This week we welcome our new girl Lydia. As you can see, she's just as sweet and innocent as can be. I just love her and she has been such a great addition to our group. She may be small and little, but as you will see throughout this season, you don't want to take her for granted. Let's just say she has said some things that I wish I had the strength to at times.
It was nice seeing Tamra at her new gym and taking pride in all of her hard work and efforts. She and Eddie have really worked hard on obtaining the space and renovating it to have a great place for people to work out in.
When Tamra invited me to come over to see her space, I told her I would come when I was on my way to drive to see a client. She knew I was driving over because I had to leave from there, so of course it was hurtful when she called me "lazy." I may be a lot of things, but lazy isn't one of them. I guess it's typical, because when I hear Tamra in her interviews, instead of being happy that I came over she had to throw a "dig" in there about driving over. Ugh. . .so frustrating!
It was great going out to dinner that night with Tamra just one-on-one. I don't know if we really resolved anything, but at least we broke the HUGE ice block that was between us.
Vicki, Brooks seems to have changed. It seems like you're professing your love for him more than he is for you, If he can't treat you the way you deserve to be treated then move on!
I read somewhere, and Brianna confirmed it on the show, that they told Vicki right up front, that if she wanted Brooks there - they would find somewhere else to live. They did not give her an ultimandum or throw this on her after they moved it. This was discussed before they moved in, and Vicki agreed to those terms. So she knew quite clearly that as long as Brianna was there, there would be no Brooks there. Her daughter obviously has seen and heard a lot more than us viewers - but sometimes you just have to take a step back and let the person you love find out for themselves. Vicki will not listen to anyone, so she will have to find out the hard way.
Unfortunately all the hard work & money Vicki has made is a waste. I have an issue with her calling Gretchen stupid. It is obvious that she is very bright. In almost every case I am aware of a new grandchild the grandparents always call the "baby" their new grandson or daughter. As a result of Vicki's vanity she had to call it our or my baby. Then tell her daughter and everyone Gretchen was trying to call her out.
You should quit whining and pay attention to what your daughter, her husband, and your mother think about Brooks. Watching tonights show clearly showed how manipulative and controlling that man wants to be. If you didn't pick up on it, when he kept saying "you are single now", over and over, he was clearly trying to tell you to make a choice between him and your daughter. No good man would do that! If you don't walk away, he is going to cheat you out of everything you have gained.
Sorry Vickie you are so wrong how can you give up your daughter and grandson for a loser like brooks. For the love of god he is seeing other women are you that dumb? Grow up and move on or you will lose your family
If you're meant to be with Brooks, you will be with him, but maybe this isn't the right time. It's really sad that your daughter is not letting you date him, unless of course they move out. Sounds like she is being a little brat!
Vicki, I am all about family but I do not feel it is right for your daughter Brianna & her husband Ryan to tell you that you cannot have Brooks over to your house because they are living there. I can understand their concern and they are trying to look out for you and that's great but that doesn't make it right you have the right to have who ever you want in your home and that should not come between you & your daughter they don't have to like him but they should be civil and let you make your own decisions. If it is a mistake that is on you nobody else and I feel that goes for your friends as well they don't have to like him but be civil and let you decide what you feel is best for you.
I know your daughter is pressing you to not see Brook. My advice is for right now just visit him. However I would make plans for your daught to get her own place. Of course I would wait till the baby is older and hopefully have her move right by you. She doesn't have to see Brook, but that doesn't mean you can't see him. I would keep Brook off the program. Who your dating doens't need to be publicized. Keep it low key. I trust your judgement, you are not going to let anyone take advantage of you. Tamara is way off base.
I'm happy to see "the real Vicki" again. Please stay away from Tamra. She brings out the worst in everybody.
If you allow the snake Tamra into your home to see the baby, she will only use the opportunity to attempt to drive a wedge between you and your family.....while digging up dirt. Keep that trash out of you home.
how rude is it that Brianna and her husband tell You that you cannot have Brooks in your home...that is very rude and disrespectful...and then hold seeing your grandson over your head for it....you are HER mother she is not YOURS...grow some balls Vicki and tell them to deal with Brooks or keep it movin'....!
