Vicki Gunvalson

Vicki discusses the reunion drama, and reflects on five fabulous seasons as an OC Housewife.

on Mar 11, 20100

 

Welcome back to the finale of a two day reunion special. Donn and I were talking last night, and we can't believe how long this series has been going. We started before Thanksgiving and here we are in March finally coming to a close. I hope you enjoyed this season and I'm sure your ready to see what NYC has cooking for us. I will be blogging on them as well, so be sure to stay tuned.

I am sure you could tell from all of my facial expressions, it was difficult at times to sit on that couch for over seven hours with cast members who really have not had my back for this season. It was tough at times to hold back on comments that were made so I did the best I could.

When Jeana came on for a few minutes, I somehow knew that she would end up saying something that would make us go, "Oh no you just didn't say that!" Well, it happened! When she called Tamra white trash, I couldn't believe it. Tamra is the farthest thing from "white trash" and I found it very disturbing that Jeana would say that about her.

When I heard Andy play Gretchen's song, I was somewhat shocked. First of all, I had NO idea that Gretchen even sang. (Can you smell Slade in the air trying to turn her into a singer the way he tried to with Jo?) I thought it was kind of ridiculous to tell you the truth. Slade would do anything to involve himself in everything and anything that a women he dates is doing so he feels a sense of purpose. I also was a little upset because I had asked Andy to allow Donn to pass out my new book to the ladies that I wrote More Than a Housewife www.morethanahousewifebook.com and they somehow couldn't fit it in, but did allow her song to be aired. Hmmm.

 

920 comments
Aussie fan
Aussie fan

Vicki I am down under so we haven't seen the final episode yet, can't wait for that! I just wanted to say that I really admire the person that you are and the relationship you have with Donn. Two strong individuals who can function independently and together you make a fantastic team. The other OC wives have no idea about being a true friend or even knowing themselves. You don't need them to like you, as a person you stand head and shoulders above them. Will be sad if you're not in the next season but do you really need the aggravation! Good luck in life and love.

tami1275
tami1275

I can not stand Vicki. She is so immature. If being rich and "upperclass" means acting like you are forever 21 then I am really glad I am in the middle class. Stop trying to be your kids age and grow up. We get it you have money, maybe its time to grow up a little.

lolowright
lolowright

Everyone says that you have a fighting spirit.. Am I seeing a different show than everyone else?-- you have a fighting spirit.. when the person that you are talking about isnt right in front of you. Everytime you are confronted, you stand up and say- " I'm not gonna be attacked".. WOW.. Do you realize that they have video recordings.. and we have seen it.. Seriously---

Trina  A
Trina A

Vicki,you are so genuine,the other ladys are so fake and revolve around drama.You are right they need to get a job(that they leave there house for)so they dont have so much time and energy to gang up on you.I love how you speak your piece to the person not behind there back.If you dont go on the next season I would understand,the drama is hard on a person.I will miss you though and the show will not be the same,therefore I dont think I would watch it.Keep being a great person and good luck to you and Donn I think your relationship is great and alot like my marriage,you understand and trust each other and dont need to be together all the time.There is a life with friends beyond the husbands.GO VICKI !! YOUR GREAT!!!!

Fyndi
Fyndi

Hi Vicki, I was just watching the reunion of the last season. I started watching "Real Housewives" and loved it. You were the main reason I watched the "OC" series. You work for a living, your strong, raised great children, I mean the list goes on. I do not know if you decided to discontinue your "walk" with the OC Housewives; I would hope that you didn't decide not to come back, because I would have no reason to watch lol. I love that you worked on your marriage and got everything right, but the ladies to me, seem to think that you can just be talked to anyway and treated anyway. I would love to see you give it to them like the old days--cut throat, real and to the point. Say what you feel and whoever doesn't like it doesn't have to listen. You apologize when you hurt people feelings and that's all you have to do. I love it, I love you, I mean I wish you were my close friend lol. But anyway keep up the fabulousness being Vicki G. till the end.

Wanda M.
Wanda M.

Hi Vicki, sorry this is so late, but I've been looking to try to leave a comment for you; and when your show came on Bravo this morning again, I decided to search to find a way to leave you a message.

I think you are great - and I just wanted to say that I hope you are not still friends with Tamra. Not only was she bad at saying things about you in the episode at Lynn's house, but the first time I really noticed it (and I have not watched the first few seasons of the show) was when you asked her not to say anything to everyone in FL after she left your room. And what does she do but go out to the car and tell everyone everything. That is not a true friend - I really do not like the way she handles things at all. You were a better friend to her than she was to you. And didn't we all know she and Simon would separate; Tamra is just an unhappy person. I do hope that she has dealt with things in her life, and have begun to see how it all was affecting her and her relationships with others. Having a husband who wanted to control her every move was not healthly either for her.

