Vicki Gunvalson Says Filming Real Housewives Of Orange County “Became Fake” & “Really Toxic”

When Vicki Gunvalson was demoted for Season 14 of Real Housewives of Orange County, it shook both viewers, and other Housewives. Vicki was the “OG of the OC.” Obviously, Vicki was not happy about losing her orange and had a spectacular melt-down at the reunion.

Both Vicki and her bestie, Tamra Judge, rejected the part-time roles they were offered. But then, in early March, Vicki and Tamra posted the same photo to Instagram of them with a camera crew.

In an interview with People, Vicki confirmed that she is filming a new reality show with Tamra, but can’t reveal many details. “We have great chemistry and we’re having fun. We’ve got a really special journey happening. It’s something that will really inspire people,” she shared.

Vicki, who was recently desperate to keep her full-time Housewives gig, slammed RHOC. “Those last few years doing the show, for me, were really toxic, and when anything becomes toxic in my age at life– be it your career, relationships, friendships –you have to cut it out,” Vicki explained.


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Vicki stated that filming RHOC took a toll on her. “Personally, I can’t be around that anymore. I can’t do the mean girls s—. I’m over it. And about halfway through last year, when my castmate was criticizing my appearance and calling me ugly, I really had a revelation. ‘What, am I going to cry every day because you think I’m less than? No, I’m not less than. We all do the very best we can with what God gave us. And I’m beautiful the way I am.’ I just had to get away from it and say, ‘You can’t hurt me anymore,’” Vicki shared.

Remember when Vicki accused co-star Kelly Dodd of using cocaine during the Season 13 reunion? And then helped spread that sex train rumor (with Tamra) about Kelly? I am sure that Vicki wasn’t being mean at all.


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Now Vicki has her own podcast with Westwood One, Whoop It Up with Vicki. She also said that her podcast will be more authentic than RHOC.

“In the beginning, it was about showing your real lives; your family, your friendships, your work. But it stopped being that and it started being about fighting. And they never showed my real life anymore,” the former Housewife told People. “It just became fake. Why do you want to go on an internationally famous show and be mean?” When Vicki got so drunk that she peed on Tamra’s bed, that seemed real. (And really gross.)


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“I don’t create a storylines, like so many of these women do. I read somewhere that someone said ‘My storyline was over.’ Hold on. Last time I checked, this is a reality show,” Vicki remarked. “Some of the other girls create fake storylines. I never have, I never will. Maybe one day I’ll come back to the show, but only when the show wants to create real TV. In the meantime, we’ll see if any of these women last 14 years. I’m good with my tenure.”

Vicki added, “I want to show my real life. My real life is incredible, exhausting and exciting. I’m helping people every day in my business [Coto Insurance]. I’m a loving mother and grandma. I have this great relationship with [fiancé Steve Lodge]. That’s the reality of my life, not that fake stuff.”


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