Eight long years ago – yes 8 – Vicki Gunvalson first appeared in our living rooms through our television screen. It was a sad day for mankind because it was also around that time that Slave Smiley first graced us with his presence!
Real Housewives of Orange County started the phenomenon that has become a monster in its own right. Tonight the OG of the franchise celebrates the season 8 premiere and through this season the show will reach it's 100th episode!
For Vicki, she felt a responsibility to both viewers and the franchise to continue with the show even when it captured some not-so flattering moments, like her marital difficulties. Vicki and Donn Gunvalson have still not settled their pending divorce.
"I have a sense of responsibility," Vickiexplains to The Huffington Post. "I would've been (bleeping) at myself if I backed out of season five or six and saw the success of the franchise keep going, and I elected to pull back because I couldn't handle it anymore. There's nothing I can't handle. I just have to figure out a way not to crumble when times get tough when I'm doing this."
Since the Real Housewives of Orange County official cast photos have dropped, we've noticed that Vicki's face looks a little different and Vicki's storyline this season is that she is "completely revamping her life"! Well does that include massive plastic surgery?
In a new preview for the upcoming season, Greatchen Rossi and Tamra Barney openly speculate about what kind of work Vicki allegedly had done.
“I don’t know if Alexis and I will ever be true friends,” the Real Housewives of Orange County star admits to RumorFix. “I think I’m getting to appreciate her for who she is and she’s getting to know me for who I am … "
"Eddie encouraging me to go to the White House and speak my mind…… 'Take care of business baby, Tell them how unfair it is that when you work harder and earn more money they take more money. While the lazy people get paid to stay home and jerk off'". Then she wrote, "Hmmm, Not sure that will go over too well? But I might make the press?"
Tamra quickly shared several photos of her day in what might have been an attempt to bury the faux pas and change the subject. Note to Real Housewives and other reality stars everywhere: don't get political, it always backfires!
Apparently the drama this season will be quite insane with the ladies bickering and going through several personal dramas. "Friendships change constantly," Tamratells OK Magazine. "Last year it ended with me and Vicki [Gunvalson] in a huge fight and I think you’ll see the ups and downs of us this year."
"Vicki and I—we go up and down. We fight and we make up," Tamra explains. "But even when we’re fighting we still talk. It’s crazy. We have a really weird relationship."
Despite the controversy, last season's cast returns in its entirety and joining them is newbie Lydia McLauglin. Below are photos and bios for the season eight cast and I am excited to see a whole lot less blonde extensions!
Real Housewives of Orange County premieres April 1 at 8/9c.
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TELL US – THOUGHTS ON LYDIA? WHO DO YOU THINK WILL CAUSE THE MOST DRAMA THIS SEASON?
As you recall, Jay and Gretchen had a very public he-said-she-said over some pretty nasty rumors (and pictures, if I recall correctly). Gretchen sued Jay for defamation, among other things, claiming she lost job opportunities based on the lies he was spreading about her in the media. Now Jay wants a re-trial. Good luck with that, buddy!