Cast Blog: #RHOC

A New Me

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"

A New Me

Vicki reflects on her journey in the O.C. and welcomes Heather to the fold.

Welcome back everyone to Season 7. I hope you enjoyed the first episode of this brand new season. I have been told by Bravo, that they feel this will be our best season yet. Although there won't be any tables tipped over or wine thrown. . .you will see some of us get a little heated up with screaming outbursts instead. Something I for one am not proud of, but when it's needed. . .it's needed. I'm apologizing ahead of time if any of you are offended.

Tonight's episode was pretty mellow, I thought. I laughed at myself when Mike and I were straightening up the house and looking at my pillow smashing technique. I started asking some of my friends if they do the same and they agreed that all pillows need to be smashed in the middle. Not up for negotiations.

This morning while I was driving up to Los Angeles in the dark, I reflected back on where I was seven years ago when we launched our first episode. My family and I were naïve to reality TV, and really didn't have any clue on what was in store for us. Briana was a senior in high school and Michael had just gone off to college at CU Boulder. Now they are 25 and 26 and off on their own. I was working in my home selling life insurance with Lauri, and nobody in the outside world really knew my name. Wow, my have things changed.

Watching Gretchen and Tamra go to lunch and discuss their past issues was interesting to me. How can Gretchen just put the past behind her and simply forgive Tamra for all the hurt she has put her and Slade through? From what Gretchen has told me, it was easier to forgive then keep fighting. Maybe that's a lesson for all of us. I just don't know if I could do have done it. While I was watching Tamra give Gretchen a friendship bracelet with a key on it and "locking up the past and entering a new future," I thought WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON HERE?!?

Tamra introduced Heather to our group by inviting her to my dinner party. When I met her, it was an immediate "Wow" moment. She was absolutely stunning, classy, and the only one who brought me a hostess gift. I liked her immediately and thought. . ."finally someone I can connect with."

I felt bad for Alexis tonight seeing Peggy walk in my dinner party. You could cut the air with a knife. The ended the season finale last year with such an uncomfortable situation with Alexis finding out Peggy dated Jim. How uncomfortable.

My business Coto Insurance is still growing, and I still love working there. As most of you know Donn and I are at the final stages of settling our property and our divorce. It's unbelievable that it's already been 16 months since I filed and we separated. Donn is still active in my kids' lives, and we are very amicable, which I am very grateful for. We truly want the best for each other, and realized we weren't the best for one another. My son Mike is doing a fantastic job, and he is growing his book of business and really becoming an amazing insurance specialist. Briana is still practicing nursing and works the night shift and fortunately still loves her job.

As you will see this year, I am dating a great man named Brooks. He has become my best friend, my true partner, and someone that I really enjoy being with. I hope you enjoy watching a new me this season.

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Well that's all for now. . .just fasten your seatbelts and enjoy the season. Thanks for watching. Woo hoo.

Warmly,
Vicki

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Shannon Settles the Score

If Andy's asking "What's the score, Shannon Beador?" Shannon thinks she's definitely won.

This is Blog #20, my last Blog for the season! The past year was been a wild ride for both me and for my family. I have come to many realizations about myself, made lifelong friends, experienced some tough moments, and embarked on a path to a more peaceful self. So to use Andy’s phrase, “What's the score, Shannon Beador?” I would say without a doubt that I have definitely won.

I am happy that the viewers got a little glimpse into my sometimes unconventional ways! For me, it's all about good energy. I love that Vicki’s business has clearly benefited from trying feng shui with Elaine Wright. If you can't get hurt, there is no reason to try anything holistic. If you actually benefit, why wouldn't anyone want to go the natural way? If my children tend to feel better after seeing Dr. Moon and not have to take antibiotics, then I am a happy mom. It's all about creating a healthy balance!

I am an open book and am often criticized for it, but I am who I am. I don't know many couples married for 13 years that have a perfect relationship. Everyone has ups and downs, and although it may be difficult and require effort, it is possible to move through it and make things better. I have said it many times in the season that divorce is not an option. I will always fight for my marriage and my family. It truly touches my heart that so many fans have been and continue to root for David and I. I am so appreciative and grateful for all of your positive comments! Thank you!

Do Tamra and Heather truly want to move forward and potentially develop a friendship with me? Only time will tell. But for now, I have amazing friends surrounding me, including Vicki Gunvalson and Lizzie Rovsek. And most importantly, I have been blessed with the most incredible family anyone could ask for. That is where all of my energy is focused.

I will never forget this entire year, both the good and the bad, because each moment took me on the journey to where I am today. And today, I am in a phenomenal and happy place. Thank you for taking this journey with me!

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