The three-part special heats up starting August 12 on Bravo.

on Jul 31, 2013 - The Dish0

You'll wish you had a case of Vicki's Vodka just for this: the Real Housewives of Orange County reunion!

In fact, there's so much drama with the cast that Bravo will air the special in three parts at 8p: August 12, August 19, and August 26. Can't wait? We've got a preview of all the drama, tears, and fights below.

In the clip, Vicki Gunvalson finally addresses the threesome rumors—and drops the bombshell that Lauri Waring Peterson has had an affair herself; Vicki's daughter Briana chews out Vicki's ex-boyfriend Brooks Ayers for spreading rumors about her marriage; Alexis Bellino and Gretchen Rossi have a screaming match; Gretchen breaks down in tears and Vicki walks off the set. Whew!

Are you excited for the RHOC Reunion? And what topics do you hope the cast will discuss with our referee Andy Cohen? (Sorry—no guarantees there will be another bird attack.) Tell us in the comments below.

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Blondeforever
Blondeforever

I really hope the best for all these women. I have been caught up in all this gossip and I apologize for that. No one is perfect. I think if we had the chance to have a camera follow us around, it might not look good either at times. Just saying.

michelle.adler
michelle.adler

I sure hope it is revealed that Lauri lied about Josh being a wonderful dad.  The baby was born addicted to heroin, was taken by the state after birth, and Lauri declined to care for the baby while Josh and his wife go to rehab.  Josh and his wife have not gone to rehab as far as I can find out.  How can Lauri so blatantly lie. 

missylv
missylv

It tickles me every time Vicki screams like a BANSHEE. What better way to show her true colors to the viewers?

Vicki and Tamra have some sort of sense of entitlement that portrays them as two territorial hags that think they should dominate this program. I think some of the Miami housewives should visit the OC so Tamra could get a good look at what is hot and what is not! Vicki anf Tamra have trashed every housewife except for the two newest, Heather and Lydia. It isn't too hard to figure out why they leave them alone!

Bailey@Bravo
Bailey@Bravo

Vicki it is so obvious that you are jealous of Gretchen on so many levels. You feel so threatened by her. That is why you constantly put her down and try to build yourself up. Wanting to compare income with her and putting her down as a business woman. Give me a break. You might think you are the only woman on the planet who works or started a business. Big deal. You should be ashamed of the way you treat people. You think you are so much better than everyone. NOT

missylv
missylv

I must say, I am in 100% agreement with all of these blogs. I have never seen two more vicious, two faced women than Vicki and Tamra.So over both of them...and who do they think they are? Tamra has a past of her own and should not be pointing fingers. The relationship Gretchen has with Jeff is no owns business. Tamra is too condescending. Vicki is equally full of herself. Alexis is just trying to grab onto anyone who will have her. Good for Lauri to do something to Vicki to give her a taste of her own BS. I could care less if what Lauri says is true..I just like the impact it had on Vicki. High time she finds out how it feels to be the butt of the same crap she spews. Lydia....well, dear passive-aggressive Lydia! Everything out of Lydia's mouth convinces me she spends a lot of time with her Mom. Otf this entire show, I can only stomach Gretchen and Heather and some days barely Heather. I would like to see several relacements.

NoBrokenHome
NoBrokenHome

I don't understand why Tamara, Alexis and Vicki are so concerned about Gretchen's love life.  The bottom line is that she was NOT married.. when you saw her sitting on someone else's lap.  SO WHAT!  I think you are trying to find fault with her because you can't find anything else.. GRETCHEN why do you constantly feel you have to explain to them about your friendships.. YOU WERE A SINGLE WOMAN.. your friends are your friends.. unfortunately you were dealing with a busta who disrespected your friendship..

gypsygal
gypsygal

Once again the mean girls ALL gang up on Gretchen. And I must say, when Tamra Barney turned her back on Vicki and befriended Gretchen, I was holding my breath and hoping Gretchen wouldn't be gullible enough to fall for Tamra's deceit~~but she did.

 

Tamra is the type of friend who can only be nice to 1 person at a time. She can't be friends with 2 or 3 or 4 at once. Because it takes a genuine person with scruples  to be able to be nice towards more than one person at a time. And Tamra does not possess that!! I personally feel Tamra USED Gretchen as a way to get back at Vicki. And it worked. The problem was, Gretchen was becoming just like Tamra. She was being mean and lashing out at others just like Tamra does.  I had a feeling tho that Gretchen would come to regret falling for Tamra's fakery!

