Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Paul Nassif: My Children Are Being Used “As Pawns” in Divorce From Adrienne Maloof

Adrienne Maloof and Paul Nassif on July 21, 2012 in Beverly Hills, CA.  Amanda Edwards/FilmMagic

To call Paul Nassif and Adrienne Maloof's escalating divorce battle "bitter" would be a serious understatement.

On August 28, both Real Housewives of Beverly Hills stars filed divorce papers citing "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for their split. Earlier this week, things took a turn for the nasty when his estranged wife alleged in court that Nassif had been abusive towards the couple's sons; the judge issued a temporary restraining order against the Beverly Hills-based plastic surgeon, and Maloof was awarded temporary custody over Gavin, 9, and twins Colin and Christian, 6.

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A frustrated Nassif took to his Facebook page Friday to vent about the latest developments in his divorce case.

"It continues to amaze me how so much of the hoopla surrounding a reality show is in reality, unreal — including the absurdity of the latest utterly false accusations by Adrienne's attorney which we will vigorously address in court," he wrote.

"The phrase, 'All is fair in love and war' must have been penned by a divorce attorney," he continued. "I'm very disappointed in the ridiculous tactics that are being used that potentially compromise my relationship with my children. As I've said throughout this ordeal, the most important thing is the health, happiness and stability of my kids. I hate to see others using them as pawns."

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Despite the recent setbacks, Nassif added that he's doing his best to remain optimistic throughout it all.

"I'm going to stay utterly focused on their well-being and the knowledge they need equal time with both of their parents, both of whom love them very much," he said. "I'm sure all will be fine and when all the emotion of the moment dies down, Adrienne and I will be terrific co-parents."

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