Welcome back to our final episode of Season 5. It's very bittersweet knowing that this season is over. I'm ready to pass the baton onto NYC and hope you enjoy watching them as much as you did us. From talking with Jill, seems like they have had their share of tears this season so it should be just as juicy.
When I said in my interview that this season was tough for me, I was referring to the drama with the other women. Seeing how Tamra spoke about me when I left Lynne's was shocking and still very upsetting. Regarding Alexis, this girl just turned out to be nothing but drama and a hypocrite. Tamra and I have talked a lot since the season wrapped filming, but it still makes me wonder why she felt the need to be so mean when I wasn't around. In my "real life," I just don't have that type of drama or fighting going on. My family is doing awesome, my book is getting amazing reviews, my marriage is really good and my business Coto Insurance is still solid. I just don't have this type of negativity in my life and if it comes in — I do whatever I can to get it out as soon as possible.
The season finale at the St. Regis was so pretty and I went there with the intent of just having a great time. When I saw Gretchen and Slade arrive, I thought maybe they were going to announce to us that we were attending their wedding because of how they were dressed. I would have been shocked, because if they were going to get married, I doubt Tamra and I would have been included on the guest list. As I have said before, if Gretchen is happy with Slade then that's all that matters. I just know there is a BIG world out there, and would hate to see Gretchen settle. After Jeff died, she immediately started dating Slade and I'm sure that's why her mother is so hesitant of him as well. My advice if she was my daughter would be to stand on her own for a while and date casually to really figure out what you want in a husband and the father of your children. Gretchen, you need to read my book!
When I saw Lynne's girls Alexa and Raquel show up to the party drunk I was pretty shocked. If they were my daughters, I would have sent them home with myself — party or no party! No questions asked and no arguing — HOME we would have gone. They continue to humiliate Frank and Lynne which is completely disrespectful and I don't understand it. Don't they know they are being filmed??
It's been so amazing having Michael join Coto Insurance this year. He is consistently becoming one of our top agents and is just a natural on the phone with our clients. When our customers get a call from him, they always have nice things to say to him about our family and the TV show and they always let me know how courteous and customer service friendly he is. It makes me so proud to know that he is entering a business that he will be able to be in for a long time, and will be able to be in a career that allows him to have a nice life for him and his family if he so chooses. I was raised in a family-owned business of construction in Chicago, and it was always my father's dream to have my brother take the business over. Once my father passed away, my brother was able to carry on the business and make it very successful. It's a great feeling when your children decide to follow in your career path; it makes me feel like i'm leaving a legacy as well. Go Michael!
I have watched you on O.C. for several years now and you have been my fav. I think you are the most genuine of the the gals and absolutely the classiest. You are also such an inspiration to those of us that have to work as the others seem to be more worried about the manicures and hairdos.
I was really shocked at Tamara and even though you two are talking, I don't think she is someone to count on. What you said in the last paragraph re: being with people that truly love you and care about you, not catty, back stabbing, name calling women who really aren't your friends is to live by. Don said it all in the limo, "these people aren't our friends". He was right.
Your leaving the show will be upsetting to me as your the reason I love O.C. I really miss the original gals, you all were much, much classier and have way more substance. Not superficial. I'm wish you and your family and very blessed New Year and many more to come. Stay amazing, its what we love about you. God bless. Cathy
I would be so sad if Vicki dosent return next season, the rest of the HWs are much a much!! Alexis and Gretchin just annoy the hell out of me, I think your relationship with Don is, like most mature relationships, a roller coaster, thats what marriage for most of us is. I really like Lynn ad her husband and hope they are back, they seem really nice. The behaviour on the reunion show of the guys was absolutely shocking, i was quite stunned that they behaved in this way, it said more about them and their LACK of character, for men to be drawn into such a situation was shameful.
I just watched a rerun of the episode where Lynne has the house party and everyone was just so awful to you. I just wanted to thank you for showing your vulnerability to the camera. The cruelty of everyone talking about you behind your back at Lynne's house, while you were in the limo mourning your friendship with them hit so close to home for me. I recently found myself in a similar situation. I don't think people can relate to the pain in an experience like that until they have lived through it! I am so conscientious with my friendships, as I'm sure you are too, and it absolutely broke my heart to have good friends treat me that way. I totally related to the hurt that you were feeling, so thanks for sharing the bad experience. That was a couple of months ago for me, and I am sure its been a while since that happened to you as well. Just wanted to wish you the best in deciding which friendships to work on, and which are beneath you!
