If you watched The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills last night, I know you thought two things: One, when is Taylor Armstrong going to realize that it's uncomfortable for everyone when she gets drunk on camera, and two, what the shit was Kyle Richards' husband Mauricio Umansky doing getting involved in the Brandi Glanville, Adrienne Maloof drama? Since there's really nothing more to say about Taylor's cringe-worthy tipsiness, let's talk about how Mauricio needs to mind his own business.
I thought the way he ganged up on Brandi was totally inappropriate, and what makes it even worse, I think I know the shady reason why he did so.
Let's think about it. Why would Mauricio, who's remained solidly in the background for three seasons, suddenly decide to enter the fray? And why would he choose to insert himself in such an obviously heated argument? Why this? Why now?
The answer, of course, is money. Mauricio has to take Adrienne and Paul's side if he ever wants a chance of selling their house and helping them buy a new one. At the point last night, where they were all sitting around in that tile room pretending to eat, I assume he, like everyone else, had heard rumors of a possible divorce in the Maloof-Nassif household, and decided to capitalize -- when there's an end of a marriage, there's the beginning of new real estate business for Mauricio. Just ask Camille Grammer.
Mauricio has nothing to gain from backing Brandi. What's he going to sell her, a trailer? He stands to earn big from anything Adrienne and Paul would be looking to buy or sell, so he's aligned with them, and ferociously. That's why he got involved. That's why he chose a filmed moment to publicly throw his weight behind team Adrienne. And poor Brandi, she just had to sit there and take it from him. I would've blown up just like she did. Like, dude, seriously. Slow your roll and shut the fuck up.
Still team Brandi.
What did you think of Mauricio's outburst?
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