Vicki Gunvalson

Vicki wishes the ladies would get over their fear of Cajun food and isn't bothered by the Brooks/boob incident.

on Feb 15, 20120

When Tamra asked Brooks and I to join her and Eddie to Catalina, we were all in. Brooks had never been to Catalina before and we were hoping for a drama free nice little getaway weekend.

Unfortunately, right out of the gate there was an issue. While we were on the boat headed over to the island, the guys decided to buy a round of tequila. That was their first mistake. I think once tequila shots come out, tempers and inhibitions do too. What you didn't see on tonight's episode was the conversation between Eddie and I, talking about how we are both Aries, how we love to travel, how we love a good time, and how we are passionate about our work (amongst other things). It was all in fun, and in no way were we flirting or being disrespectful to Brooks or Tamra. What you didn't hear was Tamra saying how much we were alike and how we were saying opposites attract. When Tamra took Brooks hand and put it on her breast, it took us all of guard a little but I wasn't offended. I mean. . .it's Tamra. She loves to be playful, and I didn't think it was a big deal. When I looked at Eddie's face, I knew he was upset and I thought it was best just to remain quiet and not get involved, which isn't easy for me. I felt bad and didn't want the weekend to start off on a bad note, which it looks like it was going to.

162 comments
OCBOYROD
OCBOYROD

THATs rude to say about Peggy , she was nothing but nice to you , and the only guest who ate your food with out complaining , Vicki you seem messed uo , are you JEls that Peggy and Tamara are friends too ???

kristi mariano
kristi mariano

Vicky, you are my absolute favorite housewife. You are honestly the only "real" one. You tell it how it is, you have a job, and don't rely on others, you are not fake what so ever. I love you and wish nothing but good things for you and your family. Don't ever change!!!

Debb2323
Debb2323

Love you Vicky but I found it funny that you said you wouldn't be rude about the bags of crawfish served at a dinner party. You would have been the first and loudest to comment and freak out. Keep it real.

Ellie_R
Ellie_R

I love reading your blog and watching you on the show. It is always great to see a professional, intelligent, hard working, and fun woman on TV. Brooks seems like a great guy as well. Look forward to seeing more of you!

terriya
terriya

WOW what a difference a year makes. You are SO different this season...honestly...completely different from all the other seasons. I have been trying to figure it out. What is clear is that you are no longer the confident woman in charge. You are shy, quiet and seem to be waiting for your new boyfriend to call all of the shots. It is really unbelievable! What happened? With Don, you were controlling and not so sweet. But now? You are noting like you were for all of the past seasons...so who is the real Vicki? Or is it just that the emotional fall out from going through a divorce has made you more humble?

PLHogan
PLHogan

Vicki, Please read the red flags about you boyfriend. And, please mend fences with Slade. The man has been BROKE!! He has not been put in jail (like your boyfriend) and I think he has done all he can. I also believe his ex-wife has used Tamara and the show. Why would you believe HER???? Slade was not my fav for a long time (I did not EVER like Jo). He has repaired how I felt about him. He has hung in there with Gretchen with all the horrible things said about him and faced off at the reunion last year. That, Vicki, is a lot of courage. I know you have painted yourself into a corner with all the horrible things you have said about Slade, but it will make you feel so good if you can apologize, because he really deserves and apology from you.

auntjo
auntjo

Are you for real? Are you still in high school? What difference does it make who Tamara has as a friend? Guess you did not check the truth of the internet before you started dating this guy... who appears to be rather creepy. Slade is by far not someone I would want to be with...but what makes him any worse than Brooks...oh..right...he is with you. Please spare us the tears about how hurtful these comments are to you...if you can not deal with what is seen as the truth by other people...then get off of national television or conduct yourself with some honesty.

