Former "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Adrienne Maloof recently confirmed that she is not returning in season four of the hit Bravo reality show. A new report claims that the socialite was fired by executive producers.
On Monday Maloof, 51, revealed that "it was time" for her to leave the show in a blog post, and while it has been claimed that she quit the show, sources insist that Bravo producers were fed-up with her behavior and ultimately fired her. Maloof reportedly refused to attend the reunion show taping on Friday.
"She was let go," a source close to Bravo's hit show told People.com. "Producers were sick of her constant tardiness and her issues."
The newly divorced mother of three was at the center of controversy throughout season three after her co-star Brandi Glanville exposed a family secret. The startling revelation resulted in threats of a lawsuit being made against Glanville, 40, and problems for the Bravo TV network.
"Adrienne's lawyers came at Bravo with all guns blazing after Brandi began mentioning the surrogacy of her twin sons," a source told RadarOnline.com.
"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," the source explained.
Maloof recently finalized her divorce from plastic surgeon Paul Nassif, which is said to be part of the reason that she refused to attend the reunion show. She also allegedly feared that her co-stars would gang up on her due to unresolved issues.
The news follows reports that Camille Grammer, who also joined the Bravo reality TV show in season one, also quit and refused to attend Friday's reunion show taping.
"Camille has decided not to go to the reunion taping," an insider said. "Camille has also told producers that she won't be returning for the fourth season."