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The Real Housewives Of Orange County: “Cutting Loose”

May 15, 2011 09:35 PM by Veronica Dudo

In tonight’s episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County:  ”Cutting Loose” Gretchen, Peggy, Fernanda and Alexis head off to Texas for a girls weekend while Tamra deals with serious issues with her ex-husband Simon. 

Gretchen is in Texas for a TV appearance and invited the girls to spend some time shopping, resting, relaxing and riding horses. During the girls’ getaway to San Antonio; Alexis, Fernanda, Gretchen and Peggy bond against the beautiful backdrop of the great outdoors. The group takes in all of the sights and sounds of Texas led by Gretchen–who went to school there–as they shop, sight-see and eat the food of the land. The ladies also hang out on the ranch and enjoy fresh air walking around.

At lunch, Gretchen opens up about her future. She tells the women that she is contemplating whether she wants to spend the rest of her life with Slade and have children with him. Peggy and Alexis try to offer advice to Gretchen but every time Peggy says something Alexis also adds her opinion. Peggy says it’s not a competition and she doesn’t understand why Alexis is so competitive.

Later, Alexis really cuts loose and candidly discusses her home life. She says that her and Jim had an extremely traditional marriage but needed to make some changes one of which is that she can now goes away with the girls.

During dinner, Alexis says she has difficulty saying no to sweets and puts ketchup on the desserts but the girls tell her to stop because they want to try some of them. Alexis talks about her eating disorder and says that it began when she was 12 years old when her parents got divorced. She says she now has it under control. After dinner the ladies take turns riding a mechanical bull!

Back in Orange County, things take a turn for the worst and the battle between Simon and Tamra reaches a fever pitch when former housewife Jeana Keough gets involved. Tamra alleges that her ex-husband Simon threw a dog leash at her and she said he has acted out in the past so she made the difficult decision to call the police. She says that Simon went to jail that night and apparently, Jeana gave her opinion to the press about the case much to Tamra’s dismay. Tamra then needed to fill out paperwork for a temporary restraining order and took pictures of the evidence. Time for Tamra’s case to go to court, the Orange County District Attorney’s office ruled against the restraining order for lack of evidence. Tamra says she was relieved because she didn’t want things to be any worse for Simon but doesn’t want him to think he can do this to her and get away with it.

Vicki and Donn join Tamra and Eddie for dinner after her appointment in court. They talk about the situation and Tamra’s new boyfriend Eddie excuses himself for a little to take a break from the stress. Tamra tells Vicki and Donn that Jeana is getting involved in Tamra’s personal life and Tamra wishes Jeana would stop.

Unable to forget the situation, Tamra confronts Jeana about what Jeana said regarding how Tamra handled the tense situation with her ex-husband Simon. Ultimately, they agree to disagree and Tamra asks Jeana not to comment about Tamra and Simon’s relationship to the press.

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