'Real Housewife': The show caused my divorce
April 22nd, 2011
04:31 PM ET

'Real Housewife': The show caused my divorce

Bravo's hit reality franchise focuses on the lives of "Real Housewives," but is it ending their marriages in the process?

"Orange County" star Vicki Gunvalson filed for divorce from her husband Donn last year, and claims the reality program had something to do with it.

"Six years ago when Donn and I started, we didn't have 90 percent of the problems that we have now and I truly believe it is the show," she tells CNN.

"[W]e had a good foundation. We really felt like we could battle it and the reality was I got too busy for him. My business in itself - I have 400 agents and 12 employees and I'm at the office a lot because I was trying to film TV in there and then he felt deflated… the center of my universe was not my husband," she says. "I didn't have anything left for him and we grew distant. If I didn't have the show I would have had more time for him. That's the reality."

But Gunvalson cautions that the show isn't at the root of all their troubles - her "Housewives" co-star Tamra Barney also split from her husband, but Gunvalson says that sometimes it's just a matter of  life playing out in front of the camera.

“Look there's gonna be divorces and there is gonna be deaths like when Lou Knickerbocker died. We didn't expect that," she says. "[T]his is the reality and if you are throwing your life on a reality TV show, you have to be prepared for the consequences."

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  10. dan

    Well, I would say that VIcki was a major cause of the divorce. If Don was making the big bucks, I imagine she would still be married to him. Just like Tamra moved out on Simon when he stopped making a lot of money.

    May 16, 2011 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Ketielynn

    Vickie is so transparent. She chose work, reality tv and her friends over Don. He will be so much better off without her. She is soooo fickle. She is probably a big part of the reason Tamara got divorced also. She was miserable and misery loves company. Tamara is trash. I never ceases to amaze me how these woman think the are so popular...someone should enlighten them and let them know that 90% of the people who watch them don't admire them they laugh at them and their messed up priorities. It is like slowing down for a car wreck. They would probably say "we are laughing all the way to the bank" which again just shows where there priorities are. They are a grown up version of the Jersey Shore gang and to stupid to see it.

    May 15, 2011 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  12. anna

    Talk about not taking some personal responsiblity. Sad, her business and fame were more important than her family. She's got her $ to keep her warm at night, and then worry about someone taking it all... so much for depth of character. All those women were money driven and very superficial...

    May 13, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  13. BravoDon

    I wonder when Gina will make a move on Don! She always had an eye for him. Vicki treats him like crap, along with the rest of her family. Even her daughter mentioned moving to Seattle on a past episode to escape her mother. I hope Don finds a wonderful woman in life and can enjoy himself for once and laugh without criticism.

    May 13, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  14. adam crab apple grundle sprout

    nice turkey neck. and those eyes look like crazy eyeballs for real. is this what the general pubics aspire to be? what a train wreck with LA trimmings. i need to wash my eyes.

    May 11, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Diane M. G.

    Vicky’s Class system seems to be Upside down compared w/ the social norm. Vicky what is with that “Yanking” hand motion you do? Really? No Class! Keep it in your bedroom. We know how tired you are when you get home. Gross. Vicky loves to place everyone she meets into her class system. Her & Tamara on top & everyone at the bottom. Seriously Tamara who makes out w/ everyone she meets & Vicky who lets men touch her on so called business trips. It was not the show that ruined her or Tamara's marriage. It was the show that revealed all that was going wrong w/ it & made the disfunction easier to see. Vicky needs counseling & Tamara needs needs Holy Water to start, LOL. Tamara is going to end up in some off the strip Vegas strip club after this show.

