“Producers are pushing for juicer storylines, so Vicki’s going to extremes to spice things up – she’s terrified of being fired,” reveals a source, who claims that Vicki dangled the possibility of an engagement and wedding to Bravo producers at the start of season 14.
For months rumors have been swirling the Vicki was demoted to a friend of the Housewives for season 14 and that the only way she could secure a full-time spot was to get engaged. Andy Cohen has denied this rumor as has Vicki.
“Vicki loves being on the show and all the glamorous perks that come with being a Housewife. She’s not ready to give that up.”
Meanwhile, it seems like Vicki and her family might be rubbing RHOC producers the wrong way.
Vicki’s son Mike Wolfsmith revealed that producers were not happy with him during the filming of the season 14 finale, which happened to be Vicki and Steve’s engagement party.
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Looks like Tamra and Shannon hosted such an amazing engagement party!! ? This picture is so wholesome since these three have been through so much together…Finally seeing them all celebrating happiness and maintaining their friendships is extremely sweet. Everyone looked beautiful!! So excited for this season to air..have a feeling it’ll be a favorite of mine ? • #rhoc #realhousewivesoforangecounty #vickigunvalson #tamrajudge #shannonbeador #tresamigas • @vickigunvalson @tamrajudge @shannonbeador
On Instagram, Mike revealed that producers were upset with him for leaving filming early; adding that he only gets paid by the day.
“#NotEDC. I was there for an hour and the producers were pissssed. #paidbytheday #backtovegas#freebooze #adios,” Mike captioned several photos from the event, which he spent 4 hours filming at. Adding, “I get paid by the day and I was there for minimal time.”
In the comments, Mike added that producers did thank him for filming but says they were “more bitter than anything I didn’t give them more material.”
The Real Housewives of Orange County will return to Bravo in August for season 14.