Tamra Barney Fights Back Agaist Gretchen Rossi

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Tamra Barney is never one to keep her mouth shut.

In response to recent comments by Gretchen Rossi, a fellow Real Housewife of Orange County that claimed Tamra made an insensitive remark about Rossi's fiancé, Barney has a simple reply: I did not!

"I have never made a statement about Jeff," Tamra wrote in an email to E! Online, referring to Rossi's former love, who passed away in Septemner from leukemia. "I never met the man. May he RIP!"

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Of course, Tamra can't help but get a shot in at Gretchen in the process: "The only time we heard Gretchen speak of Jeff was when the cameras were turned ON."

As for her relationship with the new Housewife, Barney isn't exactly inviting.

"I told her from day one I was not here to be her friend," Tamra wrote. "This is a working relationship...I might be judged harshly for my sharp tongue RIGHT NOW, but keep watching! I judge people on their actions and not their words."

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