Hi guys! Hope you are all doing great and had a great memorial holiday! We are so blessed to have so many brave soldiers like Ryan. God be with those families whose loved ones have been lost fighting for our freedom and for this great country. To all the military families out there we say thank you.
I didn't get a chance to blog last week, so I'll touch on a couple of things from that episode first.
Slade took me away for my birthday this year to a gorgeous hotel in San Diego and surprised me with many things that weekend. We had so much going on leading up to my birthday that it was so wonderful to get away and spend quality time together. The night before, Slade took me to a romantic dinner and surprised me with several special gifts, including the gorgeous "G" logo medallion that you see me wearing in most of my interviews. It was so special to me because he said he was so proud of what I have created and accomplished with the Gretchen Christine Collections that he wanted to present me with a symbol for all my hard work and success. It was so sentimental to have my logo custom made into a beautiful gold medallion! I love it so much, it's hard for me to take off!
With that said Slade also knew I had been working some very long hours and had a lot on my plate. He knew that the lease on my Mercedes was up and I was stressed about finding time to go look for another car. I've always said my dream car would be either a Bentley or a Rolls Royce, but he knew I would never spend the money on something like that right now because I'm so focused on building my companies. So when he received an email from Rolls Royce Newport Beach, letting him know about this amazing lease program they were offering, he took the opportunity to handle the paperwork, and go over the numbers with my financial management group. He simply wanted me to understand that I could do it if I really wanted too. At first I was confused and almost upset with him because I didn't understand what was happening, but once he explained the details during our little test drive and I learned the numbers for this special offer lease were not much more than my previous lease, I got what he was doing for me. He made it very clear, if I wanted it all I had to do was sign the paperwork. Regardless of what people say or like to assume, we make final decisions like this together. I found the gesture to be very thoughtful and sweet. It's nice to have a partner who listens to my dreams and wants to make it a reality for me. He wanted to take the stress off of me finding another car and also make my birthday memorable with such an incredible surprise!
Hi Gretchen, listen you are my favorite one of all the ladies on the house wives shows and I want the best for you. Please remember, from the outside looking in, Slade giving you an expensive car that you have to pay for looks very unwise to us who watch the show. If Slade could have paid for the car in full and given it to you that would make sense. And you are way to young for a Rolls Royce, you should have kept your Mercedes.
queenmidass Yes, Gretchen IS the
cutest. Vicky is jealous of that fact and just
labels her a -princess-.
The wheels on the bus go round and round...
never heard of a bachelorette party a year in advance. unless I missed it they hadn't even set a date yet
how did it ruin your trip when they went out? yes they should have told you they were going, but, apparently they left you a message and they had been talking about it. you didn't spend any money on that part and you were just planning on going back to the room and to bed. you didn't go to bed you waited up and had your hair and makeup done ready for the cameras
@viewer111 still not cool they left them when they went to the restroom. You don't ditch your friend that is giving going out of her way to give you a wonderful bachelorette party. You ask them if they mind if you go out for a few drinks then meet them back at the hotel after.
oh my, if they are any kind of friends they wouldn't have bored her to tears, they should have known that Tamra is very lively. they act like punks viewer111
It doesn't matter if Vicky slept around, or if Alexis is phoney and if so and so and so! What matters is that you used to be nice and now you are a mean girl! Also Alexis is phoney for being materialistic, but it's ok for you to brag about the birthday Rolls Royce at dinner to your friends? A Rolls Royce that you had to pay for! What "furry" did you unleash when you saw that bill at the end of the month? Puahahaha! Come on, find your soul back before it's too late!
Gretchen, you used to be one of my hands down Orange County favorites but ever since you ditched the one person who was always there for you when you were being constantly bullied (yes I went there) by Vicki and Tamra, to become BFFs with one of those very same bullies no less, you are horrible to watch.
That being said, I for one don't think you overreacted about what happened in Mexico. People need to stop and think of what all you went through planning that trip. It doesn't matter if everyone agrees with the strippers or any other part of it, that's beside the point. The point is you put your heart and soul into it (AND a lot of money) and you were probably sooo looking forward to it and then the first night was ruined by a jealous immature 51 year old woman on a mission, it had to be devastating! NO ONE in your shoes would have been able to just ignore what happened! And the next day you did your best to look past it instead of letting it ruin the entire trip when a lot of people would have still been brooding over it. The next day would have been much better if Lydia, a.k.a. “friendship whisperer” (!!!) wouldn’t have opened her mouth in the limo and then Vicki still being her immature self on the beach. I for one applaud you for that.
