Cast Blog: #RHOC

Under Construction

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"

Under Construction

Vicki explains that she's taking things day-by-day

Fasten your seat belts; it's going to be a bumpy ride. . .again!

How did the great Bette Davis know I would need her famous quote to describe Part 1 of our season finale? She was a warrior, and so am I. As I've been known to say before, "bring it on." I am ready as I ever will be.

Most of you knew it was coming. The season has been leading up to it, without me even wanting conflict. I didn't want it, nor do I want it now.

I have said to a lot of my close friends a saying that best fits my life right now is "I'm under construction." What I mean by that, is I'm rebuilding myself to be a stronger, independent business woman who simply wants to surround myself with people who love me and believe in me and will make me smile. I'm not where I'm going to be, nor am I who I was. "I'M UNDER CONSTRUCTION" says it all.

This season, I really tried to be nice and play nice, but sometimes no matter how hard you try, it doesn't always end up the way you want it to. Heather's party was so elegant and so classy, and I was very happy to be there. Things felt like they were finally coming together for me in my life and all I wanted to do this year was to show my "reality" -- that I'm happy, a little bruised from the recent divorce, but really coming to peace with where my life is headed.

Heather and Terry's house is a beautiful chateau sitting on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean and is simply breathtaking. Everything was so perfect until the end of the evening. Then without looking "s--t hit the fan."

Regarding Alexis, I really have come to love her and we have become friends this year. She is easy to be with and there never is any conflict or drama with her. She's "nice" and, at this time in my life, easy and nice is what I need. I have gotten to really know her this year, and she is much more than what you see on TV. I think we all are for that matter. Everyone has a friend that is out of line at some point -- especially when liquor is involved. I don't think it was Alexis' fault that her friend Sarah misbehaved (as she was completely classless and out of line). This is not the first time Sarah made a spectacle of herself. I just don't understand that type of personality. Too much drama for me.

It seems like from season to season Tamra targets who she is going to go after, and unfortunately this year it was Alexis, Brooks, and myself. It makes me sad because I have been so supportive and happy for her and Eddie. I just had hoped she would have been the same for Brooks and I. The four of us had gone to Cabo to celebrate Eddie's birthday at the end of March 2011, and we spent a lot of time together. We spent many couple date nights together and had even planned on taking more vacations together. Everything was fine with our relationships, until suddenly she became a different person towards Brooks.

Tonight was Heather's night. This was Heather's first season and her party and she deserved the attention. Heather did not deserve Sarah to be disruptive and rude. I also believe Tamra should not have chosen Heather's party to replay her drama with the wine episode with Jeana. Remember why Tamra was mad at Jeana last year? To refresh your memory, it was because Jeana was getting involved in Tamra and Simon's marriage and "butting in." Hmmm. . .isn't that what she has been doing with Brooks and I?

I wanted to thank you all for being so supportive and I believe I have the greatest fans. Most of you like me, encourage me, and send me the most amazing emails. Unfortunately there are some that don't. I am OK with that, as I have had to come to terms with it. Although I want everyone to like me, it's just not realistic. I have to admit, I don't like some people (not many), but some I don't. I do listen to all of you and I do read your comments.

Next week's episode is the season finale. It will be a rough episode for me to watch, but unfortunately it's behind me. It's like reopening a wound that happened eight months ago. It's going to hurt, but it will be OK because time does heal.

So anytime I get anxious or sad, I somehow hear my fans yell "Woo Hoo" in my head and it makes me smile. Recently I was in Las Vegas for an appearance and while walking through the hotel the crowds all yelled "Woo Hoo." Even when I was in the Paris airport, crowds yelled "Woo Hoo." Every time I hear you say that famous, silly phrase, it makes me happy.

I have a lot of new projects that I am working on, in addition to my insurance and retirement planning companies. I'm building my empire, as I had been wanting to do for a long time, and the sky is the limit. I'm 50, I'm on my own, and I'm going to control my future -- not anyone else.

I’m so excited that the Wines by Wives memberships are quickly growing. If you haven't signed up yet for your membership, visit WinesbyWives.com to enroll in our club. It's a great way to get two bottles of wines shipped to your home monthly which are chosen tasted and picked out by Tamra and myself. Although Tamra and I may be going through some "hiccups" with our friendship, we are completely focused on our company. Our business is in no way going to be affected by any of our disagreements.

This week I launched my new collection of t-shirts with my favorite phrases and I chose "Woo Hoo" to be the first one. When I see you wearing my new Woo Hoo t-shirts, I will stop and give you a hug. You have given me so much love and support these past seven seasons, and you have encouraged me to stay when many times I didn't think I could. I never had any idea really that anything I would say or even yell out would be recognizable to all of you. When my t-shirt collection was completed last week with all with my favorite sayings. I was humbled and excited all at the same time. If you have any other suggestions, please visit my Facebook page and post some ideas.

