So much for that "awesome, elegant weekend" Lydia McLaughlin was planning for The Real Housewives of Orange County. Ever since Lauri Peterson first told Gretchen Rossi she had caught Vicki Gunvalson in bed with another man and woman, we've been waiting for the threesome bomb to drop on Vicki. Tonight it did, and talk about an explosion.
Vicki was livid to say the least, and justifiably so. There was steam coming from those Canadian mountains when Tamra Barney finally told her what Gretchen said Lauri said. It was a big, messy trail of mistruth, and there were exactly two people responsible for the whole mess -- Lauri and Gretchen. Of course, both of them proclaim to be totally innocent in the whole thing. Of course.
It seems pretty evident that Vicki did not have a threesome. She's previously explained that it was her sister and another man lying in bed fully clothed watching a movie that Lauri witnessed. And as Tamra said, "She can’t even say the word vagina, she’s not going to go down on one."
Even Lauri backtracked big time saying she never said it was a threesome. No, she may not have used that word, but her implication was crystal clear, and it was a low, low thing to do.
Almost as low was Gretchen then going and spreading the rumor to Heather Dubrow and to Tamra. She acts all innocent, but she was extremely calculating in her moves. She couldn't wait to share this dirty secret about Vicki with everyone, and if she hadn't, they might have all been skiing instead of screaming on those mountains.
Vicki admitted that she and Donn both cheated on one another during their marriage. Gretchen practically fainted with joy at hearing this admission, but that's the past, and good for Vicki for owning it. As for Lauri, she just looks like more of an attention whore looking for relevance on the show than ever. She and Vicki may have bad blood between them, but getting back at someone by spreading rumors you know aren't true is just sleazy. It's really time for her to exit now, because if that's all she's bringing to the show, we don't need it. I am dying of curiosity to find out what dirt Vicki has on Lauri, though she should take the high road and keep it to herself.
So now Lauri is pissed at Gretchen for telling what she told her; Vicki is pissed at Lauri and Gretchen for spreading lies; Gretchen's pissed at Tamra for playing both sides of the fence; Gretchen's pissed at Lydia for saying it's all her fault; and Gretchen's apparently pissed at Heather for calling her out about being a liar face regarding the TV show. It truly was a clusterfuck of friends, as Tamra dubbed it. Weirdly, it's Alexis Bellino who's pretty much the only one not involved in the drama.
It will be interesting to see how the rest of this Canadian trip plays out. Alexis's and Lydia's blinged-out Bibles may be the only salvation if things keep going in this direction.
Do you think Vicki is right to be furious at Lauri? What about at Gretchen?
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