It finally happened: Tamra Judge and Vicki Gunvalson sat down for a one-on-one conversation after avoiding each other all season on Real Housewives of Orange County. Unfortunately for the fans, it was very anticlimactic. Vicki accused Tamra’s husband Eddie Judge of only being with her to open a up a gym and continued to bring up old rumors. Tamra calmly walked away and that was it.
Well, that was it for a minute. Now that the episode has aired (and the fans have reacted on social media), Tamra is sharing her thoughts on her (attempt at) lunch with Vicki and Peggy Sulahian’s husband Diko Sulahian confronting Shannon Beador at their anniversary party.
Tamra was calm, cool, and collected during her meeting with Vicki, but she let it all out in her Bravo blog post. Tamra wrote, “Let’s be honest: it’s hard to forgive someone when they keep hurting you. It’s even harder when that person has NO remorse for what they’re doing.” What the fuck did Vicki think she was doing? She continued to stir shit up with Tamra and bash her husband, yet she somehow expected to walk away as rekindled best friends?
Tamra explained, “I agreed to sit down with Vicki so I could let go of things. I didn’t want it to affect me anymore. If we could find a place where we could move forward, that would be great. But I knew it would take a long time before I trusted her.”
And then she really went in and listened the “true signs of a pathological liar” and how they apply to Vicki: “BELIEVES THEIR OWN LIES: I really do think that Vicki believes her own lies. She’s so used to lying and getting away with it that it’s become a way of life. Even when she’s caught, she calls it ‘fabricating.’ Never truly admitting she’s wrong.” Vicki has been on this show longer than anyone. Shouldn’t she- of all people- be aware that the cameras capture everything and that whoever is editing these episodes is going to include any applicable flashback scenes whenever she lies or goes back on something she’s previously said.
Tamra continued with the list: “LOOKS LIKE THE VICTIM: Immediately, Vicki accused me of things that I had done to her, none of them true. I asked her for examples of what I did, and she couldn’t give me even one. She just yelled and said I was interrupting her. The whole conversation was about how she’s the victim.” Maybe if Tamra showed up with that constantly-requested casserole, Vicki would have been too busy eating to yell at her.
The next item on Tamra’s list? “NEVER ADMITS GUILT: Not once did she admit her guilt. She has no guilt or remorse for spreading rumors about Eddie or inviting people to her party to create bigger lies. She truly believes that everyone in this world has done her wrong, Therefore, she is justified in ‘punishing’ me.” Vicki invited all of Tamra’s sworn enemies to have a blatantly orchestrated conversation about Eddie cheating on Tamra and denied it even though it was all captured by the cameras and she was called out on social media. Again, Vicki has been on this show the longest. Shouldn’t she be way better at playing this game? She is fucking up left and right.
What else is Vicki guilty of? Tamra added, “SHIFTS BLAME: Instead of taking responsibility for her own actions, she tried to blame me for the things she was doing to me. All she did was insult me and make up more lies about Eddie.”
And here’s the kicker: “COVERS UP WITH MORE LIES: When I asked Vicki why Eddie would be with me if he was gay, she told me that maybe he wanted me to buy him a gym. WOW! She just created a new lie, one that I have actually heard that she’s been telling people around town. Eddie hasn’t needed my financial help EVER. We are partners in CUT Fitness. In fact, he worked at the law firm that he had been employed at for 13 years while we built CUT. This woman just can’t stop!” It is so obvious that Vicki is desperate to be Tamra’s friend, but her contingency plans to sabotage Tamra’s life if she doesn’t take her back are transparent and poorly executed. The veteran is making so many JV moves.
I was waiting for Tamra to come at Vicki with another iconic line à la “THAT’S MY OPINION!” or “You’re psychotic, Jesus Jugs” or “Is your ass jealous of the shit that comes out of your mouth?” Unfortunately for the viewers, we were not blessed with any new meme material. Fortunately for Tamra, she truly handled herself well. Tamra recalled, “I knew I had to get up and walk away before I lost it. She’s proved to me that she’s incapable of being a good person and doing the right thing. She doesn’t deserve my friendship.” Tamra even went so far to say, “She’s not a good friend, and I’m starting to question if she ever was.”
Tamra declared, “I tried, and now I know where we stand, and I can move forward. Yes, I forgive her, but I don’t want to be her doormat anymore.” I’m all for moving forward (and hopefully resurrecting this season), but Tamra was never anyone’s “doormat.” Or at least not when it comes to this show.
The other major thing that went down aside from that failed reconciliation was Diko’s decision to confront Shannon at his own party… for something David Beador said. Tamra wrote, “Diko pulled Shannon aside to talk to her about David. Kind of a bitch move, if you ask me. If he had a problem with David, then he should have taken it out with David.” Agreed.
Tamra continued, “You can tell Shannon was blindsided and had no idea what happened on the boat. I thought it was a weird conversation to have at your own anniversary party. Next time, call David and talk to him. I couldn’t imagine Eddie EVER doing that.” Even when gossiping about Eddie is the only story line this season, he still manages to stay out of the cast drama. Take notes, Diko. Hopefully Diko won’t be able to apply these notes and Peggy will not return for another season, but one can only dream.
TELL US- IS VICKI INCAPABLE OF BEING A GOOD PERSON? DID DIKO PULL A “BITCH MOVE” BY PULLING SHANNON ASIDE TO TALK?
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