If you're a fan of Jerseylicious, you know when it comes to series star Tracy DiMarco, what you see is what you get. This is one Jersey girl who doesn't mince words, and while Tracy gets a lot of flack for her blunt honesty, I personally love the way she tells it like it is. And that sharp tongue isn't just for the cameras, when I chatted with the infamous hair stylist about the upcoming Jerseylicious season finale (airing this Sunday, May 5, on Style), she had a lot to say about one co-star in particular. I wonder if Gigi's ears are burning…
OK!: What can you tease about Sunday’s season finale?
Tracy DiMarco: It’s like an explosion that’s been building up for a while now. It’s unnecessary and it’s another event that Gigi decided to make all about her. I don’t understand why it even had to happen. I don’t understand why at an event that is for Olivia that Gigi had to make the drama. I’m just over it and I’m sick of her. I think people are seeing what kind of person she really is because, like me, everyone else was blindsided by her behavior. I don’t think any of us saw that coming. I watch it on Sundays like everyone else does, I learn like they learn at the same time.
OK!: What’s the most shocking thing you’ve heard or seen that you didn’t realize happened until you watched it on TV?
TD: I didn’t realize how much Gigi revolved her storyline around me. I knew she had a problem with me after she confronted me in, I think, the third episode, but I had no idea how badly she was talking about me. I had no idea my family was so dominant over her life and what matters and goes on in her life. My wedding is so important to her and what her opinion is about me. I think it’s a giant slap in the face this season because I’ve always been there for her. I’ve always been her friend. I tried to make her laugh when she was having tough times with Frankie and always had her back when it came to Frankie. I always listened to her side of the story without listening to his as well and I kind of like labeled him as whatever she told me because she was my friend and I believed her. But now watching it back I’m realizing Frankie is a cool kid and I feel bad I never gave him a chance. It’s hurtful watching it back hearing the things she said about me because that was so many months ago that I have to watch it again and then all those feelings come back. It’s painful.
OK!: Is there anyone you feel has actually changed in a good way?
TD: Me and Olivia were having a better time for a while and we were able to be civil and say hi when we walked into a room instead of ignoring each other. That talk that I had with her when we sat down for lunch, that really helped me have a different outlook on her behavior. I always felt like she tried to make everyone against me with, "Oh, Tracy does this, Tracy does that." I’m not any of those things. I’m just a really upfront and honest person and I think that sometimes that’s my fault because people don’t want to hear the truth. If you ask for my opinion I’m never going to lie to you. I’ll always tell you how I feel. Sometimes that’s my downfall because it’s not what people are ready to hear. This season I feel like she’s really shown she knows right from wrong. And then there’s this huge blow-up fight in the season finale. I was really hurt because over the past couple of seasons I’ve had this image of Olivia as how I didn’t trust her or anything and this season my heart changed and I had a soft spot for her. I felt like she went out on a limb trying to help me and maybe I just judged her wrongly. Then in the season finale I’m like you should always trust your gut because you can’t trust anybody who hasn’t been your friend for years.
Want more Jerseylicious scoop from Tracy? Check out part two of our q&a on Monday!
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