About the fact that Brooks was never treated for cancer at City of Hope, Vicki says, “I obviously called him right away and said, ‘What the hell is going on?’ He’s like, ‘It’s a spokesperson from City of Hope. It was not my doctor who said that. My doctor practices out of City of Hope.’ I’m like, ‘You are a liar. This isn’t making sense. You are lying again. Tell the truth.’ I got a whole file here that we can go through that he says he has cancer. He had to orchestrate some crazy ass chain of lies in order for all of this to make sense. He brought work into this. He brought his friends into this. He brought me and the cast into this.”
The OG of the OC spent the weekend with some of her real friends – the ones she doesn’t share a camera crew with – doing a detox retreat at the glamorous Bacara Resort. After washing a certain no good man out of her hair maybe Vicki wanted some rejuvenating?
After the resort, feeling in a euphoric state of mind, Vicki dished on everything happening in her life; from the reunion, her friendships with Shannon Beador and Tamra Judge, her relationship with Brooks, and what’s in store for her (hint, hint – possibly a spinoff!), and even her past.
After spending zillions on a total facelift for a house that was supposed to represent the new Vicki Gunvalson, she’s selling!
On this season’s Real Housewives of Orange County Vicki has admitted she’s lonely in the massive 5,400 square-foot enclave now that daughter Briana and her family have moved out. Since she’s a single-ish gal again Vicki has decided to list her home for $2.899 million!
Sitting on 1 acre of land in the exclusive Coto De Caza community, Vicki’s newly renovated home boasts a grotto pool with outdoor kitchen in the backyard, 5 bedrooms – including a master retreat, 6 bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, both a formal and informal living room, and charming “California Mediterranean” features.
While neither Vicki or Donn has to pay the other spousal support (although it could be requested if one has a significant change in income), they are both leaving their marriage with some pretty padded pockets. Houses and cars and 401Ks, oh my!
Perhaps hindsight is 20/20 but that doesn't excuse repeated bad decisions! Vicki Gunvalson is the OG of the Housewives franchise and has seen the show through its evolution of affluent moms to totally contrived drama!
In a new interview she lets it all out on how she feels about the show and how it has affected her life. It's shockingly candid and a little unhinged – you know, very Vicki!
Vicki insists Real Housewives of Orange County features her "truth" except when that truth concerns toothless Greek "gods" and Brokes Ayers. "I don't script or fake my reality," she informs DigitalSpy. "My family's number one, my insurance business is number two, and the Housewives franchise is a close third. Beyond that, I try to fill in my life with what my truth is. My truth is, I work. I'm not going to give up my career for a reality TV show."
But she will give her marriage to Donn Gunvalson up for a TV show! Vicki blames the show for destroying their union. "I think the show had a lot to do with me getting divorced. I think it was too much pressure on a weak marriage," Vicki confesses.
Vicki reveals that she and Lauri had a "cordial" relationship as acquaintances for years after she left the show. The two even appeared on WWHL together last year with no malice. And she explains the phone call from George's MIL that seems to be behind Lauri's animosity.
"I received a phone call from George’s ex-mother-in-law at my work who proceeded to tell me some 'not so nice' things about George. She told me that her ex-son in law (George) was 'not so nice' to his children and her daughter and that I should let Lauri know this. Since Lauri was a new friend of mine, I really didn't know what to do with this information. I was not real close with her, but she did work for me and I didn't want to get in her personal relationship with George, nor did I want to hurt her with this information because I didn't know if it was true or just malicious information."
When reality TV friendships fall apart, all the skeletons come out of the closet and start dancing on some graves. The age-old adage, ‘Keep your friends close and enemies closer’ has never been so true than when a reality show friendship goes belly-up.
Following a tumultuous season ofReal Housewives of Orange County where friendships turned wonky, Tamra Barney and Vicki Gunvalson have it quits. But they’re not just quietly walking away; oh no – they’re turning to the power of social media to disparage each other something awful. Twitter – ruining the lives of C-List Celebrities everywhere.
Among the mudslinging and the allegations they are both turning on each other’s significant others as well. I have to ask: Is every man in Orange County a sleaze ball loser? I’m starting to wonder based on what I see on TV!