Vicki Gunvalson

Vicki shares how Briana is doing with Ryan away and how she felt about Slade's comments to Lydia.

on Jun 18, 20130

Happy Belated Father's Day to all those fathers reading my blog, to all the sons and daughters who are blessed to have a relationship with their fathers who are alive, and to all the fathers that are passed on who are missed during this special day. My father passed away from Alzheimer's disease when he was 67. He was diagnosed at 59, shortly after I moved to California, and I miss him daily. It was very sad for my family to lose such a physically strong man to such a deteriorating non curable disease.

My father was an amazing man who taught me everything I know about owning a business, patience, compassion, love and he taught us to stand up for ourselves when we needed to. He owned a large construction company in the suburbs of Chicago and showed me the pros and cons of being an "employer" and an "employee." Ironically, out of his five children, four of us own our own business -- so it proves to us the powerful influence he had with all of us. I miss my father's hugs, his wisdom and his strength. NO doubt it's been a rough few years for me, but as seasons change, so does ones problems. I know I'm in just a "season" right now, and I look forward to when that new season will come.

Now onto some happy things. I think most of you know that Tamra and Eddie got married this past weekend. She made a beautiful bride and the wedding was nothing short of spectacular. I don't think there was a dry eye during the ceremony, as it truly was an emotional day for everyone to be involved and be able to witness their love for on another. I'm so happy for then and I pray that they live a life full of happiness, commitment, and love.

314 comments
Carol5765
Carol5765

My husband spent 20 tears in the navy and never has he once disrespected a woman because of his stress. If you look in depth to this embarrassing moment you will see that ryan is wroooooonnnngggg!!!!! I understand you love your children as do I but he is wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy out of line. Check him or deny the situation , the choice is up to you, i think your intro is "I am my own boss and i deserve a raise", doesn't mean letting an ego maniac make your decisions for you!!!

Lionetta
Lionetta

I'm the mother of a career soldier who has deployed to the sandbox numerous times. All I have to say about Ryan's behavior at the party and obvious anger issues ...is tread carefully. PTSD, stress, whatever name you want to give it is real...and it's something you really do need to take seriously. Especially when there is a young child in the family. There are many avenues to seek help, and Military OneSource is one I highly recommend. Google it and share it with your daughter. God bless our Troops and their families.

BosCmarie
BosCmarie

The way Ryan spoke to the woman was so foul. You can not blame editing for the way he came off and most certainly can not blame being in the military. I'm not a fan of Brooks, but Brianna shouldn't point fingers when she married a very disrespectful man. 

donnap63
donnap63

Vicki, you're my favorite on all the Housewives shows put together. The show would be incomplete without you and your craziness....so you go, girl!!!

Harmony29
Harmony29

I think Lydia is a bit over the top with her reactions. She's starting to turn me off with her smart ass attacks. I thought she was this sweet little think, but I changed my mind and just don't care for her. Sure Slade has a big mouth, but why lower yourself to his level. I think Ryan needs to get some therapy before he comes back from Afghanistan, after see how he reacted to someone putting their feet on a couch. I hope he doesn't react that way with Briana if she does something he doesn't like. I was married to a military man, and after Vietnam he was physically abusive. Something is very wrong with Ryan to react that abrupt no matter what his excuse is!

mommom50
mommom50

From Cindy F.

Vicki all your friends here in Chicago think you are beautiful and smart and a great business woman. You have been a good mom to your kids and have always had their best interests at heart. Its time you had some happiness in your life. Don't worry Briana still loves you that is why she is so protective over you. Things will work out. and don't let what Slippery Slick Slade  as we call him out here hurt you with his stupid words. Cutting down a woman's looks is disgusting. Don't worry Vicki, ignore it and consider the source. God Bless You and your family.

teteob2
teteob2

My husband was in the military for 24 years.He was deployed many times and he would NEVER speak never mind YELL and SWEAR at a woman of ANY age. Do NOT use that Ryan is in the military and about to leave his wife and baby as an excuse for his despicable behavior. The military would never put up with that disrespect. He is disgusting and who the hell does he think he is, that's not HIS house. Vicky not only should kick his ass out she should be afraid for her daughter and her grandson, he IS a loose cannon and I do not honor a military person who treats a 63 year old woman like that!!!!! Does he not know that the cameras are every where, how does he think he can come on national TV and say she said the F word to him when we heard WHO was using the F word!!! I hope his superior officers get word of this! 