Picket fence
Picket fence

Vicki, Honey girl ignore the negative stuff. I'm not so naive that I think that you all read our comments, but if you do, I just want to say, I have watched your journey from the first episode. After all you have been through, your darling Brianna ill, divorce,( which I know you hate), working hard and long to provide for your family. You were dead on when you said that you have to work, and long hours at that. I'm a full time R.N., and work double shifts at times. We wouldn't and couldn't abandon our post. My Husband deserves to have a woman bringing home a paycheck! Not pipe-dreaming about handbags, makeup lines and singing .All these 'housewives' that do nothing but schedule thier hair and makeup, and leave the children to the nannies, or assistants, have no clue what it is like to WORK! And im not talking about stay at home Mothers either, who don't have the family income of the 'upper class'. Maintaining a home and bringing up healthy children is hard work! Alexis doing that segment one day a week, and horrible at it by the way, whines how hard it is! I'd like to see her or Gretchen punch a time clock! And then come home and cook dinner, throw in some laundry... I wish you all the love and success you can muster. Only thing,I'm still on the fence about your new man. Be careful there...adoration can't replace security. He kinda reminds me of that poser Slade. Many prayers to Brianna, I'm proud of her passion for Nursing, the profession needs Nurses like her. And the Lord will protect her.

AnnPF
AnnPF

Vicki You have no right to be mad that Tamra and Gretchen are friends again. Not hugging Tamra when you left the party just shows how childish you are. For being a good business woman, you sure are nasty when it comes to friendships. I cannot believe you would date a man who doesn't pay his child support after giving Slade such a hard time about it. I also cannot believe that Tamra would like him either. You need to get a grip. You are not setting a good example as a Christian woman. Ann

Heidisloan
Heidisloan

Vicki You need to step up to the plate a be a woman and apologized to Gretchen and Slade. I cant believe after all the crap you talked your now dating a man that owes 2 woman child support and wont pay. Please stop selling on your blog site that is not what it is for. You pay for advertising for that. We dont want to read about you trying to make your money.

Viewer33
Viewer33

- of course peggy shouldn't be talking smack about jim but at the same time alexis should not be blaming her. and who cares anyway? that was all in the past! I think there are other issues alexis has with peggy and this was just an excuse to end the friendship.

- thought you handled the "catalina situation" perfectly and agree that tamara putting brooks' hand on (the top of) her breast was no big deal. tequila can really mess with the mind - have seen that with my own friends - hopefully a lesson learned!

-had no issue with gretchen's photo shoot but i feel in general we should be bringing awareness to curing ALL types of cancer - seems funny to me that we as a society isolate instead of pooling all our efforts into finding a cure for all

ViewerVA13
ViewerVA13

Vicki- Green (J E A L O U S Y) is definitely NOT your color!!! Why do you care if Tamra and Gretchen have made up and are becoming friends again?!? It's not your place to tell Tamra who she can be friends with, you're not her mother (although you look old enough to be). You are such a hypocrite. Hear that your new man (don't care for him) doesn't pay his own child support. Well, well, well, I hope you do apologize to Slade and Gretchen for the attacks that you did to them. Also, sex toys are not disgusting and gross and only used by desperate couples that have problems. Don't know what your problem is with them, oh wait a minute, betcha if you could make a dollar off of them, you wouldn't be saying that, since you are all about making money. Pull that stick out of your A$$ and give them a try, you just might get a personality from them.

oc viewer 2789
oc viewer 2789

Thank you. Finally, someone sticking up for Alexis. Peggy totally backstabbed her and talked nasty about her and Jim all last season. Had nothing nice to say. And got all chummy with Tamra. Tamra is scary nasty mean.

mags gg
mags gg

I HAVE TO SAY ONCE AGAIN VICKIE, YOU ARE SO HYPOCRITICAL. YOU TOLD TAMRA "PORNOGRPHY IS NOT IN THE BIBLE". IS STILL BEING MARRIED AND SLEEPING WITH ANOTHER MAN ON NATIONAL TV SOMEWHERE IN THERE?? IM NOT PERFECT BUT I CERTAINLY WOULD NOT HAVE THE NERVE TO PUT DOWN OTHERS AND TALK THE TALK THAT YOU DO WHEN YOU WALK YOUR WALK.

