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Vicki Gunvalson Says She’s Finally Accepted She’ll Never Return to RHOC; Reveals She’s Selling Her Coto de Caza Home

2020 is the year of change for the OG of the OC.

At the beginning of the year, Vicki Gunvalson fired from the Real Housewives of Orange County after 14 seasons on the show, and now she’s selling her iconic Coto de Caza home.

“As those who have followed my journey for a long time know, I have lived in Coto de Caza in Orange County for over 26 years,” Vicki shared with Celeb Magazine. “The Real Housewives of Orange County began with its first scene in my house working selling insurance from my home office. My children, Michael and Briana, were raised in this house, and my 1st grandson Troy came home from the hospital here after being born, and lived here while Ryan [Briana’s husband] was deployed.”

“I went through a marriage in the house,” she continued. “I went through a divorce while in this house. I went through another relationship and a breakup in this house. Finally, I got into a new relationship that has resulted in me being engaged to Steve living with me in this house. Wow, what a journey.”

“Unfortunately,” Vicki added, “it is time for me to move on. My kids are both grown up now and rarely come over. Briana is expecting baby boy number three and lives in North Carolina. Michael is in a happy relationship and lives on his own in San Diego, and, due to their busy work schedules, I rarely see him as well.”

“Also, as I recently shared, I purchased a new home in Puerto Vallarta, which I love,” she went on. “That home is my serenity, as it’s so peaceful, quiet, and relaxing and is now equipped with a fully-functional remote office. I will be able to do my ‘Whoop It Up Podcast’ from there as well as my new radio show which will be about women, money, and retirement planning.”

Meanwhile, Vicki also revealed that she’s finally accepted that her time on RHOC has come to an end. She says she doesn’ see herself ever returning to the show, although she is open to doing more reality tv.

“As fans know, my journey on The Real Housewives of Orange County has officially come to an end with Season 14. And, while I’m open to doing more reality TV- especially with my very close girlfriend Tamra Judge- I don’t see me in the future where I would return to The Real Housewives of Orange County,” she confessed.

“I am not friends with any of the women currently on this show, and, quite frankly, I am finally over it at this point,” Vicki added. “I also find the class level to be quite different than when the show began, and that does not fit in my life any longer. The torch has been officially passed on.”

“It is for all these reasons- and more, and after lots of prayers that I have ultimately decided to sell my house and it will officially hit the MLS market tomorrow,” Vicki revealed. “As you can imagine, this was not an easy decision to make, as I do have so many memories in this home, and I love it so much.”

“I am lucky, though,” she lamented, “as many of these memories were captured on The Real Housewives, and I will always be able to look back at them. My house is over 5000 square feet and will be priced at 3.35 million dollars. At this point in my life, I don’t need to maintain that much space for just myself and Steve.”

So, where are Vicki and Steve moving to? Well, that is still up in the air.

“As far as where the future will take us once my home sells,” Vicki explained, “we are considering many options. Perhaps we will get a place in North Carolina to be closer to Briana and her family, as I can now run my businesses remotely. I envision splitting time between Puerto Vallarta, North Carolina, and California.”

“Steve’s family is all here in California,” she added, “so I’m sure we will always maintain a home here, but it doesn’t have to be as large as this one is. I’m looking for something with less space and less maintenance, so we can ‘lock and go.’”

The OG of the OC wrapped up the interview by thanking fans for all their support and love over the years and hopes that they will join her on her next journey in life.

“I will forever be grateful for all of the memories I have made here and, while this certainly was not an easy decision to make, I am confident that it is the right one at this point in my life. I have always appreciated all the support and love from my fans, and I look forward to taking you on this next part of my journey with Steve and me,” Vicki wrapped. “Thank you in advance for all the support and love.”

Check out photos of Vicki’s Coto home below!

 The Real Housewives of Orange County is expected to return to Bravo for season 15 in late 2020 or early 2021.

Do you think Vicki would jump at the chance to return to RHOC? Are you surprised Vicki is selling her Coto home?

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