During Season 8 of The Real Housewives of Orange County, Tamra Barney had her fair share of ups and downs in the friendship department. Although she and Vicki Gunvalson were at each other’s throats in the first few episodes, they were back to BFF’s by the end of the season. Tamra also mended fences with longtime nemesis Alexis Bellino.

But the opposite happened when it came to cast member Gretchen Rossi. While the two enjoyed a brief period of closeness, they were back on the outs and trading insults at the reunion. Still, in the end, Tamra invited all her RHOC co-stars when she married Eddie Judge. While speaking to Wetpaint Entertainment about her three-part wedding spinoff, Tamra’s OC Wedding, she opened up about her decision.

Wetpaint Entertainment: You included both Vicki and Heather Dubrow in your wedding party. Why?

Tamra Barney: Well, Heather and I are really close. We have been from the minute we met each other. Vicki and I go up and down, but we always seem to make up. I couldn’t imagine her not being up there with me.

What about the rest of the cast, specifically Alexis and Gretchen?

At the time of the wedding, I was getting along with everyone. I had made up with Alexis and while Gretchen and I had some hiccups along the way, we were doing alright. At the end of day, it was a really important time in my life and of course I wanted all of them there.

But at one point Eddie had an issue with you inviting Alexis. How come?

We just didn’t want any drama at our wedding and, for better or worse, Alexis is often the common denominator when there’s drama on Housewives. But I’m really glad she and Jim were there.

You haven’t taken your honeymoon yet. What are you guys thinking?

No we went to a Mexico for a few days after, but we haven’t done a real honeymoon yet. Maybe we’ll save it for Season 9!

Tamra’s OC Wedding airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.


Beth Sobol is editor at large at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident Bachelorette Spoiler Diva. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!