Vicki Gunvalsonloves reminding us all that she’s “the OG of the OC.” No one can deny that. However, she also deserves another arbitrary title in Puerto Vallarta. That’s where the Real Housewives of Orange County cast member really shines- minus last season’s trip with Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador. Vicki was on her best behavior then. This was in stark contrast to Tamra who broke her foot during a drunken, naked jacuzzi session.
Let’s hope Vicki has returned to form and “whooped it up” during her most recent Puerto Vallarta visit. Then again, she was there with her siblings, their spouses, her man Steve Lodge, and Steve’s daughter Amanda. It’s safe to assume she was well-behaved then as well. However, she did share some photos from the bar. This just makes me long for the Vicki of yesteryear who danced on the bar, downed tequila shots, and peed on Tamra’s bedspread. A truly golden era.
Then, there were some sweet son photos as well. Bachelor alum Sean Lowe hit the beach with his sons Samuel and Isaiah in Hawaii. Also, Dallas Housewife Stephanie Hollman shared a photo with her. Scott Disick posted a photo cuddling with his youngest son Reign.
In other reality star updates, braces are all the rage these days. Kelly Dodd and her ex Michael Dodd took their daughter Jolie to get braces. Yes, they even marked the occasion with a family photo. Which, is actually pretty sweet. 90 Day Fiance alum Anfisa Nava showed off her new braces.
Kelly accused Vicki of breaking “girl code” by going on a double-date with Vicki’s boyfriend, Steve Lodge, one of Vicki’s friends, and Kelly’s ex-husband, Michael Dodd. She was furious by Vicki’s betrayal. Now, she isn’t a big fan of Steve’s, either. Still, that issue drove most of the season to its exciting lackluster conclusion.
Say what you want about Vicki Gunvalson, but the woman really does know how to turn up on a vacation. Recently, she hosted a Vacation with Vicki event in Puerto Vallarta. As expected, she brought her man Steve Lodge along for the fun times.
Of course, she shared some photos from the trip. It’s safe to say that it was much more fun than any of the Real Housewives of Orange County cast trips. Hopefully, it was devoid of arguing, meltdowns, see-through outfits, and Vicki’s unfortunate twerking.
Is Shannon crazy? Is Shannon an emotional wreck? Are the voices in Shannon’s head actually Tamra Judge reading a script from David Beador‘s iPhone on how to manipulate and condescend Shannon into a meltdown? #yes
But first a Kelly Dodd montage! Kelly is dating, dating, dating and ignoring Jolie who Michael Dodd is dating. But Vicki Gunvalson isn’t! Obviously, she is very invested in what is going on in Michael’s life.
Part one of the reunion ended with Kelly Dodd screaming into the phone and crying. Part 2 opened with VickiGunvalson apologizing for repeating a rumor she heard about Kelly using cocaine. While that is all nice and good, we know that Vicki’s apology is as sincere as the one Kelly gave for calling Vicki a “pig” and a “fat ass.” Shannon, however, ermerges as the unlikely voice of reason when she points out that the negativity and tit for tat is really hitting too low and isn’t making either woman feel (or look) good. And no amount of plastic surgery erases a bad attitude!
The most important part of any reunion is to dissect the outfits. First of all, Shannon Beador looks great! I don’t know if it’s the glowy spray tan indicating a break from Dr. Moon‘s holistic practices of wiping Shannon’s entire body in tan resistant mineral powders to ward of surface level UV free radicals, or the 30lb weight loss, or finally shedding her toxic friendship with Tamra Judge, but Shannon looks better than we’ve seen her in years. THIS is the divorced Shannon we were craving all season!
Look here’s the thing: at this point trying to center a whole season around whether or not Shannon is nuts is a moot point. It’s like the most rhetorical question ever asked of the Real Housewivesuniverse. It’s such a DUH that it’s like asking a 45-year-old if they believe in Santa. Or if wine should be included in Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.