Tamra Barney and Vicki Gunvalson used to be the best of friends, but after Vicki began dating Brooks Ayers last year, things went south between the two besties. In fact, an all-out war broke out between them during The Real Housewives of Orange County season 7. Now Vicki and Brooks have split and it looks as though Season 8 could be chock full of Tamra/Vicki BFFness!
Yesterday Vicki uploaded the above group photo with her RHOC cast mates and was standing right next to Tamra as both raised their hands in triumphant joy. “Heading to Tamra’s Bachelorette party in Puerto Vallarta! Woo hoo!!!” Vicki wrote. The two looked more than happy to be in each other’s company, which fans haven’t seen in a while. Let’s just hope this out-of-the-country adventure doesn’t end up like last year’s drama-filled vacay to Costa Rica.
Noticeably absent from the photo, and likely the entire trip, is Alexis Bellino. Alexis quit the show — errrr, let’s rephrase that… Alexis requested a raise and when producers refused, she went around claiming to be on to bigger and better things hoping they would come crawling back to her. When that didn’t happen, she reportedly begged for her job back at her old salary, and since the woman who was supposed to replace her backed out, she got her wish and began filming for season 8.
As you can also see from Vicki’s photo, it looks like Bravo also added a sixth housewife this year, which is sure to change things up a bit! Click here to find out more about Lydia Stirling McLaughlin!
So far, there has been no word on a season 8 premiere date for The Real Housewives of Orange County, but stay tuned!