Cast Blog: #RHOC

An Amazing Ride

Tamra: Lizzie's Obsessed With Me

Shannon Settles the Score

Lizzie: Tamra Doesn't Fight Fair

Heather: Why Hate?

RHOC Reunion GIFs: The Gloves Come Off

Lizzie on That Kentucky Fried Nickname

Shannon on Heather's Double Standard

RHOC Reunion GIFs: Psychics, Opinions, and Shade

Heather Weighs in on the Dinner Party

The Difference Between Shannon and Heather

Lizzie Forgives Tamra

Vicki Wants the Best for Tamra

GIF Recap: RHOC Season 9 Finale

Vicki: I'm Tired of Tamra Causing Problems

Recap: 13 GIF-able Life Lessons from Bali

Tamra: Lizzie Is the Worst Kind of Person

Lizzie: Tamra Has it Out for Me

Shannon: There's No Hope Tamra and I

Tamra: Lizzie's Out for Blood

Heather: Can't Friends Disagree

Lizzie: What Tamra's Doing Isn't Right

GIF Recap: Kayaks, Crowns, and Elephants

Shannon Was Shocked Tamra Would Betray Her

Tamra: I Was a Fool to Defend Vicki

Heather: Newsflash It's Not All My Fault

Vicki's Warning to Lizzie

Shannon Isn't Putting Emotions onto Tamra

Lizzie: I Thought Tamra Was My Friend

GIF Recap: Lizzie's Lonely Birthday Dance

Tamra: I'm Going to Be a Tam-ma!

Vicki: This Episode Was Hard to Watch

Heather: I Did Owe Shannon an Apology

Shannon: Tamra Is Stirring the Pot

Lizzie: Tamra Is Stirring Up Sh--

GIF Recap: What Does Tamra Remember?

Vicki Is Trying to Stay Neutral

Shannon: Tamra's Lies Are Mind Boggling

GIF Recap: Lizzie's Dinner Party Disaster

Vicki Advises Shannon to Keep Communication Lines Open

Lizzie: "I Take Sun Kitten Swimwear Very Seriously"

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.

Love,
Vicki
www.vickigunvalson.com

Lizzie: Tamra Doesn't Fight Fair

Lizzie thinks Tamra's comments about her children were meant to deflect from her own problems.

Happy Labor Day!!! I am going to make this blog short and sweet. It’s a holiday and I am going to be spending the day with family in Newport wearing a Sun Kitten and a smile. I hope you all are having a great holiday weekend.

To be honest, the second half of the Reunion was hard to watch. I think it got too ugly. I am not going to insult any of your intelligence in explaining this episode. We all know that misery loves company, and "projection" is as easy to spot as a $2 dollar bill. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that everything miserable that comes out of Tamra's mouth is a direct reflection of what is going on in her life. In my opinion, children are off limits. It's quite apparent that Tamra does not fight fair and when all else fails she will throw your kids, marriage, and even your body under the bus in an attempt to hurt you. We filmed the reunion for over 10 hours and after listening to so much ugliness my heart just couldn't take it anymore.

I do not regret telling Shannon all the things that Tamra said about her. Everything I shared with Shannon was something that happened and was said on camera. I didn't take anything and create unnecessary drama. I would do it again in a heartbeat and I would think my friends would do the same for me. I simply did not know the truth about Tamra. Danielle told me all the things Tamra said about me. That is why after my birthday I was so hurt by her. It's hard for viewers to understand because these things weren't in the show. She could have called me and said she wasn't coming. I called her after sitting on the bus for over an hour. The next day she made fun of me to Danielle, in addition to asking plenty of questions looking for negative details regarding my party.

On that one-year free membership to Cut Fitness: Let's delve into this shall we? I was the one that contacted Tamra days after my party. She did not contact me to give me present. I had invited Tamra, Eddie, Danielle, Joe, Heather, and Terry to the Kentucky Derby and Tamra was the only person that had not sent in the RSVP. It was past the deadline and it was getting borderline rude at this point. Tamra, in fact, was making fun of the Kentucky Derby and the charity event that would be hosting us to Danielle. So, I reached out to Tamra regarding the Kentucky Derby and she texted me back saying, "I want to give you a free membership to CUT for your birthday." Tamra knows I am already a member to a sports club and that was the last I heard of this "free membership." I never received any kind of certificate or card for membership. I suppose she thought I would have the gall to show up and say, "I got a text message from Tamra for a free membership!" It's almost laughable. Needless to say, I don't go to her gym and she didn't attend the Kentucky Derby with me.

There is nothing else to say regarding the Shag, Marry, Kill game that I haven't already discussed in great length in any of my previous blogs. I said the word "marry" and that's that. Tamra even glared at me on the way out of the Valentine's Party and repeated it. "Marry you?" Tamra has said multiple times she couldn't even remember because she drank too much and there are even text messages where she says it too. Her story changes continually, like the words that come out both sides of her mouth.

During the Reunion, Tamra said many more hurtful things that you didn't see. She went on to talk about my son Preston and my marriage. We all remember the episode in the park where Preston hit me on the head with his elephant. He was asleep in the car and he had a mini temper tantrum. He was three -- it happens. I would assume most mothers have had it happen at some point. In addition, my husband and I got in a fight on my birthday. I feel awful about it, yet it made us closer. I just wanted what every woman wants -- to feel special because of her man. I am a big time believer in learning from your mistakes and that won't ever happen again. However none of those incidents had anything to do with Tamra. But on her quest to hurt everyone, she managed to drag in some irrelevant topics. I know it's all to deflect from what's going on in her life and to make someone else look bad. . .but it does hurt nonetheless. My babies and my marriage are my life so I guess her goal was to attack the things closest to my heart because she can't fight fair.

I hope you enjoyed this season and I hope you had a fabulous summer!!! The fall is my absolute favorite time of year, so I say bring on football and cooler weather.

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