I can't believe I'm writing this because I hate reality shows and only really watch sports and Entourage but for some reason I'm drawn to this show. I am a "HUGE" fan(of yours and Tamra) and am glad you stayed on when others have left, without you the show would not last long.
I believe that The Real Housewives of Orange County is the real deal and the others aren't even close. It's hard to explain but the other shows seem like a very cheap knock off and a waste of a time slot.
The way I see it, if there was going to be a feature film being made based on the Real Housewives franchise Orange County would be the only appealing one. It already seems like a polished TV drama.
I just would like to say that you are my favourite by a country mile and hope this show out lasts the others and that you stay on till it finishes. Stay the course Vicki and good luck!!!
Vicki....I love you!!! We need more women like you, you are an amazing woman. Hopefully you will stay with the show. Love ya!!!
Vicki: Geesh! How refreshing are you! I really wish you were coming back, I don't think I could watch the show without you.....just don't know how many more blonde, big boobed airheads I can watch. You always looked great but you also have a brain. Your advice and insight into women's issues such as financial stability, etc was so under rated, but we (I'm sure I am speaking for other women out there) appreciate the importance of the message you were trying to give.
I look forward to reading your book and hope to see on TV again.
Vicki, As I watch this season, I see a talented and intelligent woman with an enormously successful business and an elevated marriage. Like you, I like to verbalize my feelings about people and situations. If you can take this next step and also open yourself up to the opinions of others, it will empower your relationships and it starts to take the sting out of other peoples' words. It is easy to say we are not jealous, we are not hurt, we are not vulnerable, but really we all just want to be accepted and appreciated and admired. You are more than all of this and people who don't have full lives will always seem vacuous to you. But their life is their life. And yours is so much more than this. Save the words that only reveal a wounded heart, and stop letting these women bring you to feel like you are trying to belong and this is high school. Why do they do this? Because they have not been able to transcend this "high school mentality".
You are a leader. Be the one to lead the pack. Be more. You are beautiful and no other woman on earth should ever be able to make you believe otherwise. And it is ok to want to be a champion for someone you feel is being taken advantage of, but in the end we all make choices, and sometimes our job as friends is to hold someone's hand and walk through the mud together (Slade is mud but Gretchen is a beautiful kind person and she CHOSE him so support that decision and be there to enjoy dinner parties with them until the day she sees him for what he is)
May God bless you and let you see that all of this is not worth feeling bad about yourself.
Vicky, I totally agree with this statment!! ...I have been asked to talk about what Alexis has added to the show this year and I have to say, not much! We need our old Housewives back! The show was much classier and much more fun to watch. "I'm just sayin." ... But you have to keep Tamra!! Vicky, you are smart and a very powerful women. I totally look up to you and you are the only reason I watch the show.
Hi, Vicki!!! You are my favorite housewife! What can we do to get you ladies of OC back on the screen? I have been going through withdrawels for 3 months. Please bring back The RHOC!!! I purchasd your book and I am going to sit down and start it this evening. I wish you could sign it for me ~ ........ :o) Please, try to get back on the TV screen even as a talk show host. That would really be great ~ best wishes!
Vicki--you go, Girl! You are THE most awesome housewife! I am a single mom and I so admire your work ethic and the morals and class you instill in your children. You handle yourself with brains and class---can't say the same for some of the others who spend their days doing little more than choosing outfits and playing the controlled wife (more like a father/daughter relationship than husband/wife---yuk!)I wanted to jump through the tv and defend you when those other husbands were badmouthing you and Don. You two are the most grounded and have the healthiest relationship of anyone on the show. The show would definitely not be the same without you. I won't be mean and call them out but some of the other housewives don't have a lot going on upstairs in the brain department except a whole lot of air. I'm just saying. And you are 100% correct---the show was much classier and much more fun to watch previously. If I had to choose who I'd most like my daughter to be like, it would definitely be you. You're a great example! Keep doing what you are doing!!!
Well I just viewed the last reunion show. True to form when someone points out your faults and/or errors you run. When someone disagrees with you, you call them confrontational. If you really want to know how the public views you, watch the episode when you were preparing to go for vacation. Your son didn't want to go because he had just returned from Costa Rica. You were reasonable when the camera was on you, until you couldn't stand keeping the fascade. Watch yourself in the background screetching at him like a hyena with your finger going and your eyes bulging. That is the real Vicki Gunvalson as we have come to know her when we read between the lines. You don't fool everyone and I am not surprised you won't be coming back. You can't face the truth of who you are. I couldn't either if I were like you. Your son even said you are crazy. He would know. You claim your family and friends love you and so many fans love you yet it was interesting when you fell off the step at the presentation luncheon that no one ran to help you. You need a makeover of major proportions. Deal with it.
vickie you are awesome, own up to what you say. You shoot the other cast members down every chance you get and then when one of the other wives confronts you with it, you pretend you did not mean to hurt anyone. I too, think that the other wives are fake. You see it and want to call them out. Just say what you mean and mean what you say. the reason you think they gang up on you is because none of them ever said anything bad about you or to you when you guys are together. You have put each one of them down. If you dish it out take it too. You are the real diva.
