We are living in a world without Real Housewives of Orange County alum Vicki Gunvalson on our televisions. Gone are the days of peeing on someone’s bed. Screaming about threesomes in snow-covered mountains are mere memories. And waxing poetic about the necessity of properly fueled love tanks is in the past. Pause for brief wave of nausea… Yes, Vicki is gone, but she certainly isn’t forgotten – because she won’t let us forget her.
Last time Vicki was featured on RHOC, she had been demoted to a “friend of” the cast. Though to be fair, Vicki really isn’t much of a friend to anyone. Rumors buzzed there was an #ultimatumbybravo implying Vickster had to get engaged to avoid being tossed to the cornfield a la Peggy Sulahain. In 2019 Steve Lodge, Vicki’s paramour, bit the bullet and asked for Vicki’s hand in marriage after 3 years of dating. Here we are, in 2021, and Vicki is still not Mrs.
Chavez Lodge. People have speculated Steve packed his bags and escaped left Vicki, but she says it’s not true. Recently Vicki’s PR the streets were whispering Vicki got herself a younger man. Now Vicki does what she does best, denies it.
Did anyone really believe that Vicki Gunvalson would fade away quietly after she departed Real Housewives of Orange County? After being demoted to a part-time cast member for Season 14, Vicki did everything that she could to earn back her orange. She even became engaged to Steve Lodge.
But after a disastrous appearance at the RHOC reunion, the writing was on the wall. Vicki decided to quit when she and her bestie, Tamra Judge, were offered Friends of the Housewives positions for Season 15.
Vicki Gunvalson is pretty well known for being possibly the worst partner to a husband in Housewives history. When the name Donn Gunvalson is dropped, you can practically hear the angels singing. He’s regarded as one of the most liked house-husbands in history. That is, if you do know your Housewives history. Perhaps what made him even more revered is the fact that he was followed by Brooks Ayers. The most disgusting vile cancer-scamming monster of all time.
It struck fans that Vicki could somehow leave her dedicated husband of 20 years, yet defend an absolute garbage person to the hilt. I guess there was that one time Donn insulted Vick at dinner, but after 20-years with the ghoul, I think he deserves a pass.
After publicly begging Steve Lodge for an engagement/desperately hoping to save her orange, Vicki Gunvalson got engaged. The Season 14 finale episode even centered around their engagement party, which
production Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador “threw” for them.
Vicki has talked about just wanting a small, private wedding with family, while simultaneously hinting that she wanted to film it for the show. That couldn’t be more public. However, she got fired from the show, so that whole filmed wedding thing went out the window. So, why aren’t Vicki and Steve married yet? Fans have speculated that they’ve called it quits.
Golly, those are some strong words coming from someone who lied about cancer, huh? Vicki Gunvalson might have some residual feelings about being fired from Real Housewives of Orange County. She and her co-dependent partner in crime, Tamra Judge are gone, but not forgotten.
Vicki is supposed to be enjoying a quieter life. Less stress, perhaps planning a wedding. But Vicki does not go away without a fight, and she is in the fight of her life. After coming for the still-employed Shannon STORMS Beador and lamenting the demise of Tres Amigas (again), she turned her attack on Kelly Dodd. Emily Simpson made the error of having a brief thought about Vicki, which triggered her Google Alerts. Now Vicki turns her attack on Emily. I guess Gina Kirschenheiter hasn’t made her mad yet.
When Kelly Dodd joined Real Housewives of Orange County, she was the only one willing to be friends with Vicki Gunvalson after the infamous cancer scam.
That all went out the window when Vicki and Steve Lodge started going out on double dates with Kelly’s ex-husband Michael Dodd and kept the outings a secret. Ever since then, Vicki and Kelly have been ripping each other to shreds whenever possible.
Dealing with Vicki Gunvalson is an exercise in futility. Vicki also has issues with jealousy. Thankfully viewers will be free from Vicki’s relentless woo-hoo screaming and desperate attempts to make Steve Lodge appear interested in their relationship. Bravo gave us the gift that will keep on giving, no more Vicki or Tamra Judge on Real Housewives of Orange County.
Accepting her fate with a positive attitude isn’t Vicki’s thing. Thankfully, her partner in crime, Tamra, was shown the door as well. But one piece of the puzzle was missing. Shannon Beador, third member of the OCs answer to Hells Angels, Tres Amigas, kept her orange. While doing press for the show, Shannon was asked about her former friend. Vicki’s Google Alerts must be on because now she responds to Shannon’s comments, and seemingly punishes her for not being unemployed.
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.