In closing, I hope you have enjoyed this season. I wanted to give you an update on my family. Michael is doing great and is now 26 and a half. He's turning into a fabulous life insurance salesman and is the top agent in my office. I couldn't be more proud of him.

As of today, Briana is six months pregnant and for those of you that don't know -- she is having a boy. Her due date is October 10th, 2012. Ryan and her are very happy and are excited to meet their son. I went to her ultrasound visit the other day and it was so amazing seeing my future grandson move his fingers and toes and be active and healthy. The "circle of life" song became very real to me now anytime I hear it.

You can view my new collection by going on my Facebook page or to this link.

Thank you for reading my blog, and I hope you have a fabulous week. I will be going to Ft. Lauderdale on Friday through Monday to see my client and also to have some R&R to clear my head.

Love,
Vicki Gunvalson
VickiGunvalson.com

Lizzie: Tamra Doesn't Fight Fair

Lizzie thinks Tamra's comments about her children were meant to deflect from her own problems.

Happy Labor Day!!! I am going to make this blog short and sweet. It’s a holiday and I am going to be spending the day with family in Newport wearing a Sun Kitten and a smile. I hope you all are having a great holiday weekend.

To be honest, the second half of the Reunion was hard to watch. I think it got too ugly. I am not going to insult any of your intelligence in explaining this episode. We all know that misery loves company, and "projection" is as easy to spot as a $2 dollar bill. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that everything miserable that comes out of Tamra's mouth is a direct reflection of what is going on in her life. In my opinion, children are off limits. It's quite apparent that Tamra does not fight fair and when all else fails she will throw your kids, marriage, and even your body under the bus in an attempt to hurt you. We filmed the reunion for over 10 hours and after listening to so much ugliness my heart just couldn't take it anymore.

I do not regret telling Shannon all the things that Tamra said about her. Everything I shared with Shannon was something that happened and was said on camera. I didn't take anything and create unnecessary drama. I would do it again in a heartbeat and I would think my friends would do the same for me. I simply did not know the truth about Tamra. Danielle told me all the things Tamra said about me. That is why after my birthday I was so hurt by her. It's hard for viewers to understand because these things weren't in the show. She could have called me and said she wasn't coming. I called her after sitting on the bus for over an hour. The next day she made fun of me to Danielle, in addition to asking plenty of questions looking for negative details regarding my party.

On that one-year free membership to Cut Fitness: Let's delve into this shall we? I was the one that contacted Tamra days after my party. She did not contact me to give me present. I had invited Tamra, Eddie, Danielle, Joe, Heather, and Terry to the Kentucky Derby and Tamra was the only person that had not sent in the RSVP. It was past the deadline and it was getting borderline rude at this point. Tamra, in fact, was making fun of the Kentucky Derby and the charity event that would be hosting us to Danielle. So, I reached out to Tamra regarding the Kentucky Derby and she texted me back saying, "I want to give you a free membership to CUT for your birthday." Tamra knows I am already a member to a sports club and that was the last I heard of this "free membership." I never received any kind of certificate or card for membership. I suppose she thought I would have the gall to show up and say, "I got a text message from Tamra for a free membership!" It's almost laughable. Needless to say, I don't go to her gym and she didn't attend the Kentucky Derby with me.

There is nothing else to say regarding the Shag, Marry, Kill game that I haven't already discussed in great length in any of my previous blogs. I said the word "marry" and that's that. Tamra even glared at me on the way out of the Valentine's Party and repeated it. "Marry you?" Tamra has said multiple times she couldn't even remember because she drank too much and there are even text messages where she says it too. Her story changes continually, like the words that come out both sides of her mouth.

During the Reunion, Tamra said many more hurtful things that you didn't see. She went on to talk about my son Preston and my marriage. We all remember the episode in the park where Preston hit me on the head with his elephant. He was asleep in the car and he had a mini temper tantrum. He was three -- it happens. I would assume most mothers have had it happen at some point. In addition, my husband and I got in a fight on my birthday. I feel awful about it, yet it made us closer. I just wanted what every woman wants -- to feel special because of her man. I am a big time believer in learning from your mistakes and that won't ever happen again. However none of those incidents had anything to do with Tamra. But on her quest to hurt everyone, she managed to drag in some irrelevant topics. I know it's all to deflect from what's going on in her life and to make someone else look bad. . .but it does hurt nonetheless. My babies and my marriage are my life so I guess her goal was to attack the things closest to my heart because she can't fight fair.

I hope you enjoyed this season and I hope you had a fabulous summer!!! The fall is my absolute favorite time of year, so I say bring on football and cooler weather.

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