Vicki Gunvalson

Vicki is thankful for Briana's health and shares some exclusive pics from her 50th birthday.

on Apr 4, 20120

PRAISE THE LORD. . .MY DAUGHTER IS CANCER FREE! Thank you everyone for all of your prayers for my Briana, as God has answered them. Although she is still having some serious side affects from the surgery -- her biopsies turned out benign, which is the best news we could have received. Again, my sincere gratitude and thanks for everyone that has lit a candle for her and prayed for her healing. I am forever blessed and grateful to all of you.

Watching Tamra's divorce become final on this week's episode made me very sad. Watching all the flashbacks of her and Simon when they were married made me realize how fortunate they were to have their family intact and to be happy with one another. When a marriage comes to an end, it not only affects the immediate family, it affects everyone that is close to them.

234 comments
MeToo
MeToo

Vicki, I was so happy to hear the good news about Brianna. I had the same surgery, but only had the left side of my thyroid removed. Mine was also benign, thank you God, and we continue to monitor the right side! I have the same neck smiley scar, so I will think of Brianna when I actually notice mine!!

Tina M.
Tina M.

Vicki, Take your future where you want it to go. Stop worrying about what people think about Brooks good or bad... Only you need to enjoy, love and trust him... Vicki needs to like, love and respect him not anyone else... You are the captian of your own future. God bless Brianna's health... You have much to look forward too... Your children are healthy, safe and have bright futures ahead of themselves... As a mother of 3 daughters and close to your age. We have both lived and learned from past experiences... You have much to be proud of... Your children are a reflection of your love... You have done well dear... Try and remember to live for the moment and enjoy the smallest of pleasures as well as the big ones... Bless you and your family. A fan that wishes only the best for you all!

amystery
amystery

I agree with others that something is a little off about Brooks. He's too interested in your finances (or at least the show is editted that way). Don't sign anything over to him and be careful of marriage to him. I liked Don, and think he's better looking than Brooks, but you don't know a person unless you're with them a long time.

signed: a member of the "itty bitty titty committee."

bjmiller
bjmiller

I am so happy for Briana!! Thank God she is cancer free. Now that your children are OK, you need to focus on you! Your boyfriend is not acting NORMAL. Your "picker" is off (as the Millionaire Matchmaker would say!). Vicki~ALL WOMEN LOVE to be adored, complimented, and wooed. BUT..BUT~SERIOUSLY~You DON'T need all THAT BS over and over and over. You are NOT THAT PATHETIC. Tamra has GOOD INSTINCTS about this. You are not normal these days. This is why you need your friends to help you along. Any man who tells you over and over ALL THE THINGS YOU NEED TO HEAR makes you a sucker. Think about it. You are being selfish by taking in all of his compliments that are ALL ABOUT YOU. Cards, flowers? Really. You are TOO EASY. (he knows this!) You are too easy. WAKE UP hon. You are smart about your assets, but you are walking into a tornado!

Bailee Woods
Bailee Woods

Vicki-

I wanted to share my happy thoughts for you and Brianna. I am 21 years-old and had the EXACT same thing as her. I under went 7 surgeries and unfortunately had cancer. I am so happy that Brianna and your family will not have to deal with that hardship. WHOOHOO! =) All the best going forward with her health and tell her to own the scar its a beautiful one!

Also, I go to CU and I know your son did as well so GO BUFFS!

Texas Viewer
Texas Viewer

You really are happy!! You seem so much more relaxed and pleasant! Good for you making up with Alexis! Your gonna see how Tamara talks about Brooks in a negative way, she needs to just support you, Alexis won't do that! Glad to see you happy!

rosie1wife
rosie1wife

So happy your daughter is okay!!

piperoni
piperoni

people can down brooks all they want.it is know buddys bussiness.just like with alexis.jim is nobodys bussiness.you 2 are the favs this season.tamra same a bully and valger.gretchen so diff this season.selfish and not a good friend to lex.sarah not showed much.heather name calling and she is scary.she is the mommie dearest type.bravo print for vicki and brooks please.brooks is a cool name.

pharohfan
pharohfan

You gave Brooks access to your BANK accounts?? OMG Vicki....who are you this season!! Wow....

laurenelizabeth
laurenelizabeth

I love you vicki!!! You are adorable and I wish you all the happiness in the world!!

over 50
over 50

Vickie you are a mean girl any time some one calls you out you run if you cant take the heat then stay out of the kitchen. and for your daughter I am happy for her.

