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.
I hope they can find a new noise for the next season. Whoo hoo is getting old and sounding high school.
Seriously?!?! Is everything that Vicki does a promo for her business? I have worked in insurance my entire career and trust me, it isn't that exciting. I think Vicki is abandoned Don for work and she should be ashamed. Just sayin....
Hi Vicki! So happy to see the new you, and looking forward to a new season as well. I've been a big fan of the Orange County Housewives since day one, they are the best of the bunch! It's good to hear that both you and Donn realized that it was time to let go and move forward, I was a little sad for the both of you last season. Love your beautiful home, the decor and especially the pillow punching! I would love to know where you purchased your "Caliente!" wood plaque, I absolutely love it! I'm a Latina and it would be a perfect addition to my home decor, if you could message me on where I can purchase I would really appreciate it! Can't wait for next weeks show.....Blessings!
Vicki, I cannot say it enough! I adore the scenes of you and your children. It reminds me so much of me with my son and daughter. You do things I do, like telling my son to do something, but then actually taking it upon myself to do it. It's very surreal to watch you with them. I think you are a fantastic mother and I hope you know that! As for the season, I can't wait to see more of you and your budding romance. It's very satisfying to see that no matter how old or young you are, there's always room for love and romance. And to actually find it with a professional like yourself is very lucky! I wouldn't put too much into worrying about Gretchen and Tamra because whatever happens there, I honestly believe that Tamra will always have your back and will be loyal to you. You're her bestie! Again, congrats on the new man and live life happily!!!
You seemed much happier last night. You welcomed the new girl warmly...not so much in past seasons. You look great. Much continued success. Btw, I too smush my sofa pillows like that!
Vicki, give it a rest already. Tamra is a grown woman who can make sound decisions without your knowledge or imput. Her friendship with Gretchen has absolutely NOTHING to do with you. Maybe you're just jealous of any attention Tamra gives to anyone besides you. Grow up already. As for Jeana, why are you so concerned about what she's doing? You need worry about how much money you need to set aside to pay Don for his many years of pain and suffering. And he deserves it, too!
Vicki, come on. Let Gretchen and Tamera have their friendship, no matter what you may think of it. You can sometimes be just as guilty as some of the other women when it comes to being a mean girl. You are still one of my faves though!
Vickie, in the future . Never say she was the "only one" to give me a gift. That insults the rest of your guest.
MAY say, SHE brought me a lovely Hostess Gift. You can add something here..such as, "I was delightfully surprised"..or "How thoughtful".
It's 2012...stop being so negative already! It's your 1st blog of the season and you are already spewing negative comments about Gretchen and Tamra trying to hash things out. Get over it! Do unto others as you would have them do unto you! Remember that the next time before you speak! For some reason you think your so much better then the others! Hands up for Tamra your just jealous and it makes Tamra the bigger person!!!
So living with your soon to be ex spouses must be how you all roll in Orange County! You gave Jeana alot of flack about her ex living with her, yet you do the same. I always find it amusing when people start dating their 'best friends' while they are still married....sorry Vicki, but separated is still married, especially for someone who signs the cross across her chest every minute! Good luck.
Hello Vicky, welcome back. It's good to see you looking so glamorous and happy. I like your motivation, drive and work ethic. BUT, Vicky slow down, I think you ruined your marriage with Don, in my eyes, you emasculated him and undermined him. A real relationship takes hard work and sacrifice. First you build it, then you establish it and after that you maintain it. My husband and I have been working at our relationship for the past 16 years. Sometimes its very tough but we agree that we want to be married so we try to work it through. Time, gentle conversations, a walk through our neighbourhood. Appreciating the simple things in life has helped to keep us on track. Vicky, you like to prioritise your material needs, that's entirely up to you BUT, in all honesty, I think you were too selfish to nurture your relationship with Don. You expected him to give give give, while you (or so it seems) did nothing in return. So many times I would shout at the screen. You could have taken a day off work once a week to go out for icecream, then sit together and just hold eachother for a few hours. This is what I do with my husband and it works.
Try to take an emotional and personal inventory. You look glamourous and happy, but how do you really feel inside? This Brooks guy has had some bad press. Get a private investigator to look into him. I truly like you Vicky but I think you are extremely selfish and self absorbed. I hope I haven't hurt your feelings, I just don't want you to make another huge mistake.
Nothing but negative comments. The self righteousness is so thick in here. My only complaint about Vicki is, darling, you look like you need some good sleep. Other than that, I admire Vicki for being such a strong self made woman.
