Vicki Gunvalson

Vicki addresses Lauri's accusations and what's she's less than proud of that's happened this season.

on Jun 10, 20130

First, I want to apologize for not submitting my blog last week. I was travelling and by the time I had a chance to watch last week's episode it was after it had already aired and was really disappointed and didn't have the strength to write anything. To tell you the truth, I was in a state of shock and really just needed time to digest everything that was said about me.

I felt you, my loyal fans and even those who don't support me – need to know the truth and therefore I need to go back in time to have you understand the problem between Lauri and I. Keep in mind, this goes back years ago, and I thought we were way past it and had moved on. I know I thought it was behind us, but I guess she felt differently.

When Lauri worked for me over seven years ago, we were social friends. I met her through a mutual friend of ours, and I knew her only casually. I helped her when she needed me for a job, and I never had any negative or bad feelings towards her. I thought everything was fine between us when she left our show a few years ago, as we were still cordial and nice to one another when we did see each other. The fact that she decided to come back with all of these lies about me is nothing short of hurtful and mean. So, in order to defend myself I need to fill you all in.

I received a phone call from George’s ex-mother-in-law at my work who proceeded to tell me some "not so nice" things about George. She told me that her ex-son in law (George) was "not so nice" to his children and her daughter and that I should let Lauri know this. Since Lauri was a new friend of mine, I really didn't know what to do with this information. I was not real close with her, but she did work for me and I didn't want to get in her personal relationship with George, nor did I want to hurt her with this information because I didn't know if it was true or just malicious information.

600 comments
AReason2Shine
AReason2Shine

You've always been so judgemental of everyone, but I have to say, you are at a whole new low this season.

You are so, obviously, jealous of anything good that happens to any other cast member, & go out of your way to cause rifts between them--Tamra & Gretchen, especially. 

You should be ashamed of your behavior....as a woman, & as a friend.

jewellryjunkie
jewellryjunkie

Vicki, I always feel that you are constantly being critical of what all of the other women say and do, however you never take a moment to reflect on your actions until long after you have acted out.  In the early years of the show, all you ever did was put the other women down by saying  ''I'm the only one that works''.  You ''glom'' onto to something and bleed it and bleed it then when one of the women starts a business, you are the first to put it down or dismiss it!

You are not a supportive friend, your jealously is epic, especially when it comes to Gretchen.  You say whatever you want about any of the women or their spouses, but it's always said in a ''diary room'' setting when no one else can hear you, because you speak out of both sides of your mouth.  As soon as you see one of the ladies get somewhere or aquire something, you are the first to make nasty comments.  Your screaming and yelling is worse than a 2 year old, and you think by screaming you are intimidating these women, when in fact they are laughing at you.

Come on Vicki, be happy for your fellow cast mates................stop the overreacting and placing yourself above your castmates, and tone it down a few decimals.................... 

MERRYWAY
MERRYWAY

You've left Gretchen alone the last few years.? That sure isn't what I saw. When Gretchen brings up your gossip about her cheating on Jeff you ask "Are we still talking about this ?Get over it , move on". Well on the last episode with you sitting facing the camera you bring it  up again all by yourself. And you wonder why the word hypocrite fits so well. You earned  it,  own It!   What kind of a person tells college educated people they are stupid and to shut-up.?Maybe a dictator. There is another one you have earned. You are a disgusting human being!

kcat
kcat

I mean, really?  Pounding on the table is just one way of showing frustration when you get caught lying and avoiding the truth.  It shows, Vicki.

Blondie2300
Blondie2300

No need to defend yourself Vicki, we all see straight through Lauri.  Why on earth would someone want to come onto a show and make a complete "nincumpoop" of themselves I am totally unsure.  If she has been married three times I am sure she has had "mis-steps" in her life, especially being a go to (easy lay) for Slade in the past.  Nothing against Slade.  Vicki, you're great and we all know your are the Real Housewife Queen!

GJE4no2
GJE4no2

If you girls waited outside the restaurant for 15 minutes & then relayed a message to a waitress to send to Heather & Gretchen, then the producers of the show were obviously trying to show the opposite. Maybe this show should be called Lies of the Desperate!!

