In a brand new interview, Gina opened up about what caused her issues with Shannon and defined why she was dodging Heather Dubrow at instances. She additionally denied she used Ozempic to lose weight and reacted to Tamra Judge‘s return to the show.
“I type of at all times have been Crew Tamra,” Gina admitted on the June 28 episode of Access Hollywood‘s Housewives Nightcap. “She brings that factor and he or she brings it onerous and he or she actually introduced it this season.”
However Gina, who was thrilled about Tamra’s comeback, doesn’t solely love Tamra for what she brings to the collection. She additionally loves that though her co-star can get a “little unruly and a little bit loopy” at instances, she responds properly to communication.
“You could be like, ‘Now you’ve crossed the road with me. I’m gonna push you again previous that line.’ [And] she simply will get over it. She doesn’t maintain grudges,” Gina defined. “She’s similar to, ‘I get it. I crossed the road. I’m sorry.’ After which all of us transfer on.’”
“I’ve at all times been cool with Tamra. She’s at all times been supportive of me and he or she makes it simpler,” she added.
Along with the brand new season of RHOC, Gina has additionally launched into one other enterprise: Her new podcast, Orange County, which she claims is “extra optimistic” than different Real Housewives podcasts.
“I like the drama and every thing that I’m a part of, however it’s good and a little bit bit refreshing for me for this to be a extra pure, optimistic lane,” she famous.
Whereas claims of Ozempic have been plaguing members of the Housewives franchise for months, with some denying their use of the diabetes treatment and others admitting to it, Gina stated that relating to her weight reduction, she didn’t use Ozempic.
“I’m not on Ozempic and I’m not judging anyone who’s,” she said. “When you wanna put a needle in your physique each week and really feel like crap on a regular basis, you should be skinny. I don’t wanna really feel crappy.”
As for what did immediate her to slim down, Gina stated she stop ingesting a 12 months and a half in the past.
“It was only a life-style change for me and it was destress and it was popping out of COVID,” she defined. “I am going up and down and I’m regular and I’m wholesome. I don’t assume there’s something fallacious with being on Ozempic. I simply assume that it’s type of essential to be clear, particularly you probably have a platform.”
“I don’t wanna put a message on the market like, ‘I simply work out and eat greens all day and that is how I appear to be this,’ or the other,” Gina continued. “My life is what it’s. I don’t work out sufficient. I actually don’t drink sufficient water … Additionally, I’m pleased with that so don’t take that from me. I made a wholesome life-style change and I used to be rewarded bodily for that.”
Followers have loads to stay up for on this season of RHOC, together with two forged journeys, which Gina described as “enjoyable” earlier than explaining why this 12 months’s forged has a a lot better dynamic than seasons prior.
“I believe they have been actually enjoyable and superb. It was cool. It was a extremely nice season,” she revealed. “I actually loved it. The previous couple of years I perceive perhaps the casting is a little bit ughhh. But when nothing else, now with all people again, all the ladies have historical past, we’ve recognized one another for six plus years. We genuinely know one another. We genuinely have friendships and connections and that makes for real leisure and drama.”
In latest seasons, followers have watched Gina type a bond with Heather. And whereas their bond stands agency immediately, Gina admitted to going via rising pains together with her castmate when requested if she was “dodging” her all through the season.
“To a sure extent, sure,” she confessed. “And it’s nothing in opposition to Heather. It’s simply typically once we wrap a season or filming, I want a little bit decompression. I want some area and typically it’s like, Heather’s so good and he or she loves to incorporate me and invite me to issues, and so I instinctively will typically be like, ‘Sure, thanks, I’ll come to that.’ After which [sometimes] I’m like, extra actual, so when push involves shove, it’s like, ‘I simply don’t actually really feel like going to that.’”
Gina went on to say that she had loads occurring final summer season together with her children and to notice that she and Heather have “totally different life.”
“Additionally, it’s like, ‘Thanks loads, Heather. You began this season simply trucking me underneath the bus right here,’” Gina went on. “However I do truly love her and … I actually did harm her emotions … And I did really feel unhealthy. I simply ought to’ve given her a little bit extra consideration. There have been a few texts that received a little bit buried and did bail on like, a lunch, so I get it.”
Concerning her drama with Shannon, Gina stated that whereas she’s recognized Shannon for “a extremely very long time,” sustaining a relationship together with her is “so onerous typically.”
“I’ve boundaries and Shannon crossed some boundaries with me this season and it’s powerful as a result of though I believe we tried to work via them and we nonetheless do, I’m nonetheless a little bit upset,” she shared. “However I haven’t seen it too, so I’m kinda on this place the place till I see it and I see a few of these issues that I believe you stated or I heard or no matter, I don’t actually one hundred pc know the way I absolutely really feel.”
“Regardless that I believe Tamra’s supply is tough, I do assume that there’s some fact to what she’s saying,” Gina revealed. “And Shanon’s actually good at pushing you to that place the place … you kinda appear to be the one who’s fallacious … However there’s some fact there.”
RHOC Dwell Viewing – That is additionally the dwell viewing thread for tonight’s new episode of The Actual Housewives of Orange County season 17, which airs at 8/7c on Bravo.