Sorry really seems to be the hardest word, as the old Elton John song goes. An apology has spiraled into a war of words between Tamra Judge and her former Real Housewives of Orange County castmate Alexis Bellino.
It all started when Tamra blogged about an uncomfortable dinner she shared with the rest of the girls during their trip to Bali, when she felt that they ganged up on her for a takedown. "At that moment I had a flashback of Alexis in Costa Rica—and I want to publicly apologize to Alexis for being any part of that night," she wrote. "I had no idea how bad it hurt to have so many people coming at you like that while being so far from home. But now I do and have learned so much. Like that saying goes—'karma is a bitch!'"
Alexis then accepted the apology…sort of. "Thank you for your apology, Tamra. I forgave you long ago," she said. "Next time maybe pick up the phone instead of doing it publicly, which feels more for attention than sincerity.”
Which led to Tamra taking to Twitter to defend herself. "I actually apologized to her on camera and gave her a present...she cried! But oh well," she said of her initial apology to Alexis over the years-old incident.
But Alexis seems to remember things differently, tweeting back that she never received a gift. "I appreciate ur apology last yr 4being mean to Jim, but again it was on TV," she wrote.
Tamra then gave a statement to RumorFix to clarify where she was coming from when she wrote the blog. "I thought we were good when she left last season. We went to lunch, I apologized and brought her a cross wine glass," she explained. "I have not spoken to her since she has left the show. All I was trying to say is I felt extra bad for her now knowing what it was like being odd man out. I was not looking for a fight with her.”
Watch the original apology below and let us know in the comments: who's side are you on in…Apologygate? (Because it's reached the point where it's a thing now, right?)
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