ORANGE COUNTY (LALATE EXCLUSIVE) – Gretchen Rossi and Tamra Barney are at the center of a similar story republished today. Gretchen Rossi rarely on Facebook slams allegedly false news reports. But last week she did that after the New York Post ran a news article concerning her and Tamra Barney’s engagement. Now today, an eerily similar story is resurfacing on TMZ.
Last week, Gretchen Rossi told fans and news “I normally don’t do this, but there is just so much b–l h—y going on in this article [in the New York Post] that I have to address some of the ridiculous statements. Who comes up with this non-sense anyways” slammed Rossi. The Post article concerned Rossi, Slade Smiley and Tamra Barney’s engagement to Eddie Judge.
First, the Post printed last week a claim that Rossi sought a free engagement ring from Bravo. Rossi slammed the Post stating “I never asked Bravo to pay for an engagement ring or exotic trip.” Today, TMZ in an “exclusive” is claiming the reverse: “producers originally approached Gretchen’s BF Slade about proposing”. TMZ claims that Bravo offered Slade a ring. “We’re told producers even attempted to bribe Slade with an exotic proposal destination … and a FREE RING.”
Second, the two websites are claiming that Tamra and Gretchen can steal storylines from each other. Last week, the Post claimed that Gretchen tried to steal a storyline from Tamra. “Gretchen was trying to hustle for an engagement storyline”. Today, TMZ claims that Tamra stole the storyline from Gretchen. “We’re told Tamra and Eddie instantly snatched up the proposal package”.
Gretchen has previously told news you can’t steal a Bravo storyline. “I didn’t even know you could try and steal away a story line from another cast member, that is just ridiculous.”
Rossi and Barney are both immensely successful businesswoman who certainly don’t need to ask anyone for a free ring. And this season, as previously reported exclusively here, the two (as friends) have delivered the series its highest ratings ever.
As broke exclusively on LALATE, Rossi among her other businesses is joining Telemundo, the channel of Spanish telenovelas, as an actress; she will be appearing on an upcoming HGTV broadcast; she is set to debut her new song Unbreakable with a major producer; and she is launching a new pink line of her successful handbags.
Tamra in turn is launching a major fitness studio. Barney will own her own spin studio in the Orange County this year. And she recently launched Wives by Wives. Both Rossi and Barney do exceptional charity work as well.