In the midst of their rift-causing feud this season on The Real Housewives of Orange County, the Long Island transplant is taking aim at her BFF’s husband Shane Simpson — and she didn’t mince words when it came to what she thinks of the RHOC villain’s trademark sarcastic nature.
“I think it’s so hard because you don’t want to toss anybody under [the bus], but I can tell you this,” Gina said in an interview with Bravo’s The Daily Dish. “I think that [with] Shane, Emily has a habit of defending Shane and saying his behavior is sarcasm; it’s not. It’s disrespectful and it’s snarky and it’s mean, and he does that to his wife.”
The RHOC star also took issue with some of the comments Shane has made throughout the season regarding her recent on-camera legal trouble, including a DUI, missed court date and that narrowly-avoided arrest warrant.
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“He took a shot at me: ‘Oh, she’s getting her manicure when she doesn’t even show up to her court date.’ And that was a really devastating thing that happened in my life,” she explained. And [Emily] blows it off like, ‘Well that’s just Shane‘ and it’s like, “Well, that has to change.'”
Gina‘s perspective on her bestie’s razor-tongued other half is a bit surprising, considering that she spent a large portion of last season coming to Emily‘s defense after she was the one thrown out of the Simpson home following a particularly raucous poker party. However, Gina also thinks she may understand the reason for Shane‘s biting wit.
” I do think Shane does a lot of things he does as a defense mechanism,” she posited to The Daily Dish. “It’s probably something he’s been doing his whole life and I do think that’s kind of unfortunate, but I still don’t think that’s an excuse to act that way. I think that there’s been a lot between Shane and I that I have overlooked and tried to be a decent friend to Emily because that’s her husband.”
Gina continued, “And then I feel like watching that one scene where he takes that shot at me, that really hurt me because I go out of my way to try to go to bat for him or protect him. Or always, even with Emily — if she does open up — I do try to navigate through it in a way where I’m respectful that that’s her husband and he just doesn’t have that much respect for, I don’t think, anyone.”
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TELL US – ARE YOU SURPRISED TO HEAR GINA TURNING ON SHANE? HOW DO YOU THINK HER COMMENTS WILL AFFECT HER RELATIONSHIP WITH EMILY?
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