BravoWatcher1313
BravoWatcher1313

GROW UP Vicki!  Your constant screeching is classless and you have an excuse for everything.  You are hypocritical just like Gretchen and Lauri have pointed out.  Perhaps you didn't do all the bad things Lauri/Gretchen have said you did, well then act like a classy lady instead of a screaming teenager.   You can get you point made with out the loud screaming voice.  Louder isn't better and doesn't help anything and quite frankly I never believed the "rumors" when they were shared on the show, but after you reaction and classless act, I'm beginning to wonder just how true they may be.  Hmm...

 

The constant BFF tug of war with Gretchen and Tamara is childlike and needs to stop.  Why can't Tamara decide who she wants to be friends with by herself without having her other so called friends put her down for her choices.  You are not the only cast member who makes this poor childlike topic and issue.  Enough already!  If Tamara wants to be friends with both you and some or all of the other ladies, well so be it, be an adult and be civil to one another. 

 

If we were all the same in our opinions, likes and dislikes just imagine how boring the world would be.  Enough already with the excuses and screeching temper tantrums you throw.  GROW UP! 

Annieoc
Annieoc

Vicki, From the very first episode through the most current one, you have proven yourself to be a selfish mean girl who seems incapable of taking responsibility for the terrible things you do. Time to take a long hard look at who you are and ask yourself if you can truly justify your behavior. There may still be time to become a valuable human but time is short with so much work to do. Good luck. And please, stop screaming. It's a manifestation of how much ugly is inside of you. Not classy as you would say.

melinda912
melinda912

Hi Vicky,

     I don't know if anyone here recalls what Laurie told the crew at "interview" time during the episode just before she actually came back as a housewife again; The woman was "chomping at the bit" to start the nasty rumors she did, She feels justified about it as well! lol..I wish I recall her word for word but it was something to the effect that you should watch out. She told Gretchen that ridiculous story and sadly, Gretchen being a girl whose guided by her temper rather than logic ate it right up.When Gretchen told Heather, now their is a class act. Heather's feeliings were " why did she tell me this? I don't want to hear this". Laurie's been glued to these episodes so that she can keep up with everyone's current feelings about one another. 

       Everyone has their own idiosyncrasies about themselves...heck we wouldn't be human if we didn't, but Laurie? I think she's a bad egg with a mean streak. Definitely not friend material.I shook my head with that whole thing and thanked God that I associate with people that have more humanity in their little finger than a a couple of those women combined.. Well, that wasn't very nice of me to say but it's a fleeting moment of irritation for me  lol... 

       I'll continue to pray for Ryan, Brianna and the baby,Things will work out Vicky and for the best, I believe that  Take care and God Bless.

 

                                                                                          Melinda                

Emily19
Emily19

Its obvious you are jealous of Gretchen & Tamara's friendship. Remember if you try to bring negative or wish negative on other people it will come back to you.

rosalie1964
rosalie1964

Vicki, if only more parents would put their children's feeling and welfare before their own we would have a better world. You have done a great job raising your children and it shows, most all the other Housewife kids have messed up lives.  

obdulia26
obdulia26

shame on u again - U see al the lades trying too befriend u in ur time of need & try to be civil to ea other & u like always spoil  things & make trouble - why would tell Alexis about Gretchen that was non of ur business but u had too tell - u r no friend

WyzWoman333
WyzWoman333

Vicki, I don't think you need to apologize for anything you did on the show, or how they made you look. You're human, and honestly, I didn't see anything that made me think negative of you. Gretchen, however, she looked like a dog in heat when she got that "dirt" from Lauri... I'd imagine anyone with half a brain would doubt any of what she said, that's just crazy and absurd and certainly didn't sound like you. I think after being on this show for how long now, we'd have had more of a glimpse of that in the past, right; not someone who doesn't even like to say the word 'vagina'. Ha! Hang in there, Lady! xoxo

SaraJeanQueen
SaraJeanQueen

Lauri and Gretchen came off as pathetic in this episode.  Heather and Gretchen came off as party poopers.  

