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‘RHOBH’ news: Adrienne Maloof explains why she’s returning to the show she quit

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 02: Adrienne Maloof attends the Fame and Philanthropy Post-Oscar Party at The Vineyard on March 2, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.
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Adrienne Maloof is ready to come full circle. The “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star, who famously quit the hit Bravo reality show in a huff after three seasons, will return for the upcoming fifth season. On Wednesday, Us Weekly posted an interview with the rich reality star, who explained why she agreed to return to the show despite a major falling out with some of the other cast members.

Not so surprisingly, Maloof revealed that she was approached to come back by the producers, and she ultimately agreed to do it via cameo roles. But the successful businesswoman will come back with a little less baggage; she split from plastic surgeon hubby Paul Nassif in 2012.

"It just made sense to maybe take this and come full circle from where I left off last time," Maloof told the celebrity gossip magazine. "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."

One of Maloof’s “unfinished situations” was a nasty feud with show alum Brandi Glanville. Glanville famously revealed a secret detail about Maloof’s family on camera, and the family secret was so personal that Bravo opted to not air the audio of the argument on the show. Maloof quickly threatened a lawsuit, and Glanville took to her Bravo blog to write: “I said something I shouldn't have said and I am sorry and I now regret it … My mouth gets me in a lot of trouble, but this time I've pissed off the wrong rich person.”

An angry Maloof later failed to show up at the show’s reunion taping, infuriating host Andy Cohen who famously slammed her on air. Cohen didn’t hide his annoyance at Maloof’s decision to no-show, announcing, “Today we are missing one of the Housewives who has been with us since the beginning. Adrienne Maloof has decided not to participate today.”

While the Bravo host acknowledged that the third season of the show “was hard on Adrienne” due to her leaked family business, he expressed frustration over her refusal to speak about it at the reunion.

“We know that frustrated you in the audience. It frustrated all of us too,” he said. “Adrienne won’t be here to tell her side of the story. Not only is she absent tonight, but she won’t be on the show next season. Adrienne Maloof’s final act as a Housewife was NOT showing up tonight.”

Turns out, it wasn’t Maloof’s final act. The Palms Casino exce will join “RHOBH” veterans Lisa Vanderpump, Kim and KyleRichards, Brandi Glanville, and Yolanda Foster as well as new cast members Lisa Rinna and Eileen Davidson for Season 5.

But will she make up with Glanville, or will their contentious cat fight continue? According to Radar Online, the women had words at Kyle Richards’s annual White Party, which was taped for the upcoming season of the show. But a source said Maloof’s attempt at having a civil conversation with her nemesis “quickly got out of control.” Sounds like some serious must-see reality TV!

No official premiere date has been released for the fifth season of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” but it is expected to debut this fall on Bravo.

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