Peggy Tanous

Peggy shares her thoughts on her first reunion and the end of her friendship with Alexis.

on Jun 14, 20110

Well here we are at the end of the reunion. What a roller coaster. It's sad to see how much anger and denial comes out at these reunions. 

It was an exciting first year for me, and I've loved being a part of this fun, dramatic, and growing franchise. It flew by! I'm excited to have some time off now to enjoy being a full time mommy again and pursue some exciting new hosting opportunities!

My thoughts on the reunion. Where do I start? I was probably more quiet than needed, but I really don't like confrontation or petty talk that doesn't concern me. After watching it as a spectator however, I definitely have more to say! 

I first want to address Vicki and Donn. It was so hard to see their relationship fall apart. I know how important family is to Vicki, and I know she wanted it to work, but they were at different places in their lives and were not respecting each other anymore. It was hard watching Donn give his interview, as you could see his pain. I'm happy Vicki has found a new man that is filling up her love tank, and I hope Donn finds a woman that can fill up his love tank as well. We can all learn from this and remember it takes work on both sides to make the relationship thrive!

319 comments
OCBOYROD
OCBOYROD

You were quit at the reunion , you need to understand that these are un-classy women and by you taking the high road , made you seem meek and well mannered but still meek , you could have been a great housewife , maybe one day you can rejoin the cast???! 

Saria
Saria

Am gutted you wont be back!!!Am in the UK just watched season 6 and have to say to hear that your not in 7 is a real downer.You really grew on me,love your relantionship with Micah,and with Tamra and Vicki and was looking forward to seeing how your relantionships developed within the group.Am a virgo so loved ya personality by the end,I say bring Peggy n family back!!xxx

Fanstuder
Fanstuder

Please, Please, Please- I so miss you this season! I LOVED you and so want you back! A true, real person is how I would describe you! How do we get you back????

Tammy and Doug
Tammy and Doug

ok now about to comment on season 7 since you don't have a blog there. I think you were doing the right thing to resolve the issue with Alexis. But shes basically hopeless to even try to befriend again! She will only be competing with you all the time or trying to one up you and her stupid accusations about you stocking her husband is enough! She needs to tell you shes sorry for that right now! Also was her husband that took vows with her not you so she shoud be mad at him not you. Its nice to have you on the show! You are a true genuine person and love your family values! :)

Tammy and Doug
Tammy and Doug

Peggy, I was so hoping for you to be back this season! OMG I did not know we have to vote for you to be back here! :( This is horrible! They brought back Alexis and her family values and how she allows her husband to treat her is disgusting to watch! I wish you were back on! I was inspired watching you as a mom and great wife! We need to start a petition to get you back on the show.

XOXOXOOXOX

ViewerLaurel
ViewerLaurel

Peggy you may be worried about what Alexis is saying but most of America is still laughing about you hiring a celebrity chef and Micah asking for fried Oreos, like he was planning a midwestern county fair. You need more than a good chef to give your party any class. you need to grow up, learn table manners and smile for your guests.

Catherine Munsil
Catherine Munsil

Dear Peggy, I hope very much that u will be a great friend to both Vicki and Tamra as this drama grows. U are a very beautiful and strong woman so I hope u can live above the drama and envy of those who will try to bring u down. Don't let those others tear ur friendships with Vicki and Tamra apart cause they will try their hardest to do just that. U seem wonderful on the show so I hope u stay that way. A Big Fan, Catherine

jacquelines
jacquelines

I want you back on the show peggy like for real! At first i didnt understand you nor fernanda but now after watching the show yesterday I do! Forget about alexis and all the other housewives with their drama and problems like for real! I love you and your family so please do come back! god bless! take care!