 

And after watching part 1 of the RHOC reunion, I almost felt sorry for Gretchen. Tamra Barney is a vile viper with a poisonous bite and Vicki better watch her back. Because Tamra will turn on her again. Give her time! I've had a friend just like Tamra and once I wised up, I removed her from my life.

 

Tamra Barney is a sad, unhappy, miserable person. And misery loves company. Tamra~~beauty fades sweetheart and in 15-20 years from now you will resemble your mother more so than you do today. You can't get by on your looks forever. Tho she considers herself the "Hottest housewife" of this franchise....I beg to differ. And her personality makes her very ugly indeed.

Diane64
Diane64

All of these women have too much time on their hands if gossiping is all they do.  Maybe they should be more charitable like all the other Housewives.  A lot of the times the women would get together for each other's charities.  I don't think these women did anything for charity this season.  They are just too self absorbed.  This show is a blessing and is a great vehicle to show the audience about what matters to them or their families.  They are wasting an opportunity to help and/or educate others and bring awareness to ..., whatever charities that are close and dear to their hearts.   Or maybe I am giving them too much credit where none is deserved.

Colfer36
Colfer36

Tamra and Vicki aRe mean girls, who have always been jealous of Gretchen. Guarantee they have no friends outside of the cast

Lschro68
Lschro68

 

Hate Vicki.. Love GRETCHEN!!!

realdealru2
realdealru2

Go away Vicki your OLD news. Your fake & Tamera liar face is too!

Diane64
Diane64

Lydia wants people to think she is sweet but, beware, this lady is a far cry from being sweet, she has claws!  I think she is actually vicious.  She reminds me of a mean girl.  I could never be friends with her.  I think she is fake.

Diane64
Diane64

I'm watching the reunion right now, right from the start Tamara and Vicki are bashing the heck out of Gretchen.  What a bunch of hypocrites!  

cheryl1
cheryl1

First Tamara and Vicki deserve each other. They are both phoney b------s. The only thing Gretchen (andI'm not a big fan of her or Slade) did is she actually believed that insincere apology from Tamra who says she's sorry to everyone and wants to make nice, then talks about everyone like they're dogs. Vicki 50 something Vicki acts like a prepubescent teenager and screams like a banshee. All the while demanding to be respected because she's a businesswoman, mother, & grandmother & wonderful beautiful person! Ha! Now there's Lydia. Is your behavior what they call "witnessing for Christ"? Aren't you suppose to have something we all want (besides Doug)? Alexis, you've been through enough I'm giving you a pass. Heather you're turning out to be a disappointment. We all get it you're an actress, rich, married to a Doctor, mother of 4, yadda yadda yadda. The only people I liked this season was Lydia's Mom and Terry.

paxbinky
paxbinky

Gretchen was treated like dirt and was the target of the gang this year.  Vicki is always out to get her.  Gretchen loved Jeff, case closed.  We don't want to hear about any other junk that went on. She was dragged through the mud and it was gut wrenching to watch.  I thought it was over but now, Vicki seems to want to get it going again.

methinks
methinks

Brianna is as delusional about Ryan, as Vicki is about Brooks.

Lovlovbravo
Lovlovbravo

It is sad to see how Tamra got influenced by Vicki to turn against Gratchen when she was probably the only friend she had that truly cared about her.

Balto.Babe
Balto.Babe

I am DYING to hear how Brianna will defend her ditch bag husband's ATROCIOUS behavior!!!! He lied about the WHOLE conversation w/ Lydia's poor sweet fairy mom! I always liked Brianna but she is slumming with this kid!

Helly2000
Helly2000

oh...there it is...Did we see the ANIMAL that IS Briana come out there for a few seconds? Yea...I think that's the real her. Always have. Yep.

KSchills227
KSchills227

The only real person on this show is Lydia's mom. So DISLIKE Vicky, Tamra, Lydia and Heather.

brooke7464
brooke7464

this season reminds me of highschool. when one person is mad,the rest of them are too. i wish these women could make their own decisions without having to have the approvols of others. They also do bully one another,and I dont think that grown women and pillars of the community should be acting like that. Fame and fortune seems to have changed these women into  "mean girls". They are not setting good examples for their children. 

bravofankay
bravofankay

Gretchen should NOT have defended Slade for the cheeseburger comment he made against Lydia.  Lydia did absolutely NOTHING wrong ever against Slade. 

