Vicki Gunvalson is known as the matriarch of the Real Housewives. She is currently starring in her seventh season of Real Housewives of Orange County and shows no signs of slowing down! During a recent appearance, Vicki dished on her success and getting the biggest shock of her life on reality TV!
"At 19 I was dating my first husband, at 20 I had gotten married. I wanted to be a mom and a wife and I wasn't looking for a career," Vicki told KTNV. In other words, Vicki had every intention of being an actual housewife!
"Then, at 29 I got divorced and I really had to figure it out. I got into the insurance business and I realized I wasn't the only woman at 29 or 30 without a career. My goal is to teach people that you can't depend on anyone else for your financial freedom." She is doing just that. Fans of the show know that regardless of the man in her life, she is going to be on her own two feet. Even on the show, she is known for having a great work ethic -- some even say she works too hard!
On a recent episode of Real Housewives of Orange County, Vicki's daughter Briana revealed that she had run off to Vegas with her boyfriend and gotten married! Vicki was devastated. "I really thought I was in a nightmare. I thought, 'this is not happening,'" she said. "I had NO idea they were going to get married!"
KTNV also notes that when the next season of RHOC begins, Vicki will hold the title for longest-running reality TV star!
Watch Vicki Gunvalson and the ladies in season 7 of Real Housewives of Orange County every Tuesday at 9/8c.