The 51-year-old was reportedly axed from the show because she discussed her surrogacy with a magazine without giving the network a chance to address the topic on the show.
Brandi Glanville revealed to cast members during one episode that Maloof had used a surrogate for her twin sons. Maloof reportedly lawyered up, had producers edit out all conversations on the topic, then took the story to “Life & Style” magazine a few weeks later.
"Adrienne’s lawyers came at Bravo with all guns blazing after Brandi began mentioning the surrogacy of her twin sons,” a source tells the website. “She didn’t want that aired on television."
"Producers of the show spent hours going over footage and editing it out. It cost a lot of money and took a lot of manpower to do. For Adrienne to then give an interview to a celebrity magazine about the surrogacy was a slap in the face to producers to say the least!"
The source added, “It rankled a lot of feathers and was ultimately the reason why Adrienne was fired. Bravo had no legal obligation to edit out all the mentions of the surrogacy, but they wanted to do the right thing for Adrienne and her family, so they obliged.”
Meanwhile, an insider close to Maloof tells the website she was not fired. “It was her decision to leave.”
Continuing, “Adrienne was tired of being portrayed as the mean girl, that just isn’t who she is.”