Vicki Gunvalson finally admits that she was “jealous” about Tamra Judge returning to the Real Housewives of Orange County for season 17.
“I was jealous, mad,” the OG of the OC told Us Weekly. “I thought the phone would be ringing for [me]. I’m like, ‘Hello, Andy [Cohen], you’re not calling me!’”
However, in the months since the news of Tamra’s return broke, Vicki says she’s come to terms with the fact that she wasn’t also asked back to the show.
“I’m so happy for her,” Vicki said, noting that Tamra “really wanted it more” than her.
“She’s good TV,” she added.
Vicki previously admitted that it was hard to handle the news that Bravo wanted Tamra back and not her.
“The immediate thing I did was cry,” she confessed on E!’s Daily Pop in August. Vicki admitted that she kept asking herself, “What does [Judge] have that I don’t have?”
While Vicki might not be returning to RHOC in any official capacity, she did film for season 17 with Tamra and their good friend Shannon Beador. Vicki also attended the season 17 cast trip to Mexico.
“I wasn’t cast as a full-time ‘Housewife’ or even a ‘friend of.’ I filmed a scene with Tamra and Shannon, which was fun, and I miss filming. But nothing more,” Vicki revealed at BravoCon in October.
Vicki was part of the original cast when RHOC premiered in 2006. She was demoted to a friend in 2019 before being let go ahead of season 15 in 2020.
As for Tamra, she joined RHOC during season 3 in 2007. She was also let go in 2020 following season 14 of the franchise.
RHOC is set to return for season 17 in early 2023.
Thoughts on this all? Sound off below!
Follow AllAboutTRH On Instagram.
Follow AllAboutTRH On Twitter.
Like AllAboutTRH On Facebook.