In this preview for Monday’s episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County former BFFs Tamra Barney and Vicki Gunvalson start trying to mend their friendship from Season 7.Â â€œVicki and I never talk about stuff,â€ Tamra says. â€œWe put Band-Aids on it and itâ€™s done, and I want to change it. I think weâ€™ve been friends long enough that we owe each other the time to sit down and kind of just talk this out.â€
While at Heather Dubrow’s clambake Tamra takes Vicki into a wine cellar, and says, â€œI know that things have been weird between us and that things have been said and things have been hard, but thereâ€™s always been a part of me that has always known that youâ€™re still my friend.Â And itâ€™s almost like a family thing. You donâ€™t always agree what your family does, but you love them.â€
But back at the party Gretchen worries about Vicki’s motives.Â â€œI do want Vicki and Tamra to work out their differences, but I really am concerned about Vickiâ€™s whole song and pony dance about like, â€˜Poor me, my life sucks, everythingâ€™s so hard.â€™ So Iâ€™m just hoping that Tamraâ€™s smart knowing that this is Vickiâ€™s M.O,” Gretchen says.
A teary-eyed Vicki tells Tamra she’s not happy after breaking up with her boyfriend Brooks Ayers.Â â€œWeâ€™re not not happy. I canâ€™t be with the person that I really feel is good for me because of all the negativity thatâ€™s out there, so thatâ€™s why we made a decision to stop,” Vicki says.Â â€œYou canâ€™t live your life on what other people think,â€ Tamra tells Vicki.
Gretchen is seen talking on the phone with her boyfriend Slade Smiley who isn’t present at the party.Â â€œItâ€™s been a weird night. I had to sit by Vicki at dinner,â€ she told him.Â â€œDid she confirm whether or not sheâ€™s with Brooks?â€ he asked.Â â€œShe said that theyâ€™ve broken up and I totally called bullish*t on it. The whole thingâ€™s just weird,â€ Gretchen said, adding,Â â€œI think Vickiâ€™s so worried about what everybody has to say about Brooks, so she doesnâ€™t want to bring him around.â€
â€œSheâ€™s a really good liar,â€ Slade said. â€œSo thereâ€™s no reason to assume she would be honest now.â€
Watch the preview below.
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