The drama between Heather Dubrow and her former assistant/podcast co-host Natalie Puche is heating up.
As we previously reported, Heather and Natalie parted ways earlier this week. Natalie, who is currently out on maternity leave after giving birth to her daughter Piper in September, first announced the news in a post on Instagram.
Natalie then alleged that she was fired and hinted that working for Heather wasn’t easy.
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This is a tough one…. For those who have followed my journey on the HDW Podcast / Heather’s Assistant for the past 4/8 years , my journey is sadly coming to an end. I’m sorry I won’t be able to say my proper goodbyes but I hope to be able to still connect with you on my journey into motherhood, an unforeseen career adjustment and all of the beautiful, hideous and honest moments in between. I have so much love for you guys and have truly appreciated having you all on this crazy journey of mine! So with that, I won’t say goodbye, just see you soon! ?????
Now, Heather is speaking out on Twitter and calls Natalie’s claims lies.
In fact, Heather says Natalie’s been disloyal to her for over a year, which makes you wonder why the former RHOC star would offer her a fulltime job with benefits. Hmmm…
“On tomorrow’s podcast, I address the situation with Natalie (before seeing all of her posts). I’ve been trying to take the high road and end our business relationship amicably. I had hoped to retain our personal relationship, but she’s not allowing me to do so,” Heather tweeted.
She continued, “Unfortunately, she is posting lies about me. I will have to tell the whole story at some point. For the record: AFTER her maternity leave, I offered her a full-time job with full salary and full benefits in a different capacity until she figured out what she wanted to do.”
Adding, “She declined. I would never leave her in the lurch. I love her, and it’s been very upsetting to see her post in this fashion when I’ve swallowed her disloyalty over the last year, and I have said nothing. Trying to figure out how to handle this.”
A fan then called Heather out, asking, “If she was so “disloyal,” why keep her so long? Why offer her another position? Why throw her a baby shower? Why have her baby call you grandma heather?”
“Didn’t know until after the shower. Then I wanted to keep the personal relationship intact. Tried to end the business appropriately- but she hasn’t allowed that.”
Meanwhile, Natalie attempted to explain how difficult all this drama has been in an emotional video on Instagram.
At the end of the video, she added, “Sorry, this is just really hard. Obviously, I’m not able to talk in detail about why these days have been so difficult, but just know I appreciate all the beautiful messages, love, and support. You made me realize I had a voice this whole time, and I never even knew it.”
Stay tuned to see what Heather says about this situation on the latest episode of her podcast, Heather Dubrow’s World.
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