The most recent, and frankly most disappointing, season of the Real Housewives of Orange County really made me miss the good old days. I miss Vicki Gunvalson’s screaming outbursts and self-comparisons to Jesus Chris. I miss Tamra Judge stirring the pot and always finding a hot tub to get naked wasted in. I miss Heather Dubrow the most and her endless fountain of champs. And when I think back to my favorite moments of RHOC, I cannot overlook the Brooks Ayers cancer scam and expert sleuthing skills by Meghan King.
Detective Meghan has gone through a whole lot of life events since leaving RHOC. She’s a mom of three, newly divorced and has been on the dating circuit kissing a lot of frogs. But good for her — the divorce from Jim Edmonds was messy, with custody battles and cheating allegations left and right. There was a sexting scandal. A threesome scandal. A nanny scandal. It had it all, and the cameras weren’t even there to film it.
The Real Housewives of Orange County has strayed far away from the good old days of naked wasted bar dancing and the Brooks Ayers cancer scam. Season 15 just went to a whole new level of nasty, mostly thanks to Kelly Dodd’s tone-deaf comments and Braunwyn Windham-Burke’s over-the-top
narcissism life. I think many fans had to reckon with the idea that the show truly isn’t the same without Tamra Judge and Vicki Gunvalson, despite their messy characteristics. And it’s no wonder that Bravo is going to take its time before figuring out a direction for Season 16.
One of the Real Housewives I miss the most from any city has to be Fancy Pants Heather Dubrow. She brought fabulosity and class to the show, always with a glass of champs in her hand. She and Terry Dubrow are a reality TV power couple that know how to make good TV. They really seem like kind and down-to-earth people with an adorable family in their ultra-glamorous mansion. But all of the diamonds and Veuve Clicquot never stopped Heather from speaking her mind on the show. And let’s not forget, she’s a good judge of character. She was one of the first people to call out Kelly’s toxicity on camera after she called Shannon Beador the c-word many seasons ago.
Take a deep, cleansing breath because we have an update on Vicki Gunvalson! For the most part, Vicki can be found lamenting about her glory days on Real Housewives of Orange County. Vicki is still in recovery due to the enormous chip on her shoulder that manifested as a result of getting pink slipped. But Vicki has other things going for her, healthy grandkids, her own business, and fiancé Steve
Instead of focusing on what she does have, Vicki clings to what she lost. She isn’t fond of the RHOC cast that carried on in her absence and she makes no bones about sharing her dismay. She seems particularly
jealous wary of Braunwyn Windham-Burke, despite the fact that Braunwyn isn’t checking for Vicki (to be fair, no one checks for Vicki). Recently, Vickster revealed she didn’t like Braunwyn from the jump, which basically makes Braunwyn like everyone else Vicki has ever met.
We are living in a world without Real Housewives of Orange County alum Vicki Gunvalson on our televisions. Gone are the days of peeing on someone’s bed. Screaming about threesomes in snow-covered mountains are mere memories. And waxing poetic about the necessity of properly fueled love tanks is in the past. Pause for brief wave of nausea… Yes, Vicki is gone, but she certainly isn’t forgotten – because she won’t let us forget her.
Last time Vicki was featured on RHOC, she had been demoted to a “friend of” the cast. Though to be fair, Vicki really isn’t much of a friend to anyone. Rumors buzzed there was an #ultimatumbybravo implying Vickster had to get engaged to avoid being tossed to the cornfield a la Peggy Sulahain. In 2019 Steve Lodge, Vicki’s paramour, bit the bullet and asked for Vicki’s hand in marriage after 3 years of dating. Here we are, in 2021, and Vicki is still not Mrs.
Chavez Lodge. People have speculated Steve packed his bags and escaped left Vicki, but she says it’s not true. Recently Vicki’s PR the streets were whispering Vicki got herself a younger man. Now Vicki does what she does best, denies it.
You can’t get blood from a stone, but you can surely squeeze Bravo stunts for all they are worth. First we hear a Real Housewives All Stars project is in the works and now we have… Children of the Bravolebrities. If you aren’t staying awake at night wondering what haute couture Brooks Marks will release next, then who are you? Bravo has never ventured into these waters before, but it’s not a half bad idea. Why not hear from the people who never signed up to be on television?
While most of Bravo’s content stems from adults, often times the kids are the most level-headed. I’m looking at you, Gia Giudice. Some start out as toddlers and literally grow up before our eyes, venturing out into the real world and starting families of their own. They also have their fair share of challenges from cameras following them throughout their awkward years. Now Andy Cohen is giving fans the opportunity to catch up with some of the Bravo spawn and he has announced the line up. Spoiler alert, Milania Giudice got the shaft, but perhaps, that’s because she’s not 18 yet.
Vicki Gunvalson is pretty well known for being possibly the worst partner to a husband in Housewives history. When the name Donn Gunvalson is dropped, you can practically hear the angels singing. He’s regarded as one of the most liked house-husbands in history. That is, if you do know your Housewives history. Perhaps what made him even more revered is the fact that he was followed by Brooks Ayers. The most disgusting vile cancer-scamming monster of all time.
It struck fans that Vicki could somehow leave her dedicated husband of 20 years, yet defend an absolute garbage person to the hilt. I guess there was that one time Donn insulted Vick at dinner, but after 20-years with the ghoul, I think he deserves a pass.
Former Real Housewives of Orange County star Vicki Gunvalson has been watching the show she is no longer on, and has some opinions. Let’s be clear, one of the ladies could have landed on the moon or cured leprosy and Vicki would still be out here trashing the season in some capacity. Bless her heart, all she can do is comment since she was #firedbybravo.
Vicki was never particularly fond of Braunwyn Windham-Burke, which is fair. But Vicki’s history with cancer scamming leaves her little leeway to pass judgement on others. Are any of these ladies really in the position to call someone out? So let the hypocrisy parade begin! Recently, Elizabeth Lyn Vargas decided to examine Braunwyn and her unconventional marriage on social media. Naturally Vicki saw this as a moment to be relevant and decided to shoot her shot.
There is major trouble afoot on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: What Ever Happened To Erika Jayne? Lots of legal issues are brewing and possible criminal charges are looming. Also, the show is in production which means viewers will get a glimpse of what everyone is talking about, even though they won’t be talking about it. But that’s okay because we are going to MENTION IT ALL. Erika Jayne and estranged husband Tom Girardi might have knocked Vicki Gunvalson and Brooks Ayers off the Worst Scammers of All Time pedestal.
Vicki and Brooks held that title for years, because sympathy casseroles were a thing. But Tom and Erika’s recent accusations of embezzlement and fraud blow them out of the water. So what happens when you are accused of stealing money from plane crash and burn victims? When your assets are frozen amid questionable divorce filings and you are 30 seconds away from forced bankruptcy? Honey, you start selling your shit. And that’s exactly what Erika is doing. Anyone need a gently used Gucci tracksuit with faint notes of Jean Nate and desperation?