Tamra Barney, also known as Tamra Judge, is going after her former "The Real Housewives of Orange County" co-star Gretchen Rossi and her fiance Slade Smiley. She believes that the two are trying to throw her under the bus just to get their own names in the press. On Friday, April 18, Tamra posted a message on her Facebook account that accused Gretchen and Slade of contacting reporters to try to comment on her current child custody battle with ex-husband Simon Barney.
Tamra's Facebook message states that she has received three calls from reporters telling her that Gretchen and Slade have contacted them because they want to provide comments on her family issues. Obviously believing what she has been told, Tamra wrote that their behavior is "unbelievable" and that they would do anything to get themselves back in the press. She ended the message by saying that the two should grow up.
Many people wrote in to tell Tamra that the reporters could be making it up and that she should contact Gretchen directly about the matter. Others wrote that they don't believe that Gretchen would go to the press. Some also told Tamra that she's bringing more attention to her family issues by posting about it.
Tamra isn't backing down on her accusation. In response to one person's comment that perhaps reporters are just trying to pump them up in order to create drama, Tamra replied that reporters wouldn't do that since Gretchen is no longer on "The Real Housewives of Orange County." She reminded everyone that Gretchen was fired and that she is now a "nobody."
Tamra Barney recently revealed that she does not miss Gretchen Rossi, nor does she miss Alexis Bellino and Lydia McLaughlin. The demise of Tamra and Gretchen's friendship may be surprising for many viewers, since they started off last season being good friends and didn't seem to have any major fights. In an interview with TV Guide, Tamra admitted that they were friends until they filmed the reunion show and that things started to deteriorate after Gretchen chose to exclude Tamra and the other Orange County housewives from her engagement party.