Comscore

Steve Lodge

RHOC-Reunion-Shannon-Beador

It’s been quite a ride for Shannon Beador since she joined Real Housewives of Orange County. Since we’ve “known” her, Shannon has weathered many storms (see what I did there? I’ll show myself out). First, there was her rocky road to a relationship with Heather Dubrow. Then there was THE AFFAIR, which sent Shannon on a crusade to save her marriage to dead eyes David Beador. Finally, there was the separation and inevitable divorce. Nine lemons in a bowl weren’t enough to save that ship.

Shannon’s life has always been something to watch. In Season 14 of RHOC, I think we’re going to see a completely different Shannon. Since last season, she’s totally come into her own as an individual. She started her own QVC food line, got back in shape – and started dating again with the help of former frenemy Kelly Dodd. Now it looks like Shannon is on to the next!

Vicki & Tamra make up

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. That pretty much sums up the friendship between Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge. The Real Housewives of Orange County stars have always enjoyed a rocky relationship. From Vicki’s third face to Tamra’s second body, the two have gone through both physical and emotional changes over the years. Sometimes getting along, other times screaming in each other’s faces, the OC duo has brought the drama.

Vicki always had quite a hefty fan base, until Brooks Ayers came into the picture. After his cancer-scamming subterfuge, Vicki dealt with the loss of co-star support and viewer disgust. Season 13 of RHOC found Vicki with not much of a story-line, despite her new boyfriend efforts to remain relevant. And even though Vicki somehow threatened coerced Steve Lodge into a proposal, it just wasn’t enough to secure an orange for the OG. When the news of Vicki’s demise went public, if you listened closely, you could hear fans shouting their approval from the rooftops. Or maybe that was just Kelly Dodd. Now that the mighty has fallen, on-again, off-again friend Tamra has some thoughts on Vicki’s demotion to Siberia friend status.

Vicki Gunvalson Speaks Out About Being Demoted To Friend Of The Housewives

Rumors have been circulating for a while about Real Housewives of Orange County’s “OG” Vicki Gunvalson, and the role that she would (or wouldn’t) play on Season 14. We have seen Vicki go through a divorce, find love with the cancer-faking Brooks Ayers, dump him, and build up her successful insurance business. There were rumors that Bravo wasn’t happy with Vicki’s snoozy storyline last season, and that Vicki needed to deliver an on-camera proposal from boyfriend Steve Lodge to secure her orange as a Housewife. No pressure, right?

Vicki certainly delivered with the engagement when Steve popped the question in April. It remains to be seen if the moment was memorialized by RHOC cameras. Or if there was an engagement party at Andale’s in Puerto Vallarta. Apparently, it wasn’t enough to nab a full-time position on the show that Vicki has been a Housewife on since the very first episode. It’s true–Vicki is returning as a Friend of the Housewives. Ouch!

It’s Official! Vicki Demoted To “Friend Of”

Guys!  The new trailer for Real Housewives of Orange County is here!  And, in important news, the trailer did not include a single mention of Shannon Beador’s weightVicki Gunvalson’s love tank, or any faux diseases of any kind.

The past few seasons of the RHOC have been really, really boring.  But maybe,  like Tamra Judge’s ass right before a fitness competition,  the flagship series has shaped up.

Vicki Gunvalson Steve Lodge Engaged

The OG of the OC is off the market! That’s right. After years of begging hinting, Vicki Gunvalson is engaged to Steve Lodge. Since Real Housewives of Orange County is currently filming, there’s no doubt that the engagement was filmed. Right?

Not only that, but there were some rampant rumors that Vicki only secured her full-time status because she promised an engagement. Before that, the cast started filming without her. It was unclear if she would be full-time, part-time, or off the show. Now, Vicki has secured her orange rock.

Vicki Gunvalson Suing Ex-Boyfriend Brooks Ayers For Unpaid Loans & Fraud

Oh this is RICH, pun intended. Remember when Real Housewives of Orange County’s Vicki Gunvalson was hooking up with grifter Brooks Ayers? How could you forget? Their sordid co-dependency cost Vicki friends, damaged her relationship with daughter Briana Culberson and put a huge dent in her reputation. But you know Vicki, she gotta have a man and that DISGUSTING LIAR Brooks guy was one for the record books.

Vicki was single for 5 whole minutes after her association with Brooks McCancerscammer ended when she eventually moved on with Steve Lodge. Apparently, Steve is still hanging in there. Bless his heart. But Bravo is bringing down the hammer and forcing hoping an on-camera engagement will take place to secure Vicki’s continued spot on the show. In the interim, Vicki and her insurance company have recently been accused of defrauding an elderly woman after her spouse passed away. Hello Vicki? Yes, I have Karma on line one for you – and Karma is happy to hold until you take the call…
Now Vicki is on the other side with a lawsuit of her own, and all I can say is – good luck with this one, dear.

Vicki Gunvalson Reported To Be Demoted To Friend Of Status If Boyfriend Steve Lodge Doesn’t Propose To Her

The last season of the Real Housewives of Orange County was not one of the best. Although I would say it was an improvement from the previous year, the season was still a bit of a snoozer. Not much happened, other than Gina Kirschenheiter age shaming the other women and Shannon Beador testing QVC frozen meals in her kitchen. Even Tamra Judge was on mostly good behavior. Except for injuring herself in a drunken, nude hot tub escapade!

And one of the consistent creators of OC drama spent last season minding her manners. The Vicki Gunvalson we have come to know and love (or loathe!) was drama avoidant and almost demure the entire season. OK, she might have twerked in a see-through black lace outfit in public and got intoxicated a few times, but for the Queen of Coto de Caza, she was almost nun-like. And reportedly, Bravo is not happy about it.

Vicki Gunvalson Visits Puerto Vallarta With Steve Lodge & Her Siblings- Photos

Vicki Gunvalson loves reminding us all that she’s “the OG of the OC.” No one can deny that. However, she also deserves another arbitrary title in Puerto Vallarta. That’s where the Real Housewives of Orange County cast member really shines- minus last season’s trip with Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador. Vicki was on her best behavior then. This was in stark contrast to Tamra who broke her foot during a drunken, naked jacuzzi session.

Let’s hope Vicki has returned to form and “whooped it up” during her most recent Puerto Vallarta visit. Then again, she was there with her siblings, their spouses, her man Steve Lodge, and Steve’s daughter Amanda. It’s safe to assume she was well-behaved then as well. However, she did share some photos from the bar. This just makes me long for the Vicki of yesteryear who danced on the bar, downed tequila shots, and peed on Tamra’s bedspread. A truly golden era.