February 08, 2012 03:00 PM by Ashley Lee
Last night’s season premiere of The Real Housewives of Orange County showed Vicki Gunvalson and her son discussing the pending divorce from Donn Gunvalson. And apparently that’s not the worst of it—he has recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Read on for a few words from Vicki’s son, Michael, about the dissolution of the marriage while still living in a big, OC house.
“It has sort of been weird around here for the past year or so,” said Michael, whose mother Vicki filed for divorce from his stepfather Donn in October 2010. “Donn has been very sick, Briana eloped to Las Vegas last fall, and my mom is dealing with a lot of different emotions. It’s a very stressful time right now in the Gunvalson household.”
Though they’re in the middle of a divorce, the two remain on peaceful terms when it comes to Donn’s health.
“My mom was upset when she told us. Since they are divorcing, we don’t see Donn as much as we used to. But we still care about him and are pulling for him.”
Vicki reflected on her second marriage to the Chicago Sun Times. ”I never would have guessed it—that our marriage wouldn’t make it—when we started this seven years ago,” she said.
They met when they were both working at a hardware store. “He got a job with Home Depot, and they moved us out here [to California],” she continued. “We had no intentions of being on a TV show. It just sort of happened.” Vicki also added that the show did contribute to her marital problems.
Our thoughts are with Donn, Vicki and their families in this difficult time.
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