It hasn't been a great week for Tamra Barney. The "Real Housewives of Orange County" star is currently in a contentious custody battle with her ex husband for custody of their three children and took to social media to blast former co-star and frenemy Gretchen Rossi. Barney believes reports that Rossi and her fiance Slade Smiley reached out to reporters to comment on Barney's custody battle. Rossi responded on Facebook that the rumors are untrue.
Barney and Rossi have been at odds since the reunion show of "The Real Housewives" last year. Barney says the friendship between the two turned sour when Rossi failed to invite her and the other cast members to her engagement party. Since then Barney has gone on television shows and said she and costar Vicki Gunvalson ran Rossi out of the OC. The two have also traded insults on Twitter regarding whether or not Rossi was fired from the show.
Barney is currently estranged from her 15 year old daughter Sidney who is living with her dad. The teen has sent messages to her mom on Twitter and also defended her dad Simon Barney against negative press. According to Radar Online, court documents show that Barney and her ex are fighting over everything from hygiene to poor nutrition with the two younger children Spencer and Sophia. Simon has accused his ex of not bathing Sophia and finding a bug in her hair because her mom had not washed it.
The allegations did not sit well with journalist Nancy Grace. She dedicated a segment on her show recently to discussing Barney's neglect accusations and expressed her disgust that the child was being neglected. Rossi alleges that after the Nancy Grace segment she was approached by several reporters to make a statement regarding Barney's custody dispute and declined. She made a point to say that although Barney made it a point during the course of the show to slam Smiley about his parenting, she would never speak on the situation.
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