I enjoyed meeting Gretchen at the horse stables. I imagined her showing in up pink sequins for some reason, but I was pleasantly surprised to see her in boots -- fashion boots, but boots nonetheless!
Out of all the women, I seemed to run into Gretchen the most over the past few years. It seemed that every corner George and I turned, there would be Slade and Gretchen. Despite what you may think, Gretchen and I have never had any weird issues with each other and we both have been grown ups about our past.
While catching up with Gretchen in regards to her relationships with the other women, I was surprised with the details as to why she and Vicki were having difficulties. I was genuinely shocked to learn that Vicki had accused Gretchen of cheating on Jeff during their engagement. Of all things to call Gretchen out on, infidelity probably shouldn't have been the one Vicki chose, especially knowing what Vicki had told me over the years during her marriage to Don and what I had personally witnessed on more than one occasion. My point to Gretchen while talking about Vicki, wasn't exactly about infidelity, it was the hypocrisy of it all that got to me!
I saw you at the airport in SLC with two twenty-something year old girls. I'm sure at least one of them was your daughter. Anyway, you are very cute in person. Television doesn't do you justice. I loved how you helped entrap Vicki on the reunion show. She has gotten away with waaaay too much for waaaay too long. Loved, loved it!
I understand her reaction and coming back on the show to call Vicki out completely. When someone is going out of their way to spread lies and hurt you, after a while you have had enough and need to stand up for yourself. Vicki has been caught in many lies. The last being, at the reunion,she didn't know who the Greek guy was that Lauri was talking about. Yet, right there on camera, in living proof, was Vicki talking about him and his teeth! And Lauri did back up what she said. She never said Vicki had a threesome, just that she was in bed with another woman and a man. Gretchen is the one that misconstrued that, not Lauri. Lauri is from our area and it could be she is amazed at the duplicity that goes on in the OC area. ID people aren't like that. Even when we see her here, she is still that down home country girl.
This happened at the Twin Falls County Fair...
So excited! Went to the fair yesterday with G**** when, while talking to J**** and family, I noticed a familiar woman asking G***** if the seat I'd just vacated was taken. Since she was gorgeous, G**** gave her my seat. And, once I turned and actually looked at her, I was delighted because she turned out to be Lauri from Orange County Housewives!!! We started talking to her and her sister and she is the most down-to-earth person--very, very kind, sort of embarrassed I'd figured out who she was. I have a pic--I swear!!--which I'll try to post here but I may have trouble with my phone. I can't believe how friendly and open and absolutely stunning Lori is---seems like a genuinely nice person.
I commend her for standing up for herself and holding her own against Vicki. Keep on being the strong Idaho girl that you are Lauri!
I think what you did to Vicky was; self-serving, childish, mean spirited and just plain stupid. Grow up Lauri! Your behavior - spreading this - none of your business/ junk gossip about Vicky - highlights a major character flaw in you. Didn't realize how immature and petty could be.
You say you are upset about Vicky passing on information on George, read the internet it is full of awful comments about George you two truly deserve one another you used to be my favourite housewives but you made a idiot of yourself at the reunion you could not back up any thing you said and you came across as being envious of Vicky.
This is your blog, trying to defend your actions? You truly are a snake, something so private involving Vicki, you had to tell Gretchen. What you knew should have been said to Vicki, alone, or you should have just zipped it. Why are you back on the show? Go away, your annoying, can't even stand to hear your voice or look at you. Misery loves company, Lauri, go back to your life
I don't think Lauri is a liar. I think she is being honest about what she knows re: Vicki's past and the Brook's drama. However, I don't think that Vicki intentionally tried to hurt her SEVEN years ago. Why? Because this is the first we are hearing about all this. Did Vicki do the wrong thing by sending this email to Jeana? Yes. But it's not like this information was aired on television. It's not like this information prevented Lauri from having a beautiful wedding and staying married to the love of her life. Nobody was the wiser when it came to the information Vicki was given. Lauri, on the other hand, aired Vicki's business on national television to millions of viewers. There is a big difference there. She is the one who told a national audience about the email. So it is incredibly hypocritical for her to be angry at Vicki for telling Jeana Keough this information when she airs it out to a million others herself. UGH. I just don't get these women. If they are going to go after Vicki, they really need to find something deserving. It's just annoying and petty and stupid.
Ughh please go away! Why did you come back to the show? Just to trash Vicki! If you had an issue with her you should have handled it seven years ago not now! Trashy behavior on your part.
