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    Ok call me catty but is it just me or does Vicky look like a sausage squeezed into that blue dress she wore when the commercial for this show?
    The other ladies look fine but Vicky just stands out like a sore thumb. Could it be that she is alot older than these newer HW's?
    How old is she anyway?

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    I *think* she's 46ish..

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    Was it posted here that Vicki was in an abusive marriage prior to Donn? I was waiting in line at the drug store today, and glanced at the tabloids. I saw Vicki on the cover of one of the mags, stating she had been "abused." Guess it was Life & Style magazine b/c I just googled 'Vicki Gunvalson abuse,' and the Life & Style article poppped up. Sorry if this has already been posted. I did a quick search here, but didn't see it.

    Life & Style

    Published Tuesday, November 24, 2009 11:11 AM ET
    O.C. Real Housewife Vicki: 'I survived an abusive marriage'

    To the millions of fans who tune in to The Real Housewives of Orange County, Vicki Gunvalson is a savvy businesswoman, a devoted mother and an energetic, funny gal. But before meeting Donn Gunvalson, her husband for the past 15 years and the love of her life, Vicki says her first marriage was fraught with abuse -- emotional, verbal and nearly physical at one point. Vicki has bravely chosen to open up about her harrowing experience, sharing her story in an exclusive interview with Life & Style.

    Vicki was just 21 when she married her first husband, Michael J. Wolfsmith. By the time she was 23, she had already given birth to a son, Michael, now 23, and was pregnant with her second child, daughter Briana, now 22. Her husband, Vicki tells Life & Style, "was an alcoholic. He abused me verbally. He had many affairs during our marriage." During one especially horrifying incident, while Vicki was holding baby Michael on her lap, "he went to hit me," Vicki says. While he didn't end up striking her, she was consumed with fear. "I was 23 years old and pregnant for the second time," Vicki recalls. "I was really scared."

    She divorced when she was 29, six years after her ex-husband nearly struck her. Those six years, Vicki explains, "were filled with screaming. I had to be his mother. I'd throw cold water on him to wake him up for work. It was a very hard life." As her 30th birthday approached, Vicki had a revelation. "It was a pivotal point in my life," she explains. "I didn't want to live my 30s the way I'd lived my 20s. I wasn't happy. I wasn't loved."

    When contacted by Life & Style, Vicki's ex denied the allegations. "I had bouts with alcohol, but it was not a problem," he says. He also says he never cheated on Vicki or abused her emotionally or physically.

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    I was just watching a scene from last year's reunion show that was posted on and Lynn really is the dopiest (is that even a word) dumbest fool I've ever seen....she comes off as either seriously pharmaceutically -impaired or just plain stupid

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    If Icky's story about her prev. marriage is true, it's sad and possibly helped warp her. Just saw the LaPerla episode and realized Icky blew through the store without modeling lingerie- very sad for her, knowing her fat class would have made her a laughingstock among the other "ladies"- not to mention the men. She would have embarrassed herself. Although she puts much effort into looking "hot" she fails miserably.... her body is large and bulging, compared to the others.
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    Is it a surprise that Tamra's son and Jeff's two kids are in trouble with the law? This is what happens when clueless, selfish parents give their kids whatever they want. And getting a 'teen whisperer' is not going to help. Lynn and her husband are idiots! Tamra's husband is the only one doing the right thing by not letting her 23 year old adult son into their home because he took her car.
    Alexis' husband creeps me out. And she is so subservient to him it's sickening.
    When he gave her that necklace he kept saying 'it's 7 carats' 3 or 4 times like he expected her to get down on her knee and thank him and kiss his feet or something.

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    Ryan is.....ick. He's so lackadaisy about going to jail 'it's not like it's prison'. Hello you idiot you're going to JAIL people are not going to see that on your record and think ' well at least it wasn't prision'. And what was up with him ordering a shot of tequila AND a bottle of beer? Lush much?

    I know Ryan is an adult and maybe at this point Tamra is just over his behavior but I really wish she'd be more firm with him about things. I want to see her tell him that he needs to go over and apology to Simon, that he needs to be more respectful towards him because it affects her, and that he needs to get his crap together because she's tired of it. But she just kind of sits there and is sort of like 'oh okay...whatever'. Maybe she's different with him off camera, though why pick that to be different about on camera.

    Alexis looked like a draq queen in her wig. When I first say her I was like 'oh wow, Tamra has a guy dressed in drag at her party' then realized it was Alexis. She looked just like Alexis/Alexa Arquette.