Ok, so i'm 24 and my mum is 45, hot and single. I feel i can relate to your situation with Brianna. First of all, yes i get Brianna is concerned but that girl needs to learn some respect for you. I am also living with my mum and paying rent but that does not give me the right to speak to her in such a rude manner the way your daughter spoke to you. Secondly, i may not like who she dates but as long as we have space she can date whoever she wants. You are a strong, intelligent woman and if he's that much of a loser i'm sure you'll figure it out before you walk down the aisle with him!
I hate that she gave you an altimatum when all you want is to be there for her and your grandson. she's very rude and worst of all, she has made your son in law lack respect for you as well... sorry but you may have to lose the rent and let them move on. They clearly feel you need them more than they need you.
So happy that you have this time with your grandchild and daughter. I don't know what I would have done if my mom didn't live 2 miles away when my children were little! enjoy! You can call your grandchild "my baby", my mom still calls my children "her babies." Gretchen immature and clueless. She needs to keep her mouth shut when she is not part of a conversation. She was stirring the pot.
You look great and I hope you are healed and feeling great.
If Tamra doesn't change I would not be grieving over the loss of that friendship. Sometimes we have people in our lives for certain reasons at certain times. Maybe you were close in the past because you were both in unhappy relationships. Now that you have both moved on maybe it is time to move on from your friendship as well. She is toxic!
I think you have every right to choose who comes in YOUR home, NOT your daughter. I feel everyone is just afraid Brooks is using you for your money. I think you daughter is still reeling from your divorce from Donn and that will take time. BUT she still does not have the right to dictate who you date. That said, I think you need to be careful of men who will try to take advantage of you. Make sure you keep your $ to yourself.
@dearmichelle1 I understand your feelings regarding Vicki's reasons about becoming Alexis' friend in the beginning last season. It did seem like Vicki was befriending Alexis because Tamara befriended Gretchen. However, like I stated in my reply to Vicki's blog, I am a viewer only and do not see the entire filming of the show. Therefore, I do not know the blossoming of Vicki and Alexis' friendship. I also stated to Vicki, that I like this softer side of her in these last couple of episodes. That being said, I agree with you that Vicki did not stand up for Alexix during the rediculous fight that occurred during Tamara's dinner party. I only hope she speaks up for Alexis next week! I do think Vicki should have brought her daughter to Tamara's dinner for support. I do think it wasn't right of Vicki to weigh on Alexis' heart to come with her considering it sounds like Alexis and Tamara have not spoken since Costa Rica. Clearly, it was going to be awkward! I am giving Vicki the benefit of the doubt that she is being a true friend to Alexis. I believe in second chances. Take care and thank you for the reply.
I think this is your time to be happy now. You deserve it. I think you look great and I wish you and Brooks or whoever it is that makes you happy, all the best in the world. Its time for you to be happy.
Hey Vicki, you look great and don't lower yourself to the level of idiots like Gretchen and Tamra. Don't let people get in the middle of your private business, if Brooks treats you well isn't that all that matters? I have to assume that others are jealous , otherwise they wouldn't be saying anything. I think it is hysterical that Tamra and ESPECIALLY Gretchen say that Brooks only wants to be on TV. I truly believe Slade is ONLY with Gretchen to stay on TV and because he wants silicone Barbie on his arm, but lets face it once the make-up comes off Gretchen YIKES!!!
As for Brianna making comments about dust from construction or sprinkles from make-up, ask her how acetone from nail polish remover or formaldehyde from nail polish is healthy for her baby. She is acting rude and ungrateful and she should be grateful for all you do for her. We saw Jenna Keough go through being treated like crap by her son on TV and I don't want to see that disrepect for a caring parent again. TRUST me that Brianna will be calling on you for all kinds of babysitting time that SHE will be desperate for. You should be with Brooks if he makes you happy and FORGET everyone else!!!
Vicki, I hope that you focus on the positive energy in your life because you are truly a good person who has good intentions and is just trying to live a decent and fulfilling life. You are beautiful and blessed and I admire your dedication and loyalty to your family and career. Tamara used to be one of my favs, but she is truly showing her mean girl characteristics in a number of ways. She is in fact a bully and not acting like a nice person. As a longtime viewer I have observed her specifically ganging up on others and using her friends to achieve her goals of isolation and accusations against her fellow housewives. She uses others weaknesses as a catapult for her anger and attacks. Tamara has some good qualities when she is nice and sincere, but when she gets angry she attacks ruthlessly and unjustly. I am astonished that she and Gretchen are so close, after she led the crusade against her and Slade. While I would love to see you and tamara make up because I always love a happy ending, you should never feel bad about yourself or jealous of her and Gretchen. Be glad that you are not stooping to their low levels. You and Alexis are the most true and genuine of the show, and you always keep it real. Tamara and Gretchen are just really good at acting and pretending that they are interested in others well being when they are the most self centered and egotistical of all the housewives in every city from every city.
