Gretchen took to Facebook to share that she felt compelled to share her side of how this thing actually came about. “First of all Slade and I were contacted by Jim, not the other way around. Even though we had not spoken to him since the show many yrs [sic] ago, we had no bad blood with him. He knew we had been in a similar case for years and had won a judgment against the individual who perpetuated those lies against us.”
As if that was not absurd enough, former Real Housewives of Orange County cast members Gretchen Rossi and her fiance Slade Smileyvolunteered to testify againstTamra and Shannon, even though they have absolutely nothing to do with this case. At all. Although Gretchen now claims they were subpoenaed to do so.
Vicki barely knows Gina, yet here she is completely assassinating her character while she’s embarking on the beginning of a divorce. Religious beliefs aside, it’s clear to anyone watching that Vicki really did upset Gina. She had to get up to go cry in the bathroom and call her ex-husband, of all people.
Kelly Dodd is at war with Vicki Gunvalson, although she’s pretending her issues are with Steve Lodge, even though she’s taking it all out on Shane. Or whoever else is nearby. Except not anymore, now she’s back to poking Vicki with daggers.
The podcast itself didn’t really make major headlines, but Jim himself keeps dragging this whole thing out and bringing more attention to Tamra and Shannon’s comments than they originally received. Jim isn’t the only former cast member looking for attention. Cue, Slade Smileyand his fiancee, former Orange County Housewife, Gretchen Rossi. They decided to involve themselves in this whole mess. Yes, this does seem random, but it really is not surprising that these two are entangled in this.
Vicki Gunvalson does not like her relationships to be the center of the storylines on The Real Housewives of Orange County. At least not for negative reasons. Yet, Vicki finds herself there once again this season. Her co-stars are now questioning whether Steve Lodge is a good pick for her and Vicki is not happy about it. She also lashes out at Kelly Dodd, pointing out how much Kelly has changed since her divorce.
Vicki started off her latest episode rehash by defending her friendship with Chef Domenico, “I was shocked to hear Tamra say I should be dating him over Steve. First of all, I love Steve and was taken back by that comment. Domenico has been married the entire time I have known him, and to also set the record straight, I have never ever had any indiscretions with him nor would I.”