Alexis Bellino’s ex-husband Jim is actually suing Tamra and Shannon for a $1 million after they answered questions about him on a podcast. He even brought in Real Housewives of Orange County alum Gretchen Rossi and her man Slade Smiley to testify against Tamra and Shannon. Then he demanded to get access to Tamra and Shannon’s emails and texts so he could prove they intended to “ruin his reputation” before the podcast was recorded. This is just way out of hand. Can someone make it stop? Please.
As Gretchen Rossi is finding out, even after you leave The Real Housewives of Orange County, you inevitably get dragged right back into the drama! This week it was reported that Slade Smiley offered to help out with Jim Bellino‘s lawsuit against Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador. Gretchen Rossi is vehemently denying the initial reports that claimed they were the ones who went to Jim (according to papers Jim filed in the case) and asked if they could assist by testifying about their own experiences with Tamra.
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.”
Even though she is no longer a Real Housewives of Orange County cast member, it doesn’t mean that Alexis Bellino is free of the drama. Well, at least via association thanks to her ex Jim Bellino. Jim is suing Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador for “defamation” thanks to some comments they made on a podcast.
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 Smiley and 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.
Slade Smiley and Gretchen Rossi hung out with Vanderpump Rules star Scheana Marie on her podcast, Scheananigans. The former Real Housewives of Orange County stars talked about Slade’s almost-stint on The Bachelor, Gretchen’s business, and revealed whether they’d come back to RHOC in the future and they also shared their thoughts on the negativity of the show.
Slade says after ending his relationship so publicly with Jo De La Rosa on RHOC there was a lot of interest in him. Gretchen says he had agents and publicists of “legit celebrities” calling him because their clients wanted to date him.
Last night’s episode of Watch What Happens Live was packed with (reality) star power. Andy Cohen had Dorinda Medley on as his featured guest and 31 other Bravolebrities rang the doorbell before making surprise appearances.
Since the episode was taped in Los Angeles, it was mostly cast members from the Bravo shows that take place in California: Vanderpump Rules, Shahs of Sunset, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and Real Housewives of Orange County, but plenty of other notable Bravo personalities showed up. It was a really fun episode to watch, but the 31 extra guests definitely took away from Dorinda’s time in the spotlight- at least in my opinion.
This week in reality star photos we have Dr. Terry Dubrow and former Real Housewives of Orange County star Heather Dubrow attending the Alliance For Children’s Rights 26th Annual Dinner at The Beverly Hilton Hotel.
The cast of Jersey Shore hit the red carpet together for the premiere of “Jersey Shore: Family Vacation”. The show premieres on MTV tonight! Are you tuning in?
In our latest reality star photo roundup we have Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel was busy this week. The Skinnygirl mogul was photographed attending the Febreze launch of their new Super Bowl ad campaign, then running errands out and about in NYC.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills newcomer Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave attended the Steven Tyler and Live Nation presents Inaugural Janie’s Fund Gala & GRAMMY Viewing Party in L.A. The event was also attended by former Househusbands David Foster and Dr. Paul Nassif.
Unfortunately, Lydia McLaughlin is back on Real Housewives of Orange County this season. Last time she pretty much had no story line other than yelling at Slade Smiley after he told her to eat burger and relying on her hilarious mom to entertain the viewers.
This time around, Lydia is all about the pot stirring and the self-promoting. She is either low key stirring up drama or promoting her magazine.