Vicki Gunvalson

Vicki explains the situation with Donn and how she is moving forward.

on Jun 12, 2011

When Donn said in his interview that I orchestrated the entire thing and that a man deserves dignity and respect, I have to respond saying by saying I agree and disagree. I did not orchestrate anything. I filed for divorce, and if that’s considering “orchestrating,” then I’m guilty of that. Donn’s comments about respecting him and giving him dignity -- I did both. I respected Donn through our entire marriage and even after we filed. In fact, I still respect Donn. We have known each other for a very long time, and the last thing I want to do is to hurt him. What you don’t know is I’ve been hurt too by many things that Donn has done to disrespect me, and I will never talk about it or disclose any of them. What good will it do? There is no easy way to dissolve a marriage, but I sincerely feel Donn and I have both been handling this as best as we can.

When Andy asked me if I was dating, I admitted that I was. It has been eight months since I filed, and the reality is I am happy. I really don’t know if it’s the best timing or whether I should be dating already, but sometimes you just can’t control timing. It’s important for you to know, I filed for divorce in October and the reunion was taped in May. I want you to also know that my separation was not based on the influence of any one else -- Not Tamra, not a man, not my family, no one! I don’t know what my future holds for me, but as of right now I’m taking care of me. I'm taking it slow and finding peace.

On June 26th I’ll be on the Today show in NYC so stay tuned to watch that around the 8am hour.

I am proud to say that on June 29th, stay tuned for a new TV show that I filmed in Richmond, Virginia called Messiest Home of America. It was a life-changing week for me helping this lady that had been hoarding for over fifteen years. This is another type of show I would like to do in the future. A show that can change people’s lives and have a positive impact on someone, versus this catty fighting that tends to happen on our show.