Fayeth I think everyone should have applauded, and yelled"thank God the negative energy is out" after the girls blew Gretchen off. Its called karma, and Gretchen deserves it times 10!!
Fayeth Yes they all should have gone to the hotel and went to bed and that would been super fun. Not everyone is a dead stick in the mud, she did a crappy job planning this one. Maybe she should have thought about the bride to be and what she likes or wants instead of herself
First of all, Gretchen knew where the other ladies were going. Vicki said they were going to Andale's I don't know how many times. All Gretchen and Heather had to do was tell the driver to take them there. But I think it was better for Gretchen to act like the victim and make a big scene about it. And the next day, she acted like a little girl who did not get her way. She did anything but look past it. Now, fast forward to the present and I don't think any of them are friends with Gretchen. That speaks volumes.
You are a great friend, and a fun girl!! good luck in your entreprenurial endeavors!! love love your bags!!!
Gretchen... you were right to be upset at Vicki's "plan" as she called it and her pathetic classless act tonight. It is clear she cares little for you or anyone else and only about herself. Vickie is self absorbed, arrogant and her mentor comment crossed so many lines. Put simply she is a loser and she barely deserves your civility.
Keep your chin up in response to the idiots who think you shouldn't be upset. I would have been pissed because of the time and effort you put into planning the event.
One thing though... don't be upset if Tamara and Vicki mend their friendship. All of us are bigger people when we don't be grudge anyone's happiness whether or not you agree with it. You can enjoy Tamara and your friendship together regardless of whether Tamara is also friends with Vicki. Concentrate on your friendship with Tamara and Heather and any other housewife with whom you choose to be friends. By doing so you will show your friendship with Tamara is more important to you than any drama Vicki chooses to dredge up.
Wishing you all the best!
there was nothing planned for after dinner just going back to the room. the only thing she should be upset about is they should have told her and heather not just leave a message
Watching the way you sat with Tamara while she told you her story was really beautiful. Information like that is obviously personal and difficult to discuss and sometimes the reactions of people make it more difficult to talk about in the future. You were so kind and nurturing. Really beautiful to see-You will make a great mommy!
It makes me understand more why you and Vicki so desperately cannot get along. Regardless of all the BS that was stated by Lauri(Who knows if it's true, she seems vindictive), it's hard to be okay with someone when you're not sure they will be there for someone you care about.
Vicky's right! expand your vocabulary... getting left behind is not hypocritical unless it happened to Viky and she was upset but latter said she wasn't! You're just stuck on that buzz word because last year Vicky actually was being hypocrituical in her attitude towards Slade & Brooks. Your inappropriate use of this word over and over again makes you sound stupid.
justanopinion rosamic Hulali I would say Gretchen needs a better moral compass more than Vicki!!! She was talking about Vicki but she was pretty raunchy with those strippers!!
Looked like a fun bachelorette party, you put a lot of effort into planning. Too bad Vicki tried to sabatoge it.
No. This bacheleorette party would have been great if they were 21 years old but c'mon! Strippers? That was a little yesteryear and cliche. Nothing original here.
2IrishEyes No, I think it was whiney, crying Gretchen that sabatoged it. How many times did she cry! I mean really!!!
2IrishEyes the only fun they had was because of vicki, tamra said nobody is near as much fun as vicki and it was for tamra. as long as she had fun thats what the trip was about
Is Tamara your girlfriend? You are crying as if your boyfriend is cheating on you. You used to like you so much, but you've become a nasty disgusting person. Please leave the show
DebbieBaptiste You know Gretchen invited Vicki to start stuff as usual!!! She didn't have to invite her she through the party!!!
