For the most part, Vicki Gunvalson stayed out of the drama during the last episode of Real Housewives of Orange County… and that’s why the episode was pretty boring. Love her or hate her, Vicki-centered conflict is (almost) always entertaining.
Instead, we were subjected to Kelly Dodd’s awkward did with that milkman, Emily Simpson and Gina Kirschenheiter’s non-argument about the poker party aftermath, and David Beador trying to screw over Shannon Beador and their three kids out of child support payments.
Vicki reflected on the last episode in a Bravo blog post. She admitted, “Watching the emotions and the stress that Shannon was going through at this time was hard for me. It brought back memories of when Donn and I were divorcing and the financial and emotional stress it causes on everyone.”
The OG of the OC continued, “I’m sure some of you have experienced this and can relate to the emotions that go into play when dividing assets, custody, and belongings that were built together for 17 years. The fact that David was ordered to pay Shannon $30,000/month means that guy is making a lot of money, and absolutely Shannon is entitled to a portion of it.” And so are her children.
Vicki remarked, “I was surprised to hear that David did not retain an attorney and have to believe by now he has. It’s an expensive process and one that can be very costly and lengthy if settlements do not happen quickly. The attorneys end up taking a huge portion of those assets if the divorce takes a long time. My heart goes out to her and the girls as they go through this.” Especially in the public eye. Doesn’t David just want to resolve the drama quickly and quietly?
And then Vicki shaded her loyal-friend-turned-enemy Kelly’s date. She wrote, “Did anyone find Kelly’s lunch date with the ‘milkman’ awkward? He looked like he just rolled out of bed and was not the classy man I thought he would have been. She previously spoke so highly of him, but after seeing him on this week’s episode, what does she see in him?”
Then Vicki went from insulting Kelly’s companion to insulting Kelly herself: “I do however, think the ‘milkman’ had some pretty interesting advice when he said Kelly needed to tone her personality down a notch or she would be single for a long time. Kelly is and has been quick to fly off the handle versus calmly handling conflict. Seems to me like they have had some conflict of their own for him to be saying to her what he did.”
Then Vicki “I don’t want to be involved” Gunvalson decided to take Emily’s husband Shane Simpson’s side in his dispute with Gina. she wrote, “I really have no idea what happened after I left Emily’s home the night of the poker party, but I do know that Gina was extremely loud the entire night. I think she was a bit ‘overserved’ and also think she was trying too hard to fit into our group of friends. I don’t know what happened when it came to Shane telling her to lower her voice and stop using profanity, but I have to side with Shane on this one.” So much for staying out of a conflict that doesn’t involve her…. Then again, that is the whole premise of this show.
Vicki continued, “It had to have been past 11pm and with three small kids sleeping upstairs, I’m sure he felt it was time for her to go home. I also don’t think it’s any of our business to discuss it or comment negatively against Shane, because none of us were there. But…my gut says Shane had every right to be upset.” Who cares? This is such a non-issue. How is this the biggest fight of the season? It happened off camera with a new Housewife and another new Housewife’s husband. We need more. The viewers need more.