I'd love it if Bravo would have a "follow-up" on all of you so we can see how each of you are doing these days. I miss seeing you all on TV, but I know life goes on. I do pray that you and Donn continue with a solid, close and loving marriage, and that your DD is still doing well from her scare of the cancer, and still loves being a nurse. And I'm glad to hear your DS (dear son) is in the business with you and doing great with itl. You have raised these kids with values and ethics, so they each will do well.

Hope Jenna is doing great too - I always liked her and was not sure if I missed something (in previous episodes that I might have missed) that showed she was not a good friend to everyone. To me, she was always seeing the wrong and the best in someone - and not taking sides. She was great.

May your New Year be a special one to remember, and I pray that you and your family have many many blessings that GOD sends your way each day, and that you will know when he is delivering you from any harm, and blessing you with his kindess and best wishes for you. Take care and it's been fun watching. Just glad I found a way to type up this message to you. Hope you are still checking the blog. Love to you, Wanda/NC

Proud Canadian
Proud Canadian

I just would like to say that my grandma got me into watching the Housewives and it just keeps me wanting more, espeshally when your on each season. I haven't watched all seasons but whatever one I'm watching, I'm always happy to see you on it (And Tamra) Each one of you guys just makes me laugh or cry. I could have the worst day and come home and watch Housewives and it makes me laugh; sometimes a little laugh is all you need. I love your bubbly attitude and your spunk on life. I also Love Brianna. Lol. She is just so mellow compared to you (No offence) and it's funny how you somewhat drive her a little crazy sometimes. Even though you are such a big personality, I know that you are a great mom and a strong, independant women too. Don and you are amazing. I seen your 2nd wedding vows, it made me ball my eyes out. lol. Anyways, ttyl! I hope all is well & Merry Christmas! :)

Lobrown
Lobrown

I agree that you are a strong, smart woman...don't leave your man...he's one of the few that can handle a strong, smart woman!

slapshot mom
slapshot mom

hi Vicky, are you planning any special party to celebrate Lauri Petersons 50th birtday?

Siabhon Nobles
Siabhon Nobles

Hey Vicki, I just have to say your my favorite housewives. I love your drive and dedication to your work. And I think you and Donn are a perfect match! So glad y'all worked through your difficult times. I do not have cable, so I only just started watching your show, i have seen episodes at my mom's and friends, but on my stone age TV, they started playing seasons 1 and 2. I watched everyone and now I'm in love with your show. I only I could afford to have cable or seasons (if there available to watch them all). But my fiance' and I are too busy trying to support our new family. We have a 8 month old daughter named Chloe, she is our miracle child! We lost two boys when I was 5 months pregnant, and finally had our little angel. I love her so much, and I work hard and go to school online all for her. Vicki you are an inspiration to women who want to work hard to support their families. And your one of the funniest on the show, by the way I love you WOO HOO's there so funny, and it shows how much you love life and love to live it.

Boston Wife
Boston Wife

Hi Vicki...I'm not sure if you are reading this blog right now, but I just had to send you some love and support from Boston. You are an amazing woman, and Donn is a truly beautiful person...there are no good guys or bad guys, no winners or losers, this is just a sad situation. You both have fans of the show who are keeping you both in our prayers. You will make it through this, there is another side...the "going through" can be brutal, but you will get there. If anyone can, dear strong incredible woman, it's YOU!

Tonya Egan
Tonya Egan

Hi Vicki,

I truly admire your ability to hold it together under all circumstances. I am 31 years old and in school for my BSCJ. I also have three children (one passed away in a car accident) and I wonder how I am going to struggle school, finding work, children, and appearance and keep them at a healthy, sexy, and vibrant, and successful attitude. My biggest let downs are my breasts....which continuesly make me feel self-conscience and unable to focus on my beauty....so I tend too be a little lazy when it comes to my appearance, which is something I am working on. In these struggles I continue to model after your successfulness and being able to juggle all your life's duties and pleasures I can only hope that one day I will be as successful as you. You are a true inspiration.

