So when Vicki Gunvalson's son-in-law Ryan Culberson attacked Lydia'a mother for having her feet on the couch on last night's episode, Lydia was at a loss for words. Known for her close relationship with her mother, Lydia would do anything she could to protect her.
"My poor mom. It's super hard for me to watch that scene unfold," Lydia writes in her blog entry. "I wasn't in the room with her when the whole Ryan confrontation took place. However, my brother and sister-in-law were there and they left right after because they couldn't believe what they saw."
"Although my mom is incredibly youthful and energetic she's not used to being out late and wearing high heels standing for so long," she explains. "Vicki's party was a late night for her and she went inside to get warm, and put her feet up. It's not like she was Tom Cruise jumping up and down on Oprah's couch. She was literally putting her feet up. I am proud that my mom remained so calm when Ryan was yelling profanities at her."
But Lydia knows that Ryan's explosion probably isn't related to the anger he feels towards Judy. (Vicki explained in the episode that Ryan was stressed about his upcoming tour of duty for the U.S. military in Afghanistan.)
"Watching his face, so full of anger, and the way he is talking about my mom is disturbing," Lydia wrote. "I have to believe his reaction has more to do with something much greater than the condition of their new couch."
Lydia also says that even though Slade may throw a few too many "eat a cheeseburger" jokes her way, she's actually made peace with him.
"As far as Slade goes, we have moved on. I don't think he is malicious," she writes. "Doug and I have hung out with him and Gretchen since this party and I actually enjoy his company."
Ryan definitely sure was an idiot that night but I think he had to much to drink but if Bravo knows what they are doing they will get rid of that freak Lidia it is really hard even watching her face much less when she speaks she is one weird person who needs a prescription for something she is freaky!!!!!!
I got a question Lydia?? Since your brother was there when Ryan ripped into your MOM why the hell didn't he due something??? My brother would have kicked Ryan ASS if someone talk to my MOM like that !! Instead in one scene your bother and sister-in-law are running out the door???
Ryan is a loose cannon and does not belong in the United States military. He lied big time to Vicki, saying she was using the F word when all the while she was asking him not to use it. He is a crazy man. I hope to never see him again. He said he owned Vicki's house. Freaudian slip? He doesn't own anything. And I don't want him representing my country. Aweful shameful man.
Glad to hear you made peace with Slade and Gretchen. You were really mean to him and way off course.
Lydia you are the hardest person to watch beside Vicky...I am sick of Vicky screaming at everyone she does not agree with it is ridiculous and if bravo does not eliminate her from the show they will loose many viewers. You are also a poor choice for bravo, your mean, negative, two faced and critical of everyone and everything. Watching the two of you brings the quality of the show to a whole new low. If it were not for Gretchen I would no longer watch, Tamra can take a walk also, she changes friends faster than she should change her underwear!
Brianna really? You and Ryan deserve each other. You are mean. Get your own place. Then you can say ill take the baby and leave, Ryan!!!
I'm disappointed in U Lydia! 1st you R right about Ryan's anger going deeper then just ur mom putting her feet up. He is crazy & I really fear for Vic & family! But for you to forgive & forget Slade's comments puzzle's me.He did make fun of Vic about her looks & you say that's not right for a man to do that to a woman but yet U not only forgive U hang out w/them-that's 2 faced! Vic has had 2 surgery's not 13 as he stated. I don't feel U know how to B a loyal friend-2 anyone!
I think Ryan is a little jerk and if he had talked to my Mother like that I would have left immediately and let Vicki stew. You just showed her she is still pulling all the strings. People need to stand up to that troll and scream in her face like she loves to do.
It is good to see someone stand up for their mom and their beliefs. There is much more to Ryan's outburst than he leaving for duty- he was disrespectful to your mom and Vicki.
Honestly, Vicki can stop trying to defend her Son in Law. He was a loose Canon from day one. NEVER liked him. Very edgy and aggressive. I feel sorry for Briana. What was she thinking? He would never tell me what I can or cannot do in my own home let alone who I can date. The guy has some serious anger issues. That isn't going to get any better. I felt horrible for Lydia's Mom. She is a sweet and harmless woman and I could not believe the names he was calling her. Wow, Lydia held it together pretty well.
I give Ryan & Brianna THREE YEARS BEFORE they head towards a divorce!!!! Ryan is absolute chicken s**t for speaking so atrociously to Lydia's mom!!!! Brooks might have questionable traits, BUT at least we've never seen him act a horse's behind like Ryan!!!! If Ryan was a real man, he would move his wife & baby into their own home INSTEAD of living with his mother-in-law. Hell, he has parents, why can't his wife & child live with them!!!!!!
Ryan is an idiot. Using his nonsense aggressive behavior all bc he knew he was on TV. POS!
it doesn't matter what Ryan's issues are or how much he had to drink, he had no business verbally attacking your mother the way he did. Not only was he very rude, disrespectful and a douce bag he stood there on national tv and lied about what your mother said. Vicki needs to step up and inform Ryan and her daughter she is the owner and rule maker not them.
I can imaging how hard it is to watch that young arrogant boy disrespecting your Mom. I was sick when I watched it! I can't believe that he acted and spoke that way..Please Lydia, don't make excuses or present possibilities with regards to his behavior. He doesn't deserve that much consideration. He is a "donkey" plain and simple and if Brianna want that for her future and that of her child, then so be it. This is not the first time that Brianna has seen him act in this manner, Im sure. He undoubtedly has treated her with the same disdain and disrespect. There was no shock on her face, she was much too familiar with this. Good for you for comforting and defending your mother. Good for you for not planting you fist in his mouth. Even though he deserved it.