Vicki Gunvalson is technically in a friend role this season on The Real Housewives of Orange County. Vicki is the OG of the OC, and has been on the show for the past 13 seasons since it first premiered. Vicki is a friend for season 14 of the RHOC, however; she’s still involved in all of the drama and may of the scenes. Vicki said on the Jerry O’ talk show, “I talked to [Andy Cohen] last night, because I said, ‘What do I say?’ He said, ‘You know what, nobody has ever lasted 14 years on a reality show, be happy and proud of that.’ And I’m still in.”
Vicki explained, “Our producer Scott Dunlap said, ‘Unless they kick you off the horse, don’t voluntarily get off the horse.’ So, I’m still on the horse. I’m still on the pony! I don’t know what my future is, but I’m having fun and they’re my friends.”
According to E! News, Vicki discussed the RHOC with the other members of the ‘Tres Amigas.’ Shannon Storms Beador and Tamra Judge were also present during the interview and they said that the ‘Tres Amigas’ are having fun. Tamra said that Vicki will return to the show full-time again. Tamra said, “She’ll be back next year.” Shannon agrees that Vicki will be back. Shannon added, “She’ll always be the OG.”
Vicki shared, “I have a very much love for my franchise and love for what I’ve created in 14 years…we’ve been through hell and back, but truthfully it’s our reality. It’s what my life has gone through in the last 14 years and it’s been some bumpiness.”
It’s common for Real Housewives to be in a friend role before returning to a full-time position. Jacqueline Laurita did that on The Real Housewives of New Jersey and so did Luann de Lesseps on The Real Housewives of New York City. On The Real Housewives of Atlanta, NeNe Leakes and Sheree Whitfield have both left and then returned again.
On the RHOC this season, Vicki is celebrating her engagement to Steve Lodge. Vicki explained, “He’s just a good guy.” Vicki is also dealing with drama this season with Kelly Dodd. Vicki said, “Kelly and I were friends and it went bad fast…At the end of the day, I feel really bad about it. I don’t like having enemies… I like having peace in my life and the unfortunate thing is Kelly and I went sideways and kept going sideways and she is just not a kind person…I don’t want to be around not nice people at this time in my life.”
The Real Housewives of Orange County airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on Bravo.
I have a feeling that Vicki will be on a lot this season, and I do think that she will return to the RHOC next season full-time! As Vicki would say, ‘Woohoo!’
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Source: E! News