Was Gretchen Rossi Offered a Part on Malibu Country? She Says Yes
Remember in Season 7 of theReal Housewives of Orange County when Alexis Bellino accused Gretchen Rossi of lying about being offered the segment on Fox 5? Well, it seems like history is repeating itself.
In Season 8, Episode 13, Heather Dubrow tells the ladies she'll be guest starring on Malibu Country, Reba McEntire's ABC show. The conversation soon turns to Gretchen when Tamra Barney claims her co-star was offered a part on "Reba McEntire's new show."
Gretchen had told Heather the same thing, but the brunette Housewife says the casting director promised he hadn’t offered anyone else the part.
Of course, the argument couldn't just die there. In Season 8, Episode 15, the ladies are enjoying their vacation in Whistler, while Heather's back in LA filming her part for the show. On her way home from the studio, Heather calls Tamra to give her an update on the shoot, and the conversation quickly again turns to Gretchen's "lie."
In a new interview with RadarOnline, Gretchen Rossi tells her side of the story. “The truth is I was called by my agent and they said that Malibu Country called and said that they wanted me to come and play myself,” Gretchen says, adding that her RHoOC co-star could’ve misunderstood the situation.
Still, Gretchen wishes Heather had simply asked her about it. “Obviously, I am bummed that she wouldn’t have come to me and had that conversation with me and that she chose to do it behind my back with all the other women, which I don’t really feel like it was appropriate,” says Gretchen.
Eek. It sounds like Malibu Country isn’t big enough to for two Housewives.