@ Mrs. D. I think Brooks knows alot more than Vicki thinks. He comes off to me as very sneaky. There is something about him that is weird.
I hope you enjoyed this week's episode as much as I did. I found myself laughing out loud in many situations so I thought I would start with the fun, instead of negativity.
Seeing Heather and Terry discuss her desire to go back to work was very sweet. Terry is an extremely supportive husband and just wants Heather happy. I know how hard it is to be in a career for so long and then having to put it on hold when you have children. I think Heather has this burning desire to do what she is passionate about, which is acting. It has to be hard for her, because having four children under the age of seven is a full time job just in itself. I wish both of them the best in this journey for Heather's future. I know it must be a very tough spot to be in.
When we were all in Las Vegas, we had planned to be at dinner at a specific time in order to be in our seats for Gretchen's performance with the PussyCat Dolls. I had talked to Alexis earlier that evening, and she told me she was having her makeup artist come to her room to do her make-up. We all love having our makeup done by a professional because you can really tell the difference (especially when we see the episodes -- the HD cameras are brutal on my complexion, especially as I have a tendency to get cystic acne which is terribly embarrassing). I know I feel like my skin looks so much better when I have a professional apply my makeup over when I do it myself. I'm not much of a "primper" and can get ready from start to finish in less than 45 minutes, which sometimes definitely shows when I see myself on camera. . .unfortunately.
@ Mrs. D. I think Brooks knows alot more than Vicki thinks. He comes off to me as very sneaky. There is something about him that is weird.
you need to celebrate your daughters marriage, and welcome the husband she chose with open arms. you are so selfish it is ridiculous and causing you to miss out on so much joy in life!!
Vicki, Love is blind. Listen to the viewers, listen to your friends and listen to your daughter about Brooks... I hope they are wrong and I hope I am too, but I have an intuition about that man and a horrible gut feeling that he is taking advantage of you. My intuition has always been pretty spot on about people and I really do hope I'm wrong. The world knows that you werent getting the attention you deserved from Don, making it very easy to know what you were longing for. I guess what I'm saying is, it makes it easy to lead someone on and take advantage of them when they already know so much about them before they actually "know" them. You are successful in business and this is something that the viewers know, which in turn means he knew. I find it so strange that he would ask you about your assets on camera, it makes us all wonder what he asks you in private. There's no reason for him to know this kind of information so early on in the relationship, he has obvisiouly had his own financial woes, and the way he looks at you when you share this sort of information is like a vulture waiting to sweep up his prey, it's creepy. I know it's hard to hear this kind of opinion, but people do care about you and no one wants to see you get hurt. So, please be careful with how much you let him in on, although he may already know too much by now. Just be careful... Like I said, love is blind, sometimes outsiders can see more than you can, because you are on cloud nine, happy in love and feeling like this man is giving you everything another man didn't. Also, his poetic sentiments to you, well, I find it very strange and over the top, I have to agree with Tamara on that one! I've been with my husband for almost 20 years, we have seen friends make big mistakes with their relationships, get married, get taken financially and have predicted it everytime. I've never been one to interfere, but one of our friends told his brother how we all felt about his fiance and he still went through with the marriage because of blind love and didn't listen, needless to say after he got a large inheritance that his wife was well aware of was coming early on in their relationship, let's just say she's showing her true colors now, and he is so distraught and we would never say it, but we are all thinking it (we told you so). You've been through enough, no one wants to see you get hurt. Please, just be in it with your eyes wide open! Don't let anyone manipulate and take advantage of you. Listen to your family and your long time friends, because they are the ones that have and will always be there for you, they care about you, love you and sometimes know better from seeing your relationship from the outside. Now I'm rambling, but I'm just praying and hoping that you read this and don't take it as a bash, just as a concerned viewer. I do have one question, what does Don think of Brooks? Don has been in your life for many years, if Don has concerns, then you should listen to them. Because even if your relationship didn't work out with Don, I do think that he cares for you and loves you and your kids dearly and would never want to see any of you get hurt. I wish you only good things.
