Vicki Gunvalson on Real Housewives of Orange County: It Destroyed My Family!

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Vicki Gunvalson split from Donn Gunvalson in 2010.

But the wounds are still fresh and the memories are still strong for this Real Housewives of Orange County cast member, who recently opened up about the divorce.

And placed the blame squarely on the program that made her rich and famous.

"There's some really great things that have come from the show," Gunvalson tells Digital Spy. "But one of the downsides was that it broke up my family."

How did the series have "a lot to do" with her relationship falling apart?

"I think it was too much pressure on a weak marriage," she says. "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."

To her credit, Gunvalson admitted a few months ago that she should have "worked harder" on her marriage, so she isn't solely blaming Bravo cameras for her divorce.

Nor is she alone in this outcome.

Camille Grammar, Adrienne Maloof, Luann De Lesseps, Tamra Barney, Taylor Armstrong and Lynn Curtin have ALL gotten divorced after appearing on one a Housewives franchise.

It's almost as if these women were unstable and spoiled and cared more about attention than a satisfactory relationship.

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I don't like Vicki. I think she is stupid. She is covering up the abuse received from Brooks, remember how she is done when her daughter almost told the truth about the whole Brooks mess. This man is a slim ball in my eyes. Don was such a gentleman, but she didn't like that. Oh, Vicki is not a pretty woman, she could use a real do-over, if that will make her look any better. I also think that poor daughter of hers has been usher up through some other means. Let Brooks go Vicki, he don't love you not even a little bit.


Vicki is so stupid vindictive bi###. She is a manipulator liar.childish. Brat. I could go on forever. She has no one to blame but herself. I've wanted to say this for at least two seasons. Doesn't she realise that her lying is caught on camera. Stupid is her first name.


PLEASE!!!! Why don't you take a look at yourself and quit blaming others!!! You had plenty of chances to,quit your job and work on saving your marriage.


Horrid woman.


It only takes you about 10 seconds on these shows to tell you that these women are "full of themselves".


It takes you about 10 seconds of these shows to tell you that these women are really "full of themselves".


does anyone like her? personally I find her disgusting and plays a huge roll in destroying her own family.


She loves to blame everyone else for the problems she is facing, however, she never blames Bravo about the money she is making from this show. If she had to make a decision between her family and RHOC, she would pick RHOC for the money. Heck, she would probably sell her family, if she could get a good price for them. Let's face it, she has life insurance policies on her children. That, in itself is scary. She did this to herself. Everything with her is about the money. Trust me, she will be on the show, as long as she is asked back. She would never give this up.


Let's see if I have this right. My employer broke my family up. I cannot wait to work for my employer for another year. Gunavlson Logic! Cut to the crap: The only thing that broke the family up was a screechy voice, not respecting the husband, over inflated and misplaced ego, insecure woman, a horsey face, bi_ _hy attitude. . . oh that's YOU Vicki.

@ Linda

Im with you totally 100% that women is a b----h and only ever thinks about herself...
bravo need to bin her and Tamara.


This woman is to blame not the show, she is so over the top and thinks she is beautiful. get a life love you are plain very plain.

@ Anne

but hell she knows how to let loose. her daughter is following the abusive life - following in steps of her mothers early life that husband of hers had his hand ready to give Lydia's mother [ an O.A.P.] a backhander. Brianna is at the hands of a control freak saying " I own this property" then backtracking " I rent. I pity Briana. She wanted to join the forces & "go to war" but ended up with second best a man doing her dream job & a kid to boot. To keep Vic happy. if Vic wants to have an open marriage good on her to me these can be the happiest type we are not meant to be with one partner SOLEY for ever.

@ tracey dyson

You feel sorry for Brianna?

@ Kathy Harman

Why? She's a big girls and a nurse, so she knows about birth control, that not her husband's fault that they have a child. And it was BRIANNA that wanted to live in her mommy's house and she despises Brooks as much as her husband. Hell, I wouldn't want to be within a hundred feet of that con-man and gold digger either. I'm sure eventually, Vicki will ruin her daughter's marriage too.

@ tracey dyson

"We are not meant to be with one partner SOLELY" are you kidding me? Why doesn't anyone believe in God's plan for marriage? So sad to be living in this culture.