says she doesn’t buy recent reports that Paul choked his son. “Don’t believe everything you read, I don’t believe everything I read. If I don’t see it firsthand then [I don’t believe it].” The reality star reveals to RumorFix that she can’t imagine such abusive behavior coming from a person in whom she’s only seen wonderful qualities, telling us, “I have only seen wonderful qualities in my friends, otherwise I wouldn’t consider them to be my friends.”
But at the end of the day, Kim confirms she’ll always have Adrienne’s back over Paul’s, “I’m very close with Adrienne and she’s my friend of course; and Paul—we were close friends as well. But my relationship and friendship is with Adrienne first and foremost. I feel for both of them. They are both good people and it just didn’t work and that’s too bad.”
Dr. Nassif and Adrienne filed for divorce on July 30 citing “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the split. The estranged couple exchanged vows on May 2, 2002 and have three children together.