Tamra Barney is taking to her Bravo Blog to discuss her tumultuous friendship with Vicki Gunvalson. Tamra says Vicki was critical of Tamra’s business because she and Eddie chose to go with another company to provide insurance for their gym. Eddie suggested because of Tamra’s past with Vicki it wouldn’t be a good idea for them to work together. Tamra also asks why Vicki is blaming her because no one likes Brooks?
Tamra writes, “It was hilarious to see Gretchen running around the store with a baby strapped to her. My kids were outside watching us, and they were even cracking up. The lady that worked there didn’t think it was so funny. I am sure Gretchen will make an amazing mom one day. As a mother of four, I know how life-changing having your first baby is, and I just hope Gretchen is ready for it.
I had to laugh atÂ VickiÂ driving 200 feet to see my studio. I looked for a building for eight long months, and when I found this building I could not believe it was across the street from Vicki. At the time I was not speaking to Vicki, so I almost thought about NOT taking the space.
When Vicki asked me about insurance I never felt so uncomfortable in my life. What I was afraid to tell her was, we had quotes from three different brokers that specialize in fitness clubs. We had just got word the day before that the city approved us, so it’s hard to have insurance on a building you didn’t know if you were going to get. I went home and talked to Eddie about Vicki giving us a quote but he thought it was best to not do business with her due to our past.
Vicki stating that I was operating a business without insurance was ignorant and an attempt to try to make me look bad. Its a perfect example of what I like to call a “let me stab you in the back with a SOUND-BITE” (a sound bite is characterized by a short phrase that captures the essence of what the speaker is trying to put out there to entice viewers). I think she was just mad that we didn’t go with her company. Does that make her a sore loser?
I thought it would be a good idea to have dinner with Vicki and see if we could move forward. Vicki keeps blaming me for “everyone” (her words) not liking Brooks, and I wanted to get to the bottom of that. It felt good to finally ask her “Why is it my fault no one likes Brooks?” As you saw she had no response to the question. Constantly she says, “You went after my man,” and again I disagree.
Did we get into a fight atÂ Heather’sÂ party last year…YES! Did I have the same feelings about him as did Briana…YES! Was I trying to protect Vicki like Briana …YES! Here are two people that know her better than most and we were just looking out for her. After all that has been said and done, I realize that I just need to let it go. If Vicki gets hurt by Brooks then I will be there for her.
If you remember she did the exact same thing to me when I was married to Simon, BUT WORSE! Friends look after friends.
After what happened at Heather’s party I was just as hurt as Vicki. We both carried around the pain for eight months. She said some nasty things to me, and I said some nasty things to her. I am not proud that I made fun of her plastic surgery, that was the anger talking in me. If I could take it back I would, but we all know you cant take back your words. All we can do is try to move forward.”
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