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Emily Simpson Thinks “It’s Time” For Vicki Gunvalson To Leave Real Housewives Of Orange County

The end of an era? It’s no secret that Vicki Gunvalson is done being a Friend of the Housewives. During the first annual BravoCon last weekend, the OG 0f the OC drew a definitive line in the sand by declaring that she won’t return to The Real Housewives of Orange County for Season 15 unless it’s in a full-time capacity.

In a new interview, the RHOC star’s cast mate Emily Simpson is offering her own juicy opinion about whether Vicki deserves to get her orange back.

During the convention’s Housewife2Housewife panel, the legally brunette lawyer admitted it may be best for Vicki to finally walk away from the franchise that she helped “create” nearly 15 years ago. “As far as removing someone…you guys are gonna get me into trouble,” Emily hesitated before answering the fan question. “Um. You know, I love Vicki Gunvalson and I think she’s great TV. But, I also think, I don’t know, maybe it’s time for her to…”

Emily even had the perfect candidate in mind to replace the OG should she finally exit stage left. “I think Alexis Bellino would be great,” she added. (Her answer should come as little surprise considering she filmed with the former Housewife during Season 14 of RHOC.)

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As for the Housewives, she’s closest to, Emily named two of her castmates. Including one she’s clashed with this year on the show. “Even though Gina [Kirschenheiter] and I had our ups and downs this season, we’re still super tight, so I talk to her,” the RHOC star revealed. “And Kelly Dodd and I are super tight.”

While Kelly and Emily have remained staunch allies throughout the current season, the lawyer’s relationship with her one-time bestie has been mired in drama: first surrounding Gina‘s DUI and an ill-timed trip to Las Vegas for Emily’s anniversary, and then regarding Gina’s suddenly-close friendship with Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador.

RELATED: Vicki Gunvalson Compares Emily Simpson’s Marital Issues To Her Marriage With Donn Gunvalson

TELL US- DO YOU AGREE WITH EMILY THAT VICKI SHOULD LEAVE THE SHOW? WOULD ALEXIS BE THE RIGHT FORMER HOUSEWIFE TO REPLACE HER FOR SEASON 15?

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