“The Real Housewives of Orange County” star Vicki Gunvalson begins the tough process of grieving the loss of her mother on Monday’s (July 20) episode.
To help her mourn, Gunvalson has been leaving her deceased mother voicemails during the two weeks since she passed away. Maybe it’s because she has been keeping the memory alive that Gunvalson forgets her mother is dead in a heartbreaking moment.
During a bowling trip with the other ladies, Tamra Judge asks her friend if she can talk to Vicki’s daughter Briana on her behalf. Briana doesn’t approve of her mom’s boyfriend Brooks Ayers and her disdain for him is causing a continuous rift in their relationship.
“I think you could help. I just want to take her to Vegas and dance on the bar tops with her because that’s what she needs,” Gunvalson says about Briana. “I just want to go kidnap her.”
When Judge suggests getting a babysitter lined up for Gunvalson’s grandchildren, Vicki responds without thinking, “My mom’ll babysit.” It’s then that she breaks down.
“I just forgot my mom died,” Gunvalson says in a moment of shock.
The insurance mogul also tries some unconventional ways of grieving in the episode, including seeing a medium to speak to her mother one last time.
“The Real Housewives of Orange County” airs Mondays on Bravo.