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It's not easy to come into Season 13 of a Real Housewives franchise, when all of the ladies have established friendships and history, but if anyone can make it, it's new O.C. Housewife Gina Kirschenheiter. The Real Housewives of Orange County newbie chatted with The Daily Dish podcast about the ladies she's bonded with — and who she doesn't consider a friend.
"Obviously, Emily [Simpson] and I had an immediate bond. She's my girl; I love her," Gina said of her fellow newcomer. "Kelly [Dodd], we've always been instantly connected because we're just two goobers, I feel like. And we have fun together."
It's not just the newer 'Wives to whom Gina's become close, however.
"Tamra [Judge] from the beginning has always been supportive of me and cool to me. But honestly, as the season evolved and even more so the very end of the season, in that time off, we've gotten super close," Gina said, noting that they have a "sorority" type of "big sister-little sister" relationship.
She's even forged a friendship with the ultimate OG of the RHOC, Vicki Gunvalson.
"The mom vibe is strong with her, and she's a very maternal. And she does have a good heart for me in that sense, and she's super supportive," Gina shared, adding that she appreciated how Vicki kept her cool when Gina's kids got a little rowdy during Vicki's visit to her house. "Having her support, having her backing me, that really made me love her." While she did say that Vicki was a "tough nut to crack," Gina said that the two respect each other and that she looks to Vicki for advice.
So that leaves just one last O.C. Housewife: Shannon Beador.
"I have zero relationship with Shannon," Gina said. "The last attempt I had with Shannon to connect with her, because I'm like, let me still try ... I texted her, I asked her to go to lunch, we made a date, I texted her the night before to confirm, she texted me an hour before we were supposed to be there to tell me she couldn't make it, and I had a babysitter, so I paid for a babysitter, and then that evening, she went to dinner to The Quiet Woman with Kelly Dodd and put it all over social media."
Suffice to say, that left a bad taste in Gina's mouth. "I think it's pretty clear that she goes out of her way to not be gracious or kind to any of the new people that are ever in the series, and I think that's deplorable and I think that she's a bully," she said.
Gina previously spoke about her frosty relationship with Shannon on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen; check out what she had to say in the video, above. And make sure to catch RHOC Mondays at 9/8c. Watch a preview of next week's episode, below.
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