It is no secret that former Real Housewives of Orange County star and “OG” Vicki Gunvalson isn’t a fan of how co-star Braunwyn Windham-Burke lives her life. The newbie certainly made her mark on the series. She is a mom to seven children and is happily married to her husband, Sean Burke.
It just so happens that Braunwyn is no prudish soccer mom. She enjoys having threesomes to celebrate her husband’s special birthdays. And Braunwyn really enjoyed making out with RHOC co-star Tamra Judge. A lot.
Ex-housewife Alexis Bellino has always been known for her excess. During her time on Real Housewives of Orange County, we often heard her bragging about houses, cars and expensive handbags. Her castmates famously ganged up on her on their trip to Costa Rica to point this out. Gretchen Rossi called her materialistic. Vicki Gunvalson (rest in housewives peace) told her she should be saving money instead of buying cars. And super villain Tamra Judge called on Jesus Jugs to”be a true person” for once. The verbal barrage ended with Alexis retreating to her room in tears, saying that everyone was bullying her.
While her marriage to Jim Bellino ended and her paychecks from RHOC dried up once she
got fired from left the show, Alexis didn’t exactly reign it in. She kept the cash flow coming in from super awkward stints on Marriage Boot camp: Reality Stars-Family Edition and a new relationship with a guy that I’m assuming also has money. I don’t know how much but I do know it’s enough for them to land on an episode of Below Deck together.
It was no secret that Bravo was planning to spice things up on Real Housewives of Orange County. Vicki Gunvalson was demoted to a part-time role on Season 14, and ultimately
was supposedly fired chose to leave the show when she didn’t regain her full-time status.
But she wasn’t the only long-time RHOC cast member to jump ship. One day after Vicki’s announcement, Tamra Judge told the world that she was ditching the show. Tamra decided not to accept the paltry 3 episode deal she was offered to tie up her storyline. Wait–Tamra had a storyline?
I don’t know about you but as explosive as it was, the last season of Real Housewives of Orange County wasn’t my favorite. There was such a heavy tone between Gina Kirschenheiter’s ongoing split with her ex and then we had to endure Vicki Gunvalson as a friend of. That alone was enough to send me over the edge. Vicki knew it was her last shot, so she really upped the ante and it was painful to watch. All you Vicki stans just say you hate me right now because I’m going to say that Vicki ruined the season. She might have survived the infamous cancer scam of seasons past but with her standing on the show being threatened, it’s like she committed to taking down as many people as possible.
One of her targets? Kelly Dodd. Now I know the train rumor wasn’t all Vicki’s doing. She might have started it but one very sneaky housewife repeated it – Tamra Judge. “Faith, family and fitness” my ass. I’m pretty sure Jesus wouldn’t advocate spreading rumors about a cast mate engaging in an illicit sex act. But Jesus aside, Tamra said it and was happy for anyone else to take the fall for it. When Kelly confronted her on all her deception, Tamra flipped the script and had the audacity to get mad at Kelly for not believing that she was trying to defend her. Spoiler alert: she wasn’t! As far as villains go, it was quite the power move but it wasn’t enough to save her either. After the season aired, it was announced that neither Tamra or Vicki would be back. In other words, they were fired. Cue the author of this story rejoicing!
We all know that no matter what Real Housewives alums say, almost none of them ever leave the show willingly. Not only does the role give them a steady paycheck, but the exposure also provides relevancy and a platform to promote other projects.
Tamra Judge was kicked off of her pot-stirring high horse when she was asked to appear on Real Housewives of Orange County as a “Friend of the Housewives.” And it’s even worse than that. Andy Cohen actually confirmed that she wasn’t even slated to be a “Friend of the Housewives” for the whole season. Instead, Andy offered Tamra a three-episode slot to “wrap up her storyline,” not that she has actually had one in years.
The idea of an all-star edition of Real Housewives has been floating around for ages. Previously, Andy Cohen had a bunch of OG Real Housewives on Watch What Happens Live for a Christmas special. Then, he followed up with a Real Housewives-filled baby shower, that sadly wasn’t filmed.
It’s always so entertaining to see Real Housewives from different shows interacting with each other and Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes has a great idea for a new show. Picture this: The View, but with Real Housewives of as hosts.
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.
Have you ever been in an on-again-off-again relationship? One of those situations where you break up and make up more times than you can count, a predicament that just never ends. This is how I feel when it comes to my (admittedly one-sided) relationships with Tamra Judge and Vicki Gunvalson.
They were both so fun at first. Then, they got on my nerves. A lot. Eventually, I appreciated the drama they brought, despite my annoyance. Ultimately, I was just worn out by their antics and when they said that they left Real Housewives of Orange County I felt immediately relieved. But, then it hit me: who is going to cause all the drama if Vicki and Tamra are gone? The grass isn’t always greener on the other side, is it? Recently, Tamra and Vicki posted a not-at-all-subtle photo on Instagram WITH A CAMERA CREW. What in the world is going on? Are they back on Real Housewives of Orange County? I have so many mixed feelings.