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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