"real" viewer
"real" viewer

Boo on your comment in the upcoming episode about "itty bitty titties." some of us make due with what we have instead of introducing something fake and foreign into our bodies.

Joy Bailey
Joy Bailey

Vicki,

I've watched this show since it began, and you have always been one of my favorite housewives. Your dedication to your family, career, and down-time have been an inspiration to me over these years. I always enjoyed the times when you were happy, because you seemed to be in a zone of perfect Zen. I was also very excited when I first saw you with Brooks, because at first, he just seemed like a supportive, positive influence. However, after watching the most recent episodes, I saw a side of him that really concerned me. He was asking you about your finances, and kissing up to you at the same time. I really wish that Don had consistently showed you more affection, because at least he seemed like a genuine guy, not a manipulator, or gold-digger. Anyway, I can see that this assessment of Brooks has been made by many people already, and I don't want you to feel overwhelmed. So, I just want you to know that there are a lot of viewers out here, who really like, and support you. I wish all of the best for you.... Oh, and on a particularly supportive note. I think that you handled the situation with Sarah, with grace, and style. More importantly, I'm really happy for you and Brianna, I hope that she continues to be healthy, and cancer free : )

Viewer #1
Viewer #1

Vicki, you are such a "do as I say, not as i do" i heard you tell Brook's "i dont believe in PDA but what were you doing in the bowling alley with Brooks. i saw in the back ground you were kissing him, yet in the restaurant when he wanted a simple kiss you were " Oh no i dont do PDA , it's all about you just like Gretchen said. And then when you were taking Brianna to the hospital how many times did you have to say " i feel like i'm going to throw up" there you go again its about you, what about what she was feeling at the time, did you stop and think about that for amin. i really dont like your attitude anymore and maybe its time you got off the show.

Lady K
Lady K

Vicki, what the heck happen to you? You are too classy to be having screaming matches with Gretchen. I do know that you were going through a rough time because of your daughters illness but I expect more from you. Vicki please don't step off of your square for anyone again. If you are having a problem with someone talk to them calmly so that they will completely understand where you are coming from. I know you have issues with Slade but honestly how about you just let them go because life is too short and honestly is he a real factor in your life? If he is not then don't concern yourself with him and if what he is saying about you in his unfunny comedy act sue him. Vicki, please just move on with your life and being the positive person that you are.

Viewer 2012
Viewer 2012

Vicki, I dated a "Brooks" be careful. Talk to his X's.

Cindy1963
Cindy1963

Vicki,

You're supposed to be so smart so how come you are not seeing Brooks for the man he really is? How can anyone ask where you stand on what you're going to stay with after the divorce? BE CAREFUL-FULL ACCESS TO ALL OF YOUR ACCOUNTS!! WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH YOU? I don't think he's the one for you, there are plenty of men out there. Don't stick with the first one that comes along. You should have never left Donn in the first place, he was a great guy. Not very cool!!!

Lori1971
Lori1971

Vicki... I think you're awesome!!!

Alison Stripling
Alison Stripling

Vicki, Well like your daughter, my doctor just called with the Pathology report and there is an 80% change that my nodule is thyroid cancer, so I have to remove the whole thyroid removed on Monday. I'm looking forward to a lifetime of meds now like she is. I know God has a plan for the both of us and I will leave it in his hands!

Be Blessed,

Alison

Arlene M.
Arlene M.

First of all, I'm very happy for you and your family that Brianna is cancer-free. That is wonderful news and I'm sure a HUGE relief. Having survived three different cancer experiences I just want to say that I really couldn't bear having you drive me to the hospital for surgery. What a difference between my husband's demeaner & yours. If, on any one of our early morning pre-surgery drives, he'd acted like you I believe I'd have wanted to cancel the whole thing. (And where would I be today?) My husband is my rock. Can your daughter say that about you?

Ken Kistner
Ken Kistner

Hi my name is Ken Kistner i'am 45 and have arthritis very bad. I was hoping i could ask you to come and see me down in Austin Texas out by Lake Travis i know your busy but i realy must talk to you very very badly. Please don't think i'am rich because i'am not. Love always your friend xxx Ken Kistner.

RHOSCJC76
RHOSCJC76

Vicki-

So glad your girl is CANCER FREE! She is such a smart gal with a great head on her shoulders. You and Donn did something right. I'm not A fan but I do think you deserve happiness, like everyone else. Brooks seems like a total gold digger, and maybe it is karma but I have a feeling he's looking at you with $$ signs.

