Vicki Gunvalson

Vicki traces what led up to her fight with Briana and shares where they are now.

on May 16, 2012

My relationship with Brooks is far greater than what has been shown. Everyone should wait and see. I would like for my daughter to understand how I feel, and maybe I should have told her in a better way than I did.Briana has to trust me as I do her with her own choices. I am a serious businesswoman who makes good decisions in life. I am smart, accomplished, and have my feet squarely planted on the ground. I am not being impulsive or insecure by dating Brooks. I am human though, and I am not right every time, for certain.

My decision to date Brooks is something that I think is much like a road under construction. There will be some bumps -- and maybe some detours but I will always come out ahead. What I want all of you to know is I am definitely not stupid and neither is my daughter. Through my 50 years of life, I have a very good instinct on people. I know Brooks more than most, and what I see is an amazing man that has gotten a bad "rap." I challenge any of you that have the urge to write a bad blog comment about him, Briana, or myself to refrain. I challenge any of you that have the urge to write a bad blog comment about him, Briana or myself to refrain. I ask that you see my side in this situation, and just have some compassion for me as well as Brooks. It's very difficult for Brooks to be constantly "on trial" about him, without really having full knowledge of HIS side of the story. Put yourself in his shoes. Here are the facts: He didn't sign up for this show. He appeared with me because I asked him to. I wanted to show the "world" that you can be happy and find a true partner and soul mate at this age. Unfortunately, because you don't see everything and with my other 'Wives trying to sabotage him, he didn't have the platform or forum to show the REAL Brooks.

What's wonderful about my relationship with Brooks, is he is truly my best friend. His children come before me, and mine come before him. I will never choose between my significant other or my children, because my kids will always prevail.