    May 9, 2011 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Str8tlk

    Well, I just watched another show of the OC housewifes. It got me to thinking, One, they are all in to material things, all talk behind each other's back, yet go to the sameplace and invite each to the sameplace only to slam them from the otherside of the table. They all have been divorced over two times or at two, they all have blonde hair, and fake, fake, fake, laughs and boobs major. I hope they all really watch themselves, because the image they put out is not pretty. Alexis I think her name is, talks about religion, I wonder if she knows that God does not want us in life to make material things our priority! Plus, why is it a woman so religious would have so much surgery to change what God gave her? I question her motives. They all should be ashamed of the phoney junk they put out. Donn, would have been a great husband to Vicki, if Vicki would stop wearing the pants and listen to him sometimes. Like with the dog of her daughters. That was not a marriage decision. I truly think these woman should take a good honest look at themselves and see why they need to change themselves and get so divorced so many times. Seems to me something is lacking in their life.

    May 6, 2011 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  17. d rufus onfyre

    That mannequin head looks like another kind of head... the word you could use in a negative way to describe Ms. Gunvalson, herself.

    May 5, 2011 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Barbara

    Look at her picture above, she's got psycho eyes. What a nut! Men run as fast as you can, she's a deballer. No pun intended.

    May 4, 2011 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Barbara

    Vicki thinks she's got it made, got rid of the hubby. But she hasn't looked in the mirror lately obviously. No one's going to be beating down her door. she is ugly inside and out. The most hated housewife on Bravo. She sold out Donn for her pitiful little 15 seconds of fame.

    May 4, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Diane M. G.

      I agree. The men she attracts on her business trips are too drunk to see straight & just trying to get anything in their bed for the night. I'm sure even they would regret what they find next to them the next morning.

      May 9, 2011 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Kevin

    She's a joke. The minute her marriage and relationship with her kids was in trouble, she could have slowed down reduced her role on the show and saved her marriage." My husband is no longer the center of my universe?" Her kids complain wildly as well, will she abandon them? She's no spring chicken. She's going to get lonely & marry a guy that worships at her (money) feet.

    April 29, 2011 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  21. naygie

    stupidity shows. blame the show....really. just watch yourself then think again....from the first time i watched the show I can tell you you never loved that man... if you did, you would had given that man a child of his own; you used him to get yourself out of your hood with two kids to give you some class; then turned into the ungreateful woman that you are. In fact, he's the lucky one in the divorce.

    April 27, 2011 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  22. Casual

    What good did ya think would come out of a show that encourages GROWN women to behave badly for money?

    Talk about having zero respect for yourself. This isn't how mature women are suppose to behave, just the commercials alone make me want to puke. The things these ladies say!? Who says stuff like this to their girlfriends when they are in their 50's? They talk like the twenty somethings hanging out at the bar. Are you gals beyound that yet? Come on.

    Blame the show? Blame yourself for being foolish, and hope you never do it again. Does reputation mean anything to anyone anymore? Slap yourself on a reality show and yours is flying out the window like this woman's did.

    April 26, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Nancy

    Perhaps you should have put your family and marriage first and quit the show. Its all about choices. Clearly the fame of being on TV was more important. He was a very giving, nice man.

    April 26, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  24. lynn

    She did not need the show for money, so why not quit and work on marriage-she could come back if it did not work out. Don was kinda lazy-he never really worked or had friends outside the marriage-which he needed with her as a wife. Tamra only divorced after Simon lost his money. She made it out that he was controlling. Guess that was ok as long as she was getting diamond watches as gifts. She's on to the next rich guy embarassing her young kids.

    April 26, 2011 at 6:50 am | Report abuse |
  25. Vicki

    Sorry I spelled my name wrong I was in a rush to go to work.Its too bad I didn't get to work longer.):

    April 26, 2011 at 6:23 am | Report abuse |
    • chummin4wolves

      get your space bar fixed you friggin idiot! it gives you away EVERY time!!!

      June 14, 2011 at 7:17 am | Report abuse |
  26. A

    You and ONLY you are the one to blame, Vicki. You treated your husband like a doormat, and you chose work over your family.

