Vicki Gunvalson Says RHOC Is To Blame For Her Broken Family


Despite signing on for eight seasons of The Real Housewives of Orange County, Vicki Gunvalson is claiming the show ruined her family. “I think that my family would still be together. There’s some really great things that have come from the show, but one of the downsides was that it broke up my family, and that’s tough to take,” Vicki told Digital Spy.

Vicki says that the show is to blame for her split from Donn Gunvalson in 2010 after their 19 year marriage. “I think the show had a lot to do with me getting divorced. I think it was too much pressure on a weak marriage. I wonder where Donn and I would be now if we didn’t do the show. But we elected to do the show together as a family. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out for us,” she explained.

Vicki admits she’s thought about quitting the show every year. “It’s not easy to be judged, to be ridiculed, to be talked down to,” she says. “I’m not a quitter, and I feel like the viewers still want to see me. My story’s not over. I try to bring some good to the show, as best as I can, to inspire single women.”

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  • Mickymouse

    This just proves how delusional Vicki is – firstly no one wants you on the show and secondly if Bravo is responsible for ruining your marriage then why have your scum boyfriend on there as well. Shouldn’t you be doing everything possible to keep him off the show if Bravo ruins your love life? Oh and by the way Vicki, you were outed by your daughter for being unfaithful to Don with Brooks long before your marriage ended! If any one broke up your marriage it was you and Brooks. And no Vicki the viewers don’t want to see you so please do us all a favour and bugger off!!!

  • cecelia

    Vicki ruins the show. Her time has long ago come to and end. She blames everyone yet takes no accountability for anything. Quiet frankly I’m sick of her and tamaras antics. They both have exhuasted their roles and need to leave. Sick of show now and don’t watch. BORING BORNING.

  • Aunt Bee

    Vickie is the only one responsible for the ruin of her family. She always treated Don so badly and she was always smothering her children. No one should say on national TV that their husband doesn’t fill their “love tank”!

  • Jennie

    Vickie, Vickie, Vickie….you can quit…we won’t mind. Lordy girl, where is your head? Only YOU broke up your family….YOU cheated on Don and supposedly he did too…Only YOU had the affair with Brooks and tried to bring him into the fold….you weren’t planning on the rejection of your family and friends…YOU didn’t handle any of it well….YOU BROKE UP YOUR FAMILY. ONLY YOU….

  • getreal

    Vicki’s reasonings makes no sense at all. She blames the show for breaking up her family, but signs on for another season? I’m convinced she has some brain damage. Will her scenes be filmed at Tamra’s old insane asylum?