Shopping for a wedding dresses is usually a joyous, celebratory occasion but on last night’s episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County, Tamra Barney’s outing was not without drama. The bride-to-be had invited the gals to come along, including her newish friend Alexis Bellino.
Unfortunately, Alexis was unable to join the girls for a limo joyride to the store. And Gretchen Rossi seized the opportunity to stir the pot, telling Tamra she wouldn't go dress shopping if Alexis showed up. (Confused? Stay with us.) But Alexis did—and Vicki Gunvalson pulled her aside to share what Gretchen had said.
Naturally, Alexis was hurt. "When Vicki pulled me aside and said that Gretchen said she wasn't going to come if I attended, I got a little angry inside," she writes in her latest blog post. "But there is a time and a place to act on it. This day was about Tamra, and bottom line, Tamra chose to invite me in the end...so Gretchen's little pity party didn't work. That was enough for me."
Despite their rift, Alexis rose above the fracas and maintained her composure. And she's thankful that Tamra chose not to get in the middle. "When I was leaving, I wanted to pull Tamra aside and thank her for choosing to invite me," she writes. "It showed me she truly was trying to move forward with our friendship. She had the added stress of being given an ultimatum, and she chose me. HUGE!"
Do you think Gretchen ruined Tamra's day of wedding dress shopping? What would you have done? Tell us in the comments and watch the clip of the RHOC girls shopping for dresses.
I despise Alexis the most false human being on the show. Nobody was running a greater pity party than her during the past year. "I'm on medication because of how mean everybody is to me!" My understanding is that everyone on this show has other friends and family. Alexis had a very supportive husband...supposedly. But she preferred to represent herself as somehow alone because of how people were treating her. She deserved the treatment she got, and I think it is an act of kindness on Tamra's behalf that makes her acceptable to these people. IF Gretchen does not accept her, it because she does not yet see a reason to. She knows Alexis better than the others. They have a past friendship that was close, so if anyone know Gretch, it is she.
I love your new hairstyle this year.
Where did you get the earrings you are wearing the above picture?
It is always Vickie stirring the pot. She is not a nice person nor is Tamara. They deserve each other. Very viscous. Keep them contained with each other.
Look at you women. First it is Alexis hated on now it is going to transfer to Gretchen. You always have to have somebody in the pickle barrel. Do you ever get tired of the meaningless gossip?
Vicki stirred the pot much more than Gretchen did. Gretchen mentioned Alexis at the salsa party. After that she really didn't say anything. It was Vicki who stirred the pot, telling Alexis what Tamra had said.
These friendships and loyalties change constantly. I can't keep up with them. But I guess it is necessary to keep the show interesting. I keep forgetting that all these women have other friends and family who are not on the show, and I am glad to know that. I totally understand why Gretchen (one of my favorites) is not comfortable being with Alexis. Alexis is the least intelligent of the housewives (I am including all the housewives shows) and, in my opinion, the most hypocritical, but even that is besides the point. For quite awhile everyone was so anti Alexis, and now suddenly she is being included in everything. I think that Gretchen is just wondering what happened to suddenly change all that animosity to love and inclusion. It is kind of hard to keep up with such hypocrisy. Gretchen is just not ready to "make up" and be big buddies with Alexis. Maybe she never will, and perhaps she will be friends with her again, in her own time and when it seems to make sense to her. By the way, I think that Laurie is a huge troublemaker. She is not to be trusted.
Luved U from the beginning girl.U have been my fav since season 5.keep being U! best line ever with the makeup Monday night.U do not have 2 call Gretchen cuss words or yell 2 get your point across.watch your back. and U are the kind of the OC!XOXO
Alexis I fully comprehend why your back. Get paid, put in the bank sista do what you need to do support your family, while creating financial security...most viewers would do the same if they had the same opportunity. This being said consider this...don't allow any individual to dictate terms for a reconciliation.
Your no dummy, aware you are smart and already know this. Right? I just wanted to comment on my thoughts on what precipitated between you and Tamara. I want us to be friends, BUT I don't want others to know we are friends...say what? That's weird, manipulative. Do you see that? So you can only be friends with Tamara as long as it is on her terms, and warning if you do so you will suffer the consequence we will no longer be friends.
Your willingness to suck it up, meet with Tamara, being agreeable to Tamara's terms of your reconciliation...this doesn't mean your weak Ms. Alexis...
You had heart, you opened up, you wanted peace..
Each of you ladies have exhibited behavior demonstrative that your capable of being deceptive. Wearing a cross around your neck, mentioning the role God plays in your life over and over again, claiming to be a Christian does not make for a halo over your head...frankly from time to time you go way overboard as it relates to religion.
Your a good person Alexis my take on you really has nothing to do with god or your religious view points...you are good Alexis.....not perfect, no one is...
Don't waste your time or your effort on anyone who dictates terms of your relationship with them (of course unless it's your husband)..
Put your energy into your dress line, your family, whatever propels you forward in this life, we only get one shot at it, Tamara's approval, acceptance is the last thing you need the last person on this earth you should be seeking to fill any emotional void that exists with in because clearly our efforts will never be reciprocated. Walk away, your golden better off with out her in your life (:
Grace and Peace!
I agree amiee. aside from that, i don't think Gretchen ruined her day i think laurie did!
Alexis, you are being the bigger person and trying to befriend these women and I admire you for it but be careful to not get drawn back into the drama because they will turn on you and try to drag you back into their turmoil!
Alexis you are so much more likeable this season. I'm so glad you were able to make up with Tamra and Heather. Its nice to see you and Vicki getting along. I like seeing you much more independent from Jim. And girlfriend don't let any of those girls push u off to the side I want to continue to see u on the show. Your much more authentic this season.