Vicky, I know how deeply you love your daughter, grandchild, etc. But you are letting the children rule the roost. I never warmed up to Brooks' obsequiousness, but it is your right as a grown woman, to own your home, your heart, yourl soul
Tamara, Gretchen and the others don't deserve a friend like you...you hang in there...alexis is a good friend
OK so you're over everyone commenting on Brooks, well aside from the fact that he is extremely creepy it's your call. And, as far as creepy, wow Briana's husband demanding that brooks doesn't come over the house, is not only creepy but manipulative and extremely uncalled for. How dare they, whether they pay rent of not, have the nerve to tell you, an adult, who they want you to go out with. They know you'll do anything to have them there, and for them to hold that over your head is deplorable, childish, behavior. It was disturbing to watch Briana with a big smile on her face when she told you if Brooks comes to the house she will leave. They really have some nerve.
I use to be the President of the I hate Vicki club, but I have since resigned. This season you are down to earth. I know you are looking for love. Honesty. Friendship. You have been hurt by everyone around you. It is the true reason why you have built such a wall up. I am glad to see you bringing it down and searching for your peace. Your inner beauty that lives inside you Vicki. You are a true inspiration that people can change and you truly have. Good luck to you in your life with your quest for love and happiness. You deserve it.
Stop being so selfish, self-absorbed, and self-serving all the time. It will solve most of your problems.
vicky, you are my favorite housewife, I just want to tell you that it is no ones business whom you dateeeee! It is your life and your money, so go for it, if you love BRookes, I hope that you will chose Alexis over that trashy uneducated Tamara, you do not need anyone that evil in your life. Why not get together with Gena again, that would make me happy.
Vicki you are very level headed, except when it comes to Brooks....Please listen to your daughter and dump the man once and for all....Family is more important now for you....Top on your list.
Thank You for standing by Alexis because she is being bullied by the other ladies!
You are obviously a very decent person. But you can be hypocritical. So just keep more of your opinions to yourself-then nothing can come back to bite you! I think of the whole group-you and Alexis have the best hearts and level heads-hands down actually. And I DO NOT hand out compliments easily-so there you go!
When tamra told you to pick your side I hope that made you realize just exactly the kind of person she is! Friends don't make friends pick sides!!!!! On a better note congrats gamma!!! Troy is adorable and Brianna is so lucky to have your support in her life!!! :)
I don't know how in the world you can run a successful business then go home and let your daughter run all over you. She's done nothing but disrespect you, telling you how things must be in your own home -- when I heard your son in law say he was the man of the house tonight I nearly choked! You don't need those two dictating to you. I would love to see you get some backbone and tell everyone to stfu and get their noses out of your life!
Hello Vicki, I used to be a nanny. I would love to be a nanny for you. You and Kenya from Atlanta just remind me of someone who needs to come home to someone who will just listen to you and hug you and let you vent. Your a lovely lady. I say this with love, I had the same experience with a man that you are going through. It was the best thing I ever did, get rid of him. Brooks bring you down Vicki your a class act....YOU GO GIRL!!!!
Vicki I like you you are a strong independent woman, however you need a little self esteem boost when it comes to your looks. You have to be comfortable in your own skin and embrace your looks, you have a good heart beut honey you are giving it to a snake. Always know this. If a man won;t take care of his children he will never take care of you. Brooks is a con artist. Leave in in the garbage bag you found him and enjoy your family and new found friendship with Alexis. You say you want to take the high road but somehow you always veer off to the low road. Take another route and enjoy your life around positive people and stop trying to be excepted by people that don't appreciate you.
Vicki was wrong to even ask if Alexis could be at the party. It was Tamra's night to introduce her business, and Alexis didnt belong there.
Vicki -- I am a proud grandmother of 3 year old Rose, but truth be told, it is NOT and never will be "our baby." Get it straight, it is your daughter and son-in-laws baby. Their son, their baby not "our baby" ever.
