Vicki Gunvalson

The matriarch of RHOC reflects on 100 episodes and thanks those who have stayed with her for all eight seasons.

on Jun 26, 20130

I love Jeana and her family and wish her and her children a lifetime of happiness and peace. She still lives a few doors down from me, and from time to time we are able to see one another in the local coffee shop or restaurants. I wish our friendship never had the falling out, as I do miss her. I think I'll extend that olive branch and reach out to her soon, as I do miss her and we do have a lot in common.

Looking at our fashions, our hairstyle and even the color of our hair have really changed through these past eight years. I noticed a huge difference with all of us -- didn't you?

When I saw the footage of Lauri and I working together and being kind to one another, it made me really sad on where it has gone this year with her. I attended her wedding to George and then had seen her several times after that and we never had any bad words towards each other or ill feelings on my part. I really never knew she was still harboring ill/bad feelings towards me from over seven years ago when the situation happened with George's mother-in-law calling my office. I thought it was done and finished.

272 comments
pal66@4422
pal66@4422

Hi Vicki,  I just want to say that when all of the women get together with Andy Cohen on the reunion shows this needs to be done:

Gretchen:  I never said that! 

Lydia:  Yes you did!

Andy---ROLL THE TAPE!!!!! That's proof of exactly what was said.

Regarding all the twittering that is going on--the tweets need to be read so we know what was said.

I'd like to see someone actually admit that they said what they were accused of saying.

It seems like everyone is doing well when they go to a party.  As more alcohol flows, the bad behavior

starts happening until everyone is screaming and yelling at each other.  It's just an observation, that's all I'm saying.

LCarl01
LCarl01

No one is supporting you.

housewifeinohio
housewifeinohio

You need to shut your son in law down.  Guy has some serious anger issues.  He is bad news

patty.badali
patty.badali

Please don't be sad about Lauri, How dare she come on the show and put your business out on the street, before talking to you first. She told Gretchen about Brooks, she spilled everything to her. She is a snaked. I can't stand even hearing her voice. I know the Brooks conversation is getting old, but in the beginning he was at your beck and call until he knew he baited you, now I see him acting like a douche bag. This is just what I see. Hope it's over, you deserve better

Turtlemom
Turtlemom

Vicki , I have not stayed with you, I have been stuck with you. Please GO AWAY! I could throw up when I have to watch YOU!

OKtransplant
OKtransplant

Vicki- people who live in glass houses should expect stones ( in your case huge ass boulders).  You are so nasty and skanky- no matter what you wear, or how much money you earn - doesn't wipe away that muck you like to sling at other people.  Are the other women innocent, no - you are the worst one!  You stated you are a classy lady, grandmother , business woman and yada, yada, yada then I suggest you look up some role models.   And I suggest you check out HYPOCRITE ( your picture is right beside the word)!

Sistergoldenhair958
Sistergoldenhair958

Wow Vicki I hope you read the comments on your blog. Most of these people have you pegged. If watch the show you should be ashamed. I feel for you kids. You really need to do some soul searching. You are not a very nice person !!!!!!!  At 51 I think it is time to grow up.

MizzouTraveler
MizzouTraveler

Do you remember the comments you made about Ryan to your brother when he was putting security surveillance up around your home?  For a grandmother, you have a lot of growing up to do.  And though it may seem small to you, when your daughter ask that you don't get your glittery make up all over her infant son, you should honor that. It is her child, not yours.  It's not all about you.  Perhaps if you'd understood this concept, you wouldn't be divorced twice, have a son that refuses to let you know where he lives and have a pretentious little social climber, like Brooks in your life.  Healthy people attract other like minded people.......

jbenny
jbenny

Don't you ever watch yourself? Can't you see how unflattering your behavior is when you shriek?  Then when you switch to the sweetie-sweet voice it seems so contrived.

bry@jen0594
bry@jen0594

You are the biggest trouble starter.  Can you be a bigger b****. You are the mean girl. You say you dont want to be Gretchen but you cant stop yourself from causing her trouble. Grow up.

