<p><span></span>They're no strangers to drama, but the war of words that broke out between <strong>Vicki Gunvalson</strong>, 50, and <strong>Tamra Barney</strong>, 44, on <em>The Real Housewives of Orange County</em>'s upcoming reunion show killed their friendship.<br />
"Vicki insinuated that I had cheated on my ex-husband, Simon, with [my current fiancé] Eddie [Judge]," Tamra, reveals in the new issue of Life & Style. "That was just way out of line. Of anybody in the world, for her to say that, was just totally below the belt."
Tamra and Vicki's feuding began on the June 26 season finale, which was taped back in December. When the pair reunited six months later to film the reunion show, things only got worse. What's changed? "It all comes down to Brooks [Ayers]," Tamra tells Life & Style, blaming Vicki's new man for brainwashing her former BFF. "He's changed her so much that I just don't know if she's the same Vicki right now."
All season long, Tamra has questioned Brooks' motives, and now she tells Life & Style the reason. "He's obsessed with the show; I think he's obsessed with being famous," says Tamra, who says Vicki is in denial. "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."
As for hopes of reconciliation, Tamra says she and Vicki need time to cool off. "Right now I am extremely angry with her," Tamra tells Life & Style. "I'm broken up with her."
The fight breaks out during Part 1 of the reunion, which airs July 10 at 9 p.m. on Bravo.
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