Cast Blog: #RHOC

Lauri's Lies and Bad Parenting

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"

Lauri's Lies and Bad Parenting

Vicki says Lauri's poor timing was motivated and that she's revealed more about herself in her talk about Brooks.

Sorry for the delay in posting this blog. The urgency to do these blogs has somewhat gone away due to how I am being attacked this season. It's wrong, filled with lies, unjustifiable, and just plain mean what Lauri has been saying about me. It's hard to understand why or how she has chosen to take a reality show as her forum for her anger, but I guess to each it's own.

This week's episode was supposed to be about Tamra and Tamra's wedding dress shopping day. I took the day off of work to join the ladies because I sincerely wanted to be there for Tamra. Hindsight, I should have stayed at my office. I would have at least had a non-stressful day. I had no idea Lauri was going to unload on me. Instead of it being a happy day for Tamra, it was an upset day for me. Figures -– just my luck lately!

When Lauri showed up at Tamra's house, I was somewhat shocked to see her. She would be the LAST person that I would expect to join us wedding dress shopping because the last time I saw Lauri (which was a few years ago) she told me how much didn't like Tamra. I figured she was "back" to either poke her nose in and give Tamra advice on what to do with her wedding, or she wanted to be back to character assassinate Brooks. It is very strange to have her appear. She sure couldn't appear as BORING LAURI as obviously that wouldn't be fun to watch now would it. Hence -- her motive.

Just to fill all of you in, I haven't seen Lauri for over two years. I was invited to George and her wedding at their home a few years ago, and I even had her daughter Ashley to our vacation home in Arizona, and there were never any issues or conversation about anything negative. I always wanted the best for her and her family and am very hurt that she would stoop so low with the things she has decided to "throw up" on me this year.

There is much more to be revealed in the upcoming weeks, so I don't want to give it away but what I will say is I'm not letting this subject end or her get away with it. My thoughts about bringing this up about Brooks on Tamra's wedding dress shopping is: POOR TIMING! She obviously wanted to try and break me by saying what she did about Brooks in front of everyone the way that she did. If she really was a class act and really had compassion, she would have taken me aside, one-on-one and told me what she heard.

After I got home I reflected that night about what Lauri said. I spent quite a long time on the phone with Brooks trying to comprehend many things, but one of the most important things was MOTIVE. What was her motive to do and say this? When I spoke to Brooks, his story was quite a bit different than hers so right now I choose to believe Brooks. Everything Lauri has said about me has been blatant lies so why would I start to believe her now? Brooks told me that George's daughter and a few of their friends were cocktail waitresses at a poker party that he was at and that she introduced herself to Brooks, stating that I knew her stepmom. Brooks said he never saw her after that evening, didn't date her, didn't give her money and didn't take her out to eat. Someone is lying and I choose to believe it is Lauri. . .AGAIN. Bottom line is I am not here to defend Brooks or to fight his battles.

Now I know some of you are saying, "Come on Vicki, wise up. He did it." Well I've decided to live my life based on the saying: "If I don't see it with my own eyes, hear it with my own ears, or if it's not verified by some other means of backup. . .I have to consider it hearsay or gossip." People can say anything they want to, but to me the only way I can live in this life of chaos, which I do, is if I see it myself. Why would I believe Lauri over Brooks anyways? Brooks has not lied to me (that I know of yet) and one of the greatest things about our relationship is we base it on truth. If you don't have trust in a relationship you have nothing. We were broken up for a few months late last year. Brooks really had the prerogative to do what he wanted to

I had so many questions running through my mind, but most importantly I was concerned for their daughter. I was saddened to hear that George's daughter was hanging around someone with questionable employment. I'm sure their children are embarrassed that Lauri decided to air their daughter's affiliation with this type of job with the all of us women. I would have handled it much differently if I was Lauri -– but then again every thing Lauri does lately I would have handled differently. She has become very manipulative, condescending, and downright mean.

She opened up this can of worms and unfortunately it's out in the open now. She has just revealed something very sad, demoralizing, and low about a family member. I am sickened to think that they boast that they have the "modern day Brady Bunch," but behind the Petersons' closed doors there is a lot of bad stuff going on.

The whole situation about Gretchen not wanting Alexis to go wedding dress shopping is ridiculous. I was proud of Tamra inviting Alexis and despite their differences she realized it was the right thing to do. I think Gretchen is the one that has problems with sharing friendships not me. She'll realize someday that it's not the quantity of friendships one has, but the quality of them.

In closing I hope all of you had a great Fourth of July weekend. I'm praying for the survivors and those that perished in the San Francisco plane crash. It makes me realize in times like this when there is a tragedy, that some of these catty girl fights just don't matter anymore.

What does matter to me is the love I have for my family because they are "my everything." I have chosen to love and pray for my enemy, to surround myself with people who encourage me love me and who not judge me.

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Have a great week and thank you for all of your amazing emails and love and support.

Warmly,
Vicki
xoxo

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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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