cindy1963
cindy1963

I have never liked Vicki and this season she is the worse she's ever been. She doesn't like people talking about her or anything/anyone in her life, so she needs to stop talking about people! She is not humble at all, everything to her is all about material things. There is more to life than that and if she were in my shoes she would understand a little bit more of what it really is to be HUMBLE! I will never forget the first time she met Eddie, when Eddie and Tamra came to Vicki's house because they were going to Peggy's Wine Pairings Dinner and Eddie told her "you have a beautiful house. " What was her answer? "I KNOW!" Whatever happened to the word THANK YOU? That is normally the words I use when someone pays me a compliment, not I know. That just shows you how fake she is, she is all wrapped up in herself. And for God's sake please STOP THE SCREAMING!! I CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE!! ACT YOUR AGE!

freemom2
freemom2

After reading some of the harsh comments about Vicki and some of the other ladies ( I, myself wrote a comment about Lauri resurfacing with her gossip and attempt to be relevant.) Does it occur to anyone else that if these women were doing laundry in their sweats, in average homes, with average lives and if they didn't gossip, backstab, and overreact, we would wonder why they were even on TV. We all watch, sometimes in shock and sometimes in laughter. Vicki is Vicki, making fun of her age, her face or her vocabulary is silly. The show is supposed to be dramatic, reality-ish, television. Who cares if Vicki says liar face, or woo hoo. If she sat down in every episode and acted reasonable and demur, we would be bored out of our skulls. If we look back at Tammy, Quinn, Peggy, these women failed to draw us in, they failed to polarize us in one form or another (Lydia take heed). Any thoughts????........

callie88
callie88

Vicki,  You told Gretchen to use another word besides hypocritical.  Well you need to start using another word besides stupid.   It seems that you think that everyone aside from you is stupid.  While I do not like what Gretchen has become this year I cringe when you call her stupid.  No one deserves to be called that.

tookieclothespin
tookieclothespin

Vicki has some good points and i agree that Laurie/Lori  girl is pure mean. Why the heck did she bring up all the Brooks stuff at the wedding dress thing?   Agree with Vicki when she said about Lauri/Lori  "she didn't have anything else to come back to our group with other than garbage talk about me. It's very damaging and hurtful." I also liked when Vicki screamed at Tamra at the party last season, Tamra deserved that . Vicki was just defending her man. Who has never dated a loser and been blind because of love. I think a lot of us can identify with that !  I think your body is great just the way it is Vicki-most men want something curvy and soft not some bone stick figure with giant silicone pillows (though women are told to look like a lingerie supermodel).  

sunshine22
sunshine22

I have watched  RH of OC since it started and have enjoyed it.  I do have to admit that the best seasons were the first few years.  Enjoyed the neighborhood friends, parties and kids.  Seemed like typical friendships. It is hard to believe that the people are really friends in the latest seasons .  They are all trying to outdo each other.  Enjoy Breanna and family in the show.  Will keep Ryan in my prayers. 

CarmenE
CarmenE

You are truly SO childish and mean.

Fayeth
Fayeth

I agree with the others who commented on your remark in the limo regarding Gretchen's ring ... Soooo What!!! I would like to challenge you to make it through ONE episode without putting Gretchen down. I don't think you have it in you, you will always find something no matter how insignificant! Why did YOU try to stir things up between Alexis and Gretchen at Tamra's dress shopping event? Why did you go on and on about the Brooks thing at Tamra's dress shopping event? You could have told Lauri (insisted) that you two do lunch or something to discuss it. I mean you very quickly remarked that it wasn't the place but then in the same breath you kept going. Gretchen's ring was so insignificant to what you did...you're such a hypocrite!