greatfallsfan
greatfallsfan

Vicki, you totally overreacted with respect to Tamra and Gretchen's friendship. Leave them alone to work things out. Why is it any of your business anyway?

tgh69
tgh69

What's Vicki's explanation about how she's dating and supporting a deadbeat Dad? It's nice to see judgement turn the mirror back on her for all of her snide remarks against Slade and Gretchen.

ninill
ninill

I'm glad you're happy you deserve it. You and Brooks are adorable. I hope you aren't upset about Tamra and Gretchen, I think it's better than continuing drama from the past, as a viewer it gets old. Congrats on your new found happiness!

omh1130
omh1130

Glas to see you smiling this season Vicki!!! You deserve it. Leave Tamera and Gretchen to their bonding. Don't worry yourself with it, I believe it will be short lived.

Boddy Shots!
Boddy Shots!

Vikki, was quite clear to me that you were just joking about that girls name, i found it funny! Also i think you were joking by not giving Tamra a hug! And seeing as all this Brooks not paying his child support is an internet rumour i choose not to believe all the neggative stuff, innoccent till proven guilty! I've liked you since the day dot of RHOC keep being funny, keep being you! Love xjx

oh no say it isnt so
oh no say it isnt so

I have never watched a more up tight women that Vicki, she needs to loosen up, maybe if she did her marriage to donn would of taken a different turn, of course its not all on here, they both needed to of done some of the nasty.

She just has the most bizzare facial expressions I have ever seen the shaken of the head and then making a stupid face lol...... she is also getting kinda of chunky and needs to start making some diet changes....... her clothes are looking to tight, . just saying........

HB HARBOR
HB HARBOR

BOY OH BOY!!! I BET YOU ARE WISHING YOUR TRUE FRIEND, WHO HAD YOUR BACK, JEANNA WAS AROUND. YOU SCREWED UP AND I CERTAINLY HOPE TAMRA'S TRUE COLORS KEEP SHOWING. YOU OWE GRETCHEN AND SLADE A MAJOR APOLOGY, THERE IS NO WAY YOU CAN GET OUT OF THIS ONE. GOOD LUCK!!1

Jitterbug
Jitterbug

Jealous much? Are you for real? Gretchen rocked that breast cancer ad! She went TOPLESS for BREAST CANCER. I get it. You didn't have anything to say when Tamara went topless with another girl for the NO Hate ad. Naked for no hate makes less sense than topless for breast cancer. Get a clue we are tired of YOU!

Prefer BHHW but I still watch
Prefer BHHW but I still watch

$$ obviously doesn't buy manners!!! You were so RUDE to the artist who hosted the art party. And take that stick outta your a$$ about sex. A happy medium between you and Tamra would be a nice place for both of you to start. And if my BFF treated me the middle school way you treated Tamra about mending fences with Gretchen, I'd be DONE with you!! Grow up!

MNSees
MNSees

I have been cooking gumbo for many years and never put Fritos in mine and I'm not going to start now, nor have I ever eaten shrimp, crawfish, etc. out of a plastic grocery bag, with gloves. Who does that???????

