The friendship between the Real Housewives of Orange County’s Gina Kirschenheiter and Emily Simpson has hit a few bumps in the road this season. Gina, whose life has been a disastrous mess of DUI and divorce issues, does not think Emily has been supportive enough of her deep well of despair. Emily was upset with Gina for not attending her R-rated Las Vegas dance debut.
Matters came to a head between the two pals when a planned date between Gina and Shane Simpson’s cousin fell through, as he reportedly backed off after suffering a toe(!) injury. Or maybe Gina’s Mystery Date just Googled her and wisely ran for the hills of the OC. Gina, acting like a jilted bride, took great personal offense to being stood up, wondering if Emily had set her up to embarrass her. Orange County pot-stirring queen Tamra Judge was only too happy to spread gossip about the situation, which is her favorite pastime.
Recently on Twitter, Tamra continued to add to the drama between Gina and Emily. A Bravo fan account user had asked, “Why in the world would Gina just assume Emily was out to hurt or embarrass her. I cannot see Emily doing that on purpose.”
Tamra, never one to shy away from controversy, had to jump into the fray with her own take on the matter. In response to the tweet, she claimed, “Because she is! I have the messages of Emily trying to dig up dirt on Gina her bff. So when Emily says she’s not manipulative…bullshit! That’s why No one wants anything to do with her. #victim.”
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Emily does not strike me as particularly vindictive or manipulative. Other than threatening to kill Kelly Dodd last season, we haven’t seen a lot of major drama from Emily. Could Tamra’s claims be true? And how far would Emily really have to dig to find dirt on Gina? She is an open book of chaos, bad decisions and messiness.
Another Twitter user chimed in to respond to Tamra, stating, “You came into an old friendship and messed with it. You’re horrible. This is why you have no real friends.”
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Ouch! Tamra, of course, took the time to thoughtfully ponder the feedback and declared, “Keep thinking that (with a laughing emoji). I’ve done nothing to her. Just because someone plays victim doesn’t mean they are innocent. I’d rather be a strong survivor.”
Does Emily really play the victim? I guess it is all a matter of perspective, but Emily has certainly been on the receiving end of some nastiness on the show. Shannon Beador gave her the cold shoulder last season. Emily’s husband Shane has been snarky to her in his interviews. Gina has begun to turn on Emily. Is that playing a victim? It doesn’t seem like it to me, but it is certainly possible Tamra has more information than the viewers do. Maybe there is more to Emily then meets the eye. Or, maybe Tamra is just stirring things up. Again.
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Tamra did not share the messages she claims that are damning to Emily, so were are left to ponder her alleged misdeeds. Maybe Tamra will divulge the messages as the season progresses. Or dramatically reveal them at the reunion. For now, Emily’s dark side is a little murky. Tamra’s dark side, as always, is as clear as glass.
TELL US- DO YOU THINK EMILY PAINTS HERSELF AS A VICTIM? DO YOU THINK SHE WOULD LOOK FOR DIRT ON GINA? WHY DO YOU THINK TAMRA IS GETTING INVOLVED IN THE STRAINED RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EMILY AND GINA?
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