Why Tamra Barney Asked Vicki Gunvalson to be Her Bridesmaid – Exclusive!
Given all the fighting between former best friends Tamra Barney and Vicki Gunvalson over the past year, it was uncertain whether or not Vicki would even be invited to Tamra’s June 13 wedding to Eddie Judge. But as it turns out, Vicki was not only invited, she was a bridesmaid! Wetpaint Entertainment spoke exclusively to a mutual friend of both women to find out just how that came to be.
“At the end of the day, Tamra and Vicki have been through too much to let petty fighting get in the way of their friendship,” the friend tells Wetpaint Entertainment. “When it came to her wedding, Tamra didn’t just want Vicki in the crowd, she wanted her by her side.”
Her generosity also extended to Brooks Ayers, Vicki’s controversial on-again, off-again boyfriend. “Let’s just say Tamra was feeling generous,” the friend explains. “If he makes Vicki happy, then Tamra was fine having him there. Not thrilled, but fine.”
But how did co-star Gretchen Rossi — who threw Tamra’s on-screen bachelorette party — feel about being left out of the bridal party?
“Let’s just say she wasn’t surprised,” the friend notes. “Before the season’s over, there’s going to be a lot of tension between Tamra and Gretchen. Off-screen, they’re definitely not as close. Which is why, when it came to bridesmaids, Gretchen just didn’t make the cut.”