The Real Housewife of Orange County’s Lauri Waring Peterson, who was on the show for the first four seasons, has made a controversial reemergence on the show this season. And while most of her on-air conflicts are with RHOOC veteran Vicki Gunvalson, she tells RumorFix exclusively, “I have no personal vendetta against Vicki.”
During the past two weeks of the reality show, Lauri, who alleged that Vicki had a three way with another man and woman, has been labeled a trouble maker and desperate for attention and fame.
“Coming back on the show was strictly just to have fun with the women,” Lauri tells our Real Mr. Housewife. “I had no idea that Gretchen [Rossi] would bring up what she brought. You have to remember that when you’re doing a reality show, my conversation with Gretchen was about a two-hour conversation that ended up getting ten minutes of the conversation that ended up on air. Of course they’re going to use the most dramatic parts.”
Lauri tells us that she and Gretchen dished about all the women, but producers only used the part about Vicki. “I do feel like there was some hypocrisy and I wanted to let Gretchen know that Vicki was the last person who should make an issue of infidelity. That was my point. Vicki has come out and admitted to cheating on Donn, so that whole personal vendetta — there is no vendetta. I’m just being honest and truthful,” she tells RumorFix.
Lauri says her issues with Vicki go back to Season Two when Lauri was working with Vicki and they confided in each other. Lauri says Vicki crossed the line by talking to George’s ex mother-in-law behind her back. At the time she was having problems with George’s ex wife (which resulted in a five year restraining order against her).
“Who talks to an ex spouse or mother in law when you’re a friend?” Lauri asks “She never mentioned anything. The very next day all of the Housewives had to go do some Bravo public relations things. Jeana Keough [a former Housewife] came to me and said, ‘Just to let you know, Vicki has an email from George’s ex mother in law and she has sent that email everywhere. Just so you know, she has sent it to several people. Those people are spreading it out and it’s going viral.’ I was very upset … A true friend would not have given this woman her email address to then accept an email which was twelve pages long of slanderous material — just all untrue, fabricated lies. To take that email and send it to everybody but me? That defined our relationship at that moment. We were not friends and I realized that.”