REAL Housewife of Orange County star Tamra Judge’s ex’s cancer doesn’t give her a "get-out-of-jail-free card" for her bad behavior, Slade Smiley says
He said on the podcast he hosts with partner and former RHOC star Gretchen Rossi that he's sorry about Simon Barney, but it's not a pass for all the hurt she's caused.
Slade said "In light of the recent news regarding Simon and the fact he has this cancer diagnosis -- which is awful -- I'm not quite sure why Tamra believes going on a media tour regarding his diagnosis is a get out of jail free card,"
"Why is that going to wash away all the cruel and evil things she has done to us, as well as so many other people who were on the Real Housewives cast?"
"It didn't stop her from attacking me when my son was diagnosed with brain cancer and calling me a deadbeat dad."
Simon has stage 3 throat cancer and had been going through radiation and chemotherapy since January of this year.
His serious health issue though has brought his family together.
Simon told PEOPLE: "It’s kind of like a new beginning for me and my family. It’s really brought everyone closer together.”
Tamra also said: “Our conversations now are so different than they were before. Before there was always such hate behind them.
"Not that we would always say nasty things towards one another, but we both came from a place of hate. And now we’re coming from a place of concern.
It just put everything in perspective and helped us remember of that other s**t means anything.”
But Gretchen added on the podcast she doesn't exactly believe Tamra has come to see the error of her ways:
She said: "I'm sure you can all understand why it's difficult to believe that suddenly she's figured out what's important in life and expects you all to now feel sorry for her, when she showed absolutely no empathy for others who are going through having family members who are diagnosed with cancer."
Gretchen appeared on RHOC for seasons 4-8.
During that time she Tamra accused Gretchen was a "gold digger."
When she started on the series she was engaged to late Jeff Beitzel, a much older successful businessman who was battling Leukaemia.
On the show Tamra also accused her of cheating on her fiancé.
Gretchen has always denied these claims
Jeff lost his battle to the disease in 2008.
Gretchen has since ended up with Season 1 housewife, Jo De La Rosa's ex boyfriend, Slade.
Tamra and other housewives called him a "deadbeat dad" for allegedly not paying medical bills for his son, who had cancer.
Gretchen and Slade have also refuted these accusations.
The two now have baby daughter, Skylar, together.
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