    Her husband is vile. Their relationship is obviously not a healthy one. I mean fine, she wants to call him her king, be a good beautiful homemaker, bend over backwards to make his home life cushy and comfy for him that's great. BUT he is so deeming and condescending towards her. I'm going to guess he's a little mentally abusive towards her.

    Did Vicki invite that guy to her house specifically to meet Brianna? Kind of awkward. It was funny though that she was clearly not having a good time and just wanting the weekend to be over. While he was all 'I'm having a good time, Brianna and I are getting along really well'.

    Hopefully in next weeks episode Tamra and Gretchen can put all their animosity aside because I'm really tired of hearing Tamra make digs about her every chance gets. It's boring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by straycat80;3762177;
    Is it a surprise that Tamra's son and Jeff's two kids are in trouble with the law? This is what happens when clueless, selfish parents give their kids whatever they want. And getting a 'teen whisperer' is not going to help. Lynn and her husband are idiots! Tamra's husband is the only one doing the right thing by not letting her 23 year old adult son into their home because he took her car.
    Alexis' husband creeps me out. And she is so subservient to him it's sickening.
    When he gave her that necklace he kept saying 'it's 7 carats' 3 or 4 times like he expected her to get down on her knee and thank him and kiss his feet or something
    I totally agree. Idk, the worst part of me really feels like he may smack her around fromt ime to time.

    For some reason, I thought Vicki was kind of funny and cute last night. She almost reminded me of the old Vicki.

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    That whole sad attempt by Ickie to set up poor single still Brianna was awful. First off it really highlited that Brianna can't find a man in the most heavily populated state in the US. Secondly I have to ask if Chris is the son of an insurance 'colleague' or 'employee' of Ickie's--in other words, could he really resist Ickie's scheming. I can't tell what's dumber, that Ickie asked him to stay for three days while she paraded her daughter around or that he accepted. Sad sad sad. And it also really highlighted how cluelessly conceited Ickie is. She said she was going to serve a real California BBQ - newsflash: There's nothing unique about grilling steaks, burgers and dogs. Now if she were to slap a condor on the barbie, maybe. And since when did a real California BBQ highlight brats and sauerkraut? She should know better, she's from Michiwiscohiniana or wherever she's oh so desperate to forget. Someplace where it's cold and people used to make things.

    And that forced dumb-ass comment about the weather that people in warm climes always trot out with dreary predictability to the rest of us. Yes, the weather is mostly sunny (between earthquakes, mud slides, and the odd coastal storm). We get it. We've seen the memo.

    We also saw the TWO patio heaters on the lovely warm California terrace where the whole sorry awkward uncomfortable date-weekend mercifully died. Love love love how big dumb not cute Chris had no clue that all these driftings off into silence, sighs and staring at the ceiling on Brianna's part weren't signs of love. The big dumb lunks of this world are always the last to know. And the last to care. (That's what makes them good for 'sexy time' but not for the next morning.)

    And it's really rather disjointed to discuss what kind of babies your daughter and her escort/courtesan/favour to client/imported dollyboy will make, just before announcing that he needs to check his penis at the door when he arrives. It's as if, having promised to be nicer to Donn this season, Ickie has to let her man-hating castrating b*tch side out SOMEHOW.

    Ryan and Simon seemed to be having an a "quien es mas baby" contest. Ryan: you need to grow the eff up. When you own a car then you can let unlicensed drivers zoom about on your insurance at your liability all you want and then come tell me it's 'not a big deal.' Simon made sense with the overindulgence accusation at poor sobbing TamRAA but spoiled it in retrospect with his insistance on a facebook apology, as if any facebooker really cares what Ryan or he say. (On the other hand, Simon did look better than normal - either he's getting a chemical peel or more make up.)

    Was it me or did Gretch's visit to Michigan seem odd? Half the time it was genuine and nice and sad and family but the rest of the time it seemed forced and unnatural. At the gravesite - genuine. At the patio table - strange. Why she thinks that Jeff's daughter should work is beyond me - they're both living off Jeff's money after all. Everyone sitting and smiling around the table was such a strange vision. Jake (the son)'s tattoo was heartlandishly touching although it's nothing I would ever do.

    But what mystified me is whether or not G-spot really intends to be involved in these people's lives - presumably they already have mothers - she kept going on about 'closure' and 'moving on' which struck me as a way to explain it if she has little or nothing to do with them again. After all they're in no way related to her, and if she's so poor and busy with Slade's Sock Puppet, traipsing off to MI will lose it's appeal quick. I don't think we'll see the kids again and that all that 'motherly' claptrap on the Gretch's part was just posing. She's already got the only kind of big boy she wants back home.

