Gypsy Sisters’ Mellie Stanley apologizes to supporters, makes peace with ex Robbie York

Mellie Stanley

Fans of TLC’s series Gypsy Sisters are well aware of show star Mellie Stanley’s anger issues. They were not only featured on the show in numerous violent fights and screaming matches, but also played out online in the form of angry social media tirades–often because fans (or detractors) pointed out things that she herself had previously stated or done.

Last week, TLC announced they are canceling Gypsy Sisters, and, although there’s no confirmation that that announcement is related to Mellie, it did come less than a month after she got into yet another heated argument with her secret husband Skott Vuncannon. That fight resulted in the death of her young dog, as well as Skott’s arrest.

Yesterday, Mellie set aside her anger and posted a lengthy, humble apology to her supporters, one in which she admits to having an anger problem, and reveals why she married Skott despite their obvious issues:


With this journey they call life I have learned ALOT trust no man or woman everyone is out for their self and don’t care about no one but their selfs yea I got married because I loved him he got married cause he wanted money not love so for everyone talking about me my feelings was in for the real thing not money or to be spiteful

I could have been married plenty of times but THIS IS MY FIRST LEGEL MARRIAGE AND I WANTED IT TO LAST but when someone married for the wrong reason I guess it didn’t work out it was a hell of a act but guess what I’m strong enough to pick up my pieces and move on.

I’m sorry to all the people that told me right from wrong and I didn’t listen to none of ya I was blinded from my side of love. Yes I do have a lot of hate and anger in me and yes maybe I do need to go take anger management classes but it’s all from my past

I do f**k up which human don’t??? No one is perfect and that’s what I do know I have said a lot of f**ked up things in my life I have went against people that have showed me love and no I don’t mean it but I am not use to being loved at all so people that show me love I push away that’s the only thing I know to do.

And honestly I’m here to say I owe Ashley Prather I huge sorry because she has been the only one there for me to talk to when I had my problems with her cousin and she helped me out so I am sorry for what i have told her in private messages but I have not talked about her or any of skirts family what so ever in a private group or pages. But for now it’s me and my kids and I will get better with my problems sooner than later


I feel I should point out that Ashley Prather is related to Mellie’s fourth husband, Skott Vuncannon, and has been quite vocal on Facebook to keep the truth about what happened between Skott and Mellie from being distorted. (Pretty much all of Ashley’s claims have since been proven to be true.)

Continuing in the spirit of humility and willingness to admit mistakes, Mellie also had nice things to say about her ex Robbie York–who is also her son Richie’s father–yesterday:


Somethings you never expect to happen does sometimes when u say ppl will never change ive see a change in someone i once knew and it was good to spend time with him and see him and richie together even tho some of our conversation didnt go to well cause well were both stubborn but ive got to say Im Glad Of The Man Robbie has became and i hope he continues to do good. Not only for his sake but for richies but no one will take his daddy whetzels spot lol
— feeling blessed.


Meanwhile, Mellie’s husband Skott Vuncannon also posted a lengthy, apologetic statement on Facebook, in which he expressed regret that he is at times optimistic, but at other times concernedly hopeless:


Things can change in the blink of an eye….yes I mad a horrible mistake (accident) but I’m not that guy I’made out to b…and yea I’ve shunned people away that shunt have but no one pushed that on me…I’m sry for the pain I’ve caused to everyone and this is something I have to deal wit every day

yea i may not b a good person yea I’m an alcoholic yea I’m not allowed to see my beautiful lil gurl and yea I’ve burnt a lot of bridges but it was not intentially yea the road to hell was paved with good intentions and now I’m living in mine and I have to face these demons alone I understand this but I want to apologize to not only my family but to the public for wut has became of all the madness and sickness I have caused

I never meant for any of this and to my lil girl if I make it out of this in one piece I will show yu not this guy I’ve been for the past months I’m doin the best I can to fight these demons but they are winning at this moment I’m at the end of my rope and I can promise to the world that a lot is about to change

I don’t kno wits gonna happen but I guess only time will tell… once again family and friends I’m sry and don’t worry soon there will b no more antics just memories

Sincerely Skott


It sounds almost as though Skott is dealing with the twelve steps of recovery, which is a great thing. Let’s hope both Mellie and Skott will let recent unfortunate events motivate them to be better people and parents.

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  • Guest

    I wouldn’t be surprised if she suddenly died from an OD.

  • Pattipandi

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    • Minnie

      Honestly while her grammar is atrocious, the spelling isn’t that bad. I’m wondering how much of that is due to auto-correct, but still! It’d be halfway intelligent if she learned how to use proper punctuation!

  • Val

    I really wish mellie would get help. Underneath all that is a sweet little girl who just needed her mom. I hope good positive things come her way. She should get out of that nasty gypsy town. It’s sad to think her children will have to endure her childhood experiences as well.

  • Geniya

    its sad that this show is more entertaining
    than the kardshians

  • pmo

    why did she name her son after her sister, tanya’s, husband?

  • Jean

    How was this written by an adult person? Dear lord GO BACK TO SCHOOL.

  • NoSprinkles4U

    She’s a train wreck about to happen, with her drinking and running around all the time. She’s only made peace with Robbie because there’s an insider that has dirt on her regarding her treatment of Robbie. As for naming her son after his uncle, it’s gypsy tradition to keep names in the family and give everyone a nickname.

  • Bruja

    Sad there was no mention of how sorry either was that a helpless pet was killed at the hands of someone entrusted to care for him and protect him.
    Disgusting there was no offer to donate to their local SPCA or Humane Society or City Shelter in the name of their pet to help an abandoned animal suffering from abuse or neglect. Lord knows shelters are over-flowing and in need, and a little help goes a long way.

    Got remorse? Show it. Give up a little of your tacky bling in honor of the life you took, that relied on you for everything and got death in return.

  • Angi Sulfridge Key

    I’ve said from day one that she ruined the show. There’s plenty of drama without her, but adding her drinking, temper, fighting and immaturity ruined the show. I’m from a big family of 10 and if any of us acted even remotely close to her behavior we’d get called out and would turn them into cps for the children’s safety.

  • JamieNH

    Throw him against a wall like he did to that poor puppy.