 

I understand why Slade would say all this crap about Vicki.  Afterall, she did accuse him of ungrounded fallacies before.  Whether Slade was getting back by making fun of Vicki's appearance or not, you have to understand that taking a step back, Vicki trash-talked him first and for no apparent reason except based on hearsay.  And all Slade is doing is dishing out the negativity back at her.  She dished it out first, so now she's forced to eat the same crap she cooked up.  HOWEVER, Vicki did stop smack talking about Slade.  Therefore, it's only fair that Slade should have stopped smack talking about Vicki as well.  But he didn't.  So all is well-deserved.  

 

I understand where Gretchen is coming from about how Heather comes off superior in regards to the acting world.  But at the same time, you have to understand where Heather is coming from first.  You have to recall that last season, Heather fully supported Gretchen in her endeavors, like attending Gretchen's pussycat dolls show in Vegas.  So when it was finally Heather's turn to be in the spotlight, Gretchen should have returned the same respect.  Because Gretchen didn't, is why I can understand Heather addressing Gretchen with a degrading vibe -and Heather admits it!  But first is first.  Gretchen screwed up.  She should have apologized first and admit what she did was wrong.  Maybe then, Heather would break her wall down and apologize for coming off degrading to Gretchen.  But I still have to say, Gretchen SHOULD HAVE OWNED IT FIRST AND HAVE GIVEN A SINCERE APOLOGY FIRST.

 

I feel like Tamra had a point about feeling manipulated in the way Gretchen handled her response to attending or not attending Tamra's wedding dress shopping.  I would feel the same.  If Gretchen truly was not manipulating the story, maybe Gretchen could have shown Tamra proof of what really did happen with Malibu Country.  It was not cool first off to try to persuade Tamra to disinvite Alexis simply because Gretchen was not up for it when this was obviously Tamra's event.  But to sway Tamra by pulling a Malibu Country role offer?  I would second guess myself!  And instead of holding a grudge against Tamra for that, Gretchen should have let it go and show her the damn proof or just say she's sorry for coming off that way and be honest with Tamra.  

 

I have to say, I have always been a Gretchen fan -since day 1.  And she's the only real reason why I continued to watch Orange County's version.  However, I have to admit that she didn't come off well-liked this season.  She got a little bit too big-headed and didn't seem to know when to draw the line.  But up to this point, she's been fairly real.  But having said that, I don't dislike her now.  I think she's just plain human and this season, we were able to witness her mistakes.  I just hope she owns up to them and strives to improve.  But yea, she was a real disappointment this season.  I'm happy for her engagement with Slade, but with all this B*S* with her, I can't seem to fully congratulate her.  

 

 

borncynic
borncynic

Ryan definitely takes his cues from Vicki.  She also has an over-inflated feeling of self-worth.  There's no way she's as innocent as she attempts to portray herself; she certainly knows she's mean and hypocritical and the ultimate bully.  And explain to me why someone as o-l-d as she is uses words like liar-face.  Seriously, comparing her to Miss Piggy was an insult to the Muppets not to Vicki.  She's ugly on the inside - it has nothing to do with her fake facade.   I'm no fan of Slade's but I can certainly see why he was gunning for her.  She has tried to make his and Gretchen's life a living hell (individually and as a couple).  She, like Heather, is seething with jealousy and it is so transparent.  Heather intentionally tried to make Gretchen out to be a liar. She could have just told the women it was a different role.   And -  I'm surprised that Tamra is such a puppet.  On the surface she sounds like she's her own woman.  But her actions speak much louder than her words.  I feel sorry for Eddie.  Much like I felt sorry for Don.  And for Terry.  Can you imagine the groveling poor Terry has to do just to keep peace with that witch?!?

Maggietish
Maggietish

Vicki stop screaming at people--that's what some people do when they know their losing an argument.  You have no right to criticize Slade after all the venomous things you've said and done to him.  You dish it out so you have to take it.  I truly believe your problem with Slade is that you want him and he wants nothing to do with you.  You act like a jealous overbearing woman every time you talk about or see him--are you really that hot for him?  There no other reason why you'd have such a vendetta against him other than the fact that he'd never let you emasculate  or rule him and he certainly doesn't want to sleep with you.  Woman scorned--pure and simple.

