Real Housewives of Orange County Stars Alexis Bellino and Gretchen Rossi used to be BFF’s, but their friendship took a sharp turn when the cast told Alexis she was phony on their trip to Costa Rica in Season 7. So will the former friends ever be able to mend fences? Keep reading to find out!
In a new interview with Wetpaint Entertainment, Gretchen dishes about her current feelings towards Alexis, explaining Alexis and her husband Jim did and said something that affected Gretchen’s business.
Wetpaint Entertainment: What’s your biggest issue with Alexis right now?
Gretchen Rossi: The bullying claims. Anyone who voluntarily subjects themselves to the scrutiny of a reality show has no right to claim bullying.
Do you think she’s a hypocrite?
The last episode of this season, watch how all of them gang up on Slade and I. Am I supposed to cry bullying? No. Does Alexis stand up for me and say, ‘Hey, that’s bullying?” No. She jumps in on the fun. When she does it, it’s not bullying.
Will the two of you ever be friends again?
I’ll never say never. But lots of changes will have to be made before she and I can have a relationship like we once had. And it’s not just about the bullying stuff. She’s proven herself shady to me. She and Jim have both said and done things that affected my business. Why would I continue to be friends with someone who would do that to me? How many times can I keep giving her the benefit of the doubt?
Alexis had a similar answer when I asked her if she could ever be friends with Gretchen again in our exclusive interview. Alexis said, “[Friends] No. Acquaintances? Yes. But I can’t trust her with my friendship again. I don’t waiver or trade teams when times are tough with my friends. If you are my friend I am loyal to the bone, and I want that type of friend in return.”
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