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Tamra Barney Denies She Was Ever Offered A Real Housewives Spin-Off, Says Blogger’s Claim That She Was, ‘Was A Lie!’

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Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Barney, refuting recent reports from an unnamed blogger, said she was never offered a spin-off show, nor were any of her cast mates on the Bravo staple.

“Let me crush a stupid rumor that won’t go away,” Barney, who has been embroiled in a vicious custody battle with her ex-husband Simon, wrote on her Facebook page Monday. “I was NEVER asked to do a spin off show!”

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Barney wrote that a story that she, Vicki Gunvalson and Lizzie Rovsek were all getting their own programs “was a lie!!!!!” and that “no one has been offered a spin off!”

She continued, “I’m sure a lot of [women] would love to have their own show and are working on standing out to get their chance … [but] it is a lot of work to hold your own show and you need to have a lot going on in your life.”

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Barney’s comments dovetail with those Bravo powerhouse Andy Cohen made last week during a Q&A, as he noted that “almost all” of the Real Housewives cast members have lobbied him for a spinoff, he’s got a stock answer for the would be-breakout starlets.

“I always say, ‘You should be so happy to be on this ensemble show, you get paid so well,’” he said.

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As we has previously reported, Barney’s dirty laundry became public a few months back, after her daughter Sidney labeled her mother as “verbally and emotionally abusive,” as well as “embarrassing” for her on-screen antics, in court docs related to her father’s petition for full custody.

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