I'm shocked no one just said - HEY, we said the name of the bar all night, you kept saying you wanted to go home and sleep.  When did that change?  And why didn't you come out if you somehow changed your mind??

p.s. Don't be embarassed about the "leak" - it was hilarious and had us all cracking up in a good way.  Great TV moment.  It happens to women, we know this!

Bluesky25
Bluesky25

I would like to see all of you women grow up and act like women instead of mean girls in high school.  By the way, Brooks is a tool of a guy and nobody sees what the attraction is for Vicki.

Yuck!

In2why
In2why

Nothing you did in Mexico was wrong.  They didn't want to party and have a good time and you three did, no biggie.  You are all grown women and are allowed to do what you like even if it isn't part of the plan which for them apparently meant going to bed early. (yawn)

As for the things Lauri shared, it was tacky for her to bring any of that up on TV even if it is true and says more about her then about you.  It is well known that you were unfaithful at times and it happens, if you don't want to discuss it then you should just straight out say that you and Donn both made mistakes during your marriage and some things are private and refuse to discuss it.  No one is going to believe your denials so why waste your breath.  That would be my only criticism of you, you care too much what others think about you while trying to act like you don't.  As you often say no one is perfect, but when someone tries so hard to present themselves as more than they are it is easy to take potshots at them.  For example.....visiting Michael at college, Brooks and the Mink coat,  the Vows with Tamara, insisting on blood for others to prove their loyalty to you?  Stop caring so much how you are portrayed!!  It screams insecurity and you have a lot of good things going on about who you are and what you do.  You will never get the best of Gretchen, not because she is so great a person, but because she really and truly doesn't give a chit about much and that will always win over someone who cares too much.  Neither is better or worse but just different.   Just be you, and screw what others think, but you have to more than say it, you have to feel it bone deep.

val214
val214

I think Lauri said very hateful things and I hope she does not come back on the show. Vicki helped her by giving her a job and this is how Lauri treats her? Not cool!

ogates
ogates

Vicki,

You get so angry when Gretchen calls you a hypocrite.  Too true so it bugs you? 

Pippy2
Pippy2

Vicki, you have become a mean person.  Screwing everything up for Tamaras bachelorette party was pretty low.  You purposely made sure that Heather and Tamara were left behind while you Tamara and Lydia went bar hopping in Mexico.  Since you got with Brooks you have changed and not for the better.  You are so jealous of Tamara and Gretchens friendship and you can stand it.  I never wrote on any ones blog, but after watching what you did during the time in Mexico for the bachlorette party I was ready to scream at you through the Tv.  I thought writing this down would be better.  You are an adult and act like one

angel_scraps
angel_scraps

Well Vicki, it looks like you are still absent of reality. For someone that hates for ppl to LIE, you sure do a lot of it. To say that Gretchen doesn't want to hear your side "is a blatant LIE". She has been hearing it for yrs, because you have been shoving it down our throats. Please, girlfriend, it is you that doesn't want to see anyone else's side of any situation. It has been your mission since Gretchen came on the show to try to tear her down with what ever means necessary. In Mexico, you didn't no more tell the hostess to relay a message than the man on the moon. If that was the case, you would have blurted that out from the beginning. You guys didn't want them around or you would have text or called. Just own up to it. Oh, sorry, I forgot I'm talking to the one who denies everything. I see you for the mean, two faced, hypocritical fabricator you are. It is really disturbing how you attack others for the faults that you have, and butt into everyone else's business but scream that your life is no one's business but yours. If you don't want people to dig up your skeletons, then stop living in the graveyard. In closing I would only like to say...SEEK COUNSELING!

 

kagney123
kagney123

Vicki,   you're great.  Ignore the haters...

threesistersx3
threesistersx3

Vicki,

You have worked so hard to get where you are (business wise).  You also fight hard to hold your space.  You don't have to fight so hard.  You are a good person who loves her family.

