Vicki Gunvulson, the OG of the OC, is never one to hold back. On this week’s Bravo Blog she calls out Meghan Edmonds for “trying to be relevant” namely on the back of Shannon Beador and dishes on why she skipped her charity event.
“This week’s episode shows that it is evident Meghan is definitely trying to be relevant amongst these women. For her to feel compelled to exclude Shannon out of her party I don’t think was right. When I decided not to go to the charity event and instead be with Shannon, it’s because I didn’t want Shannon to feel all alone that night. Knowing that all the girls would be together and Shannon not being invited would have been very hurtful to her.”
And don’t forget, most of the OC women left the Edmonds charity event to meet up with Vicki and Shannon at the restaurant for shots (and a chance to eat). Vicki explains what “true friends” are for.
“I would have expected one of them to do the same for me. True friends are there for you when “life happens”, whether it be a sickness, loss of a job, death of a loved one, relationship struggles or anything else. This is when you see the true colors of a friend, it’s how they act when difficult situations occur.”
Vicki had a few kind words for Meghan, as do the other housewives in respect to Jim’s ex-wife, Lee Ann.
“It really was nice for me to see Meghan so supportive of Lee Ann (Jim’s ex-wife) who is battling colon cancer. For my first time seeing Lee Ann (on this week’s episode) she looked surprisingly good, because all through this season, Meghan kept referring her to “terminal” and therefore I expected her to look sick. I guess this just goes to show you that cancer really does have many “looks and symptoms” and just because you are walking around, travelling, working, and still being active doesn’t mean you aren’t sick.”
Let’s talk about the elephant in the room – and that would be Brook’s cancer diagnosis. There have been references to his less-than-sickly appearances multiple times by the castmates. And we’ve all seen next week’s clip of Vicki falling to the ground after receiving a phone call. Is this a case of boy cries wolf or a man misunderstood?
“It was interesting hearing Tamra on the plane heading to Napa with the ladies, when she commented about being “private” during difficult times in her life.” Vicki continued. “I agree with her and it is very interesting that I can’t try and remain private about dealing with Brooks’ illness, because when I do I am accused of trying to hide something. It’s very alarming and there are lots of double standards here.”
And finally, Vicki unsuccessfully tries to explain her time away from the Napa trip, and frankly, it looks like poor Brooks’ (I can’t believe I’m saying that) handled his treatment and chemo recovery all alone. Vicki wrote,
“When I went to Orlando to receive my insurance award, I flew Briana and her family to spend some time with me in Disney World after my convention ended. I was gone a total of 10 days. Brooks had received his chemo treatment on the front end of my trip, so when I returned home he was already through the worst part of his reaction. After he finishes his chemo treatments, it typically takes him 3-4 days to recuperate. Brooks has not had any chemo since filming that scene which was late January, as he elected to do a more aggressive approach of alternative treatments and immune system building therapy.”
We wish Brooks all the best with whatever he’s going through!