I am sorry your marriage didn't work out and am happy that you and Donn are not bashing each other every chance you get. Not one of us knows what really goes on in someone else's marriage and I for one refuse to assume that you are the one to blame and bash you for it. I hope you and Donn happiness in your futures.
WOW!!! I can't believe everyone has such a bad attitude!! Vicky works CRAZY hard and has earned every penny she makes! Just because she has money does NOT mean she doesn't have EVERY right to complain about having to pay alimony! As for her being the reason Simon’s marriage! hahaha are you serious?!?! Simon was an ASS!! There are so many things that happen that they never show on TV! Yes Don put up with a lot but you have no idea what Vicky had to go through. She's not my favorite house wife but I have a great respect for her! I'm disgusted that you guys are so judgmental! I guess it's a good thing none of your lives are on TV for the whole world to see! Give me a break! No one is perfect
Since when did you start having any feelings towards Gretchen....seems to be YOU were equally to blame for some of the bad mouthing that went on behind her back with Tamra, could it be that some of the rumors are true about your current boyfriend and his child support, maybe now you have a little more empathy for all the vile things you said about Slade without knowing the facts....Seriously at this point in your life, stop acting like a girl in high school who just found out her BFF has another friend....World is plenty big to have more than one friends....LET IT GO.
Congradulations on your new life, hope it goes well for you and hope you don't let tamara and the others get to you, they are not worth it. Wish I had a friend like you
hi..am also a chicago gal and went to schaumburg high school altho i am about 12 years older then you..however you just put all that negative stuff behind you and go live your life the best that you can...i think you are a terrific lady and have watched your show since the beginning...i have grown kids too, that i raised alone and my daughter is a picu nurse too, so of course she knows everything..anyways, you have fans that love you and really UNDERSTAND WHERE YOU ARE COMING FROM ..if you have found love (and peace) then God bless..enjoy..and be happy in all your endeavors..i live in lake worth fla which is next door to west palm, just so you know (screw taylor armstrong) i think you have been a good role model for woman for a long time...i hope you will have good health and much happiness..love you all on the show (except Alexis who is an absolute moron)...believe me your viewers are VERY smart..be well..
1. Don't you feel foolish for criticizing Slade regarding his so-called lack of child support? Hasn't your new beau been arrested for not paying child support? 2. Tamra wasn't the only one giving Gretchen a hard time. You were right there in the middle of it all, too. So, don't try to sound holier than thou. 3. Are you changing your attitude because you realize the viewers are tired of seeing grown women bully each other, and you're afraid you might get fired from the show if you don't grow up? 4. Would you please refrain from trying to push your insurance business on us when your blog? If I want insurance, I know where to look. I read these blogs for entertainment, not marketing purposes.
Vicki , girl, I just want to see you happy, You deserve it, no one knows what is going on between two people so only you know if it is over with Don. I loved seeing the house, so lovely it really is a beautiful home you created. Wish I could buy it! But would Jenna start peeking over like Mrs.Cravits? EKKK Stay well and take a moon bath one night on the full moon, glass of wine, its so relaxing! happiness! Dana
I LOVE ME SOME VICKI! YOUR SUPER SMART AND CLASSY AND HAVE WORKED VERY HARD FOR ALL YOUR SUCCESS SO MAYBE ALLISON SMITH CAN TAKE NOTES AND STOP BEING DEBBIE DOWNER. ANYONE CAN BE SUCCESSFUL IF YOUR WILLING TO WORK FOR IT. I TOO AM GOING THROUGH A DIVORCE AND IT'S VERY HARD, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOUR TRYING TO BE AS COURTEOUS TO THE OTHER PERSON AS POSSIBLE AND THEY DO NOT RECIPROCATE THE FAVOR. I ADMIRE HOW CLASSY AND KIND YOU'VE BEEN TO DONN. I LIKE WHAT YOU SAID LAST SEASON WHEN YOU MENTIONED THAT YOU LOVED DONN BUT YOU DIDN'T LOVE HIM ENOUGH TO STAY. JUST BECAUSE YOUR NOT IN AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP DOESN'T MEAN YOU SHOULD STAY TO PLEASE OTHERS, IF YOUR LOVE TANK WASN'T FILLED UP THEN YOU NEED TO FIND SOMEONE WHO DOES. IT'S SAD AND DISHEARTENING WHEN YOU NEED TO ASK YOUR HUSBAND TO TELL YOU "I LOVE YOU". LIFE'S TO SHORT TO BE UNHAPPY. SOMETIMES STARTING OVER IS BETTER THEN SETTLING AND ONLY YOU ARE IN CHARGE OF YOUR OWN HAPPINESS. I LIKE THAT YOUR NOT AFRAID TO TAKE A CHANCE IN ORDER TO FIND LOVE! I THINK IT'S GREAT THAT YOU HAVE A NEW BOYFRIEND WHO TOTALLY FULFILLS YOU! IT IS REALLY SHOWING HOW MUCH HAPPIER AND LESS STRESSED OUT YOU ARE. DIVORCES CAN TAKE YEARS TO FINALIZE SO KUDOS TO YOU FOR MOVING FORWARD WITH YOUR LIFE AND NOT WASTING THAT YEAR AND HALF DWELLING ON YOUR BROKEN PAST. I THINK ONCE PAPER WORK HAS BEEN FILED YOUR GOOD TO GO WITH HOWEVER YOU PLEASE!!!! WAHOO
Vicki...you are the Housewife veteran. You are one of the few housewives that actually work and have built your own wealth. You are definitely a little nutty and I get shaky watching you but all these negative blogs...these people act like they see everything in your life!!!. I like you!!! Hope the Season is great!!! Gretchen...I think you should give her a break though...she isn't so bad. Now...Alexis...well.....