Friend in OC
Friend in OC

Dear Vicki,

Please stay on the show. Each episode my brother and I get together with our g/fs and we all watch you and root you on. We like the housewives, but you are our favorite. From all 4 of us, please stay on. You mean the world to us.

marshar
marshar

I agree. Vicki is the only housewife who dispite her success has kept her feet on the ground. I love that she has earned every luxury she has, and has allowed the viewers to enjoy the moments she has let her hair down. Has everyone forgotten that she is only human. No one is Perfect. Vicki has always supported her friends and tried to give good advise which always seemed to turn out to be right, she is not a successful person because she is dumb. Vicki has stuck with this since day one and has had the courage to put herself out there maybe we can learn something from this. I wish her every happiness life can offer.

andrea ramsey
andrea ramsey

dear vickie i know you have your own insurance company was wondering if you can help me. want some life insurance living in mich right now but soon will be travling out of the country with my husband cannot find life insurance for traveling abroad. thanks andrea

r8derbaby
r8derbaby

I second that!! You are one of my favorites as well. You come across as a real person, as well as a true lady and a working wife. I believe the other ladies cannot even compare to your work ethic, inner beauty and honesty. I really wanted you to know, that I GET your and Don's sense of humor. I thought it was hysterical that you two snored during dinner over Alexis's long, drawn out, boring story of how her and her "neanderthal" of a husband met. Geeez, who the hell cares how she put tan oil on, and reached in her bag ..yada yada. I would have done more than snored..like maybe say "did you meet before you got the trout lips or after?" Ok , that wasn't nice..I apologize. But, for the record her husband is no greek god thats for sure! Please dont let the other ladies get to you,,they are simply mean girls most of the time, who only wish they could experience the wonderful life and career you have created. It is clear nothing was handed to you or easy to achieve. Keep your funny wit and I will keep watching and laughing!

Danaisa Kitchens
Danaisa Kitchens

Vicki you are one of my favorites, I love that you are a working woman and I would love to learn from the best. Your business is great and I look up to you for being so independent. Awesome job, that deserves a whoo hoo!!!

kathrynm80
kathrynm80

Hi, I just wanted to thank you for the inspiration that you've given me. Your family values,your work ethics, your so driven and kind and funny,a very good mother, I can go on and on,but I love this show because your on it. All you lady's I love in different ways and diffent reasons. I laugh and I cry in most episodes when you guys laugh and cry, It's rediculous I know, But I've tried watching the other housewives shows, but the only other show I started to like was the New Jersey one, but it was hard to watch.. Way too much drama and uglyness ( the negative affect it had) Anyways I hope we'll get a season 6 and many more,and thank you..

yaslene
yaslene

are you going to be on a season 6 and is there even going to be a season 6 i think there should

Kristina Nason
Kristina Nason

Vickie, Just wanted you to know that you have inspired me when it comes to your relationship with your children. Looking back at older episodes you kept to who you are, meaning you are always in their best interest even when it may interfere with the other aspects of your life. You will set everything aside to make sure your young adult kids are still getting the message. You also show the best of examples of how hard you have to work before you can even think about play. Plus, you always remember were you came from and love your family in Illinois, which is were I am. it would be exciting to see your kids success in five years. Take care, Kristina of Rockford, IL.

ErikaE
ErikaE

Hi Vicki, I have truly enjoyed watching you and think you are a very strong and wonderful woman. I am unemployed for the first time in my life and a single mom struggling to find work. I am trying to be strong and feel I need some of your back bone sometimes. I guess my big question is. .. when are you returning? I've been trying to find out info of a new season for you and don't see anything. I noticed channel 5 started reruns of your show at noon during the week. Does this mean anything? I just hope you return soon. I need something uplifting in my life right now. Thanks and best of luck! Erika

Carie S - St. Peters, MO
Carie S - St. Peters, MO

Vicki, I hate to admit that you were always my least favorite housewife, but you ended up being my most favorite at the end of last season. You were the one that has grown the most in such a positive way despite all the negativity and mean comments going on all around you. You have had to re-evaluate your marriage and your friendships and in my eyes still came out on top with the way you have handled them! You are a strong, independent woman and I totally respect that about you! You have such a wonderful husband by your side and I loved how special you made your vow renewals with him. That in itself has definately earned my respect for you. He is such a sensitive, caring man and you are blessed to have him. I am looking forward to the new OC season and hope to see you back! God Bless :-)

TRACI IN LOUISIANA
TRACI IN LOUISIANA

KEEP IT REAL VICKI. I MISS THE OLD DAYS WHEN IT WAS YOU, JEANNA, & LAURI. THE SHOW WAS MORE ABOUT YALL'S LIVES. AND I DONT REMEMBER ALOT OF BICKERING BACK & FORTH BETWEEN THE HOUSEWIVES, MUCH LESS THE HUSBANDS. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOU AND THE OTHER WOMEN IS IF YOUR MARRIAGE ENDS TOMORROW YOU CAN MAINTAIN YOUR LIFESTYLE BY YOURSELF AND ON YOUR OWN TERMS; WHILE THE OTHER LADIES WOULD HAVE TO FIND ANOTHER MAN. YOU ARE VERY ENCOURGING SHOWING WOMEN THAT THEY CAN HAVE IT ALL IF THEY ARE WILLING TO DO WHAT IT TAKES INSTEAD OF SEEING IF THEY CAN FIND SOMEONE TO GIVE THEM WHAT THEY WANT FOR AS LONG AS THEY CAN. BE PROUD

noni
noni

I just sent this post to a bunch of my friends as I agree with most of what you’re saying here and the way you’ve presented it is awesome.

