It's been quite a trying year for Adrienne Maloof.
And after a very exhausting season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Life & Style can reveal that she DID not attend the reunion show, which is taping today, March 1.
"She doesn't want to deal with the women. They are all going to just hash the same thing over and over again and she needs to be with her kids anyway," an insider tells Life & Style. "She's headed to Mammoth Mountain in LA for a field trip with her children instead."
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The source close to Adrienne explains that Adrienne's 6-year-old twin sons, Christian and Colin, have always been her main priority.
"She chose to go on the trip instead because that's where she needs to be. She is always a mom first and foremost," the insider says, adding, "But she is also dodging the Housewives because she knows she'll be attacked and doesn't want to deal with it."
As Life & Style has heavily reported, one person in particular with whom she came to blows was Brandi Glanville on the Bravo series.
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After Brandi blurted out Adrienne's surrogacy secret during a taping last spring, the pair have never been the same.
"I would think Brandi, being a single mother, would have a heart and understand my feelings, where I’m coming from," Adrienne told Life & Style.
It's also what the Bravo star believes to be the cause of her divorce from Paul Nassif, adding, "Brandi did destroy our family."
But that's not at all. The 51-year-old has received a lot of flak for moving on and dating Sean Stewart, who's 19 years her junior.
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So will Adrienne be back next season?
"It's doubtful she'll come back next year," asserts the insider. "Nothing has been decided, but she probably won't. She just got bashed so much this season and it's been truly hard for her and her own family."