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Real Housewives Of Orange County: Vicki Opens Up About Being Abused

November 27, 2009 01:05 PM by Britteny Elrick


The Real Housewives of Orange County star, Vicki Gunvalson, seems to get anything she wants these days. However, things in Vicki’s life haven’t always so great – or easy – and that is exactly what she talked about in her recent interview with Life & Style.

Although Vicki is happily married to her second husband Don for 15 years, she said that her first marriage was a nightmare. She said she was abused emotionally, verbally and even physically. Vicki told Life & Style that her first husband, Michael, was an alcoholic. “He abused me verbally. He had many affairs during our marriage,” she said.

One time, Vicki said that he was about to hit her while she was holding their baby. “I was 23 years old and pregnant for the second time,” Vicki added. “I was really scared.”

Eventually, Vicki had enough. “I had to be his mother. I’d throw cold water on him to wake him up for work. It was a very hard life,” she said. When she turned 30, she finally decided she needed to make a change. “It was a pivotal point in my life,” she explained. “I didn’t want to live my 30s the way I’d lived my 20s. I wasn’t happy. I wasn’t loved.”

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