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Why You May Not See Vicki or Tamra Back on ‘RHOC’

Season 12 of the Real Housewives of Orange County had a few good moments but overall the season didn’t live up the hype and wasn’t on par with what we’ve come to expect from the ladies of the OC.

So, it’s not shocking that there is a bevy of casting rumors out there surrounding season 13.

Let’s break down two of these latest rumors.

According to sources at Page Six, the OG of the OC, Vicki Gunvalson could be giving up her orange after 12 years.

“‘The Real Housewives of Orange County’ reunion was extremely emotional because Vicki warned the girls that she is stepping down next season,” an insider told Page Six.

“There have been quiet castings for new women,” the insider added. “The ‘Housewives’ franchise is thinking of new girls for the show and is asking around for new women for the next season. Vicki threatened to not come back at all if there’s a new cast.”

Meanwhile, sources also say that Tamra Judge “is also thinking of not coming back.”

Neither Tamra nor Vicki’s reps had any comments about the claims.

I’ve talked to Tamra a couple of times over the last few weeks, and she’s made no indication that she’s going anywhere. In fact, she seems pretty excited for season 13.

To add fuel to the fire, there are still rumors circulating about Meghan Edmonds, Lydia McLaughlin, Peggy Sulahian, and even Gretchen Rossi but more on that tomorrow!

Stay tuned to AllAboutTRH because we have a MAJOR scoop on season 13 coming tomorrow….right from several of the OC Housewives mouths!

Thoughts on these rumors? Should Bravo bring in a new cast for RHOC? Do you think Vicki will step down for season 13?

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  • mtrae9

    i hope Vicki goes, it’s long overdue! But I hope Tamra stays. I would also like to see Gretchen come back. I think she would bring the drama. And I hope the rumors are true that Peggy and Lydia are going. Couldn’t stand either of them this season.

  • Cin

    shake it up Bravo

  • Colojunebug

    Vicki kills it in the insurance business. She is a millionaire in her own rights and doesn’t depend on Housewife money to live. That being said there isn’t any drama in insurance and she lives for the drama. Now that Vicki and Tamra have made up I don’t know what kind of drama they will bring but it would be boring without them. Please do not bring Gretchen back. Her kind of fake drama we can do without. It will be interesting now that Kelly is divorced as well as Shannon. They can bring on some dating drama.

  • michers

    As much as I cannot stand VG and I Like Tamra even though she’s not perf, I can’t imagine keeping this show without them ( their collective BS lol) . I’m not sure I’d watch a totally new recasted OC-it wouldn’t be the ” OC”. I would remove some from this last season for sure .

  • shaw

    I don’t believe Vicki is leaving now she’s on good terms with Tamra and Shannon someone said about bringing Gretchen back

    HELL to the NO. The show would go back to the way it was then

    Would love heather back and Two new housewives 🙂

    Get rid of Meghan, Peggy and Lydia

  • Trixie

    I wish this were true. Mostly just Vicki. I can’t hear about her love tank anymore. I can’t watch her cluelessness anymore. I can’t watch her think she’s cute anymore. She’s a walking contradiction. Saying she’s one thing but actually being another thing. Uhg. Tamra has to work for that house. ?????

  • Kiddle

    If it’s true than their both holding out for more dough. Neither of these narcisstic females will ever leave the camera. Their hooked!

  • Kirby

    Quit and do what ? ? they will have to be dragged out

  • samael

    Vile has said each season “I will NEVER leave”.. the only thing she is honest about. Why would Tam’s move out of camera range?
    Niether of these OG famewhores would willingly quit.

  • ????????Ð??Ð????

    I don’t believe either of these rumors. The only way the POS cancer scammer will leave is if the show is cancelled, she’s fired or dies. Whichever comes first. As for Tamra, this is her bread and butter. How else will she make a living. Cut Fitness doesn’t make money and they they just bought a house. She could go back to Real Estate but she would never come close to making the money she makes now. I doubt she was very good as an agent. I wouldn’t buy anything from her or any other HW for that matter.

