adrienne-maloof-paul-nassif-divorce-gi-8-28.jpgThe number of actual wives on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” is dwindling even more: Paul Nassif officially filed for divorce from Adrienne Maloof on Tuesday (Aug. 28), reports TMZ.

Nassif was the one to originally file for legal separation from his wife of nine years in July. In the divorce docs, which cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split, he reaffirmed that he would like joint custody of his and Maloof’s three sons and acknowledged the couple’s prenuptial agreement.

Maloof had reportedly planned on filing her own divorce papers simultaneously but backed out at the last minute — possibly out of respect for Nassif, who lost his father the day before filing.

“Adrienne and I have tried very hard to make our marriage work, but this is the best course for both of us,” Nassif tells TMZ. “This is a difficult time for our family and my prime focus is to ensure our boys are well and happy. In addition, sadly I just lost my father yesterday — a man who taught me how to be a man. I deeply appreciate the outpouring of support from family, friends and patients. We will get through this.”

Posted by:Jennifer Harper