Cast Blog: #RHOC

On Lauri's Lies, Briana and Ryan, and Tamra

Vicki is upset Tamra didn't defend her and expounds on the real reason that Lauri is so upset with her.

I hope everyone enjoyed the Memorial Day weekend. Having a son-in-law in the Marines and deployed to Afghanistan, made it a little more special to my family. Briana, Troy, and myself spent the weekend in the Chicago suburbs with my family celebrating my nephew's high school graduation. Everyone was so amazed on how big Troy got so it was a lot of fun. With seven bags (including the necessary stroller, carseat, play pen, three luggages bags -- Briana, I and Troy ) to say our journey of flying for five hours (due to a delay in landing at O’Hare) getting on the shuttle bus to the rental car area, waiting in line at the rental car place for one-and-a-half hours and then our one hour drive to my mom's was anything but easy. . .but we made it! Briana and I were both saying how much we missed having a man traveling with us to help us out, and she kept saying how much she appreciates Ryan and really missed him. It is sad, that they have to be apart during this time of having a new baby together but I'm glad I can be there to help them out.

Anyways, onto this week's episode. It was so sweet to see Terry and Heather go out to dinner and for Terry to give Heather that card. I think he really crashed that BRICK that I had talked about in previous episodes and I do think Terry learned from this. When Heather told Terry how much it hurt Heather about mentioning the "d word," I really think it sunk in. When you love someone, you really have to be careful of the tongue and how damaging it can be when you are angry. Marriage is hard work, and in order to have a successful relationship I think it's important to forgive and be able to learn from the mistakes and then never repeat them again. I was really happy to see that their little fight didn't continue on and that Terry did whatever he could to make Heather realize how much he loves her and their family. Enough said on that. Kudos to you Terry! I love you guys!

Lauri going ring shopping with Tamra was a joke to me. Last time I saw Lauri, she told me how much she couldn't stand Tamra and now she is acting like she is her BFF and confidant. I have no clue why she said what she did about having Tamra taking Donn's wedding ring. I thought that was very classless and very rude. Yes, the ring I bought Donn when we renewed our vows was amazing, but that is Donn's ring and how she ever even thought of Tamra using Donn's ring for Eddie was just very odd and quite frankly weird.

When Lauri asked Tamra if I was responsible for her marriage demise with Simon, I wanted to jump thru that TV and give her a piece of my mind. There is NO WAY I was ever responsible for their marriage issues. I am the one who told Tamra to stay married to Simon and to get counseling and to do whatever it took to save their relationship. Tamra can attest to this and for her to insinuate anything BUT that is a blatant lie and furthermore for Tamra not sticking up for me was just plain wrong.

When Lauri told Tamra that her and I stopped being friends when she started dating George because I wasn’t happy for her is also a lie. I wanted nothing more than for Lauri to be happy and to find a great man. I had been introduced to Lauri several years before we Season 1 through a mutual friend of ours. She was married to her second husband Philip and from the outside looking in she had the perfect life. Beautiful home in a gated community, Sophie was very little and Josh was no more than eight years old. Ashley was in high school, and all seemed perfectly normal at the Waring home. I remember thinking to myself, she had the perfect life. When I found out that her and Philip were getting a divorced I was shocked. I guess you never really know what goes on behind closed doors. I was sad to see her divorcing with three kids, but told her I would do anything to help her through the tough time that was ahead of her. I really liked Lauri and thought we were good friends and so when she reached out to me and asked me to help her get into the insurance business I was flattered and was all about helping her. Lauri hadn't worked in years and she knew I ran a successful insurance practice so I was definitely willing to help her out. Lauri worked with me for a couple of years, however she never really had the desire or passion to make insurance selling her career. I think I was just a stepping stone to her next relationship or marriage.

When she met George, she was so happy, and I in turn was happy for her. I wanted only for her to find love again, and for her to be happy. When she told Tamra I was jealous of her being happy, is again just a blatant lie. The real reason why Lauri got upset with me is from while she was dating George -- which you'll have to watch to see. The truth is I was trying to protect her and not hurt her when I was told some "not so nice" information about George that I did not feel the need to pass on to her. I was trying to protect her, but it backfired and I thought it was over and done with as this happened over seven years ago. Lauri is bitter and has come back into our group for one reason only, and it's to stir up trouble – and to try and get back on our show. I had seen her for several years after that "situation," and never once did she mention this to me until now. I guess she doesn't have much going on in her life anymore and wanted to come back with a vengeance. In any event, I'm happy she's happy –- but one thing I will not tolerate is LIES. Stay tuned!

I was very proud of Tamra doing her first speech at the women’s expo. Having done many public appearances and speeches myself, the first one is always the hardest. I think she did fabulous and am very proud of her. When she mentioned she attempted suicide at the age of 21, I was very shocked and sad to hear this. I never knew this about Tamra, as any attempt on ending your life is only a cry for help. I'm glad to know that she did get professional help and I was somewhat surprised that she never told me about this before.

Having the opportunity to watch Troy so Briana and Ryan could go to the Marine Ball was great. They were considering not even going because they didn't want to leave the baby, but I encouraged them to have a night out together. The fact that I could go to San Diego with them to watch Troy, was a special time for me. I got to see Ryan all dressed up in his uniform, and Briana in her ball gown only six weeks after having a C-section was amazing. They are a handsome couple, so much in love and I couldn't be more proud of both of them. That's what life is all about now -- seeing my children happy.

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Blessings to everyone and have a great week.

Love,
Vicki Gunvalson
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xoxo

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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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