Maggietish
Maggietish

Heather, for the love of God, come down from your mountain.  You are no better than anyone else and the reality is that you're boring with your narcissism.  If you were that great of an actress, why didn't Hot in Cleveland give you a permanent role.  And too, Reba's show wasn't picked up so you're now trying to put it out there that you'd have a permanent spot on that show had it not been cancelled--are you serious?  Gretchen wasn't competing with you---you're competing with all the other ladies.  There was no reason for you to discuss Gretchen at the table read--that is your insecurities no one else.  When Gretchen tried to talk with you, you actually had the nerve to tell her what words she should use to apologize to you---ARE YOU SERIOUS?  Your husband needs to be sainted for putting up with you 24/7.  Here's a clue, it you were really that good of an actress, you'd be on another show or in the movies--and you aren't.  The Housewives show is your 15 minutes claim to fame.  Here's a clue -- this is America and everyone has the right to do and say whatever they want to do and say.  If they want to become actresses, who are you to tell them they shouldn't or try to undermine them--are you really that insecure?

ccdiva
ccdiva

In reading all these comments, good & bad, it dawned on me that there was only mention of Lydia.  Goes to show how irrelevant she is.  The only story line she has is that her mother smokes pot & Slade wanted to feed her a cheeseburger.

camillasb
camillasb

Also, seriously, LAURI. why is she even on the show again? She is a gold digger who found her husband #3 who is going to take care of her without her having to lift a finger. Why would she want to come back on the show and stir trouble up? She really must be bored and unhappy with her life if that is what she does for entertainment.

curlyhair1
curlyhair1

First of all, Vicki is the nastiest person on the show, then comes Tamara, Heather, Briana's husband, and Alexis.  I've never seen such mean and horrible women.  I feel sorry for Gretchen as she's always getting the wrath of Vicki, and everyone seems to follow her.  Also, Lydia isn't  the nice person that I thought she was!

 

mzzzz915
mzzzz915

WOW this season was crazy and that's why I probably watch, it's like slowing down to see the wreck. Makes me appreciate my very routine life LOL. I enjoy mopping my kitchen floor more than ever now. It was nice to see Tamara calm down and her moments with Alexis,  I hope that part was real. For Gretchen... now you know how Alexis felt last season but you don't seem to care, it seems like you want to slam everyone back but you get angry because they do it and when you do it everyone ignores you that's because this season you were the odd one out (maybe you should have stood by Alexis last season) But you don't seem to care for any of the ladies anyway, also didn't like the singing maybe that should have been a private moment for you and your boy Slade he is just there to hang onto your coat tails and he is definitely not at all funny as a comedian. Vicky you really need to get your adult children out of your house I noticed on last nights episode Ryan your son-in-law almost said he owned the house while he was being rude to Lydia's sweet mom, also no one should tell you who you can date even if they hate them you're a grown women and you can find out things on your own not unless you ask their opinion. On Heather I think she is definitely an actress and most actors are into themselves (I guess they have to be to sell themselves as an actor) but I love watching her and her husband I think she would be great in a sitcom. Can't wait to watch Reunion!

mommom50
mommom50

Vicki you have the right to find your own happiness. I really think that your daughter loves you and wants to protect you but she needs to concentrate on her life and let you live yours. Its your home and if you want to have someone over that you love and care about then you should and no one should tell you that you can't. Tell Briana that you will always love her no matter what but its your life and you need to live it. I know things are stressful know but keep smiling, things will eventually get better.

trs_45044@yahoo.com
trs_45044@yahoo.com

I cried my eyes out!!!Gretchen you have a beautiful voice. I absolutly loved your song. In the end money isnt everything so follow your heart and go for what you want and hell with who doesnt like it. I love you and Slade and hope you have a long happy life together. Congrats

lane3
lane3

@gypsygal amen and yes yes yes

Diane64
Diane64

 @Colfer36

 You can add Lydia to the mean girls.  She is new to this group but keeps trying to fan the flames in just about every argument.  Not a fan of hers.  Too fake!

zenbull1
zenbull1

 @Diane64 if you turn your back on her, she's liable to thump you in the back of the head with her bible...

zenbull1
zenbull1

 @paxbinky being needy isn't pretty...at any age...but it's even more pathetic on vicki...so much for selling insurance

Diane64
Diane64

 @paxbinky

 Vicki doesn't have enough current gossip to bash Gretchen with so she will keep bringing up the past. I personally am so over hearing about it.  Who cares?!  These women are like pit bulls with a bone when it comes to the past.  They should be careful, one day their bones might come tumbling out that closet.  Just wishful thinking, lol, I would love something super juicy and nasty about Vicki.  Only then she might shut that big mouth of hers. 

lane3
lane3

@bravofankay can no one take a simple joke?