    • Rain
    • ~Medusa~

      All good points. I know that Shrieki would only leave the show, by force. But, it is a nice daydream…

      • ????????Ð??Ð????

        Right, it is a nice daydream, unfortunately I think that’s all it is. Why fire her now? The damage was done when she brought her tankfiller Bubba onto the show and perpetrated her Cancer con. Why now? Not that I would complain but I don’t get it. Much too little too late.

        • ~Medusa~

          Better late than never…
          It’s possible that Blahvo would take the boring season out on her hide. Since VG likes to brag that it is HER show. SHE has the most culpability for its falling ratings. Ratings are more important than ethics.

          • ????????Ð??Ð????

            You are right, better late than never. The only reason Bravo would fire PigFace is they believe she is costing them money. Ratings were down, the season sucked. Bravo wants to keep the HW franchise going as along as possible. It’s what really put them on the TV viewing map. I also think it will be their downfall. Why can’t they come up with some new ideas?

            • ~Medusa~

              Blahvo pushes new concepts all the time. Many are short lived because they are preposterous, redundant or extremely boring.

            • Rain

              i think next on the stunt list is a ‘best of HW’ with different women from different cities . Andy has alluded to Thad before and he has a dream cast

              • ????????Ð??Ð????

                That’s an idea I won’t be interested in.

                • Rain

                  I don’t see how it would work ! For one, where will they all shoot ? What city ?!

          • Rain

            Darn, I said the same before reading this ! Apologies ???

            • ~Medusa~

              *GMTA*

        • Rain

          The only logical answer to me would be ratings !! That’s all bravo cares about , let’s be honest ! The awful ratings MAY prompt them to ditch her

        • michers

          Exactly . If she wasn’t handled already for that disgusting display of a season , she’s not leaving now . Bravo actually aided in some of her bad behaviors even setting up the phone call ( IMO) from her daughter about her mom passing . That was just terribly carried out .

          • ~Medusa~

            Blahvo did more than arrange the fake phone call. They gave free ad time to the fake cancer juice pusher, clubDetox on the show. The producers had to know Brokes’ “cancer” was fake since there were no appointments for them to follow Vicki Nightingale as his caretaker. Yet, they did film the retired Dr. Zermano in the phony office visit. That masquerade was easily unraveled by savvy gossip site reporters. IMO, Blahvo was complicit in the fraudulent scam, too. Albeit, it was mostly Shrieki’s scheme. She concocted it for her own financial benefit.

            • michers

              I think so too that can be only explanation as to why she’s still there !

          • ????????Ð??Ð????

            Absolutely agree about the phone call. I heard they shot it 3 times before they were happy with what they filmed. I always forget about it because the cancer scam overshadows everything the grifter has ever done.

    • Kirby

      Real estate is so saturated and you’re right she probably wasn’t a good agent ?

  • Betty

    That would be great. Of course they are coming back though. Vicki loves the attention and Tamra has no other income.

    • DeeDeeSD

      Bingo.

  • ~Medusa~

    If the rumor is true that Shrieki is history: ~ It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas ~ And a Happy New Year!!!!!

    • Rain

      I WANT to believe this but I just can’t bring myself to ?? Andy is a sadist and this is way too easy . Still , fingers crossed!
      Plus NO WAY Tamra bought this new house for nothing !

      • ~Medusa~

        I know. But, for the fun of it; I’ll play along until the truth is revealed. I suffer from wishful thinking when it comes to having the RHOC be Vicki-free. LOL

        • Rain

          It would definitely make sense to fire the swine! I mean what could her SL possibly be ?? More twatty behavior ? We’ve seen enough . Point her to the senior trough ??