    April 26, 2011 at 2:32 am | Report abuse |
  27. J

    If you watch the show as I do, then it is no mystery to you either that this lady is a mess of bottled up insecurity, low self esteem and issues. She's controlling, manipulative, and she seems to think she is perfect. I've never seen someone as old as her not get what life is about and act so petty. She has a lot of maturing and growing to do in my opinion. Fortunately for him, her husband seemed like an easy spirit and will easily find happiness without her.

    April 26, 2011 at 1:33 am | Report abuse |
  28. TryThinking1956

    At what point did the police come in and force her to continue filming? The Mob? Child kidnapped? No? This big footed bee-atch left her mealy-mouthed husband because she thinks she's a star. Don't blame the show for your problems...she treated that man like a retarded child. She's lucky he didn't brain her! Phony.

    April 25, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Vickie

    You guys should stop talking about me and go to work.This is no time to rest you have to work!Work is the best value in life.You need to work to live or you are going to die.Work is my hobbie and it should be yours,too.Don thought I was borng!!Work is so much fun!!Don wanted me to do funner things but no I have to work!So work for all your life and never retire or rest ever thourghout your whole life and at people talking about me stop it!!I am beautiful!!

    April 25, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Karen

      Um, "Vickie"? You misspelled your own name. If you're going to post as the subject of the article, the least you can do is spell her name correctly.

      April 25, 2011 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • J

      lol exactly

      April 26, 2011 at 1:34 am | Report abuse |
  30. derp

    Her face is one size too small for her head.

    April 25, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  31. elissa

    She can barely have a conversation that isn't about insurance or her children. She seems like she has no outside interests. How boring would it be to be around someone whose only interest is work? Don isn't losing much as far as I'm concerned.

    April 25, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  32. AJ

    This show is still on?

    April 25, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  33. EG

    I knew which Housewife this was before I even clicked on the story. I cannot stand this woman and I wish her husband the very best without her. She is so ridiculous – yes, please continue to blame a TV show (which you have willingly participated in from the beginning) as the reason your marriage is ending. Not ONE of the original housewives are still on the show except you, you money hungry attention-grabbing wannabe!
    Please go crawl back under the rock you came from and let that poor man find a woman to really love him! He is too good for you!!!
    Continue to try and dominate everyone in your life as a tool to distract yourself from learning how to become a better person and admit when you're wrong.

    April 25, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Shampoohorns

    I have never been to L.A. But what is with them ALL having the same hair, lips, and boobs? I know what it's all about, but at some point don't they realize that if you're a cookie cutter, your husband will eventually just go find a younger cookie? I think they should just shoot all the scenes wit the women turned away from camera and make you guess which bimbo it is.

    April 25, 2011 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  35. kurt

    Damn, she is beat with the ugly stick.. Not hot at all. I am closing my browser cause she is scary. Dog.

    April 25, 2011 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  36. @N

    wen she looks in a mirror it cracks & the glue wears out & the pieces fall out!!!!

    April 25, 2011 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  37. The Real @N

    she looks lik sh!t!!!if i was her i would of got plastic surgery with all dat $$$!!!she is an a$$ to every1!!!!

    April 25, 2011 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  38. Julia in NC

    Ok, I am sorry, but I am calling "BS" on Vickie. Nothing in what she said above makes sense if she is trying to say that the show broke up her marriage. For those of us that have watched for years now it is clear that Vickie viewed Don as a bother most of the time. Her family would always tell her she wasn't home and her only response was "I have to work". Well no one has to work 16 hours a day unless they want that kind of life.

    So just own it...and do not blame a show. A show didn't make you rude and dismissive to your husband. And Bravo didn't say "Hey Vick, we need you to work 16 hours days"...you chose that. So again just own the fact that after many years of a marriage it might have played itself out. You said it yourself that Don was ready to retire and you are not. If that means you can't have a life together than just accept that and don't blame something that you've returned to time and time again as the reason. If you thought the show was the reason than stop tapping it! It would go one without you and it woudl save your marriage...but that isn't the real reason, at least from what we've been able to see on the show.