Carly7
Carly7

Ryan is a nasty, evil, lying bully.  Not even close to a "hero."  Really disgusting human being.  Karma is a motha f*cka and village idiot Briana is going to be paying for her mistake for the next 18 years.  I hope she and her poor son survive his evil bullying and CLEAR mental illness.

parsons123
parsons123

Vicky,  Don't you think Ryan is a bit out of control.  You can't get on with your life with Ryan and Brianna in that house.

chime
chime

Let's pray for Ryan's mental health

Tame
Tame

I love you Vickie.  Hold your head high and by the way men just aren't worth the tears.  You'll find true love one day.  Never give up.

You're my idol!

valrod
valrod

Hi Vickie I hope you really read these blogs. Tell Briana to stay strong as I have been doing the same with my husband who is a Marine for 26 years. Also my son has just come home from Kuwait and is with us for the 4th of July. It's a hard life but wouldn't trade it for anything, the love, pride,and respect I have for them is beyond words as well as all the men and women of the military. Tell her to stay connected to other spouses of deployed Marines, or become active on Marine bases that understand her situation. They have many support groups and many good people that will help her in all areas of life during Ryan's deployment.God Bless you Ryan (may he keep you safe), Briana and little Troy...and thanks Vickie for supporting them

TeresasFastlane
TeresasFastlane

Just want to tell Briana that I am praying for Ryan's safety and that he gets home soon to her and Troy. May they always have love and peace.

Meryll61
Meryll61

Hi there, I also have to say something about your friend there Laurie. You were a good friend in earlier episodes to have given her a job.  And it seems as though you were both very good friends.  Now I see that Laurie is sharing your dirty pasty (true or not true, and really who cares) with Gretchen, who loved to hear every word that Laurie had to say.  Obviously, Laurie was never a good friend to you and trust me when I say to you that Gretchen is so Jealous of you.  She doesn't want you near Tamra.  Gretchen is very possesive over Tamra- Why I dont know. I am just saying that Vicki you do not need Gretchen nor Lorie in your life.  You hade a really nice time with Tamra and Lydia.  I was so happy for you when you guys all went to mexico.  Did you realize how much Gretchen was pissed off.  Just think about that! I am just a fan of yours because you really work hard and play hard and there is nothing wron with that I hope others see that too.  Be well.

 

Meryll

organiclady
organiclady

Why in the heck are you and Gretchen fighting over who is going to be Tamra's best friend?  Get a clue, Tamra is no friend.  She is aggressive and has a very hard time expressing compassion.  I just hope she warms up to Eddie during their marriage.  Maybe he'll bring out her softer side, although I highly doubt it. 

niceocgirl
niceocgirl

Vic! This was a very nice blog...good for you. Keep your head above the fray! Will pray for Brianna's hubbie for sure. Thank you for your sentiments at the end..."Inspire someone"; think I'll focus on that.

blue22
blue22

All of you talking crap about Vicki having a big head, she is not saying or doing anything different than NeNe on RHOA!  I didn't hear any hating on her for it!

Thor
Thor

I had no idea that the world revolved around Vicki and we all just happen to live in it with her. I also had no idea that I was watching the Vicki show all these years. Dumb me....I had to rewind the TV a couple of times to make sure I heard all the narcissistic crap that came out of her mouth. There is NO WAY I would ever buy anything from this woman. She is Delusional!

Saffy
Saffy

NEXT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! After watching the 100th OC show I realized who Vicki really is. She claims there would be no franchise without her. What a big head! Grow up Vicki. And your daughter is correct. Watch out for Brooks!

lovesucks123
lovesucks123

You need to be fired from the show. How many personalities do you have????

