Claiming their trip to Mo’orea was “absolutely the best trip we have taken in 10 years of filming,” Vicki says, “I enjoyed getting away as it had only been four weeks since my mother died, so the timing was good to try and reflect on my life, my future, and what’s truly important. I wrote a lot in my journal and had a lot of quiet time to figure out my ‘new normal’ without my mom. It’s been six months, and although the tears are not as frequent, my heart is very heavy with sadness.”
The couple was constantly defending their relationship–which caused a rift between family and friends–to anyone who would listen. Coming up on this season, Brooks will be accused of faking cancer (not to be confused with the time he was accused of hiring a hit man), although it’s a claim he and Vicki vehemently deny….of course, they also denied engagement rumors. The pair has issued a joint statement on their break-up through their PR representative.
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Vicki doesn’t spend a lot of time on social media, but she took a few moments to address questions and comments from followers this week. When a show fan asked Vicki how she could be with Brooks “knowing” that he’s faking cancer, Vicki lashed back. “HE is NOT faking cancer….it’s a fake story that the girls made up. I have lost 3 friends to cancer and my Aunt. It’s a TV show.”
Remember that time the ladies of the OC went on vacation together and it actually ended on a positive? Of course you do…it was this week’s installment! Sure there was drama when the Real Housewives of Orange County invaded Mo’orea, but it didn’t end with a screeching Tamra Judge promising never to return. Hasty words, I guess. Despite the constant tension between Shannon Beador and Meghan Edmonds (or Meghan KING Edmonds, as Shannon calls her…like she’s disciplining a child who has done something bad enough to warrant the dreaded three names), their last supper ended with laughter instead of screaming.
The women had some fun along the way, as well, with Heather Dubrow leading the charge to ignore comfort zones and keep things light. Lizzie Rovsek hasn’t quite recovered from the insanity of last year’s girls’ trip, so she tried to stay in the background and out of the squabbles. She keeps a surprisingly level head when rehashing Sunday’s show.
Meghan shared, “Today I made a renewed commitment to myself to get back in the badass shape I was in when I first started dating my husband.” She adds, “I have slacked off in the last year (although I still have always worked out) but I want to feel that burn every day again! Whatever it takes: a trainer, spin classes or even just walking on the stair master I will make a commitment to #sweateveryday.”
Gushing about the trip, Meghan shares, “It made me smile to watch these last couple episodes of our trip because of how much fun we all had together. It was an exhausting girls’ trip, but I would go again in a heartbeat! …Especially since I have so much going on right now.”
Shannon Beador was enjoying the beaches of Mo’orea and its tasty minibar gummie treats until Tropical Storm Meghan Edmondsand her oversized headbands blew in. After this week’s Real Housewives of Orange Countyrounded out their final days in Tahiti, Shannon admits she was ready to get home. She discusses Meghan’s apology (spoiler alert: she’s not loving it!), her friendship with Vicki Gunvalson, and – of course – the state of her marriage to David.
After surviving her “fireball” whoop-it-up night with Vicki and Tamra Judge, Shannon says she wasn’t ready to spend a hungover day with the entire gang, “let alone swimming with fish in a claustrophobic headpiece from the 1960s!” She also expresses shock at hearing Meghan’s description of hubby Jim’s 2nd ex-wife. “I have not yet commented on anything that is going on in Meghan’s life when I am not present, but I was absolutely flabbergasted that she said Jim’s second ex-wife was a ‘very unhappy person’. As a stepmother and co-parent, I think that goes way below the belt. Not nice,” scolds Shannon.
As the last night of Mo’orea came to a close, Heather Dubrow found herself in the middle of a pot-stirring situation. She explains why she wasn’t “going after” Tamra Judge during dinner, why being friends with Jim Edmonds’ second ex-wife and current wife #3 Meghan Edmonds is A-okay, in her book. Plus, Heather hints at a “bizarre turn” of events to come on next week’s Real Housewives of Orange County.
After filling us in on her busy summer with the kids, Heather dives into this week’s episode. She admits, “Yes, Tamra and Vicki [Gunvalson] were VERY hungover, but we had plans and I wanted to get them moving! We were on vacation and there is time to nap later! I know in my interview I said they aren’t 18 anymore…I meant 21…I know what the legal drinking age is and I’m certainly not condoning underage drinking! Just a slip of the tongue!”