    April 25, 2011 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  39. Jim

    No, you're getting a divorce because you're a superficial fame-seeking attention hog! The marriage was likely doomed with or without the show...

    April 25, 2011 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  40. Tomeka

    are you kidding me? ...if it was the show hindering the vows you took, STOP FILMING!! Get for real.

    April 25, 2011 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  41. Garry

    The "show" caused my divorce...hmmnn It would appear that you total lack of respect for your husband, the non-stop work, work, work ethic you seem to thrive on, regardless of who it hurts is WHAT caused your divorce!
    You are hateful, spiteful and will stop at nothing to make sure you get what you want, to bad it had to be your husband that took the brunt of your strive to succeed.
    Shame on you..it is one thing to be successful, another to push everyone and everything that SHOULD matter in your personal life to the side.
    Feel sorry for you..NO not in the least..take your 400 agents and 12 employees and make a family nest!

    April 25, 2011 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  42. Elizabeth

    So… Through the whole show we saw Vicky act as she is one step away from perfect. Who in their right mind would want to be loved by some one like this woman who thinks working from 7AM to 1AM is normal, she is not. Good for her husband, he always shine through like a nice guy, too much for her, that is for sure. Vicky, you are like a Jack Russell on crack.

    April 25, 2011 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  43. Get A Life You Guys

    JESUS...You guys really need to get a life and quit making assumptions about other people. Its just simple conversation between 2 people who live 1/2 way across the country from each other. From what Ive read, has nothing to do w/s*x. Just goes to show you how people with such little self esteem or hated for their own self pick on others. Does that make you feel better about yourself? I say leave them alone.

    April 25, 2011 at 6:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Casual

      WHY are you here? We don't need mommies and daddies on the web telling us how to behave. Go to some Christian network, I think that would be more your speed. Or Dr. Phil even.

      April 26, 2011 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  44. ellen Rittmann

    Not very attractive. May not get another man.

    April 25, 2011 at 3:44 am | Report abuse |
  45. LL

    She looks like she needs to go back to Seuss's "Whoville".

    April 25, 2011 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
  46. Sunshine Girl*

    You people are just jealous because b lo me and I have found love on a blog. Who knows, maybe we get married and have lots and lots of kids

    April 25, 2011 at 12:24 am | Report abuse |
  47. Tommy

    Hey be nice to sunshine gal. she cant help it that she is putting her dirty laundry on a blog for the whole world to read and then get angry when ppl comment on it. Her mother raised her to be a cheap wh0.re so its not her fault. Some girls dont care who they let get it in..lol. Her mother didnt teach her any manners and self respect as ppl can see.

    April 25, 2011 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
  48. Sunshine Girl *

    @Oh please...what exactly do you think your running? Nothing but your mouth as far as I can see. Didnt your mother teach you that if it doesnt concern you mind your own business? Its obvious she didnt. Dont like it? Then dont read it. Simple as that.

    April 24, 2011 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  49. B lo me

    Do any of you really care what happens with their marriage

    April 24, 2011 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  50. The Real @N

    who wants to tutore me outside dis site then email me at DooDooCrackhead@gmail.com

    April 24, 2011 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Khandi

    If she felt that way. Why noe quit the show?

    April 24, 2011 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • RamblinRosie

      Exactly! She can only take credit, never blame. I hope Donn got set up nicely with some spousal support for having put up with this emasculating shrew. Her marriage was sacrificed on the altar of PayAttentionToMe. Her empty bed is her own doing.

      April 24, 2011 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  52. The Real @N

    vicki u do owe him a lot.he probaly will hav a wonderful life.the 1 u gave up for $$$$.

