Cast Blog: #RHOC

Stirring Up Sadness

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"

Stirring Up Sadness

Vicki discusses her daughter's illness, her showdown with Alexis, and more.

 

Well the weeks are flying by - only a few more episodes and then we will pass the baton onto NYC. I hope you are enjoying this season. To tell you the truth, the last few weeks have been difficult for me to watch. I lived the drama and the bickering once already and then to re-watch it only stirs up the sadness and emotion that I felt during those times. It's good to put them behind us. I don't live my life that way and don't have any conflicts in my "real reality," so it's definitely hard to watch "TV reality" with the other girls.

Well, this week you saw Briana tell me about her thyroid condition. I actually couldn't believe she was telling me that she had thyroid nodules. I wanted someone to pinch me and tell me it was just a nightmare. Briana hasn't actually felt right for a couple of years, and her thyroid condition is possibly the reason. She was able to get through her college and graduate, but used to tell me, "Mom, I just don't feel good." No one could ever find out what was wrong with her, until this recent diagnosis. We had the biopsy during the summer and it was benign (thank God) and the Dr. told her to come back in February to see if they have grown. Well unfortunately they have grown, and we will be praying for another benign biopsy next week. Please keep her in your prayers for me. She's my baby and I just want her to be healthy, isn't that every mother's wish? It definitely puts all of this "junk" that you see on TV in perspective when you are facing health issues. The disagreements with the women or arguing and challenging me all the time really doesn't matter to me anymore. I have an amazing career and great family and that's all that is important.

Going to San Francisco and seeing Tamra after Lynne's dinner night was good. Until watching last week's episode, I had NO idea that Tamra spoke so poorly of me at the dinner table after we left. I guess it's better off I didn't know about it, because it would have made the tension between us pretty bad on that trip. At least this way I was able to go and have a nice time with her without having my feelings being hurt. Even though I was upset with her comments to me while I was there about Simon, I knew she was doing what she had to do to keep peace in her marriage.

 

When I heard about Lynne's eviction the day after the house warming dinner party I couldn't believe it. I felt bad for them because I think they really liked where they lived, but as I assumed they were living beyond their means. When times are tough, you have to tighten your straps and NOT go and rent a big home in Laguna Beach like they did. You downsize and live within your means. I think they are learning the hard way ... but they are learning which is a good thing.

Alexis and I just don't seem to see eye to eye on ANYTHING and I had to say something about her continuous calls to her kids and Jim at the restaurant. I agree that from time to time you need to take a call, but her conversations were really monopolizing our dinner table talk. I thought after the first, second, or third call, she should have excused herself from the table and taken the calls outside in private. Alexis seems to think that we're interested in listening to her conversations with Jim about what she is wearing, what makeup she has on (jk) and what street the limo is on. She likes to put her iPhone on speaker so we all have to hear, which is what she did in the limo on the way to the restaurant. I find it very rude and so do others, they just won't say anything.

The reason why I asked Briana to join me in San Francisco is because I knew there was conflict at Lynne's and I thought if I brought Briana the girls would respect me enough NOT to cause problems with her there. I guess I was WRONG! Briana doesn't think I "fit in" with these girls anymore and after we got back she said how much the show has changed with Alexis on. That girl needs to GO! We used to really enjoy each other and always tried to back each other up, not Alexis - she's out for the jugular!

 

It was nice to see Gretchen be so compassionate with Briana when she heard about her diagnosis. Gretchen broke down crying because I think it brought back memories about Jeff and really missed him. Gretchen is a sweet girl, and actually that night when we got back to the hotel she knocked on our room and talked with Briana and I for a little bit. It was the first time I really felt Gretchen wasn't putting on a "show" and was very sincere and compassionate. I wish I could see more of that in her.

On a happier note, I have been so fortunate and blessed to be able to have contracted over 800 insurance agents from across the country and the numbers keep growing. These agents were either unemployed or looking for a career change and now they are working owning their own insurance company because of myself and my team. For those of you who are looking for a new career change, I recommend you visiting my website at www.cotoinsurance.com to obtain more information about becoming an agent. If you are already licensed for life and health and feel you are not reaching your potential, we have an internet term life insurance selling system that is turnkey.

In addition, if you're one of the 85 million Americans who does not have life insurance, please visit my website to get a free quote at www.cotoinsurance.com. We shop all the major companies so you don't have to, and guarantee you the lowest rate in the industry. If you already have life insurance and just want a free review, please submit your request online and we will be sure to get back to you. Who knows, you might have Michael (my son) calling you or even myself.

For those of you that have bought my book and have emailed me how much you like it, I wanted to thank you. If you haven't bought my book More than a Housewife yet, I would highly recommend it. There's information in there about finding your true passion and to be the best that you can be in your life. I even shared my success stories of how I got into the insurance business and how I continue to be in the top 1% of all insurance professionals across the world. (Million Dollar Round Table - top of the table)

Have a great week. Woo hoo!

Warmly,
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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