Vicki Gunvalson and Kelly Dodd continued to bicker, only this time, it happened behind each other's backs. Gina Kirschenheiter found herself in tears trying to defend her reasoning for divorcing her husband, which none of the other ladies were understanding -- or buying.
Vicki met up with Tamra Judge for some wine (of course), and the gossip began to flow. Last week, Tamra said she didn't feel Vicki was really in love with Steve Lodge, and Kelly insinuated he was after her money.
"Just make sure Steve doesn't take your money like Kelly said," Tamra said to Vicki, who was shocked to hear it. Vicki insisted Steve had plenty of money on his own, but Tamra continued: "She said he had to move back in with his mommy when you guys broke up because he didn't have any money."
"He did move in with his mom, not his mommy, for a couple weeks when we broke up because he had his place rented," Vicki fired back. "Kelly doesn't know the facts, so she needs to shut her fat-ass mouth."
Vicki and Tamra also spoke about Kelly and her divorce from ex-husband Michael Dodd. Vicki said Kelly was "always yelling" at Michael and that she was the one who wanted to split. "She didn't like him," Vicki said, adding that they had a "terribly volatile relationship."
Vicki later called Kelly to chew her out for speaking to Tamra about her relationship with Steve. Kelly vented to Shannon Beador about it, and Shannon vented to Tamra.
Later in the episode, Vicki invited the ladies to come over for an Italian cooking lesson. The ladies had all been chatting separately about Gina's pending divorce, and every single one of them thought she was jumping the gun. Gina told Kelly she and Matt were still attracted to each other physically, that they still had sex and that they got along beautifully, so Kelly didn't understand why they were getting divorced. Neither did anyone else.
At dinner, Gina insisted she and Matt were on good terms and that the process would be amicable, but the table of divorcées kept telling her that was likely going to change. Vicki and Shannon, in particular, had a problem with Gina's reasons for getting divorced.
"The modern dynamic is that we can structure our family the way that we want," Gina kept insisting. "I know who I married, and the man who I married actually is a really good man. We're just not on the same path."
"Doesn't make any logical sense to me," Shannon fired back before saying she thought her divorce could be "amicable" until the issue of money came up.
"We all think that until it comes down to the financial part," she said. "That's when everyone goes off."
"We are not about money!" Gina fired back. "I would give up my alimony to save my family dynamic. Matt would pay double to save my family dynamic. That's who we are, and that's who we'll always be. It will never be an issue of money."
Shannon got defensive, telling Gina not to insinuate that her marriage was "all about money," but Gina just ended up leaving the table in tears.
"The Real Housewives of Orange County" airs Mondays at 9 p.m. on Bravo.