Tamra Barney, 'Real Housewives Of Orange County' Star, Calls Other Franchises 'Fake'

"The Real Housewives of Orange County" star Tamra Barney is no stranger to drama on her own reality program, but now she’s taking aim at the franchises that followed the original "Orange County" show.

“Fakes, knockoffs,” is what Barney calls all the other "Real Housewives" franchises. “Would you carry a fake Louis Vuitton? Just saying.”

And although she goes on to say that the casts of the many other cities bring something different to the table, she makes it clear that she thinks "Orange County" is the best at bringing the drama.

“We are very concerned [about cast mate Vicki Gunvalson] this season and that’s the bottom line,” Tamra tells me. “My fight was never with her, but I don’t really trust this guy she’s seeing. She’s kind of isolated herself with him, from her family, from her friends and daughter because, I don’t know, he’s got something going on down there! That’s all I can think of ... she doesn’t want to hear anything negative about him and I just think good friends don’t let friends date losers.”

Another cast member that Tamra has not been getting along with is Alexis Bellino, who has accused the ladies of bullying her.

“Oh yes, Victim Barbie is her new name now,” Tamra says. “Hello, if you haven’t watched the show, we all talk about each other. That’s kind of the nature of the show. She did the same things to others, but yet when it’s done to her, suddenly she’s the victim. And I’m not buying the bullying thing. I think that’s a horrible thing, for her to go out there and throw that around. It’s not fair, nobody is forcing her; she signed up for this reality show.”

The "Real Housewives of Orange Country" reunion airs July 10 and 17 on Bravo.


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