GIRL YOU ARE A MATURE INDEPENDENT WOMAN AND I SUPPORT YOU ALL THE WAY!! You are so nice and you aren't even being inappropriate or mean to Vicki! After all she has done to you and never gave you a chance I have no sympathy for her and i agree that she is a hypocrite! You haven't even started rumors about her you only heard the rumors from Lauri and you haven't even spread them and Vicki needs to watch her mouth and grow up. You are respectful to everyone (not necessarily nice but you do try to be civil with all of them) and I love you for being that mature. Even when Vicki treated you wrong you were trying to remain civil and calm when lydia and her tried to break you, you remained strong! They only have themselves to blame for their actions.
I don't think it was a secret where the girls were going, Vicki mentioned it about a 1000 times...be a grown up and go if you want to go or go back to the hotel if you want to do that, but then don't ruin everyone else's trip. I cannot believe how incredibly immature you are...trashing Vicki behind her back when it is clear you have no idea what the facts are. The issues with Jeff happened years ago and by the way Tamara was jumping on that train trashing you back then, why are you trying to be such good friends with her now? She was horrible to you. I don't get it.
justanopinion Zoeyg The point is, they could have motored over to Andale's in the limo in a NY second. They weren't really left, they knew where everyone was going. Not cool they didn't wait, but easily remedied.
justanopinion Zoeyg It wasn't Tamra, Lydia, and Vicki's responsibility to hold their hands and walk them down the street. They have phones and their grown women. Come on. They aren't shy in anyway shape or form to speak their minds so I don't know why they just sat like bumps on a long in the limo. They knew were they were going because they talked about it all the time in the limo.
indyswim justanopinion Zoeyg no kidding BFD get over it they were going back to the hotel to sleep as Gretchen clearly said.If you wanna have fun going out GO, if not DON'T but don't cry about it EWW they make me sick
Sometimes you rather be a bully's friend instead of being bullied. sad, but true!:(
Zoeyg, duh, Tamra gave her a friendship bracelet. That wipes the slate clean, apparently.
Zoeyg, duh, Tamara gave her a friendship bracelet. That forgives all past transgressions and horrid treatment of others.
I lost count of how many times you said and talked about Vicki in this episode. You cried and acted like a brat when you weren't the center of attention. They apologized get over it!! My gosh!! I would've been with Tamra, Vicki, and Lydia the entire time. Heather and you were duds! A person can have more than one friend Gretchen!!! I'm glad Vicki and Lydia holds her their own with you because the way you acted in Mexico was awful. I even think Lydia was shocked about how you couldn't get over it and move on!
Seriously, it's not like you was alone you had the other bore with you. Friends split into groups all the time then later find each other through out the night. All you had to do as ask someone then follow the camera crew..duh..walk down the street. geez, what a cry baby.
Twintastic I know and how many times did they say they were going to that club in the limo on the way to the restaurant!!
Gretchen remember the time when tamra spread lies about you And listened to other people and what they had to say without knowing the facts Sound familiar ? Now your doing the same thing to Vicki why don't you talk to vicki get your facts straight before listening to other people like lauri who I'm sure wouldn't have your best interests at heart Lauri is a stirrer you'll see
Tamra did a good job turning you into the mean girl and insecure one at that. She managed to have you to go against Vicki ( i can't believe you fell for it, tamra telling you to remind her of how mean Vicki was to her and to have you protect her from Vicki- WWHL). While you are being the mean girl to Alexis, Tamra went behind your back and make amends with Alexis. I'd fell sorry for you but you're just to .. whatever vicki calls you.
Hey there Gwretched!! I bet it's your turn not to post a blog for the week because you're so embarrassed by the way you acted on the last couple episodes. Hey, I'd be embarrassed too. How about you just don't post any more blogs, or film any more episodes. I think it would make you, me and a lot of other people happy. You are on the same level as Tamra now, and she needs to make an exit as well. I'll call you both a cab if you'd like!
Gretchen, I feel that you are so afraid of ANY ONE, not just Vicky being friends with Tamara. The world doesn't revolve around you. You want a friend so badly that you forgave Tamara just like that and drop Alexi. and now you don't want Tamara being on good terms with Vicky and Alexi. if you keep on trying to Cockblock the people around her, she going to turn on you.
first you cried like a baby in the hotel, then the limo, then on the beach! i don't blame you for being upset, but did you have to be such a baby about it. all that crying was a little over the top for me.
i still can't beleive you were serious.