Despite signing on for eight seasons of The Real Housewives of Orange County, Vicki Gunvalson is claiming the show ruined her family.Â â€œI think that my family would still be together. Thereâ€™s some really great things that have come from the show, but one of the downsides was that it broke up my family, and thatâ€™s tough to take,â€ Vicki toldÂ Digital Spy.
Vicki says that the show is to blame for her split from Donn Gunvalson in 2010 after their 19 year marriage.Â â€œI think the show had a lot to do with me getting divorced.Â I think it was too much pressure on a weak marriage. I wonder where Donn and I would be now if we didnâ€™t do the show. But we elected to do the show together as a family. Unfortunately, it didnâ€™t work out for us,â€ she explained.
Vicki admits she’s thought about quitting the show every year.Â â€œItâ€™s not easy to be judged, to be ridiculed, to be talked down to,â€ she says.Â â€œIâ€™m not a quitter, and I feel like the viewers still want to see me. My storyâ€™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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