The Real Housewives of Orange County’sGretchen Rossi had previously claimed her deceased fiance, Jeff Beitzel, didn’t leave her “millions and millions of dollars,” but according to TMZ, that is not the whole truth.
TMZ has uncovered Jeff Beitzel‘s trust, amended a month before his death, and it’s clear she actually pulled in a pretty penny. $2,500,000 million to be exact.
Gretchen was awarded $2,500,000 — some of which she collected from Beitzel’s life insurance policy. According to TMZ, some of Beitzel’s five ex-wives aren’t too happy with her inheritance either.
Jeff’s ex wife, Sharon, had previously lashed against Gretchen, explaining what she and her kids really thought of her.
Gretchen has however moved on with new boyfriend/OC ‘housewives’ serial dater – Slade Smiley.
Ramona debuted her softer, cropped coif last weekend at the closing day of the Mercedes-Benz Polo Challenge at Blue Star Jets Field in Bridgehampton.
“I’m renewing myself,” Ramona said to PEOPLE, “I went to Oscar Blandi and I wanted to get my hair trimmed. I needed a new look. And he said, ‘Okay, how short are you willing to go with it?’”
“I never have it short,” said Ramona. “And I said, here, at the shoulder,” she explains. “He said, ‘Do you trust me?’” And the end result was worth the risk, according to Ramona. “Afterward I said, ‘Oh, my God, I feel like an older Cameron Diaz‘ — very sexy and chic and young and hip. I loved it.
Not too crazy about the new haircut but it was time for the bangs to go. Bravo plans to start filming season 3 of the NY housewives soon.
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Jonathan was the subject of an argument that took place between Kim and Sheree during the recently aired long extended episode on Bravo. Sheree denied calling Jonathan during the bitchfest fight.
In his statement below, Jonathan refers to Sheree as being crazy, delusional, a liar, a fraud, and claims she did call him for help in finding a new home.
“Sheree is one delusional piece of trash. PERIOD! She is one of the most ungrateful women I have ever met.
Prior to Season 2 of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” filming this past February, Sheree had reached out to me and Kim’s best friend on the show, Cori, because she knew one of us could help.
Sheree was so upset about a pending foreclosure on her home with ex Bob Whitfield, and at one point I actually felt bad for her. She needed a home and wanted it asap and had zero dollars to her name, so she said. Upon finding her a penthouse in Midtown Atlanta, she opted not to take it, even though it was free, because it was too small for all her things. Let me mind you this was a free place that was worth over a 1,000,000 dollars in a gorgeous high rise.
Sheree then thought she could get Cori to pay for her a place to live, because Cori’s net-worth is in the in the millions.
In the end Cori and I decided it wasn’t worth helping her because never once did she say ‘thank you’ or anything of that magnitude. She was more worried about how her home would look on camera, staged or not.
Now, she lives in a rented home that isn’t even hers and God knows who is even paying for it. Sheree also begged for $75,000 to start her own clothing line up, but it wasn’t worth it to me. After all, she doesn’t design her own clothes, she has others sketch them out of ideas she has seen other designers make.
Radar is reporting The Real Housewives of Orange County star threatened Frank that she is going to file for divorce. One of the reasons being due to their recent financial meltdown. We have previously reported Lynne and Frank received an eviction notice, due to unpaid rent expenses in the amount of $12,000.
The source says Frank has had trouble finding work for two years as the economy has hurt his construction business. “Frank is distraught over Lynne’s threat to file for divorce,” the source continued.
According to the source, Lynne blames Frank for all their financial problems because she feels he’s been hiding the bills from her. Frank is alleged to be distraught over this, as he does not want a divorce.
We recently reported that Lynne Curtin of The Real Housewives of Orange County received an eviction notice from her landlord, giving her just 3 days to pay up or leave. Well the 3 days are now up, and Lynne has yet to pay up or move according to TMZ.
The reason being? Well it appears Lynne and her husband, Frank Curtin, are now claiming the legal document is invalid because it was served on their daughter — who happens to be a minor.
The Curtins, who rent the home they live in on the show, allegedly owe their landlord more than $12,000 in rent and other expenses.
According to TMZ, the Curtins have now lawyered up with plans to contest the eviction. Their landlord however still plans to re-serve the eviction notice, hopefully to an adult this time.
