Real Housewives of Orange County fans were shocked, and some were pleased, when “OG” Vicki Gunvalson was demoted for Season 14. After having the mother of all meltdowns during the RHOC reunion, Vicki and her bestie Tamra Judge were offered part-time contracts for the upcoming season. In January, the former Tres Amigas decided to quit.
So, what has Vicki been up to? Vicki is filming a new reality show with Tamra. She also has her own podcast, Whoop It Up with Vicki. And Vicki never weighs in on Housewives drama. Just ask former friend Shannon Beador. Vicki unfollowed Shannon on Instagram because Shannon made amends with Vicki’s nemesis, Kelly Dodd.
Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge might have said “adios” to Real Housewives of Orange County, but that doesn’t mean we have heard the last of them. I’m sure that’s exactly how they want it too. These two are so joined at the hip, I can’t imagine them doing anything separate at this point.
As viewers of RHOC, we
suffered through watched many seasons of the so-called “Tres Amigas”, which comprised of Vicki, Tamra, and Shannon Beador. But now that Vicki and Tamra have left the show, all that remains is Shannon and her relationships with her current cast mates. That doesn’t seem to be sitting too well with two thirds of the trio.
If I’m being honest, I was pretty happy about Vicki Gunvalson’s firing from Real Housewives of Orange County. She’s been insufferable for many seasons and I will never forgive her for her part in a cancer scam. I don’t care how many times she screams through the streets of Key West that she was “conned.” Vicki claims to be a “smart woman.” Why wouldn’t she know what was going on?
After being demoted to a Friend of the Housewives role last season, she brought as much drama as humanly possible. This was most likely in a ploy to win back her orange full time. But spreading train rumors about Kelly Dodd wasn’t enough to save her. Neither was her suspiciously timed engagement to long term boyfriend, Steve Lodge. Too bad even that isn’t going as planned.
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.
One person was involved in just about every dramatic moment on Real Housewives of Orange County Season 14. Tamra Judge–take a bow! Whether she was stirring up trouble behind the scenes or confronting people to their faces, Tamra was working hard to keep her orange. She helped the recently demoted Vicki Gunvalson spread sex train rumors about co-star Kelly Dodd.
Tamra talked viciously about Shannon Beador behind Shannon’s back. During Vicki and Steve Lodge’s engagement party, which was the RHOC season finale, Tamra got very drunk. Again. She ended up hiding in some shrubs during the party, having a hysterical fit because Kelly tried to involve herself in Jim Bellino’s lawsuit against Tamra. Jim Bellino, RHOC alum Alexis Bellino’s ex-husband, is suing Tamra for $1 million dollars. Shannon was later dismissed from the lawsuit. Tamra is drowning in legal fees. Gina Kirschenheiter had the unenviable task of talking Tamra out of the bushes at the end of the party.
Season 14 of Real Housewives of Orange County will forever be known as the season when “OG” Vicki Gunvalson was demoted. Vicki worked over-time to try and win her orange back. After Vicki’s tantrum at the reunion, I would say that it isn’t likely.
At the same time, another RHOC cast member was desperately trying to save her full-time position. Tamra Judge, who joined the cast in Season 3, was busy stirring up trouble among her co-stars. She helped Vicki bring out the sex train rumor about Kelly Dodd. Tamra also spent a lot of time making out with newbie Braunwyn Windham-Burke. Tamra was all over the media commenting about anything to stay relevant.
Real Housewives of Orange County was filled with drama this season. The unthinkable happened when “OG” Vicki Gunvalson was demoted to being a Friend of the Housewives. Her boyfriend, Steve Lodge, even popped the question. But nothing distracted Vicki from trying to grab her RHOC orange back. She brought up a rumor (along with Tamra Judge’s help) that co-star Kelly Dodd was a participant in a sex train. Stay classy, Tamra and Vicki.
Kelly infuriated Tamra and Shannon Beador by involving herself in Jim Bellino’s $1 million dollar lawsuit against them. Shannon and Tamra are drowning in legal bills from the lawsuit.
Finally we have reached the end of the line with Real Housewives Of Orange County. It has been a long and confusing season of many Housewives I do not particularly like. Tamra Judge, I am looking at you. Furthermore I am so thankful I will no longer have to type Brauwnyn Windham-Burke‘s exhausting name, as exhausting as the woman herself, every week. Ugh.
Among the many revelations from part 3 of the reunion, we learned that skanky behavior has always been a cornerstone of the show’s foundation and Andy Cohen will not have you argue it any other way. Boobs out, girls!
We open with Vicki Gunvalson accusing Braunwyn of violating the show’s moral compass, causing Vicki to lose 2 clients. I’m sorry, so dating cancer scamming Brooks Ayers meets Vici’s clients “moral compass”? Andy reminds Vicki that she has flashed her tits at the dinner table, given fake blow jobs (in addition to plenty of low blows) and participated in the Naked Wasted episode with Gretchen Rossi, so why the revisionist history??