Ryan Culberson Responds to RHOC Finale, Still Has Not Apologized To Judy Stirling

8 Aug


As viewers, we’ve come to expect major drama from a season finale of Real Housewives. However, RHOC recently ended with an altercation that left viewers shocked and disgusted.  We expect the women to be the center of conflict, but Vicki Gunvalson’s son-in-law, Ryan Culberson, escalated a petty tiff with Lydia’s elderly mother, Judy Stirling, and most fans are waiting to hear him apologize for his actions. Sadly, Alexis Bellino confirmed on Monday’s Watch What Happens Live that no apology has been made. Instead, Ryan spoke out to defend himself, blaming editing and taking no responsibility for his behavior.



“There was so much more that led up to that incident which they fail to include to make me look like the crazy Marine,” Culberson told Marine Corps Times via email. “It definitely was a crazy night and I cannot get over how the producers edited it.” Culberson said he went as far as to get the family lawyers involved in order to persuade Bravo into showing a more realistic version of what went down. “Due to the contract, anything we say or do can be cut and represented they way they want. I said some things in the heat of the moment that I wish I hadn’t. But if the true story had been painted, it would be a lot more justified.”

Ryan continued by speaking to Stoopid Housewives and, once again, simply blames editing for his bad behavior.

“Clearly I wouldn’t get this mad over just the couch. There’s a ton of other factors that happened that night that won’t make television because with editing drama sells! I have the whole night recorded on my phone and under the real situation I handled myself fine due to the circumstances but that is not what you will see on this episode. Regardless, obviously I’m not cut out to deal with pretentious self-absorbed people that frequent these “parties”, besides there’s a lot more important things going on in the world then these fake-ass “reality” shows!”


Vicki also spoke to Marine Corps Times, trying her best to defend Ryan’s indefensible and deplorable behavior.  She insists that it was edited poorly and that Bravo left out the build up to his aggressive reaction.

“What Ryan did tell me when the cameras were off is she was very rude and disrespectful to him when he asked her several times to remove her feet off my sofa and the red wine she was holding, Although I can’t defend or condone how he acted because I wasn’t there at the time, I do know Ryan is a very kind man but obviously was pushed to his limit with her.”

Pushed to his limit by little Judy? That woman is a sweetheart, and she’s 64! There is absolutely no good explanation for his actions. What he should be doing his owning it and apologizing. He should never have responded that way in the first place! How on earth did he expect to come across? He was well aware cameras were filming the whole night and I simply can’t understand his point of view. I tried. I cannot imagine what Bravo would’ve left out that would justify his behavior.

Expect to see this issue addressed at the reunion, and most likely on next season as well.



In the comments section at the bottom of this post, you can see that Judy Stirling took the opportunity to respond to Ryan’s actions. Unfortunately, the situation is truly as awful as it appeared.

“I do not drink red wine. Never have. I had no drink in my hand. Ryan came into the room shouting the f-word at me a zillion times. He was so drunk. He needs anger management. I feel sorry for his family.”

P.S. How is Judy 64??? She looks incredible!

39 Responses to “Ryan Culberson Responds to RHOC Finale, Still Has Not Apologized To Judy Stirling”

  1. Judy stirling August 8, 2013 at 4:11 pm #

    I do not drink red wine. Never have. I had no drink in my hand. Ryan came into the room shouting the f word at me a zillion times. He was so drunk. He needs anger management. I feel sorry for his family.

    • Ex-Best Friend August 8, 2013 at 4:14 pm #

      Thanks for the scoop Judy. I believe every word of it. Love you on the show and hated to see you treated so terribly. Thankfully, he’s merely one person in the world and you have many, many, many that love you!

    • Kelley August 8, 2013 at 5:00 pm #

      LOVE you Judy! Don’t worry about it, he came across as a total asshole as he does EVERY episode.