I'm glad you divorced Donn though, he seems like SUCH A GREAT GUY and deserves so much better than having to live with you! Ugh, can you imagine having to deal with Vicki all the time? Seriously just an unloveable person.

Almost Done with PhD
Almost Done with PhD

As much as I don't like Slade, it would be refreshing to see you apologize to Gretchen for the way you attacked Slade over being a deadbeat dad. The hypocrisy is so pronounced, surely a woman as smart as you can see this.

Jone
Jone

Hi Vicki, please hire a PI (in brooks state) to investigate Brook and also get a copy of his divorce and child custody papers my guess is they will not match his stories he has been feeding you. He is a con man. Do not blame yourself these men are every where and are waiting for the opportunity to find a women in a vulnerable place in their life ie divorce, resent move to a new city, death of a family member etc. Protect your heart and your net worth. Go talk with a counselor also divorce is hard to go through and sometime talking to a professional helps to sort out our feelings and tell them about your relationship with Brook too.

Most importantly Follow your GUT, it always is right...if its screaming RED FLAG alert listen carefully and also listen to your friends about your relationship with Brook love is blind after all!!

Take care,

DropitLikeitHit
DropitLikeitHit

Vicki,

It was so funny to see you wearing the ring that Donn gave you while out with Brooks. Yes, he's was holding your hand but trust me he was probably looking at that ring to see how much he could get for it. Be careful, he is creepy. What repectable man would want access to his "girlfriend's" email and Facebook account? He is so controlling and probably trying to find out if you are communicating with Donn, since he knows he can't hold a candle to Donn. I think you are on the rebound so please be careful!! Date other men!!

east coast gal
east coast gal

OMG VICKI!!! WHERE DO YOU GET OFF SAYING THAT "WHO WANTS itty bitty titties" maybe some of us were born like that and do not have the finances to change it. you really have alot of nerve!!!

Gracilyn Goo
Gracilyn Goo

Vicki,

Kudos to you for admitting that you over reacted at the 80's party with Gretchen. I like you best when you say how you really feel. Been watching since the very first show.

Gracilyn Goo
Gracilyn Goo

Vicki, Kudos to you for admitting that you over reacted with Gretchen at the 80's party. We've all done, been there. It was refreshing to hear you. I have been watching the show since the first episode. I like you the best when you let down your guard. I also think you handled yourself amazingly when "spaceship" girl came at you. There is something about you that keeps me coming back.

Alexaii
Alexaii

Vicki Glad to hear the good news about Briana! Just want to comment about what you said about Tamra's breast surgery..."Who would want to have little titties"? I find that women with small boobs look young...women with big ones look matronly. Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lopez etc..have small boobs and they look youthful. I'm glad Tamra had them removed. I wish that she'd just lay off on all the makeup and teased hair now. She looked so young/natural/ lovely when she was going in for the surgery. I almost didn't recognize her.

bravocomment
bravocomment

brooks is moving way too fast and I don't trust him....getting a bad vibe from him. reeks of desperation or a con....can't tell which yet.

tessa3968
tessa3968

Hi Vicki - so happy your daughter Brianna is healthy and you all received great news!!! I just watched what I believe is the latest episode and have to admit I am shocked at this guy Brooks' treatment of you. All I can say is RUN quickly - this guy is so controlling. Any man who would sit across you in a restaurant and ask you to show him some PDA when he knows you are uncomfortable doing so and keep obnoxiously forcing it is abusive!! His controlling ways will only get worse and you deserve so much better than this guy!! This guy has figured out how to get to you, but his ugly side comes out. Why not take some time for YOURSELF!! You do not need a man to define you. This guy is even asking what assets you are getting in the divorce. Sorry, but I think he is a creep and so dangerous and why in god's name would you want to get involved with another guy so soon? Enjoy your single life for a while. There is someone out there who will accept YOU for YOU!! One last time - RUN away from this guy as quickly as you can because I don't think you see him for the controlling creep he is!!

Alison Stripling
Alison Stripling

Vicki,

I Haven't been watching ya'll since the second season, but when I heard about your daughter and what she was going through, I had to watch for the simple fact that she and I have the same issues with the thyroid. I just saw on TV that she called you and told you her results of her pathology report and she has already had her surgery. My surgery is this coming Monday 4-16-2012 and we are waiting on my pathology report to see if they have to take the whole thyroid or just the mass I have sitting between my vocal cords. I have the best surgeon in the area, but it is still scary. I have no viable family to support me as your daughter had you, but my church family and great friends will be praying for me and will be there with me. Tell your daughter that I'm glad everything worked out perfectly for her and I will pray for us both on the other side of this issue. Be Blessed!

