Tamra Barney Admits She Has No Control of Her Anger
Yet another blow up occurred between Tamra Barney and Vicki Gunvalson on Real Housewives of Orange County Season 8, Episode 6.
This time, the ladies (and a few of their men) were on a wine-tasting trip in Malibu. According to Tamra, it was a “business trip.” They were there selecting wines for their Wine by Wives club.
As Tamra sipped wine, trying to figure out which she wanted for the business, Vicki tried on coats. “Just because Tamra’s drinking more wine than me, doesn’t make her a better business person than me. It just makes her more drunk,” said Vicki.
Then Vicki decided to leave, as she’d had dinner plans with friends set several months in advance. Tamra followed her partner out. “We paid a lot of money to do this,” she complained as Vicki prepared to get in the car. They both accused each other of “not performing” their Wines by Wives duties.
“You’re such a b***h,” Tamra told her former friend. Vicki responded, “You’re a miserable person.”
Later, Tamra admitted to her soon-to-be husband, Eddie, “I could’ve handled that better. ... I feel like I have no control.” Citing her less-than-chatty family as the reason she can’t express herself, Tamra then said she doesn’t like saying hurtful things to those around her.
“I do it to protect myself,” she said. “I didn’t mean to hurt them; I just don’t want to hurt myself.”
Eddie told her she can’t keep her anger bottled up — it would definitely have an effect on their future.