Vicki Gunvalson Reveals Why Briana Drove The Long Road Trip & Gives Update On Briana’s Health #RHOC

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Viewers could almost feel Real Housewives of Orange County’s Briana Culberson’s pain, as she teamed with her mom, Vicki Gunvalson, to tackle a long drive from Oklahoma to California. 


Briana had to manage two restless little ones, along with making the 19-hour trip in poor health. Briana and her family relocated to the OC to be close to her mother, and to gain proximity to a specific team of doctors. Her husband, Ryan Culberson, stayed behind, to finish a military assignment. Vicki offered an update during the episode, and answered common viewer questions about the ordeal. 

Briana was dealing with an infection in her leg, following a surgery to remove enlarged lymph nodes. Briana has struggled with health issues since she underwent thyroid surgery in 2012.

Many viewers wanted to know why the cameras only revealed Briana at the wheel — an odd detail considering she was in serious pain. Vicki provided a simple answer — why couldn’t Bravo editors? 

Vicki also took a social media hit, when she was seen returning to work, leaving her daughter to fend for herself and the two young children. Again — Vicki explained what Bravo did not.

We learned in a previous episode that Vicki purchased Briana and Ryan a house — a loan, until their house sold in Oklahoma. Vicki proved herself to be Briana’s rock through the difficult journey, and continues to call time with her family, especially two rambunctious boys, “the happiest place on earth.”

A mom chasing two little guys around needs to be 100% — we wish Briana the very best, as she fights to get there.


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