Never one to take allegations about her personal life lying down, Adrienne Maloof responded to rumors that she split from 32-year-old boyfriend Sean Stewart by getting extra cozy with him at a boxing match over the weekend.
According to Radar Online, the 51-year-old "Real Housewife" and her much younger beau were seen attending the Timothy Bradley-Ruslan Provodnikov match on Saturday at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. The following day, Maloof shared a photo of the pair for the first time on her personal Twitter account.
“They were sitting together ringside and totally making out with not a care that they were surrounded by people,” an eyewitness told Radar. “I would have totally thought it was for publicity if it wasn’t for the fact that we were at a fight, and not courtside at the Lakers.”
“They were just going at it!” the source added.
The public display of affection likely shocked some “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” fans as it came just one week after a report from E! Online that the two were finished as an item.
"It's over and she broke up with him," an unidentified source reportedly close to Stewart told the publication. "She needs a man."
“She and Sean definitely had an amazing spark, but it fizzled fast,” the source said. “They had a talk and, while they really care for each other, decided they would be better as friends. He was just a great guy who was making her laugh and forget about her past dramas.”
But another source expressed surprise that the relationship had ended so quickly, saying, "Adrienne would brag to her girlfriends that she was having the best sex of her life. So it does come as a surprise that they’ve broken up!”
While Maloof has said her age difference with Stewart isn’t an issue for the two, her ugly divorce from ex-husband Paul Nassif and on-air clashes with castmate Brandi Glanville have provided plenty of drama in her life.
Maloof made headlines last year during her divorce, when her attorneys accused Nassif of physically abusing their sons, and allegation Nassif fought and called “utterly false.” Nassif is now involved in a lawsuit against the couple’s former personal chef Bernie Guzman, who defended Maloof’s claims, and insinuated that Nassif had also physically abused his ex-wife.
During the divorce proceedings, Guzman captioned a series of photos he shared of Maloof on Facebook in which she is seen with dark bruises, “pushed to the ground. Punched and beaten,” insinuating that her bruises had come from Nassif. According to TMZ, Nassif filed a suit against Guzman in February for unspecified damages, citing extortion and defamation.
Maloof is also reportedly still involved in an ongoing feud with Glanville, who has accused her in the past of leaking stories to the press. Glanville also recently referred to Maloof and Stewart’s relationship as “a bad visual” on an episode of “Anderson Live.”
“You didn’t realize Adrienne is dating Rod Stewart’s son?” Cooper asked Glanville, cuing a photo of the couple that was projected on to a TV.
“Ugh, I’m sorry, it’s just ... yikes. It’s a bad visual,” Glanville responded.
Neither Maloof nor Stewart has commented on the breakup rumors.
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