AllAboutTRH had the opportunity to speak to RHOC star Vicki Gunvalson over the week. Vicki was nice and quiet and talks about how her daughter is doing as well as who she’s currently close to from the show, regrets plus more!
AllAboutTRH: Do you have any regrets since being on The Real Housewives of Orange County?
Vicki Gunvalson: Well there has been times I’ve regret things I’ve done and said but in the overall scheme it’s been great. Definitely some moments but overall no.
Who are you currently closest with on ‘The Real Housewives of Orange County?’
You know what unfortunately with this show. Nothing is consistent in my life anymore and you think that things are going to be one way but they end up being another. At the end of the day it’s Tamra. I like Alexis but I don’t see her often and she has kids while I’m 15 years older than her. Her husband and myself are the same age and we do business with each other. We both respect each other.
How do you feel about Tamra’s opinion on Brooks?
What I truly think is that Brooks has gotten a really hard rep and at the end of the day he’s a great person. He had some issues and wasn’t able to work so he couldn’t afford his child support but I don’t care about that. I would never attack Tamra’s boyfriend and I think it should be the same way with her on mine. You know Brooks didn’t get paid to be on this show and now he constantly has to deal with defending himself and it’s not fair.
Is he going to be at the event tonight?
I don’t think so. [Brooks did show up separately to the event]
Do you believe Tamra and Gretchen’s friendship is genuine?
I do. I think they really truly like each other right now. I wish I wasn’t booted out of the group but I’m okay with them being friends. I wanted them to be friends and I think it’s great. Do I think she has more fun with Gretchen? Absolutely not. I think she has way more fun when she’s with me! At the end of the day, I’ll be the last one standing. I guarantee you. I’m not here to get a friend for a year. I’m here to have friends for a lifetime.
So do you still consider Tamra a best friend?
I think she is absolutely apart of my best friend life. I don’t just have one best friends. In the end it’s about loyalty and that’s what’s important to me.
Do you feel that with Gretchen and Tamra getting close, it brought you and Alexis closer?
It had nothing to do with Gretchen and Tamra. I like Alexis and I think she’s a great person. I felt like she was alone and I don’t want anyone feeling that way so I was there for her.
Do you find it odd that now that Tamra and Gretchen are friends Alexis was kind of pushed over?
I feel that everyone has a choice on who they want to be friends with and if Gretchen doesn’t want to be friends with Alexis then that’s there business. I have no right to step in because it has nothing to do with me.
So rumor is that your daughter Briana is expecting!
Vicki denied the pregnancy claims and seemed a bit upset when I asked the question. Tamra confirmed to AllAboutTRH that Briana is in fact pregnant. I don’t think Tamra knew Vicki was keeping quiet about it. I also don’t know why Vicki is denying it but to each their own.
How’s Briana’s wedding plans coming along?
She’s getting married this month and everything’s great. Ryan is such a great guy and we’re all very excited.
Will the wedding be on TV?
No. We wanted to keep this private. It’s a very small wedding but it’s going to be beautiful and that’s what we’re focused on. My daughter’s not healthy so we’re still trying to get through all the issues with her and that’s what we’re doing right now.
Do you want to be on another season of The Orange County?
It depends. It’s sometimes crazy dealing with all the constant drama and my focus is my family. My daughter is not a fame-whore and wants nothing to do with the show. She’s very happy right now and both her and Ryan are living with me until they get their own place. We’re all together which is nice and that’s where my energy is. It’s with my family and at the end of the day that’s what I got.
What made you decide to start Wine by Wives?
Well Tamra and I actually talked about doing a business together a couple years ago and we love wine! Tamra loves to throw wine [laughs] So we did something we love and we’re excited to see where it will take us.
Aside from Orange County. Do you watch any other Real Housewives show?
I don’t watch any. I don’t have time for TV. I don’t even watch my show anymore. If I had more time I would watch but I really just don’t find any of that entertaining. I watch the News but I don’t care to watch The Real Housewives.
Vicki was very sweet but she did seem like she was a bit over everything going on with her life. Hoping Vicki well and much more success to her in life! Thoughts on the interview? Why do you think Vicki denied her daughter was pregnant? Do you think her and Brooks will last?