The early returns from the new season of The Real Housewives of Orange County have provided as much drama as their well-documented neighbors up I-5, and it turns out we might have had a hand in the bad blood a’ flowin near Disneyland, between beauties Gretchen Rossi and Vicki Gunvalson, over a double deadbeat dad debacle.
Here’s how it all went down:
Vicki’s always been critical of co-star Gretchen Rossi’s boyfriend Slade Smiley, who as RadarOnline.com previously reported, owes $138,857.64 in unpaid child support.
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But you know what they say about glass houses, right?
Turns out Vicki might have gotten knocked off her high horse — and lost Gretchen’s respect in the process — when we exclusively revealed that Vicki’s own beau, Brooks Ayers, is in the red when it comes to his own child support balance — to two women!
During a preview of the popular Bravo franchise, we got to see Gretchen and Slade react as we broke the news that Slade and Brooks have more in common than just Orange County zip codes.
“I got a million e-mails today … Brooks is all over the Internet,” Gretchen said, anger rising. “A lot of people can make a lot of accusations … I just think it’s funny the shoe’s on the other foot.”
Slade said of Vicki: “If she had kept her mouth shut, this wouldn’t have been an issue … she flat out lies.”
“I have lost so much respect for her,” Gretchen said.
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Brooks was arrested twice by police in Alabama and Mississippi for failing to meet his child support obligations to estranged wife Kim. It’s claimed he owes about $40,000, in total, to her and another woman: his ex-girlfriend, Nicolette Catanzarite from Indianapolis, Indiana, with whom he has a son.
The Real Housewives of Orange County airs Tuesdays on Bravo at 9/8c.