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First Tamra Barney admitted to dating and sleeping with her husband’s friend, Eddie Judge, only to turn around and lie about deny it just days later.

It now seems the Real Housewives of Orange County star is ready to go public with her new relationship. According to RadarOnline, Tamra herself posted the above photo of she and Eddie on her facebook page. This is all just less than 2 months after her husband Simon Barney filed for divorce, accusing her of cheating on him. Tamra has always denied she cheated.

Simon also claimed he found out about the romance by catching the two of them together at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. He said, “I couldn’t believe what I had just witnessed — the ultimate betrayal by a pal and my estranged wife.”

“We started hanging out together more after my separation and one thing led to another. We had been friends for over a year,” said Tamra when she confirmed the new relationship to Radar.

She continued, “We are romantically involved, he is a great guy. It was bound to happen that we both would start dating again after he filed for divorce, it was going to happen sooner or later.”

This is all very messy interesting indeed.

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Didn’t really see this one coming, but apparently Alexis Bellino of the Real Housewives of Orange County was once upon a time, a Maxim “Hometown Hottie.”

Back in 2003, while married to her first husband Jeff Barry, Alexis took some rather sexy shots for the Men’s magazine Maxim. She was representing her then hometown La Jolla, California. The non-professional looking photos look to have been taken by Alexis and then submitted to Maxim. More of the photos are posted below.

You can read more about Alexis and Jeff’s messy divorce here!

According to the Maxim website, Alexis is listed as being 5’7″ and weighing 123 lbs. Her profession is listed as Health club manager, her favorite artist is Madonna and she is listed as married. She would go on to divorce her first husband later on that year.

As for her passion, Alexis says, “I have a passion for fitness and spoiling my two teacup chihuahuas.”

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Tonight’s episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County marks the 13th episode of this never ending 5th season.

What is to come tonight? Well we get to see the continuation of the fight or argument brewing between new housewife Alexis Bellino and original housewife Vicki Gunvalson. Part of their exchange is below:

Vicki: “Is this gang (up) on Vicki day? Leave me alone.”

Alexis: “I’m just trying to help you.”

Vicki: “You don’t need to help me. I’m good. You don’t need to help me. You don’t even know me.”

Alexis: “Hmm. But yet, one, two, three, four-all girls out of the five say …”

Vicki: “Don’t count Lynne in. Don’t count my friend Tamra in, whom you just met. OK? Let’s get that straight right now. She’s my friend. You just met her. Don’t you dare put her against me.”

Alexa: “Don’t you dare say she’s not my friend. She’s my friend. She’s friends, OK?”

Tamra: “I’m friends with everybody. Friends with everybody. I don’t want to fight with anybody.”

Vicki: “I’m out.” Proceeding to leave the table and restaurant.

As you can see from the Bravo preview clip below, Alexis doesn’t back down to Vicki, ultimately leading to all the ladies going outside. Tamra’s attempt to become the peacemaker doesn’t seem to help much.

Must say I’m actually Team Alexis on this one. Vicki loves to dish it out, but turns herself into a victim the minute somebody dishes it back to her. Yes, Vicki has been a lot more likable and tolerable this season, but every now and then, that old Vicky rears its ugly head. She was rude to Alexis at Lynne’s dinner party, and Alexis has a right to call her out on it.

TELL US – ARE YOU TEAM ALEXIS OR TEAM VICKI ON THIS FIGHT?

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Ready or not, here they come! Some of our favorite and not so favorite Bravo Housewives are set to bring their drama onto the popular game show – “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.

Eighteen of the Housewives are set to appear on the show February 22 – 26 as they team up with real-life housewives for a special presentation of “The Real Housewives of Millionaire.” Housewives from all four casts – New York, New Jersey, Atlanta and Orange County – will participate.

Andy Cohen, Executive Producer of the Housewives’ franchise will sit in via Skype as the expert for the “Ask The Expert” lifeline all week. Not to worry though as the Bravo housewives will not be without any help.  They will actually be paired in the hot seat with the contestant housewives to help them answer the trivia questions.

The Housewives that will be teaming up with contestants include New Jersey cast members Caroline, Dina, Jaqueline and Teresa; New York cast members Kelly, LuAnn, Ramona, Alex and Jill; and Atlanta housewife, Kandi. Celebrity questions will then be presented to the contestants by Orange County Housewives Vicki, Lynne, Jeana, Gretchen and Tamra, as well as Danielle from the New Jersey cast and Lisa and Sheree from Atlanta.