You certainly didn't get to the level in business you are by making a fool of yourself sleeping around.  (that is the worst thing a business women can do) to ruin any chance of being successful and respected in her business relationships.  Laura has an axe to grind and she looks like sour grapes.

srconnor2007
srconnor2007

Vicki, you are a hypocrite and you need to keep your mouth shut about Gretchen and Slade. Especially now that you know that Brooks is a dead beat father and sleeping around and paying to get some. You have no room to talk about anyone seeing that you have so many skeletons in your closet. Karma is a BITCH and I am glad to see it is biting you in the ass. You seem to always have something to say about everyone. Brooks is using you and honestly, you deserve it. You have talked crap about everyone and accused Slade of being a dead beat father and you did not even know anything about his situation. BUT it is ok for Brooks to be a dead beat father. You are the biggest hypocrite, jealous, childish and annoying person there is. Do us all a favor and make this your last year on the show. You seem to think you are above everyone and better then them. You are really nothing but trash trying to make yourself into something that you are not.

 

Nerdina
Nerdina

Vicki, The way you act sometimes, shows your insecure, or maybe  you have feelings that you don't deal with, every one gets a little jealous! Some women are younger, some are pretty, some rich, some marry well, some are smart, some kind, some just have it all!  You have a  career!

Mickygal
Mickygal

Ok, so I don't think I would want to spend time with any of these gals...but Vicki really needs a reality check! Does she not watch herself on the show? Her deliberate meanness, and then denial is horrible!  I agree with a lot of these other comments, that it is uncomfortable to watch her. Does she believe she is innocent in the ditching of the other girls? She even said she wanted to leave them behind and Gretchen losing, and wanting to sabotage Gretchen's plan. Now, Gretchen needs to grow up a bit, but I know that none of my friends would ditch me in Mexico and ignore call and texts when I tried to find them...and then say it was my fault. I hope that Vicki does read these comments, and maybe takes a good hard look at her behavior and learns from it!

maximus_miarose1982
maximus_miarose1982

I thought it was wrong of Laurie to speak so badly of you. Bottom line she should always remember you helped her when she was just a single Mom, and gave her a chance. Now that you are not needed she can smear your name around town. Bad Character!

anna1111
anna1111

ok look IF Brook wanted to be with/near you HE doesn't have to come to your house.. why doesnt he get his own place in your town and you can go out all you want see him at his place?????  doesnt make sense   

Ruthella
Ruthella

Hi Vicki, very glad to comment on your blog, thank you.   You have issues, Lauri  is being paid to cause drama duh!!  Please stop seeing what his name Brooks he ugly and has no personalities.  You need to concentrate on your family and just forget about men.  You can learn to live without them especially when you bring in your own money, you can afford to find a good man, you just need to be patience.  The right one will come when you learn to respect yourself.  Sorry but, even with all you success, you still don't respect yourself ugh...

Ahousewife1
Ahousewife1

I am amazed at how many people have drank the "Gretchen Koolaid" and cannot see that her #! agenda is to make Vicki look bad. I have watched from the beginning and I think Vicki is a lot of fun, a very hard worker and is trying to live her life to the fullest. Granted, I do not agree with her current choice of boyfriend, but she has so many other good qualities, I am hoping that she will see Brooks for what he is and dump him.

Look what she does for her daughter, whom she obviously loves so much. Taking in her daughter, husband and their new baby. She loves them and it shows. I just think a lot of you do not get Vicki's sense of humor when she says things like her plan worked, when Gretchen was left behind from the bar. The whole bachelorette weekend would have been a snooze fest if it were not for Vicki. The plans Gretchen made were either boring or disgusting, with the gross male strippers. Now, I am all for strippers, but please get some cute ones with good bodies.

Why don't you all give Vicki a break? Are you all so perfect that if your life was on TV, would you be able to handle all the judgement that would come your way?

Jennifer1313
Jennifer1313

Vicki, I have to say I haven't been a fan of yours in the past. Last season I started to warm to you when everyone turned their back on you because you were dating Brooks. I have never and will never be a fan if Tamra. Needless to say, I really enjoyed last episode seeing you two and Lydia prance through Mexico drinking, dancing and laughing. Leaving the sourpusses behind who wanted to sleep anyway was hysterical and I found myself not only laughing out loud but wanting to join you in the trip. They missed out and it was their loss. In regards to Lauri, my grandfather in law has a saying, "Show me who talks bed about me and that will show you who I helped." You helped Lauri by employing her and supporting her while she had issues as a single mother with troubled children. She found her Prince Charming and she turned around and shit on you. That is a reflection of her character, not yours. I hope you continue to let things roll off your back and I'm glad how you are not yelling in people's faces this year. Who have become a proud and cool grandma and you won yourself another fan this season. Cheers! Ad next time I'm in PV I'm totally hitting Andales.

navarre
navarre

I love you!!! Thank you for the "Puerto Ballarta" episode. It was priceless!! 