I think you are an amazing woman!! I would take the men!!! (Slade ,Jim and Simon) Ganging up on you as a compliment. You threaten them just by being present in the room. You cannot be controlled!!It takes 2 or 3 of them together to get enough BALLS to approach you. They want their women under their thumbs. I'm happy for Tamra as she will start a new life with the freedom everyone deserves !! Man or Woman!! Alexa .. I don't think wants her bubble to be burst!!Take away the nannies , house keeper and money and I guarantee you she would not be with Jim.(The controler). She is not a stupid girl.
You and Don reuniting this season was the biggest threat ever for the Men!! You guys proved that you can have it all!! Not taking a break or get away from ones spouse is the unhealthiest thing I've heard.
It is called TRUST!! whoo hoo Vicki and Don!!
The show would be nothing but a beauty paegent without you. Now that Jeana Laurie and Tammy are gone ,,none of the other wives have families you can relate to or even care about. Bravo needs to do their homework to keep the OC alive!!
Vicki, You and Jeana added class to the show. The three newest housewives just don't make it interesting enough to watch. 011111111111111111
YOU ARE SO AWESOME! BUT I THINK YOU WORK TO HARD.DONT GET ME WRONG,WORK IS WORK ,BUT YOU SHOULD TAKE THE WEEKEND OFF EVERY NOW AND THEN.YOU TOTALLY DESERVE IT.THANKS FOR ENTERTAINING ME....YOUR'E THE BEST!!!!CAN I GET A WOOO HOOO!!!!!!
OMG, Vicki we miss seeing the show, we wish the new season was already here!! We HOPE that you will return next season, you are the last remaining queen bee, the show would not be the same without you. As for the show's finale you looked great and handled yourself well, too bad to see some men would rather argue with a women then look at themselves, just show's their level of respect. We enjoyed seeing you and Don renew your vows that was the highpoint of the show this season, and we send well wishes your way for Brianna. Continue to be the person you are, like me we are very strong women and with some this can be intimadating to others, but our work, passion and success show for it! Much love and prosperity to your family, hope to see you back next season!!
You are the most "real" woman left on the show. I did believe the same of Tamara, until she spoke so ill of you at that dinner party.
You are right about removing the negative energy people from your life. It's tough enough to navigate this world without all that ridiculous drama.
God bless you and your family.
As much as I would want you to come back. I just don't see you hanging out with some of the women on the show. I feel like Tamra without simon would be better , because she would be allowed to be herself which is fun and spunky. Lynne is a sweetie. I just don't understand her. I love Gretchen she is hilarious, Slade not so much I think he's fake and quite frankly I don't see what Grethchen sees in him, but maybe that's the proble. I am so disappointed in Jeena I still like her just disappointed and don't even get me started on the double talkers Alexis & Jim. The only thing they bring to the show are adorable kids. This season was hard to watch I felt like you looked like you were going to be in tears 90% of the time. The show won't be the same or as much fun if you leave, but you have to do what is for you and your family.
I truly hope you leave this show Vicky and take some spiritual classes or some therapy! I have watched you from season one and boy oh boy you are ANGRY! You make this show unpleasent!
The changes that have taken place on the show, the new housewives, have turned the show from a fun upbeat group of women i enjoyed watching into a hateful mean group that honestly make me cring. I have alot of respect for you and your family. Watching those other women/men pick on you and talk about you behind your back made me so angry i felt I had to give you some support. I spend very little time in the cyber world and your show is one of the few I watch(I prefer real life!)I can't wait to read your book.
