Tamra Barney is viciously fighting back against her "The Real Housewives of Orange County" co-stars Shannon Beador and Lizzie Rovsek. In an interview with RumorFix, posted on Tuesday, August 12, Tamra made some shocking claims about new housewives Shannon and Lizzie.
Tamra started out season nine of the show friendly with both Shannon and Lizzie. As the season progressed however, Tamra's relationships with the two women unravelled. Tamra's problems with Shannon started when Shannon shared with her some of her marital problems. Instead of just keeping it between the two of them, at least until the information became public when the episode aired, Tamra told Heather Dubrow and then lied about it. As for Lizzie, Tamra's problems with her started when she didn't tell Lizzie that she wasn't going to her birthday party until the last minute.
Tamra has been busy explaining her actions and defending herself against both women. In addition to explaining and denying, Tamra has resorted to throwing out shocking allegations against the two to make them look bad.
Tamra said that Lizzie is actually the biggest troublemaker for Shannon. According to Tamra, Lizzie, along with recurring housewife Danielle Gregorio, is the one who has been spreading gossip about Shannon's marriage behind her back. Tamra also said that Danielle and Lizzie had a horrible nickname for Shannon, which viewers will get to hear when the reunion special airs.
Tamra also claims that Shannon isn't the innocent victim that she portrays herself to be. Rather, Tamra believes that Shannon is "a super fan of the show" who "studied every episode" prior to becoming a housewife herself.
Tamra claims that after Shannon told her about her marital problems, once the cameras stopped filming, Shannon immediately stopped crying and then started talking about how Tamra's scene with her ex-husband Simon Barney in which she told him she wanted a divorce was the highest rated episode that season. "Divorces are great for reality TV," Shannon supposedly said. Clearly, Tamra believes that Shannon is playing up her issues for the cameras.
Lizzie Rovsek has said that the "Real Housewives of Orange County" reunion show was so ugly that she cried, while Shannon Beador has said that Vicki Gunvalson defended her, against Tamra in all likelihood, at the reunion. If both Lizzie and Shannon are offered the opportunity to return for another season and take it, it seems that they'll just have to get used to playing dirty with Tamra. Of course, there could also be the slim chance that Tamra gets dropped from the show.