The Real Housewives of Orange County 100th episode special dredged up a lot of old memories, some good and some bad.
One of the hardest ones for Gretchen Rossi was reliving the moments when her then-fiance, Jeff Beitzel, was in the hospital battling leukemia. At the time, Tamra Barney accused her of cheating on Jeff with a man named Jay Photoglou, who contacted Tamra claiming to be Gretchen’s real boyfriend.
Gretchen eventually sued Jay for defamation and list of other offenses. A judge awarded the reality star $500,000 in damages in November 2012, and Gretchen Rossi was granted a three year restraining order against Jay.
But in the Real Housewives of Orange County 100th episode special, Tamra never quite apologized for thinking Gretchen cheated on Jeff, settling on leaving the matter in the past and moving on.
Taking to Twitter while the special aired, Gretchen wrote, “Wow! @tamrabarney still making accusations! guess it will never stop #sad Even had to go to court to prove the lies were not true and WON!”
Referring to a scene aired in which Vicki and Tamra admit to purposefully getting Gretchen drunk at a dinner party in Season 4, Gretchen added, “It is difficult to keep true friendships on this show for sure especially when a person you thought was a friend try's to get you naked was[ted]…”
For her part, Tamra Barney isn’t interested in dwelling on the issue. In response to Gretchen’s tweet, Tamra wrote, “I've accepted it. This show was about the past.”
When a fan questioned the state of Gretchen and Tamra’s friendship, Tamra responded, “Who said we are not friends? She just attended my wedding.”
Hopefully these two can agree to let the past stay in the past!