On Monday’s episode of the Real Housewives Of Orange County Staff Sgt. Ryan Culberson, a joint terminal attack controller with 11th Marines, out of Camp Pendleton, Calif., is currently deployed to Afghanistan on his fourth tour. Ryan as we call him married his wife, Briana, in 2012. She is the daughter of RHOOC star Vicki Gunvalson, season 8 just aired, the 3 part reunion starts airing Monday. Ryan has appeared on the show for the past two seasons.
There wasn’t one person I know that wasn’t disgusted with Ryan’s behavior and comments he made during the season finale. Some say his behavior brought discredit on the Marine Corps. Others say blaming him for the way he acted is a double standard, since the “housewives” on the show are regularly yelling at each other and calling each other names.
The incident in question occurred off camera, with audio, viewers heard a portion of a conversation between the mother, Judy Stirling, of one of the housewives, Lydia McLaughlin. Where Ryan blasted her for resting her feet on Vicki’s sofa and “went off” on her. Ryan emailed Battle Rattle, the Military Times Blog
Ryan said Bravo’s edits didn’t show the full story.
“There was so much more … that led up to that incident which they fail to include to make me look like the crazy Marine. It definitely was a crazy night and I cannot get over how the producers edited it.”
So why didn’t Ryan state what led up to his meltdown?
Ryan has hired lawyers to persuade Bravo into showing a more realistic version of what went down.
“But due to the contract, anything we say or do can be cut a represented they way they want”
Ryan has some regrets:
“I said somethings in the heat of the moment that I wish I hadn’t. But if the true story had of been painted it would be a lot more justified.”
Vicki even told Marine Corps Times that she wasn’t there to see what happened between her son-in-law and Stirling, but said the show only depicted Ryan’s reaction, and not what led up to it.
“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.”
Lastly Ryan told the blog:
“I think you just need to make sure you steer clear of any drama that would make you look bad or bring discredit on the Marine Corps. I think, unless it’s something positive, it’s just not a good idea. Putting anything negative out there is only going to create problems.”
Ryan was previously married to Melia Daniel Culberson, they obviously divorced but while he was married to her he was accused with domestic violence by his girlfriend, Rachel Lawrence, the judge granted her a restraining order against him. I always thought Brianna was the smart one, I guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Vicki and Briana sure know how to pick them.
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