Tamra Barney and Vicki Gunvalson’s friendship may seem like it’s on the rocks right now in The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 8, but Tamra says she and Vicki are in a much better place than what viewers are currently seeing on TV.
“Where we’re at in the show, it gets worse before it gets better,” Tamra explained, accounting for the months of time between what people see on the show and what the Housewives’ relationships are rightnow. “It’s a struggle with Vick.”
Even though the feuds from several months ago have long been settled, Tamra Barney said rewatching Season 8 episodes tend to open old wounds.
“I’m dealing with what’s airing and where we're at, and now she’s mad and then I’m like, ‘You can’t be mad, this was filmed seven months ago. You’ve been doing this for eight years, you know that.’ She’ll be like, ‘Ok you're right.’”
Tamra joked she has to remind her friend to be a bit more sympathetic sometimes after a particularly nasty episode airs.
“I texted her the other day and said, ‘Be nice to me,’ and she said, ‘Ok, will you be nice to me? Ok we’re friends.’”
At the end of the day, no matter happens, Tamra has learned not to hold any grudges.
“We get over stuff quite easily,” she said.