I luved you and laurie on wwhl.it was nice to here some possitive on there about alexis.she is a sweet girl.the wwhl show with tamra and her implants was so dum.you vicki and lexie favs this season.glad you are not bullying and name calling.gretchen is so selfabsorbed this season.bravo please print for vicki.thanks
I am glad to see you are trying to get along with Gretchen. I think Tamra has been a good influence on you this season. However, I still think that if Tamra wasn't trying to mend fences with Gretchen, you would not be befriending Alexis or even trying to get along with her. Hopefully I'm wrong. I think it would be great for all of you to let the past be just that and move on. Really miss Donn on the show. I think he's a great guy because your children seem to think so. That speaks volumes. But since you are with Brooks, I hope he turns out to be a great guy also. Good luck and keep up the kind, forgiving attitude. It looks great on you. Don't be so hard on Tamra, she is still a great friend to you and she is trying to better herself also. You ladies can be friends with everyone and not just cling on to one person, if you try.
Ok I know you were upset about your daughter getting married with out telling you. My husband is in the Army and A LOT of military couples do that, they get married first when they get the opportunity and it fits in with the military's schedule, then have a big ceremony later with friends and family. I know many couples who have done this and never told their families and let everyone play along like they aren't married until the big ceremony. I think you should take it as a compliment that they decided to tell you first and not keep it a secret from everyone including you. Just another perspective.
Please, please be happy for your daughter on choosing how SHE wanted to get married. She's a bright girl with a good head on her shoulders. She didn't want a three-ring circus for a wedding. I think what her and her (now) husband did was very romantic and sweet. They made the wedding about them and no one else. I wish her and her husband all the happiness in the world. Her wedding was the exact opposite of Kim Kardashian's wedding and look how that turned out!
I just finished watching the episode where your daughter announced to you that she'd married in Las Vegas. It drove me crazy to watch your reaction! I don't know if this was for television OR if you actually reacted that way. They're adults and have been seeing each other for 2 years though you weren't quite in the loop with that. Granted YOU were disappointed as her plans didn't align with yours. You need to back-track and show your support. Let her do her "big" wedding then you can be in on it (somewhat...as it's her day and not yours). I've been married a good long time, have 2 married 'kids' in their 40's now and also am a grandmother---therefore I think I have had some experience in being a mom and a MIL as well. Once your kids leave the next, pretty much our 'parenting' should be done as that's the goal with having children.
Delighted that Briana is happy & well.
Please take it slow with Brooks. Something about him
And Vicki dahling- What's the deal? You say that you are killing Gretchen & Slade with kindness. Yet you expect us to believe that your apology to Gretchen is sincere & heartfelt.
You appear to be fairly intelligent......are you seeing the same "red flags" we are all seeing concerning Brooks?
He appears to be taking inventory of all of the assets you have with Don & frothing at the mouth at the possibility he may have the ability to enjoy them in the future.
The card thing.....just a little transparent...
I Like the New Happier and Friendlier Vicki!! Vicki; you are much more pleasant and easy to relate to when you've let your guard down and pleasant with the other women. It's hard to be angry all the time, not only does it affect those around you, but it also affects YOU! Life is short and it's up to us to change who we are; we can't change anyone else. The Love you have for yourself will be felt by others around you... We create our own suffering and we can release ourselves of it! Good Luck; I'll be praying you can find your inner-peace......
Congratulations Briana!!! I think you're such a breath of fresh air, the only normal person on Bravo that we can relate to because you're so grounded. I hope you have a wonderful life with your new husband. and wish you all the best!!!