    April 24, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  53. The Real @N

    stop postin negative comments bout me!!!i dont hav an eatin disorder!!!!if u c me in real life im really not that thin or fat!!!i lied a little bout my weight but as i explained in another article i hav to flatten my belly just a bit more cuz in a year or 2 im goin to try to be a supermodel!!!my actaul weight is 126!!!!& the height is the same!!!neva saw a site with so many people dat arent actually people!!!most peeps on dis site r just computers from CNN HQ.im not lyin!!!!

    April 24, 2011 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  54. VTBOI

    Vicki, I hope you have to pay him for the rest of his life. He deserves a big fat check from you every month till the day he remarries or dies!

    April 24, 2011 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Oh Please

    OH PLEASE!! Give us a f^^king break already you two (b lo me and Sunshine Girl)!! Just exchange email addesses already so we don't have to keep seeing you both flirt with each other, its becoming annoying. These are blogs and not a f***ing love connection!

    April 24, 2011 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  56. B lo me

    @sunshine girl* I'm staying home also too hot

    April 24, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Sunshine Girl *

    @B lo me...Thank you. I hope you have a nice Easter. Just gonna take it easy today and watch tv/read I guess. Way too windy to be outside.

    April 24, 2011 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  58. @N

    @twisted sorry but i already jumped off a bridge before & wat if i were a dude wat would u say!!!maybe im a girl maybe a dude?wat do u think?wat is my name?why r u so twisted?i meet ur family & principal on another blog!!!get off the site kid & tak ur meds!!!

    April 24, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  59. remy

    I hope you're not holding your breath waiting for sympathy from us ........

    Not many people get a second chance – you had one, with Donn and you still threw it away. Then after you threw it away you want to blame it on a show ???

    Vicki, keep repeatin it and one day you may believe it

    April 24, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Judas

    Love lies bleeding on the alter of celebrity. How sad to have been so deceived in the rapture of selfishness.

    April 24, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  61. B lo me

    @sunshine girl* hope your day goes well

    April 24, 2011 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  62. twisted

    @N go jump off a bridge somewhere

    April 24, 2011 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  63. Debbie

    Vicki you and your job "above all else" is the cause of your divorce. Do you actually watch the episodes and see how you treat Donn? This season is more of the same "me me me me".

    April 24, 2011 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  64. RamblinRosie

    Vicki Gunvalson is an attention junkie. Someone that focused on themselves does not make a supportive and nurturing partner. Her husband came across as an ignored puppy dog waiting for emotional scraps to be tossed his way by his whoo-hoo'ing wife. Yes, these reality shows edit the footage to create the image they way to convey, but the material has to be there in the first place. This woman is extremely unlikeable. I hope she treats her children better than she did her spouse. If I were an Orange County dweller I'd gladly take a date with her castoff. Best wishes...to Donn.

    April 24, 2011 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  65. B lo me

    @sunshine girl* Maybe 1 day we could exchange email addresses to talk 2 each other w/o the blog and w/o everyone else having 2cents to say

    April 24, 2011 at 3:58 am | Report abuse |
  66. Sunshine Girl *

    @B lo me...Thank God! Glad to hear that. Was scared for a minute! So how was your day? Oh..Happy Easter! Did you get to see the Easter Bunny? {Smiles.}

    April 24, 2011 at 1:01 am | Report abuse |
  67. DooDoo Crackhead

    DooDooCrackhead@gmail.com is owned by Mr.DooDoo Crackhead whos favorite food is poop!

    April 23, 2011 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  68. twisted

    @N let me see your parts

    April 23, 2011 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  69. sparklling_lava

    at first i wasn't a vicki fan but after watching i don't think don is quite the victim here.. he is pretty awful to his wife, he should have supported her emotionally instead of knocking her down all the time. obviously, something is wrong with vicki but he should have tried to get to the root of why she was so driven.... i am glad they are splitting and going their separate ways...she shouldn't blame herself, or the show...i hope she gets the help she needs to actually be happy.

