When reality TV friendships fall apart, all the skeletons come out of the closet and start dancing on some graves. The age-old adage, ‘Keep your friends close and enemies closer’ has never been so true than when a reality show friendship goes belly-up.
Following a tumultuous season of Real Housewives of Orange County where friendships turned wonky, Tamra Barney and Vicki Gunvalson have it quits. But they’re not just quietly walking away; oh no – they’re turning to the power of social media to disparage each other something awful. Twitter – ruining the lives of C-List Celebrities everywhere.
Among the mudslinging and the allegations they are both turning on each other’s significant others as well. I have to ask: Is every man in Orange County a sleaze ball loser? I’m starting to wonder based on what I see on TV!
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Tamra has recently announced that until Brooks Ayers says good-bye to Vicki, their friendship is ovah. She officially “divorced” herself from Vicki (Tamra does a lot of divorcing – one could say she’s a pro!), “I don’t ever think I can go back to being her friend,” she explained in her Bravo Blog.
“I heard about Brooks from Vicki four years ago, she claimed he was a ‘good friend,’ someone she talked about all the time and often visited in Mississippi. It wasn’t until last year that I met him. I thought he was charming and made Vicki happy.”
“About six months into getting to know him, I noticed that something was off. I could not put my finger on it but something with this guy Brooks (or should I say David, his real name) just didn’t make sense. Her friends, family, and office staff started calling me with the same feelings.”
“The bottom line: friends don’t let friends date losers!”
And following Vicki‘s explosive blog in which she claimed Tamra and fiance Eddie have a lot of secrets they wouldn’t want getting out, Tamra is responding.
First of all, Tamra pulled a Teresa Giudice and decided to air her unedited blog regardless of what Bravo wants. I love when Housewives go rogue.
“Bravo removed my comments about Vicki‘s nasty comments about me in her blog this week. They asked me to save it for next week. … as you know I do not have patients so here is what I have to add,” Tamra announced on Facebook.
“Here are a couple comments from Vicki’s Blog I would like to address,” Tamra continues.
From Vicki‘s blog: “We went to Mexico together to celebrate my birthday and Eddie‘s birthday months prior to the media exposing Brooks, and we told them our fears of introducing Brooks to the world. They both encouraged us and said we would show everyone our new boyfriends and to show how happy we both were.”
“This is a straight up LIE and Eddie has the text messages to prove it. Eddie went to lunch with Brooks before we started filming and told him that with all the recent stuff in the press about his child support issues that it would NOT be a good idea for him to film.”
“Truth is Brooks did not like that comment and said that Vicki could not be authentic if he was not there to film with her. Eddie told him he thought it was a bad idea considering his past, but he wanted too, to film very little and to keep out of the drama like he did.”
From Vicki‘s blog, again: “I would question Tamra, if Eddie didn’t have any money would you still be with him? I doubt it. Furthermore, Tamra does not work and it would be very difficult for her to support her three young children with no child support, Eddie. To say money doesn’t matter to Tamra, is being a ‘hypocrite.’ Oops. . .did I say that?”
“First off, the love me and eddie share is magical. We both feel like the luckiest people in the world to have found each other.”
“I am not a person that can be bought, I have worked hard my whole life to keep my self afloat, I am a survivor! I declined to ever receive alimony becuase I am capable of making my own money and don’t beleive that any ex should have to pay for their ex’s ‘life style.’
“I work for Bravo and NEWS ALERT…. We launched a very successful company called WWW.winesbywives.com….remember that company? the one that I am working my ass off while you sit on yours!”
“The one that I am marking the hell out of and bringing 10 times more money then you are! How dare you take such a cheap shot and don’t you ever question my love for Eddie. I hope one day you have half as much love in your life.”
Well, of course, Vicki MUST respond to the response. Using Twitter as the method of her madness, she retweeted a comment from a fan accusing Eddie of changing his name after he was disbarred in the State of California! Oh, dear. Remember, Eddie’s father owns a small lawfirm, where Eddie works – but not as a lawyer.
Well one inquiring fan reportedly got the scoop and who knows if it’s true or not but Vicki apparently believed it enough to retweet it!
Yep, and there is Eduardo Torres on the list! Now, of course, we have NO idea if that’s the same Eddie – it’s just interesting that Vicki retweeted something so scandalous if it is completely false. Tamra has not responded, but you know it’s coming.
Moving on, Vicki and Donn Gunvalson are slowing settling their divorce. And it’s finally been decided who will get the enormous Coto de Caza mansion they’ve been trying to unload for years.
TMZ reports that the former Mrs. Gunvalson has been awarded ”sole ownership” of 5,400 the house
because she needs a place for Brooks to store all his unsupported kids.
Vicki’s daughter Briana Culberson is currently living with her and will stay there after her baby is born as her husband is being re-deployed to Afghanistan. Vicki recently tweeted a photo of the now very pregnant Briana looking adorable and happy. That photo is below!
Finally, tonight is the second part of the epic RHOC reunion and Brooks will take the stage to defend his “lady.” Gag me. I’ll be popping the cork on my Wines by Wives to snicker at every moment of his crazy. If you’d like to join Reality Tea in debriefing the crazy, we’ll be Live-Tweeting (and live-drinking).
Real Housewives of Orange County Reunion Part 2 airs tonight at 8/7c on Bravo.
[Main Photo Credit: WENN.com & Vicki Gunvalson's Twitter]
THOUGHTS ON THE LATEST VICKI VS. TAMRA DRAMA? ARE BOTH THEIR MEN SLEAZY?
UPDATE: Tamra has responded via twitter and is completely dispelling the link Vicki retweeted: “a site did a bunch of digging. He is not an attorney. That guy is not Eddie,” she explained. Adding, “Eddie was never an attorney. Is not 38 ,never lived in kingsington , middle name is not arthur, last name not Torres. Good try Brooks!”
Tamra also set the record straight on who Eddie really is. “some true facts. Edward Navarro judge grew up in Anaheim, went to college in Fullerton. Adopted by an attorney . Need more info Brooks?” Doesn’t she mean David?
Ok – so who is going to do some research on the real Brooks Ayers and the real Eddie Judge? Could get this get anymore Lifetime Movie?