    • Loveroflignt August 8, 2013 at 6:14 pm #

      Judy, so glad to see a response directly from u in regards to this. I was horrified while watching this episode and his treatment of u.. Have not been able to get it out of my mind. U are such a delightful soul… Spreading peace love light and joy into every room u enter, whether in person or via our tv’s. of all people, to see him treating U this way was just shocking. I do feel all things happen for a purpose.. Perhaps the purpose of this was to bring to light the fact that he has serious mental and or emotional issues.. Dangerously so… Which needs taken heed of. For him to attack u, of all people, that way… Indicates clearly that he needs serious help ASAP, should be removed from active duty weapons taken out of his reach, and great care taken in allowing him around the child he unfortunately fathered. Breanna needs to open her eyes, really watch this episode… And realize that he is a dangerous man. I think the reason he whisked her away so quickly after their first physical meeting (a week), is he wanted her committed to him before she saw his real colors, saw the light and got away from him. Spiritually, u are a strong and beautiful soul.. Enough so to make his behavior most apparent, and to be able to withstand the trauma.
      Keep being absolutely delightfully u, and I hope we see much more of u on the show or otherwise. Peace love and light to u :). Namaste

    • karen August 30, 2013 at 2:35 am #

      Your a sweetie Judy! you handled the situation with that nut job with class. They are all going to have a bumpy road with him, he is a toxic person and there is absolutely NO excuse for behavior like that. Kinda figured he wouldn’t be man enough to apologize and they’d all make excuses for him. I give you credit, I think I would have gone ghetto on him lol xxx

    • Jennifer May 5, 2014 at 11:15 pm #

      I knew he was s time bomb ready to explode, his manners are deplorable and self righteous. It’s Vickie’s home for one but they call Brookes abusive……..take a GOOD LOOK IN THE MIRROR Ryan!! Please RUN Brianna and take little Troy with you, I’m sorry but I’m afraid for you both💖💙

    • Jennifer May 5, 2014 at 11:21 pm #

      We all know you did NOTHING wrong Judy!!! Sorry you went through that. I just hope Brianna and baby Troy gets OUT NOW!!!!!!! Wish you and Lydia were still on the show you both were a breath of fresh air and SWEETHEARTS!!!!

  2. Burno August 8, 2013 at 9:15 pm #

    Yeh right, he has the attack recorded on his phone! Agree that seeing it was sweet July who was on the receiving end of the abuse (rather than, say, Tamra!) only serves to highlight to the world that this sort of abuse needs the spotlight shone on it. The show does not just go national, it’s shown internationally including America’s allies/ allies in Afghanistan – Australia, England, Canada, New Zealand etc etc! How is it that Vicki could ever justify obeying Ryan when he commanded her to not hug Judy as comfort, in her own home? What? She obeyed so fast me thinks she is used to doing so on a regular basis! And how is it possible for someone who probably has never owned a house let alone a BH mansion, accidentally think he owned another persons house?! Disturbing and twisted thought process to say the least….he needs treatment asap.

    • Burno August 8, 2013 at 9:17 pm #

      Sorry OC mansion!

    • Charlotte Nolan January 30, 2014 at 10:52 am #

      sure is strange how real reality tv is remember beverly hills drama?russell showed his true colours and i think rian is too sack him off and tell him to provide for his own family vic it hurts to let loved ones figure things out for themselves but its the only way gotta burst that ulser

      • Charlotte Nolan January 30, 2014 at 11:00 am #

        ps go lydia

        • Jennifer May 5, 2014 at 11:17 pm #

          AMEN and your sweet mama too💕

  3. darcywils August 8, 2013 at 11:00 pm #

    So he’s now criticising reality shows after marrying a girl that has been featured on what of the biggest for six years before he married her?
    Sorry, that’s a cop out and even if there was a way to defend that comment, it still doesn’t excuse his behaviour. Whether it happened on reality tv or not, it happened and it was unacceptably disgusting. On top of his treatment of VICKI’S GUEST Judy, he was rude to Vicki, Lydia, and Vicki’s brother Billy.

  4. RunHide August 8, 2013 at 11:02 pm #

    Not intending any offense, but do you know, factually, that the person posting as Judy Stirling is the actual person? She didn’t tweet this defense nor make a similar comment on Lydia’s blog (which seems the most logical place for it). I truly am curious and hope you’ll pm me if you w choose not to post my question. Thanks for your blog!

    • Ex-Best Friend August 9, 2013 at 12:17 am #

      Yes. We’ve corresponded on Twitter in the past. She’s read Friendly Dish since I posted about her following her first appearance on the show months ago. Thanks for enjoying the blog!