Vicki PLEASE do not hold anything against Breanna or her husband for eloping. My husband and I eloped 34 years ago. The thought of a wedding was just too much for me. I do not like to be the center of attention. I know you cannot relate to that and I know you are dissappointed because you missed such a special moment in your only daughter's life but seriously a marriage is between and MAN and a WOMAN, it is a very personal pledge and covenant to enter for some of us. So please respect their choice and their privacy. It was not a slam against you. It was all about their lives and what they wanted. Please do not make it about you. Your daughter loves you very much, please respect that she has different hopes and dreams than you do. It is now HER time to do as SHE sees fit. Best wishes to you all....Melanie L.
You are a great mom. Your daughter is an amazing person. But you came off so egotistic when you went on and on about how her getting married was all about how you will be embarrassed and how you're going to tell your mother....you, you, you. Really. Yes is was shocking, yes maybe it wasn't in the plan. But you of all people would know that the plan doesn't always work out. You should've just sucked it up, and toasted to their health and new journey. I hope someday you realize to not be so quick to speak out about your feelings, without first considering everyone else. I wish you and your family happiness.
Vicky, when you apologized to Gretchen I was really impress that you were trying to take the high road. But when you were disappointed by Gretchen not apologizing back to you, I was shocked. Obviously you wanted to be the bigger person. Leave it alone, whoever is at fault. Whether you own 50% or she owns 50% You would have appeared to be a better person, had not expected an apology back from Gretchen. It showed that you were not sincere. I'm more convinced now that you have a CHILDISH MIND.
Vicki, It's clear you are in a much better place this year, which is nice to see. The way you are handling the pile up against Alexis is commendable, I'm glad she has someone in her corner. It's difficult to watch when women take such pleasure in tearing down another woman, this show was so much better back in the beginning before all the hatred.
I think it's great that you support Heather acting and working. You are both smart and beautiful women.
Vicky, I don't know if Brooks is shady or not but seriously, how can you stand listening to him. He is so trite, the guy is a walking cliché. He is a Hallmark card. You will be so bored with him in a year.
I was wondering what the color/and name of the lipstick Vicki wears?? It is like a soft pink, nothing overwhelming, I am always looking for that perfect lipstick and I love what Vicki wears. Thanks!!
Vicki, I live in Mississippi. The comment you made about Brooks saying "Brooks is from Mississippi, he has never seen anything like this." when you two were in Vegas upsets me a little. I dont know him but I do know that we have stripclubs here. They may not be as upscale as the ones in Vegas but people here do enjoy going to them. I used to dance so I know all about it. I've been to a club uin Vegas and had a blast. They were going to let me work if I would have moved to Vegas. Anyhow, Im a writer now and love love it! I have relatives in California and hope to go someday. Im just saying dont assume things you know nothing about. I enjoy the show so you ladies keep on entertaining us viewers. Thank you
Because of you and Laurie, I could not watch WWHL with Andy C. You two women are so self involved that it is hard to see any kindness you two have in your heartsforothers. You and Laurie love to put Slade and Gretchen down, but when you guys are wasting good energy on spiteful gossiping Slade and Gretchen are making loving memories as their relationship grows. Ones with you yelling and Laurie snickering like she is so innocent. Wow! I am exhausted just thinking about you guys, I am going for a run.............Good Luck
Its always disturbing to watch a group of women attack one of their peers and make them feel unimportant and excluded..its nice to see you go against that flow and stand by Alexis when the rest of the girls are intent on pulling her down. You have gone up in my esteem. All the best to You.
Don't know what to think of you most of the time--if its not about you--you MAKE it about you. Brooks is a good ol' Southern guy and I just can't see him putting up w you for as long as Don did~!! I miss Don and though you gave him a raw deal. It take 2 to fill up "love tanks" and you weren't fillin his either!! You thought the grass would be greener elsewhere....it isn't always.......
Posting about your behavior is pointless because you DON'T LISTEN....on the subject of Brooks, I get a weird feeling about him. I hope I'm wrong.
