Real Housewives of Orange County Star Vicki Gunvalson thinks it’s time to clear some things up for viewers. Vicki is taking to her Bravo Blog this week to explain why her daughter, Briana, and Briana’s husband, Ryan, live in her home, that she appreciates Ryan putting up the security cameras to protect them when he was deploying, that she had no problem agreeing that Brooks wouldn’t come to the house while they were living there, and to defend Brooks against the allegations Ryan made about him on the latest episode.
Vicki writes, “It was awesome having my family come in to town to see Troy and to spend time with me. My mother is always the life of the party and always has some funny story, hence the road rage. Can you believe she got so mad at a motorcyclist for yelling at her and flipping her off that she confronted him? I would never agree or think that she would key his bike or ever condone that. She said she just tapped it.
I love my brother Billy as he always has been the peacekeeper in the family. Like I, he does not like conflict and I think he handled the situation well with Ryan. He just wants the best for me, and since my father has died Billy has kind of taken over as the leader in our family. He doesn’t like some of the things that have been said about Brooks, and he knows I will make the right decision one way or the other.
I felt it is time to clarify some things about why Briana and Ryan are living in my house. Briana and Ryan were about to purchase a home, and unfortunately the deal did not go through. While they were looking around for another one to bid on, Ryan was notified that he was going to be deployed again. Their lease was up on their condo, so I offered them to move in to my home for a while to be able to be there to help with the baby once it was born. It actually worked out perfect, as the upstairs of the home has its own area with a Jack-and-Jill bedroom that connects with the babies room. It’s on the other side of the house, and with my travels and workload — it was nice to have them be able to enjoy the space and pretty much be there all to themselves.
We know that it is only temporary and when Ryan returns from his deployment they will be getting their own place. I feel fortunate that Briana and I have had this time together, and it’s been amazing to be able to see Troy daily versus just every now and then. It’s all good — so for those of you that want to judge or say mean comments to Briana or I, please refrain. You don’t know our family and you don’t know their situation, and if it works for us — then it should work for you. Briana and I have never been closer and I cherish these times we have together.
I misspoke when I said Ryan is “watching me all the time” or that I feel like I have lost control of my home. The fact is, I feel safer than I ever have, because of the security cameras. I thank Ryan for thinking so much of us, that our protection while he is gone was his priority. I agreed for him to research and find the right company, and paid I for it so I obviously agreed to it. Fortunately, the cameras give Briana and I peace of mind knowing that we have them in place especially now that Ryan no longer lives there.
When I agreed to have Briana and Ryan move in, at that time I also agreed not to have Brooks over. Briana is concerned of introducing the baby to not only Brooks, but any other man that I would date because during this time we wanted to show Troy consistency. It is not a big deal to me, however it appears to be a much bigger deal than what it really is. I am perfectly fine and more than OK with this compromise at this time of my life. It keeps Briana, Troy, and Ryan happy and truly we don’t have any conflicts at all. This was worth it for me to do to avoid fighting and it is a benefit to them being there than not.
Keep in mind that although we have all gone through some significant changes, we are a family and we love each other more than anything. All this negativity in the world and this negative energy with the show has caused me to take a step back a little.
I am redirecting my energies to build my business, and to concentrate on things that bring me joy and happiness. I hope all of you do the same.
In closing, there have been once again some damaging things said about Brooks in this week’s episode. I know his character and I know who he is more than anyone and he’s not the guy that Ryan thinks he is. Although I appreciate my kids being protective over me, there is a fine line about going overboard. That’s all I’m going to comment on that.”
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