Your boyfriend faked cancer and you lost all your friends, how could life possibly get worse? Let’s throw a demotion into the mix, see how that works out.
Vicki Gunvalson, the O.G. of the O.C. has officially been demoted from housewife to friend of the housewives. She’ll still be a big part of the show, participating in all the trips and attending the parties, she just will no longer be holding an orange. The news was announced after the release of the season 14 trailer and cast photos in which Vicki’s absence was the only thing people focused on. Gunvalson also released a statement on Instagram in which looked back on the ups and downs of the past 14 years and shared her excitement to have fans watch the new season. If she takes her role as friend as serious as Camille Grammar does on the Beverly Hills franchise of the show, she will probably be causing more drama than the actual cast members.
Vicki has had many highs and lows as a housewife and has shared it all with her fans. Viewers were there when she divorced her husband Don, when she found out her mother had passed away, when she found a man to fill up her love tank, only to watch him break her heart through a fake cancer scheme. After her boyfriend Brooks faked cancer, her relationship with the rest of the cast was ruined for many seasons and people began to see her as a villain. Vicki fatigue began to set in and people, including me, were sick of seeing her same old antics. How many times can someone have a falling out and reunion with the same group of women? It just stopped being believable.
Vicki prides herself on being the O.G. of the O.C. but she is actually the O.G. of the entire housewives phenomenon. Orange County was the first city to become a housewives city and Vicki was on the original cast. She has the most seasons under her belt and currently holds the title of longest housewife. With her new demotion however, fans have pointed out that Ramona of the New York franchise needs only three more seasons as a housewife to beat her record. Ramona’s another crazy housewife who people have issues with but I just love her. Unlike Vicki, Ramona owns up to her mistakes and can acknowledge her role in the drama she created.
Anyways, season 14 of The Real Housewives of Orange County starts August 6 with a new housewife named Braunwyn.