As the true original housewife, the last remaining original cast member of the first "Real Housewives" shows, Vicki Gunvalson has received plenty of criticisms about her behavior from the public over the years. Sometimes, however, she still gets so bothered by unfair comments that she has to respond. On Wednesday, April 30, the "Real Housewives of Orange County" star angrily defended herself after being accused by someone of being a bad grandmother.
The latest episode of the show featured Vicki getting ready for her pre-Thanksgiving celebration, dubbed "Fakes-giving," with the other housewives while also babysitting Troy. While Vicki was busy preparing her dinner, the cameras showed Troy getting into everything and seemingly being ignored. A viewer tweeted to Vicki, blasting her for not properly watching her grandson Troy, specifically letting him crawl around underneath boiling pots and sizzling skillets and hearing all of the drunken yelling from the housewives.
Vicki was quick to respond. She explained that there was actually a nanny there the entire time who was not filmed. "I would never put my grandson in harms way. Shame on you," she blasted. She later clarified that Bravo had provided the babysitter so that she could have some help while filming. She also reminded the person that viewers don't see everything because of editing and privacy needs. Vicki also explained that she put Troy in his playpen when it was necessary. "I got this people!" she reassured.
Vicki Gunvalson has always talked about how much her children means to her and her love of being a grandma. The latest season of "The Real Housewives of Orange County" in particular has repeatedly featured her saying how she doesn't like living alone and would rather have her children and grandson with her at all times. So it's not surprising that being accused of being a bad caregiver would hit Vicki particularly hard, to the point where she felt the need to defend herself repeatedly.