Vicki Gunvalson Leaving Real Housewives of O.C.?By: Courtney Wills - August 24, 2013
Vicki Gunvalson, the blonde spitfire on Bravo’s hit show, The Real Housewives of Orange County, could be leaving. Gasp! At least that’s the way it looks from the taping of the ladies’ three-part reunion special, which will air on Monday night on Bravo.
Gunvalson, who has been on the series since the very beginning, has had a lot of life-changing moments aired during her stint; she and her husband of many years, Don, split up while on Housewives. She has also had several “falling-outs” with some of her closest friends (at least they appear to be real friends) during the many seasons of the reality series; a few years later, Vicki was forced to face daughter Briana’s marriage, which she adamantly disapproved of. And now, as if all of that weren’t enough, she is having (yet another) showdown with Briana and Brooks (Ayers), her boyfriend since her divorce from Don. (She also exchanges words with a few of her other castmates.)
To be fair, Brooks really has shown nothing but a sleazy side while appearing on the show, but hey, it’s not called “reality” television for nothing, right? Right. So as the audience, we usually take these things with a grain of salt. Along with everything else that Vicki (and the rest of the cast) does on the show.
This time, however, sparks are really flying in the O.C. – and it may just be for real.
Brooks recently called Vicki a “f*cking whore,” threatening to “beat her ass,” because “that’s what we do in the South!” Obviously, Briana has a right to be unhappy (again) with Brooks, the smooth-talking Southerner Vicki reportedly dumped her husband for. But, alas, it is just not meant for mother and daughter to be happy with each other’s choice of lover – Briana and Vicki, once again, duke it out during the three-part reunion.
After arguing with Lauri Waring (Peterson), her former friend and ally on the show, Vicki declared she was done. (Waring was on the first season of Real Housewives, but then left. After leaving, she reportedly spread vicious rumors about her former friend Vicki, like the fact that Vicki was never faithful to husband Don.)
At one point, Vicki accuses Lauri of being one of the worst things in the book, claiming, “Lauri’s earning her pay on her back…sorry, did I say that?”
Later, during the third (and final) part of the taping, Vicki suddenly jumps up and exclaims, “Guess what, Vicki’s done with the show!” She then proceeds to storm off, not to return.
We’ll see about that.
Be sure to tune in for these disputes, and many, many more on the Real Housewives of Orange County reunion episode this week.
You can catch the three-part reunion on Bravo, beginning Monday night at 8/7 CT.