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RHOC newbie Noella Bergener talks feud with Heather Dubrow, says costar sees her ‘as a threat’

Real Housewives of Orange County star Noella Bergener says Heather Dubrow sees her as a threat.
Noella Bergener talks about her ongoing feud with Heather Dubrow. Pic credit: Bravo

Real Housewives of Orange County star Noella Bergener is not backing down amid her feud with Heather Dubrow and she has a theory about why the returning Housewife doesn’t like her.

According to Noella, Heather sees her as a “threat” and that’s why they just can’t seem to get on the same page. The two women hit it off during their first meeting early in the season, but that didn’t last very long.

These days, the co-stars are constantly butting heads and in the latest episode, things continued to go downhill for the duo.

Noella Bergener thinks Heather Dubrow sees her as a threat

The Real Housewives of Orange County star has been going head to head with Heather for a few weeks now and there doesn’t seem to be a resolution in sight.

During a recent chat with Page Six, Noella shared her personal views on why she and Heather have not been getting along, despite forging a relationship with her other cast members.

“The only person I never had that deeper level of connection with was Heather,” confessed Noella. “I get that she perceives me as a threat and wants to keep me at arm’s length because I’m being honest.”

The 36-year-old noted that before coming on the show she was a long-time viewer and she actually liked Heather.

“As somebody who’s watched the show, I always thought that she was phenomenal,” said Noella. “I had no clue that we’d be bumping heads. That was nothing I wanted.”

Noella Bergener addresses the inappropriate gift she gave to Heather Dubrow’s daughter

During their cast trip, Heather called out Noella for giving her 17-year-old daughter an inappropriate gift: a deck of cards with sexually explicit content.

However, the Real Housewives of Orange County newbie told the media outlet that it wasn’t malicious or stemming from her issues with Heather.

“If I knew what was in it, I would not have given it as a gift to anybody,” said Noella, who, like Heather’s daughter Max, identifies as bisexual.

The Bravo Housewife admitted that the gift was “insanely inappropriate” after Heather read some of the content from the deck of cards. 

However, according to Noella, she “literally went on Amazon and put in ‘LGBTQ+ gifts for teenagers.'”

“I just bought the first five things and put it in a nice little rainbow bag with rainbow tissue paper. Obviously, the thought was there. Obviously, I meant no malice,” she explained.

Noella later added, “Me going out of my way as a bi woman to give a bi girl [Max] — who celebrates her sexuality in a very beautiful way, as do I — I didn’t think that that could ever be twisted into something that’s pretty disgusting and pretty gross and pretty dark.”

The Real Housewives of Orange County airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on Bravo.

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