Vicki Gunvalson: Tamra Judge Will Always Have a Special Place in My Heart


There’s no question that Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge have had a tumultuous friendship over the years and when the Real Housewives of Orange County premiered last week, it was clear Tamra still had hard feels over the Brooks Ayers cancer scandal last season.

But Vicki still cares about her friend. “Tamra and I have a really interesting relationship. I care for Tamra, I know she cares for me. We’re both very opinionated. And Tamra’s Tamra. We all know Tamra likes to stir the pot, so to speak. She even admits it,” Vicki told the Daily Dish. “She’s gone through some tough times in her life, and I hope she knows that I really want to be there for her. That’s what happens when you film for nine years together, you grow a strong friendship and bond together.”

Going into season eleven, Vicki said it was “really important” for her, Tamra, and the rest of their castmates to all put what happened last season behind them. “I wanted to come on this season asking for forgiveness of really getting them involved in my personal life. I learned a lesson from that. I’m going to try to keep my new relationships off-camera and out of their lives,” she explained. “So it was important for me to ask for forgiveness of them because I wanted them to realize that, you know what, I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I never lied, but I’m sorry. And can we move on? And some of them are still stuck.”

But Vicki is still hopeful they will be able to work things out. “I probably agree with Tamra that we probably will never be the friends that we once were, but that doesn’t mean we can’t be friends,” she said.

Gunvalson said that Tamra will always have a special place in her heart. “So what were we before when I was married to Donn [Gunvalson], and she was married to Simon [Barney]? Yeah, we both were in miserable marriages, and we had that common relationship,” she shared. “She’s now really happy. She’s remarried. She’s got a different life than I do. But I still love her. I still care for her. I don’t want anything bad for her. Do I like everything she does? No, but I’m sure she doesn’t like everything I do. So it’s OK. We can have strong opinions about that. That doesn’t mean we don’t care for each other.”

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5 Replies to “Vicki Gunvalson: Tamra Judge Will Always Have a Special Place in My Heart”

  1. Vicki do you even know what TRUST and INTEGRITY ‘mean’ anymore regarding an intimate friendship? I think you HAD to put them to the wayside when you involved yourself with such an unscrupulous man. You lost, gave away, or turned a blind eye to those things in exchange for a toolish man to satisfy your insatiable need for romance & a bed partner. You don’t know how to be alone, to be happy within yourself FIRST, so you took whatever you could get from that pig. Now that you’ve been ‘pig’matized, you have to clean up the mess you made in that sty of a romance. LEARN. Really LEARN this time that you can’t forsake yourself, turn yourself, your life, your integrity and your FRIENDSHIPS inside out to accommodate YOU. You, you, you, that’s what I’ve seen over the course of these years watching you. It’s all about Vicki Gunvalson. You’re very junior high emotionally, I don’t know why, but there it is, as far as I see it. For you to expect… believe, that by simply saying I’m sorry and let’s move on with these women and poof ! done ! is a measure of how deep your denial and delusion really goes. I do feel sad for you though. It has to be hell to be so lost.

  2. Vicki has a heart? Another attempt by this liar to make it look like she is trying so hard, but those women are just so mean to her.

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