Longtime friends (and sometimes foes) Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge are on the outs this season of The Real Housewives of Orange County, which is difficult for all fans to watch, especially one celebrity superfan.
Not only is Eva Amurri Martino an actress, blogger behind Happily Eva After, and a guest on the latest episode of Personal Space, which you can view above, but she's also a huge RHOC fan. "My favorite love story on television is Vicki and Tamra, their dynamic and the kind of ever-changing love story between them, because they're basically spouses in a certain way. There's so much between them," Eva told The Daily Dish when asked to name her favorite OC Housewives. "So I always love watching them together. Tamra's hilarious. Vicki's hilarious."
Even though Vicki and Tamra are not in a good place this season, Martino said that she has faith that they can get their friendship back on track. "Of course. I'm telling you they're in love. This is a love story. Right now they're in a downswing, but I'm telling you. Hate is the other side of the coin of love. If you don't have feelings for somebody, you can't hate them. It's just the way that hate works. That's a very impassioned feeling," Martino explained. "No, they're gonna be together forever. They're gonna be 80 and maybe still fighting, but they're still gonna be something. And I hope, by the way, that Bravo's there recording it when they're 80, 30 seasons, 40 seasons down the line."
Martino said she was also excited about Lydia McLaughlin's return to RHOC this season. "I really like Lydia a lot, and so I was glad that she was back," she shared. "I just love how ballsy she is. I love how she says what she means. I love when everybody's screaming around her, I like how she deals with it. But I really like watching her."
That's partly because Martino sees some of herself in Lydia. "I think you can't ever watch that show without wondering what you'd be like if you were there, how you would react, and how you would feel if you were being filmed or whatever. I can relate to Lydia in a weird way," she said. "Obviously, we're not the same by any means. But I would hope that I would be able to be more that way. Because I think she's also the social butterfly between the two groups a little bit."
So will Vicki and Tamra's "love story" have a happy ending? Keep watching RHOC Mondays at 9/8c to find out.