MandyLynnPhelps
MandyLynnPhelps

All I have to say about this entry is Vicki- liar liar your pee is on fire.... 

grama
grama

Vicki, you are a BIG hypocrite!!!!The way you talk to,& ABOUT people!!! And Gretchen should use you as a mentor?!?!?!?!!!!! For what, how to treat other people so bad!! You gave her & Slade so much crap about Slades child support & all!!! And you are in "love" YULK!!!! with this stupid hanger oner Brooks!!!!! He is so gross!!!  He is behind in his child support!, and you can tell he is only interested in you to get in on the show & you buy everything for him!!! You bought him teeth!!!!Acyually I think you might just deserve him! You twist &  turn  just about Everything people say for your benifit. One thing you are right about ......you are ove 50 & you should behave yourself!!! I am 58 yr. old  grandmother of 5 & I can still go out in public with all my children & g'children & have the BEST time while behaving myself the whole time & never once embrass myself or any one else!!! Please Lydia & Alexis, watch out for Vicki, she has a  very Mean streak!!!                                                                                                                         I LOVE Brianna ( sorry if her name is spelled wrong), her husband, their son & your son. They all seem to have their heads screwed on straight! Best of wishes for them all!! Especially to Brianna's husband who is on his way to fight for our country. Stay safe. We will keep you in our thoughts.

Juliet123
Juliet123

I have never had a major issue with Vicki in the past however this season she has got to be one of the most insecure, petty, obnoxious, and annoying person thus far. No amount of plastic surgery can hide her true ugliness... her attitude and behavior.

lladywolfe
lladywolfe

Vickie, you are a competitive spiteful mean person.  You are a total hypocrite and don't even see it.  I think that you are smart and beautiful but you have to quit acting like a school girl child.  You and Lydia should get a long great.

Melanie2013
Melanie2013

My god just own your shirt, you keep saying your this good Christian person and you by far don't act like one. Grow up.

MamaBearr51
MamaBearr51

 @angel_scraps

 Well Said Angel She is so nasty I canno stand it for someone to get me this mad Im seeing red

 

rosalinda.romero.77985
rosalinda.romero.77985

 @angel_scraps WoW!  A lot of the same things I was thinking.  Vicki does seem to project her own shortcomings on others.  It's crazy to watch, isn't it?  Yet she hasn't a clue.  She is so judgemental of others, but can't take anyone else's opinions of her.  Very one sided. Mexico was a childish mean girl plot.  Sad that Tamara bought into it, allowed it to happen, a slap in Gretchen's face and that Lydia followed.  As for all the other rumors and gossip... who knows what the truth really is, but when you act as you do for all to see and then call yourself "GODLY," I have to question your version of the facts.  I hope for your sake the things being said aren't true, but why did Tamara have a similar story at the reunion last year about a tryst you had in Mexico?  It's all one hot mess.  The day that you can't take back, ever, is the day you lost it at the 80's theme party.  You showed your true colors that day.  Living in a glass house, you best not throw rocks.  I don't know the truth, but your ugly behaviors speak for themselves in many instances.  Sad.  I hope you can get a reality check, you seem to have a lot of endearing qualities.

rosalinda.romero.77985
rosalinda.romero.77985

 @maximus_miarose1982 I really was surprised that Laurie was so willing to air all that dirty laundry.  True or not, better to have been left unsaid.  The fact that Vicki tries so hard to defend herself does make me wonder, though.  It all seemed believable when spoken.  That's how gossip ruins lives.  True or not, it's just an ugly thing.  But Vicki judges and smears Slade as if she is jealous of him, so whether the allegations are true or not, she probably needed to understand how it feels to be on the other end of a needless, judgmental tale spewed solely for the purpose of hurting another.  Whether it's true or not is just a side effect.