Sammy UK Viewer
Sammy UK Viewer

Hi Peggy, I am a UK viewer and love the show, we have just seen the reunion of episode 6, was lovely to see you in the seasons show, you are a lovely lady, with a gentle kind nature and a good friend, please make sure you are in the next episode, can't wait to see what takes place next, take care till then :)

DimiSpice
DimiSpice

Peggy, I loooved you from the start. No nonsense, you are just trying to be a good wife, and mother to your kids. That's what this show should be about. Please please please be back on the next show!

ell wood
ell wood

Hi Peggy, nice to see a loving couple who don't have an entourage of nannies/staff to do your parenting for you. How refreshing, You are a welcome addition to a great show and I'm so glad you've seen through the transparent Alexis. Laughed out loud when she said her kid was potty trained at 2 weeks, OMG, she clearly feels threatened by you to try and outdo you on everything. Look forward to seeing more of you and your lovely husband and kids on the next season. x

Carolina Girl
Carolina Girl

Please find something else to do! This show is so above you. Your attempts to cause drama are so transparent! You are a poor addition to the show.

Viewer in the UK
Viewer in the UK

Hi, I'm in the UK and watching the first series with you in. You are awesome! I think you will have a stronger friendship with Tamra and Vicki, rather than with Alexis. Can't wait to see the next series!

Trini -in-London UK
Trini -in-London UK

Peggy you may well live to regret your decision to join team Tamra. Her actions can destabalize the strongest of marriages so watch yours whilst you are her buddy. Vicki has a good soul but under Tamra nothing good thrives. You and Vicki have the ability to call her out on her bad behaviour and make her a better person or pander to her nastiness and go down with her. Alexis may not be an angel but she didn't deserve your Tamra type twist at your much debated dinner party. As has been said you knew thather husband would not be attending but you threw her to the wolves anyway, not nice, you went down in my estimation at that moment. Try and be your own woman and less of a welcome mat for Vicki and Tamra, you are trying way too hard and the real you seems to have retracted into a stepford housewife. Hope to see a more independant thinking less calculating you next season.

A rhooc fan
A rhooc fan

Loved watching & 'meeting' you & your family. Really hope you are here Next Season

A rhooc fan
A rhooc fan

Really enjoyed watching you & your family really hope you are back next season.

Julia marshall
Julia marshall

Your up there with Vikki for me. I loved your no non-sense approach and your honesty. Really hope you are back next season

Mel Hill
Mel Hill

You have been a firm favourite of ours this season

ms hall
ms hall

i love u and your husband welcome i hope to see more of u and let s go team peggy

Domip
Domip

Peggy you are awesome! Definitely my fave and I've been watching the show since day one. Don't change! You behave with so much class and integrity. Finally a mom that behaves like a mom but can still be strong and hot! Finally someone I can really relate to.

Karina Martinez
Karina Martinez

Peggy you are my FAVORITE!!!! I been watching this show since it air on TV i think you are the best one for keeping it REAL you don't like the DRAMA and just want everybody to get along! Don't worry about Alexis she is just JEALOUS of YOU even if she say's she is not she is cause you could totally see it threw out the season always trying to compete with YOU!!!!! GO PEGGY and don't change!!!!!! (:

tam.e.
tam.e.

Simply ADORE YOU! (AND VIcki & Tamra, too!)

Maggie May
Maggie May

Peggy shame on you for turning your back on your friend, Alexis. You are picking on her since you met the other housewives. A true friend would not behave that way!

BALTIMORE
BALTIMORE

I MUST BE THE ONLY PERSON WHO THINKS THAT GOING TO SOMEONE`S HOME BECAUSE THEY WON`T ANSWER IS BORDER LINE STALKING AND BEING SNEAKY ABOUT JIM NOT COMING TO THE PARTY WHEN YOU ALREADY KNEW HE WASN`T COMING

Michelle Lomar
Michelle Lomar

Peggy you were an amazing cast member a great addition to the real housewives of oc . Your a great person, wife , and mother ! Im crossing my fingers that you come back next year and i hope Alexis doesnt ! she should spend more time in church practecing things she wont ever preach but just continue to "live by" haha' i was surprised to see your friendship with Alexis end but at the same time she was never a real friend and im glad you got to see that in this season. The way i see it is that your better off without her in your life. Until next year Peggy! god bless xo

