When the ladies return for Part 2 on Monday, August 19, Vicki goes after Gretchen, claiming she only got engaged for the cameras.
“I think if you weren’t filming, none of that would have happened,” Vicki explains. “You wouldn’t have put Slade in a helicopter. I think it was all done for the show.”
It seems Vicki’s not the only one who feels there was an ulterior motive behind Gretchen’s elaborate proposal.
“The whispers around everybody was that your story wasn’t that great this year,” Lydia adds. “You had nothing that you exposed, so you got nervous and you were like, ‘I’m going to propose to Slade then.’”
Gretchen’s ex-BFF Tamra was certainly not shy about sharing her feelings back in July. When a fan tweeted that "@TamraBarney got an episode gig of her wedding, so now G[retchen] needs the same,” Tamra replied with “That's what everyone is saying. Not a good reason to get married.”
Gretchen is visibly upset by the accusations and starts to break down on the couch. “It’s really sad that you guys want to take away from a very special moment. I did take me four years to get to this point, yes. [...] But I’m trying to just enjoy the engagement and you guys won’t let me do that.”
Watch more from Part 2 of the RHOC Season 8 reunion below!