    April 23, 2011 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Crimson Sky

      What show were you watching? Don was an emotional wreck because of his cold blooded, calculated, insecure, controlling wife. For the Reality show and only for that reason only did she "renewed their marriage" in Caico and Turks island and while he is was crying with joy she was describing the number of stones she got him on the ring. She hates all the other housewives and probably anyone who she feel is superior to her. She manipulated Tamra and now this one is also divorced although for different reasons. She wants the spotlight on her at all times and get ugly when it goes to the other women and never owns up to it. Another thing, her staff detest her, you can see it in their eyes, and yet delusional Vicky thinks she is a great boss, the picture of success and envied by all, when in fact she is consumed by jealousy. Poor Don, she emasculated him and treated him with contempt probably feeling he was enjoying HER money, so she got rid of him. Of all the women, she is the worst... a snake and Tamra better watch out.. she will surely work on destroying that new relationship she has with this hot guy. What a train wreck!!

      April 24, 2011 at 7:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Debbie

      Ok so you must not be watching the same show. Vicki is more concerned with herself than she is with ANYTHING else. See how she manipulates her friendships? If there is a disagreement, she turns it around and point out to the other person how hurt she was. Even last season with Tamra going through ALL she did with her husband, Vicki starts this season by telling Tamra how she felt hurt by her. Sorry, but it's not all about her. Donn will be fine on his own.

      April 24, 2011 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  70. knickers

    Really Vicki, it was the shows fault??... Seriously on the this past week's episode, you didn't even know your husband's age.. All you talk about it money, fame and work... Your own kids don't want to be around you because all you talk about it work... I'd be board to death with someone who ONLY TALKS ABOUT WORK!!! and then takes all the claim for everything they have...

    As for Tamra, she is a miserable so Simon is much better off...

    April 23, 2011 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Sunshine Girl *

    @B lo me...Sorry about that. My bad. Glad to hear you like girls! B/c Im a girl, and I like boys! Hope your ok and not mad at me. All apologies. {Smiles} Please forgive me?

    April 23, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  72. twisted

    Lol lmao!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! tin dreams? thats fuuny

    April 23, 2011 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Horace

    Vicki does not know how to balance her home and work life. Even on the yacht she said that she feels like her employees understand her more than her real family, like she puts them above her blood. She is a very strong woman but she is going to have a rude awakening one day when she is alone.

    April 23, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  74. mddiva37

    Vicki is full of BS. SHE is the reason for her divorce. She cannot accept responsibility. If she didn't feel the need to be in front of the camera she could have saved her marriage by leaving the show and focusing on her family life just like some of the other housewives who are no longer on the show did. I feel sorry for Don I don't think he fully understood what a control freak she was, her own children also said so. Leave the show Vicki if your job keeps you so busy you are neglecting your family.

    April 23, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  75. miamiblonde

    she became a greedy person that is a control freak and only enjoys drinking and $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
    a disgusting individual.
    she deserves losing her husband who i do not know how put up with her.

    April 23, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  76. twisted

    The next man she gets will break her heart

    April 23, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  77. sunless

    get to this http://www.SUPERSONIC.US.COM

    April 23, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  78. LoJenkins

    Meet the Real Housewives of the Tin Dreams Trailer Park!

    April 23, 2011 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  79. Sonia

    It was not the show. It was the crappy way she treated him 80% of the time. She is an ugly person inside and out.

    April 23, 2011 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  80. @N

    @sunshine girl i had to get a new email because cnn was blockin my comments for a long time.guess we were both havin a problem*laughs*

    April 23, 2011 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  81. JenJen

    Vicki, I can understand working hard makes you feel good. I understand your job defines who you are. But, someday when you are sitting in your house all alone you will look around and realize you COULD have balanced work AND family. Paperwork and clients will not be there for you to celebrate joys in life or hug you when you are going through a rough time. When Don is gone for good you will realize what you had. He was your greatest supporter and you barely threw him any scraps. If you invested even a quarter of what you do for work into your marriage, you and Don could have a great marriage. Good luck...you'll need it.

