Vicki Gunvalson was part of the original cast of The Real Housewives of Orange County. It was thanks to her antics that a franchise was born and other spin-offs were created across the U.S. and the world. For season 14 of the Bravo show, Gunvalson was demoted to a friend role and after trying it out she knows that’s not what she wants.
During BravoCon, Gunvalson announced that she was not coming back to RHOC as a friend for season 15. That means that producers would have to bump her up to a housewife again or else she would leave the franchise completely this time.
“First of all, when they told me I was going to have a reduced role, I said, ‘I’m never a Friend. I started this franchise. I’m never going to be a Friend.’ They said, ‘We’ll never use those words.’ And they’ve been using those words,” Gunvalson told Entertainment Tonight. “I will never come back part-time. I’m either all in or all out. I’m not a part-time girl.”
“I run a big insurance company and I’m having my best year ever with that. What gives me more peace, you know, I love Bravo and I love my journey here, but they’re not ever going to do this to me again, because I don’t deserve that,” she also said.
“Well, I didn’t know they were filming it. Actually, they escorted me off the couch a little early, and I was not told that. So, you’ll see my reaction,” Gunvalson told ET. “I’m not no frickin’ Friend, let’s just put it that way.”
Gunvalson has plenty of drama in her personal life. Although she is happily engaged to Steve Lodge, she is taking her ex-boyfriend to court. The RHOC star filed a lawsuit against Brook Ayers over unpaid loans he owes her.