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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!
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???!
I think you were a great addition to the show this season! It was difficult to know what you are really like on the show because of Alexis and the "one-upping" going on, but as time went by it became clear which person was trying to compete....and that was her, not you! I hope that you will be back next season!
With regard to Jim's "stalking" allegations, all I have to say is HE WISHES! Egotistical indeed. Anyway, I really enjoyed watching you on the show this season and Bravo would be stupid not bring you back next season :)
Peggy, you have become my favorite lady on the show! I admit at the beginning I wasn't sure how to feel about you, but you truly are a class act and a calm presence amongst the cattiness that is inherent to this franchise. Good luck in all of your hosting endeavors, you have a beautiful family and a wonderful life ahead of you. I hope you continue to feel better every day, PPD is such a tragic issue to live with, but you have made such strides this season and it is wonderful to see. I wish you the best and look forward to seeing you next season!
Peggy, although I do not agree with Alexis most of the time, she has been in a vulnerable position all season long and you have offered zero support. You quickly joined alliances with the mean girls and the fact remains, you need to look up the word "loyalty" because you have none. It's easy to pounce when some one is already down, but it shows great charactor to help someone up. If you return next season, lets hope you show some compasion.
Like you a lot Peggy. You are a breath of fresh air, fun-loving and not taking yourself too seriously. Hope to see you again.
Your struggle with PPD as shown can help others struggling with this condition see that difficult day there are but you can still live and have great days especially if you have a good support system as you do in your husband, Micah and you mother-in-law.
I can not believe that you are defending Tamara for her actions. I thought you were the more intelligent one out of all these women, but your comments lead me to believe that you are just defending your friends rather than telling the truth. Kind of like one couch is going after the other couch! Did you forget that Tamara called everyone a liar. WEll, she needs to look in the mirror since the word liar will bounce right back to her. Hopefully next year you will be more honest and not defend people because they are your friends, but actually look at their actions and then see how they contribute to the mess of friendships etc..Actually you should look at your contribution with the Alexis friendship. It takes two to be friends and two to end a friendship.
Love you Peggy!!!! I believe you are honest and have no reason to lie about anything - including your unforutnate situation with Jim:( You are a true friend and someone who deserves to be back next year! We don't need the drama of Slade the fake housewife!!! Have a great Summer:)
I think it's always tough for someone new to fit in...(at a job, in a family, on a TV show cast etc.) But you were lucky that Tamra was so welcoming and helped ease the transition for you. I'm sorry your real life friend wasn't supportive. I'm happy that Bravo brought you on board...because I love your family...your attitude...and I believe your calm strength balances out the group. Hope to see you again on the next season. Have a great summer!
Your problem is that you took Vickie and Tamara as friends........... especially Tamara.........she is a snake. I'd watch my back if I were you - next season, if there is a next season, she'll be stabbing you in the back.
You Are AWESOME!!!!!!! so true about relationships and the advice Micah gave you!!!! can't wait to see you back on the show next season!!!
It is obvious that the reason Alexis is so upset and being a jerk is all about you and Jim dating. Really Jim should of told Alexis if you would have that would have been worse. I think you really tried with Alexis she just does not see anything clearly when it comes to her husband.
I do think though at your party if you had already known about Jim not coming why would you ask Alexis where he was at?? Maybe you were getting her back for all of her digs I don't know, but thankfully that seemed to be the only dig you had. I really like you and hope you and your family will be back next season.
I really thought a lot of you until you lied about Alexis calling you to inform you that Jim was not coming to your dinner party. I really don't believe that she did not call you to let you know. I feel that if she had not called you, you would have stated that when she brought it up on the reunion. Now it make sense to me why Alexis was so upset. Now I do agree that she could have told you that she was bring someone else.
Well obviously you don't listen to your own advice. You're hell bent on dissing Alexis. I lost respect for you when you admitted on the show that she did call you to tell you that Jim wasn't coming. You didn't deny it - and yet you harped on about how rude he was.
You're starting to let Tamra's bad habits rub off on you.
Peggy, you are my favorite OC housewife!! You def need to be back next season. I love your smart perepective on things.
Thank you for sharing your candid struggles with post- partum depression again on the reunion. That is a big wound to publicly discuss, and I am sure you have helped new mothers with the same issues who have watched you on the show. I do think, though, that you should apply that sensitivity towards your actions with Alexis. You act like a witch deep down, and have made much ado about nothing in the comments you perceive as "competitive" or "jabs". She is harmless and meek. Cut her a break.
