You'll have to forgive my wife, she's drunk... and evil.
Adrian Powell is one of the main characters on Devious Maids. Husband of Evelyn, Adrian spends his life in a complicated marriage with a woman he loves, but also despises. Since the death of their son, the marriage gets worse and worse, ultimately leading Adrian to have an affair with the maid, Flora. To make matters worse, the maid is murdered and Adrian is left heartbroken. Evelyn finally decides that their marriage can't work and files for divorce, but quickly backs out when she sees the true, but complicated, love in their marriage.
Adrian started hooking up his friends with prostitutes. He would get them drunk, have the girl lead his friend up to a room, and "disappear," only to watch the two have sex behind a glass door. ("Wiping Away the Past")
At some point he married Evelyn. It is revealed Adrian had been sleeping with his maid, Flora Hernandez before his wife put a stop to it the night Flora was murdered. ("Pilot")
Adrian and Evelyn are looking for a new maid, and when Marisol comes to work for them one day, he sets his sights on her. He and Evelyn are hiding something devious. They are invited to dinner at the Stappord's, when Olivia Rice, Michael Stappord's ex-wife, comes in and causes a scene, humiliating Michael's new wife, Taylor. This leads to Marisol removing her from the Stappord house, where after the dinner, Adrian says he is interested in learning her secret. ("Pilot")
In the next episode, Adrian finagles Taylor into allowing Marisol to work at his home. When she finds a letter written by Flora, he takes it and later burns it. ("Setting the Table") It is revealed that Adrian had hired Taylor to become a prostitute. A long time ago, Adrian started hooking up his friends with prostitutes. He would get them drunk, have the girl lead his friend up to a room, and "disappear," only to watch the two have sex behind a glass door. It was revealed by Olivia that Flora had taken part in this. Adrian sets up Evelyn's friend, whom she has feelings for, up with a prostitute and watches them have sex, much to Evelyn's disapproval. ("Wiping Away the Past")
Adrian allows Marisol to work a fundraiser at his house. ("Making Your Bed") Marisol makes a discovery at the Powell house. ("Walking the Dog") Adrian warns Rosie to get Tucker out of the Powell home as Evelyn grows attached to the boy. ("Scrambling the Eggs") Rosie is propositioned by Adrian to have sex for money. After Spence finds out, he goes over to set Adrian straight, but before he could punch him, he slips on a puddle. ("Hanging the Drapes") Once Evelyn realizes the spark in her marriage with Adrian is gone, the couple decide to get divorced. ("Getting Out the Blood")