Dutchessry@aol.com
Dutchessry@aol.com

First, thank you in the support of our Military! Second, to lead by example you have to set good ones, and you have not!

NancyJo
NancyJo

Like most of the comments here, I agree that Vicki is just not a 'nice or kind' person as she always proclaims to be.  Her treatment of Heather and Gretchen in Mexico was horrendous and rather than take any responsibility for it, she blames. Gretchen was the one who helped Vicki on the first episode to begin talking to Tamra again, and this is how she thanks her?!?!!  15 minutes is long gone, next.  

deedeekid
deedeekid

Vicki, you are meanest and ugly to the bone!!!! There is nothing nice about you. We may only see approximately 7 minutes of taping of each person but instead of using that time to put your best foot forward you obsess about Gretchen and Slade and use anything you can to slime them. Instead, you are the one that looking slimy.  The RHOC is not the "Vicki show." Viewers can no longer stand you.

SouthFloridaGirl
SouthFloridaGirl

Did you come up with the concept for the show or are you one of the producers? Then why do you say its your baby and if you had not come on board there would be no RH franchise. Delusions of Grandeur.

LuvMyYorkie
LuvMyYorkie

Love, Love LOVED the 100th episode special.  I just love your kids!  Brianna and Mike are great young adults.  Now if only their mother would watch what comes out of her mouth sometimes! LOL! I know that isn't going to happen though Vicki and I love you in spite of yourself! <chuckle>.... What I would like to see is the "Real Kids of the OC" show, because they are all quite entertaining. 

Vap
Vap

I liked Vicki at first..now I wish she would just go away...Time to grow up Vicki, you lost respect and a good man...

postme
postme

A   'C' lister or a 'D' lister..  I don't care what 'Number' you call me.....classic.!!!    would you buy insurance from this woman, who does not know her numbers from her alphabet....amazingly obtuse...!!!!    Not forgetting, this is 'HER' show and if it was not for her, there would not be a RHOC....such narcissistic self indulgence ... and of course a total hypocrite.  ,,

njviewer
njviewer

There wouldn't be a Housewives show if it wasn't for Vicki!!! Did I hear that correctly?? Did she really say that???

thinkb4uspeak
thinkb4uspeak

Funny last time I checked the show is called RHOC not the Vicki show, you need to go, I literally cringe when you speak, you are cruel and so full of yourself...

Luccabee
Luccabee

Just watched the 100 episode show thing, and i thought it was awesome how you imitated Gretchen! now that you mention it, she does stick her tongue out to her lips a lot! haha, kinda hilarious.

meghan.bowers
meghan.bowers

No slades not perfect but if someone told him to stop eating cheeseburgers he wouldn't have reacted as childish as Lydia. It was a joke. ur time on this show is way past due. Your obsessed with Gretchen and slade. U want to be Gretchen. She has always been younger and hotter than you and that's why uve always been salty to her. It's sad. You need to work on your own insecurities. If you looked up hypocrite in the dictionary, it should have a picture of u. Talking about Gretchen and tamra on the beach, just made me sad for u... You really should talk to someone. You can definitely dish it out, but u need to learn to take it. And what u did to heather and Gretchen in Mexico was messed up. Your "plan" was downright rude and cruel. Gretchen planned the trip and was a good sport to even have you there, you should've been more appreciative. I could go on and on... But I think it's your time to leave the show. Good luck with brooks, the California playa. I hope don found true love and not someone who doesn't support his kids or who is sleeping around

McCourt
McCourt

Uhm.why is Laurie's daughter friends with a "stripper slash porn star"?

