New sources came forward today with details about the scandal that rocked The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: the Adrienne Maloof and Dr. Paul Nasstif split. RadarOnline landed the exclusive story in which a source very close to the couple said Dr. Paul Nasstif couldn't handle the fame the Bravo show brought his wife.
"Paul let fame go to his head. He was jealous of Adrienne's success, and he didn't handle that well." So, how exactly did Dr. Nasstif handle the dilemma? The source says Paul broke down mentally and physically. "Paul has always been envious of his wife, and he got crankier as they became celebrities." The source continues, "Paul was a completely different person in front of the cameras, the way he acted for them was all for show; he turned it on for them, and then turned it off when the cameras went away."
The source added Dr. Nasstif's behavior changes took a toll on wife Adrienne. "He stopped taking care of himself, gained weight, and got crankier, and Adrienne didn't want to deal with it." I guess we know one thing for sure: Dr. Paul Nasstif was cranky most of the time.
Credibility may not be in RadarOnline's favor since Adrienne Maloof was already a part of a very famous family prior to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Her father, George J. Maloof Sr., was a billionaire and her brothers built and currently own the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The Maloofs were featured on E!'s The Girls Next Door as well as the short-lived show Living Lohan which featured Dina Lohan and Lindsey Lohan's younger sister, Ali Lohan.
Jill Zarin, a former cast member of The Real Housewives of New York City, told Good Afternoon America that she wasn't surprised at Adrienne Maloof's decision to separate from Dr. Paul Nasstif.
"Watching the show, though, I did see a lot of this bickering going on and passive-aggressive behavior. So, when I heard like there is -- I don't know if it's the curse of the Housewives -- but there's a lot of, there's at least 12 current divorces that have happened since women got on the show."
Zarin speculated the push into the limelight may be an subconscious escape route for women in unhappy marriages. "Is it that women who seek out to do this show have something going on in their marriages and in their lives that they're seeking out this kind of fame and four tune to give them the freedom to leave?"
Adrienne Maloof has not offered any additional details for her separation to Dr. Paul Nasstif since the public announcement on July 30, 2012.
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