Vicki Gunvalson on Ex-Husband Donn Gunvalson: "We Don't Talk at All"

Vicki Gunvalson on Ex-Husband Donn Gunvalson: "We Don't Talk at All"

The OG of The Real Housewives of Orange County looks back on the details of their divorce settlement.

By Laura Rosenfeld
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Vicki Gunvalson may still have a life insurance policy on her ex-husband Donn Gunvalson, as mentioned on Season 13 of The Real Housewives of Orange County, but that's just about where their relationship begins and ends today, as we learned on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen this week.

During the September 10 WWHL After Show, Vicki shared an update on her relationship with Donn, from whom she filed for divorce in 2013 (it was settled in 2014). "No, there's no friendship, unfortunately. I definitely have regrets on what I did. I hurt him, and I broke his heart, but I was out of the marriage mentally," Vicki explained (clip above). "He was not prepared for me to file for divorce, but you know, it happened, and we're not friends. He sees Briana and Troy and Owen a lot. We don't talk at all."

Yes, just take a look at Vicki's son-in-law Ryan Culberson's Instagram, and you'll often see Donn visiting former stepdaughter Briana Culberson and her two sons, Troy and Owen, in North Carolina. They even have an endearing nickname for Donn: "Grampy D."

Andy Cohen also wondered if the fact that she had to pay Donn as part of their divorce settlement made her "resentful" toward her ex-husband at all. "No, because it's not gender specific anymore. I was the primary breadwinner, and at the time, I was like, 'Dang it, I don't want to pay him this much.' My attorney sat me down and said, 'You are the breadwinner, you make more than him, and he deserves it,'" Vicki said. "I thought, 'You know what, I could fight in court or just fold.' So he's retired. I'm not." 

Things may not have worked out for Vicki and Donn, but she still admires him as a person. "He's a great man," she shared. "We just got off course, and I couldn't get it back on track."

Vicki got engaged to her longtime boyfriend, Steve Lodge, in April. Get all the details on her upcoming wedding, below.

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