'Real Housewives' Tamra Barney, Vicki Gunvalson Feud Escalates on Reunion Show (VIDEO)

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By Benge Nsenduluka , CP Reporter
June 28, 2012|10:08 am

Tamra Barney has opened up about her recent feud with long time friend Vicki Gunvalson and it appears that their bickering reached new heights on the upcoming Season 7 reunion show.

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Viewers of Tuesday night's finale episode saw Barney, 44, and Gunvalson, 50, go head-to-head at their co-star Heather Dubrow's lavish party and their feud reportedly escalated at the reunion show taping when both women criticized each other's partners, according to Life & Style Magazine.

"Vicki insinuated that I had cheated on my ex-husband, Simon, with [my current fiancé] Eddie [Judge]. That was just way out of line. Of anybody in the world, for her to say that, was just totally below the belt," Barney told Life & Style.

Barney, who is engaged to Judge, believes that Gunvalson's boyfriend Brooks Ayers is the reason that their friendship fell apart.

"It all comes down to Brooks [Ayers]. He's changed her so much that I just don't know if she's the same Vicki right now," Barney said.

"[Brooks is] obsessed with the show; I think he's obsessed with being famous. I don't want to see her getting taken advantage of, but she doesn't want to hear anything anybody says, so my hands are tied," she added.

During the season finale episode, Ayers openly criticized Barney for allegedly rolling her eyes at Gunvalson, who had made a toast to their co-star Alexis Bellino.

Barney denied the eye rolling and accuse Ayers of trying to perpetuate a feud between her and Gunvalson, which prompted Gunvalson to snap.

"Don't talk that way to me or him ever! You're supposed to be my friend no matter what! My friend, my soulmate, my sister," Gunvalson blasted at Barney before storming off with Ayers.

Despite their catfight, Barney, who is Gunvalson's business partner in their Wines By Wives venture, says that she holds no ill will toward her former friend.

"We have our business together, but other than that, it's a few text messages here and there. We kind of hashed it out at the reunion -- things got bad -- and I'm waiting for everything to settle down," Barney recently told reunion show host Andy Cohen during an appearance on Bravo TV's "Watch What Happens Live" show.

"Vicki's been a good friend for many years and [our strained relationship] breaks my heart. I wish her well and I hope that everyone else is wrong [about Ayers' motives in their relationship] and they live happily ever after," she added.

 

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