Looks to me that you are all big girls and might need to try eating without spilling stuff down the front of your clothes, geez.

rebecca ;-)
rebecca ;-)

hiya vicky i live in england and the series we see are all higgledy piggledy i have just watched the one were you take cs gas round to brianna lol!!! im a massive fan of the show and especially you ;-) im a single mother i have a little girl whos 9 and i see nothing wrong at all with you loving your kids. . i think you outta be commended for the way you've single handely brought your children up in my opinion theyre the most well rounded kids on the show im not sure what occur's yet with you and don as like i say we get the series as and when but whatever occur's you need to think about yourself and start reaping your rewards for your hardworking self !!!! anyway keep smiling vicky you rock!!!! xxx

Kaoko
Kaoko

Vikki your the Best sorry about your divorcing Don it is what it is. Brooks Nice Vikki Nice. I hope the rumors of Child support are just that rumors if not I'm sure you will handle it the best way you can the continued guideance of God and family. Tamara full of crap she's back stabbing,attention seeking Drama Queen especially in the seating area with the placing Brooks hand on her breast. For pete's sake talking about creating some un-necessary Drama for a trip. Hope your daughter will be fine with her surgery keep it in God's hands everything will work out fine. Vikki please you have some other genuine girlfriends to hopefully bring into the new season Tamara has ISSUES it's the Honesty she's having a problem with. Good move to leave without paying her any attention after how she behaved at the painting party why she did'nt say to you when she brought the lunch at your business and the gift she gave Gretchen. That was sneaky on Tamar's part not say a word come to think of it even after you said your gonna have a party and you was going to invite Gretchen why Tamara did'nt say it then. WOW

beachmom519
beachmom519

you DO know that you are going to have to make some sort of comment about brooks not paying HIS child support. you were so very vocal about slade. i am not condemning, i have stuck my nose where it does not belong plenty of times. but some of us actually want to know your side of the story.

i see that brianna has some sort of health issue coming up. hope all is fine now. i read that she got married. good for her!

sheebie
sheebie

You are the worst! You think you're Tamara's age...even tho you're at least 50, you date someone with child support payment issues....while critizing Slade, you cross yourself as tho asking for a blessing...while we know it's just a stupid habit. I simply cannot stand you.

Devereaux
Devereaux

Vicki, are you by chance a bisexual. There is nothing wrong with Gretchen and Tamra being friends. Are you jealous. Is there some written rule that if you don't like a person that your friends can't like that person. Grow up Vicki and stop being a little girl.

SusieKJ
SusieKJ

Can't believe you dumped Don for Brooks. Don always seemed reasonable and supportive, even your children love him, and now you have a 2-time loser who seems like a con man.

Reyna Sandoval
Reyna Sandoval

Vicky - Do you not see a pattern in Tamra's behavior? She is a "one" friend kind of gal, if that's what you want to call a friend. Do you really think she has your back when she makes remarks about you on TV? Or do you not watch the show? She's afraid of how you will react if you find out she is friends with "GRETCHEN" hahahah OMG what a ridiculous WINCH! She has a mouth on her that fears nothing and yet she defines herself as classy, hmmm, more like trashy... Hahaha Jeana and Simon are so right about how FAKE she is. Don't like her and you will get burned once again before you realize she is a MANIPULATING piece of work.

Cyn12
Cyn12

I watch the OC Housewives and still remain true to my feelings about you. You are jealous, mean spirited and physically unattractive. Get a grip and a life.

maryland Viewer
maryland Viewer

Vicki - PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE go to a salon and get something done with your hair.

denise lloyd
denise lloyd

Enough already with talking about Jim, he doesn't even appear on the show....leave Jim & Alexis alone, maybe she likes being submissive, if it works for her why does everyone care so much..........geesh

mags gg
mags gg

How rude and disrespectful to the artist at heather's event as a "THANK YOU'" to you!!! Unreal at the low class comments you made about her name...God forbid someone was a little more creative than Vickie" . It was so obvious you were jealous up to eyeballs over gretchen and tamra, plus you had been so obnoxious to the artist...you should have exused yourself and went back to work.

Pilar St John
Pilar St John

Vicki....what do you think about Heather Dubrow's husband Terry calling your very kind gesture of a dinner party "Low Rent" and then she in turn says that that maybe you were being "Kitsch". Both of those terms are very insulting, no matter who you are or to whom you direct them to. He's a booger with a toupee and she's his souped up wanna-be Barbie from the Bronx. She fooled me...I thought that she was leveled headed, but she's as superficial as they come.