ALISA
ALISA

VICKI I JUST LOVE YOU. YOU ARE SO REAL COMPARED TO THE OTHER LADIES. WHEN DOES THE NEXT SEASON START.

Madalina
Madalina

If you could stop judging and gossiping so much, I think underneath all that negativity lies a decent, kind, fun and big hearted girl! I feel like when things aren't going well inyour life, you cannot be happy wiht anyone else. I have always sensed a lot of jealousy on your part towards Gretchen, besides being a beautiful person she is so much fun, always laughing and full of life (I am not her biggest fan but this is her personality) then when Alexis came along I felt like you became jealous of their marriage, their life, their strength and belief in God. I think you were really intimidated by them.....you do have some good qualities and hope you won't leave the show but hope you can take a look at yourself objectively and see that everyone has room for improvement! Good luck, love Don too..what a sweetie pie.

irisheyes73
irisheyes73

Vicki, between you and Tamra, you girls make the show. Alexis is as fake as a 3 dollar bill, Gretchen is just out for the cameras and her gross boyfriend, Lynne is well, Lynne is. It just wouldnt be the same without you or Tamra for that matter. I am happy she left Simon and she will need your shoulder to cry on for sure. I love both of you and you guys make me laugh all the time, so please stay.

Words of Wisdom
Words of Wisdom

Vicki

I love how strong and true to yourself you are. I love how honest you are and how you speak your mind. DON'T CHANGE. You are the most real woman on this show!!

I totally got your anger on the Florida trip. Who the hell would want to spend a vacation with other couples without your significant other? IT WAS A GIRLS TRIP!!

Not being able to travel alone show toal insecurity! (SIMON) I hope that you and Don stay strong and keep being real.

Cassyb24
Cassyb24

Vicki, I think you are an amazing person. I trully do. I love how strong you are and how you are yourself. I too consider myself like you. However I have learned alot about myself and learned that I have to take responsibility for certain things. As do you. Watching the episode tonight where you were having lunch with the ladies didnt reflect you well. I wish you had said to them "You know what guys, I agree. I think what I said was inappropriate. I was very uncomfortable that night and didnt realize the comment about you guys not working would be offensive"...Done and Done. We can spend our lives thinking we are right. I would rather spend my life happy though. Good luck in your life. I know you will do well. Cass

andrea79
andrea79

i love Viki you;are just real person the show,you natural,and you are know the real life,strong person and I like you say wht you think .god bless you. my einglish not perfekt I love the show

Nicki from Chi-Town
Nicki from Chi-Town

I am definitely team Vicki! others on the show, i will not mention any names (alexis), are haters.. she is intimidated by a strong and successful woman who does not have to rely on a man.. you have raised your kids to work hard for what they want.. i admire your success and your confidence! id love to walk in your shoes for a day! your drive is inspiring...hope to see you back!

TeresaToo
TeresaToo

Hope this finds you actively filming the new season with a smile! I'd really like to see you come back. You are the center, the balance and the moral compass of these ladies. You have character and style, you are compassionate, you live, love and laugh with great passion. You don't apologize for making something of yourself, and giving back to your family, friends and employees! We all have to admit, we can dish it out, but can't always take it. So own it, and move on. It will only make you stronger.

   Housewife of Trenton
Housewife of Trenton

I love you,Vickie! You sre so funny, speak your mind, and seem like a loyal friend! I love your dedication to your job as well as your family. You and Don have had your ups and down but so does every couple. Stay true to yourself. I have so much more respect for you over some of the other housewives. I wont even make insinuations about who I am talking about, but they should be emberrased and ashamed of themselves!

Ninagrl2
Ninagrl2

Vicki i have to say ur a real busy body and ur also self indulgent. You always have to be so judgemental about those that seem to be in a better position wheather its looks or work. Stop tryin to tell women to leave their husbands as well learn to listen without judgement.

VancouverGal
VancouverGal

Vicky, your awesome, your the last housewife from the initial cast, you have to stay.

