Even though Real Housewives of Orange County star Vicki Gunvalson and her ex-husband Donn Gunvalson had a pretty nasty split, it seems our favorite OC grandma has nothing but kind(ish) words for her former husband. Or, at least, that seemed to be the case on Watch What Happens Live.


The subject of Donn came up following a viewer question about the couple’s failed relationship, which was prodded even further by host Andy Cohen who wanted to know if Vicki thought she and Donn would have been happy if not for the show.

“I don’t think Donn and I were ever really happy,” Vicki replied.

Donn, Vicki shared, is much happier not married to her — and she’s much happier not married to him. “We’re still dear friends,” Vicki shared. “He still stays in a lot of contact with Briana.”

“Yeah, you paid him all that spousal support, so I’m sure he’s thrilled,” Andy snarked.

“He’s very happy,” Vicki responded breezily.

That’s a kind attitude for Vicki to have, but it didn’t stop her making one last crack at Donn: “He’s not dating anyone right now — interesting, because he was dating while we were married.” Vicki then laughed, and clapped a hand to her mouth. “Oh, did I just say that? Yeah. I did.” You bet you did, girl, and we love it!

Do you think Donn and Vicki are really friends? Would Vicki and Donn still be married if not for RHOC? Tell us what you think in the comments!