Cast Blog: #RHOC

The Vicki Treatment

Tamra: Lizzie's Obsessed With Me

Shannon Settles the Score

Lizzie: Tamra Doesn't Fight Fair

Heather: Why Hate?

RHOC Reunion GIFs: The Gloves Come Off

Lizzie on That Kentucky Fried Nickname

Shannon on Heather's Double Standard

RHOC Reunion GIFs: Psychics, Opinions, and Shade

Heather Weighs in on the Dinner Party

The Difference Between Shannon and Heather

Lizzie Forgives Tamra

Vicki Wants the Best for Tamra

GIF Recap: RHOC Season 9 Finale

Vicki: I'm Tired of Tamra Causing Problems

Recap: 13 GIF-able Life Lessons from Bali

Tamra: Lizzie Is the Worst Kind of Person

Lizzie: Tamra Has it Out for Me

Shannon: There's No Hope Tamra and I

Tamra: Lizzie's Out for Blood

Heather: Can't Friends Disagree

Lizzie: What Tamra's Doing Isn't Right

GIF Recap: Kayaks, Crowns, and Elephants

Shannon Was Shocked Tamra Would Betray Her

Tamra: I Was a Fool to Defend Vicki

Heather: Newsflash It's Not All My Fault

Vicki's Warning to Lizzie

Shannon Isn't Putting Emotions onto Tamra

Lizzie: I Thought Tamra Was My Friend

GIF Recap: Lizzie's Lonely Birthday Dance

Tamra: I'm Going to Be a Tam-ma!

Vicki: This Episode Was Hard to Watch

Heather: I Did Owe Shannon an Apology

Shannon: Tamra Is Stirring the Pot

Lizzie: Tamra Is Stirring Up Sh--

GIF Recap: What Does Tamra Remember?

Vicki Is Trying to Stay Neutral

Shannon: Tamra's Lies Are Mind Boggling

GIF Recap: Lizzie's Dinner Party Disaster

Vicki Advises Shannon to Keep Communication Lines Open

Lizzie: "I Take Sun Kitten Swimwear Very Seriously"

The Vicki Treatment

Vicki explains who paid for Brooks' chompers and has some thoughts about Tamra's engagement.

"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.

After we met with Dr. Huefner, Brooks decided to proceed with the smile makeover that Dr. Huefner promised Brooks. On the episode, it showed Brooks had a missing tooth and I want to clarify that this was not how he looked prior to the procedures. He did not have a missing tooth prior to seeing Dr. Huefner. He actually had that tooth extracted on purpose due to the tooth being not aligned with the others and to alleviate braces. Dr. Huefner felt it would make the process go from one year, down to just four weeks, which was amazing. The space was filled it with a bridge and veneers all along the top teeth, and was all accomplished in less than four weeks without having to do braces.

Also, just to set the record straight, I did not pay for them, nor would I ever. I was there strictly for emotional support to show him how proud I was that he committed to doing this for himself. Even though I encouraged him to do it, it was ultimately his decision, his choice and his financial obligation.

I believe that loving one’s self is part of love that we all need. We need to love ourselves first before we can love anyone else -- or before we can let anyone love us. I also believe that by loving ourselves and by being confident in ourselves, it will always lead to success.

I am all about success and being happy and right now I am happy.

I am also happy for Tamra that she is engaged to Eddie. I wonder, though, how she would feel if she had to listen to negative comments about Eddie as I have about Brooks. It gets tiring hearing about it, and it's getting to the point I don't want to read anything on the internet about him.

Tamra started most of the negative comments, which was uncalled for and downright mean. I will always have a very hard time forgiving her or for that matter and understanding why she started all this back-stabbing. I never asked her to "watch out for me." I never asked her to "protect me." And I never asked for her "approval" on who I am dating, just as she didn't ask my approval about Eddie. I would NEVER speak about Eddie the way that she did about Brooks. I have a lot to say about Tamra -- but I think I may hold that for my new book I am writing. . .I'll have to think about that.

So, what did you think about Slade hearing Gretchen's thoughts on him proposing? I have known Slade longer than Gretchen, or at least pretty darn close (seven years). For those of you that have followed the show from the beginning, you will remember Slade used to rent one of my rental properties -- so, I know Slade. I know he and Gretchen have said a lot of bad things about me, and now about Brooks. I am a fierce warrior but I am also human. I don't know if I feel bad for Slade or feel bad for Gretchen. Either way, relationships aren't easy. Even if you think you have it all handled and from the outside it looks amazing –- some times it's not.

Tonight was an easy night for me. I stayed out of trouble and only dropped in at the dentist to see Brooks. There is plenty of drama coming your way -- and when you see the finale and the reunion, you will totally know what I am talking about.

So right now, right here, as I write this -- yes, I am in a good place. I am happy and I am on the road to making my life more rewarding in every way -- career and personal life. My life is always under construction but I am the one doing the driving -- so I am OK and I will be OK. I hope you are OK, too.

I challenge all of you to live your life -- not through consequences, but by choice. I love life. I love success. And I love that I always have a choice in life to choose which road I take. You do, too. Don't let anyone ever take that away from you. If they do, tell me and I will definitely give them "the Vicki treatment."

I want to thank those of you who have sent me heartfelt emails and messages through my website and for your encouraging words. I love all of you for staying with me and being "Team Vicki." Thank you for all of your positve Tweets at @vgunvalson.

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Shannon Settles the Score

If Andy's asking "What's the score, Shannon Beador?" Shannon thinks she's definitely won.

This is Blog #20, my last Blog for the season! The past year was been a wild ride for both me and for my family. I have come to many realizations about myself, made lifelong friends, experienced some tough moments, and embarked on a path to a more peaceful self. So to use Andy’s phrase, “What's the score, Shannon Beador?” I would say without a doubt that I have definitely won.

I am happy that the viewers got a little glimpse into my sometimes unconventional ways! For me, it's all about good energy. I love that Vicki’s business has clearly benefited from trying feng shui with Elaine Wright. If you can't get hurt, there is no reason to try anything holistic. If you actually benefit, why wouldn't anyone want to go the natural way? If my children tend to feel better after seeing Dr. Moon and not have to take antibiotics, then I am a happy mom. It's all about creating a healthy balance!

I am an open book and am often criticized for it, but I am who I am. I don't know many couples married for 13 years that have a perfect relationship. Everyone has ups and downs, and although it may be difficult and require effort, it is possible to move through it and make things better. I have said it many times in the season that divorce is not an option. I will always fight for my marriage and my family. It truly touches my heart that so many fans have been and continue to root for David and I. I am so appreciative and grateful for all of your positive comments! Thank you!

Do Tamra and Heather truly want to move forward and potentially develop a friendship with me? Only time will tell. But for now, I have amazing friends surrounding me, including Vicki Gunvalson and Lizzie Rovsek. And most importantly, I have been blessed with the most incredible family anyone could ask for. That is where all of my energy is focused.

I will never forget this entire year, both the good and the bad, because each moment took me on the journey to where I am today. And today, I am in a phenomenal and happy place. Thank you for taking this journey with me!

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