Love you and I wish you luck with everyone trying to run your life for you! Be strong and listen to your heart.
You know Vicki, I really have come to like you over the years, and actually find you rather endearing. However, you have two traits that drive me bananas. One is that I do think sometimes you are just a little less than honest. I don't mean a down-right liar like Wretched is, but you do tend to try to hide things that you feel are less than flattering rather than owning them. I have seen it with your children when you were unhappy with them over saying or doing things in front of the camera's even at times that you should have just let them be honest, even telling them to be quiet. If you sign up for reality, then you need to be willing to be real. Also, when you do that it makes you look worse than what you were hiding. For example, I would have much rather you said that you were in a marriage that made you feel bad about yourself because not only was your husband was not attentive enough, but he was giving another woman his attention for twenty years and that situation made you vulnerable to making the mistake of starting a relationship with another man before taking steps to end your marriage. Instead, you buried it so that Don looked like this great guy that you neglected and treated with passive aggressiveness by you often. Frankly, the only thing that I truly disliked about you was the way you treated him because he seemed like this great guy who was just dying to spend time with you, and you looked like this cold woman who only wanted more money who did not appreciate him. Once the truth came out, I totally understood your anger and lack of interest in an intimate relationship with him.
The other thing is that for someone who is so smart and successful, you allow yourself to be easily influenced and manipulated by people you care about (I think this is the only real reason Brianna has to be concerned about Brookes; not that I like him, I really don't much care for him, but to each their own). I saw it with Tamara from the git; she always got you to follow her in anything she wanted, particularly in which girls you liked and did not like. I think she was a major factor with what happened to your relationship with Gena; I am sure that the real estate thing could have and would have been worked out over a period of time, but Tamara is that girl who always has to have a bestie that is her property. I am seeing it again with Brianna. I get that she does not care for Brookes, but she has absolutely no right telling you who you can or cannot have in your home or to treat the person you love with anything but respect unless he does something to you or your family to warrant that. She has a right to give you her opinion, but that is all. If memory serves, you were not all that thrilled with her choice of spouse, but you gave her the respect of accepting him for her sake, and when you just try to give your opinion regarding him, she shuts you down quick, deflecting to the topic of Brookes. When she was threatening to move out, I so hoped you would tell her to get going. I know that you said she pays some expenses, but I am sure she is getting much more out of the deal than she is and if she moved on, her lifestyle would change considerably while yours would continue without a blip.
Don't get me wrong; I don't see the attraction to Brookes. However, you are a grown woman who is obviously capable and savy. You have said your finances are set up in a way that he does not have the ability to touch anything. If you want to take care of him, that is no one's business; no one would have a word to say if you were a man who married a woman with less money than you had, and you wanted to treat him well. In fact, if you want to give him every cent you have, it would not be Brianna's business in any way; it is YOUR money; YOU earned it.
I may be getting old (actually, as I am in my fourties, I know I am!), but it irritates me that so many people my age seem to have children who think they get some kind of voice in their financial matters. Once they are out of college, anything we do for them is a gift; we don't owe them a living or an inheritance.
Vicki - I find you unintentionally hilarious with you many excuses and complaints. When you call out someone else for an infraction (i.e. Slade's lack of child support), you feel you are Judge Judy and are totally justified. However, when the shoe is planted on your foot, (as in Brokes having the same issue), then you say your are being persecuted. If you are questioned or doubted, you shout out that you are "under construction" and don't know what you are supposed to do or say. Basically, you have a moral code of conduct that vacillates to suit your personal purpose. To be succinct: you are a hypocrite. Try to grow up to match your chronological age. Right now, Briana seems much more stable than you.
Vicky, I don't understand why you invited Alexis to Tamra's party... especially after Costa Rica!
... even us viewers could've predicted a train wreck coming on... you know Tamra more than anyone on the show so it's really hard to believe that you would not expect for Tamra to act like her old mean self around Alexis. I really want to believe that there was no ulterior motive but I just can't...
On Monday I hope to see that you stuck up for your friend and told all the girls to leave her alone. You invited her to the party and she needs your support as well.