    Odder still was when Jeff's daughter made her little spiel/emotional blackmail about people insulting her dad when they insult Gretchen, we never actually saw her face, IIRC. I dunno. Something doesn't seem right there.

    I actually liked Poor Lynne and Defeated Wozzisname's new rental digs. When they mentioned the teenager whisperer, I thought "oh how ridiculous" but she seemed to be sensible. Other than Little Big Nose's pursuing "her art" (is fingerpainting art?) and Minor Whiner's need for attention, though, I don't know what was resolved. Didja catch how a Lynncuff was hastily slapped on Whiner's arm so she could show it off about ten times? Perhaps Poor Lynn's not so addled after all. But oh the cruelty of Bravo for not cutting that horrible moment after Minor Whiner brought up the hash brownies, when Poor Lynn realized her "hash browns and eggs" attempt at deflection was falling as flat as the boobs in her worst nightmares? Everyone's eyes got bigger and bigger and you could almost hear Andy supress a squeaky "eek" of glee.

    I mean is there a mood-altering substance that somebody in that family hasn't tried or needed?

    America's favourite poser, Saint Boob of the Rack and and her Very Own King Frug displayed once again how seriously appaling Frug can be. First off he dresses like a slob, with his dumb backward baseball cap, shirt unappealingly half open, showing off his 'classy' contempt for polite society by wearing college-boy shorts everywhere. But then he laps up, with little flickings of his fat tongue how Saint Boob treats him like a colicky princeling, not a king like she'd have us believe. Awww does diddums wan a spicy cocktail sauce? Mummy'll stir it up for baby. Does diddums wan some shrimp? Mummy's gonna make a plate all nice for her big bwave businessman. Does diddums wanna feed? Mummy's got just the rack for baby. Aww, diddums gave mommy a trinket! Seven yes seven yes seven yes yes yes seven carat trinkylet! Mummy's not a whore for jewellery and domestic help, no, mummy's in charge here and is just showing how wuvely a good mummy can be..

    Untill her chest loses its hypnotic power that is. Then mummy'll be kicked to the curb on her firm and shapely a** wondering "wha' happened?" And baby'll buy a brand new mummy!

    Then Saint Boob turns up at TamRAAA's soaked bunco party, low cut wide open dress Christianly showing her holy relics, and feverishly tries to win the drinking game, just like Jesus would. Hey, 'tis but a short stretch from turning water into wine to sloshing back the shots and giggling at faux-lesbian moments between overaged would be sorority sluts. It's almost a Holy Act of Saint Boob of the Rack. When she doesn't know what to do, she always asks - how would Pastor Warren justify this? (She doesn't often dare to wonder what Jesus would do - that might involve making do with just one nanny and maybe getting rid of the Bently and perhaps giving SOMETHING ANYTHING to charity, which is like a consignment to Hell.) And she can go ahead and do/buy/employ/lift/tuck/extend/enlarge whatever it she wants know that Old Rick will help her feel all smug and justified. That's what they pay him for. That's how he converts a degree in theology into Mercedes and mansions, after all. Gotta do something with all that pious palaver.

    At the sad (but in a pathetic, desperate way) bunco party we were treated to Whozit, the would-be cougar from some seaons ago, desperately searching for relevancy or young meat she can pretend not to bonk, and still gorgeous Tammy who should know better than to associate with this bunch of tequila guzzling gals.

    And as usual Poor Lynn sat, dumfounded, and wondered why nobody paid much attention to her and if there were any good weed to be had. I mean weeds, like in the garden. Weeding, yeah, that's the ticket. Not the other kind of weed. Hehehe. And the lighbulb that is her thought light buzzed and flickered and gutted out again.

    Despite the forced gaity and high pitched screams, it was all very much 'as usual.'

    I guess TamRAAA needed a bit of play homosexuality and a good soaking in booze after she discovered that that intellectual paragon of a son of hers is so damned lazy (or interested in finding out what they say about life in jail after the lights go out and your cell-mate wants you to dress and talk pretty to him because that means he can pretend you're his MaryLou and not some tattoo-scribbled-on loser just setting out on his downwardly mobile life) that he'd rather be incarcerated than pick up litter. Speaks volumes about his work ethic, huh?

    After all, Ickie, Gretch, TamRAA, Poor Lynn and Saint Boob o' the Rack would drive me to drink too.
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    I could NOT have summed last night's epi up better than you!!! You hit it PERFECT!!!

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