Peggy, You were the brave soul that posted your blog, becuase you know that Alexis is just waiting to see what you have to say, so that she can either make up, make excuses or top what you said. You are correct that it seems she is in competition. I am from the Midwest, and trust me, not all of us girls are like her. She has obviously always been spoiled and was probably a mean girl in school. Please dismiss her. As for Gretchen, hmmmmmm, she is the girl that when she finally breaks up with Snade, she will ask everyone, "why didn't you tell me he was a loser". I feel like Tamra, Vicki and everyone IS trying to be a friend to her, but she is in major denial.....
I have to say you boring to watch and I really hope if RHOOC comes back for a next seasonr that they exclude you, as you did not bring anything new or exctiing to this season . Sorry jsut keeping it real
Peggy, If you were Alexis' true friend, you would want to work things out with her. I agree that Tamra bashed Gretchen numerous times. If you were watching the same season I did, you would be clear on that issue. I wish the reunion had shown that footage again. I wish you all could co-exist on a show together. I loved the old OC days. After this season of NYC and OC, I have decided to remove it from my DVR list.
It's funny how you talk about everyone else wanting "camera time", yet you are publically coming on your blog and asking people to contact Bravo and request that you stay. The Real Housewives of OC used to always be my favorite of the series, but you all have so much ridiculous drama that I did not even enjoy this season. I think you all have your faults and each of you did things/acted in ways that I don't agree with this season.
Peggy, I really hope you and your family come back next season. You and your husband were fun to watch and you definitely added something good to the show.
I know Bravo won't post this, but what you're saying about Jim just doesn't ring true. You're contradicting yourself which leads me to believe exactly what Alexis is saying. I'm not sure why either one of you would want to date him in the first place, but you say you didn't feel like there was anything to end , but you admitted at the reunion that you went over to his home because he wasn't returning your phone calls. If it's not that serious why would you have done that? Also why do you keep bringing Jim up at your party? But he's insignificant right. I'm with Alexis on that one, why wouldn't you be happy that your girlfriend came to support you? Then you keep bringing Jim up and telling him to tell Alexis when if it didn't mean much to him why would YOU want to bring it up? 15 years ago if you hadn't brought it up, noone would have known. Doesn't have the ring of truth to it . Sorry.
I'm so glad to have met you on our television screen this season! You are TRULY A WONDERFUL PERSON who seems very geniune and caring towards her friends! Anyone should feel honored to call you a friend! WHAT NERVE ALEXIS HAS BLAMING YOU FOR NOT TELLING HER ABOUT THE PAST, WHEN IT WAS HER HUSBAND'S RESPONSIBILITY TO DO SO! She always project the negativity she's experiencing in her relationship with Jim towards everyone else! Don't let it bother you and continue being the beautiful and fabulous woman that you are! Until we meet again, blessings and love!:o)
I want to like you but I'm tired of the gangs in this franchise of RH. You, Tamra and Vicki seem to share one brain. Enough already - Have your own opinions and understand there is grey. Just because Tamra or Vicki believe this or that does not make it the WORD! Don't you see they have their own propaganda too - i.e. history and vendettas that make them have a tendency to see things one way or another to the extreme rather than the likely reality everyone just trying to go along and do the right thing as best they can. And lay off of Alexis already - she is a person trying to make sure she is making the right decisions for herself struggling in a sea of piranhas where she is clearly out witted both at home and in her "friendships".
Peggy, you are a welcome addition to this series. A much calmer addition and you certainly show a knowledge of basic manners. I think Alexis is jealous of you and is becoming a nasty person. She is not of your caliber so just let it go. So, so not worth the trouble. Looking forward to seeing you again next year.
peggy, i so hope they bring you back next season, you and vicki and tamra make the show worth watching, gretchen being the mommy figure in her relationship with slade is old and depressing,and alexis with her traditional marriage just makes me mad, i could never be with a man so controlling and her views on life and women is so off i just don't like her.good luck and i hope to see you next season!
Go, Peggy! You handle yourself with such fun, elegant poise. Good for you in not letting Alexis get to you. She was clearly frightened of being upstaged by you, which is why she didn't want you on the show. Alexis' obsessive blogs, calls to WWHL, and clamoring tirades on-camera only speak for themselves. At this point, one can only pity her.
Thank you for bringing attention to PPD. It was such a courageous thing to admit, and something to which many women can relate.
Keep presenting yourself as the wonderful, caring woman & mother that you are. Best of luck & hope to see you next season!
I really like you this season. I think you showed what a real women is like in OC. You and Vikki are fablous! I can't wait to see where your life turns now. Hope to see you next year.
