Many The Real Housewives fans didn’t think that Vicki Gunvalson – the OG of the OC – would ever be booted from The Real Housewives of Orange County, including Vicki Gunvalson. But she eventually got booted, and while most ex-wives don’t like to air it when they’re fired from the show or are openly committed to getting back on, most ex-wives aren’t Gunvalson. At the time of her demotion to Season 14 of “RHOC,” Gunvalson was the only remaining lead cast member from the original franchise, according to Us Weekly. She and Tamra Judge were both fired prior to Season 15.
At BravoCon following her release, Gunvalson made it clear that if she ever returned to the show, she would not be as a “friend.” As she told ‘Entertainment Tonight’: “I love Bravo and I love my journey here but they will never do that to me again because I don’t deserve it.”
When Judge was asked to return to the show and Gunvalson wasn’t, how do you think she reacted?
Vicki Gunvalson cried when she first received the news
You bet your bottom buck Vicki Gunvalson was upset! She may be happy for Tamra Judge, but that doesn’t mean she has to like it. “Of course I’m happy for them. I’d be a bad friend if I wasn’t,” she said in an interview with E!’s Daily Pop. “Yes, I have FOMO (fear of missing out). I’m like any other woman who would feel that way.” Gunvalson added that it had been a few weeks since Judge broke the news to her. “The most important thing I did was cry. I didn’t get the call [to come back].”
The judge announced she would be returning to the show on Watch What Happens Live, saying a two-year hiatus was probably best for her, even though she didn’t like it at the time. “Things are going to be very different,” she promised.
While Gunvalson might still be a tad jealous, we can’t say she’s been nothing but supportive of her best friend. Taking to Instagram, the OG wrote: “My friend, my soulmate, my sister is back [‘Real Housewives of Orange County’].” Her caption continued, “I loved seeing you get your orange back last night [Andy Cohen] on [‘Watch What Happens Live’]. Go give them hell, girl!”