The Real Housewives of Orange County - RHOC Vicki Gunvalson

Vicki Gunvalson’s Daughter Briana Culberson Diagnosed With Lupus!

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The OG of the OC Vicki Gunvalson has been on Bravo since the beginning, and year after year we’ve watched her daughter Briana Culberson struggle with her health. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Briana is unlike most of the housewives daughters. She has had no plastic surgery, she is educated, and she doesn’t get involved in petty drama; in fact, she isn’t afraid to tell her mom when she’s wrong!

Despite what she’s been through, we’ve watched Briana (a registered RN) get married and have two gorgeous babies! This year we saw Briana fight for her life once again, and on Monday night’s finale we found out that she finally has a diagnosis; the cruel mystery, also known as Lupus.

If you keep up with AATRH, you know that I’ve shared that I have Lupus, and because of that I know that several of you do too. Whether you know someone with Lupus, or have never heard of it before I can tell you it’s not pretty; it’s a painful, unexplainable, and unpredictable. Now looking back, some of the warning signs were there for Briana, but like many patients she was led in the wrong direction by former Dr.’s.

Previously, Vicki expressed her desire to “hunt down” Briana’s former physicians that almost killed her. “Two things: you don’t mess with my family, you don’t mess with my money. My family is my everything, and I’m gonna find this doctor. He was going to kill my daughter. So, when I do find him, I’ll probably pull him up against a wall and tell him what I think of him.

In the trailer for the season 12 reunion we see that Briana’s Lupus diagnosis will be further explained, and I hope that she will be an amazing advocate for our cause; I know she has it in her.

The AATRH team is sending much love and many prayers to Briana, Vicki, and their family during this time.

Thoughts on Briana’s diagnosis? Do you know about Lupus? Are you surprised they shared this news on RHOC? Thoughts on the season 11 finale? Are you excited for the reunion?

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Jenna Ferlise

Jenna began writing for AllAboutTRH in October of 2015. She is a graduate of The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. She is from, and currently resides in Toms River, New Jersey. Jenna is the finance manager at her family’s business, Toms River Marine and Motorsports, where she specializes in all aspects of customer relations. She is a lover of exercise and fashion with a guilty pleasure of celebrity gossip. You can catch her on the water during Jersey Shore summers boating with friends and family. Jenna is an avid supporter of the Lupus Foundation of America.

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