Why are all you people bashing Laurie? She did exactly what Vicky and Tamera do on the weekly basis, but that's expectable? Vicky finally got a taste of her own medicine!
Whatever! It's obvious why you came on the show. You didn't do a good job showing "Class". I used to think you we're classy but your just yapping gossip and stooping down to a low level by doing that. I don't know if you are just trying to get revenge on Vicki or trying to make a place for yourself on this show since you've been gone a couple years but either one is not good. Your making yourself look bad, not Vicki.
I pray you are not back for good...couldn't stand you the first time..certainly can not stand you now...You are a horrible parent and can not stand on your own without a man kind of woman...YUCK...
Been watching this show from the beginning and have never been a big Vickie fan. But I will say that I remember her helping you out when you needed a job and took you on business trips that I'm sure her company paid for. An opportunity millions of single moms would love to have had. Isn't that how you met your current husband?
Sorry debsdebs. If you had been watching since the beginning as I have. Laurie had to pay for all her own expenses when they traveled. That is why they never stayed at the same hotel. Vicki would be at a 5 star hotel and God bless Laurie she was at motel 6.
Laurie I admire you and know that most if not all of these shows are scripted and I enjoy it. I'm happy you're back. It's time that Vicki who is the only housewife left because lord forbid she can't pass off making a $1.00, where the rest of the original cast has moved on, the she devil is still there.
Her holy, conceited, self importance is wearing on us regular viewers. As I stated before I call the housewives franchise my "soap operas" and I'm tickled pink to see you come back and battle the dragon!
Lauri came back this season because she had a grudge against Vicki. Seven years? This is not rocket science!
Vicki is still on the show because she is strong minded. Vicki did not marry into money like Lauri did. Vicki should be able to stay in a 5 star hotel. She paid for it!
I LOVE that you got Vicki to finally own up to cheating on Donn during their marriage. Vicki has done so many vile things over the years and always plays innocent. That was a beautiful moment to hear her tell the truth for once.
Ldenver catz1 Two wrong don't make a right. And she was eluding that Donn was the one cheating and not filling her "love tank" when in reality, no pun intended, how could he? Someone else was always there!!!
Laurie, please get off the show....you come across as desperate for airtime and bring nothing but negativity and lies.
So your daughter has a friend who does questionable things for money and you come on this show basically to expose Vicky's bad behaviour in the past? Seriously why don't you keep your focus on your daughter and the kind of influences she's exposing herself to?!?!?
You're a pathetic excuse for a grown woman and mother.. I cannot believe how two faced and manipulative you are.. Why are you talking about Vicki behind her back like that? What are you? 10? You should be ashamed of yourself.. I hope your children don't turn out like that.. And no offense but you sounded like a complete moron telling Vicki about brooks, do you know how to talk? LOL ..
sedgrl After watching the clip where Vicki confronts her on the slopes, she's probably too busy. Her rich hubby probably hired a high school debate coach to get her ready for the reunion.....she can only make full sentences when she talks about herself. Good luck Lauri....you are gonna need it.
Oh Lauri, do you feel better about yourself now? You took waaay too much enjoyment in telling Vicki about Brooks.
Lauri.......ummm...just sayin'....I would be more concerned that my 19 year old daughter was hangin' out with a "friend: that you don't really know with a "questionable" reputation who "dates" older "gentlemen" than making sure Vicki knew what was "kinda going on" with her ex.....not looking good for you. Careful now, this is a wild bunch 'o rabid wolves you decided to run with! Will watch to see the pack take you down as you have proven that you deserve it.
Bravo, if you want to bring back the past, bring back Jenna pleeeeeeeez!
Lauri I cannot believe you chose to tell Vicki all of that information at what was supposed to be a nice event. I cannot believe how quickly all of these women are to try to hurt each other. So disappointing and disgusting. Nobody can let anyone have a nice moment without dragging out some crap and horrible gossip to ruin the moment. I am sad to say that I don't think you have contributed anything this season but malicious gossip. Please, focus on your own issues and family.
Laurie, what you said about Vicki was mean and did not make you look pretty. If Bravo has you ever back on the show as a Real Housewives fan I will stop watching. Whether your comment had some truth to it or just a lie, I wonder what was your motivation. To come back on the show now that your have more time on your hands? I would suggest to Bravo that they look for new housewives like Heather and Lydia to keep the viewers interested instead of having their audience being repulsed by undocumented self serving comments like yours.