Jill Zarin of the NY Housewives talked about her excitement in doing the show – “I’m really excited to be here. I bet I’m the only one who really watches the show on a regular basis. I watch it every day. I TiVo it and watch it at night. I do. And then when I got asked to be on the show, I died. It was like dying and going to heaven.”

Dina Manzo of NJ was nervous and hoped to get a lot of pop culture questions.  “I’ve been too busy to get ready, that’s why I’m so afraid. I could redecorate the whole set with my eyes shut, but I’m scared to answer these questions. I just hope she has a good sense of humor, my partner,” said Dina.

TELL US – WILL YOU BE TUNING INTO THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF MILLIONAIRE?

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Gretchen Rossi has been ordered to court to disclose her finances according to RadarOnline. This all has to do with Jay Photoglou of course, and the $18,900 he was awarded in legal fees connected to a restraining order case she filed against him last year.

A Newport Beach, California Judge ordered the Real Housewife of Orange County to appear in court March 10 to provide information about her finances and assets.

Which brings us to Gretchen’s new interview with the LA Times, during which she opens up about her financial situation, more importantly sets the record straight on the $2.5 million her deceased fiance Jeff Beitzel left her in his will. While Gretchen admits she was left $2.5 mil by Jeff, she also insists she has yet to receive the money as Jeff’s estate is in a deficit.

Gretchen also discusses her never-ending feud with Tamra Barney, as well as where they stand today. She also talks Slade, the whole Alexa Curtin ordeal and how she deals with the negativity that comes with being on the show. What she doesn’t talk about however is Jay.

Excerpts from Gretchen’s interview below -

It was hard to track you down. You’re a busy gal. What are you working on right now?

Oh, gosh. If I told you, you’d be worn out by the time we were done.

Maybe you should tell Vicki [Gunvalson]…

That’s so true. I should call Vicki up and say, “Come spend a day with me and let’s have a little chitty-chat about what I really do.”

Right now, at this given moment, the last week has just been kind of crunch time for my makeup line (Gretchen Christine Beaute) that I’m launching.

And we see that you’re not rolling in the dough — as some suspected — after Jeff’s death.

Everybody had this misconception that I was with Jeff for his money. And that Jeff had millions and millions of dollars and … he didn’t; meaning right now his estate is in the deficit. It really was never information that I thought was appropriate to share but, unfortunately, when his will gets released to the public and everyone is reading it and saying he left me $2.5 million — well, he did. The problem is, is that if he doesn’t have $2.5 million to give me — you know, his estate doesn’t have it because it’s in the deficit — I’m not going to get it. If somebody doesn’t have the money, it really doesn’t matter. That’s where I think the misconception comes in. Everybody thinks I got left millions of dollars — which I did — but I have not received it. The thing, too, is that I never saw Jeff’s money as my money. It was always nice to be in a relationship with someone who was well off at the time that we were dating; I was spoiled rotten, yes. And I had a great lifestyle with him … but I also made my own money and the show really didn’t show that side of me. They didn’t show me as the entrepreneur that I was.

So how did you get involved? Did you audition?

For me, it was a different scenario. I was at a girlfriend’s party down at a restaurant here in Newport. Jo [De la Rosa] and Slade [Smiley] were actually sitting across the table from me at this party and I was being my crazy, flamboyant, obnoxious self and they started whispering to each other. I was like, “Are you guys talking crap about me?” — teasing them. They were like, “No, but you’re perfect for the show.” I was like, “Perfect for what show?” Cause they hadn’t been on for a couple of years so I wasn’t really sure what they were talking about. And they said I’d be perfect for “Housewives.” I was like, “You guys are smoking crack. I’m not doing that.” Slade kept insisting.

The next morning, I get a phone call from the casting agent at 7 a.m.; she said, “I hear you’re perfect.” It took a whole day of phone calls back and forth for them to even convince me. It really came down to me sitting down with Jeff. He was the one who convinced me to do that. I think the reason for that was that at that point, we had been in and out of the hospital for the last three or four months. We were right at a point where we thought we would get told he was going into remission. He was like, “You know, honey” — cause I had actually been approached three other times to do reality shows; I just turned them down because it wasn’t something I wanted to do. He just said, “Honey, you keep getting these opportunities. Maybe there’s something in the universe telling you to do this. And I’m really kind of sick of everything, everyday being about cancer. This sounds like fun.”

I think he saw it as an opportunity to travel and have an excuse to go do things. So he was the ultimate reason I ended up doing the show.

