At this point, it’s a pretty easy rookie season for new Real Housewives of Orange County cast member Emily Simpson. She hasn’t really had to deal with any drama. However, she got a tiny taste of the cast issues when she met Vicki Gunvalson and Shannon Beador for the first time at a group dinner during the last episode.
Kelly Dodd and Vicki’s feud resurfaced and the rest of the cast had a front row seat to their heated exchange. Fellow new girl Gina Kirschenheiter even chimed in to bash Vicki for her ridiculous behavior.
At first, I was very invested in this Kelly Dodd vs. Vicki Gunvalson feud. Now I feel like this one argument has really run its course. Just in case anyone managed to forget, Kelly is livid because Vicki set up one of her friends with Kelly’s ex-husband Michael Dodd and secretly went on double dates with them.
Obviously pretty much everyone is on Kelly’s side. As per usual, Vicki refuses to see the situation from someone else’s point of view and she keeps deflecting and bringing up irrelevant facts to detract from conversation. This has happened in every single episode this season. Enough is enough. Kelly might not have Vicki on her side these days, but she has the rest of the cast and the Real Housewives of Orange County viewers in her corner.
With two episodes under her belt, the viewers don’t know too much about the latest Real Housewives of Orange County cast member Gina Kirschenheiter. At this point the focus is on what we don’t see- Gina’s husband. He lives and works in another part of California while she’s at home with their kids.
In the preview for next week’s episode, we get to see some more interaction with Gina and the rest of the Housewives. She even shares her two cents on the Kelly Dodd vs. Vicki Gunvalson drama. Just like anyone watching this show, Gina believes that Vicki was in the wrong. Vicki introduced Kelly’s ex Michael Dodd to one of her friends, went on double dates with them, and purposely hid this all from Kelly.
Love her or hate her, Vicki Gunvalson is the “OG of the OC” for a reason. This woman always as an interesting story line on Real Housewives of Orange County. During the last episode, she had two. She is and has always pulled her weight on this show.
Yes, she’s been extremely polarizing, but overall she’s given the longtime viewers so much enjoyment. She still has no idea why she offended Kelly Dodd so much even though she set up Kelly’s ex Michael Dodd with one of her close friends, went on several double dates with them, and purposely kept it a secret from Kelly.
For two seasons of Real Housewives of Orange County, Kelly Dodd was the only Housewife who was loyal to Vicki Gunvalson. After Vicki hugged it out with Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador during the last reunion, she forgot about her friendship with Kelly. Or at least that’s how it comes across.
Vicki introduced Kelly’s ex-husband Michael Dodd to one of her friends, went on double dates with them, and she purposely hid it from Kelly. Of course, Kelly is upset with her. Vicki still doesn’t get why, but pretty much everyone is #TeamKelly on this one- even Tamra.
The beauty of being on a reality TV show is the ability to get an outside perspective on your own life when you watch the episodes back. Or at least it is in theory. There are some reality TV stars who do not learn a thing from watching themselves back on TV. One of those people is Vicki Gunvalson, who is in some hot water with Kelly Dodd.
Vicki Gunvalson and her boyfriend Steve Lodge introduced Kelly’s (very recent) ex-husband Michael Dodd to one of their friends and went on several double dates with them- without ever telling Kelly. Kelly had to find out from a third party. Pretty much every viewer is on Kelly’s side, yet Vicki still has zero understanding that it was hurtful to keep those double dates a secret.
After a somewhat boring Season 13 premiere episode of Real Housewives of Orange County, we can all thank Vicki Gunvalson for providing us with some drama during the second episode. Almost every plot line came back to Vicki. That’s what makes her the “OG of the OC.”
She interrupted Tamra Judge’s lunch with Eddie Judge to beg Eddie for forgiveness after spreading rumors about his sexuality. Kelly Dodd flipped out when she found out that Vicki and her man Steve Lodge have been double dating with her (very recent) ex-husband Michael Dodd without telling her. And then at the end of the episode, Shannon Beador invited Vicki to turn up in Mexico for old time’s sake.
For most of her time on Real Housewives of Orange County, Kelly Dodd has been a pretty polarizing character. Nevertheless, most viewers can’t help being on her side after watching the last episode.
Her “friend” Vicki Gunvalson introduced a woman to Kelly’s (very recent) ex-husband Michael Dodd and went on double dates with the duo without telling Kelly. Who does that? Of course, Michael was going to end up dating someone, but why is Vicki hanging out with them and keeping it from Kelly? SHADY.