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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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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