Tamra claims that this was a “business decision” after she and her husband lost $600,000 on the house.
However a reader the Register’s comments section had a different view on the issue, posting the following -
When a home goes to a short sale their credit is SHOT, the Barney’s will be lucky if anyone will even RENT to them! They’re deadbeats who obviously don’t pay their bills. A short sale is a last attempt before FORECLOSURE. I don’t know who they’re trying to fool with the custom home.
Banks don’t loan money on a new home if they haven’t paid for their old mortgage. The Barney’s are HIGH RISK and lenders are very careful now, this is BS. Three lates on a mortgage and banks won’t look at you for at least 2 years after the last late payment.
All very interesting. The show mentioned last season that Tamra’s husband, Simon Barney, lost quit his job with a Mercedes car dealership.
We see Gretchen Rossi,Lynne Curtin, and newest housewife, Alexis Bellino enjoying their time in Fort Lauderdale.
I’m guessing this might be a preview of what is to come on the show. These three will be a close unit while 40 year old mean girl Tamra Barney and the always classy Vicki Gunvalson will continue to be miserable together. Jeana Keough, who has been confirmed to be returning to the show, will likely continue to be a neutral party as always.
Alexis who is from Newport Coast is described as a stay-at-home mother of three. There are conflicting stories on wether or not Alexis is replacing OC veteran, Jeana Keough. The OC Register is reporting Jeana will not be back, while other reports have stated Jeana will be returning.
The one thing we are certain of is that Alexis will be on the show. Alexis’s husband is Jim Bellino, 47. Jim is described as an entrepreneur who use to own a pool table business that was an $8 million-a-year-profit company.
In a new interview with the OC register, Alexis describes filming with the other women – “It has been amazing. I already knew Gretchen. Lynne (Curtin)’s a sweetheart. She doesn’t have a mean bone in body. Vicki (Gunvalson) and I joked and laughed and had a good time. But there’s drama anytime you get five women together.”
Unlike Kelly Bensimon of the NY Housewives, Alexis describes herself as an addict of the show and has seen every single episode.
This should make for an interesting new season. I love the fact that she just happens to be a friend of Gretchen. Alexis is obviously easy on the eyes as is Gretchen. So it might be safe to say Tamra Barney will spend the entire season on trying to “out” her on something, or accuse Alexis of trying to be like her.
TELL US – WHAT DO YOU THINK OF ALEXIS JOINING THE CAST?
No they are not married, at least that’s what we think. Gretchen Rossi and boyfriend, Slade Smiley, however seem to have taken some wedding pictures for a professional photographer known as Tracie Taylor.
We hope they’re modeling shots. They look like modeling shots. The 5th season of The Real Housewives of Orange County is currently being filmed. Between their cast mate Vicki Gunvalson being photographed getting her ass tattoed, and sitting on random guy’s’ lap, we think this upcoming season is bound to be a good one.
We also reported last week that Jeana Keough will be returning for the 5th season.
We reported last month that Jeana was not coming back. She later confirmed this news in a local interview. We are not sure what changed between then and now, but she is back on for the 5th season. Her interior decorator, Kelli Ellis, who was featured on the show last season, confirmed this news on her facebook saying -
“Kelli Ellis – Yes, it’s true our beloved Jeana Keough is back for Season 5 of Housewives!! Now we have a reason to watch Bravo!! 14 hours ago”
Good to have Jeana back on board. Now if only Tamra could be eliminated from the show altogether.. They were rumors swirling back then that she quit the show because her family didn’t like being filmed, or that Bravo did not invite her back.
There are now rumors that she might be back on the show because she needs the money, which we highly doubt. She however just listed her home for sale for the amount of $5.5 Mil.
Bringing you the latest un-staged paparazzi shots of The OC Housewives’ star, Gretchen Rossi. When Gretchen is not busy being photographed randomly eating a corndog, she is evidently spending that time planning a garage sale in Costa Mesa, California with boyfriend Slade Smiley.
BuzzPhoto states that Gretchen spent time cleaning a Harley as she prepared for her garage sale in Los Angeles. That appears to be the same Harley that was gifted to her by her deceased ex fiance, JeffBeitzel, during last season’s finale of The Real Housewives of Orange County.
Funny thing is that Tamra Barney’s son, Ryan reported to TheDirty website the following stating Gretchen might have purchased the Harley herself, and pretended it was a gift from Jeff.
“So last night im out in San Clemente at this bar called Ole’s with some friends and this guy and his girl spot me and start the normal chit chat about the show. Turns out Anthony who use to work for Harley Davidson in Irvine tells me “oh yeah I met the housewife Gretchen, i sold her that harley.” You know the same harley that “Jeff” surprised her with when they filmed at the Cliffs in Laguna Beach, well it turns out she set the whole thing up and bought the Harley herself.”
Sighs, still think both Tamra and her son really need to get a life. One that doesn’t involve Gretchen.
Good to see NBC being an equal opportunist by adding 2 of the most liked housewives, along with 2 of the most hated in the form of 40 year old mean girl Tamra Barney, and alleged former coke whore Danielle Staub.
While the new season of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Orange County is scheduled to begin filming next week, one familiar housewife that won’t be returning is original cast member, Jeana Keough. The decision to not have Jeana return seemed to be that of Bravo, and not Jeana.
Tamra Barney gave an interview earlier this week to Radaronline teasing that one of the original housewives would not be returning. While Tamra did not confirm who it was, TheDirty website did confirm yesterday that Jeana Keough is the one leaving.
Tamra also says there might be a new housewife or two added to the show. I can’t help but get the feeling the show will be a-okay as long as Gretchen is still on there, and Tamra continues her pathetic mission to “expose her.” I will however miss Jeana on the show, she was a likable character. No word yet on if Lynn will be returning, does the show really need her?
Tell Us: What do you think of Bravo’s decision not to bring Jeana back?