You’d be surprised how this drama has escalated there. I for one couldn’t live in such a bubble, it’s like Peyton Place! Anyway, I actively stopped watching when they added the Gorgas. I heard about the set up last year, but it didn’t have much meaning for me, and didn’t sound that bad really, just more inbred fighting. I’ve only seen the past few episodes, upon being prompted and so I could participate in all the gossip with my friends, AND THAT has been my downfall recently!!!
While visiting, I have never sought out any of them, or intentionally tried to run into them. Heck, the closest I’ve been was dining at the Highlawn Pavilion, where Danielle filmed a scene, driving by Posche store, which is very non impressive, and seeing some of their homes while driving through the neighborhood.
They all KNOW that Mel was not just a “stripper” but a “Gold digging stripper” that was looking for a rich spouse, and state it’s common knowledge there, so they can’t understand why the big cover-up??? They also state “notice how everyone that knows Mel doesn’t defend her NOT being a stripper or adamantly denies it, but simply states “I don’t care if she was, she’s a wife and mother now”… It’s known that Mel is VERY jealous of Tre and would give anything to have what she has built for herself, not just being the “wife” of someone wealthy. They claim that it’s ALWAYS been that way, from the beginning. Always talking bad about Tre, always copying her, or trying to steal her ideas (mainly house décor and design stuff), or get one up on her. She would do ANYTHING to steal Tre’s “thunder” and put her under at the same time.
They don’t talk much about Jac, because they claim she really is an airhead and they feel sorry for her as her child has autism. She’s def a follower and they claim she’s been brainwashed by Caroline. They also claim that the child issue caused Jac to be jealous of Tre, since they were preggers at or around the same time, but Tre’s baby was healthy. As for Caroline, she is hated, known as a mean bully, a know it all, who tells everyone how to do everything. Which is one of the reasons Dina stays away from her, that and the legal battle that she had, which Caroline didn’t support. They also claim that the Walkies aren’t what they appear to be, and that Kathy has changed the most. She is now as money hungry as Mel is fame hungry. She’s never had the wealth of Tre and Mel, but now that she has a taste of the good life, she is going after the big $$ and will be hawking her “cannoli kit” on HSN or QVC ( one of the home shopping shows) around the holidays this year, I believe. I will NOT be buying any! Both are jealous that “fame and wealth” is coming so easy to Tre.
Anyway, I may hear more when I visit in October. Hopefully though, we will be too busy shopping, dining and drinking instead!