Season nine of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” opened up with returning housewives Heather Dubrow, Tamra Barney and Vicki Gunvalson going to Hawaii together. Unfortunately, the bond between the three women has already been broken. In their most recent Bravo blog posts, posted on Tuesday, July 29, both Heather Dubrow and Tamra Barney criticized Vicki for stabbing them in the back.
In her blog entry, Heather slammed Vicki for talking bad about her during her episode interviews. Heather believes that Vicki should have the nerve to talk to her face-to-face when issues arise instead of staying silent and then going after her in the interviews when she’s not there. Heather also wrote that she’s tired of Vicki blaming her for everything.
Heather’s complaints about Vicki sound very similar to Tamra Barney’s complaints. While Vicki and Tamra have been friends for a very long time and started out the season being very close, that friendship seems now to be truly over. In her blog entry, Tamra wrote that she is “disgusted” with Vicki’s “constant backstabbing all season long.” Tamra said that Vicki acts all sweet to her face but then turns around and tries to get everyone against her behind her back.
Exactly what did Vicki do to Tamra that has her so riled up? The Monday night episode showed Vicki attending Lizzie Rovsek’s birthday party and cautioning her about Tamra, who could not go because her daughter was sick. Vicki told Lizzie to be “careful” with Tamra and that Tamra could have come to the party if she really wanted to.
As reported by RumorFix, Tamra put up a long post, a post that has since been deleted, on her Facebook page to defend herself and make herself look better after seeing the episode play out the way it did. Tamra claims that when Vicki found out that she wasn’t going to Lizzie’s party, Vicki said that she didn’t want to be stuck with “dumb and dumber,” in reference to Lizzie and Danielle Gregorio.
Tamra’s Facebook post also revealed that she was told by producers to wait until Lizzie was waiting for everyone in the party bus to tell her that she couldn’t come. Tamra also claims that Shannon Beador called her and told her that producers told her that she had to go to Lizzie’s party despite being sick. Tamra in turn told Shannon that she had to stay firm with the producers.
It certainly seems as if the rest of the season will show Heather Dubrow and Tamra Barney uniting against Vicki Gunvalson while Vicki forms an alliance with Lizzie Rovsek and Shannon Beador. One thing that is very clear is that Tamra isn’t afraid of the producers retaliating against her for revealing these “secrets” of “The Real Housewives of Orange County.”