Recently, several veterans of The Real Housewives have been getting fired or quitting the series left and right! It turns out that the OG of the OC, Vicki Gunvalson, has been considering adding her name to the now long list of housewives not returning.
In an interview with the Associated Press via Yahoo! News, The Real Housewives of Orange County star was asked if she had considered leaving the show. It turns out that leaving the show has crossed her mind numerous times.
“Yes. In the past three years I’ve thought about it. It’s been hard to manage my personal life and then my insurance career,” Vicki explained. “I weigh it out every year and there’s always been more good than bad. When there is a day there’s more bad than good, then I’m done. I don’t live, breathe and die a TV show.”
Vicki has gone through a lot during her ten years on the show. She got divorced, lost a few friends, went through difficult times with her daughter over her boyfriend Brooks, and on season ten, her mother passes away.
The fact that Vicki has been on the show more than any other OC housewife can be a disadvantage for her.
Vicki continued, “The disadvantage I have is the new cast members coming in have watched me, so they’re gonna try to either be my friend or they’re gonna try to tear me down. I never watched anybody. When I started filming, there was no reality show. We were the first.”
Since she has been on the show for so long, she has interacted with all of the housewives. Which ones is she still friends with?
“It changes from season to season. Tamra [Barney] is my friend … right now,” Vicki said. “Alexis Bellino absolutely is my friend. She reaches out to me weekly. I see Lynne [Curtin] every now and then. I see Jeana [Keough] every now and then. You think about all these people I’ve filmed with all these years and there’s not many I stay in touch with.”
What do you think about what Vicki had to say? Are you surprised to hear that she has considered leaving the show? Do you think she would ever actually quit?