'Real Housewives of Orange County' Recap: Tamra Barney Got Her Picture Perfect Proposal

Eddie Judge and Tamra BarneyMaybe now we'll see Tamra Barney start to act a little nicer after she finally got engaged on tonight's episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County. Though we knew months ago that Eddie Judge finally popped the question in real-time life, watching it all play out in Bora Bora was filled with plenty of anxiety.

Eddie (with the help of Bravo no doubt) did a good job making us wonder if he was actually going to do it there. He passed up the perfect opportunity over a private, ocean-front dinner, which left Tamra, who had her engagement face on, pretty pissed. She wanted that diamond, dammit, but after her initial irritation, she got over it and was determined to have a good time no matter what. Good move.


After a gorgeous snorkeling trip they were cutting open clams together, and the ring was in one special clam. It was very sweet, and her reaction -- immediate sobbing -- seemed pretty genuine. Though it feels like she's rushing into it, it also feels like they're genuinely in love. I hope -- especially for the sake of her children -- that it works out for them. I also hope -- for the sake of me -- that I get to go to Bora Bora some day. How insanely beautiful is that place?!

While Tamra was all, yes, yes, a million times yes, Gretchen Rossi was giving Slade Smiley a pretty firm no when it came to his plans to propose to her. She told him once again that until he gets his finances in order, she's not ready to get married. He offered up some weak arguments that he is making progress on his debt, but that was about it, and he just looked pretty pathetic overall.

Though I think her breaking up with him would be best for everyone, she does seem to love him, and that's hard to walk away from ... for now anyway.

He’s the guy I want to be with. He’s the guy I love.  Right now, love is enough. We’ll have to see if that continues to be enough to me.

Somehow I don't think it will be.

The most exciting part of tonight's episode, however, were the previews for next week. Sarah Winchester is coming back! I've been missing her and her insane drama, and it looks like she's going to bring it at Heather Dubrow's party. The clip showed her eating a bow off of Heather's fancy cake before it's time to eat it, and Heather is pissed. Can't wait.

Are you happy to see Tamra and Eddie engaged?


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