Gretchen Rossi is shutting down claims she publicly showed support for Sidney Barney to get press.
The former Real Housewives of Orange County star took to Facebook and denied claims she’s thirsty.
“My publicist called today to inform me that several media outlets have requested to speak with me about my post today……and I respectfully declined. I don’t need to post for press,” Gretchen wrote. “I posted because I felt convicted to say something in a world where Doing what is right isn’t always the most popular thing to do.”
Also, Gretchen denied claims she’s “jealous” of Tamra’s life.
“And just for the record to Tamra’s childish response, “Thirsty” is choosing to stay on a show for fame and money using your daughter as a storyline (even after she has asked you to stop) versus having an actual relationship with your daughter. There is nothing about your life to be jealous or obsessed with. I have chosen real love and relationships over everything else you perceive to be of value.”
Furthermore, Gretchen defended getting involved in Tamra and Sidney’s issues; claiming that she couldn’t sit by and see a child be abused.
Also, adding that doing what’s right doesn’t depend on whether she’s has kids or not.
“So a question for all of you out there to ponder is….. If a child is crying out for help claiming verbal/ emotional abuse, and neglect…do we as humans stand by and do nothing about it? Or do you get involved and do what you can to make sure this child’s voice is heard and encourage them to stay strong,” Gretchen explained.
“What I know for sure is whether I have a child or not it has no bearing on doing what is right,” Gretchen added.
“Whether this was Tamra’s child or anyone else (adult or a child) who was being verbally, mentally, or physically abused by an individual, I believe it is our responsibility as humans to stand up,” Gretchen said. “Sadly we have all witnessed the physical and verbal abuse from Tamra on the show; throwing wine in Jeana’s face, screaming in Vicki’s face on the bus f- you and hitting /threatening to kill a cast member in Ireland (just to name a few) So what would make anyone assume her daughter is not telling the truth? You might not agree with me choosing to stand up, but if I don’t, who will? We all have a choice; I made the tough, unpopular one today.”
To wrap up her defense, Gretchen says she hopes the “lies and abuse” can stop and that Sidney and Tamra can reconcile.
“I pray for reconciliation and for the abuse and lies to stop and that this can be repaired. I believe the Lord can truly work miracles in families lives, let’s hope this is one of them,” Gretchen concludes.
Thoughts on Gretchen’s post? Do you think Gretchen was looking for attention and press with her post? Or was Gretchen truly concerned for Sidney? Was Gretchen wrong for getting involved in Tamra and Sidney’s fight? Do you believe Tamra “abuses” Sidney? Sound off below!
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