The rift seems to now center on this blog entry you wrote. Tamra [Barney] wants you to take it down, but you refuse. Can you talk a little bit about why?

I’m not going to take it down. There were so many things that Tamra put out there to the press and the show that were contradictory or that were lies. All those things are out in cyberspace forever and ever. So as soon as she can figure out a way to get all those things taken down, then I’ll be happy to take it down. But as long as those things are out there, the blog is my only source of truth and my only source of getting what really happened out there. I was rather taken aback by her because I believed she was my friend all season, and when she attacked me at the reunion show I was like, ‘Where in the hell did this come from?” So I wanted to clear the air up.

So are you guys still somewhat friendly? I mean, we see that you do have fun when you’re in a group setting. Have you reached out to her since news of her divorce?

No. Tamra and I don’t talk. We’re not girlfriends. We don’t call each other and say, “Let’s go hang out and have coffee.” I never really had problems with Tamra. I always liked Tamra; I got along with her and I thought she was funny and I thought our personalities were very similar. I liked her. But you just know when there’s poisonous people in your life and you know when people are trying to pull wool over your eyes and, for me, she’s one of those people. She might not be that way with other people, but she is with me. She is someone that I work with and someone I will be cordial with. And we’ll have a good time. The whole situation with the divorce and stuff … after the way she treated me after Jeff passed away, I don’t necessarily see myself calling her up and saying, “Hey, how ya doing?” Cause of the way she treated me. I’m a big believer in treating people the way they treat you.

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In a new interview with the LA Times, Lynne Curtin discusses her personal life and being on the Real Housewives of Orange County .

In what is a rather long interview, it’s pretty obvious Lynne continues to live on Lynne Planet. According to Lynne, she’s a tough disciplinarian for her daughters, Vicky was a doll to her when they first met (umm did she watch last season?) and though she had watched some of the previous seasons of the show, she didn’t recognize any of the housewives when she started filming.

Lynne does share some good news when she reveals her Cuff business has been booming. Judging from last night’s episode, one can only hope she’s saving up her money for rent and not spending it on $1000 jackets.  She also discusses her husband Frank Curtin and the whole Gretchen intervention ordeal.

Excerpts from Lynne’s interview is below -

Hey, Lynne … what are you doing right now? Sounds like your driving…

I’m trying to get cuffs out. I have a lot of cuffs on my website that look kind of similar to the Saints symbol … the fleur de lis. I’m just on my way getting orders out right now cause the business is booming right now, especially with the Saints winning [the Super Bowl]. I just happen to have a flor de lis on my cuffs anyway, and a lot of people from Louisiana recognized the symbol and, coincidentally, with the team winning I have a lot of people ordering them right now.

Well, let’s rewind and talk about how you got yourself on the show.

I had one girlfriend who was doing my skin care; she knew somebody that worked for a store that was doing the wardrobe, and also, my other girlfriend had a daughter [Kendra Mayo from Laguna Beach] on an MTV show.

Wait. Did you watch the previous seasons?

Um, yeah. I did a bit, actually. Lauri [Waring] happened to be a really good friend of one of my really good friends. And I knew Lauri was having a good time on the show. That was part of the reason … I thought, “If Lauri is doing the show, I want to interview for it. That would be fun.” I didn’t know I was going to be replacing her at the time.

So before you joined the cast, was there someone you expected to click with, or someone you knew you’d have to watch out for?

Not in particular. Not until I got on the show and someone said we would be going out to dinner with everybody. … I had a heads-up about Vicki [Gunvalson]. I didn’t know all the characters by face that well, so I wasn’t sure who she was. I whispered over to Gretchen [Rossi], “Which one’s Vicki?” ‘Cause I’d only really remember a few of the episodes … like the one with Lauri and the trailer. Being a mom keeps you pretty busy. You can’t really follow every show. I was a little nervous the first time I saw Vicki ’cause I was like, “uh-oh. She’s going to be tough on me.” But she turned out to be a doll. This season, she’s been one of my closest friends on the show.

Is that how it really is? It’s seems like you guys don’t really hang out on a regular basis. When all of you are in a room, it’s usually a setup like the sleepover and cooking party …

Actually, we do see each other. I was invited to an event for Vicki. Or I get invited to an event for Tamra [Barney]. Like Tamra and I just talked. We’re going to take a spin class tomorrow. I saw Jeana [Keough] the other day at my gym.

I’m curious to know what it’s like being part of a reality show … do you watch each week? And what’s that like reliving some of those events?