Alison

Delsey Dining
Delsey Dining

Hi Vikki I can only say what everyone else has said...your rushing too fast with Brookes, also....No boyfriend should ask about your personal financial stuff....I would drop him right there if that was me.

And, yes, if your thinking of moving him in...PRENUP...dont let him get a penny...his live seems a little shady and hes not that upfront.

He does come accross as a little shady and a bit controlling...Not my cup of tea..i think you will find, once you let him in, its gonna be hard to get him out, unlike Donn, who i like a lot...he came across as a decent man, Brookes sure does not. Its your life true enough, but i would be very very careful if i were you...you wont be the first woman going through divorce to fall for a charmer, then find out hes conned you. Be Aware, very aware..i cant belive your being this stupid. On a happier note, im so glad Brianna is well, i think shes a fabulous young woman and very kind and caring. Im glad shes ok and wish her a long life full of happiness. Good luck Brianna xxx

MissBLC
MissBLC

Vicki,

Let me state this right off the top....you have always been a favorite of mine.

Now..I disagree with you regarding Gretchen, Slade, and Brooks. You have been horrible to Gretchen and Slade over his child support issues. Now all of a sudden you are dating AND DEFENDING a man that was JAILED for the same reason. Tisk tisk Vicki!! Slade was never arrested and yet you seem to think he is somehow worse than Brooks. I am glad Brooks has resolved the issue but he was at some point on the same position you are criticizing Slade for. You said during your fight at the Bunco party that your boyfriend was not her business...then why is Gretchen's boyfriend your business?? You are way out of line this time. Leave Slade and Gretchen alone. You don't need the stress of worrying about something you really aren't a part of. Just agree to disagree and leave them alone. Hopefully in return they will leave you alone and some kind of peace can be restored

KTmary
KTmary

First the Miss. Piggy comment and now you were attacked in a tacky bowling alley at a lame party eating nachos??? What is going on everyone is acting CRAY CRAY!!! Thank god for Brooks he really stepped in and saved you..awks! He was eating in the backgound, he was coming right after his last bite....promise!!! How about those cards...creeper going in your purse....awks! So, anyway stress eating is NOT the answer Miss. Vicki!!

Pattib
Pattib

You seem so much happier this Season Vicki. I am so happy your daughter doesn't have cancer and I love seeing you in a better space this year. I am a little worried about your boyfriend though. It was kind of strange he was asking you about your assets. Be careful.

dazed
dazed

oh vicki... not huge fan of u either, but you're such a strong, independent woman.. please take off your rose colored glasses when it comes to Brooks. So it didn't work out w/Don (whom i'm kinda partial too), but you can do so much better than Brooks.. pretty sure Briana would agree (such a good daughter).

Vicki in Maine
Vicki in Maine

Vicki

I can not beleive you are that desperate to beleive Brooks loves you and not your money. And funny thing is, anyone notice, the camera is pointed on her hand while Brooks is holding it, the hand he is holding has the ring on it which Donn gave to you. You know the one you had to count the diamonds on.

RHOTX
RHOTX

Frankly, I'd enjoy watching Vicki get her just desserts by being taken by a con man. Maybe it would humble her a bit.

Nah. What am I saying....she'd just blame Gretchen.

jersey girl 55
jersey girl 55

Vicki, I have been watching you since the begining of the Housewives show, and I really liked you, and I am so glad that Briana's cancer free, you have a great daughter there, but after reading some of the posts, I have to agree that maybe you should give it another shot with Donn. You can see that your kids still love and adore him, maybe he needed to see that he needed to change and you too. Please dont go into another marriage if you decide to divorce Donn. I think giving it another try with Donn would help, just because Brooks is a southern gentleman and hes not, just google his name, I think hes in it to con you somehow. No ones boyfriend asks how much you will get in assets unless they are up to something. He just does not seem sincere to me once Tamra is right! I know everyone has an opinion and I stated it but you can take it or leave it which you have a right too! Life is too short to not try again with the one guy you really loved. I know you dont believe in divorce, I dont either, but if you gave it all you got to make it work and it still didnt work, OK, but I think God is trying to tell ya something.

kitty cat
kitty cat

Vickie- You handled Sarah as best as possible at bowling. You tried to walk away but she kept following you and she looked so stupid!! Everyone saw it, even Gretchen. I am on the fence as to whether G sent Sarah over, but Sarah was the one who chose to keep harassing you. G did try to shut it down, but that didn't work. Anyhow- you were being attacked, so I don't know what people wanted you to do? You did the best you could in the circumstances.

