Two ‘Real Housewives’ Hubbies Go To Jail

by | September 21, 2010 at 11:25 AM | Celebrity Arrests, Real Housewives of New Jersey, RealityTV, The Real Housewives, TV News

'Housewives' Husband Simon Barney (Photo: TMZ)

'Housewives' Husband Simon Barney (Photo: TMZ)


It’s a double whammer in the slammer for ‘Housewives’ husband-ry this week.

The estranged husband of ‘Real Housewives of Orange County‘ star Tamra Barney has been arrested for domestic violence, according to TMZ.

Simon Barney was arrested by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department at 12:30 a.m. this morning and taken into custody on suspicion of domestic battery. He is currently being held on $10,000 bail.

The altercation erupted over … their dog. The divorcing couple was reportedly arguing over the pooch when Simon “allegedly threw the dog’s leash at Tamra and hit her wrist.”

Meanwhile, Radar reports that ‘Jersey’s Joe Giudice is getting a 10-day vacation from his ‘Housewife’ — while he goes to jail.

The other half of notoriousReal Housewives of New Jersey‘ star Teresa Giudice turned himself in to authorities Monday, calling his sentencing to 10 days in jail “a vacation.”

What was Mr. Giudice’s crime? Driving with a suspended license.

“He doesn’t care if he goes to jail because he said then he gets paid because the magazines will want his story,” an insider tells Radar. “He said he’ll be on vacation and getting paid at the same time.”

That’s an interesting way for the bankrupt reality stars to refill their bank account, no?

Back in the land of ‘O.C.’ news, ‘Orange County’ housewife Gretchen Rossi was served with lawsuit papers Saturday night while having dinner with her costars, according to Radar.

The ‘O.C.’ cast member is being sued by ex-boyfriend Jay Photoglou for libel, slander and five other counts.

The unwelcome party favor was waiting for Rossi when she arrived at the home of new ‘O.C.’ cast member Peggy Tanous for a dinner party. According to a witness, “She turned away and acted as if she was going to try to avoid being served. But there were two people there to serve her and she had no choice. She finally just accepted service.”

Rossi has previously denied being romantically involved with Photoglou, according to Radar, but a legal war between the two has been raging for more than a year. “They’ve spent a fortune suing each other,” a source told Radar. “But the money doesn’t seem to matter. They each want to stomp the other one.”

What do you think of these ‘Real’, ahem, TV stars’ behavior?