What would a day be without some drama from The Real Housewives of Orange County?
Now it's Slade Smiley who's throwing himself even deeper into the latest feud between his girlfriend Gretchen Rossi and Tamra Barney.
Smiley insists he's not the deadbeat dad Barney makes him out to be...
"I can let everything Tamra says roll off my back for the most part because she doesn't have much credibility," Smiley says. "However, when it comes to making an accusation about me and the support of my sick son in a global manner, I think that is beyond reprehensible and she has gone way too far."
Slade insists he has the paperwork to prove he supports his son and even provided E! Online with photos and video showing him and his son enjoying time together.
According to Smiley, Barney has tried contacting his son's mother. "I am still very confused as to why Tamra thinks any of this is her business, and we find it very creepy she would reach out and have a conversation with someone she has never met," Slade says.
He later added, "I believe Tamra is delusional and willing to do anything and everything to stay in front of the camera and stay on TV no matter whether it hurts her kids or the people around her."
Smiley claims he has reached out to Barney to talk and settle things in private, but she has refused to take him up on the offer.
(Originally published on June 13, 2011, at 5:27 p.m. PT)