Rumours began circulating last month that 51-year-old Adrienne Maloof would be leaving the franchise began circulating last month, but insiders have now told People that producers have actually asked her to step down.
“She was let go,” a source said. “Producers were sick of her constant tardiness and her issues.”
They say Adrienne was hoping to possibly appear next season with her boy toy Sean Stewart to spice things up a bit.
However, insiders close to Maloof insisted that it was “her decision to leave”, saying, “Adrienne is very happy… The producers were begging Adrienne to come back to the show and the reunion right up until the last minute.’
The speculation about Maloof’s exit, following her divorce from Paul Nassif last year, comes shortly after reports suggested that Camille Grammer has also chosen to leave the franchise.