Andrea Moss was arguably the most controversial star of the Real Housewives of Melbourne’s first season.
But after a feud with co-star Gina Liano and backlash from viewers, the plastic surgeon’s wife vanished from the show and the public altogether.
Now it’s been revealed that Andrea was forced to retreat from the spotlight after the backlash got so bad that she was egged on the street as her season aired.
Remember me? Controversial Real Housewives of Melbourne star Andrea Moss (pictured) vanished from the public eye after the first season of the show
Speaking to the Unpopular podcast, cast member Janet Roach shared the shocking incident, which took place during the height of Andrea and Lydia Schiavello’s feud with fan favourite Gina.
‘I do remember one time, Andrea and Lydia, they sent us a text, they were walking in Toorak and women egged them from a car,’ Janet told the podcast.
‘They had to run into a shop,’ she continued. ‘You would not believe how serious people take these television shows.’
She added: ‘Andrea was not asked to come back [to the show] and clearly did not want to come back.’
Backlash: Andrea was forced to retreat from the spotlight after the backlash from viewers got so bad that she and co-star Lydia Schiavello (right) were egged on the street
Janet also said that production played a large part in fostering the season one feud between Gina and the rest of the Housewives.
The property developer claimed that she and the other women were constantly told that Gina was ‘bullying them’ on the show, and they had to band together against her.
It wasn’t until she watched the show back that she realised the feud was largely one sided, and that the cast had been painted in an unfavourable light while Gina was positioned as the star of the show.
Manipulated? Janet also said that production played a large part in fostering the season one feud between Gina and the rest of the Housewives
‘We were told she’s bullying you, you need to get in, you need to stick up for yourselves and we did, and if you think I was really frightened by what I saw, can you imagine being Andrea Moss?’
She added: ‘The truth is we were in shock. We were really, really in shock.’
Janet also admitted that she felt like Andrea had been screwed over in season one and made to look much worse than she actually is.
‘She really lost her mind after it came out, like totally,’ she explained.
‘My honest opinion, and I do know because I was there, is they totally f***ed her over,’ Janet continued.
‘I feel like production kind of got on a roll there and when it all sort of becomes said and done, Gina was already told by production that she was going to be the star.’
‘The truth is we were in shock!’ Janet also admitted that she felt like Andrea had been screwed over in season one and made to look much worse than she actually is in real life
Since leaving the Real Housewives of Melbourne in 2014, Andrea has rarely discussed her time on the show.
In 2015, she cryptically hinted that that reality show wasn’t at all what she had expected it to be.
‘I resigned from the show because it wasn’t what I thought it was going to be,’ she told the Daily Telegraph.
‘When we all signed on for the show we thought it was going to be different to what it was and none of us knew that it was going to turn out like that.’
During her time on the show, Andrea was portrayed as an out-of-touch Toorak socialite who had it out for Gina.
‘We thought it was going to be different to what it was’: In 2015, Andrea cryptically hinted that that reality show wasn’t at all what she had expected it to be
She was also shown to have five nannies, which made her the subject of ridicule among viewers as one of her storylines was about writing a parenting book.
However, in 2014, Andrea told a radio station that she’d been taken out of context and insisted that she didn’t have five full-time nannies, as depicted on the show.
‘The exact quote that I gave was…that at any one time I can call one of five nannies to help,’ she said.
‘It doesn’t mean I have five full-time nannies. I actually have two nannies per week and they do a maximum of eight hours each.’
Editing? During her time on the show, Andrea was portrayed as an out-of-touch Toorak socialite who had it out for Gina
Her book, A Working Mother’s Revenge, was a light-hearted way of getting back at those who attack women who work full-time.
However, she was forced to scrap the tome following her portrayal on the RHOM.
‘The way the show was edited makes it look like suddenly I have five full time nannies and it’s just become this big joke and it really pisses me off,’ she said after the hosts asked her why she was writing a book on parenting when she has a ‘house full of nannies.
Drama: Andrea’s fiery feud with Gina drove the drama during the first season of the show
‘In relation to my book, it’s been completely trashed by the show so I’m going to not finish it and I’ve spent so much time on it,’ she added.
Since leaving the show, Andrea has returned her focus to her husband’s skincare clinic, Liberty Belle.
The couple have also launched their own skincare range together called Liberty Belle Rx, which is stocked in certain David Jones department stores.
Happy ending: Since leaving the show, Andrea has returned her focus to her husband’s skincare clinic, Liberty Belle