'Real Housewives of Orange County': Vicki Gunvalson Talks Reunion
'Real Housewives of Orange County': Vicki Gunvalson Talks Reunion
Gina Pusateri
Gina Pusateri
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
This week was the first of the two part RHOC reunion show, and while there's certainly plenty of drama surrounding the ladies in the cast, star Vicki Gunvalson had even more to say about her reunion experience.

"Taping the reunion show is somewhat similiar to being on the defense stand for a murder trial," Vicki stated dramatically in her Bravo blog (it's nothing alike, Vicki! Haven't you ever watched Snapped?)."It's one of the most grueling days we endure when wrapping up a season. This part of the reunion went fairly well for me but the second part I don't think is going to be as forgiving."

Vicki also went into detail about how her relationship with Tamra Barney, her former friend, has changed as a result of this season.

"Tamra and I obviously are not in a good place," she wrote. "Other than her not accepting Brooks, I really don't know how or why she decided to do what she did this year to our friendship. I told Tamra that I felt her friendship with Gretchen had a lot to do with it... and I still believe it. Gretchen obviously doesn't respect me or even like me, and although I wish we did have a good 'working' relationship it's just not there."

Vicki also thinks that Tamra's bad opinion of her boyfriend Brooks Ayers is unfounded, and merely encouraged by bad press and by Gretchen.

"Never once did Tamra even talk to me about her concerns of Brooks--until months later," she said, before trying to turn the tables on Tamra's fiance Eddie Judge. "There are many things that have not been disclosed about Eddie (or Tamra for that matter) and as a friend I would never want to deliberately hurt them or their relationship by disclosing anything negative about them... I would question Tamra, if Eddie didn't have any money would you still be with him? I doubt it."

And of course, it wouldn't be Vicki if she didn't staunchly defend her deadbeat dad boyfriend.

"There is no doubt Brooks has been put through the ringer. Yes, he admits to some mistakes in his past, but keep it in perspective. I have a good judge of character and I sure wouldn't have stayed this long if I didn't feel he wasn't worthy of me."

All right, Vick, but the issue of Brooks being "worthy of you" was never a concern that crossed our minds. You seem just right for each other.

Gina Pusateri
Contributing Writer

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