    April 23, 2011 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  82. betty

    The show didn't cause the divorce but, your participation in it did. People pick their priorities.

    April 23, 2011 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  83. remy

    life is about choices and the consequences of those choices.........at least own the choices you made

    April 23, 2011 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  84. Amy

    Uhh, no Vicki, it's not reality.
    You see, it's not reality to wake up to a camara crew, hair and make-up everymorning when you're filming. You are in the land of make-believe, you left your world of reality for this one, remember??

    April 23, 2011 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
  85. Sunshine Girl *

    @B lo me...Been good. Thanks. I bet you do hair nicely. Can you help me w/my red mop mess? [Smile] @ Mastermind...No Im not married. Been divorced for 15 yrs now. Single and NOT throwing stones. Thank you. @N...Yeah..Got a new cell phone and had to figure out how to wk the d@mn thing. The buttons are so small! And I guess were all in agreement about the article. Shes a money gobbling tramp who had total disregard for her husband/family. Money/fame is all she was concerned with. Hows it wkng for ya?

    April 23, 2011 at 3:21 am | Report abuse |
  86. Mastermind

    I bet both B Lo Me and Sunshine girl* are both married but yet they are on these blogs flirting with each other but yet they are throwing stones..lol

    April 23, 2011 at 1:25 am | Report abuse |
  87. Terre

    These shows create such an artificial environment. It is no surprise that relationships fall apart. The constant imposing cameras coupled with producers who are pushing for conflict and ratings–VOILA! Recipe for disaster. Having said that, these 'reality stars' lose sight of what is important– their marriages and their images as role models to their kids. I would NEVER get drunk, do body shots and party with a bunch of single guys OUTSIDE of my kids' presence, let alone in front of them. Whats worse is that all their antics are there on film, preserved for future generations to see...what a proud parental moment!

    April 23, 2011 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  88. Peace

    I wonder if her & Leanne Rimes hang out together? LOL

    April 23, 2011 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
  89. Jessica

    O WOW, vicki really?? like really... give me a break. YOU SAID IT YOURSELF!!!! that you plain and simple got too busy for him, didnt make time for him. i dont see in that statement ANYTHING about the reality show being the problem, it is YOU. And YOU were the one who filed for divorce, shouldnt it have been the other way around if the show was truely the problem? I think sooo!! Don is the sweetest man who lets you do whatever you want yet you always walk all over him and you control him like a dog on a leash, with no respect as the man of the household, you became the man, physically featured as well. Lol. All you care about is yourself, i mean look what you did to Tamara on that trip to Mexico, you made her kiss your damn feet for god sakes! I cant believe Don stuck with you, you should have been begging him to stay with YOU! Good luck finding someone, especially someone as nice, accepting, appreciative and as leaniant as Don. HA! Thank god Don, now is your chance, RUN!

    April 23, 2011 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
  90. @N


    April 22, 2011 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
  91. B lo me


    April 22, 2011 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  92. @N

    what a freak!!

    April 22, 2011 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  93. @N

    she doesnt actually lov him if she choose the show over him!!!

    April 22, 2011 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  94. @N

    hi sunshine girl*!!havent seen u or head diva in a while!!!!!

    April 22, 2011 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Stephenie

    Bull*^#@! He seemed like a very nice man and really cared about her and she cares nothing about anyone except herself and work. There is something more to life than work and money.

    April 22, 2011 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  96. twisted

    @sunshine girl* can u teach her to treat a man?? I bet u never had any complaints

    April 22, 2011 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  97. B lo me

    I'd hook up with her, but I'm hopelessly g@y. Maybe she'll let me do her hair!

    April 22, 2011 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  98. twisted

    She should get a young man barely 21 to knock the dust off that uptight split

    April 22, 2011 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Cat

    It is so sad how people want 15 minutes of fame. I understand people grow apart, dreams and goals are no longer in sync, but my Lord if you saw this show was destroying your marriage you should of go out of the show not your marriage. You got your 15 minutes of fame...congratulations.