Susan.Hauke.WI
Susan.Hauke.WI

Oh Vicki, I am very sad for you.  I've seen excerpts from the skiing trip where Lauri hits you between the eyes,  You never, ever deserve that kind of evilness from another person.  Why on earth would Lauri go so out of her way to try to destroy another human being is beyond belief.  I honestly can't bring myself to believe that people are really like that.  Well ... there's Tamra, of course, so I should believe by now.  You have a lot of fans.  Hold your head high!

rukidding
rukidding

You actually scare me.  I can't believe I said that.  I'm pretty fearless.  You remind me of all the mean girls I've ever known.  The fact that your children hold you at arms length says it all.  Vicki PLEASE graduate from high school!  You are a successful woman.  You don't have to prove anything to anyone.  Two last tidbits:  Brooks is a loser and TRY to be nice.

katlamb07@gmail.com
katlamb07@gmail.com

You are the best Vicki!  I have so enjoyed watching you from the very first episode.  You are the real deal and your children show that.  Most of my favorite moments since the show began are with you in the scene.  You are so funny and so crazy!  And now you are a wonderful loving Grandma, that is so wonderful!  Now please keep your eyes open regarding Laurie and Tamra.  Laurie just wants back on the show, I sure hope Bravo does not take her back.  Thanks for all the great episodes you were in and keep up being the awesome lady you are!!!! 

catherinem
catherinem

Saw a glimpse of the ski trip and I can't stop laughing.  Vicki, with her goggles on, middle aged jowls being pushed down (I have them too), screaming at the top of her lungs in the snow.  It is absolutely hilarious.  An old gal spewing hateful venom for whatever reason.  I don't even care about her sex life.  If that many people have been interested in her, then, WIOW, what can I say?  But that clip is priceless.  I'm sure she probably thought she looked cute, but OMG, wrong fashion choice for a "woman of a certain age" who's having a meltdown.  Next time, leave the goggles off, so the face can kind of "fall" where it's supposed to.  Not a good look to have it smooshed all over the place.  Still laughing.....

Susan19514
Susan19514

Come on, Monday! I CAN'T WAIT to hear the "liar-face" comment! Hahahahaha

Jerj
Jerj

Do you ever get embarrassed when you watch the show and see yourself acting like a crazed maniac? One moment you are out of your mind screaming and the next moment you are a doormat for your daughter and son-in-law. This is no longer a reality show. You seem to be going for an acting award but you may as well forget it. You and Tamra are a mess and your boyfriends just want to be on the show.

lindsey-Kiernan
lindsey-Kiernan

vicki where is your blog for this week ..would love to get your two cents on this weeks show!!  I find it so funny to watch you play tug of war over Tamra and then bash her on the personal scenes to the camera ...both of you have a love/hate relationship!!  Also I know you struggle with your feelings for brookes but you so deserve better than him!! he is a slim ball, VERY FAKE AND only tells people what he thinks they wanna hear ....you can do so so much better them him..raise your standards and don't look back!! :)  

maurae
maurae

Why do you make everything about yourself? Are you really that insecure?

Barbarajean
Barbarajean

How dare you call Lauri trash. While I don't agree with her telling everyone of your escapades, I think you deserve it. You have felt is necessary to degrade and call names to everyone on the cast and this is a little of what goes around comes around. I could care less about your love ife but you have seen it  necessary to brag about your love tank being full and how wonderful Brooks is sickening.  SHAME ON YOU.

hurrah
hurrah

You know, I was starting to feel sympathetic toward you when you were finding out about Brooks. But then Screaming Vicki came out again and I was reminded of why you are so unsympathetic.

 

Your daughter has my sympathy.

rukidding
rukidding

You have really disappointed me this season.  Why would you run to Alexis and tell her that Tamra had a problem with Gretchen?  So childish.  I think you need a reality check.  Doubt if that will ever happen.

Lvtink
Lvtink

Vicki......HIDE YOUR CRAZY!!!

Susan19514
Susan19514

I have to admit, before this week, I wasn't the biggest Vicki fan out there, but I absolutely LOVE you now! You had me in stitches this week, and I cannot wait to see your "liar-face" comment next week! SO FUNNY!

kmk
kmk

Hope you are in process of healing and well.  Love is blind indeed but the man is a scammer and player deceiver  sweet talker and make women believe ...is psycho!    You should just appreciate what you have now in your life then your true love will flow into your life. Your daughter is a very courageous young woman, God bless  you and your family.

