Out of all the Real Housewives, Vicki Gunvalson has been in this franchise the longest. So why does she seem to forget that cameras are recording her and that she has to be accountable for her own words and actions. Does she not watch Real Housewives of Orange County? That’s the only way I could (semi) understand where Vicki is coming from.
Last week Vicki royally screwed up that meetup with Tamra Judge when she told her that Eddie Judge only married her to get a gym and brought up the gay rumors. AGAIN. Outing someone’s alleged sexual preferences should not be a story line, yet it has been many times throughout the Real Housewives franchise.
Vicki’s boyfriend Steve Lodge joined her as the bartender during her latest Watch What Happens Live appearance. Bless this man. He just seems like he’s way too nice for the circus that is reality TV. Andy Cohen asked Steve, “is it love?” Steve shared, “those words have been used.” Vicki was not feeling that answer, even though it was clear that Steve was just nervous to be in the spotlight. She remarked, “He’s stuttering.” Andy defended Steve by pointing out the obvious: “He’s shy.”
When discussing her disastrous conversation with Tamra, Vicki told Andy, “You only saw what you saw.” Well, yeah. That’s how reality TV works. There isn’t enough time to show every single thing that happens. Vicki insisted, “I went in fully vested on making this relationship move forward and not backward and say sorry for anything that I did to be in this place that we are. And that’s the truth.” Really, Vicki? After spreading rumors about Eddie having an affair and saying that he’s using Tamra to open a gym, she’s now claiming that she just came into the situation looking for peace. Yeah, right.
Vicki explained her strain relationships within the cast by saying, “They have to be willing to move forward. It’s not just me. You can’t be in a relationship that the other person doesn’t want to be in.” But they all signed up to be on this show. Aren’t they contractually obligated to interact? If they really want nothing to do with each other then they should just bounce. Seriously though: I would love it if half the cast decided not to return next season.
Andy asked Vicki if Kelly Dodd has filed for divorce- something that is strangely unclear. Vicki started to say, “I think the papers were already filed five years ago” and Andy finished the sentence with “and they’re just going to go through with it.”
Later in the night, Andy told the Real Housewife, “Vicki, I feel like I irritated you at some point in the night.” And then Vicki gave a long-winded answer that was just all over the place: “No. You know what, I’m really sad and bugged and the whole thing over over this whole Tamra and Shannon thing. It’s gotten way over and done. It needs to be put away. It’s just done. They’ve hurt me. I’ve hurt them. We just need to put it away. I’m over it. We are talking about a relationship from three years ago that had been broken up and Shannon right out of the gate wants to talk about it again. She doesn’t know what I know.” Can we just get a redo of Season 12? Or shut it down right now? This is just not fun to watch anymore.
Vicki continued her delusion after a caller asked, “Don’t you think that perpetuating the rumor that Eddie is gay is just as bad as starting it?” Vicki insisted, “I didn’t perpetuate the rumor. When they came on this season, they were the ones chirping about it- not me. I said it to Kelly privately. We’re in this new year now and they’re the ones that keep talking about it.” Just because Vicki spread rumors about Eddie last season, it doesn’t mean that it’s irrelevant. She DID perpetuate the rumors. Not only that, but she also did it this season as well. She invited Tamra’s enemies to film at her birthday party with the intention to gossip about Eddie. She also did it again during her one-on-one conversation with Tamra.
Vicki said, “I don’t want to talk about it anymore. I’m sorry that I ever mentioned it to Kelly. It’s over. It’s done, but they’re the ones that keep talking about it.” Oh, Vicki. Twelve seasons later, still not any wiser.
TELL US- DID VICKI PERPETUATE RUMORS ABOUT EDDIE? DID VICKI TRY TO MAKE PEACE WITH TAMRA WHEN THEY MET UP?
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