RHOBH reunion: Adrienne Maloof ditches the velvet couches

Mar 1, 2013 at 7:32 p.m. ET

If you hoped the RHOBH reunion show would finally put to rest the Brandi Glanville and Adrienne Maloof drama, you'll be disappointed. Adrienne Maloof decided not to show for the Bravo taping.

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Fans of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (RHOBH) are in for rude surprise come reunion time — Adrienne Maloof bailed on the end-of-season Housewives' chat with Andy Cohen.

TMZ reports Adrienne Maloof failed to appear at the RHOBH reunion taping citing legal reasons — a bit ironic given the show's "lawsuit" theme. Sources for TMZ say Adrienne was advised not to attend or participate in the RHOBH reunion show because Maloof and ex-husband Paul Nassif agreed not to discuss each other, their kids or the divorce as part of their settlement. Because clearly, those would be the only topics of conversation at the RHOBH reunion. Adrienne, Adrienne, Adrienne!

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TMZ reports Adrienne's lawyers advised her to skip the RHOBH reunion to avoid delving into such off-limit topics. Bravo was furious, likely since the drama over who filed a lawsuit against fellow housewife Brandi Glanville and how much money and power Adrienne Maloof has (had?) were a big part of the RHOBH season.

We want answers: Did Adrienne Maloof sue — or threaten to sue — Brandi Glanville because Glanville told the other housewives Maloof had lied about giving birth to her children? Now we suppose we'll never get to see the two verbally duke it out on those velvet couches.

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And big surprise: TMZ says Adrienne Maloof will not return to RHOBH next season. TMZ reports Maloof told Bravo the show "ruined" her life, but not because of the fame or drama from the other housewives. So, we're not really sure what "ruined" her life if it wasn't the cameras or fighting.

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