Tamra Barney made it loud and clear during her fight with fellow Real Housewives of Orange County star Alexis Bellino in last night's episode: She and others think she's "phony" -- and she even used Terry Dubrow, the husband of fellow 'Wife Heather Dubrow as a witness.
But did Terry actually say Alexis is the phoniest person in the world, as Tamra claimed? Not so much, he and Heather told us exclusively during a stop into the Bravo offices on Tuesday. "Tamra obviously makes a pretty strong statement about Terry saying she's the phoniest person he's ever met. For the record, that is not what he said," Heather clarified to us.
"I think Tamra took a little artistic license in this moment for dramatic effect -- thanks, Tamra, for putting us in a terrible situation -- but if you watched two weeks ago what Terry said ... I said 'I just think Alexis is,' and he said 'phony.' That's a different statement," the lone brunette Housewife explained of the situation. Terry says that while "the sentiment is correct" of what Tamra said since he did indeed call Alexis phony, he admits he "didn't know her [Alexis] very well" at the time, so it was merely based on a limited impression.
And now that they have known her longer? "We agree with our initial impression," Heather says, prompting a "yeah" from Terry.
Missed the throwdown between Tamra and Alexis? Watch it below and then fire up a Twitter Battle to take sides.
P.S. You were so funny on Men Behaving Badly, "...but you make a great cup of coffee," was a hilarious episode!
Heather, You had a wonderful first season, and demonstrated your sharp mind and maturity. Hope you stay for another season. It's nice to see a Housewife who is able to correctly use multi-syllable words.
Hi there Heather...........thoroughly enjoyed your participation in this last season. I have one question. In Costa Rica you wore the most outstanding outfit. (black pants, white tunic, black jacket) Looked outstanding!!! I am a plus size woman and am thinking how thinning that looked. I have been searching for something similar as I am off to Europe next summer and think that would be perfect on so many levels. What is the brand (or where can I find the pieces. Can you help me.?
Heather, love you and your husband. Finally, a couple with brains! Watched you on "Watch What Happens" yesterday. You are great! Veering of the subject, I thought it was totally inappropriate for Tamra to use what your husband said, that she heard second-hand and use it against Alexis. Mind you I am not a fan of Alexis, but you should not bring others into a fight that has nothing to do with them. You were, as usual, gracious about Tamra's faux-pas. Also, I didn't know Costa Rica was in Mexico. I must have different map of the world than Alexis. LOL.
I wish Alexis would just walk away from Heather, Tamara and Gretchen and just hang with Vicki...they are just too weird for my liking. Gretchen with the gaudy jewels "Wanta be rich" person and the Tamara all she ever talks about is how rich Heather is and her husband and Heather saying she lives on Billionare row wow they are all the California typical people. They just confirm that everyone is plastic out there. Mid westerners like Alexis are just real and tell it like it is and when Alexis does that they do not know what to do with it but spin it to her being Fake. I feel like Gretchen is starting to change and is becoming more Tamara-ish. I use to really like Gretchen.
I find The Dubrow's very condescending! They are no better than anyone else on a reality show, you know like snookie, the situation, etc. They need to stop with their holier than thou attitudes and realize what they are REALITY TV STARS. I really think Heather thinks she is Lisa Vanderpump of Orange County.
Wow. How classy. I guess money can't buy kindness. Mr & Mrs Dubrow, If you don't have anything nice to say, just don't say it. You could have easily said it was inappropriate and left it alone, now you just look bad, to me that is.
Are the creators of Real Housewives missing an opportunity to start a new show? Where do they find these women? I think there is a spinoff waiting to happen. They should put Alexis from CA, Cynthia from, GA, Kim from, CA Ramona and Alex from, NY all in one show and steal the title of the Movie "Clueless," for the name of the show. Alexis should spend more money on an education, and less on her collection of lingerie, oops she calls that couture.
hahahah I love that they stood by their word! Thank you for being honest! I love you and your husband!
I love Heather and her husband. They are both breaths of fresh air. Alexis needs to go on a retreat and find herself, because it's not the outside that assist in your having friends, but rather what's on the inside. Perhaps Alexis needs to go on a retreat dedicated to assisting her understanding herself.
Love them! They are not at all imaged obessesed like I thought they may be. Nice people. Totally on the mark about Alexis too!
I agree that Heather & Terry are in a different class they tell the truth and stand by it. Alexias doesn't mean to be phony, all she knows is what Jim tells her he treats her like she's dumb. Then uses God as a weapon to do what he says. She is defined by money and materials. When you have confidence you don't need to talk about you have. All the housewives have their own faults. I think they should look at the other housewives reality shows and match them by personalitys then again what fun would that be.