Vicki Gunvalson's got a lot on her mind following this recent season of Real Housewives of Orange County, as well as the all-hell-breaks-loose reunion that wraps up tonight. And with that craziness comes some reflection from "the O.G. of the O.C." -- and she tells The Dish in a statement that ultimately she just wants to thank her fans for sticking by her all these years.
"I've been on the show for seven great years, and each season has had its ups and downs," Vicki tells us, saying that even after all of the time and throwdowns, "it’s still interesting for me to watch the show with everyone else." She says that while the shows are often full of fireworks, "much of what you don’t see is the quieter moments, how much I love just being at home and enjoying time with my family. I have to laugh, it makes for boring TV, but I love those quiet times too!"
Vicki then gets a little less nostalgic and comes more into the current situations playing out on RHOC this season. She tells us: "This season, I’ve been through the ringer as new friendships arose and old ones were tested on the show. I can’t predict who will be friends with whom next season, but I know now that my family and my closest friends are the most important thing to me. As women, we are strong people! Women can go through hell, but we are strong, and stand up and fight for what we believe in. I’m happy to hold my head up high and look forward to what’s next! I’m a fighter, Bring It On!"
Vicki closes her statement by thanking her fans, saying "it’s been terrific to hear from each and everyone of them! I wasn’t trained to be on a reality show, no one is I suppose, but I dove right in and started swimming! The fan feedback, and the love I’ve felt from each and everyone of the Real Housewives Of Orange County fans has been overwhelming for me—and I want to thank my fans for their support! I keep them in my heart and my thoughts each and every day. Most importantly I’m looking forward to sharing the future with all my fans -- stay tuned, see you next season!! Woo Hoo!!"
Tonight's RHOC finale will have plenty of people talking, and Vicki's admission that her ex-husband Donn had "been having an affair for 20 years" will surely be a water-cooler topic across America on Tuesday. Watch a clip below and be sure to tune in tonight at a special time of 8pm EST.
Tamra is a trouble maker, you are better off without her even though I'm sure she was a lot of fun to be around too. I think you should befriend Gretchen too-she is nice/honest, and even Alexis has kind ways. All the best
I love you Vicki. You are a cutie patoootie and the wooohoos are so endearing! Way to stick up for yourself this season. You admit you're not perfect, no one is but you are a trailblazer in business and in so many other aspects in life. Bravo doll baby!
I think VICKIE NEEDS TO GO ON A WELL LONG REST HOILDAY JUST GO OFF THE SHOW AND ENJOY BE GRANDY CONGRATS!!!!!!! SHES JUST TOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!
Vickie I applaud you! You are a smart, strong, independent woman! I am happy you have found the person that makes you happy. Just remember this you did not lose a friend (Tamara) -- a friend would never have treated you the way she did. No matter what concerns a friend may have about something or someone in your life, a friend should respect your judgment, and just be there for you! Stay strong Vickie. Just ignore the mean girls!
wanted to thank you Vicki, for your nice statement. I havent missed one showi in seven years, and you have always been my favorite. Sometimes you were hard to watch, like when you were trying to control your daughters every move, and the horrible tense scenes between you and Don. You must know that your fans love you. Thats why it is so difiult to watch the current Brooks situation. I watched the 2nd half of the reunion last night, and the things I heard from your daughter about Brooks did nothing to alleviate my deep distrust of this man. I was especially surprised that he didnt want to participate when she was seated on the couch. She was right when she said he cant be around her because she knows the truth. Any man who has nothing to hide would have jumped at the chance to be out there, answer any questions she had and clear his name, also to clear his name with the daughter of the woman he supposedly loves. SOMETHING IS NOT RIGHT ABOUT HIM VICKI, HE DOES NOT HAVE YOUR BEST INTERESTS IN MIND. i know you are a bright intelligent woman and you think that you would know if someone was trying to take advantage of you. But sometimes woman of financial means who are lonely and want to be loved (dont we all?) overlook obvious red flags. We love you,Vicki. Please take some time away from him and just be still. Its not so bad to be alone. You deserve the best, not someone you have to constanly defend to the country and your own family. There is someone out there for you Vicki and he will love you for your kindess, class intelligence and beauty, inside and out. I also wanted to say a bigTHANK YOU for posting about your fur. So glad you saw the light and spoke out about it. When a famous weill loved celebrity talks, ALOT of people listen. Thank you thank you thank you for exposing the atrocities committed on these poor defenseless animals. God bless you Vicki for just being you. I wish you continued sucess and congratulations on becoming a grandmother soon. Love and kisses!
you have said EXACTLY what I am feeling about Brooks.
I feel really queasy everytime he talks about his 'feelings' for Vicky. He strikes me as creepy and insincere, the most worrying thing is how he tries to get between Vicky and Brianna.
Brianna has good instincts and is very savvy, she knows that he is NOT what he pretends to be.
VICKY PLEASE LISTEN TO BRIANNA.....Brooks is not the man you think he is. Sometimes it's easier for others to see the truth than when you are too close to the problem.
All good wishes to you Vicky but please don't let Brooks come between you and your friends and family.
francesca from UK.
I have watched RHOC for years. You have been my fav to watch. I have never posted a comment before, but after tonights show, here I am. I just want you to know my heart is breaking for you. I think it sucks that Tamara has betrayed your friendship. I personally know what it is like to trust someone so much and then have them just turn around use it to make themselves look good. Tamara has been jealous of Gretchen from jump street. If you can't beat em then join them Tamara. And its sad because i liked Tamara, but now, she turns her back on you.. forget it you need her like you need another good for nothing man in your life. I say you got it going on, your smart and fun and funny. You can afford to lavish love and money on Brooks so go for it if it makes you happy. BUT! He lied tonight when he said that he didn't know you were on the show because B said he would text you. I'm sure he was just protecting you again and thats good. All this is probably mute anyway because after the finally they said you and Brooks had split. But Don't let this season scare you away from the show! Come back next season stronger than ever, better than ever and teach us all how we can go thru hell and still come back again, You inspire me to be the best me and that makes it worth watching.