RHOBH's Adrienne Maloof: We Need To Empower And Support MothersJoanna Mazewski
She’s one of the most calm and cool-headed reality television personalities out there, that you’d almost think that she wasn’t a Real Housewife. Business woman and celebrity mom Adrienne Maloof knows how to keeps things together while her Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast mates drown viewers with their waterworks, get in heated arguments during almost every dinner party or restaurant opening and bring on the drama in more ways than one.
While this New Mexico native doesn’t really stir the pot on the show, she is one of the most-liked housewives in the Bravo franchise. Babble recently had the opportunity to speak with this mother-of-two about keeping it real, the bond she has with other mothers and what she thinks of a Real Househusbands concept.
Babble: On the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, you are one of the few housewives that keeps it cool and calm during some very tense and emotional scenes, which a lot of your fans admire you for. How are you able to keep it together while the other ladies around you seem to fall apart, so to say?
Adrienne: I grew up in a family business, which can get chaotic and emotional at times. In business, cool heads need to prevail, because there’s more at stake than the moment’s feelings. It made me realize how much is riding on the decisions we make – not just expressing how we feel, but considering how we treat others and how that affects them. I think I’ve developed great insight into preserving relationships while everyone involved keeps growing.
Babble: With that being said, you also seem like the glue that keeps the women together on RHOBH. How important is it for women, and especially moms, to stick together during both the good times and the bad? It seems like mothers do a much better job of supporting each other when the time calls than dads, right? Or are dads pretty good too?
I’m all about empowering and supporting mothers in their business ventures and their family lives. I think that mothers by nature are more nurturing than fathers, but there are always exceptions. I was very fortunate to have an incredibly supportive father, he believed in me and that I could do whatever my brothers could do or even better… There were never any limits placed on me. It’s important to have a supportive network of like-minded people around you – whether those are fellow parents or just close friends.
Babble: As a mother, what has been your biggest success and worst failure and why?
Being a mom is the most rewarding and hardest job in the world. I think my greatest success has been juggling a crowded business schedule with an active family life. It’s exhausting, but nothing’s more important than my kids. At the same time, I’ve got this legacy of family business to carry on. I will say, creating my own shoe collection (Adrienne Maloof by Charles Jourdan) – bringing it into the world was very much like another child to me. There’s always that guilt that all working moms have – it’s something I struggle with, but I know that everything will turn out all right at the end of the day.
Babble: Could you ever see “The Real Househusbands of Beverly Hills” happen in the future? Would your husband Paul be interested in such a spin-off? Or are the women only capable of producing the best drama?
I believe they tried Househusbands before and it wasn’t successful…my husband (Dr. Paul Nassif) is a very well-known and well-regarded facial plastic surgeon, and that’s his passion.
If you want to keep up with Adrienne on Twitter and Facebook, follow her on on Twitter @AdrienneMaloof, or on Facebook at Facebook.com/AdrienneMaloofNassif.
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