      • RunHide August 9, 2013 at 3:29 am #

        Thanks for the reply! I assumed you hv some way to filter out fraudsters, but nice to know she’s confirming the truth behind what everyone saw and heard. Just incredible that anybody wd behave so caustically toward another person, most especially an older female guest. His hometown is an hour from where I live and wonder what his friends and family think of him. Hard to embarrass rednecks, but seems pretty clear that he’s knocked that one out if the park…

  5. Totallydisgusted August 9, 2013 at 11:29 am #

    This man lied, swore and at one point wanted to attack ( V’s brother Billy) Brianan knows the truth Vicki knows the truth as well as Brother Billy, Judy and Ryan. I watched that seen over and over to hear every word to see every reaction to watch everyones body laungue. He was the agressor and he was a liar. He is looking for fame and money. Now his rushed divorce and Domestic violence is coming out. How dear him call Judy pretentious when he is the one looking to live off his MIL thinking Bri will have it all one day. This is not the first time he has acted like this toward a woman and if there is no consequence it will not be the last.. Do you hear me Bri?? Get him help or get the hell away fast!!

    • Older and Wiser August 9, 2013 at 3:14 pm #

      I am permanently disabled (crushed spine) due to a violent attack, by a psycho maniac when I was 36, that had a history of DV. I barely knew him and believed his LIES about his former girlfriend, how SHE was the instigator, supported by his parents. The other victims I didn’t find out about until AFTER (he had beaten me so bad I had to go to the hospital) he was arrested and wound up in court. PEOPLE LIKE THAT DON’T CHANGE…

  6. Concerned August 9, 2013 at 12:31 pm #

    Hi Friendly Dish,
    If you have any interest in following up on Ryan’s recent record of domestic violence/restraining order or any other reporter who does, go to:


    After accepting the terms, you type in Ryan Culberson’s name and his divorce record by his last wife (09D010806) is available (has to sent in mail though) as well as the domestic violence/restraining order (case #10V001529 filed 7/8/10) from his ex-girlfriend before poor Briana. Both of these cases are in Orange County Family Court records.

    The domestic violence in his past was mentioned last night on the Military Times website article by Gina Harkins, and she deleted the comment with the case number immediately. This is the “reporter” who wrote the story about Ryan’s behavior towards Judy as funny, as in Ryan teaches this lady some manners. What a joke, a female “reporter” condoning domestic violence.

    Anyway, do with the info what you want. I just wanted to make sure it gets out there.

    • Ex-Best Friend August 9, 2013 at 1:02 pm #

      Wow. Thank you VERY much!

    • Jess August 9, 2013 at 5:19 pm #

      Someone is going out of their way to protect Ryan because Now Stoopid Housewives post is down.

    • Charlotte Nolan January 30, 2014 at 11:08 am #

      get the truth out there even if briana wont belive it i hope she doesnt find out the hard way

  7. SCARY BEHAVIOR FROM RYAN August 10, 2013 at 1:58 am #

    This was the contact info on the website for Ryan…FYI pass it on and write them to show how disgusted you were and how aggressive he was with Judy, and Vicki’s Brother… Demand reprimanding! He at the least Judy and her family as well as his Fellow Marines who he represented on National TV HUGE apologies!!

    The 11th MEU can be reached by dialing the Public Affairs Office phone number, by email, or by mail.

    Capt Joshua Diddams

    BOX 555361
    CAMP PENDLETON, CA 92055-5361

    If you would like to reach another office at the 11th MEU, the numbers are below:

    S-1: 760-763-8267

  8. Kierah August 11, 2013 at 10:53 pm #

    Of course he hasn’t apologized……..because in his WARPED mind he has done nothing wrong. Guys like him are NEVER wrong, it’s always everybody else. The first time he appeared on the show he was an arrogant. Seems that Vicki and Briana walk on eggshells around this guy and stroke his ego so it’s not surprising at all that he hasn’t owned up to his behavior. I new when watching the excuses will come flying and they’d better back him up if they knew what was good for them. Wasn’t surprising to read that he has a Domestic Violence charge at all. I’m sure that wasn’t his fault either (sarcasm). Sadly people who live with someone like Ryan get sucked in and try to keep him calm and happy so they justify or agree with him. Cracks me up that he talks about Brooks and everything he is saying sounds like him to a “T”. He blows into the scene and now lives with his mother in law in her mansion and drives a Range Rover and think’s it’s all his? hmmmm what’s wrong with that picture! He is an embarrassment to our Brave Marines and hopefully he won’t go off and hurt some innocent person in Afghanistan who looks at him crosswise! yikes. He probably joined the MC so he can be the big tough guy he thinks he is and to get the “respect” he feels he deserves. NPD? PTSD? sociopath? psychopath? little man syndrome? whatever or all those things they never feel they did anything wrong and so they will Never get help. The family suffers along the way and it can be quite draining dealing with a person like him. .because you are constantly trying to keep them from getting pissed off and blowing a fuse and malfunctioning. They are quite toxic and sometimes you just have to cut them off like a wart. I’m sure there is editing done but the camera’s aren’t lying when you clearly see that he was holding back from hauling off on Judy when he said “what did I tell you”! he was gritting his teeth and that is some serious stuff when a twerp like him is bullying an older woman. They pick on women and children guys like this because it makes them feel big better and stronger. The entire time Briana is smiling nervously and twirling her hair. Control your man! yikes…what a douche bag

  9. Blanka August 14, 2013 at 12:53 pm #

    Regardless of what Judy may have said, and we know he’s lying regarding her comments, Ryan was way out of line and Vicky shouldn’t defend his behaviour!!! When you have guests over your house you show them respect and silly house rules don’t apply … Feet on the couch… Please. I was shocked when I saw this incident at first I thought he caught her smoking a joint or something lol which btw Ryan should try, he needs to chill out big time . I hope that Jenna and Troy never have to experience his violent behaviour but that is just wishful thinking on my part.

    And Judy, bless her soul, is adorable. Love her!

    • kirah August 14, 2013 at 5:57 pm #

      love your comment! sooooooooooo true.

  10. Hydrobug August 15, 2013 at 5:57 am #

    Briana needs to EDIT Ryan out of her life!

    • kirah August 15, 2013 at 6:56 pm #

      Totally! I’m sure we’ll all be reading about that drama down the road

  11. Miriam August 29, 2013 at 1:33 am #

    Hurrah, that’s what I was searching for, what a information!
    existing here at this website, thanks admin
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  12. Record everything? August 29, 2013 at 11:40 pm #

    Am I the only one wondering why Ryan seems to be secretly recording his entire life????

  13. prettypinkie August 30, 2013 at 11:23 am #

    Hi Judy, I’m very sorry that you had to Go through something so mean an being yelled at by Cruel and disgusting Human being like Ryan C. “You are a very Beautiful woman inside an out with so much Class I believe every word you had said again I’m very very Sorry he hurt your feelings it was not called for at all , Ryan doesn’t have any Class what’s so ever an Ryan will be remember for just that . God Bless you an your family ….Lots of Hugs!!!

  14. Patty September 2, 2013 at 9:09 am #

    Ryan is a disgrace to the Marine Corps., and a total a**hole! His wife is an idiot for defending him when she wasn’t even in the room. Judy did nothing wrong!!!!! The Marine Corps. should shit-can Ryan!

  15. Bethany September 6, 2013 at 2:30 am #

    I am so disgusted with Ryan. I can’t even believe a person like this is allowed to call themselves a marine. It’s really odd that Briana tells her mother that she has a pattern of choosing abusive men, but it seems as though Briana is on the same path. He may not be physically abusive towards her now (who knows), but any man that would treat a sweet older woman like that has problems. I hope Briana and Vicki realize everything that’s wrong, it was so sad to watch.

  16. sandy September 9, 2013 at 4:24 am #

    Judy, so sorry u had to endure such obvious abuse from this very mentally ill “man.” He is a disgrace in all ways and I fear for the safety of anybody around him. I hope he puts cameras up n his own home when he returns so that when he attacks Brianna or that poor baby it will be caught on tape. He needs serious help.

  17. Jennifer May 6, 2014 at 7:21 am #



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