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Would Vicki Gunvalson Have Done Anything Differently During Her Talk with Tamra Judge?

"I felt like a fool," the OG of the #RHOC said of her sit-down with her one-time bestie.

By Laura Rosenfeld

It was the moment The Real Housewives of Orange County fans have all been waiting for. Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge finally sat down to have a heart-to-heart about the past, present, and future of their friendship (clip above). 

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Whatever hopes Vicki had for reconciling with Tamra, they were soon dashed as the two began their conversation. "She came in with the attitude that she really didn't want to be there, and that hurt my feelings because I was really coming from a place where I was gonna ask her for forgiveness, I really wanted to move on," Vicki told The Daily Dish in an interview ahead of the episode's airing Monday night. "And she's like, 'What's up?' Right away, it [made] me defensive that she asked me questions that did she really want to know those answers? I answered them. If I could do a redo, should I have answered the questions? I don't know. I don't know. But why did she come if she didn't want to make up? I wanted to kiss and make up and move forward." 

Vicki went on to say that she thinks Shannon Beador has been influencing Tamra. "Shannon's been in her ear. I don't think Shannon wants us to be friends, for whatever reason," she explained. "I don't get it."

The OG of the RHOC said she was confused about why Tamra agreed to meet with her if she didn't seem to have any interest in resolving their issues. "I don't even know why she showed up then. One day I'll ask her, 'Why'd you come if you didn't want to be nice to me, if you didn't want to make up, why'd you bother wasting your time?' My life's busy; don't waste my time. If you don't want to be friends, don't show up," Vicki shared. "I felt like a fool. I felt like I was begging her to get to a place of peace, to be nice." 

Still, Vicki said that she remains optimistic that she and Tamra can get their friendship back to where it once was. "I'm always hopeful because what did I do?" Vicki said. "I just know I have to see her, she lives around me, and we socialize with the same people, and she needs to really look at the big picture, like was it really that bad? This conversation that I had with Kelly [Dodd regarding rumors about her husband [Eddie Judge], was it really that bad? It really wasn't." 

While we wait and see what the future holds for the onetime RHOC pals, relive Vicki's first attempt to make amends with Tamra this season, below.

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