In Tuesday night’s explosive episode of Real Housewives of Orange County, the ladies confronted Alexis Bellino and accused her of being shallow and phony.
Tamra Barney, who has made no secret of the fact she dislikes Alexis (and said so to her face in a recent episode) is defending the “intervention” that happened in Costa Rica, saying Alexis set herself up for criticism.
“A bully is someone that intentionally goes after another person,” Tamra tells RumorFix exclusively. “I have never gone after Alexis, she came to me and asked me how I felt. I am a very honest person and don’t tend to sugarcoat my thoughts. Sure, I poke fun of her in my interviews in regards to some of the stuff she says and does (it’s my job and we all do it to each other) . Geez, even Kathy Griffin has written her into her act! I honestly feel sorry for Alexis and I hope she gets help.
“When the whole cast is planning a intervention to try and get through to this girl it’s gotta make you wonder. Is everyone else wrong and she is right? NO! I never wanted to hurt her feelings or make her feel bad, but things got heated in Costa Rica and my message to her was “be a real person, no one cares if you have money so stop talking about it” (in my loud voice), everybody was saying the same thing to her.”
Tamra also states that Alexis a different person on and off the show, which clearly leads to confusion from viewers who think she is being picked on.
“Unfortunately, the Alexis you see on TV is not the Alexis you see off camera which makes it hard for the viewers to fully understand the other reasons everyone is tired of her nonsense. I really do hope that she can learn from everyone’s comments. We are all on a reality show together and if she chooses to be fake and phony then she better accept the fact that people are going to have a lot to say about it.”
To see a clip of the Costa Rica blowout, watch the video below!