The OG of the OC is STILL one pissed-off former Housewife!
Vicki Gunvalson admits she thought she and Tamra Judge would be returning for season 16 of the Real Housewives of Orange County.
“I had been talking to Andy. I really thought it was gonna happen,” she confessed on the Housewives Nightcap series when asked if whether she and Tamra would be returning to the series.
The two departed the franchise after season 14. Vicki was a part of the OC Housewives franchise since its premiere in 2006. She starred on the show until season 14, when the network demoted her to a “friend of the Housewives.” On the other hand, Tamra joined RHOC during season 3 and remained a full-time Housewife until her departure in January 2020.
Vicki then claimed that RHOC producers might end up needing her and Tamra to stir things up during season 16.
“I mean, you never know, midway through the season, they might need us to save the day, but as of right now, no. We have no contract. There’s nothing going on,” she revealed.
She then discussed Shannon Beador’s longevity on RHOC and admitted that her former friend was “tough to work with.” She also doubted that Shannon would have lasted long on the show without her and Tamra.
Shannon “was tough to work with. I think she’s on [her seventh] season now, so she’s got a long way to go. I don’t think she’ll get to 14.”
Season 16 of RHOC is set to star Shannon, Gina Kirschenheiter, Emily Simpson, and returning Housewife Heather Dubrow. Bravo is also planning on adding two to three new Housewives into the mix after firing Kelly Dodd, Braunwyn Windham-Burke, and Elizabeth Lyn Vargas.
One of the ladies rumored to joining the franchise is socialite Noella Bergener, who happens to be BFFs with Braunwyn.
RHOC is expected to return for season 16 in late 2021 or early 2022.
Thoughts on Vicki’s comments? Do you producers will bring Vicki and Tamra back to stir up some drama? Sound off below!