Make way for the Maloof! Adrienne Maloof is set to return to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills with cameo appearances on the upcoming fifth season, the former Housewife tells Us Weekly exclusively.
After leaving the hit Bravo show in 2013 after three seasons—and famously failing to show up at the reunion special taping—the Palms Casino businesswoman tells Us she's finally ready to make a comeback on the reality show. "I was approached by the producers to come back," Maloof says. "I'm coming back in cameo roles," adds Maloof, who will join vets Lisa Vanderpump, Kim and Kyle Richards, Brandi Glanville, Yolanda Foster and newbies Lisa Rinna and Eileen Davidson.
So why exactly is the mom of three, who filed for divorce from her husband Paul Nassif after leaving the show, returning to the snakepit?
"It just made sense to maybe take this and come full circle from where I left off last time," she tells Us. "I’m coming back, also, a bit wiser. I know what to expect now. There were some unfinished situations that I felt the need to kind of mend and come full circle." (Among other feuds with the women, Maloof and Glanville had a falling out after Glanville revealed a private detail about Maloof's family; Bravo did not air the audio.)
"A lot has happened in my life," she continues. "So with each experience, I think I’ve grown. I’m at a point now where it’s a new chapter. I can really focus and think clearer on what to expect, and there’s nothing like experience to kind of get you to where you know you want to be. And I know that I want to come full circle with the rest of the women, some closure, and I feel like I have a better grasp on how to do that now."
Maloof tells Us that she also thinks that newcomer Lisa Rinna will be able to hold her own when it comes to all the wine-throwing, catfighting craziness.
"She's lovely … I think she knows what she's getting into," Maloof says of the Days of Our Lives alum and wife to Harry Hamlin. "She has been around [the show] enough to kind of see what it is. She's very close to her family, she loves her children, so at least she's not going to take any nonsense."
lisa, brandi, yolanda, kyle, kim, eileen, lisa AND adrienne? 8 cast members? what does cameo appearences mean? friend ofs are usually in about half of the season (unless you're luann), so does cameo only mean a few episodes at the start of the season? i hope not.