Vicki Gunvalson Returns Fire At Tamra Barney After She Called Her A 'Bleep'


May 14 2013, Published 3:35 p.m. ET

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Vicki Gunvalson took to her Bravo blog to sound off after Tamra Barney called a "b*tch" on Monday’s Real Housewives of Orange County.

As previously reported, the show's original cast member was at the brunt end of the name-calling when she prematurely left a Malibu wine-scouting trip for their joint business endeavor, Wines by Wives, to attend a dinner in Los Angeles.

On her blog Tuesday, Vicki -- "The O.G. From the O.C.," as Andy Cohen affectionately calls her -- explained that she "was exhausted" after returning from an Atlanta insurance conference.

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"I was not 'up' to going to Malibu, as I had pretty much decided not to continue to do any appearances or events with Tamra due to our ongoing friendship issues,"the Coto de Caza, Calif. native explained.

Vicki said she even went to the extent of discussing whether she should go with their mutual business partner, Chris, and he assured her Tamra "would be fine, and it was strictly business, and there would be no conflict.

"Since I had already picked out my wines for the next six months, I had a lack of interest in even being there as my job had already been done," Vicki wrote. "I wanted to go and support Tamra choosing her wines, but truthfully I think she was more into drinking the wines than she was really picking out a wine of the month for our club."

Vicki said that when she decided it was time to leave -- and Tamra "came out after me and called me 'b*tch' -- I was like 'REALLY!?!'

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Tamra, Vicki wrote, "knew perfectly well a month prior to even going that I had a commitment, and truthfully I was one-and-a-half hours late to it due to my fear of 'leaving too early.'

"It was so embarrassing for me as it wasn't necessary for her to get upset."

Will these two kiss and make up? Perhaps over a glass of wine? We'll find out when the Real Housewives of Orange County returns next Monday at 9/8c on Bravo.

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