An Amazing Ride
Vicki discusses the reunion drama, and reflects on five fabulous seasons as an OC Housewife.
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.
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'm sad to see Tamra and Simon start the process of divorce but I truly didn't see any way out of it for them. They were on a downhill spiral and without serious counseling I don't know how it could have survived. I'm proud of Tamra that she has the strength with three little kids to move out and to start a life with herself free from the abuse.
When I told Andy tonight that the fun is gone - I meant it. We used to have SO much fun - now it's almost painful with the new cast these past two years. Between Slade, Simon and Alexis, it's brutal for me to be around. 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. From this day forward, I'm only going to surround myself with people that love me, respect me, teach me to be a better person and make me laugh. Don't you think that's a great way to live?
Of all the Housewives this season, I think Tamra and Simon struggled the most. Airing your marriage problems on national TV is not an easy thing to do. I did it last year and it almost cost my marriage. I'm glad that we were able to rise above it and figure out what was really important in our lives.
If I could go back five years ago, knowing what I know now, and reevaluate if I would do the show again - my answer would be YES. It's been one of the best experiences of my life. I've written a book, I've employed over 10 people, I've seen my children graduate HS and then again college, I have a diary of my life to show future generations and I've insured more than 2500 people in the last few years. It's been an amazing ride!
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In closing, I've been asked numerous times about my feelings on a sixth season. If I was asked to return for another season, would I accept? That is an interesting question and all I have to say to that is "Watch What Happens!"
Thank you for your support in season five. So long for now.