Vicki - I so admire your love and affection for your children. You are driven when it comes to working to be successful. However, you sure love to dish out the trash on the other ladies but play the wounded victim when they 'all' verbalize your caddy behavior to your face. I applaud them for telling you to your face, versus behind your back - which you and Tamara are guilty of all too frequently. What you throw out into the Universe does come back to you or your family members, it is Karma. My mother lived by this one rule: "If you don't have something nice to say, say nothing." Happiness can never be measured by how much $$$$ you have. I'm sure you prayed long and hard for a healthy outcome on your daughter's biopsy results. Perhaps you silently talked to God and promised to give all things of value away in exchange for "no cancer found." I know, I've been there with my own son. Unfortunately his bx came back + for Melanoma at the age of 25. You are a kind soul however you allow some of the nastiest comments (gossip) pass your lips...stop, think and then proceed. Hugs, Lori
Vicki, I don't know how are you holding up with these girls. They all are so fake, especially Alexis. She can only talk, but doesn't have a solid ground to stand on. She looks like hiding something.
Another thing, Tamra needs to pick up a side. She was playing all along. Instead of telling you about her problems, she could have stood up to her husband. May be he was controlling, but can you really blame him when his wife is complaining about to you. They are getting divorced anyways.
Please forget about them and think for your own sanity. All the best to you and your family. Love ya.
Vicki, If you do not return I will not watch the OC. You are the only reason I currently watch this HW and you are definitely the only one who has any money left after this season ha ha! Being smart with a great work ethic does have it's advantages doesn't it??? As for friends on that show, there are none, don't be fooled by any of those women, none of them have your back. Best of wishes to you and your family!
PS Why on earth anyone wants to be with Slade, Jim, Frank OR Simon I have no idea, Donn is definitely the only "real" husband on the show!
Vicki, I would be so disappointed if u decided to leave the show. U are so real and you speak the truth. I am from the OC as well, and like yourself, I love to have a great time as well, however I, like you am very much involved with my family. I am a mother of 5, ages; 17,16,14,3,and 11 months, I am currently finishing my doctorate in Forensic Psychology, I work 60 hours plus a week, so I can relate when you say, "who celebrates their b-day in the middle of the day, I have to work!" I love money too and I have a future to build for my family. I am hoping to c u back next season. Donn seems like a fantastic husband. I too ended up with a great husband second time around. My first was, well let's just leave it at that. I too do not know what my life would be like if I would of stayed married to that man, but I knew that I needed more. I am a strong woman full of life, with high values, and morals. I am a goal oriented individual. I do hope that u consider staying on the show, but I also know that your happiness is most important as well as your family's. I will have to admit, that I was in tears when Donn and u renewed your vows, it was so beautiful. Marriage is tough work, but if u have two people willing to work it out, then it is definitely worth the work. The best to u and Donn and your family.
Vicki, you are the only housewife that most women can relate to. You are my favorite. If you leave, i'm done with watching the show. They should let Alexis go, she is such a fake, and so into herself. Please don't leave the show!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I absolutely love you on the show. You tell it just like it is and how it should be. The other women get offended because they know you are right!! Honestly I think you should just pounce on Alexis, you could totally take her! Then maybe she would watch who she talks crap to. Hope you decide to stay on the show, you're just about the only reason I watch it!
Vicki I respect the fact you held back while alexis and gretchen went for throat with their partners it showed class to do that like you said alexis is classless and not very christian like she even prayed while drinking she babbles on and on and so do gretchen bravo should bring the old housewives back I'm not watching next season I sqirm at the sound of alexis voice and gretchen's laugh ewww and slade my goodness he is a flat out house wife banger.Good luck Viki not everyone understand hard work and family .
What a Hot yellow golden canary dress! Hopefully I can find one for me. Thanks, great dress tip. And honey stay strong, when it comes to that new girl Alexis. That conversation was boring, it was too detail.
If you leave Vicki, they should just end the show permanently. You're the realest housewife and thers no point without you. Pleeeeeeeeease stay! We Love You:-)
All I have to say is if you dish it out you have to be able to take it when it is given back and don't run away because you definatly look guilty when doing so. Speak your mind but be curtious enough to let everyone else do the same.
Vicki - I too have a story like yours where I decided to get divorced - I had one "D" in my life and it was the best decision. I have a successful career in the healthcare industry. The only difference is I don't make people around me feel less adequate as they don't have a career and making their ends meet and their lives the best they can. I just enjoy them and have fun and worry about what really matters - such as our friendship and not what they do. Just Say'n
Vickie, you are the most intelligent, realistic housewives. You had nothing to apologize for at the reunion and am glad you refused to get in a cheap, petty cat argument with Slade. Everything you said id true and was proven and abvious at the reunion.
And, if the other people wanted to get offended by the fact that you said they don't work, oh well let them own it, they don't. For the ones that just started working they were not doing so when you said so again, you were right.
