Vicki Gunvalson & Tamra Barney Try To Mend Their Friendship!

Tamra Barney

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. “Vicki and I never talk about stuff,” Tamra says. “We put Band-Aids on it and it’s done, and I want to change it. I think we’ve been friends long enough that we owe each other the time to sit down and kind of just talk this out.”

While at Heather Dubrow’s clambake Tamra takes Vicki into a wine cellar, and says, “I know that things have been weird between us and that things have been said and things have been hard, but there’s always been a part of me that has always known that you’re still my friend. And it’s almost like a family thing. You don’t always agree what your family does, but you love them.”

But back at the party Gretchen worries about Vicki’s motives. “I do want Vicki and Tamra to work out their differences, but I really am concerned about Vicki’s whole song and pony dance about like, ‘Poor me, my life sucks, everything’s so hard.’ So I’m just hoping that Tamra’s smart knowing that this is Vicki’s M.O,” Gretchen says.

A teary-eyed Vicki tells Tamra she’s not happy after breaking up with her boyfriend Brooks Ayers. “We’re not not happy. I can’t be with the person that I really feel is good for me because of all the negativity that’s out there, so that’s why we made a decision to stop,” Vicki says. “You can’t live your life on what other people think,” Tamra tells Vicki.

Gretchen is seen talking on the phone with her boyfriend Slade Smiley who isn’t present at the party. “It’s been a weird night. I had to sit by Vicki at dinner,” she told him. “Did she confirm whether or not she’s with Brooks?” he asked. “She said that they’ve broken up and I totally called bullish*t on it. The whole thing’s just weird,” Gretchen said, adding, “I think Vicki’s so worried about what everybody has to say about Brooks, so she doesn’t want to bring him around.”

“She’s a really good liar,” Slade said. “So there’s no reason to assume she would be honest now.”

Watch the preview below.

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