There’s no doubt that Vicki Gunvalson has always been an unusual character since the dawn of the Real Housewives of Orange County. Her life revolves around selling insurance, embarrassing her kids, and drinking martinis with blue cheese olives, in that order. It is literally her onus to be a pot-stirrer that cannot help but spread rumors. And she doesn’t care who it affects — whether it’s her BFF Tamra Judge or her fellow fired frenemy Kelly Dodd. Even if she put her foot in her mouth, the gossip would find a way to escape her.
While Vicki has definitely made questionable decisions throughout her time on RHOC, she’s the OG of the OC. Well, before she left after being demoted in Season 14 and having a major meltdown aimed at Bravo producers. And she’s just so goofy. She’s prone to screaming and being clumsy as hell. She’s always been desperate to keep her love tank full, even if she prioritized work over everything else. Vicki is a legend in her own right, despite her ungraceful downfall.
Former Real Housewives of Orange County star Vicki Gunvalson hasn’t been the best judge of character when it comes to men. Vicki ditched her sweet husband of 20 years, Donn Gunvalson. Who didn’t love Donn?
Then the RHOC star dated alleged cancer scammer, Brooks Ayers. Brooks was beyond shady. Finally the couple ended that dumpster fire of a relationship.
Well, I guess some things don’t run in the family and we’ll call that a win for Vicki Gunvalson’s long-suffering son, Michael Wolfsmith. Being the child of the Real Housewives of Orange County alum has been an exercise in both patience and futility for Michael and sister, Briana Culberson. Vicki made no secret about wanting to be in every aspect of her kids’ life, until she had to choose between a man and her daughter and basically picked the guy.
Michael and Briana are trying to live under the radar and have geographically moved as far away from Vicki as possible. Michael now resides in Hawaii where Vick can’t just show up in bootleg jeans and do inverted keg stands with no warning. He does keep up with her antics via social media and has some thoughts about mommy’s fiancé running for Governor of California. Now Mike joins the rest of us in hoping much like Brooks Ayers’ teeth, Steve
Chavez Lodge’s gubernatorial bid isn’t funded by the Bank of Vicki.
While the concept of angels on Earth are a mythical fantasy for some, others believe souls with the purest of hearts are incorporating themselves into the lives of everyday humans. It appears we may have found solid evidence one of these angels actually exists and it’s very possible a miracle has been witnessed. Our story begins when former star of Real Housewives of New York, Bethenny Frankel, launched a brand new wine.
Forever Young is not only a Rod Stewart song that might be used in a pharmaceutical commercial for erectile dysfunction, it is the name of Bethenny’s latest alcoholic offering. As you know, Bethenny is a sharp-witted, multiple-threat force in the business world. She is self-made and she’s not here for anyone’s crap. If you dish it out, Beth will take it, lightly grill it, and serve it back to you with a red wine reduction sauce. Now it seems perhaps Bethenny has met her match and this match takes an unlikely form. An angel, if you will, operating under the guise of the man, the legend, Donn Gunvalson.
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.
The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City is here and a complete hit so far! Almost every scene in the first episode had fans’ jaws on the floor. The women brought fashion, a variety of cultures and religions, and a marriage to a former relative! Even Whitney Rose’s vow renewal caught fans’ attention. That’s right. A vow renewal to start her career as a Housewife. A choice and a half.
Any professional reality TV watcher knows a vow renewal is the kiss of death to a marriage on TV. There’s Vicki Gunvalson and Donn Gunvalson, Cynthia Bailey and Peter Thomas (barf), and Ramona Singer and Mario Singer. To name just a few.
Shane Simpson has received a lot of attention this season. And not always in a positive way. The Real Housewives of Orange County hubby has taken lots of flack for his treatment of wife Emily Simpson. Gina Kirschenheiter has called Shane “disrespectful,” “snarky” and “mean.” Vicki Gunvalson compared Emily’s marriage issues to hers with ex Donn Gunvalson. Tamra Judge doesn’t think Emily’s marriage will survive reality television.
Viewers have watched Shane be dismissive of Emily and her feelings. When he was taking the bar exam, he isolated himself from their family. On a recent episode, Shane teased Emily with a bread basket at a restaurant when they were dining out, insensitive to Emily’s concerns about her weight. Apparently, his wife is not the only one of the RHOC cast Shane can be condescending to. One of Emily’s co-stars was also “Shane Shamed” the first time she met him.
Although I have not completed an official statistical analysis, the Real Housewives of Orange County seems to have one of the highest divorce rates among Housewife shows. Tamra Judge, Shannon Beador and Gina Kirschenheiter vie for a three-way tie for the messiest OC divorces. Surely a feat that is worthy of some kind of award. Sorry Vicki Gunvalson, your divorce from Donn Gunvalson should have been dirtier. No orange, no divorce crown!
Meghan Edmonds has sadly been added to the list of OC Housewives who have split with their husbands since being on the show. Following a sexting scandal in June in which hubbby Jim Edmonds was caught with his red hot hands on the keyboard, the couple seemed to be working on their marriage. To make matters worse, one of their twin sons was recently diagnosed with a neurological condition. Last week, of course, all hell broke loose at Casa Edmonds and Jim has reportedly filed for divorce, with allegations by Meghan of Jim’s inappropriate relationship with the family nanny swirling about. Now, the nanny is speaking out.