RHOC star Alexis Bellino blogged about how Gretchen reacted to her Fox Five segment and questioned if she’s being a good friend. Alexis also responds to Heather and Tamra’s comments plus reveals that her and Gretchen’s relationship gets worse in the upcoming episodes.
“I was so excited to have Gretchen over to see my Fox Five segment! I thought she would be the perfect person to ask because she would give me honest advice, and be very excited for me. However, when she claimed Fox Five had asked her first to do my correspondent position, I felt she was trying to steal my thunder.
Of course, the minute Gretchen left my home I called my Fox Five producer to confirm if this was true, and she said it was absolutely not true. They were only asking Gretchen to do one segment as a co-host with me, and had no plans ever of giving Gretchen her own correspondent position. It was like Gretchen had to say that to make herself feel better because she couldn’t be truly happy for my success. Beside that fact, I have had similar things happen where I have been asked to host an appearance and I had to say no because I was already booked, then Gretchen would end up doing it and I never once felt I should call her and tell her that. What for? What good does it do? It’s a slap in the face, and not very supportive. If you live by the golden rule, you try to imagine how something would make you feel before you say it. Well, now I know firsthand how it feels and why I was right to never tell Gretchen when she was chosen second for that particular event — I was being a good friend.
The truth is, I have felt a disconnect with Gretchen that started months ago. I couldn’t put my finger on exactly what it was, but now watching all of the episodes thus far, I can see I wasn’t imagining it. The saddest part is that it only gets worse throughout the upcoming episodes. There are several things that confirm my premonitions. In an upcoming episode, something occurs between Gretchen and I that absolutely crushes me, and I know you will all see the true colors of all the women by the end of the season. There is an accumulation of several things that are very eye opening..
Vicki shocked me by flying to Vegas and supporting Gretchen! Good job Vicki to put the past behind you and try to move forward. I think it’s awesome and shows again how happy Vicki is. Although it’s hilarious that she is expecting an apology back from Gretchen! Vicki is a character! She always keeps you chuckling.
I was seriously falling out of my chair laughing at my makeup in Vegas! Oh holy moly! First let me just start by saying that my usual Vegas makeup artist, Rain, was out of town, so I had to hire someone else. I didn’t mention my bruises to her when I spoke to her over the phone, and I truly think that when she walked in the room and saw my bruises under my eyes, she freaked out a little. That makeup artist was so sweet and was trying so hard, but bless her heart, by the third layer of foundation I knew we had a serious problem! Honestly if I had gone out for the evening with no makeup on and full bruises exposed, I would have gotten a lesser reaction than with the three-layer fudge look. I simply could not bring myself to hurting her feelings, and I knew the quicker I got her out of the room, the faster I could wipe off and start over! Jim and I still laugh so hard about that night!
I truly feel like Tamra and Heather are the “mean girls” from high school. Does anyone know what that feels like? I never had to deal with it at 15 years old, but I’m going through it at 35 years of age on national television! They are the bullies who thrive on hurting other people. They think they can say whatever they want, no matter how preposterous (like my children are not my own!!!) because they have no heart. I’m the sacrificial lamb this season, and I’m done letting them abuse me. Just because I choose to be kinder doesn’t mean I won’t defend myself against the horrible behavior these evil women project. Light will always outshine the dark. For future reference, if they want to talk smack in interviews, they can just say it to my face.”
I don’t know if I’m the only one but I’m really liking Alexis this season. I think it was wrong of Gretchen to continue to point out that she was asked by Fox Five. The way she said it was an obvious dig to Alexis. It didn’t sound supportive, it was rude. It’s like she ruined the whole moment. I just personally didn’t think she needed to bring that up! I think Alexis is getting better this season and not being as insecure. Do you think Heather and Tamra are being mean? Thoughts on Alexis blog?