Hollywood divorces, we've got you all figured out. First comes the cordial separation announcement, then come the wild and bitter accusations as the divorce case gets going, and finally, the attempt to offload your shared multi-million-dollar home.
Steps two and three spilled into each other this week for estranged couple Adrienne Maloof, member of both the billionaire Maloof family and the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" cast, and her husband, plastic surgeon Paul Nasiff.
On Wednesday, the past several weeks of mudslinging continued when Maloof's lawyer claimed that Nassif had allegedly choked one of their three sons, threw another one in the corner after he misbehaved during bath time, and kicked the family dog after it had an accident in their home. Maloof ended up with custody of their three boys and a temporary restraining order against her ex.
The next day, the couple looked to liquefy one of their biggest assets — their mansion in the posh Los Angeles gated enclave of Beverly Glen — when they put the 8-bedroom, 11-bathroom mansion on the market with a hefty price tag of $26 million. And what a mansion it is. The listing agency's website states that the French Chateau-style house, designed by architect Richard Landry, is set on two acres and includes luxurious features like a tennis court, media room, wine cellar, swimming pool, and both a pool house and a guest house.
According to Zillow.com, the couple purchased the home (which was built in 2000 and has been featured prominently in the reality show) for just under $13 million in 2004, so they stand to make a pretty penny if they get close to their asking price.
All the more to pay those divorce lawyers with …
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