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I watched this week's episode with great sadness. Donn and I were in a very difficult place in our marriage when we were filming this past summer. Although I tried to hide it when filming, it obviously was not possible. It makes me very sad to see where I was in my life eight months ago and is like opening a sore or a wound and pouring salt in it. It is very painful to say the least to watch it now. Filming a reality TV show during such a painful time was very hard on both of us and actually still is. Ironically, we are both very private people when it comes to our marriage, however it was hard to hide what was going on.
When Tamra, Peggy, and I went to Temecula for wine tasting I was hoping that I could have gotten away without bringing up the pain that I was going through. Peggy had no idea that I was in such a sad state of mind, and she had no idea that I didn't really want to talk about Donn that day. Have you ever been in that situation where you just don't want to talk about it? That was this kind of day.
It was nice seeing Alexis' dress line completed and her photo shoot was beautiful at the St. Regis. I still don't know how she has such an amazing body after having three kids. She's definitely an inspiration to keep working out and eating healthy, isn't she?
Speaking of figure, Peggy looked absolutely beautiful in her photo shoot for Micah. It is so nice to see couples happy and in love the way they are. It's great to be around them.
Well it's been a long day of travelling, and I have to cut my blog short. Thank you all for your support and for your great emails.
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Wow, nice to see you taking the high road and not bashing on anyone! I was impressed with you and how you questioned Peggy's integrity in regards to her friendship with Alexis.
I think your blog was very enjoyable to read. It is nice to see you in a more positive place. I hope that you are finding happiness in your life. Just remember not to work so hard that you forget to enjoy the small things in life. One side note was your comment about Gretchen's purse line on camera. If you did not want to buy one of her purses, that is fine, but was it necessary to "diss" her? You want people to support your insurance shouldn't you then support Gretchen's ventures to earn money? It is the little comments that can hurt others, try to stay on the positive track with supportive in your words.
Lovely, positive blog, Vicki! I hope you are enjoying a lot of happiness and peace! Both you and Donn are beautiful people and I wish you both the best.
Hi Vickery. I'm so sorry what ou are going through and what you went throught. You are oin my prayers. I'm in the process of getting life insurance throught COTO!!!(woohoo) The nurse was suppose to meet me at wrk this a.m. but now shou. I left a message with your staff so hopefully this can be resolved. ALSO YOUR SON IS TERRIFIC, he helped me get on the ball of my life insurance. Happy lates mother's day. You inspire me in soo many ways. Have a blessed day.
Vicki, I just love you and your work ethic! In last night's episode (May 8, 2011) you were wearing a purple, strapless, elastic-top dress while you were preparing dinner. I just LOVE that dress. Can you tell me where you got it! Keep up the good attitude, Vicki!!
you have a lot to be proud of in building your business, even though quite a lot of it has to do with the publicity you get from the show. You have lost your identity in the business. I know, I run several businesses and it is easy to do. Never forget though to take time for the people who mean the most to you, they are the ones who will remember you when you are gone, not your employees, not your customers. I am sorry that you and Donn got a divorce. Donn seems like a nice guy. Nice men are hard to find. I find it interesting that your staff are all fairly young. I could be wrong, but it appears that you don't like people with maturity and experience possibly standing up to you. It's interesting how you gravitated to Tamra. However, I do give you tons of credit for having more class.
how refreshing Vicki... no nasty comments about anyone else in your blog AT ALL. that gets tiring reading week after week. it sounds like you are in a better place now. i know how difficult divorce is. but being in an unhappy marriage is even worse. so many can say what a wonderful man donn is, but nobody knows what goes on behind closed doors and no one is in a position to judge. i hope you find happiness.
Vicki, I hope you're in a happier place now. It's painful for us as viewers to see you be so miserable. It has always appeared to me that you are just rotten to Donn. He is such a nice guy. I think now I have come to understand, your feelings a little better. You are the bread winner and all you get is grief for how much of your time it takes to win the bread. I hope though, going forward, you can calm down! You don't always need to be so frantic! So critical! So controlling! Take a breath, and enjoy your successes! And I wish you many more and much love.
Vicki, I know this has to be a hard time for you and I understand what your going through. Hold your head high and things will work out. I appreciated you on the show this week, and the comment you made about not knowing what you want sounded like the human side of you, I also appreciated that. I am hoping after this season you continue to stay on the show because honestly you and Peggy are the only reasons I am still watching the show. Gretchen and Tamra are just to much with the back bitting, Alexis is a puppet to Jim and has no opinions of her own, and it seems to me that you and Peggy are the most real. I know this was taped in October, and this is now May, but I really hope you and Donn can find a way back to eachother and be as happy as you were when you renewed your vows. I think if you would cut back on your hours, s=and you two made it a rule to spend time together, it could happen. Stranger things have happened ya know! :) Have a great day Vicki, and as for insurance, I need it, but my husband cant be insured for medical reasons, so I am no help there.
your blog was very nice! You should continue to be a nice person, that's when you are the most fun to be around!!
Glad you enjoyed yourself at the Derby and were treated to some good ol' Southern hospitality. As a Louisvillian, I think it's one of the best kept secrets in the world. I love living here. I'm glad you liked our Mayor, Greg Fischer, I also think he is a great man. Love you and all the other OC Housewives, so hopefully this won't be your last Derby. Thanks for all the wonderful things you had to say about our little town.
Sorry about you and Don. No one knows what really goes on behind closed doors, but the way they edit the show, he seems to be trying with you, and you seem to be completely uninterested in him or anything to do with him. Very sad.
