Emily Simpson hopes the “Actual Housewives of Orange County” Season 16 reunion will clear up questions on what actually went down at Heather Dubrow and Terry Dubrow’s dramatic ceremonial dinner.
“I really feel like with all the pieces that occurred at Heather’s ceremonial dinner, which was like Episode 2 or one thing, I really feel like there was numerous backlash when it got here to Gina [Kirschenheiter] or me or issues that occurred that folks aren’t conscious of,” Simpson, 46, tells Web page Six completely.
“And so I really feel just like the reunion is the chance to sort of give the viewers extra of a view as to issues that occurred that weren’t proven,” she explains. “So I’m hoping that possibly extra issues are cleared up so far as that night is anxious.”
Throughout the Nobu-catered $36,000 soirée, Kirschenheiter, 37, knowledgeable Heather, 53, that her longtime pal Nicole James — a “buddy of the Housewives” who was additionally in attendance — had sued Terry, 63, a few years in the past over an allegedly botched cosmetic surgery.
Kirschenheiter realized of the lawsuit from co-star Shannon Beador, who insisted Kirschenheiter and Simpson swore to her they might not convey it up on digicam.
However the Dubrows were furious, primarily with Beador, 58.
“Right here’s the factor: I really feel like Shannon got here out of that state of affairs trying like a sufferer,” Simpson tells us. “I really feel like she made it out to be like she made this pact with Gina and me and, like, we promised to not say something after which we instantly rotated and instructed Heather, and that’s not what occurred in any respect.”
“There have been different elements and different issues that came about,” she says. “And so I’m hoping that that will get cleared up on the reunion. … I hope that there’s slightly extra element as to why issues occurred the way in which that they did.”
Regardless of feeling like there have been holes within the story that was portrayed to viewers, Simpson doesn’t “blame enhancing.”
“It’s solely a 45-minute episode, so I perceive that it needs to be condensed right into a smaller model,” she explains. “And numerous instances, there’s issues that occur or conversations that happen off digicam that the viewers isn’t conscious of it, and then you definitely react to it on digicam, so then generally it seems ridiculous.”
Regardless of Noella Bergener’s allegations that Heather was so offended that night time that she slammed a cameraman in opposition to a wall, sources near manufacturing guarantee Web page Six there was zero physicality of any type by anybody. Heather has repeatedly denied the story, too.
So the place does go away Simpson’s relationships with Beador and Bergener? She isn’t certain. Though she agrees together with her co-stars that she is a little bit of a “pot stirrer,” she takes offense to being labeled a “imply lady.”
“If there wasn’t s–t between the ladies, I might don’t have anything to stir!” the lawyer quips.
Nonetheless, Simpson would “by no means, ever take into account [herself] a imply lady,” telling us, “I really feel like I actually am that particular person that desires to construct actual friendships and actual relationships with folks.
“I may see how possibly folks assume that I used to be imply to Shannon, however I don’t agree,” she provides. “I believe all I did was principally [bring up] issues that had been stated and carried out on digicam, so I don’t really feel like I used to be actually being shady.”
Although Simpson adores the great instances she shares with “enjoyable Shannon” — like turning up on trip and dressing up in bear costumes to scare their castmates — she feels the “RHOC” veteran adjustments when cameras are down.
“I discover her to be tough and neurotic, and that annoys me,” Simpson says. “It’s like a spread of feelings together with her.”
Relating to Bergener, Simpson feels the newcomer, 36, is “extra of a personality than somebody that’s simple to attach with, particularly when she turns into very offended, very simply.”
One matter Simpson felt she needed to hear about continuously however may by no means query was Bergener’s messy divorce, which became a primary storyline of the season.
“It’s like, if you wish to speak about it on a regular basis, then you need to be open to folks questioning it,” Simpson tells us, including that she has determined to “again off and let Noella sort of navigate her method by means of it and get to a greater headspace.”
Unsurprisingly, Simpson says she and Kirschenheiter are nonetheless thick as thieves. In truth, the 2 are co-hosting a fundraiser in San Diego Wednesday night to benefit the California Innocence Project.
Simpson says she may see marriage ceremony bells in her buddy’s future — and a bridesmaid gown for herself.
“Gina and Travis [Mullen] positively need to get married, however they need to do it when it’s greatest for them as a household,” she shares. “And I higher be within the marriage ceremony!”
As for the upcoming season finale — which Simpson describes as “enjoyable” and “attention-grabbing” — she tells us she is “excited” about it as a result of it’s “totally different than every other ‘Housewife’ franchise has ever carried out.”