He's very, "You don't lie, you don't cheat, you don't steal, you do the right thing."What a difference in personalities between Steve and how Brooks was perceived on the show. Why is it okay for Tamra to talk bad about me, when it's not okay to talk about her relationship?
Like literally tried to kill me emotionally, mental, physically, morally. So I lay down for two days and just prayed, journaled…little by little I was able to get my strength back mentally. And then I got Briana back here, got her to City of Hope, which actually saved her life. Anyone who's going through a bad time, it's a storm that you're in. I feel like I went through that to learn a life lesson. I was able to get my mind clear and just know that that relationship is in the past. Steve said, "Vicki, there is no other woman I know that can run a business the way you do, be on a reality TV show and expose all of this and still come out okay." So he gets it. If I really wanted to talk about it, I would have said it on camera, I didn't.
We can file this story under “I didn’t see this coming.” Didn’t Vicki Gunvalson help Briana and Ryan put a down payment a house so that Briana could prepare for Ryan once he was finally discharged from the military?
Didn’t we see them renovating the house with all the personal touches Briana required?
We have to accept each other with what we're bringing… I just support him and walk away, like, "I'm very busy so whatever you want to do."There are times when I hear you still talk about Brooks. If Brooks were to turn up now what would you say to him?
We may not have the fireworks all the time, but that's not real. There's been talk he might be running for mayor, would that mean you have to give up the show? [We are] two people coming together and having to accept each other a hundred percent—I'm not going to change him and he's sure as hell not going to change me. My first husband, Don, who I was married to for 20 years…you don't just forget about them. News interviewed Brooks two years ago, he gave us fake cancer documents leading to even more questions about his credibility and whether he had really been diagnosed with cancer.
[Vicki's daughter, Briana, was diagnosed with lupus at the end of 2016]. Your relationship with some of your castmates has not improved this season. Make a life for your family because divorce is not fun." So if she goes back in her mind, I was her biggest cheerleader. Our friendship took a toll but I don't want anything bad for her. Tamra Judge also says she been under a lot of stress because of the situation with you. I'm okay with just being like, "Let's get together, go to dinner and talk about trips planned and our kids." We can be those friends and not be hurtful to each other.
I don't want to fall back to where I was two years ago or even a year ago. [to be] a good partner, the best grandmother I can be, being there for my kids and then building this business so I can leave a legacy for my family.
To just keep focused and not let outside influences in…
I got this situation happening with my relationship. When I turned 55 it felt good to have it all behind me.
I got my friends thinking one thing about me that wasn't the truth. Ryan recently gave this explanation on Instagram, “Today it became official!