Noella Bergener thinks many of her co-stars were “jealous” that she had three agonizing situations happen to her during Season 16 of “The Real Housewives of Orange County.”
“It’s a weird world to be in. Like, my agony â people were almost jealous of it,” Bergener, 36, told Page Six during a Seeking event at the Baccarat Hotel in NYC on Wednesday.
The Bravo newbie â who made history as the first black and openly bisexual woman to star on âRHOCâ â faced her son’s autism diagnosis, her dad’s death and a shocking divorce filing from her ex-husband, James, all in the months right before, during and after filming.
Bergener received criticism from some of her co-stars who thought she focused too much on her own tragedies and didn’t listen to their struggles.
“The crazy thing was, a lot of times some of these conversations were shut down, which is infuriating. Like, Iâm grieving my active divorce and being shut down by women,” she continued.
“These other women are suddenly judging me because, like, three months ago my husband just left and I have a feeling about that that day â¦ How dare I not be done with that already and just stop with my annoying feelings and emotions!”
Bergener and returning cast member Heather Dubrow had a tumultuous friendship throughout the season, but the former told us that was the last thing she wanted.
“I was probably the number one [fan] looking forward to Heather Dubrow,” she explained. “I was so pumped. I was so excited I DMed her like, ‘OMG Iâm dead this is going to be so much fun!’”
The Bravolebrity also revealed that her divorce has been finalized and she’s officially single, but custody over 3-year-old son James Jr. and any form of spousal support has not yet been determined.
Bergener is now looking for love again and has returned to Seeking.com, previously known as SeekingArrangement,Â where she met her ex-husband.
The sex-positive influencer told us she’s giving the platform another chance because she’s more technologically savvy these days and trusts in the brand’s mission of “dating up.”
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