Wow, everyone here is soooo negative re: Vicki. She isn't perfecet and has never professed to be, but give it a break. I thnik ther are alot of jealous women out ther because Vicki has become a successful business person, albeit at a cost...her marriage. However, if you paid attention to last season, you would have seen the episode where Vicki and Donn are at dinner and she asks him what he will do when he retires. Vicki is 49 yrs. old, Donn is almost 60. While they had a great life together, their age difference may be the biggest difference between them. She is years from retirement and he is almost there. That in itself is enough to separate a couple.They are at different crossroads in their life. And... alot of people grow apart, for various reasons. I thought Donn was the best husband in the OC, but not perfect either. Let's not assume that only Vicki is at fault here. I admire and respect her and I am looking forward to seeing her become an even better person this season.
and....with all due respect, Simon was his OWN demise in his marriage, NOT Vicki. Does anyone know how to use spellcheck anymore?
You have all the potential of being a great role model and then you open your mouth a take ten giant steps backwards. Your husband supported your dreams for Your own business. I would be willing to bet he supported your kids too. If you have to pay spousal support take the high road and be a role model. After all you would be the first to throw don under the bus if he said anything in public about having to pay you spousal support. Get over yourself.
Why do you care if Tamara and Gretchen have mended fences? Shouldn't you want them to get along, rather than hating each other?
Must you always end with a commercial??? If you finally have someone with class to connect with, you may want to nix all of the insurance talk on your blog...not very classy.
I think that you can always be sure that kindness, intelligence, integrity, self-awareness, and character may be undervalued in the beginning, but Never fear! You've triumphed in the end!
Love you, babe!
Welcome back Vicki!!! I've watched ALL 7 seasons I'm no doubt the biggest fan!I also purchased a very healthy life insurance policy from you about 2 years ago, anyway so happy for you and your new life, it looks like you are figuring this thing called life out. Like you VERY similar marriages and divorces now I'm living with my boyfriend/best friend for the past 1 1/2. If your ever in Santa Barbara look me up for coffee, my treat! Till then looking forward to every episode, God Bless!!
Hi Vicki, sorry to hear about you and Don. He was such a great guy on camera. Although we don't have a clue what went on behind closed doors between you two. So I wish you both the best. Don tried so hard to be a good Husband and everything he did just wasen't enough for you.You were never satisfied. I hope all is good with him. I'm not trying to put you down because no one is perfect. I hope you find exactly what your looking for. Everyone deserves love no matter how long it takes to find it. Good luck with the show I freakin love you guys.
I don't see you getting much support in your blog, Vicki. I think that's because there's a feeling that the public recognizes Don was probably a very nice man. So your divorce is because of what? Whatever the reasons for your divorce will repeat itself and present itself again with this new guy you're with. You equate money with success too much and you are already married - to your career. It would be impossible for you to have any kind of a longterm committed relationship with any one.
I've watched all the seasons and have to say that your entertaining, but extremely immature. You're a "mean girl" and I doubt you will ever really change. Like I said ... Good entertainment.
Vicky is the one constant on this program and sorry, she's not enough of an attraction to even bother watching this vapid cast "live their real lives onscreen".
I hope Don takes her to the cleaners for the misery he must have endured over all the years. The new Vicky is just as worthless as the old Vicky.
