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Gretchen Rossi: ‘I Don’t Like Anybody That Plays Both Sides’

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Jul. 1 2013, Published 12:18 p.m. ET

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On June 24, The Real Housewives of Orange County celebrated their 100th episode and all the drama that has unfolded over eight seasons.

But this season has been extraordinarily outrageous -- with all of the women switching camps and forming new alliances.

The flip-flipping of these friendships gets under the skin of Gretchen Rossi.

“It’s very stressful yes,” she tells exclusively. “The bottom line is that I am just very straight forward and I don’t like anybody that plays both sides and I don’t like to be played.”

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Gretchen shares an example of when this happened in a recent episode.

“When somebody is telling me or texting me one thing about a cast member, like Tamra Barney did about Alexis Bellino, telling me she didn’t invite her dress shopping, and then going up to Alexis and telling her that she wanted her to go dress shopping, I just don’t like it,” Gretchen says. “And so I’m going to call people out on that.”

Housewives like Vicki Gunvalson don’t approve of Gretchen’s straightforward approach.

“A lot people don’t like that,” Gretchen says. “I am just being honest to who I am and I’m just asking them to be honest.”

Back to the Tamra-Alexis situation, Gretchen wishes that Tamra had just been upfront about wanting to invite Alexis.

“You know if she wanted her there, I’d have no problem with it,” Gretchen says. “And a lot of people are saying, ‘Oh you’re jealous or you’re being territorial. You’re taking away from Tamra’s day.’ It had nothing to do with taking away from Tamra’s day.”

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Gretchen just gets fed up with situations like that, she says.

“I wasn’t trying to take away from somebody’s day when I felt that Vicki was taking away from Alexis’ dress launch day,” Gretchen notes. “I was pissed.”

She continues, “And when I felt that Alexis coming to Tamra’s party and was going to ruin that, I was pissed.”

“So, my past record, is showing the complete opposite of what these women are claiming,” Gretchen says. “The fact of the matter is, I’m not going to pretend. And if somebody is telling me they don’t want somebody there and I felt like I was being lied to, I didn’t like it.”

Gretchen concludes, “I’ve learned that these women don’t really like to be confronted.”



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