Vicki, I LOVED reading about your experience at the derby!! I miss Louisville (I was born there and even have an episode of my own, ID Discovery's Stolen Voices, Buried Secrets, "Closing Time" which is about my dad's murder in his bar there). I am also so sorry about your divorce. I went through one of my own while trying to settle my dad's estate and testify at the murder trials. I know how it feels to have to put on a brave face while so many are watching. You are a strong, intelligent brave woman. Just like me :) God bless xoxo
I'm glad you have the life you want. Out with celebrities, hob nobing around and without a loving husband. You want it all 100% your way and you got it. Good for you to figure that out now and let Donn go while he still has a chance to find someone who will love him for who he is, not who you want him to be.
Enjoy being a single businesswoman, it is what you have always aspired to be. Congratulations you did it!
I agree that when those horse get past that first turn your body just can't help but get covered with goose bumps. So exciting and exhilarating. The infield at the Kentucky Derby is one of the greatest places to be! Did you drink a Mint Julep? Yum!
Yes positive blog for a change! But again I just can't believe it when I watch how you act on the show! You would be commenting and wanting to be all up in other people's marriages just like you were Tamra's! You really need to learn if you are going to dish it, you need to learn to take it! You run your mouth and get into conversations about everyone but when its you, you don't want to talk about it and for it to be kept private! Please, start having some respect for others and their privacy and maybe you will get it in return! I bet if Peggy were talking about Alexis and Jim or Gretchen and Slade you wouldn't have not wanted to talk about it! Look in the mirror at yourself before you judge others!
Vicki, I think your are an awesome lady and I love your husband Donn. I really think that you should spend more time with your husband. You already have a successful business and you should enjoy what you have a earned, but at what cost that man adores you and I see they way he looks at you, I hope that you will really think hard before you do something you regret. I wish you and Donn the best of luck he's a keeper
Donn seems like a very nice man (dinner party behavior an exception) and I think he will eventually realize that he should be with a woman who WANTS to spend time with him. It's great to have a career, but it seems to me like you have paid a very great price for your success. Remember this quote, "Success has made failures of many men".
You have more class than anyone else on this show, it's nice to see you and Tamra getting in the groove again. You are both very committed to your relationship with each other.
Wondering if you could post what the yummy zucchini/squash/parmesan cheese thing that you were making in this week's episode was?? I'm always searching for new veggie recipes!
I think you are a nice person but it is a shame you did not put the same intensity into your marriage that you put into the rest of your life. It is almost like Donn was in the way of what you wanted to do. Sad.
Vicki, I hope it is not too late to repair your marriage. Donn is a good man and you just want to be single to act skanky like Tamra.
I hope and pray that Don takes half of whatever you own and finds happiness with someone who is normal....you like most of the cast have everything possible yet you have nothing at all. I have been watching since season 1. You would think seeing yourself on T.V all these years you would cringe and become a better person. Your values are backwards....
Born and raised in Kentucky I'm excited to read anothers experience about our great state and a sampling of what we have to offer. I watched your facebook closely to see how you enjoyed your trip here to the Derby. Love the show!!
So glad you enjoyed the Derby! I live outside of Louisville in Indiana and we have had some horrible weather leading up to the Derby with lots of flooding and severe thunderstorms. With all that there is still nothing more beautiful than Derby!!!
I love watching you, Tamara, and Peggy together you all always look like you have such a good time together!
As a wife and mom, I can identify with you. I'm thankful to have friends that love me for me. That's my wish for you.
You are an inspiration you truly are like for realz! Hopefully next sunday when I see the show again you wont be mad and weird towards donn or your tv viewers. I want to see the happy vicki again pretty pls! Much sucess to you vicki god bless!
Glad you enjoyed the Ky Derby. You looked beautiful and feel free to come back to the "ville" anytime. :)
Hi Vicki....You and Don are my favs! Please try to keep the marriage together. Don is also the best OC husband. The kindest, sweetest, most humble and tolerant man out of all of them! You both should continue to grow old together. Please save your marriage. He deserves i!
I watched that episode of ID Discovery, very sad about you dad Pease and Blessings to you
Hi Vicki, I think you definitely have a lot of wisdom. I hope that you and Donn are able to work you marriage out. Don reminds me of my husband, who I actually divorced for 5 years because I thought I wanted more in life, and felt I was missing out on life. After 5 years of dating, and being a single mom I realized I was not having the real kind of fun. I missed my family, and it was not the same without my husband. I have been remarried to him since 2004, and we are very happy. I do not want you to follow Tamra's Example. She has shown her true class. It is truly nasty. I honestly cant even imagine the two of you being friends. Please pray about giving your family another try. God Bless You!!
Vicki, You and Donn need to go your separate ways. You are obviously not happy with him anymore and it shows in the way you treat him. You are a very strong, independent woman but you need to remember work isn't everything. Don't let life pass you by.
Vicki, I am glad and happy that you went on a trip did that make you think and meditate on your relationship with donn? You 2 started off good then alot of sudden bam boom you both were completely totally different. Dont put money and work with your relationship. You and Donn deserve and need another chance. Dont ruin your matriomy or your relationship over stupid stuff or comments k. I didnt like it when peggy was asking you questions or comments and you stayed quiet she was trying to be supportive you know. Would you have answered to tamra instead? You seriously have to change cause if you stay the way I see you you are not going to be in my top five or top 10 anymore you can do it. And please do stop talking about alexis and gretchen all the time or some of the time that is not nice and not very lady like also. good luck!