'Real Housewives of Orange County': Gossip After the Finale
'Real Housewives of Orange County': Gossip After the Finale
Gina Pusateri
Gina Pusateri
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
Season 7 of The Real Housewives of Orange County ended with a bang, but how about a little juicy gossip to hold us over until next week's reunion show? Don't mind if we do.

Alexis Bellino... may not be returning to the show next season. After she and her husband felt ganged up on during the course of filming, she told WetPaint.com that she didn't know the status of her future as a Housewife. Her husband Jim, on the other hand, was quite vocal about his thoughts on the matter.

"No more reality for Alexis," he said at a Bravo event earlier this month. An inside source confirms, "Jim doesn't want her doing another season, that is true. He's very protective of her and he hates the way she's been treated. If Jim had his way, Alexis would not be returning."

So I guess we'll have to see if Alexis returns to find out who actually wears the pants in the relationship.

Tamra Barney... is still on the rocks with former BFF Vicki Gunvalson.

"It's strange," Tamra said on Watch What Happens Live. "We have our business together, but other than that, it's a few text messages here and there. We kind of hashed it out at the reunion--things got bad-- and I'm waiting for everything to settle down. Vicki's been a good friend for many years and our strained relationship breaks my heart. I wish her well and I hope that everyone else is wrong [about Brooks] and they live happily ever after."

Vicki Gunvalson... continues to assert that everything in her life is perfect -- that her relationship with Brooks is perfect and that all is well with her daughter and new husband, although it was a rocky road.

"After their fourth month of marriage, Briana announced to me that she was pregnant," she wrote on her Bravo blog. "Again, another emotion that I thought I didn't have in me to endure. Our family had hoped that they would have waited longer to have some time alone as a married couple, but at the end of the day I couldn't be happier for them...Yes, she's having a boy!"

Heather Dubrow... is still feuding with rude house guest Sarah Winchester via Twitter. After Sarah claimed to be an heir to Oliver Winchester, the inventor of the Winchester rifle, Heather's husband Terry got a tip that suggested Sarah was lying about her renowned lineage.

"Winchester Mystery House has contacted me without provocation," Terry tweeted, using words probably too large for Sarah to understand. "They state [Sarah] is not related directly or otherwise to Oliver Winchester... I asked them about possible defamation claims and they stated 'the truth is an absolute defense against defamation.' Let the games begin."

Unfortunately, it seems Sarah won't be making an appearance at the reunion, so you'll just have to keep an eye on Twitter to keep up with this one!

Gretchen Rossi... is debuting her new single "Unbreakable," written for her boyfriend Slade Smiley's 12-year-old son who is battling a brain tumor. Judge the song for yourself here:

Gina Pusateri
Contributing Writer

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