Millions of viewers witnessed Adrienne Maloof** and Brandi Glanville's friendship quickly turn sour during season two of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, when Brandi blurted out Adrienne's surrogacy secret during a taping last spring.
Now, Adrienne is speaking out, exclusively in the new issue of Life & Style, about the hurt and pain Brandi's loose lips have caused her and her family.
EXCLUSIVE: Adrienne Maloof opens up -- says Brandi Glanville and her ex-husband getting close is "the ultimate betrayal"
"I would think Brandi, being a single mother, would have a heart and understand my feelings, where I'm coming from," Adrienne tells Life & Style. Adrienne had planned to wait until the 6-year-olds were a few years older before sitting her angels down to reveal that mommy didn't carry them in her belly. "Brandi took away something so precious from our family," shares Adrienne.
An insider claims that Adrienne opted to have twins Christian and Colin, 6, via a surrogate after experiencing pregnancy complications with her eldest son, Gavin, 9. While Bravo edited the revelation out of the episode when it aired on Dec. 10, the news spread quickly, suddenly making a very private issue public. In May, Adrienne and then-husband Paul Nassif got their lawyers involved and sent Brandi a cease-and-desist letter ordering her not to talk about the matter again. Brandi refused to sign: "If I sign a paper saying I'll never talk about you again, I'm probably going to fail."
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In addition to ending their friendship, Adrienne feels this was also the wedge that drove her and her ex-husband, Paul, apart. "Brandi did destroy our family," she asserts to Life & Style. "Right now I'm really hurt and upset, especially because I've stuck up for Brandi as a mother in the past."
But Brandi stands by her actions, telling Life & Style, "I don't think there's anything wrong with what I said. We all knew it already. She would always lie about it. It's not that big of a deal. They're still your children, just somebody else had to carry them."
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