Briana Culberson

Vicki Gunvalson

It’s not every day I wish to be friends with Vicki Gunvalson, but today is one of those days. Vicki treated family and friends to a luxurious getaway at the Merv Griffin estate in La Quinta, California, last weekend. If you’ll recall, Vicki hosted a trip at the estate last season on Real Housewives of Orange County.

Vicki shared a photo of her packed up car on Instagram. “Got it all packed into two cars completely full of food and alcohol! Can’t wait to spend the weekend in the desert with 28 family and friends, some flying in from Chicago, and [Steve’s] family including 1 from Germany! #rhoc #rhocseason12 #mervgriffinestate #family #desert #palmsprings #leftrightcenter #alcohol #itsgonnabehot #fishing #fourwheelers #woohoo” Look below to see the pics Vicki and son-in-law Ryan Culberson, who took the picture above with his drone, shared on Instagram.

Lydia's brother Jesse

Once again, I found myself being jealous of one of the Real Housewives kids having an over the top birthday party. First Tamra Judge’s daughter Ava had a unicorn themed party in a beer garden. Now, Lydia McLaughlin’s son is living it up at a movie themed party, complete with a red carpet and screening for his friends.

I would kill to have one of these parties to celebrate my birthday. Nevertheless, Lydia’s party this week didn’t really move the plot forward on Real Housewives of Orange County. Good for her though, this is the one week she isn’t stirring up involved in the drama.

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It’s so crazy to think that the viewers watched Briana Culberson getting ready for prom when Real Housewives of Orange County first started and now she’s giving on-camera interviews and avoiding Tamra Judge at social events. She is basically a Real Housewife herself, but that’s not enough for her mom Vicki Gunvalson. The OG of the OC wants her daughter to join the cast- officially!

It is so annoying when people join the cast who have no genuine ties to the ladies. The conversation, drama, and the relationships in general just seem way too contrived. Adding someone’s daughter would definitely emphasis the “real” in Real Housewives. I mean I would definitely take Briana over a few of the current cast members that we are stuck with this season.

Meghan apologizes for Glamis

So far this season, Meghan Edmonds has had zero drama with the rest of the Real Housewives of Orange County ladies. That’s because the only scenes she’s filmed have been with her husband and baby, but it’s good for staying out of the fray and still collecting that Bravo paycheck.

Even though Meghan has stayed away from the controversy, she did watch the last episode and she has plenty of opinions about everything that has gone down.

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The friendships on Real Housewives of Orange County are constantly shifting, so it’s a little bit surprising that Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador are still so against rekindling with Vicki Gunvalson. Then again, she did spread rumors that Tamra’s man Eddie Judge is secretly gay and David Beador beats Shannon, so it makes sense that they would want to keep their distance.

Then again, they are all contractually obligated to the same reality TV show and they have to be in the same room at some point so it’s an unrealistic notion and here we are: watching this mudslinging, shade throwing, and secret revealing drama.

Shannon argues with LYdia over Vicki

Lydia McLaughlin came boomeranging back into The Real Housewives Of Orange County’s desert of lies, ready to strike! Lunching with Vicki Gunvalson, calling out Shannon Beador and Tamra Judge on their hypocrisy, and throwing glitter on everyone in her wake, Lydia is kind of like a superhero villain – on helium.

Tamra claims she thought Lydia and Shannon would get along great, though. That is, before Lydia mentioned Shannon had some similarities in the pettiness department with Vicki. Before she breaks down the drama that happened at her granddaughter, Ava’s, first birthday party, Tamra previews that “I officially meet Peggy [Sulahain] next Monday. You DO NOT want to miss it!”

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The Real Housewives Of Orange County is returning to our TV screens on July 10th, and Tamra Judge says it’s a very different season than we’ve ever witnessed before. Unsurprisingly, the drama between Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra continues, with Tamra indicating that there’s not a lot of resolution in sight. But boomerang cast member Lydia McLaughlin lands back on the scene to try to broker peace among the fractured group (HA! She’ll need extra glitter for that trick.)

In a recent interview, Tamra admits that she’s still not on good terms with Vicki and Kelly Dodd, and she didn’t really get to know newcomer Peggy Sulahian as well as she could have. She shares that “it’s such a different season this year. The cast was a little bit split almost three quarters of the way through filming. I don’t know what Kelly and Vicki did most of the time because I was filming much more with Meghan [Edmonds] and Shannon [Beador]. Peggy is the new girl and I didn’t film with her all that much either.”

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Even though it will be months before the fans get to watch the action, the Real Housewives of Orange County finale party just filmed. The OG of the OC Vicki Gunvalson posted some photos from before and during the party. Tamra Judge also put up a selfie of her look from the finale.

Unfortunately, no real/confirmed drama or story lines have leaked from the party, but anything to tide me over until the episodes air is appreciated.

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