We collectively shook our heads while watching Real Housewives of Orange County Season 8, Episode 8 when both Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley showed up late to Heather Dubrow’s guest taping of Hot in Cleveland.

But Gretchen says there’s a perfectly good explanation for her tardiness — and that Heather knew about it all along!

“Slade and I were late cause I had a hosting gig with The Doctors that was already on calendar, that Heather knew about,” Gretchen tweeted on May 20.

Considering how hectic Heather’s schedule was prior to her taping, perhaps she forgot about Gretchen’s prior commitment. After all, she is a busy mother of four balancing home duties with daily rehearsals and table readings. During the episode, Heather seems to note Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley’s absence with disdain. Even Terry Dubrow appears flabbergasted about where they could be.

But Gretchen says not the situation was not quite as dramatic as it came across to viewers.

“Also they didn't show it but the taping was five hours and I was there for four of the five and saw many of her scenes,” Gretchen added. “She was great!”

Glad to know there are no hard feelings on Gretchen’s end!

Source: Twitter