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.
The cast photo and trailer for Season 14 of Real Housewives of Orange County are truly jarring! The OG of the OC, Vicki Gunvalson has been demoted. We knew it took a while for Vicki to sign the contract, but I feel like we were led to believe she was coming back in a full-time capacity.
The OG has confirmed the demotion herself, saying, “I am back again this season right in the middle of the action in a different role.” That different role means that we will see less of the OG. This means more camera time for Tamra Judge’s boobs , Shannon Beador and Kelly Dodd’s dating lives, Gina Kirschenheiter’s DUI, Emily Simpson’s twerp husband, and the newbie, Braunwyn Windham-Burke. Braunwyn has seven kids! It looks like RHOC has enough of a cast and a lot of new drama to get into. Some people are, like the OG of the Housewives, apparently old news.
It is difficult to remember what the Real Housewives of Orange County was like before Kelly Dodd. Love her or loathe her, Kelly has added humor, drama and storylines to the show in a way that her castmates often seem hesitant–or unable to do. Loose cannon Kelly says whatever is on her mind and often does not think about the consequences of doing so. Which of course, makes for a great Housewife!
Kelly has also been open about her love life and shared with viewers the problems in her marriage to Michael Dodd, which eventually led to their divorce. Last season, we saw Kelly jump back into the dating pool, even sucking face with a much older man while the ladies were out to dinner. Time to erase that memory! Earlier this year, Kelly announced she was dating someone new. And apparently her budding relationship is already over.
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!
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 weight, Vicki 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.
On the last season of the Real Housewives of Orange County, viewers watched as Tamra Judge’s husband Eddie Judge battled a heart condition. Eddie was forced to curtail his fitness routine and underwent multiple procedures to correct the condition, atrial fibrillation, or AFib. AFib is an irregular and often rapid heartbeat. The condition can result in an increased risk of strokes, heart failure and other heart-related complications.
When Season 13 ended, Tamra and Eddie still did not have any definitive answers on his medical status. Now, the couple has some news on his health–and things seem to be looking up.
It seemed like Gina Kirschenheiter and her estranged husband Matt Kirschenheiter were getting back together, but that’s not the case now. Although, you never know what could change from one moment to the next. They seemed pretty cozy, beyond being co-parents, in recent social media posts.
Now, the only place Matt can see Gina is on social media, since she recently filed a restraining order against him.
We all know that when Housewives get a divorce, there is bound to be lots of drama. Divorce settlements, custody issues and sordid allegations often accompany the splits. After a year or two, even the ugliest of divorces usually cool down and the ladies move on to other storylines.
Tamra Judge has been an exception to that rule. Since she and ex-husband Simon Barney split in 2010, the two have often had a contentious relationship. Tamra has not been shy about telling her side of the story, sometimes on the Real Housewives of Orange County–which has probably add fuel to the fire. Now, according to Tamra, things are finally looking up in the relationship between she and her ex.