BonCast
BonCast

Team Vicki.  You have more class than Tamara and Gretchen.  I like you flaws and all.

emily121267
emily121267

 @teteob2

 I like what you said too.  I was in myself and went TDY to the sandbox.  You would like by the way Ryan yelled he is higher rank then he is.  I was in the Air Force until my injuries, and I dealt with them in my own way.  I was quiet, but I carried a big stick.  No one should ever go off like he did. Just walk away.   But he does need help, and prayer

GLAMnona
GLAMnona

 @teteob2

 TOTALLY AGREE......I would NOT want my daughter anywhere near that !!! He is  sooo DISRESPECTFUL, feel sorry for Brianna & baby Troy...WAIT TILL SHE SEES THE EPISODE & sees that her husband NOT only is out of control, BUT HE IS A LIAR

blackks
blackks

 @teteob2 I am so right there with you teteob2 on Ryan. Ryan is just out of control. I also think Briana is a very selfish person. How can you tell your mom not to bring Brook into the house but you want her to tolerate the uncontrollable and annoying attitude of Ryan. Come on girl i'm past you using "I'm protecting my mom as an excuse". And the fact that Briana can stand there and make excuses for Ryan that's ok to yell at an elderly woman is absolutely disgusting. Please please please Vicki send them out of your house so you can live your life. 

Ridgebriar
Ridgebriar

 @teteob2 Ryan is one of the most reprehensible, obnoxious, gutless cowards I have ever seen on reality TV or anywhere else for that matter.  Ryan must be a huge embarrassment for the Marines.  What kind of spineless male would ever verbally attack an older woman so viciously for simply resting on a couch.

It is terrifying that he feels he has any right to do that - under any circumstances.  And if his hideous behavior wasn't bad enough ... he then proceeds to lie to everyone else about what was said or done when he didn't realize his voice was being recorded and now everyone knows he is also a two faced liar too.  Brianna is almost as much to blame as Ryan - she chose to marry this controlling bully and bring him into her mother's home - yet she simply parrots all the harsh, rude bullying directives Ryan feeds to her.  She talks and treats her mother like garbage ... and now so does Ryan.  They are both horrible human beings.  I feel sorry for their child. And soon when the honeymoon is over ...and Brianna wakes up from her brain washing... she will soon find herself on the receiving end of Ryan's psychotic behaviors.  He is deeply troubled and severely disturbed - and getting ready to be deployed can never excuse that kind of behavior.  He is a national embarrassment.

TeresasFastlane
TeresasFastlane

 @organiclady Vicki is the problem. She has wanted to get rid of Gretchen and get Tamra back after she lost Brooks. Tamra uses people until she can reclaim her friend. She lost Vicki to Brooks,so she decided to befriend Gretchen. It was obvious in so many ways that she really over did the friendship thing with Gretchen when Vicki was around. Brooks ditches Vicki and Tamra has her friend back and Gretchen becomes the latest person for Tamra and Vicki to talk about.  Hope Eddie likes the "girls only trips"

Harmony29
Harmony29

@Thor Her screaming at the girls is just too much. Vicki, get a grip and take a chill pill!!!

Julesyz
Julesyz

 @Thor

 They wanted Vickie.  They knew Vickie was a big bucket of crazy and she has been a huge part of this show.  She didn't buy her way on like Slade and later had to hook up with a housewife to get back on the show.  She did sound like a fat head, you're right.  But there is probably more truth to what she is saying than we know.

Lauralorrington
Lauralorrington

 @njviewer She soooo needs to get over her self and stop with the whooo hooing!  VERY ANNOYING!!

fell
fell

 @thinkb4uspeak i know. could not believe it when she said that if it wasn't for her there would be no RHOC. like it was her idea to start with. i think she is so delusional , perhaps Vicki, Teresa and Jill Zarin could do a show called the Real Delusional Housewives of the USA!!!

mermaidbch
mermaidbch

 @McCourt Thank you! I thought that too! What's even stranger...no one thought it was odd.

jezziesmom
jezziesmom

 @blackks  @teteob2 I believe Briane's comments the She is protecting her mom....I bet Ryan put that in her head. She justifiea Ryan's ruling.  His slip..he owns/ lives at her house...He's got plans....He is so nasty to a total stranger...Briane sticking up for him....She will be The Future Battered Wife of Ryan's.  His little show let out a little peek of the future...

 

 

Harmony29
Harmony29

@Ridgebriar @teteob2 My feeling exactly!!!!

mmcruz5
mmcruz5

 @fell  @thinkb4uspeak You must add Tamra to that bunch! It would be interesting to watch which one is the most narcissistic of all!