Something about this story is a tad sad, as it appears Lynne and her husband truly cannot afford to pay the $12,000 they owe. Lynne is one of the nicer housewives so it makes it sadder to see this happen to her. However, I do think people should think twice before choosing to appear on a reality show, that solely focuses on the personal lives of the wealthy, especially if they are not wealthy and cannot afford to pay the rent on their rented home.
Atlanta “Housewife” Kim Zolciak is touching on a lot of issues in her new interview with Essence.com. Kim speaks out on fighting with Nene and Sheree, her new leaked single – “Don’t Be Tardy To The Party,” plus her relationship with the infamous Big Poppa aka Lee Najjar.
Below are some excerpts from the interview –
ESSENCE.COM: Your first release, “Tardy for the Party,” was leaked on the Internet yesterday. What happened? KIM ZOLCIAK: I’m super pissed off about it. I never released that song to Ryan Seacrest or anyone else. It was going to be on iTunes and I wanted people to see all the thought that went into it, along the timeline of the show so you can see me in the studio and watch me go through the whole process. This is just not how I wanted to release my first song. There’s a snake out there. I just have to figure out who it is.
ESSENCE.COM: NeNe’s new book, “Never Make the Same Mistake Twice,” just came out. Have you read it? ZOLCIAK: I have not read the book yet, but hell yeah, if she wrote about me, I’m going to read it. I mean, she had to write about me in order to sell the book. She told me, ‘Well, maybe you should read it on your way back from New York. So I don’t know what she wrote but I do wish her success and I’m happy for her.
ESSENCE.COM: You two came to blows a few months ago. There was a police report indicating that NeNe assaulted you. What happened? ZOLCIAK: Nene and I have decided to just move on from that. Yes, there was altercation but we’ve talked in great length about it and we’re just both on to bigger and better things like her book and my wig line. NeNe and I care about each other and because we do, sometimes emotions run a lot higher than if we didn’t care at all.
ESSENCE.COM: Thanks for bringing that up. Photos of what appears to be you and a man named Lee Najjar walking on a beach popped up on the Web recently. Is Lee Najjar Big Papa? ZOLCIAK: There are a lot of people who are alleged to be Big Papa and I know all of them, from Dallas Austin to Lee Najjar to Quincy Jones to Ted Turner. You just have to stay tuned and watch what happens to see who Big Papa really is.
ESSENCE.COM: This season has been a lot for you—between the fight with NeNe and the hair pulling with Sheree. How are you dealing with it all? ZOLCIAK: It’s been incredibly stressful and my best friend Cori has been my rock. My girls are always trying to pump me up and they keep me grounded. I can’t deny that I do get emotional and ask myself sometimes, ‘Oh, my God, what have I done?’ But it’s a catch-22 and I just keep moving forward.
ESSENCE.COM: Tonight, Bravo has added an extra hour, featuring more details about your fight with Sheree. Do you think this is all overkill? ZOLCIAK: All I know is that Sheree acted a fool. I mean, who does that as a grown woman? It was immature and I was really caught off guard by the whole thing. I guess controversy sells. We’re not the highest rated because we go to church and bake cookies.
Tonight is the finale of Bravo’sMiami Social. Above is a preview of what is to come. We get to see Maria go on a first date, Katrina wavers on whether or not to sign those pesky divorce papers, and the biggest shocker of all comes in the form of Hardy proposing to girlfriend, Trixia.
Katrina gives us a great quote – “If it’s taken you six years to figure out if they’re the one, they’re probably not the one.” Great foreshadowing there Trina.
Nene seems to believe her stripper past has no reflection on her presence as an “Atlanta socialite,” saying, “What difference does it make if I danced or not?” she asks. “Is the sun going to stop shining? Is my past taking food out of your mouth?”
Nene proceeds to explain her reasons for stripping, “[I stripped] for the sake of my son, and to restore my confidence in myself,” she explains. “My son was in private school, his father wasn’t chipping in for pull-ups or food, I had no job and no money coming in, the rent was past due, and the super told me and my roommate that our condo owner was about to put us out. It was about survival.”
The ex-stripper, who referred to herself as Silk during her dancing days as a twentysomething year old – admits that she liked the power that came with being a stripper. “I could make $500 off one guy just by turning him on.” These men “were obviously there to see what I had, and I quickly realized that those men weren’t there to make me feel bad about myself.”
Interestingly, it has always been said that Nene’s husband, Gregg Leakes, met her at a strip club while she was working. Fellow castmate, Kim Zolciak was also outed has being a past stripper by her former publicist. My favorite part of this story is that she stripped to restore confidence in herself – brings out the lols.