OMG Peggy well said!! i love your blogs!! YOU HAVE MADE A GREAT addition to the real housewives of the OC!! I really hope you and your family are on the show next season!!!
Hi Peggy, I just wanted to say how much I respected the way you did not get involved with the nasty name calling etc from some of the other housewives. I think Alexis finding out about you having known her Jim previously, tainted her attitude towards you. She seemed very defensive and tried to "one up you" because of her insecurities. I also appreciate you must have formed an opinion of Gretchen and Slade based on Tamra's perspective as you say she has been so kind to you. I hope you must be able to see how Tamra manipulates people and especially her friends by only telling half truths. Even Vikki got a dose of Tamra's nasty last season but Vikki chose to accept Tamra's apology. I really hope you never fall out with Tamra and end up needing an apology too!!My point is, Noboby except for Slade and the mother of his children know the truth. There are always two sides to a story and just because one gets airtime does not make it true. I think Slade and Gretchen should be left alone to deal with personal issues without comments from people and even by your last statement in your blog where you are indicating that Gretchen is with the wrong guy should be a thought and not voiced!! Stick to being nice as I really think you come across better when you are not being mean. I applaud Tamra for enjoying life now as maybe she was abused verbally or physically, who knows. Thats the point, who knows and Gretchen has the right to defend herself as Tamra can never know what went on in Gretchens life with her fiance before he passed away and its really cruel to keep insisting on trying to hurt Gretchen with it. But i maintain that she should stop with the nasty and and am a true believer in live and let live. On a lighter note, I would love to learn more about your holistic approach and hope you will add some info to your future blogs. Your girls are gorgeous, you have a husband that loves you and you have a kind heart. Good luck in all that you do, you are truely a great mum and got help when you needed it the most and your girls will always be grateful for that. Stay strong and keep smiling......
Hi Peggy~ I must say that you have become more and more interesting as each eepisode airs. As for Alexis, I loved the collage of digs Bravo aired at the reunion, summarizing all of your claims that she says things to make you look beneath her. Even better is when Alexis uses biblical references to explain herself- what a riot. She would have gotten no airtime if you would not have fed her the ball!!!
You are awesome Peggy. A wonderful addition to the cast. You have your head on right. You handled Alexis very well at the reunion. I think viewers can distinguish the truth by now and if you were a crazy stalker and had really broken into Jim's house, we all know he would have never 'allowed' Alexis to be friends with you! It was a sad attempt to make you look bad & put negative attention on you when the simple fact is he lied to his wife or rather kept something from her. And when the truth came out he still wouldn't admit it which makes one wonder what all else he is hiding? She needs to look for answers and truth from him - they clearly have issues. You're great, classy & we love you!
I hope you are back next season! You were a breath of fresh air and allowed us to see how jealous and mean Alexis can really be. You seem like a peaceful person who wants everyone to get along and tries to work through your issues. You can never have a talk with Alexis about any of the issues between you because she gets too defensive and cannot say she is sorry. Good luck in your future endeavors!
I am glad we have you on the show. You seem like such a nice woman. thank you for sharing on your struggles you helped me to see what I has been wrong with me since I have had my girls. I can't believe Alexis and her husband the text he sent her while you were filming the reunion. She has really become a mean rude person. Well at least you know who your real friends are. I wish you the best of luck.
Peggy; I truly enjoyed watching you this season as you were usually the voice of reason. Dont get caught up in the Jim and Alexis drama, as he is simply trying to make himself look better by making you a villian. He will never admit that you are right about your past because it makes him out to be a liar. Men always try to pit two women against each other in order to save their own necks. I normally hate to see women in relationships with domineering men, but in this case, I think Alexis needs this and perhaps deserves it as well. Keep being your cool, centered self and I hope you're back next season!
Well Pegegy dear...Why would you ask where Jim was when you knew exactly where he was?...Looks like you wanted to stir it up just like your big boobed bff !...Own it ! Admit it ! and maybe people would like you if we canget past your ugly old face!....you can drive all the fancy cars you want and where all the fancy things you want and marry a younger man that only you (and him) by the way feels is good looking...when you get in bed at night it is an old surgery filled body and face thats getting into that bed!!! be real! and be nice to people that are your friends! and not to mean gilrs whose club you want to be a member of!...your on the worng team....turning against Alex is going ot bite you in your saggy butt!
Peggy! I absolutely love you on the show. You don't get mixed up in all the drama!! I don't blame you. Keep taking the high road!! Can't wait to see you on the next season!!