The Real Housewives of Orange County have apparently been told to keep the ratings up for the upcoming reunion. Meghan is attacking Vicki nonstop on Twitter while retweeting comments from deranged fans about what great parenting skills she has. (I’m not kidding, that is really happening). Heather told ET that she is done with Vicki because she said on WWHL that no one reached out to her during filming. Heather admits on ET that she does not hang out with Vicki in between filming, thus agreeing with Vicki that she is just a TV friend and says that she called her right before WWHL so she did reach out. Dear Heather, a carefully timed call just before Vicki goes on WWHL is not reaching out to someone who lost their mother and was dumped by their boyfriend. That’s just trying to butter her up so she won’t speak ill of you on the show. Did you see how Vicki looked on WWHL?
Tamra has once again deserted Vicki and had Instagram pics up of her with Shannon and of her with Meghan. Because despite Vicki taking her back every single time she betrays her, Tamra has flipped again. It was just one month ago, after all filming had wrapped except the reunion that Tamra was Vicki’s cheerleader at WWHL with Jeff Lewis. Meanwhile this weekend Vicki is having a PJ party in Laguna Beach and Shannon is in Michigan with the whole family for a Trojans game while discussing the pros and cons of the vodka in Michigan on Twitter. (Again I feel the need to say I am not making that up.)
So let’s look at Vicki’s blog. It should be pointed out that Vicki did not blog that much this season because she had a few things to deal with, like her mother dying, her boyfriend leaving her, and all of her TV friends behaving more like enemies than friends.
Excerpts from Vicki’s blog below, my comments in purple pen.
As I write this blog, I have so many mixed emotions, but mostly it’s sadness and betrayal.I don’t know how or why the season ended the way it did, but all I want to share with you at this time is my perspective and what I went through this year AFTER the death of my mother. The constant subject line of Brooks’ cancer, his choice of treatment, and if he was “faking” it or not has gotten out of control. My stance is I do not believe he faked cancer, as there are way too many people involved, way too many doctor visits and way too many doctor reports which would be very difficult to falsify. As I said at the reunion, I didn’t have enough information that he does have cancer, and I didn’t have enough information that he doesn’t. Brooks became very private with his health information the last few months of our relationship, which made it difficult for me to discuss this with him. For the love of God, can we FINALLY stop talking about Brooks’ cancer?
When the season started filming he had already finished two rounds of chemo and was going to start another one after we returned from Puerto Vallarta in January. (And normal people would not be asking for proof of this. Also, contrary to what Briana, medical expert on all things cancer says, lots of people travel when they have cancer. My sister went to Italy with stage four breast cancer in between chemo and surgeries. Sure she went to urgent care in Italy, but she went. Not everyone lays down and dies) We discussed about my involvement in his treatment and how difficult it was going to be for me to attend everything. Due to my busy schedule of filming, running my insurance business, and going to OKC to see my daughter a lot, (Yet whiny ass Briana claims she was putting Brooks before her) I wasn’t around for many of his doctor visits. Brooks understood my schedule and had many people around him who were there for him when I couldn’t be. Let’s hope they were not requesting to see his medical records.
As the season progressed, I could see the women starting to question me more and more about his cancer. One of the things that I agreed with him was to not discuss it without him present, which brought on more controversy. This is not normal friend behavior. Friends would say, I completely understand Brooks wanting to keep his cancer treatments private. It’s none of our business. Please let us know how we can help. Unless of course production told them to pry and try to destroy the primary relationship of someone who is grieving the death of her mother. But that would be despicable. Oh wait, it’s Bravo.
The hardest part of all of this is that I know the ladies initially were coming from a good place, but unfortunately my emotions were heightened due to many personal reasons and I couldn’t see that. Hindsight, I didn’t handle things always in the calmest manner which I am sorry for that, but I was extremely frustrated having to always be questioned about him. It’s kind of Vicki to give them the benefit of the doubt, but there is no kind way to antagonize a friend about the medical treatment of someone they barely know. This was pure evil behavior likely done at the behest of production to grab ratings. They have no boundaries.
The lunch with Shannon was a very difficult one for me to watch and have. That was the beginning of her and I having a “falling out” which breaks my heart. I know Shannon had Brooks’ best interest in mind when she referred her doctor, but in the end it was Brooks’ decision to stay where he was with his current team of physicians not mine. I removed myself from his health decisions, as it was starting to cause too much conflict. And yet, Shannon flat out refused to remove herself from his health decisions, just like Meghan. This whole cancer story with Brooks really has made me upset. I mean who questions someone’s private health and their treatment plan? Is this normal behavior by grown adults? No it is not. It is the behavior of media whores who will do anything for camera time. Anything. To be fair, Vicki, you’ve done some pretty awful things yourself to get attention. But this is a new low for Bravo.
