Watching Real Housewives of Orange County’s Vicki Gunvalson and boyfriend Brooks at dinner in Season 7, Episode 8 was a little awkward. In her new Bravo blog, the 50-year-old blonde beauty explained the seemingly uncomfortable date with her touchy-feely beau. Things are OK, people. Really!
First, Vicki addressed fans’ concerns that Brooks was a little tipsy at dinner. “He was extremely nervous that night and when we were watching it together he was concerned that the viewers were going to think he was slurring his words. He was nervous and that's it,” she explains.
And despite the fact that Vicki spent dinner lamenting her first marriage and denying Brooks a smooch, the reality star insists she’s just shy in relationships, unlike her New Orleans-bred boyfriend. Vicki and shy? Now those are two words we never thought we’d see in the same sentence!
She writes: “Although at times I tend to be shy — especially in public — he doesn't feel the same way. I am very conservative with PDA (public displays of affection) and am not used to it, so I tend to get very uncomfortable.”
In her defense, Vicki says ex-husband Donn was the “extreme opposite,” so her relationship with Brooks has been an adjustment. “Brooks definitely isn't bashful about dating me, and I find it very sweet,” she writes, adding that she and Brooks both “compromise” to make it work.
Oh, gosh. Allowing PDA is such a sacrifice!