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Heather Dubrow Claps Back After Noella Bergener Slams Her For Having Adult Card Game In Her Game Room

I’m so glad Heather Dubrow is back on Real Housewives of Orange County. Fancy Pants has been my personal fav since she first waltzed on to the show. Anyone who drinks champs on the regular, plans parties with lists, and calls out someone for stealing icing off a cake with their fingers, is my kind of people. Sorry. Not Sorry.

Does Heather talk about money a bit too much. Perhaps. However, you’ve got to love someone who loves her family so fiercely. Maybe it’s because I have the same set up she does. A set of twins, plus two younger singletons, (albeit mine are all within 4 years), but I digress. From what we’ve seen her kids are polite, respectful, and assured of their parents’ support. Not an easy task.

While I love having Heather back on RHOC, I’m not as jazzed about newbie Noella Bergener. She is not my glass of champs. She talks about herself waaaay too much. Is thirstier than ex-friend Braunwyn Windham-Burke. (Even Emily Simpson says so). And is incapable of owning her own mistakes, regardless of whether Shannon Beador thinks she made one or not.

Take this week’s episode. Jen Armstrong is fresh of a doozy of a fight with husband, Ryan Ryne Holliday, questioning her marriage and looking for the support of her ‘friends.’ Everyone is being supportive and positive. Even Gina Kirschenheiter, who arguably went through one of the worst divorce experiences, is sharing what worked for her. Everyone that is, except for Noella.


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Girlfriend found a way to turn the whole conversation around and right back to herself. Telling Dr. Jen that her husband, who already returned home, has probably gotten counsel, is not a good look. Talking about how the same thing happened to her 6 weeks ago ad nauseum, is not a good look. Especially when the two experiences were not, at all, the same. Ugh.

Quick aside, did you catch that Jen and Ryne went to the same marriage boot camp as Shannon and David Beador? Gravesites included? I’m thinking that may not be the place one should go to in the OC if one’s marriage is suffering. No?

Back to the Noella of it all. Remember when she gave Heather‘s daughter Max Dubrow a completely inappropriate LGBTQ gift at her book signing? And how defensive Noella got when Heather told her it was inappropriate. It was wrong, whatever your intentions were, you made a mistake. Own it.

I thought we were going to put that bruhaha behind us. After all, an apology, of sorts, was given. But not Noella. Girl can’t let a sleeping dog lie. It appears that Noella found, and posted, a screen shot taken from an old YouTube Channel of Heathers‘. And not just any screen shot, but a screen shot that shows the Dubrow‘s game room. And one of the many games in the background is Cards Against Humanity.


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For those who don’t know, Cards Against Humanity is an adult card game, very similar to the LGTBQ game described by Heather on RHOC. A question is asked, and everyone selects a very inappropriate answer to that question. The person reading the question picks the best anonymously submitted answer.

It’s a whole lot of fun. We have it at my house. We play it with other grown-ups when we have friends over. Our children don’t play it. They play the Family Version. That is age appropriate. I’m just guessing, but I think Noella is making a mountain out of a molehill, and that things probably work the same way at Heather‘s house. Just saying.

Heather was asked by a fan, on Watch What Happens Live and shared to Twitter, what her thoughts were about Noella posting that clip. “Yeah, so it’s a very interesting clip that she posted, and I can’t wait to talk about it at the reunion.” Here’s the thing, when you have the truth and honesty and authenticity on your side it all kind[s] of works out appropriately. And when you are looking for some like, some crazy smoking gun, or like whatever… we’ll just see how it all pans out.” Now that’s how you get the last word.


RELATED: Shannon Beador Thinks Noella Bergener Didn’t Know Her Gift For Heather Dubrow’s Daughter Was “Inappropriate”


And now, I can’t wait for the reunion. Which I guess was the point of all this teasing.


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