Jodibelle
Jodibelle

Hey Vicki...Keep your face shut. WHile Gretchen may have been anxious about Alexis being at the dress shopping, they weren't having any harsh words or problems. You could have easily left that alone.

debi.mcdowell
debi.mcdowell

 @housewifeinohio

 I agree he can be mouthy at times, but he sees Brooks for who he really is and does not want him around his family, and yes they should move out but Vicki wants them there so she can play the marter....

jbenny
jbenny

 @cindy1963

 And there is more to life than being a "businesswoman."  Must you keep reminding us that you are one?  Who cares?

GJE4no2
GJE4no2

 @freemom2

 Thank God for freedom of speech!! Do you think you could be a candidate?

bry@jen0594
bry@jen0594

 @freemom2 I have no problem about the way she talks my problem is she starts trouble. She dont want people to talk about her then why be on tv. I agree  with you about talking about her looks is wrong but if you have a problem with what she does then say your opinion.

jbenny
jbenny

 @callie88

 Vicki--You ARE hypocritical.  It's one word that Gretchen uses correctly.

cindy1963
cindy1963

 @callie88 I agree because like you said nobody likes to be called "stupid." I am so tired of hearing her tell people to "shut up." Not even because she is in Canada does that change anything, she tells Tamra to "shhh" and then in the interview she said "let's put on your big girl pants and shut up." Lastly, why does she have to pass judgment on everyone, especially Gretchen. Telling her she looks like a Q-Tip and asking who dresses like that? She is FAR FROM PERFECT!! VICKI, STOP USING THE WORD STUPID!! YOU ARE A GROWN ? WOMAN, NOT A LITTLE SCHOOL GIRL. 

MizzouTraveler
MizzouTraveler

 @tookieclothespin Regardless of Lauri / Lori's intentions, Vicki needed to know and that what makes great reality tv.  However, I think it's time to replace 2 or 3 people on OC.  Yawnnnnnn.........RHONJ and OC have officially bored me.  So contrived.

cbamburg
cbamburg

 @tookieclothespin

 I agree with your comment regarding Lori ....however, I had to agree with Tamara at the party.  Brooks is a using loser and Tamara was calling him on it.  To bad Eddie didn't come defend her! 

Dina88
Dina88

 @Fayeth Bingo, you hit on the head. No matter what Gretchen does Vicki is always putting her down. Vicki is just so jealous of Gretchen because where Gretchen stands by her man and Vicki doesn't shows who is the stronger one and it's not Vicki. I just liked what you shared, thanks!!!

cindy1963
cindy1963

 @Barbarajean She definitely does not act like a 51 year old woman! In many aspects her daughter acts more mature than she does. I can't stand the screaming anymore! She's allowed to yell, scream, call people names but when someone does it to her, forget about it. She has really got to start acting her age and act like a woman who is so "privileged" to live in Coto de Caza. She's always talking about her insurance business and how much everything costs and how "I built a grotto" in the pool area. People get tired of hearing all of the same crap that comes out of her mouth. Tone it down Vicki and try to bring back a little of the humility that you grew up with. Even your mom said it on one episode that "as soon as she went to California, she changed." Stop being so stuck-up all the time and come back down to earth. You're NOT ALL THAT!! Learn from your daughter because obviously she is more aware of things than you are. I have no sympathy for you because just when I think "well maybe she is going through a tough time," you go back to all of the name-calling and screaming! IT'S SICKENING ALREADY!!

freemom2
freemom2

 @GJE4no2  @freemom2

 freedom of speech is wonderful, freedom of opinion is wonderful, I'm not sure what your point was here, like everyone I simply stated what I thought, but thank you for your pointed and relevant comment! #cheers

callie88
callie88

Cindy 1963, you hit the nail on the hammer (I think that is the saying).  If I was Vicki I would be so embarassed by the way that she acted in Mexico during Tamra's bachlorette party.  While I am not liking Gretchen this year I thought it was so rude from Lydia, Tamra and Vicki to leave Heather and Gretchen in the car without so much as a worry about them.  This shows just exactly what kind of person Vicki is.   She is a rude, mean spirited, low class woman.  And yes she does need to take lessons from Brianna.