“Make new friends, but keep the old” seems to be Tamra Barney’s life motto these days. The Real Housewives of Orange County star may have spent a brief period on the outs with longtime pal Vicki Gunvalson, thanks to a surprising friendship with Gretchen Rossi, but she’s now back where she belongs on the Team Vicki. So where does this leave her and Gretchen?
When Wetpaint Entertainment recently caught up with Tamra, we made a point to find out where she and her friendship bracelet buddy stand. After all, Gretchen exited the series after Season 8 to make way for two new saucy ladies. But despite the fact that Gretchen and fiancé Slade Smiley were invited to Tamra’s wedding last year, the two have not stayed in touch.
“I saw her at my wedding, and then I saw her at the reunion show,” she shares, admitting that she hasn’t seen the former RHOC star since. “Honestly, I believe that some people probably shouldn’t be friends, and we’re two people that shouldn’t.”
Aww! So sad. The one positive of this whole situation is that, despite what you may have seen her say in the April 14 premiere, Tamra has no hard feelings toward her old co-star. “I wish her well,” she says genuinely.
Now that these ladies are no longer in touch, guess we’ll have to give up hope of seeing Tamra and Eddie attend Gretchen and Slade’s impending nuptials.
“No, I don’t think that’s going to happen,” she tells us, laughing before peppering in one of her signature playful jabs, “but if I do attend, I’ll make sure I bring a gift!” So yea, Tamra’s still not pleased about not receiving a gift from the couple for her own wedding — which is totally fair.
Ah well, one is silver and the other’s gold, right? Here’s to Vicki-Tamra!
Real Housewives of Orange County airs Monday nights at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.
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