I do watch. I’m like underneath the covers. I’m like, “Oh, my gosh, did I do that?” or “Did I say that?” Sometime I wish I would have thought before I said something. But I just try to let it all go. I’m just as real as I could possibly be. It’s all real. I’m a little ditzy, I admit it.

A lot of the readers of this blog have commented about the lack of boundaries you and your husband have in place. How do you respond to the criticisms you receive on how you discipline your daughters?

They don’t see everything. They see a little bit here, a little bit there; they don’t see what really goes down: the arguing, Frank getting upset, us taking away Raquel’s vehicle. You just see a little bit. You don’t see everything that transpires. I am tough. I’m strict. Alexa is home right now. She’s not grounded but, you know, she just got her license and she wants a car. Does she have a car? No. Raquel doesn’t have a car either right now. Neither one of my daughter’s have cars. I am tough.

And what about the whole Gretchen situation?

Oh, gosh. I just say let the parenting duties stick with the parents. That’s all I have to say. I don’t wish her any ill when she has kids. I was just saying, ‘You know what, Gretchen? Wait ’til you have kids, then come talk to me.” I wasn’t saying it to be mean or anything, I just wanted her to know that no one knows your kids like you do. I’m with them 24/7. And somebody who just spends maybe 25 minutes with them here or there is not going to be able to know my daughter and then tell me what to do about my daughter.

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Tamra Barney seems to have had a change of heart. She is now denying dating her husband’s friend, Eddie Judge, just days after admitting she was dating him.

Perhaps realizing the public backlash, the Real Housewives of Orange County star and mother of four is now changing her tune. In a new interview with the OCRegister, Tamra denies that she and Eddie are dating or are a couple. “We’re really good friends,” she said. “I think he’s a wonderful person. He’s helped me a lot through this. If something does evolve, I’d be lucky.”

According to Tamra, she went to the Las Vegas club this past weekend with Eddie and several people, including castmate Lynne Curtin.  Simon had a lot to say about running into his estranged wife and his friend. In what he called the “ultimate betrayal,” Simon told RadarOnline, “I walked in and I saw Tamra with a friend of mine, Eddie Judge. I saw them holding hands and acting like a couple.” Simon continues, “As soon as Tamra saw me she let go of his hand and walked away.”

Simon then over-dramatized claimed he fell to his knees as he got weak.  This was all the more shocking because Tamra also admitted to RadarOnline that she was indeed dating her husband’s friend.  She said, “I started dating Eddie Judge last week. We started hanging out together more after my separation and one thing led to another. We had been friends for over a year.”

So why is Tamra now lying denying this to the OCRegister? Your guess is as good as ours.  RadarOnline however didn’t take too kindly to Tamra denying the story she had previously admitted to them.

To prove their story, RadarOnline provided the OCRegister with texts they received from Tamra. Even more shocking, Tamra was the one that provided RadarOnline with the photo of she and Eddie Judge together (that photo is below).

Radaronline reporter, Alan Butterfield, provided the following text messages below exchanged between he and Tamra -

Butterfield: How long have you been dating him?
Tamra: Since last week. We’ve been friends for a year.

Butterfield: Are you sleeping with him?
Tamra: Yes, since last week.

And there you have it. Tamra admitted to dating  and sleeping with Eddie, and then decided to lie about it. Not a smart move on Tamra’s part.

Photo of Tamra and Eddie Judge below -  

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We reported a while back that Gretchen Rossi’s alleged ex, Jay Photoglou, won a court order which required Gretchen to pay his court fees.

Well RadarOnline is now reporting those court fees amount to $18,000, and on Feb 1, a Judge ordered the Real Housewives of Orange County star to pay the entire amount to her alleged ex.

This is in connection to a restraining order case Gretchen filed against Jay last year. She obtained a temporary restraining order against Jay but it was then dropped by a judge when Gretchen refused to show up to court for a follow up. Jay had asked for attorneys fees and costs.

Jay also filed a lawsuit against Gretchen for slander and libel and several other counts last week, just days before Bravo filmed the reunion show.

According to Jay, Gretchen has damaged his reputation by calling him a liar, thief ,and drunk. Jay claims he and Gretchen were a couple when she joined the Real Housewives of OC but for the show’s dramatic purposes she was linked to another man.

Gretchen also recently revealed on the show that though her deceased fiance, Jeff Beitzel, left her over $2 million in his will, she did not receive a penny because his estate was in debt of over $3 million.

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