"Never let anyone tell you can't do something. If they do. . .create a plan to prove them 100 percent wrong."
That quote is from my book, More than a Housewife. When I wrote that sentence, I had no idea I would be using that thought today to overcome some of the negative comments about Brooks and my life in general lately.
On this week's episode, you saw Brooks receive a new smile makeover. To me, it's much more than just new teeth -- it is a whole new look for him and I am so proud he took the courage to do it for himself.
I believe that men can benefit from a new look just as much as women, and should never be embarrassed or ashamed for wanting to improve their looks, which in turn boosts one's self confidence. Brooks had always told to me how much he loved my smile and that he wished he had straight white teeth. I told him that I thought veneers would look great on him and asked him if he wanted to get a consultation with my dentist Dr. Norman Heufner in Laguna Niguel, CA.
vicki, i been a die hard fan of the orignal housewives since day one!!! you being my initial favorite and have yet to disapoint me lol...i love how strong, independent,caring,loving, and genuine you are. you have the biggest and kindest heart of anyone on these shows.i think that its very big of you to be taking the high road and getting along with all the ladies even when some dont deserve your kindness. im completely shocked by the way Tamara treated you and Brooks, shes supposed to be your friend and even if she felt that way about him a true friend would have never approached you like that with other people around i thout that was discusting she should have talked to you and only you about her concerns and if she was a genuine friend she should have done it in private,tamara used to be one of my favorites also but after seeing how she treated you all season and her kissing gretchens tooshie jus showed how PHONY she is, so she definately shouldnt be calling alexis PHONY! i think alexis is also very kind hearted and yea she may come off a little bit like a prima donna but i see shes a genuine fun-loving girl and she lifts my spirits every time i see the show. i think Brooks is an amazing guy and if being with him is what makes you happy then you be with him it is your life and its obvious you know what you want out of life so GO FOR IT AND HAVE NO REGRETS!! my heart truly goes out to you in regards to you and Briannas relationship and i hope that you guys are in a better place today . its obvious Brianna only wants whats best for you and she did have lagite concerns but im sure the more she sees Brooks and how he treats you shell grow to love him too, you just need to make sure Tamara is not in her ear telling her negative things about him. its no ones place to tell you who you should be dating or to question his motives when they dont even really know him is un-called for. i love you vicki your an amazing woman and i hope all works out with you and Brooks,Brianna and Michael. dont let anything get you down. seeing you be this independent woman with all this sucess truly drives me and makes me want to be sucessfull in my life. you showed woman everywhere that you cant let anything break you, you have to stay strong and grow always and i appreciate you soo much for that
Who knows why Vicky was so unhappy with Don to break up with him to go out with this obvious loser Brooks. Something about him is slimy. Dan is a handsome man and frankly was lucky to get away from Vicky and her disrespect for him. She was so disparaging to him on the previous seasons. I felt embarrassed for her. When I first saw them together I thought that woman is lucky to have a man like that. Then to show up with a less then man how embarrassing. Vicky stop parading Brooks around like you have some prize. Because if anything he's just a last place one. Sad when you're an intelligent hard working strong woman to lower yourself to that kinda man. And be smart Tamera rolled her eyes because you tossed Alexa for no reason who was there. That is not the evil eye. Brooke's is a freak.
Vicki, we are beginning to see fracture in your friendship with Tamra. Isn't she too this or too that ... where she is always the center of drama, her mouth with her judgments on people is a lethal weapon, no love for anyone else, except herself, her boyfriend, and family. Why don't you own 100 percent of the wine business? Do you really need to have that kind of unstable energy in your life? Without her influence on people, you have began to see the good in Alexis. I don't trust Tamra, Heather?, and Gretchen. They deserve each other. Team up with Alexis and Heather stops being so negatively infurenced by Tamra, she might start seing the good in Alexis as well. Perhpas you should have a talk with Heather alone?
Vickie sometime I sure have to turn the sound down on your voice but I really like that you follow your heart!! You go Girl and keep on trusting yourself because it is your life! PS stay away from the mean girlsand be sweet!!
If you found Eddie to be snarky when he and Tamra first started to date, I know you most likely would have said not so nice comments to Tamra about him, so don't act like you wouldn't have. That was what, a year or two ago, when they began to date - you have changed for the better and so today, here and now, I don't think you would have, but yes, a year or two ago you definitely would. Glad you are in a great place now. BTW, LOVED the whitewater rafting; I would have been right there with you screaming the entire way down.
You go Vicki!!
