Real Housewives of Orange County star Emily Simpson has spoken out in defense of her husband, Shane Simpson.

Her marriage has been under scrutiny due to Shane's constant belittling of her while on camera. In a recent episode, Shane was seen mocking Emily's diet. Emily is a plus-sized woman who is desperately trying to lose weight.

Even her bestie and fellow cast member Gina Kirschenheiter weighed in on their marriage:

"It's hard for me, obviously my situation as well, I never want to see anybody being treated like that. I don't even think Shane respects me or any of her friends, let alone her, so that's very difficult," she explained on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen. "But I do think there are very deep-seated problems there that involve both of them. Do I think he's handling them well? No. Do I think that's coming out well? No."

Emily though is standing by her man:

"I feel like he gets a bad rap unnecessarily," she said. "I mean, can he be a jerk? Absolutely. We've been married for 11 years, so obviously, there's more to Shane than just this one-dimensional character," Emily said during the After Show.

"There isn't a woman out there that's married and has been married for a long time that has not said, 'Yeah, my husband can be a jerk,'" Emily said. "I mean, I'm a jerk, he's a jerk, that's what marriage is about."