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!