Actually Gretchen and fiance Slade Smiley were trying to score their own show and maybe they were successful. Apparently they're filming for a new show called Marriage Bootcamp, which is a Bridezillas spinoff (why do I think Slave will be the Bridezilla?). The show is NOT a Bravo show and when asked about Gretchen's involvement a cameraman said it was definitely not a Bravo show and Gretchen was involved but not the star!
I'm not going to lie. Sometimes (no, all the time) the amount of over-sharing people do on the Internet makes me slightly uncomfortable. I have certainly been guilty of it, but I try to keep updates about my appointments at the lady doctor, weird rashes, and sexy times (bwhahaha! Like I have them) out of my Twitter and Facebook feeds.
Former Real Housewives of Orange County star Lydia McLaughlin does not seem to follow this philosophy, and that's okay. It just kind of creeps me out a bit. She and husband Doug want to expand their family of four, and I know about it thanks to Twitter.
Well Vicki Gunvalson's latest court shenanigans should make for interesting TV!
TheReal Housewives of Orange County star was sued, un-sued, and then re-sued by her Vicki's Vodka partner Robert Williamson III. In response Vicki is not backing down from the man Brooks Ayersattempted to blackmail (and kill?) – allegedly – and is demanding a federal jury trial to determine who is responsible for the collapse of the partnership. Um…
Vicki claims she naively believed Robert was a competent business partner and that she was too trusting of his motives and behaviors. “Mr. Nicholson (Vicki's other partner) and Ms. Gunvalson believed everything Mr. Williamson said about his ability to help capitalize the business and distribute the vodka.”
We all know that most women claw their way into a franchise and will do anything to stay there. Of course, sometimes even ridiculous feuds and story lines don't work, do they Gretchen Rossi? It's refreshing to see a housewife realize that the show isn't a be-all, end-all. Lydia didn't like the negativity and drama, so she peaced out…but she's got a great suggestion of someone to take her place!
As Tamra Barney,Heather Dubrow and Vicki Gunvalson headed off to Hawaii to film season nine of the reality series, Lydia stayed behind by choice. The now-former reality star confirmed her departure. "I compare it to breaking up with a boyfriend you know you're not going to end up with — it's hard, but overall you know you're doing the right thing."
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.