ADRIENNE Maloof revealed she had “years of counseling” with her ex-husband Paul Nassif after their nasty divorce in 2012.
The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills star and her surgeon ex went to therapy to help them co-parent their three sons, Gavin, 16, and twins Christian and Colin, 14.
Adrienne, 58, and Botched star Paul married in 2002 and Paul filed for divorce during the third season of RHOBH after 10 years of marriage.
Both reality stars accused each other of verbal and physical abuse during their turbulent divorce and custody battle.
Discussing where they’re at now, Adrienne told The Daily Dish: “We had to do a lot of counseling, it was years of counseling.”
“The good thing is is now we are very good friends, care about each other. I believe we really worked hard, we work at it to make things right for our children.”
Amid their tumultuous custody battle, Adrienne said she and Paul, 58, had to “learn to be adults” for their boys.
“The sooner you can think ‘How can I get out of this?’ and become adults – because we had to learn to be adults for our children – and I think we are role models now,” she said.
“People see us as ‘Wow, you really figured it out.'”
Adrienne and Paul were famous for their bickering on RHOBH, with their castmates and viewers often wondering if they had underlying problems.
The Bravo star admitted that being on Real Housewives helped her realize the marriage wasn’t working.
“I think that the show actually did me a favor by getting out of a relationship that was not right for both of us,” she confessed.
“When I look back, I think it [the split] would have happened, it just happened sooner than later.”
Adrienne admitted the baby news was “a little bit shocking” for her and their sons.
The casino mogul, who has a $12 million mansion in Beverly Hills, said: “You know, we’ve had that talk.
“But now they know they all have to stick together, they’ve gotta work together and that they’re family.
“They’re cool with everything. They’re good with it.”
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