East Coast Fan
East Coast Fan

Still love you Vicki, I'm your biggest fan and root for you always.

Kim Hinnkle
Kim Hinnkle

Control freak, can dish it out but SURE cant take it!!!!! Loud mouth and you need to stay out of other people business!!!! Brooks is creepy!! NO one could fill your love thing. Way too deep, you are so needy!!! TURN OFF.

dkerntx1
dkerntx1

Oh Vicki, Vicki, told ya last year you picked the wrong BFF to side with. Tamra is a snake and would and will turn on your in a heartbeat!

I cant believe you actually told a grown man that is NOT your husband what he should bring to wear. A "cute" shirt? Men don't wear "cute" shirts you foolish woman. Sounds like you want to manage and control another life now that you kids are grown and Donn got tired of you being married to your work. Wine, really? The end of your blog is nothing but a commercial for your insurance company, now you have wine too?

lisa FANELLI
lisa FANELLI

VICKI,VICKI Will you pay for Brooks back child support payments ,Just so you don't have to hear it or just cover it up..lmao..You did brag about buying him all his new stuff.Well children are alot more important then THINGS TO PACK... Thats what Brook should worry about,Then sending you cards... I'M SO HAPPY FOR DON.... GOD BLESSED HIM WHEN YOU LEFT HIM.

Sissycat
Sissycat

Is funny. How you trashed Slade, but then start dating one who was arrested for the same thing? Wow good detective work

LAURIE
LAURIE

could you PLEASE just admit that you were jealous of tamra,s NEW, realationship with eddie and allowed yourself to want that excitment of a NEW relationship so you blamed poor don for not doing or being enough, you act really smart and in the business world you might be, but personally i dont give your new relationship 1 year, tamera is trash and your falling into the same garbage bag.

kimmi2011
kimmi2011

Funny how you seem to be such a hypocrite.

BattyGirl
BattyGirl

Gretchen rocks that Breast Cancer ad!!! You probably wished you looked that good!

Sam64
Sam64

Vicki, whenever I hear you say "yoo hoo" I cringe. It may have been funny the first season or so but it has gotten so old. You screamed it in Brooks ear scaring him to death. It is tacky for you to have a boyfriend when you are still married. I don't believe for 1 minute that Donn has a girlfriend already. I think you just said that so others would think it is ok for you. Enoughof the plugging Coto insurance. not attractive....sounds desperate.

Aileen
Aileen

Your friends have no manners, nor sense of adventure. Your blog is tacky because you used it as a commercial to push your wine & insurance company. Don't get married again. I think you love love.

sisy
sisy

Haha, loved the ladies reactions to the crawfish, I would think since they all had money and should be world travelers that they would have been exposed to bags of crawfish. I wished I was at Ur party.My friends and I would have ate all that food up!

IntelligenceIsGood
IntelligenceIsGood

VG They were so rude at your dinner; I was shocked by their lack of “class.” Since when are oysters, shrimp, and crawfish “low rent” as Mr. Dubrow opined? Narrow Minded People... And, we should remember, lobsters were fed to the slaves as cheap food. Good luck and good health!

RealRainey
RealRainey

Vicky, always great to see MY personal fav, ROCK STAR, housewife back in action. You continue to bring it, year after year. I am happy you have found love but worry about my former super fav house husband Donn. Please tell him many of us miss him.

Tamra and you together are like Lucy and Ethel. Love the dynamic you two bring to the show. And yes, you guys don't have to pose "nude" for a contradictory breast cancer awareness campaign just to get attention. Stay true to yourself and please book another housewive tour to Atlantic City. Loved meeting you in person and seeing the REAL honest and humble lady you are. xxo Rainey PS You got me hooked on this stuff 7 years ago and I think I have become addicted. lol