Gretchen Rossi was in New York City earlier this week where she appeared on Watch What Happens Live. Now that she’s returned home to the O.C., she’s gotten caught up on the most recent episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County. On Monday’s episode, lots of drama went down in Malibu where the ladies had traveled for Vicki and Tamra’s wine partnership with Wines By Wives.
“I actually felt bad for Tamra because I know she was putting a lot of energy into this company and her ‘business partner’ was not pulling her weight,” Gretchen wrote in a May 15 blog for Bravo TV. “I know intimately how much work getting a new business off the ground is and how much time, energy, sweat, and tears it takes. However I was sad to see this business get in the way of a possible reconciliation between them. I have experienced this firsthand with friends and it’s not fun. It all seems like a great idea in the beginning until one person feels like they are working more and then it just goes downhill from there.”
Instead of participating in the full evening of wine tasting on Monday’s episode, Vicki left early and traveled to Los Angeles where she had a dinner date. Although she claims that Tamra was aware she had a date, she has failed to explain why she thought it would be okay to leave a business even early.
“One thing I do find ironic though about this situation is that last year Vicki said that she thought it was a bad idea for Heather to go into business with friends and start a restaurant; however she doesn’t listen to her own advice,” Gretchen points out. “This is why this woman constantly confuses me, she always has an opinion about everyone else’s live but when she does it, the rules change.”
Gretchen says she’s also seemed some contradictions out of Alexis Bellino recently. During the trip to Malibu, Lydia McLaughlin informed Gretchen that Alexis was missing their friendship, but Gretchen wasn’t completely sold.
“I remember when Peggy and Alexis were not talking and fighting and Alexis reached out and texted Peggy when she heard that her daughter had broken her arm and said something like ‘I know things are strained between us but I just want you to know I’m thinking about your daughter.’ So in the spirit of Alexis always claiming she is that type of person no matter what, I guess I was hopeful that when she found out that Grayson was in critical condition she would reach out to us as well. But I was disappointed,” Gretchen explains. “I thought for sure if she reached out to Peggy over a broken arm she would reach out to us about Gray’s condition. But instead she tweeted about it, which needless to say I was even more offended about. This gesture made me felt like it was more about her looking good to the rest of the world rather than reaching out to the people that mattered; which was Slade and I.”