I am glad Lauri returned to the show and stirred the pot a little. As much as I love Vicki, she's attacked nearly all of the cast members at some point, but always managed to stay under the radar herself. Vicki was quite disrespectful to Lauri during the first seasons, and Lauri never spoke up for herself. I have to admit, however, I was surprised to see Lauri expose Vicki in the manner she did this season. It will be interesting to see how the show progresses with Lauri in the mix. Nevertheless, I'm happy Lauri finally spoke out...just hope she calls Vicki out in person, and in a more tactful way.
Bravo, if you're going to bring back someone, bring back Jeanna.
She's fun, smart, and cool.
I understand why people are miffed at Lauri, but on the other hand....until last season when Vicki became an underdog, Vicki's efforts were spent dishing dirt and being snotty to the newcomers. Vicky constantly created such a whirlwind of drama in order to keep people from looking too closely at her. I think Vicki deserves to have her own dirty secrets dug up. She may become a better person for it and quit being such a total and complete....yes, here is that word......HYPOCRITE!
Really? And you didn't have a little fling with Slade behind Jo's back? Talk about the pot calling the kettle black! You haven't been around in years, but every episode so far that you've been is has been nothing but gossiping and attacking others! You were my favorite when you used to be on the show, now I would turn the channel if you were still on!
I don't like the hypocrisy of Vicki, but to blindside her like that out of the blue is beyond tacky. Mentioning Brooks is one thing because it is current but to bring up things that happened in a marriage that is already over and stir it up like that says more about you then it does about her. I think for the first time ever you made me feel sorry for Vicki. I don't condone her behavior, but most people wouldn't even do that to an enemy much less someone who was once a friend.
I wonder how happy your home life is since you're back on the show with an agenda involving Vicki. I'm not a big Vicki fan, but I also don't betray people who helped me when I was down. I thought you were a nice person but I was wrong.
So, you're shocked that Vicki accused Gretchen of cheating on Jeff and now you are doing the same thing. You're a hypocrite. And Vicki gave you a job when you needed one. I really was shocked by your accusations about Vicki. I didn't know you're that type of person. I thought you had more class.
Please let me speak frankly for the KRHF's (Keepin' it Real Housewives Followers) below & beyond. In your shameless attempt to sneak back on the show you have revealed the true depths of your shallow existence. Did you really think you could gossip your way back into our good graces? Oh honey, your deluded sense of self-worth has corrupted your thinking. I don't know who thought your return would revive the show, but insipid & insincere isn't going to save the day! You just feel like a replay of a past mistake. Sorry to be so harsh, but if you thought you were going to show-up and stir-up without any repercussions, you've greatly underestimated the KRHF's. While most of us consider this series a guilty pleasure, we have our standards. We're looking for cool, talented women with relevant issues - we're looking for ourselves. You are a reflection of a time gone by.
Instead of being so concerned about Vicki's love life maybe you should be more concerned about who your daughter is hanging out with!? and from your insinuations I can't tell if her friend is a dancer/stripper, call girl or porn star?! Nice way to portray your daughter's friend!
Also, When you were broke and without a job isn't Vicki the one that gave you a job? She even took you on a conference to New Orleans so help motivate you, And you don't seem to be the least bit appreciative.
Oh Lauri. You have some nerve to gossip about Vicki's "love life". You must have forgotten that when Jo got engaged to Slade and was showing you all her humongous canary engagement ring that you asked her "Does he have a brother?" A couple episodes later you dated Slade and slept with him? If I were you I'd be careful about gossiping about the other Housewives when you have so many skeletons in your closet yourself. To top it off, Slade was bragging about banging you on national television.
So you take it upon yourself to gossip about a woman that gave you a job when you needed help? WOW! Karma!!!! Just sayin....
What has happened to you? Or did you just pretend to a nice person before, I hope that you are proud to show your children your behavior. You can take your trouble and return to you "oh so happy home!"
Seems to me Laurie you are trying to fit in by spreading lots of gossip. Quit trying to be the popular girl. It's not high school.
I for one am glad you are back. You and Jeana are the only ones from the original cast that I truly liked. You always carry yourself with honesty and integrity and I think that's great. Vicki must be a very insecure person to attack people as she does. Welcome back and I look forward to seeing you more often, I really missed you. Maybe you can bring some balance back to the show that has become a three ring circus it's almost unwatchable.
Honesty and integrity? Really? Try a gossip with no life. Balance....are you watching the same show the rest of us are?