Vicki- I have always liked you but you are a little too sensitive and it would serve you well to let things roll off your back you give out as many "digs" as the next housewife. You are hypocritical regarding the Brooks/Slade situation and the sooner you see and admit that the better you will be. Your friends and daughter love you and are looking out for you via the Brooks situation. I think you need to keep that in mind first and foremost, they don't want to see you hurt. I have to say... he has come off as a BS'er and opportunist from day one. Unfortunately you are a perfect candidate for those type of men...you seek a lot of attention, affirmation and adoration. You were married a long time, you should probably hone your BS meter before you get back in the dating pool.
What is wrong with you people? You think it was ok to invite Alexis? and then she invites Lydia? Do you people has no etiquette or common sense really? You knew before asking that Alexis would be the lightening rod so did you do it to ruin Tamra's party intentionally or are you just looking for drama to boost the ratings? Why Alexis would feel that its ok to invite someone else is beyond me? Who does that?
If you LOVE Brooks so much than let Brianna leave, she has said she would so stop whining about that loser and stop making Brianna feel guilty. She pays rent so she is entitled to her opinion of who she wants to live around. If it doesn't work for you then work it out and let her leave unless you need the rent money.
@Candace22 Agree, Vicki will do anything to find fault with Gretchen because Vicki probably secretly in love with Gretchen, like in school when the boy would be mean to the girl because he liked her. Sounds not good but there's one explanation besides her huge jealous of Gretchen and all that Gretchen is Vicki is not. Gretchen has a heart and is enjoyable to be around Vicki thinks she's something but she really isn't. Shut up Vicki when it comes to Gretchen, we've had to listen to you long enough!!!!!
No man should have to ask a woman to choose. The situation is ridiculus! And Vicki should not have to choose. But her daughter has put her in that situation! And is making her choose! So selfish and immature! I agree with what Brooks is saying. No man is going to put up with that bs! Vicki will lose Brooks over this. Vicki is the one being hurt from both sides.
@nrmlfrnd Gretchen has never let Vicki control her, so she's on V's crap list. Tamra QUIT letting Vicki control her so she's on the crap list. Alexis and Heather will be her BFF's and tell her no about something.
@filledemot what are you talking about???? for God sakes do you even watch the show???? Vicki is practically the only wife on the show with a brain, and a heart. She is far from those ridiculous comments you left about her.
That's the problem. She wants to bring Brooks around, but she wants Breanna to love him, which she doesn't, and to stay there. Vicki wants the control.
@Diane69802 If you watch all the previews you see that Vicky calls Tamra and ask if she can invite Alexis. Afterward you see Vicky speaking to Alexis about it and she told her that she asked Tamra and she was fine with it. Alexis then says she would like to invite Lydia and so Vicky txts Tamra and Tamra gave an ok with a warning that she wanted no nonsense. Alexis didnt just show up with Lydia! She had permission and the only one that started nonsense as usual was Tamra and then the other two idiots joined her!!!!
@mjane1999 @qdntoy54 why is it that I never told my mom what to do but supported her both financially and emotionally , but no way was it my place to run my moms life , I moved out very young because I did not like her choise in husbands,But it Was her right to choose, Just like it was Bris choice to run off and get married,,I don't like peracidical ,children or parents, I have taken care of myself since age 13,, and gave my mom a job and money,,What is up with children who are adults living or moving in with there parents anyway, I left home for good at 17, but yes helped my mother,,Brianna move out, let your mom have her life back, time to make it in your own, BTW I was a military wife also, had a child and always made close to 6 figures on my own every year except while I was breast feeding (24 months)but had money put away,,GROW UP..live off what your husband makes , and let mom baby sit while maybe you go back to work or make income part time on weekends let your mom rule her castle,,,,my son would never ever disrespect me like that,,you can live however you want, but so should your mom, and as cute as Ryan is , he is no big bad watch dig nor has the right to act like (the man of) the house, you both are renters with very lucky house privlages ..And our baby should be able to be only joy in ( Glam ma's ) life..move out or at least move away when mom wants to entertain in the home she payed for,,you all grown up,Miss Vicki gow some ovum, I know it's hard,,wean your daughter,,,,
Actually, the previews show Vicki saying she invited Alexis. They cut off the part about "asking" if she could invite Alexis to the party. When the show aired, Vicki asked Tamra if she could invite Alexis. But why would she even ask that? She somehow railroaded Tamra into okaying the invitation. Vicki needs to learn when to stop, and then maybe she'd get treated with a little more respect.