Sarah Rodriguez, the mother of Tamra Judge’s granddaughter Ava, made an appearance on Monday night’s episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County. Her appearance, however, didn’t have anything to do with her relationship with Tamra’s son, Ryan Vieth. Instead, she was shown helping watch Vicki Gunvalson’s grandsons after their mom, Vicki’s daughter Briana Culberson, had to go to the hospital due to a medical emergency. Sarah’s sympathy and willingness to help seems to have fostered a friendship between her and Vicki. Vicki follows Sarah on social media and has left supportive and happy comments in response to Sarah’s recent posts about her and Ryan.
On Monday, Sarah posted a photo of Ryan and called him her man crush. Sarah thanked Ryan for all that he does for their family and told him that she loves him.
Vicki cheered on Sarah’s post. Vicki left a comment on Sarah’s Instagram post stating that it deserves a “woohoo.”
“Now that deserves a “Woohoo”!!
Several people left comments stating that they second Vicki Gunvalson’s opinion.
On last week’s episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County, Tamra Judge cried to her fitness trainer about what was happening between Ryan Vieth and Sarah Rodriguez. Tamra’s trainer advised Tamra to leave it up to God and to trust in God. Tamra expressed her desire to fix Ryan and Sarah’s broken relationship. Tamra’s trainer told her to pray and that it’ll happen under God’s timing.
In an earlier episode, Ryan complained to Tamra about what was happening with Sarah. Tamra, who has a bad relationship with her ex-husband Simon Barney and has fought with him over custody of their oldest daughter, warned him that he doesn’t want what she has. Tamra’s husband, Eddie Judge, told her to stay out of Ryan and Sarah’s relationship. Eddie pointed out to Tamra that Ryan’s a grown man who should handle his own problems. Tamra agreed with Eddie but said that it’s hard for her to stay out of their relationship drama when they confide in her about one another.
Where do Ryan and Sarah stand now? Since filming for season 11 has ended, it seems that Ryan and Sarah’s relationship has been repaired and strengthened. Last Friday, Sarah posted a happy photo of herself and Ryan with their daughter. Sarah wrote that after all the craziness, she thinks they survived. She expressed optimism for their future together.
Vicki left a comment stating how happy the photo and Sarah’s statement makes her.
“That makes me so happy.”
Are Vicki and Sarah friends? Did they get close to one another through Tamra? It’s likely that Vicki got closer to Sarah after Sarah helped her after Briana’s health scare that necessitated a trip to the hospital via an ambulance, as shown on the latest episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County. On the latest episode, Vicki rushed back home from work after Briana, who had just moved in with her two young sons, called and said that she couldn’t breathe. Vicki found Briana gasping for air. The two immediately set off for the hospital.
On the way to the hospital, Vicki realized that Briana was in such a dire situation that she had to get medical help right away. She stopped at a gas station and called 911. As it happened, Sarah just happened to be pulling into the same gas station right when Vicki and Briana were there. Once Briana was in the ambulance on the way to the hospital, Vicki went back to her home with Sarah. Vicki asked Sarah if she could stay and watch the grandsons for about an hour until one of her employees arrived. Sarah agreed without hesitation and Vicki, after hugging Sarah, left for the hospital.
Tamra arrived at Vicki’s house and, in tears, talked about how scary it was for her to hear Briana struggling to breathe. Vicki had informed Tamra on the phone what was happening with Briana. Tamra then called Sarah to tell her about what was happening with Briana, which was when she heard from Sarah that Briana and Vicki were right in front of her. Tamra said that it wasn’t pure coincidence that Sarah was there to help but that it was God’s doing.
It was revealed later on that Briana’s lymph nodes had become so large that they were pressing on her lungs. Vicki confessed in a confessional interview that while Briana was struggling to breathe, she said that she didn’t think she was going to make it. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Vicki revealed last week that doctors are still trying to determine what is causing Briana to be so ill.
While the current episodes show Tamra Judge and Vicki Gunvalson trying to repair their damaged friendship, their media interviews and social media posts show that they are on the outs yet again. In one interview with Jenny McCarthy for her SiriusXM radio show, Tamra said that Vicki and her ex, “douchebag” Brooks Ayers, are made for one another. Tamra explained that Vicki stabbed her in the back even after she forgave her over the whole Brooks cancer drama. Tamra even accused Vicki of creating a story line and suggested that she be fired from Real Housewives.
In response, Vicki told E! News that she’s “disgusted” by what Tamra said about her and that she now realizes they have only ever had a friendship of convenience. Perhaps Tamra’s love for Briana and Vicki’s gratefulness to Sarah will help mend Tamra and Vicki’s friendship sometime in the future?
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