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Tamra Barney not fired from 'RHOC,' producers begging her to come back

Tamra Barney will reportedly return to "The Real Housewives of Orange County" for the show's 10th season.

Tamra Barney attends the premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'Smurfs 2' at Regency Village Theatre on July 28, 2013 in Westwood, California.
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Although it was previously reported that the mommy of four was canned after an elaborate Facebook rant, a new source is speaking out, claiming Barney isn't going anywhere.

“Tamra has not been fired. She is being begged back for next season. The rumor she is fired is a lie,” a source told Rumorfix's Mr. Real Housewife on July 31, adding that while this season may not have been Barney's best, she “is the show.”

Two days ago, Radar Online reported that after Barney called out the network for their story line manipulations, Bravo gave her the axe. In her Facebook post, Barney claimed she had wanted to tell her co-star, Lizzie Rovsek, that she'd be unable to make it to her 34th birthday party, but was withheld from doing so by Bravo, who she claimed restricted her in order to make for a more dramatic on-camera moment, which is what fans saw two weeks ago on the show. Barney also claimed Bravo forced Shannon Beador to attend the event, even though she was ill at the time.

According to Radar, Bravo was fed up with Barney's allegations and decided to waive on their chance to bring her back to the series.

After the report hit the web, Barney deleted her Facebook, adding fuel to the rumors of her possible exit. Barney also left the country, which added even more.

Still, Rumorfix's source claims that she will return, and if she's bringing in the ratings and remaining involved in the cast drama, it's hard to think she wouldn't be asked back.