I'm so glad Briana - such an amazing young lady - is doing well. I think you will be suffering the repercussions of your past behavior for a long time. Keep up your newly positive attitude, accept your role in having earned others' dislike for you by being so unkind in the past, and eventually people will only know you for your new, kind spirit. Just don't go to that mean place again. Best of luck.
So tired of Gretchen and Slade. There is no storyline. They are two clowns trampling over one another to be a star. it's one gimmick after another and they all bomb! Thankful for Heather and Terry!
Walk a mile in their shoes and try to see from the other persons view. Always do unto others as you hope they would do to you! Never feel ashamed of being dirty from working. Be ashamed if you DON'T work! If you would of used these few very SIMPLE actions in your life THEN you could demand apologies from others, but you didn't and why should they show you anything different!
Im in your corner Vicki keep up the positivity!! I hope you keep killing Gretchen and Slade with kindness,Im glad you have not stooped to Gretchens level. She is so obsessed with being the VICTIM it is getting soo old! I couldnt believe the coldness in Gretchen when she went to visit Alexsis I felt the chill off the screen of my tv. And why Gretchen is so angry at you is beyond me. Tamara talks way more smack about Slade then you ever did, it actually makes Gretchen look stupid and unloyal when in one scene her Tamara are bf's and then the next scene Tamara is calling Slade a loser and a leech.. And she is mad at you? I also am with Andy Cohen brianne needs to be the next housewive...... Lov your entire family!!!
This Louisville Gal hopes u have a great time at the Derby! Last year u met a friend of mine and i saw some pics and it looked liked u had a great time! U also looked very pretty! I love Derby time and all the festivities, i only wish that it could be moved to the first saturday in June instead of May because the weather is bit more predictable! On a different note i would like to say its nice that u didnt jump on the "treat Alexis like she's dumb" band wagon. I feel so bad for her! Also, u apologized to Gretchen, i would leave it at that, her Ego has gotten HUGE and i wouldnt feed into it by given her anymore attention. Enjoy ur time @ the Derby and hope u win big time!
Vicki, you need to stop bashing Gretchen.. Everything you accuse her of, you do the same.. You seem like you can dish it out but can't take it. I understand there needs to be drama or we wouldn't watch, but come on!
You need to stop bashing Gretchen ! Everything you accuse Gretchen of , you do the same.. Why can't you just be friends? I understand there needs to be drama or we wouldn't watch the show... but come on!
The word "platonic" means non-sexual in nature. I think Gretchen would prefer to keep the relationship platonic as well...just a guess.
Give us all a break...tired of you and Brooks. Stop with the drama! Not interested in your story anymore. Love your kids though.
I really like you Vicki, you have always been in the top of the housewives for me. You have always been the most "real" housewife, as you work and take great pride in that. Keep up your positive attitude, it is very becoming to you. As for Brooks, I think you could find a great guy right in California that would be much easier to have a relationship with, as you do deserve that.
You're a smart woman and I don't understand your connection with Brooks. I don't know of a "real" man that would allow a woman to buy all his clothes - what a creep this guy is and I believe he is there only because you have money and are willing to "pay his way". You can do a lot better, just get out there and meet some real men.
Only thing I am going to keep reiterating - RUN from Brooks!! There is something seriously off with him!
You wrote: "It's hard to do that though when the person you love (Brooks) was being completely thrown under the bus and having his character attacked without him being there to defend himself." Do you not see that that is exactly how Gretchen felt when you were slamming the man she loves? And your "sincere" apology...please. "Be nice....it confuses them"..do those words ring a bell. You were anything but sincere.
Your comment about plowing through the ick in your life makes me giggle because I'm hearing Slade's comment from last year when he called you Icky Vicky and your behavior this year is just that...Icky!!! hehehehe
alexis is a sweet kind girl.you and she are the favs this season.vicki you girls keep the lord on your side always.jim and brooks are the best.bravo print for vicki please.