I like how you didn't gang up on Alexis in Costa Rica. Good for you! In regards to Tamra, she is miserable and fake. She and Gretchen are shifting and losing their good friends for each other. Interesting how much they hated one another and all is fine and dandy. I'm not buying it.
Brooks' smile looked amazing. Great recommendation. I knew you hadn't paid for those veneers. Girl we know you better than that! :) Keep on smiling!
your such a better person now that you dont let Tamra influence your opinions..the old and new Vicky is backkkk! and that makes me soo happy! Tamra is using Heather & Gretchen as her evil pawns and will turn on them too but at least it's not you anymore!! Good luck in everything you do Vicki!!
Love you Vicki!!! Brooks seems like a nice guy! Tamra is a hater and it's really sad! God bless you!!
Glad to hear that Brooks covered the cost of his new chops. His new teeth look great. Although, it felt like watching a remake of Pretty Woman or My Fair Lady. I thought Brooks might break out in song, "I feel pretty, oh so pretty..." any minute. I understand what you are saying about how some changes make one feel better. It just seems if Brooks were bothered by his teeth, he would have fixed them along time ago. He didn't do it until you asked him to. Just sayin'
Way to go Vicki! A refreshing blog that didn't include anything about getting a life insurance quote, Wines by Wives, etc. Thank you!
Vicki, I would love to hear all of this backstabbing you say Tamra started she didn't say anything more then your daughter did and she said it to your face she was being a friend.
You on the other hand have treated your friend very bad you wanted her to make up was Gretchen but the minute she did you ran to Alexis' side. You say you are happy but you have cried more this season then the last 2 why would your TRUE FRIENDS not question if you are happy.
I think you do love Brooke's and am glad that you are getting to a good place but stop blaming Tamra for everything she is your friend and only wants what is best for you. Oh another thing you can't say anything bad about Eddie he is perfect for Tamra. And if I rememember it correctly you approved of Eddie the day you met him!!!!!
Stay strong :) I really can't believe that you have had to defend your relationship this much....and Tamra...well I just dont know what to say about her this season. I'm glad for her and Eddie....but she is not the only reason why I watch :) and I'm not being mean, just keepin it real like she would lol
I agree that Tamara is totally out of line for judging Brooks, like what gives her the right!? she is way out of control this season! Also Gretchen has ALWAYS bothered me! I do not get why she is on the show, she isnt married, she has no kids and she doesnt have much at all really. gretchen treats slade HORRIBLE! i hope he starts doing really well for himself and leaves her!
Love ya Vicky! You have always been one of my favorites from the beginning, and I love that you and Alexis are friends
Vicki, i have felt so bad for u and Alexis this season. This one has been a rollarcoaster for u as u had a million major things going on in ur life and to top it off u had the likes of Tamra to make sure it got worse. Besides, she should have never put those neg. comments out there to get in ppl heads. Just like the "Alexis is jealous of Heather" crap also! She has done u, Alexis, Jeanna, Slade and yes even Gretchen ( im speaking of last year, obviously not this yr.!) i am looking forward to reading ur book, i would love to hear what u have to say! i can only imagine what other horrible things Tamra has done to u and others. I hope u know now to keep her at arms length and i would love to see u and Alexis friendship grow! I also wish u and Brooks lots of happiness and love and i want to congratulate u on soon becoming a grandmother, a baby can bring such happiness to a family, and maybe this baby will bring ur family close again, i cant wait to see u with the baby! Well, i hope u and Alexis stick together for the reunion and have each others back! i cant say im looking forward to it, i cnat stomach how Tamra treats ppl. Take Care...hope to see u next yr.! Mucho love!!!!
Hi Vicki, I have followed you since season 1 and watched all the changes in your life. While I didn't approve of some of your past behavior, I have come to realalize is that you may have been masking pain in your married life. The extremely painful things that I am going through in my life right now including my daughter, I have looked to you for strenght. Vicki, Brooks is your buissness and not the veiwers. Just yours. You are the ONLY self-made housewife on the show. (The others are trying but through the benny's from being on the show). You give me hope and strenght to fight another day. You my dear are a role model for women! Love to you and Brooks
Vickie I like u but you need to remember that u talk bad about Other too so u cant make it seen just that they talk about you & when Tamra was married you talk about how were husband treated her cus that (was) ur friend and u wanted to look out for her so how is this any different she didnt attack Brooks just to be mean she was and wanted to look out for you cus she loves or loved u. As for ur new found friendship with Lex is crazy and know you have issues with Tamra cus you believe she attacked Brooks and for u to say that ur own friend attack you a couple seasons ago when it was ur new found friend that did that ..
