Vicki Gunvalson

Vicki reflects back on her mindset at the start of Season 7 and what's changed since then.

on Jun 27, 2012

As Season 7 comes to an end, it’s only natural for me to reflect back on this past year. As we say, the curtain has closed to yet another un-predicted, crazy ass year.

When I started filming Season 7, my daughter was single and hoping to find love, my friendship with Tamra was rock solid, my new relationship with Brooks was evolving and my divorce was still moving forward and very amicable with Donn. Life was good, non-emotional and I was at peace where everything was in my life.

Looking back, my hope when I started filming this season was to demonstrate to all of you the transition I was going through from becoming Mrs. Donn Gunvalson to Ms. Victoria Gunvalson. I was and am coming back stronger, healthier, and happier than I have ever been. My motto is "I'm not settling" in any areas of my life, and my passion to live every day to the fullest is my mission. My goal also was to "introduce" Brooks to all of you, in hopes that you would fall in love with him the way that I did. Unfortunately, some of you (as well as my daughter) have chosen not to accept him, which obviously is your choice. What you don't always see is a very genuine man, not pretentious, an amazing brother, son, friend, and father that he is.