WoW, I can hear you giving a lecture to divorcing women worldwide to get financial security by getting a job, an education and even better...spousal support. I agree with many of the blogs, but the one I agree about the most is how all you talk about is mo' money. I'm happy you found your perfect man. You see him twice a month which is probably more than you saw Donn and you guys lived in the same house. Money doesn't make one happy, it pays the bills, gives you security and then becomes a weapon. It's really sad to see how many lives and marriages have been affected in a negative way by the greed and egoes of reality tv and not just the housewives, but athletes and others involved with wannabe Armenians and others with no talent except for making headlines of drama.
I wish I could find the Donn you "dumped". The man deserves love, respect and commitment. It does not have to be on the exclusive beach with the comment " Oh Donn it is a princess cut diamond with 12 thousand diamonds that I worked for and neglected you for. BOTTOM LINE.................
Hi Vicki, just wanted to say I'm so glad you are still on the show and I can't wait to see what happens in your ever-evolving life this season! You are definitely the true OG of the OC! Woohoo! :)
Donn be a man!! I liked Donn and I felt a little sorry for him, being left on the back burner. But he can get through life on his own dime. He has a job. Its not like he was a stay at home dad for 20yrs. Donn find another rich woman if thats what you need. Vicki I love you but be careful of Brooks, I don't trust him. Love you sooo much! Glad Gretchen and Tamera made up.
whoop de doo...peggy dated the WONDERFUL Jim. Shows they BOTH have rotten taste and the inability to see through the poser!
Vicky, my husband loved seeing you spruce up your living room. He finally was able to say that he was right about how the pillows looked best in our house (smooshed in the middle) not me, who preferred them fluffed into a perfect square, rectangle, etc. shape.
Vickie, I had to read one of the lines of this blog numerous times to make sure I got it right. Is it? Could it be? Have you FINALLY taken off your blinders & seen the real Tamra by acknowledging how awful she's been to Gretchen? You have always seemed like such a smart person, except where Tamra's concerned. No matter how ridiculous or nasty things are that come out of her mouth you've always been right there to back her up. I understand backing up a friend. But when that friend has been needlessly and repeatedly vicious you can only ignore it for so long. The one thing that comes to mind is Tamra's near-violent insistence that Gretchen cheated on Jeff. She sat on that couch at one of the reunion shows with her arms crossed, snarling, awaiting an apology. FOR WHAT???? Or when you referred to her soft-core porn scene from last year as "a beautiful, loving..." Really? Glad to see you're stepping off the Tamra Kool-Aid. Hopefully this season will be a return to the Vickie I adored from the 1st few seasons.
I love Vicky she is my favorite house wife!!!!!!! You know how to have fun and have fun with your family. You should be very proud of your family and buisness. You are a success and I wish you well. You certainly seem like your tank is full.
Really Vicki? After all the b.s. in past seasons, you are clearly jealous of Tamra and Gretchen having a friendly lunch. Oh you had me fooled for a while. Don deserves any and all spousal support he can get! He catered to you, put up with your outrageous demands, supported you so you could live at your job, treated your kids as his own and got beat down daily for doing it! Had he been the one making the big money, YOU would go after every cent and you would get every cent. And now you want us viewers to buy your insurance?! You got to go girl!
I like your drive and how passionate you are about your work. Divorce is a very had thing to go through i know. No matter how old your kids are it will still be hard for them. It will get better in time. You just need to focus on you and make sure that what you do makes you happy and try not to make everyone else happy. I am glad that you are trying to be a better person cause you did have some flaws in the past seasons, but everyone does. So look up and think positive.
I was hoping you wouldn't be brought back this season, but I shouldn't complain since I stopped watching RHOC ages ago. Tuned in to see if anything good was happening. It wasn't. Shameless plug for your insurance business. Wow.
I have to agree with alot of the posts on here. Vickie, you are being very hipacritical. You have a ton of nerve going with a guy who doesn't take care of his children. Have you forgotten the struggles you went through before Donncame into your life? Have you forgotten the calus remarks you made about Slade? I know time changes your views, but most of us apologize for the nasty things we say and do. The crazy promting of your business is beyond old! Shame on you and Shame on BRAVO for airing that nonsense! Anyway, I hope that we start to see a different side of you, other than the one that episode one has shown. I am hoping to see a Vickie that has learned from her mistakes. A more humble and grounded Vickie.
It makes me really sad to see how people feel they have the right to be downright ugly to people just because they can. How would you feel if someone said half the nasty things all of you are posting to her? It's uncalled for. Keep your opinions to yourself. It's a tv show. None of you have real interactions with these people. No matter how rich or poor, married or divcorced, none of us are in any of these ladies shoes.