RHofhampton
RHofhampton

You're a bit sneaky aren't you??? Not only did you know Alexis was not bringing her husband, but you also knew why... yet you questioned and put her on the spot knowing your friend was not comfortable with the answer. What a snake you are. You seem to point and say "You are wrong, you shouldn't do that, you are the one that has changed our relationship"... blah, blah, blah. You showed a bit of your "hood" side as well at the reunion. Trying to call Alexis out on her not giving your name to the show to be cast... we later learn that this was not a horrible trick by Alexis, but you were aware that she was afraid this show could ruin your friendship... you admitted that much. I honestly thought you were going to be my favorite... although you may still have potential... you don't have to try so hard to make the others look bad... they can play bad even on TV

LeahAutumn
LeahAutumn

I love you Peggy and the way you think...you are one of my favs and I can;t wait to see you again next season!!!

S.Dot Marie
S.Dot Marie

I HOPE YOU COME BACK....all this other drama is getting very stale. You hold your own and I love seeing your wonderful relationship with Micah. I am also glad you were there for Tamra or she may have really lost it. Divorce is painful and Tamra is still in pain....She didn't want to get another divorce, but she didn't want to live in dysfunction and that's a hard choice to make. Simon was controlling and it disgust me that Jeanna and Gretchen pass judgment on that. No one knows what goes on behind closed doors, but if you watch the show, you can see tid bits of Simons control issues. Tamra will get there and she is lucky to have a refreshing point of view from you. I would like to see more of your healthy lifestyle and daily routines next season...alot of people are interested in holistic lifestyle. Maybe you could host ome type of community event to be an example, because the other ladies have been very selfish. Hope to see you back.

Jayco
Jayco

Peggy you were a great addition to the show and hope you return next year!! You seem a bit more "real" than the rest of the crew :-)

rosie10
rosie10

Peggy is a keeper for next season !!!!

Housewives addict
Housewives addict

Hi Peggy! I love watching you on the Real Housewives. You seem to be the calm in the middle of a huge storm. I have a lot of respect for you--you are NOT condesending toward people like a lot of the other girls, you are down to earth, and you seem like a fun person to be around. Also, thank you for being so open about your PPD. It is comforting to hear about someone else who has gone through that, and I hope you continue to get better and better!

GAViewer
GAViewer

All your comments/observations are spot on! You quickly became one of my favorite Housewives -- hope you return next season!

Erica Rose
Erica Rose

I just have to say on a side note, your daughter London is so adorable and very verbal for her age as well as articulate. Especially after watching the unseen footage with you and your daughter going to the grocery store... so cute!

Vee Lu
Vee Lu

I like the way you handled Alexis. You were straight forward, to the point and all about business. You have struggled with post pardum issues yet you seem confident and focused. This entire season you can see Alexis taking digs so please continue to be yourself. It was a pleasure watching you this season.

jennrae
jennrae

I hope you come back, too! Finally, a rational, reasonable woman on this show!

HWLover
HWLover

Peggy, I too, suffered with PPD after my child was born. Thank you for sharing, so openly and honestly, our painful secret. Hopefully, it will encourage young mothers who are suffering right now to seek help. I felt so alone and so scared at the time. If I had seen your episode, I know it would have helped me, knowing I wasn't alone and there was help. You have been such a blessing this season. Alexis is beyond insane and overtly jealous of you. You have remained dignified and never lost your cool with her. She acts like a child. Her latest blog is two pages all about you. Two pages of all wrong information. Keep your head up. I'm looking forward to seeing you next Season!

Zentina
Zentina

I think the fact that your friends with Tamara pretty much sums it all up for me. Birds of the same feather fly together.

Sheetal
Sheetal

Peggy... you are a breath of fresh air! I love your attitude and sincerity. You portray what I aspire to be: a really good holistic spiritual person. I believe in not taking medications for small ailments (headaches, cramps, etc.); I've lived by this recipe for the past 3 years and am loving it!!! I do struggle time to time with buying organic food (money factor), but I do try!! I really think you should write a book about living naturally and holistically!!! I'd totally buy it!!! Can't wait to see you next season!

p.s. pick up on Tamra's humor and not the loudness! :)

jillsy
jillsy

alexis is 100% wrong to blame you for not telling her about you dating jim. you are suh a breath of fresh air, and not the phony baloney kind like alexis is. i enjoy the fact that you can admit you have flaws and that you're not a picture perfect barbie with a picture perfect barbie life. thank you for being real! i love watching you!