The show has changed from what I initially fell in love with. Its catty, and stupid. Everyone shows little class. Vicky reminds me of what the show use to be like: people with a privileged life, showing off their rich opulent homes, diamonds and sports cars. Now its Jerry SPringer Housewives on tv, pretending to cry.. come on, stop scripting real life. I am very close to not watching this show. Please find rich people with no money problems so I can watch how they live, not stupid catty women.

Gretchen should get her own fitness show, I love her body!

AngeliqueShara
AngeliqueShara

You are the only housewife that has been on the series - with the exception of Kimberly (season 1) that I actually like. I hope you'll be back for another season :)

Yvette M
Yvette M

Vicki should return next season.

Tammie2
Tammie2

Vicki, You had fun as long as you were the center of attention & remained intimidating to everyone (nobody stuck up to you). You say you honestly don't know what happened with you & Slade; I'll tell you. He, like Simon & Alexis, had the nerve (& the honesty & self confidence) to be honest with you & tell you "like it is"! They didn't allow you to intimidate them & you couldn't stand it!! Vicki, you are the perfect example of someone who can dish it out but who can't take it. A perfect example would be the lunch you walked out of in SanFrancisco on the "girl trip". Other people don't have problems getting along with Simon, Slade & Alexis. Why do you? And have you ever thought about the fact that there isn't just one, or even two people you work with that you can't seem to get along with, but THREE!! Did you ever think maybe it's not all three of them?? But maybe YOU that's so hard to get along with?!!

Kim Nunes
Kim Nunes

I have watched the show from day one and I must say you by far are my favourite house wife. You make me feel as though the future holds nothing but the very best for me and my family and there are no bounderies on what I can accomplish. I have never really had the self esteem to reach out and take the chance to do what I really want to do in life which is Nursing. You have made me realize that I can do anything I put my mind to. I'd like to thank you for showing me that you can be successful in all areas of life. I look at what we see, and I realize there is much we dont see but you are quite a women. I thank you for sharing you life with me.

Yours very sincerely Kim Nunes Ontario, Canada

lorisam
lorisam

ur great vicki.. can u tell me where u got that black one shoulder tee shirt dress from episode 11. i love it.

Viewer lisa
Viewer lisa

Hang in there sister.You have class that they do not. You work hard for what you have. You and your man rocks because you are down to earth and he really loves you. you lucky lady. count your blessings and give that man a big KISS!!!

Viewer lisa
Viewer lisa

Hang in there sister.You have class that they do not. You work hard for what you have. You and your man rocks because you are down to earth and he really loves you. you lucky lady. count your blessings and give that man a big KISS!!!

Anita 31
Anita 31

Hey Vicki! I was sad to see that you let the new housewife get to you. She is just trying to make an impression on tv (thats how I feel). U are one of the original OC housewives and I like that. Sometimes during seasons you pissed me off, but over all you are cool. And if you are wondering why you pissed me off, it was because of how you all treated Gretchen. OC is one of my favs, because I can relate to the area and stuff. I grew up in Laguna Niguel very bear the El Nigel Country Club/golf course. I have been to Koto a few times too. Anyways ... take care!

KennethK
KennethK

Vicki, I am proud you do speak your mind and I do feel you are correct most the time. You do not waste your time doing very many foolish or worthless things from what I saw, yet in your attempt to have fun with your friends, that got you alot of garbage later. I think some read you wrong in your attempt to clear up things or set it straight. I feel you mean well, but your body and words cut hard. If I could suggest some more love and care in your approach. Suggest correcting the problems, try not to attack the person. We all make mistakes and I have my many. I think your a great person and you look good for your age hun! Keep it up. Ken

Margaret-AZ
Margaret-AZ

Vicki, I have to agree with almost every other person on here. It just wouldn't be the same without you. You bring something to the table that no one else has been able to lock onto. Your spunk, ethics, and truthfulness keep me watching. I've watched since the beginning, watching the other housewives come and go...all I can say is I sure hope you stay. It just wouldn't be the same. Have a great summer!

Cl-ass-y
Cl-ass-y

Maybe it's time to end the show in OC, it seems as though they're adding other cities anyway. Without you, the show would be boooooring.

lbcjam
lbcjam

I just want to thank Vicki and her husband Don for attending the Women's Shelter of Long Beach, CA's annual wine tasting fundraiser this weekend. She shared her own personal story of being a victim of domestic violence and provided some inspiring words of encouragement for those that feel they can't change the cycle of violence.

Kudos Vicki for "giving back" after your own personal achievements

Keep it up!