As for Brooks, I know a lot of people are giving you a hard time, but I can speak from personal experience. It nice that he is so flattering to give you cards and so much attention, etc, but please be very careful. I fell for this and I got taken financially. What I discovered after a LOT of soul searching and reading to understand why I could be so dumb- is that when someone comes on too fast and too strong, it is a RED FLAG. That doesn't mean automatically his is a bad guy. But keep track of what doesn't make sense and if there are more than a couple of things, then I would either stop seeing him or have him checked out by a PI. I know this sounds over the top, but look what you have a risk! Your kids, your business, your sanity.

You have nothing to lose by being careful but everything to lose by not being on guard. Find out from his family members and friends who he really is- often you will hear things that will give you a clue as to what he is really about. In my experience there was one family member who would not even be in the same room as the person in question and also this guy had married the same woman twice. These 2 things alone should have tipped me off, but I was too busy being swept off my feet by attention. He had an excuse for everything, and it was always the other person who was being stubborn, etc. It's a shell game- don't be fooled by it. Do NOT give him any money for investment, loans, paying child support, etc, no matter what you think is good or bad about the man or the situation!

Please make sure you know him for at least 2 years before you make any moves like marriage and if you are going there, get a pre-nup. Do not bend on this, no matter how nice or sincere you think he is. If he is for real, he will not argue about that.

I wish you well and hope you can find true happiness. TAKE YOUR TIME!!

Viewer
Viewer

Vicki, I know you have heard this before but there is a reason for that, I really hope you step back and take a long hard look at this Brooks guy there are so many red flags about him first when you were at dinner the other night and you didn't want to do any PDA he got really demanding and said GIVE IT TO ME! that's huge and when he starting asking you about your assets that's also huge. I just don't want you to get hurt anymore than you already have and it seems you might be on the rebound. but if I were you I wouid run the other way. you will meet someone but he is not looking out for your best interest. take care

susan-austin
susan-austin

Vicki- God gave all women a wondrful thing- woman's intuition--- everybody that writes on here has the hair on the back of their neck standing up!!!!! Brooks is so creepy, and when he started asking about the financial division between you and Don----oh my God! There is something about this guy that I'm sure that he doesn't want anybody to know----spend a little of your $ and hire a good detective--- bet you won't like what you find out. God's healing love to your daughter.

patti cake
patti cake

Vicki, You have been a fav of my from the beginning...I am so glad to see Brianna is cancer free...that had to be a new lease on life to you and Briana. Now the cancer scare if over, I really want you to move carefully with Brooks. I know editing can skew things, but I really didn't like he asked you about how your assets were going to be divided. Unless the producers asked him to bring up the subject, it really isn't any of his business. I don't have a good feeling about this man and hope you slow things down...BE CAREFUL ....

Opinion
Opinion

SOOOOOOOOO happy about Brianna's results!!! As her mother you must finally be able to sleep but mostly SHE must be sleeping too! Take it from someone who's been there done that....Brooks is very good at making sure he is saying all the right things and affirming his "love" for you.....its all words and cards. Give the ol guy a test...tell him Donn is taking everything and you have to pay spousal support....see how long he sticks around!! I know you feel like he's giving you everything you need, but what you need is someone who can give you that affirmation by just holding your hand, or giving you a special look! You don't need a stack of cards. Red flags went up almost immediately for me. IMHO he's a class A player and he's playin you like a fine fiddle.

Rose M.Nance
Rose M.Nance

So happy that Briana is cancer free. That is the best of the best. Thank you Sweet Jesus for your healing hand. Prayers were answered.:)

DropitLikeitHit
DropitLikeitHit

Vicki,

I must say I've not been a fan of yours in the past , however I did respect you for your business sense . I must say that when you said Brooks has access to your email and personal information I was disappointed in you. Why would a reasonably intelligent woman do such a thing and why would any respectable man want access to your email and personal information? You see him twice a month and he has access to all that? Why is he interested in your assets? Brooks is an operator and not a smooth one at that. He "appears" as if he is someone with a hidden agenda. Why would someone with so many businesses get behind on their child support to the point that he gets jailed? Oh sure you say he got caught up...but why did he get behind in the first place? He is a consultant...hat kind of consultant? Vicki, I know your love tank is being filled now. He sends you cards nd gives you "affirmations "..but I m like Tamra...it "seems" fake.

Use your business sense and run a check on him...credit as well. I don't trust him.