The beauty of being on a reality TV show is the ability to get an outside perspective on your own life when you watch the episodes back. Or at least it is in theory. There are some reality TV stars who do not learn a thing from watching themselves back on TV. One of those people is Vicki Gunvalson, who is in some hot water with Kelly Dodd.
Vicki Gunvalson and her boyfriend Steve Lodge introduced Kelly’s (very recent) ex-husband Michael Dodd to one of their friends and went on several double dates with them- without ever telling Kelly. Kelly had to find out from a third party. Pretty much every viewer is on Kelly’s side, yet Vicki still has zero understanding that it was hurtful to keep those double dates a secret.
When Vicki appeared on Watch What Happens Live last night, she was on the defensive- and she wasn’t doing a very good job of justifying her own actions. Before getting to the double date drama, Andy Cohen shaded Vicki about her face– yet again. He said, “By the way Vicki, your new face looks amazing. She got another one, folks.” Vicki told him, “I didn’t have any facelifts before. I got the eye lifts, nose, and chin.” And that wasn’t the only time that Andy came for Vicki during that episode.
When they got to the main issue of the season, Andy polled the audience to ask, “Do you think Vicki is breaking girl code?” Vicki said, “I would have broken girl code if I told call because my friend Teri said ‘Do not tell Kelly.’ That would have broken girl code.” In response, Andy pointed out that 90% of the audience said yes.
Vicki insisted, “There is no girl code on this. Michael and her are divorced. He can date whoever he wants.” That is not the issue, Vicki. It is not about who Michael dates. It is about you setting him up with a friend and secretly going on dates with the two of them.
Then Vicki theorized, “It tells me that Kelly still loves Michael if she’s that emotional. Doesn’t that make sense to you?” After a long pause and some very awkward facial expressions, Andy just said, “I see both sides”- but clearly he’s on Kelly’s side when it comes to this one.
A caller asked Vicki to name her “highest highs and lowest lows.” Instead of addressing actual storylines or any of her own actions, Vicki cited her grandsons being born as her “highest high.” For her “lowest low,” Vicki said, “When [daughter] Briana [Culberson] was so, so sick and I thought I was going to lose her.”
Andy called her out for her non-answer and told Vicki, “You’ve had a few low lows, I hate to say it.” To be fair, that is to be expected thirteen seasons into this show.
Back to the issue at hand. Another fan asked, “Have you been on a double date with Michael since Kelly blew up at you?” Vicki answered the question with a question: “Do you want the truth?” Of course, Andy told her, “Yeah.” Then Vicki admitted, “Yeah. I’m not gonna lie anymore. Yes, with another woman.” Really? She did this again? Friend Of The Year.
Andy asked, “Did you tell Kelly about it?” Vicki answered, “No it’s not Kelly’s business. Why is it all of sudden Kelly’s business who Michael dates?” Clearly, she has not learned anything. At all.
Andy tried to explain the (very) obvious problem to Vicki: “Well, it’s not about who he dates, it’s about the communication.” She reiterated, “We are friends with Michael.” Then Andy really stirred the pot when he asked this rhetorical question: “How’d you meet Michael?” She answered, “through Kelly.” And that is the problem, Vicki.
Vicki concluded, “I don’t get it.” She followed up with, “I’m really smart but I don’t get it.” Clearly. Is she just not watching the episodes? How does she not get it? How many times does everyone have to explain it to her?
TELL US- DID VICKI BREAK GIRL CODE?