After tonight’s premiere of The Real Housewives of Orange County, Vicki Gunvalson headed over to the clubhouse to dish with Andy Cohen about all things OC, including the Brooks Ayers mess, on Watch What Happens Live.
Andy wants to know all about Vicki’s new beau Steve in a speed round of questions. Did Steve watch the show before dating her? “No.” Does he know all about Brooks? “Yes, I told him everything.” Has he met Brooks? “God no.” Have the other ladies met him? “Yes.” She then shares a story of Tamra “frisking” him for a “pistol” and winds up grabbing him in the crotch. Vicki reveals that Briana does like Steve and that she has not taken him to Andeles yet. Which Househusband does he get along with the best? “Michael.” How does he feel about the show? Vicki says he just knows it’s her career and her work and he supports whatever she does. They’ve been dating for two months.
When Andy reveals the poll question (have you forgiven Vicki), she says “How did everybody make it about them? It affected ME, it happened to ME.” Andy says, “they think you were a part of it.” Vicki says, “I wasn’t. I couldn’t see through the forest or the trees or whatever that’s called. I didn’t see anything. He wasn’t telling me anything.”
Andy says that viewers just want Vicki to admit she knew Brooks was lying, enough with the pity party, “No, there was no pity party. If you’re in love with someone and they tell you something, aren’t you going to believe them?” Andy says to a point he would.
A caller asks Vicki if, in hindsight, she wishes she had believed Briana. “Of course, yes. But when you are in a relationship, you try to believe the person you are with. Listen, he’s in my past, we dated five years. I’m on to a new relationship, I just really don’t want to talk about Brooks anymore.” She says the last time she talked to Brooks was a long time ago. Andy asks her if she blocked his number like he suggested. Vicki says she did but then unblocked it because he can just call her office number, email her, etc. She says they had to talk because of some unfinished business and then says she talks to all of her exes.
Andy says there was a moment that he thought Vicki and Donn would get back together. “Donn will always be family to me. We didn’t have a bad relationship, we just fell out of love. Donn is happy being single.”
A fan asked Vicki which former Housewife was the most awkward running into at the premiere party? She says that it wasn’t awkward and that they all had a great time. She then reveals that she reconnected with Gretchen Rossi and they even had lunch together (and drunk dialed Andy). He thought they were punking him because Vicki said that they should bring Gretchen back.
Vicki says about falling in love with Steve, “we’re getting there. I’m very cautious, I’m very slow. There’s no rush. I’ve been alone and single and I’ve been dating a lot of men and I’m going on dates. But I like to be in a monogamous partnership, that’s who I am. I don’t like dating around.” She says she’s had her love tank full and empty and she prefers it full.
Vicki reveals that Steve is older than her and he’s currently running for city councilman in Anaheim.
On the After Show she shared, “I’m tired of talking about Brooks. When he told me he was sick of course I believed him. I saw the fevers, the throwing up, losing 38 pounds in 2 months. Of course I believed he was sick. Beyond that, I don’t know anything else.”
On getting her friendship with Shannon Beador back some day: “I hope so, I don’t like being enemies with anybody. She’s bugged at me, I’m bugged at her. I’m a lot more forgiving than some of these other ladies. I want to move on, I’ve always been there for Shannon. I took her under my wing when nobody else would and I hope she remembers that. Yeah, I’m hopeful. I don’t like conflict, I hate it. What are we fighting about anyway? I don’t even remember, the whole thing is ridiculous.”
Andy reminds her: “Brooks”
Vicki replies, “It’s not their business. I”m over it. I’m not gonna fight with her about David. I don’t give a shit. I don’t care if David’s sick or not sick, had an affair or didn’t have an affair. I don’t care.
Poll Question: Have You Forgiven Vicki? 38% yes, 62% no. She said she didn’t care about the results because we don’t know everything that went on and what she went through.
Shannon Tweeted after WWHL that she has forgiven Vicki but still doesn’t want to be her friend.
— Shannon Beador (@ShannonBeador) June 21, 2016
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