Hi and a big woo hoo to you i swear you are the Queen that made that woo hoo famous love it, I will say this you are the only one that has always worked from the time the show began now all of the sudden you see people trying to be you.First they need to have the passion for what they do and not a quick way to make a buck.
You have been real and loyal to tamra i can't understand the way she is acting sorry but she is arrogant a whole different from the poor me person from her divorce to Simon.She does not care about you or anybody is only camera time.
You are happy with your new love so let them say whatever cause at the end of the day you pay your own bills your kids are grown unlike other moms on this show that rather be on a long trips striping away clothes than to be with her kids you know who i'm talking about T.
Write the book because i will get it,This is not the first time she has done this to you,so let the truth be out about her is only fair.
I wish you and Brooks the best.
I'm not Team anyone, but I think that you are getting a dose of what Tamera put up with when she was married to Simon and you had an issue with it. Tamera is only doing to you what you taught her was okay when you did it to her. You have always been the one who can dish, dish, dish....whether it is negative comments about someones life, job, business venture, boyfriend/husband...but you CAN'T take it! You can blame Tamera all you want, and be catty and write about how you are right and she was wrong, but at the end of the day, if you know her heart is in the right place and you cared about the friendship, it wouldn't matter who is right or wrong. You each feel the way you feel and neither of you are going to change that fact so it is better to save the friendship and just move forward. You are holding the grudge because you want to, not because you have to.
Vicki I think you are living your life right. Don't worry about what others may say about Brooks. As long as you are happy and he treats you right that is all that matters!!! I think Tamra was just looking out for you as a friend but I do believe and understand how that could hurt hearing the things she said about him.
vicki, glad your happy and living life. still try and keep tamra close. you know she still loves and cares about you. i do not know what to make of brooks yet.that is not my business anyway. i will watch that play out.
I think the reason why Tamra and Eddie haven't had to deal with the backlash of their relationship the way you have is because Eddie does not have children (nor to my knowledge been divorced). Many people don't understand that being "happy" comes at a price. No matter if people "agree" or "disagree" its true. Serving yourself and your happiness costs. Either with loss of relationships/friendships to creating a lot of complicated life situations. In your case I understand after having 2 failed marriages that you want to be happy more than anything. Totally understandable. However, don't feel victimized by the world. Your daughter and son have been through just as much as you have through these failed relationships. Except they didn't "choose" their life, "you did". I realize you probably have guilt about this but no matter what we ALL know you love your children incredibly! But, you can't take this role of "why me?" Because the answer is "decisions". Your life choices have brought you to where you are and even though you are "really happy" in an aspect of your personal life. I think we all know there have been some "unhappy" times in your personal life as well. No one in this world can have a perfect life. But we can make the best decisions we can but can not be surprised when some of those decisions come with consequences we don't like. If you truly love Brooks and he is the one for you...great. But, the cost of that decision shouldn't be a surprise nor is it unfair. I wish you all the best in life. You are a good person but realize that sometimes drama follows you because you wear you heart on your sleeves. Maybe next season consider refraining from acting out emotionally and reserve judgment until after the situation has passed. This way it gives you an opportunity to experience life without drama versus the opposite. Have a great summer and best wishes in ALL areas of your life. Congrats on becoming a grandmother soon! You're a gorgeous Grandmother!! :)
I started off liking the new Vicki this season and ended up being grateful that I didnt' have to look at you or hear about you very much in this past episode. I understand that you love your man and want to protect him. Do realize however that your "friends" and "daughter" were/are just looking out for you. It's a shame that you get upset that they love you enough to want the best for you, even if that means bringing up some negative things about Brooks. It wasn't that long ago that you were doing the same about Slade and Gretchen. (Pot calling the kettle black here). Watching you, you seem to over react instead of thinking things through so that there is a better and more promising outcome for everyone. Glad you are in a good place now. Hate the fact that you scream like a banshie next week at Tamra....seems like your Brooks wanted the heat off of him and to seem like your "hero" and creates a little drama between you and her. I'm just glad this one is coming to an end. Hope next season is better!
Vicki, you will always be my favorite, although I have never seen you so quite on edge and emotional as I have in the costa rica episode. I truly hope your in a happy and better place like you say you are now. Divorce, Breanna's marriage, etc. was just too much and thats understandable. But I hope you are no loger at that place in your life because you deserve more than that. ;)
I really love you this season!!! Thanks for not being a "mean girl" along with Tamra & the others with their dispicable treatment of Alexis. For some reason Tamra seems to think she knows everything about everything & everyone including you & Brooks...she really just needs to mind her own business & be happy for & supportive of her friends. I wish a long & happy relationship for you & Brooks!!!
