Is Gretchen Rossi Back On ‘RHOC’ To Help Vicki Gunvalson In Her Takedown Of Tamra Judge?
Gretchen Rossi left The Real Housewives of Orange County years ago. While rumor has it that she was fired from the show, Gretchen kept saying that she didn’t want to be on a show where she was constantly attacked. Rossi was referring to her co-stars, who were very vocal about her relationship with Slade Smiley. Vicki Gunvalson had also been very vocal about her dislike for Gretchen filming The Real Housewives of Orange County while Rossi’s then-fiancé was fighting cancer. This came back to bite her, as she filmed with Brooks Ayers during the infamous cancer scandal.
According to a new Instagram post, Gretchen Rossi is now revealing that she’s leaving all of the drama behind. Even though she hasn’t been filming The Real Housewives of Orange County for years, she’s stayed in touch with Gunvalson. And this weekend, she decided to meet up with both Vicki and Lizzie Rovsek. While Gretchen stayed neutral on social media, Vicki revealed that the ladies were talking about their common Real Housewives of Orange County co-star. While she didn’t mention her by name, she hinted that they were talking about Tamra Judge.
“Thank you for having me to lunch girls Lizzie Rovsek and Vicki Gunvalson. It was so much fun to meet Kelly Dodd (the new housewife this season) come follow her, she is a hoot and yes for all of those asking Vicki and I made up at the end of last season, it’s called forgiveness and moving on from something 3 yrs ago #LifeIsTooShort #SoManyLaughs #BeingDorksHere #RHOC,” Gretchen Rossi revealed on her Instagram account.
It may be surprising to many that Rossi has forgiven her former co-star for everything that has happened. Gunvalson had been very vocal about her dislike for Gretchen, and the two weren’t exactly friends with Rossi left the show. But now, they are hanging out together and they are gossiping about the Real Housewives of Orange County ladies. And it sounds like the veteran housewife wants both Gretchen and Lizzie Rovsek back on the show.
“Good times comparing stories of some of our cast members and what is truth. Who do you think we are talking about?? #RHOC #FridayFun,” Gunvalson revealed, sharing similar pictures of the ladies together.
Last year, Gretchen Rossi decided to speak out about the Brooks Ayers after watching The Real Housewives of Orange County. While the season was airing, Rossi decided to let her thoughts be known and she got plenty of support on social media, as fans saw Gunvalson’s hypocritical behavior. But Gretchen decided to take the high road. She didn’t want to attack her former co-star the way she had been attacked. And now, they are working on a friendship.
“A lot of people found that to be very odd because she was going through a lot of scrutiny that she herself and Tamra [Judge] put me through in regards to my relationship with Jeff and with [current fiance] Slade [Smiley],” Gretchen told Bravo last year when the drama-filled season of The Real Housewives of Orange County aired, sharing, “And the truth is, what kind of person would I be? I would be just as much a hypocrite if I all of sudden did to her what she did to me. So I chose to rise above that and say, ‘You might have done this to me, but it doesn’t matter.’ ”
Rossi has also remained close with Lizzie Rovsek, who also left the show a few years ago. She decided to focus on her swimwear line instead of her drama with the other ladies. And it sounds like things are going well, so well that Gretchen Rossi and Rovsek are doing some collaborations. The two thought it would be a perfect match to combine Rossi’s fashion company with Lizzie’s swimwear line. As she explains, the two have sexy and functional designs that would work well together.
What do you think of Gretchen Rossi’s decision to meet up with her former co-stars? Do you think she could go back on The Real Housewives of Orange County to help Vicki Gunvalson in her takedown of Tamra Judge?
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