Vicki Gunvalson, the star of 'The Real Housewives of Orange County', says she and husband DONN GUNVALSON need privacy after confirming they are to divorce. Gunvalson told US Magazine how the couple 'tried' to keep the marriage going, but said "It's just too hard on both of us".
Vicki and Donn married in 1994, and despite not having any children together, they lived with Gunvalson's son and daughter from a previous marriage. In 2009, the couple renewed their wedding vows during a tropical getaway which was filmed for the reality show, but have now decided to call it a day. The 48-year-old businesswoman told fans on her official Facebook page, "Anyone who has gone through a divorce understands that this is a personal matter and a difficult time in our lives. Therefore we ask that you please respect our privacy at this time", before adding, "Donn has been an important part of my life and he will continue to be".
Gunvalson, who is one of the original cast members on 'Real Housewives', confirmed that she is set to begin filming the show's sixth season. The series is set to feature two new 'housewives', PEGGY TANOUS, and FERNANDA ROCHA, and will begin airing on Bravo in late 2010.