N2reality
N2reality

I believe everyone has really missed the part where Gretchen said to Slade that it was not nice what he said to Lydia.  Watch it again, she even said you have offended her.  Slade is not her child, he is a grown man and he did apologize to Lydia.  Lydia never hears anything except her own voice, which is annoying. 

Next, the Vickie attack on Slade was not based on just hearsay. Vickie hated Slade after he broke it off with the first young girl (I forgot her name).  Then when him and Laurie hooked up for the hot little minute, Vickie began her attack on Slade.  Calling him the OC housewife and trying to grab his moments on TV.  Then when he started dating Gretchen, she really set it out on him. Vickie, well there are so many words I can say but DISGUSTING basically describes her actions and attitude towards everyone.

 

Malibu Country thing, when they were in Wisler, Gretchen and Tamra having their private talk, Gretchen offered to show her the email but Tamra, said Oh noooooo, that's okay but then she called Heather and proceeded to call Gretchen a liar.  Proof was right there and she didn't want to see it.

 

Alexis, well, you're not friends with this person and you literally threw her out of your gym dinner party and then you "kiss and make up" and invite this person whom you've told your BFF how much you hate her, to your bridal fitting.  REALLY...... and you think Gretchen was wrong for asking her about this especially when Gretchen was suppose to be her BFF and Alexis was not even a "friend" just an acquaintence.  Even Gretchen said she didn't think she should come BECAUSE it was Tamra's day and she didn't want it to be an uncomfortable situation with being around someone who didn't like her.

Gretchen has been done DIRTY this season and I'm proud that she maintains her decorum through all the meanest..

rita.karson
rita.karson

 @bravofankay I agree with most of your comments...Gretchen and Slade, I'm not sure about, I think both like the limelight too much...I mean he gets her a Rolls Royce, but can't keep up support payments for his children, can't respect that.  He obviously just wants to remain on the show and will date anyone to do so including Gretchen.

missylv
missylv

 @borncynic

 Well,we  have not seen proof that Slade is not paying u or in some sort of an arrangement to catch u so, that is really between Slade and the court. We would all be surprised to learn how many men are in arrears.............! Technically, no one should even be discussing it but it was a point where Tamra could effectively hit below the belt. BUT that being said, I do agree with your point of view...very astute.

zenbull1
zenbull1

 @borncynic i so agree w/ur assessment...vicki COULD represent the challenges and blessings of a 'maturing woman' in our society...instead, she's pathetic, hypocritical, NEEDY, jealous, and unsuccessfully trying to compete w/the youth on the show...i mean, she sells insurance, not gov't secrets!!!...

Helly2000
Helly2000

 @borncynic Ryan barely knows Vicki. Brianna barely knows Ryan. Ryan's behavior is not because of Vicki. He is accountable for HIS OWN behavior.

WickedWitch83
WickedWitch83

@curlyhair1 Couldn't agree more. I never understand why Gretchen is always getting Picked on.

Helly2000
Helly2000

 @mommom50 Briana is a b**ch. She never fails to bring up or insinuate that her mother was cheating on Don with Brooks. That's her MOTHER and they're on national television. She may love her somewhere underneath that nasty exterior... but she has zero respect. ZERO.

Sherryspooner
Sherryspooner

 @trs_45044@yahoo.com

 You are delusional Slade is in it only for the camera time.  He's a worthless nothing who can't even hold a job.  She can't sing, she may be a pretty girl but she's got real problems if she marries this loser.

lane3
lane3

@Diane64 @Colfer36 so true

zenbull1
zenbull1

 @Diane64  @Colfer36 agree; and insinuates herself into EVERY conversation...including ones regarding past seasons...i'm sure the religious right want their bible back...

borncynic
borncynic

 @Helly2000  @borncynic I never meant to imply that Ryan isn't responsible for his own behavior.  I said he takes his cues from Vicki.  He sees how she treats her own guests and friends.  She's loud, obnoxious, full of herself, has a sense of entitlement and screams whenever she is wrong.  Like - if she says it really loud, it becomes true.  I don't think Ryan learned that from her, I think he follows her lead.  IMO he has the same personality which is probably why Brianna (on a subconscious) was drawn to him.  Vicki's whole schtick is overdone.  It's the same old screaming match; they need to get rid of her.

mommom50
mommom50

 @Helly2000  @mommom50 

Your are right, she has been acting like a real monster. I still think she loves her mother but is under the influence of that husband of hers. Military or not that does not give him the right to be a  controlling jerk. If my son in law told me I couldn't have someone in my house, I'd tell him to pack his bags cause he's history. Ryan's acting horribly and it's rubbing off on Briana.