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Vicki Gunvalson: I Was Proud of Lydia for Staying Calm
"I'm not obsessed with Shannon (or Tamra for that matter)..."
Tonight’s episode you were introduced to Peggy and Diko and their family. They have a beautiful marriage, and I am so proud of the success of Diko’s company. My son-in-law Ryan told me he used to follow him when he was in high school because he liked his wheels so much, and he was excited to meet him. I was proud of Peggy’s strength to be able to talk about her decision to have a double mastectomy to Lydia right after meeting her. She is definitely a strong woman and she has been through a lot this year.
Ava’s birthday party looked so cute, and I agree with Tamra about celebrating birthdays with our grandchildren in the most spectacular way we can. I was proud of Briana for attending the party with the boys despite myself not being invited. I encouraged her to go and celebrate with the kids and just to keep it light hearted. Briana and I are at the point in our lives where we are DONE talking about my past relationship and the drama that terrible man caused in my life. Briana did the right thing by going to the party, which set an example by showing that she doesn’t want to have issues with Tamra or Sara, and this party was about Ava.
I was proud of Lydia for staying calm when it came to Shannon voicing her negative “opinion” about me. First, let me set the record straight. I’m not obsessed with Shannon (or Tamra for that matter) and the problem is they think it’s ok to talk negatively about me, but no one can say anything negatively about them. The reason why I told Lydia about the issues between Tamra and Shannon was because she asked me what happened, and I had to tell her. She was coming from a place of trying to resolve our issues, and in order to do that, she needed to know what the issues were.
Here are some things I think you should know:
1. I don’t want to continue bringing up my past relationship anymore. It’s been over for two years since we broke up and the other girls will ever know what I went through by being with “him." I have a lot of questions myself, but unfortunately, I will never know why he did what he did what he did to ME. It’s done, and it’s in the past and it makes me sick to my stomach to continue to rehash it. Looking back, I can see more clearly all the red flags that I didn’t see because I was too close to it. Lesson learned.
2. Regarding David and Eddie, I had no intentions of having this information revealed or I would have said it publically or when cameras were up. What I did say to Kelly PRIVATELY over a year ago (when neither one of them were speaking to me) is, “there are rumors out there about Eddie and why doesn’t Tamra ever address them... and why is it okay for her to talk badly about me but she doesn’t want anyone talking about her marriage or her relationship with her daughter?" My conversation with Kelly was at a time when I was continually being attacked by Tamra and Shannon, and their constant mission to tell LIES about me to get attention for themselves. Kelly had already heard the “rumors” about Eddie so it wasn’t something that was new to her. Hindsight, I shouldn’t have said anything to Kelly and for that I’m sorry. I never meant to hurt Eddie or Tamra.
3. Regarding Shannon – I should have not talked to Kelly about their marriage and let her see for herself the issues there. I apologized to Shannon last year, and the reason why it keeps being brought up is because SHE won’t let go of it. I expected her to let it die down, so the attention was off of that subject but unfortunately, Shannon cannot move past it and therefore it’s not going away.
Now onto Feng Shui. A few years ago, Shannon had introduced me to her Feng Shui friend and I hired her to come over to my office and home. I took her advice and bought crystals, mirrors, waterfalls, gazing balls, and many other items all around to bring the “energy” that she believed was important for my business and home life to the places I spent the most time. I purchased everything she told me to in hopes of bringing the “energy” I was looking for back into my life. I did have a very good year in my business and I initially contributed to the “fung shui.” However, looking back, now I feel it was due just to my own focus and a lot of hard work. After a while, I realized that prayer and asking for HIS help in my areas of struggle was better than anything else, and you will see during the move of my office I threw all those items out and it felt good.
Coto Insurance moved a few months ago and little by little you will see the entire process during this season. Designing my new office space, packing/unpacking, purging, and moving was so stressful while I was continuing with working long days along with filming. I have a hard time delegating anything, so I tend to take it all on myself which is why I was so stressed. Needless to say, it was brutal, but it’s done and I can’t wait for you all to see the construction process and my finished office. We moved in at the end of March and if you follow me on Instagram on @vickigunvalson and search back to the beginning of April, you will see some of my posts/photos of my new space and our grand opening.
Thanks for watching and I look forward to seeing how you like this season 12.