I remember back in 2012 when Tamra disclosed she was diagnosed with cervical cancer while on the Dr. Oz show CLICK HERE TO WATCH (scroll through to 2.20 minutes to hear Tamra reveal she had cervical cancer). It was the first time any of us had heard she was diagnosed with cervical cancer and we were all in shock that she had never talked about it prior to that. (Except on the show, she says she only told Vicki) No one at that time ever asked her for her medical records, and since then we haven’t heard anything about it after that does that mean she was faking it for attention?? I mean if you are diagnosed with cervical cancer isn’t that pretty serious? I also pulled up this article that said Tamra wanted her breast implants removed to “taking back control of her body” to now only a few years later put the implants back in. So…should we ask Tamra for her medical records to see if in fact she really had cervical cancer and lumps in her breasts? No! That would not be normal behavior and we trust that Tamra told us the truth. Just interesting we haven’t heard anything about it since then. It is interesting. And from the treatment Tamra described it sounds more like she had HPV which is genital warts and a pre-cancerous condition that was sandblasted off her cervix. Cervical cancer itself would require chemo. Can you even have lumps in your breast if they are silicone? I mean I know you can still get lumps in your actual breast tissue, but could you feel them if there are implants on top? I dunno, I’m just asking.
The finale episode where Shannon feels I betrayed her by telling my brother and his girlfriend about David’s affair was wrong. I never betrayed her, she was just embarrassed that it was exposed again when it was supposed to be about badgering me. She wasn’t embarrassed. She was broadcasting the infidelity far and wide. She was pissed that Rhonda called her out on her hypocrisy. Which is kind of crazy. Because if eviscerating your husband, dragging your kids on TV to tell them about what Daddy did, and talking about her husband fishing an enema nozzle out of her ass, didn’t embarrass her, who would think pointing our her hypocrisy would. I guess Shannon wants to be blameless in all things and the victim. I knew what David and Shannon shared this season, and it was Shannon’s decision to reveal the affair so I didn’t think it was a secret to tell my brother. All the ladies already knew, so for me to tell my brother privately was NOT betraying her. He had met David and Shannon the year before in Puerto Vallarta so he was aware of their marriage struggles as they were discussed there. When I told Billy and Ronda that they were able to reconcile their marriage and that they filmed their journey, I was proud of them and was their biggest supporter. I was not being malicious by any means. I think it is perfectly normal for a sister to tell her brother the lay of the land while walking in to filming with this coven of witches. I also think it is normal for said brother after a few drinks to let the others know they had hurt his sister’s feelings.
What you don’t know is that last year Tamra actually told the group about David’s affair at a dinner we were all at, and even disclosed the woman’s name and information about her. Notice how Tamra is connected to all the drama and backstabbing in this group and Vicki forgives her over and over. Bottom line here is Shannon knew that Heather, Tamra, and Lizzie all knew and by me telling my brother privately in my home was not any secret. Me telling my brother about the affair before the baptism was not a betrayal, the fact is the other ladies were well aware of the affair. Yet Shannon is still tweeting that nobody else knew at that time. I could have sworn one of the housewives was on WWHL and said she and the rest of the ladies all knew at last year’s reunion. I don’t remember who, and I can’t find a recap. Does anyone else remember that?
I stood by my word with her and kept this secret she told me last year, as I promised Shannon I would. I never told any of the ladies or discussed the affair the entire time we filmed this season because I didn’t want to hurt Shannon and wanted her to trust me with this very serious information.
Regarding the IV issue – I addressed this at the reunion. After Brooks’ first treatment in October, he was extremely sick and dehydrated. I talked with one of my friends who said he should get an IV with fluids to hydrate him and she had a doctor friend that she was going to call for me. I told her not to do that, as I was going to call Briana to get her opinion if she thought Terry Dubrow would know of someone that could come to the house. You had someone on the phone who was going to call a doctor for you, but you wanted to call your kid in Oklahoma to ask her if she thought Terry would know someone? In the middle of the night? And you wonder why people question your stories? I told Briana when I hung up with her and I was going to call Terry to ask him. When I asked Brooks if it was okay to call Terry, he said “no and that he would call his own doctor in the morning”. I failed to tell Briana that I didn’t call Terry and she assumed I did. When she met with Tamra for lunch without me, she told her of this IV situation which then was told to Heather/Terry by Tamra. This was not Briana’s fault or Tamra’s fault and I take full responsibility for this. I learned a big lesson here, it’s really to clarify everything I say, especially if it’s not followed through, as you never know when it comes back to you. My apologies on all of this and should have never gotten Terry/Heather involved. You should have never called Briana for anything about Brooks. Or talked to her about Brooks treatment at all. That was your mea culpa.
As for me, my opinion remains the same. I have no reason not to believe that Brooks does not have cancer. I would never question someone who says they have cancer. I would especially not interrogate a friend who says their partner has cancer. If my friend’s mother died, I would be supportive and not interrogate her about anything. If my friend’s boyfriend dumped her, I would not scream far and wide about what a scumbag the boyfriend was. The behavior of these ratchet harpies this season does not align with anything I consider friendship. If I were a producer of reality TV show, I would choose someone else for a turn in the hotseat as soon as my initial target’s mother died. But, hey. That’s just me.
It seems that Bravo is being rewarded with great ratings for this disgraceful mess. And hey, that is all that counts, right?
P.S. Shannon just filmed new talking heads for the Secrets Revealed episode. I find that very interesting.