Valentina
Valentina

I am glad about the new addition to the RHOC. I think you meshed well with the gurls. Too sad that a friendship for so long was cut short over bickering and childish disputes. You may say she was fake, but realisticly I think it was petty fight for camera. I'm also glad that you are talking about PPD I myself struggle each day and have attemted against my life a couple of times because of. We can never talk too much about this topics, kuddos to you for being open about it!! Hope you guys can hash any problems that you guys have and bring on the next season, can hardly wait!!!

Jadecru
Jadecru

I think you are a wonderful person Peggy. Everyone can see how jealous Alexis is of you. You have wonderful adorable kids ( that you actually take care of and spend time with) a wonderful husband and beautiful family. I'm so glad that you have joined the show. I think you, Tamara and Vicky ( so sad about her and Don I loved them together) are a great team;). Can't wait to see you again next season! Love, Melisa

RHWOC FAN
RHWOC FAN

Peggy - I like you and think you are pretty normal/real. I just ask you don't fall victim to Tamra's web. Be careful. Be a leader, not a follower. Stay true to yourself.

nanaNancy
nanaNancy

Peggy, be careful who your friends are. Vickie and Tamara are not true friends and you have only shown your true self. If i have a friend that was married to someone that I dated in the past, I would have told my friend andn let them know that for me it was over. Unfortunately, I dont think you are over Jim, I think you became friends with Alexis only because she was married to Jim and it was a way for you to be involved in his life in some small way. You are really jealous of her. I also think that if she was to seperate with Jim, you would be the first one to call him up and offer your shoulder to cry on. You need to forget about Jim, you now have a good man who loves you,but unfortunately, you treat him like he was the second choice. Did he know you dated Jim before you all became friends? Is he comfortable with you and Jim being friends? I bet not. You need to let Alexis andd Jim live thier lives and stop with the barbs and insults. Dont turn into the new "Tamara".

Viewer 250
Viewer 250

Peggy, we can all see what Jim's like. I think Alexis is still hurt over her husband not telling her about you, and this is why she keeps attacking you. We all saw it. You kinda got stuck between a rock and a hard place. Deep down I think you knew that it was a ticking bomb and when she found out it would end your relationship. You did what you could, you asked Jim about this issue three times, and it was he who did not want to come clean with Alexis. Not your fault. PS.. you don't look like a stalker to me...LOL xoxoxoxo

GlammyGronola
GlammyGronola

Peggy I have to say you are hands down my favorite! I LOVE that you are bringing the "Wholistic" lifestyle to light! I like you am a girly girl but deep down a huge gronola! We cloth diaper, breast feed, no vax, no meds, all homeopathic! And I just am so grateful you give it a good spin!! Hope we get to see you next season!

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adfkgnasd;l

Peggy, you are by far my favorite! You tell it like it is, and I really hope to see you and your family back next season!

NP, NJ
NP, NJ

you're my favorite!!! :] so glad you joined!!!!

Halley
Halley

you are awesome peggy! loved you on the show this season. real down to earth girl!

AStephens
AStephens

Bravo, please bring Peggy back!!! Peggy, you have been a wonderfully classy, honest, and beautiful additon to this show. It is so nice to see someone like the rest of us "average" housewives on one of these shows. I absolutely love how you always take the high road and refuse to stoop to the level that Alexis and some of the other ladies feel so comfortable in. I too, suffered from PPD where I seriously considered hurting myself and not my kids. I agree that PPD is something that is always there and doesn't come and go as it seems to have for Alexis. While I haven't chosen to go the all natural route, I am nearing the end of my PPD treatment and am so glad to see you using your very public forum to bring awareness to this horrible and serious condition.

Thank you for being so graceful and please don't change. Keep being you and hopefully we'll see you next season.

Marieg
Marieg

You need more substance. You appeared a little boring... Nice and sweet, but boring. The whole season you made it about you and Alexis...I'm sure you have more going on in your life than that.