Brooks has been battling Stage 3 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, specifically diffuse large B cell lymphoma, since the fall of 2013. Brooks now faces three options: more aggressive chemo (3-4 times a week), a stem cell transplant, or a more holistic approach – recommended by fellow OC Housewife Shannon Beador – which would eschew chemo altogether.
Vicki’s “work, work, work!” anthem has turned her Coto Insurance & Financial Services, Inc. into an extremely lucrative enterprise and a pillar of the Orange County business community. Vicki shared that she was given the award “based on my success in the insurance industry,” (not her illustrious Vicki’s Vodka venture?!) and gushed, “Hard work does pay off.”
Brooks shared, “It’s been a challenging couple of months for Vicki and myself for sure, but we’re good. One of the words I use to describe Vicki is ‘intense.’ She’s intense in every aspect of her life in whatever she’s doing. Having fun, whooping it up, or working, in a relationship, or whatever, she’s intense — and that’s a good thing.”
Katie Hamilton is supposed to be one of the two new Real Housewives Of Orange County stars, but amid news that her MLB player husband Josh Hamilton has relapsed in his battle with cocaine addiction, Katie may have quit the show!
Last week ESPN confirmed that Josh, an outfielder for the Angels, was meeting with MLB baseball officials for a “disciplinary issue.” Josh had surgery in February and was recovering at a friend’s house possibly because he was having issues with Katie, which led to a relapse “at least involving cocaine.”
Josh’s wife Katie has been filming for RHOC, and according to sources “fitting in well” with the group, leaving producers thrilled with her addition to the cast. She joined alongside another MLB wife Meghan Edmonds, both of whom know Heather Dubrow. But did the intrusion of reality TV place strain on Josh and Katie’s 10-year-marriage?
Vicki appeared on The Doctors for a segment about using mediums to communicate with passed loved ones! Chatting with “Manhattan Medium” Thomas John, Vicki expressed how much she misses her mom, Joanne Steinmetz, and wanted to know that she was was doing OK with her transition to the other side.
Our favorite reality TV stars cannot get enough of the spotlight during their regularly scheduled time slots, so they take to social media to share even more of their daily lives with us. And we love them for it! Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite family photos from the past few weeks.
Our condolences go out to Vicki Gunvalson who just announced that her mother passed away last night.
Vicki’s charming (and blunt) mama was often seen on Real Housewives Of Orange County giving her daughter some major side-eye and dispensing advice in a fabulous and fun way. She lived in Illinois, where Vicki was from, and they were very close.
Vicki had recently returned from an insurance conference with her sister when she learned the news. Prior to that she had spent time in Puerto Vallarta with her brother. It’s unknown if Vicki’s mother was suffering from an illness or the passing was sudden.