March 19, 2013 at 1:58 PM ET
If loose lips sink ships, Brandi Glanville is the iceberg that sank Adrienne Maloof's Titanic on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills."
And Adrienne's reaction to her co-star's "truth bomb" -- caught on film but censored from the broadcast -- resulted in her exit from the show, Andy Cohen confirms in next week's Season 3 reunion.
In a new clip from the show, the host and Bravo executive voices his displeasure about Adrienne's refusal to participate -- and its repercussions.
"Today we are missing one of the Housewives that has been with us since the beginning," he says. "Adrienne Maloof has decided not to participate today."
During the season, Brandi revealed a Maloof family secret during taping that Bravo edited out of the show.
"Adrienne refused to speak directly about it," Cohen tells viewers. "We know that frustrated you in the audience -- and that frustrated all of us, too.
"If you read the tabloids you might have theories on what the secret is, but Adrienne won't be here to tell her side of the story. Not only is she absent tonight, but she won't be on the show next season."
After a dramatic pause longer than most Bravo "and the winner is ..." teasers, Cohen drops the boom:
"Adrienne's final act as a Housewife is not showing up tonight."
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