Joining the cast is Vicki Gunvalson’s daughter, Briana, who’s there to confront Brooks about his behavior toward her family. When Vicki says she cares about Brooks more than any man she’s ever known, Briana’s quick to ask how she could possibly love someone who disrespects her daughter.
Not surprisingly, the other ladies side with Briana, showing a similar distrust of Brooks. “I feel like Vicki is making excuses for Brooks,” says Tamra Barney. “I feel like she’s getting defensive, and getting mad at Briana because she doesn’t want her to talk. I see a weak, weak Vicki that’s crying all the time since [she’s] been with him.”
Despite Tamra’s comments, Vicki continues to defend Brooks. “It hurts me. I know it’s embarrassing for him, because I know he has remorse over it. He can’t change the past.”
Even when her mom starts to break down in tears, Briana refuses to hide her feelings. “She’s my best friend and she’s like my whole world. But how do you stand for somebody treating your best friend like that? [...] I’ve tried to stick up for her and it backfired. I’ll just go live my own life.”
Watch more of this emotional scene from Part 3 of the RHOC Season 8 reunion below!