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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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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