kellyyyy
kellyyyy

 @anna1111 He probably does.  Bet Vicki is the one that pays his rent.  That is the only way he will see her.

rosalinda.romero.77985
rosalinda.romero.77985

 @Ruthella That's about right.  Self-respect is the key.  I really don't see what you like about Brooks.  He says what you want to hear, but none of it sounds genuine.  Vicki, if everyone in your life is warning you about this man, I think you need to listen to them.  If you had better self-instincts you'd know for yourself, but you don't.  You can do way better than Brooks.  If you had more self-respect you'd know that.  I agree.... focus on your work, it's what your good at and stop judging others, and please, let Brooks go on his merry way.  You don't love him.  You are the only one who thinks you do.  The rest of us can see that none of it is real.  It's crazy to watch.  Please view your show with a mind on self-reflection.

 

daisyflower
daisyflower

 @Ahousewife1

 @Ahousewife1 - doesn't matter.  Not cool to leave Gretchen and Heather behind the way she did. Probably wouldn't have happened if it weren't for Vicki's pushing it to happen.  Also, if the tablew were turned Vicki would let everyone know about it. She probably knows that too but would say its okay for her to be upset. Like Vicki or not she has been very hypocritical in general and especially with Gretchen, very demeaning and flat out mean! Ever since she was questioned on her relationship with Brooks from the very beginning she's been a different Vicki. She had every intention of leaving Gretchen behind, it was her chance to get to Tamara and hurt Gretchen. I think she takes pleasure in it and it's kind of sad. She's supposed to such a great and strong person, then why isn't she willing to move on with Gretchen the way she has with Alexis.  She had some not nice things to say about Alexis when she first came on the scene but has moved on with her.  I think she became friends with Alexis because she's the only one that didn't question her relationship with Brooks last season.  I'll give Vicki a break when she gives others a break and treats them the way she wants to be treated.  I do admire her as a Mother, Mother-in-law and a grandmother but as a friend she scares me a little. What's good for her is not good for others but it's okay because it's her (get it??)  She elevates herself above others. She thinks she's justified in doing so because she's successful but that's not a justification. She's great with business and with her family but she's not good at being compassionate, not at all.

 

Ahousewife1
Ahousewife1

 @daisyflower  @Ahousewife1

 I still don't get why Heather and Gretchen did not get in a cab and go to the bar, Andales, where they knew the other girls would be hanging out. Vicki told them they were going to the bar too many times to count. I think Gretchen purposely did not go so that she could play the victim and try to wrap Tamra back around her finger. Gretchen has always treated Vicki badly from the beginning. She is one of those girls who can only have one friend at a time, and for now it is Tamra. Look how she is behaving because Tamra invited Alexis to the dress fitting. I think we are just going to have to agree to disagree, but I cannot think of  even one good quality that Gretchen has that would make me want to even know her.

LindaJ415
LindaJ415

 @rosalinda.romero.77985  @Ahousewife1  @daisyflower

 I agree Rosalinda with you.   I like Gretchen.  She is fun, laughs a lot and tries hard.   She is a very beautiful young woman and is doing her best to make her life better.   Vicki is so jealous of her and anyone else with youth and a life.   Gretchen is a sweet girl and funny.  She makes me laugh.  Vicki makes me sick and most of the time I have to get up and walk away or hit the mute button to shut her off.   OMG she is so crude and tacky.    She should go on that show Honey Boo Boo.  She will fit right in with them between her tinkling on the bedding and other disgusting habits.   I used to like her years ago when she had some class and dignity but no more.     I am older then she is and I told my son if I ever acted like her put me in a closet with a bag over my head and just bring me out for holidays and a good airing out.  Groan. 

rosalinda.romero.77985
rosalinda.romero.77985

 @Ahousewife1  @daisyflower I agree that Gretchen and Heather could have gone to Andele's.  I certainly would have!  I wouldn't have sat in a limo griping that I got left behind.  But the thing is, that Gretchen probably felt very hurt, and couldn't believe that she was left.  I think if needed to sink in, and at that point, she didn't want to go.  Gretchen is a sweet girl in my opinion.  Unusual, but sweet, and maybe naive in some ways.  I like her because she is honest with herself, something Vicki doesn't know how to be.