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I'm Jealous of Tori Spelling's Guncs!

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Each time I see Mehran, Scout, and Bill hold Tori's kids or prance her down a red carpet, pangs of envy eat at my innards.

Vivian Manning-Schaffel: As some of you may know, I've developed a serious jones for "Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood." And one of the main reasons I feel I can relate to her is that she's got a healthy stable of valiant "Guncs" (gay uncles) in her corner. And thanks to Dean's work and bouts of douchetastic behavior, her beautiful gay-boy mafia never fails to swoop in and rush to her aid in times of stress and codependence.

tori spelling and her gay friend
Now, I'm a big ol' Hag. I'm such a Hag that I write A Hag Supreme, a blog about being a Hag. So I wholeheartedly endorse any display of love between Hags and their men. But each time I see Mehran, Scout, and Bill hold Tori's kids or prance her down a red carpet, pangs of envy eat at my innards. Sadly, half my key gays live miles and miles away and I'm here in the big city. My local Guncs are lovely, wonderful people, but are usually way too busy to act as a stand-in for my Hub on the rare occasion he's MIA.

So, I fend for myself and count my blessings. When we are fortunate enough to get to hang out, my kids have a few incredibly wonderful Guncs who represent at births, birthday parties, and the occasional full-fam visit. They are a huge blessing to have in our lives, and not just because we laugh until we cry and they truly enjoy catapulting Matchbox cars into my kitchen. Through our friendship, my kids witness the value of true platonic friendship between men and women, and don't know to make judgments based on gender. And they'll know that they can love whomever they damn well want to love with tons of support for their choices, both gay and straight.

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5 comments so far | Post a comment now
Anonymous June 24, 2009, 12:59 PM

Mehran not mehmet

Beth June 24, 2009, 3:59 PM

Her friend’s name is Mehran. My husband & I love the reality show she does with Dean. They seem like such a fun couple. We’re giving away a copy of her new book Mommywood on our site in July.

anonymouse June 24, 2009, 5:55 PM

‘guncs,’ really?

The Mad Mom June 24, 2009, 6:10 PM

Really! Sorry for the typo guys - a kid with swine flu does not make it easy to work at home!

Anonymous June 24, 2009, 6:43 PM

she needs the guncles because her husband is off making a movie or doing what he wants to (motorcycles, scuba diving) while she’s at home with the kids.

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