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Vicki Gunvalson: It’s Hard For Me Not To Want To Offer My Advice To Gina”

Vicki Gunvalson is taking to her Bravo Blog to dish on this week's episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County. Vicki Gunvalson opens up about her  sit-down with Gina Kirschenheiter and her bike ride with boyfriend Steve Lodge.

Vicki writes:

"Woo hoo! Watching this week’s episode was a lot of fun for me. 

I enjoyed meeting Gina for coffee to be sure we were OK, and that there were no hard feelings. I did feel like I was too hard on her when we all had dinner at my house, and I regret saying anything to her that may have hurt her feelings. It’s been frustrating for me to see her so casual about divorcing her husband. It doesn’t make sense to any of us and I’ve come to the conclusion that there is a lot we don’t know.

My personal take on this is, they were probably separated when we met her and that is why he decided to move to LA without her. I don’t know if that’s true, but that’s what makes sense to me. If there is anything I do know, it’s the mistakes I made in my two marriages, and if there is anything I could do to help her or anyone else, I feel inclined to speak up.

I have spent my entire professional life of almost 30 years helping people “plan for the unplanned” and my goal is to always make sure their financial future is secure. It’s hard for me not to want to offer my advice to Gina. This is not my first rodeo, I know how this ends and it’s hard. I want the best for Gina and her family, and in the future I will not dismiss her reasons but will be there to help her if she needs me. In her I see Briana and I think, “What would I tell her? What do I wish someone had told me?”

When Gina asked me a question about regretting my decision to be divorced, knowing that I am in a better place - got me really thinking about it. I think it comes down to not making the same mistakes I made before and being the best partner for Steve I can be. I’m in an amazing place, and I’m incredibly grateful and thankful that such a solid, gorgeous, loving, “no drama” man came in my life. We both live with the decision of divorce, and we talk openly about it. The truth is we both agree we should have done things differently in our past marriages to have saved them. Divorce is difficult on the kids, difficult financially and emotionally, and I’m much clearer now than I was 10 years ago on what it truly takes to make a marriage work. 

Now, onto the motorcycle ride to Cook’s Corner. Riding on the back of a motorcycle may never be my favorite thing to do, but I love doing things with Steve. I love seeing his passion for things that he loves, and I want to do things with him that makes him happy. Our relationship is in a really good place right now, because we are both working hard at it. You’ve got to “water the grass you have” and I’ll water his grass any day. He was a motorcycle officer in the past, so he’s used to it. For me, it was my first time and I was very scared.

I am so proud of Shannon for launching her Real for Real Cuisine on QVC this week. What an incredible journey she’s been through and it was very exciting to see her making her dream happen. I think she did a fabulous job and I was proud of her candidness.

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