Well said Vickie...You will always be our favorite housewife. You are an AMAZING role model. You’re a smart person. You would NOT be in a relationship with Brooks if he wasn’t a good guy. By the way - How in the HELL did you get roped into going into the wine business with Tamra? If it was just YOUR business we would be happy to buy wine. I wouldn't contribute a penny to anything MEAN GIRL is involved in. We miss the way the OC show used to be. Lots of real life - a little drama. Now the tone set by Tamra and Gretchen, and Heather has ruined it to almost an unwatchable hour. We can all relate to being bullied, and I refuse to watch Alexis being persecuted by the soul-less trio.
Vicky I understand that you are upset about your friends comments and reaction to Brooks. My feeling is they are being protective of their friend who has gone thru a hard time and a lonely time. You should be grateful that your family and friends care enough about you to be concerned. Brooks might be the most wonderful man in the world, unfortunately the way he comes across does not put him in the best light. I hope you remain as happy as you seem. I wish you nothing but happiness and that your "tank" remains full.
Vicki you are a beautiful and genuine lady. I'm so glad that you are finding the happiness you deserve!!
I like ya Vicki. When I am having a bad day sometimes I sit back & think of what you would do to push forward and be successful. Life is tough ... at least you have proven to be successful and raise two awesome kids. And what you spend your money on is who's business?? Yep, no one's ... only your own.
Sometimes the people arpounmd you that care for you see wht you don't - Tamra and Briana just are trying to make sure you don't get hurt - especially since you broke down in costa rica about Don - i think you still love him. and if he would hav ran after you - you would be together - the renewal vows were amazing i watched you needed to put 100% into that relationship and traveled all the time for business if your love tank was empty you were never there for him to fill it ...
You're an amazing woman Vicki and have gone through a tough time in life. I find it a shame that your housewife friends have not been there to support you, but have judged and gossiped about you and who you are dating. Sometimes it's nice to just have a friend be there to listen and someone you can lean on..they don't have to agree with you and what you are doing. You're the most successful of them all and I'm sure they are jealous. Keep on doing what you're doing!! :)
Vicki, who cares even if you DID pay for Brooks' teeth/tooth. When two people are in a relationship and love one another, they help each other out. I would do that for my man if needed.
Vicki, You are happy with Brooks and that is all that matters! Who cares what anyone else thinks. I hope you realize by now that Tamra is not and hasn't been your friend. She is a mean, trash mouthed trailer park hussy. If she was so happy with Eddie then why does she trash you and Alexis. I sincerely hope that Bravo takes her off next season. She said when you and Brooks are over that she "will be there to catch you". If she is not here for you now, why would she think you would want her around later. I hope you continue with your happiness and forget everything else negative(Tamra).
When you were Jeanne's friend, I thought you were a hard working great girl. When you became Tamra's friend, I thought you were a mean girl. Now you arent as good of friends with Tamra - I think you are a hard working great girl.
you're going to write a tell all book about tamara? thats so low! can't believe you... well maybe i can!
I think Tamra has always been a BAD friend to you, and you have always forgiven her, maybe its time you dont forgive her. I dont know if Tamra knows how to be a good friend to anyone!
you are better without tamra.
I'm glad you cleared up that Brooks paid for his dental treatment, as that wasn't clear on the show. I honestly can't believe the criticism people are giving you that Brooks is "after your money." If there is one thing about you, Vicki, it is that you are not stupid when it comes to your finances. I understand that have such a long marriage with Don caused co-mingling of assets (plus, when you two got married you both probably didn't have what you have now) but that is a natural consequence of such a long marriage. For people to think you are going to allow yourself to be taken advantage of by anyone is laughable, IMO. I am sad about you & Don splitting -- it seems like a classic case of people growing apart -- but I think you were both good people who, unfortunately, let your relationship become a secondary priority (if that). Nonetheless, I do hope, if you are happy with Brooks, that it works out for you. I also hope that you realize that Tamra was never a true friend to you. This isn't the first time she has treated you badly -- she used you to blame for her troubles in her marriage to Simon and then she used you for support when she decided to leave him. Now that she doesn't need you, look how she treats you. I can't wait to read your book!!!
I've always liked you. I felt like I understood you when most viewers didnt. But I don't think Tamara is to blame for the backlash you have recieved with Brooks. His actions come across fake. I'm not saying they are but to the general public they don't seem authentic.
You've been really sweet to Alexis and I admire you for doing the right thing by her. Tamara did nothing for you but darken your heart towards people. Rekindle your friendship with Jeana...she was a true friend...Tamara talked you out of that one. Don't be talked out of treating people good.