Tamra Barney

Tamra discusses new girl Heather Dubrow and rekindling her friendship with Gretchen.

on Feb 11, 2012

I think everyone is surprised by my friendship that has developed with Gretchen. Boy I sure am! Slade reached out to after the reunion last year and wanted to talk and I said no. I was so torn up inside after the reunion show that I cried for a week. I was so hurt and so mad at myself for going there, and I knew that this is not the kind of person I want to be. I did a lot of soul searching and talking with Eddie about everything that had happened and how I could resolve it.

Truth be told I really didn't know Gretchen and Slade very well. I had no business judging them and they had no business judging me. Slade's personal issues where none of my business and i felt horrible for getting involved.

Back tracking four years ago, things with Gretchen started out bad and continued to get worse. There where a lot outside influences that started our feud and before we knew it we were both trying to find ways to hurt each other. Neither one of us were angels and we both realized that we needed to stop and find out why we were doing this to each other. That's when i asked myself "If we truly didn't care about each other then why is there so much energy between us?"