Tamra Barney Talks About “Victim Barbie” Alexis Bellino on Her Real Housewives of OC Co-Star Slade Smiley’s Radio Show
Things got candid when Real Housewives of Orange County’s Tamra Barney appeared on Slade Smiley’s radio show today. During thePlaylist 92.7 program — which airs from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday — the former enemies made nice and came together over their shared feelings for one person: Alexis Bellino.
It was clear they had a topic in mind before Tamra and Slade took to the airwaves. OnTwitter, Gretchen wrote that the pair would discuss “some cast members [sic] Bull Honkey.” Tamra replied, “Are you suggesting I talk about "victim Barbie?”
In between hits of the ‘80s, ‘90s, and today, Tamra and Gretchen Rossi’s boyfriend talked about their co-star and the intervention the ladies held for her in Costa Rica.
“I felt like she was starting to alienate herself,” Slade explained, but he took issue with her calling the women’s intervention “bullying.” “I think it’s sick actually, because bullying is a very, very serious situation,” said the radio host.
Tamra agreed, saying, “I think Alexis needs to open her eyes and realize, hello, you’re on a reality show.” The only thing Tamra regrets is calling Alexis “stupid.”
“It wasn’t nice of me,” Tamra admits. Slade summed up their feelings: “We have no ill will towards either [Alexis or Jim],” he said, but “You don’t have special rules.” Everyone needs to play the same reality TV game.