03/19/2012 08:23 am ET Updated Mar 19, 2012

'Real Housewife' Gretchen Rossi: Tamra Barney's Engagement Is All For The Show

A "Real Housewife" dishing on another "Housewife" is certainly nothing new, so when "Orange County" star Gretchen Rossi told friends that castmate Tamra Barney's recently announced engagement is all a lie, color us unsurprised.

The Internet began buzzing with the rumor Monday morning when TMZ ran a colorful report saying that the proposal was essentially staged by producers. The big catch? According to "sources close to Gretchen" (Gretchen, that you girl?), the producers first asked her and her boyfriend Slade if they'd engineer a proposal scene in an exotic destination for the Bravo show's finale -- and with a glitzy free ring to boot. After Team Gretchen turned it down, the producers allegedly asked Tamra and Eddie Judge instead (who ostensibly obliged, in Bora Bora).

Who and what do you believe, readers? And do we even care about "The Real Housewives of Orange County" anymore? Sound off in the comments below.

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