RHOC’s Briana Explains Why She Still Lives with Mom Vicki Gunvalson
Real Housewives of Orange County's Briana Wolfsmith-Culberson didn't expect to be living with mom Vicki Gunvalson at this point in her life, but things didn't quite work out as planned.
"While I was pregnant, Ryan and I were house hunting and put a few offers on homes nearby and came very close to purchasing a home for our family," Briana writes in her Bravo blog. "Ryan got orders to move to another base almost three hours away, so we cancelled our house hunt and started brainstorming on our options."
With Ryan's deployment approaching, the couple spoke with Vicki and decided to "move into my mom's house so we could help my mom financially and I would have support from my mom while Ryan was in Afghanistan."
But Briana was also worried that her son Troy might get attached to people who wouldn't be in Vicki's life forever.
"My only concern with moving back home with my mom was that I didn't want whomever my mom was dating to be coming in and out of the house with the baby and I living there because I want a stable, positive environment for Troy," Briana says.
"Ryan spent a lot of time one on one with Brooks [Ayers] and saw some red flags regarding his behavior behind my mom's back," she adds.
However, Briana says she really does just want her mom to be happy.
"I would have NEVER moved into the home if I was going to get in the way of my mom's relationship moving forward, which she assured me that I wouldn't," Briana says. "At the end of the day, Ryan and I want the best for my mom."
We're just glad that they're all able to remain as civil as they have been, given the circumstances.