          • ~Medusa~

            Shrieki’s SL could be: getting MARRIED again!!! She’s ensnared Steve to do the dirty deed. LOL

            • Rain
              • ~Medusa~

                LOLOLOLOL Perfect!!!!

                • Rain

                  The deed is done , he resigned . But I’m glad he pointed out ‘the irony ‘

                  • ~Medusa~

                    I saw that. Good for Al. I think he got a raw deal by not being able to have his case heard by the ethics committee.

            • ????????Ð??Ð????
              • ~Medusa~

                Awwww, what a pair!! The stupidest sow in the sty and her “handler”.

                • ????????Ð??Ð????

                  Her handler!!!! She does need a handler, doesn’t she? I have a feeling her handler, Briana, just moved across the country and is more than glad to have relinquished the job.

                  • ~Medusa~

                    I wonder about that move…. Is it a set up for Briana to get a spin-off? Will the porcine peasant go there???

                    • ????????Ð??Ð????

                      Oh gawd, please NO!! I didn’t mind Briana in small doses, especially if she was calling out the grifter but I can’t stand her huzzzband and sorry to say, I don’t find her children entertaining or cute.

                    • ~Medusa~

                      I completely share your opinion!!!! I hope I’m wrong. I just have a nagging feeling that Briana’s abrupt move was too surprising. VG didn’t seem to know about it at the reunion. I also don’t trust Andy. He would definitely install the LYING LIAR Face elsewhere because she amuses him.

                    • luvmyfrenchie

                      Ita & thought it was just me who felt enough of them:)

                    • ????????Ð??Ð????

                      LOL

                    • Rain

                      Oh I haven’t thought about that . I can’t see PigFace filming in Carolina though

                    • ~Medusa~

                      Vickileaks will go any place to film.

                    • Rain

                      Probably true ??

              • Betty

                OMG. lol

          • ????????Ð??Ð????
            • ~Medusa~

              Perf!

            • Rain

              ???? I love it ?

        • ????????Ð??Ð????

          I believe a lot of us will, play along in hope against hope this might possibly be true. *holds vigil https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7d1bfbdc9d07b435a5c37b129aaa7957cacbca8f1e396cdbe89bc80069752fb7.gif

          • ~Medusa~

            HAHAHAHAHAHAHA – You’re on FIRE today, FiddleDeeDee!!! I can’t stop laughing…

            • ????????Ð??Ð????

              LOL, thank you mein freund!! Have to have some fun at VG’s expense.

              • ~Medusa~

                The possibilities for mocking Leather-Face are infinite!!!

            • Rain

              She sure is ????

          • Rain

            That’s EPIC ???

      • ????????Ð??Ð????

        Same Rainy. No way do I believe this but I will wish upon a star hoping against hope this is true!! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c3253f6d894ac79f044bdb7654b53b09c409ef4af4aed3d8beaf658783082d73.gif

        • Rain

          Yes , all we have is hope ??

    • swizzle

      Not firing Vicki after cancergate was the downfall of OC. No one is buying this fake make up among the women now. Just can Vicki and move on. Producers will look back on that as their biggest mistake with this show.

      • ~Medusa~

        Hi swizzle!! I completely agree that Vickileaks should have been dumped after cancer-gate. Blahvo didn’t feel the viewers’ outrage, apparently. It’s hard to fathom why the producers introduced another cancer SL to THIS franchise!!! I bet they maneuvered Petty to glom onto VG to show what a wonderful friend she can be. “If a cancer victim can overlook Vickileaks’ crimes, then all’s well.” Yet, Petty was unbelievable. So, that SL & the season, went over like a lead balloon.

    • ????????Ð??Ð????

      Hahaha, yes!! Personally I don’t mind Tamra but if they booted Pigface Gunvalson, it would make all the difference. Celebrations would break out spontaneously across the nation!!
      MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/57f92e43c08ffc513cbbb0c5368e5ebdf7305f3db81ffeb5ab262bd99859d2e9.gif