Vicki Gunvalson appeared on TMZ Live Tuesday, addressing the drama swirling around her contentious relationship with Real Housewives of Orange County co-star, Tamra Judge.
“Tamra continuously points her finger at me for everything,” Vicki told Harvey Levin and Charles Latibeaudiere, when asked why Tamra blames her for the gay rumor aimed at her husband, Eddie Judge.
Vicki revealed that Tamra knew about the rumor before she married Eddie, way back in 2011.
“Back in 2011, before she married Eddie, she even made a public statement that there were rumors out there that Eddie was gay,” Vicki said. “I’ve made it clear — I don’t care one way or the other.”
Vicki assured the reporters that she believes Tamra and Eddie’s relationship to be a good one, reiterating that she had never “questioned” their marriage. Vicki did point out that questions remain about Eddie’s past.
“In 2011, just like everybody else heard in Orange County, there was rumor — no proof — that Eddie had male partners in the past,” Vicki said.
Vicki explained that she spoke privately to Kelly Dodd about the rumor, and that Kelly had already heard the same thing. Vicki busted Tamra for hyping angry drama over ancient gossip, that she herself had previously acknowledged. She also clarified that she did not want the rumor to be dragged through the RHOC mud — reminding them that the conversation with Kelly was a private one.
“If he’s homosexual, then come out and say that you’ve been with men in the past. He has nothing to be embarrassed about,” Vicki remarked. “He’s on a reality show!”
Vicki wrapped the segment pointing out that Tamra once remarked that Slade Smiley resembled a “homo” — nailing her for her homophobic hypocrisy.
The drama continues in real time, as the gossip is beaten into a bloody pulp on the Bravo show. The season has only just begun!
The Real Housewives of Orange County airs Monday nights, on Bravo.