    April 22, 2011 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  100. B lo me

    Sounds like a few yrs of sleeping alone would do her some justice the price of being a money hungry diva @sunshine girl* how u been long time away

    April 22, 2011 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Sunshine Girl *

    If she saw that the show was causing problems in her marriage, she shouldve stopped doing the show. That seems the most logical solution to this problem, if you ask me. I mean if she really wanted to save her marriage. But from the looks of it, what ever the show had to offer[money/fame/ect.] was more important to her, than the marriage itself.

    April 22, 2011 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Madeline

    She is so money hungry that there is no room for anything or anyone else. She is definitely "the man" in any relationship and perhaps she should be alone. She has major control issues and it is impossible to control everything. If the "show" was a contributing factor to the decline of her marriage than she should not have returned every season. Hence her being money hungry.

    April 22, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Joshua

    This woman is a horrible woman and thats why shes divorcing. She's a lush who is a control freak. Is this surprising to anyone?

    April 22, 2011 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  104. Me

    Really!!! You’re kidding right!!! Maybe you should have treated Don like a man instead of a dog, except responsibility for your actions you were wrong for disregarding your husband and treating him as if he were an inconvenience. It seemed as though a divorce is what you wanted ;sounds a little like a mid-life crisis……..

    April 22, 2011 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  105. cloudycover

    Convienient escape. Ugly inside isn't easy to hide.

    April 22, 2011 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Annette

      Get back with your husband...LOVE should come first...F-the show....

      April 23, 2011 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • bfd

      Way to lay the blame at someone else's doorstep Vicki. Typical of you. No one told you to continue with the show when your marriage started to fall apart. You are so self absorbed you can't even hold yourself accountable for your own relationship failures, and that goes with your kids as well. Donn could do much better.

      April 24, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
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      April 25, 2011 at 5:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Teresa Burch

      You are so right, cloudycover...ugly is hard to hide. Come on Vicki...I am so tired of you throwing your work ethics in EVERYONE's face and not giving Don the time of day. You are overbearing, not ony to Don, but to your kids, family and friends. That's why the only people that will tolerate you are the ones that are on your payroll. Good luck in your future. You're going to need it unless you take an honest look at yourself.

      April 25, 2011 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Master B

      Don is a lucky man. I watch the show sometimes and she would be impossible for anyone but a weak little mouse to tolerate. Don will find a woman that knows how to treat her man, like a man.

      April 25, 2011 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Don

      Glad she is soooo successful with "her" business. Hope he can find a court in the US who shares "her business" with him.
      Can you imagine a man saying it "his business". Good Luck Donn. You will be better off!

      April 27, 2011 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Colleen

      I use to think Vicki was pretty cool, trying to have it all and make it all work.......however, I have realized of late that she is all about herself. Quit the show Vicki, save your marriage, where the hell are your priorities. Some day when the insurance business no longer wants you, you will find yourself alone and more miserable than you are already. Hopefully Don will be off on an island enjoying his retirement life.

      May 4, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • julie

      Agree! Since when is a reality show more important than your marriage?

      May 12, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • just me

      What a freaky looking b$#%tch. she resembles a cross between a horse and a rabbit on Prozac. Is this supposed to look pretty?

      May 12, 2011 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • SidewaysFrog

      I'm sure that 10 extra minutes a week with Donn instead of filming would have made all the difference. So typical of you to dust the blame off yourself hoping it will stick to someone else. It surely couldn't have been the working 18-20 hours a day, eh? You have been self-centered and all about work since season 1. Get the heck off the show and stay off, It's not like you have an integral part in the show anyhow, you have just been there the longest – please don't confuse the two. Donn can do so much better than you. Jeana Kough perhaps?

      May 16, 2011 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |

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