The complain about money and financial issues they go through but they have no sense of responsibility when it comes to their finances.
and I will let Alexis know that she is the least to talk because again you are right, she is trash, jugemental and think she is better than you guys. She overdoes everything for attention and then wants to talk about being a christian.
you are older and you should not have to bite your tongue for none of those bitches.
PLEASE RETURN TO THE NEXT SEASON JUST AS YOU ARE. THE STRONGEST AND REALEST O.C. HOUSEWIFE.
Vicki, I agree with you the show is not the same. Its too much drama and it just isn't fun anymore. The producers should Bring back the past housewives and kick gretchen, alexis and housewife slade off the show. And I can't make up my mind about tamra, she has turned out to be a two-faced back stabber you just can't trust.
All i can say...DONT LEAVE vicki i like you,coz your not fake.not like the other woman im from philippines and i leave here in central america.wanting i like you because you really say whats in your heart.and your a hardworking woman.... i really really like you....:):):):)keep it up vicki
you can't leave vicki! i learned so much from you this season, ie managing money, taking better care of myself...you are my fav housewife...
Vicki, you have always been one of my favorite housewives and even though I do not always agree with some of thr comments you make (I love ya girl but you can be very harsh sometimes!) I can tell you hve a good heart. I can tell the fun you had when O.C started a few years back has gone. I say that you tell Bravo if the bring Alexis back next season then you will not return!!! Most viewers would get rid of her in a heartbeat in order to keep you on the show and it's not that I don't like Alexis but I would much rather have you on the show and being the happy Vicki instead. But you have to do what is best for you, so like Jeana said when it's not fun anymore then leave. You make great money-so you don't need to O.C housewives show for that, and at the end of the day it s just not worth it for you to be unhappy because of some people on a reality show. Also, I am happy you and Don worked things out because I am sure he has his faults...but you do too and you can tell from the show he lets you be yourself and VERY SELDOM stops you from doing anything you want to do, and he is patient and caring, not like those controlling men (Simon, Jim). It's hard to find man like that, and he's still got his looks to him too, so keep your relationship and your family top priority!!!
Vicki-Love you! You're my favorite housewife; I admire your work ethic,your honesty, how you mother your children and how you've re-committed yourself to your wonderful hubby. I won't watch this show if you aren't on it, though I appreciate why you would want to quit. The other women on this show are shallow, selfish and mean, in my opinion. Thanks for all of the entertainment and go find somthing that's fun, Vicki! I wish you all the best, WhooHoo!!!
I admire Vicky!! She represents hard working women who don't need their men to support them! Shes strong, opinionated as she can be. We need more women like u in this worlD! Don't feel bad about what's been said. You're confident and proud of what you got. I'm happy that everything is going well for u! OC wouldn't be the same without u!
Vicki you have to come on the next show...please...my 3 year old daughter loves to watch you...I think it's because you one strong mama...lol but it may just be because her name is Victoria and we call her Vicki and to hear her name over and over again on TV...lol Plus with out the Godmother of the real house wives of orange county what will bravo do. You motivate me to stay strong and start my own company...keep it up...teach a class on how to do what you do and how to do it with children.
You are the best housewife on the show. You are not fake, you are a hard worker, and I respect your work ethics. Please come back for the next season!
Vicki, I cannot believe that you believe yourself so innocent when cast members "give it right back" to you. Hear are quotes from you blog-
'(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.
Speaking of Slade, we have never had a "real reason" not to like each other and I actually don't know how it even started. Bottom line is I have NO respect for the man. I was a single mother of two children who never received child support when I got divorced. For Slade to be jumping around from red carpet event to traveling and NOT providing for his children is wrong! I don't understand how Gretchen supports that in a man. I sure hope she doesn't have children with him with four children that he elects not to support. We'll see how much she condones his actions then!
I said last week that if it was my last day on earth, Alexis, Simon and Slade would be the last three people I would have wanted to spend my life on this earth with. They are disrespectful, hurtful and mean.'
Every time you are confronted about something you said your response is antagonistic, defensive and truly not a team player.
You might appreciate the opportunity to learn more about yourself and try to improve rather than blame others and decide to leave.
You appear in the program to be a know it all and it's in your best interest not question me. Vickie, the women (with the exception of Tamara and her jelly brain) let you get get away with it because they are bonded in their equality.
Your need to dominate has gotten old. Your arrogance has been pointed out so many times this season and you refuse to look at yourself and how you push people away.
It appears other posters are very supportive of you. I found it difficult to watch you continually bully everyone then get defensive when they tell you to knock it off.