Cast Blog: #RHOC

Brooks the Business Man

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"

Brooks the Business Man

Vicki shares why viewers will never understand Brooks and thinks it's OK if Gretchen and Alexis don't get along.

It was a great accomplishment for me to go to Callistoga, CA to be with my distiller Michael Nicholsen and to taste the final result of Vicki’s Vodka. We have decided to launch with four flavors -- Orange, Original, Bacon, and Lemon. I couldn’t be more proud of what we have designed. We are in the final stages of signing our distribution agreements and am promising we should have it on the shelves within the next few months.

It was a nice weekend get away with my partner Robert Williamson III and his wife Cate as we not only took care of the business, but it gave Brooks and I time together to discuss where we stand with our relationship. We had been broken up for a few months when we went on this trip together so it was somewhat awkward to see him. Once we got to dinner, it was nice to sit down to discuss the things that Lauri said without it being over the phone. No matter where our relationship ends up in the future, I am thankful for Brooks that his business knowledge and strength assisted Robert and I with forming the business. Without Brooks, Vicki’s Vodka would not be in existence and I am extremely grateful and thankful for him.

My conversation in my bedroom with Briana in my bedroom was difficult on me. It puts me at a really at an awkward position and makes me really sad. I want to respect her and her viewpoints, but it’s really difficult to do so because she hasn’t walked in my shoes. I am not in a rush to be married again, however I don’t really want to waste time if there is no future for Brooks and I. Unfortunately, you the viewers don’t know any of us unless you spent REAL off camera time to get to know us. Same is true with Brooks. He has gotten some really bad "backlash" from viewers, and the unfortunate part of it is people for some reason just love to hate. He’s not the guy that some people think he is.

I’m glad that Alexis and Gretchen went out for coffee to try and patch things up with them. The weirdest thing is I don’t know if they even know why they are mad at each other. Personally I think something got taken out of context and caused this entire mess -- or it could be jealousy. Who knows? But in the big picture, we can choose who we want to be friends with or not. If they are just not “feeling the love,” then personally I think it’s OK to just agree to disagree and move on. It seems ridiculous and petty to me and a waste of energy.

I loved watching Lydia have over their small group to their home. I have been in small groups thru my church at Saddleback on and off for the past 15 years. I really enjoyed the fellowship I had with other believers and I felt like it always centered me and made me feel like I was not alone with my problems. I always left knowing God has a plan for my life and that he loves me. When I’m in my meditation or prayer time that is what get’s me through life’s challenges.

I was so excited to watch Tamra and Eddie set a wedding date. Now that their wedding has already happened it was neat to see the start of their planning it play out on this episode.

Until next week -- keep smiling.

Warmly,
Vicki Gunvalson
VickiGunvalson.com

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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!

Please follow me on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook! XOXOXO

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