Vicki Gunvalson was seen in the finale episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County last night, and during the show, she was devastated to find out that her co-stars, whom she thought were her true friends, were actually what she refers to as “TV friends.”
“I’ve had two huge losses this year, and they’re not there for me,” Vicki Gunvalson revealed to Andy Cohen on his late night show, Watch What Happens Live, which aired last night after the finale. “That makes me realize that we are just TV friends, I guess. I don’t know.”
During the early part of season 10, Vicki Gunvalson was seen getting a phone call during a game night event with other women of the cast, and during the call, Vicki Gunvalson was informed of her mother’s unexpected passing. Understandably, Vicki Gunvalson was devastated by the news of Joanne Steinmetz’s death and immediately fell to the floor sobbing.
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) October 13, 2015
In the clip of Vicki Gunvalson’s appearance on the show, shared by Radar Online on October 13, the reality star went on to discuss her breakup with Brooks Ayers, which she announced in August after filming wrapped on the 10th season of The Real Housewives of Orange County.
“There were a lot of things… Him being from the south, he really wanted to go back to the south. I just think with the stress of the show, and he’s sick, [so] at the end of the day it just didn’t work anymore. Long term it wasn’t going to work, short term it was amazing.”
When season 10 began, Vicki Gunvalson was close with a number of the women of the show. In addition to having a close relationship with Shannon Beador and Tamra Barney, Vicki Gunvalson was also close with Heather Dubrow and Lizzie Rovsek. However, by last night, she was at war with just about everyone due to their ongoing questions about her then-boyfriend Brooks Ayers’ cancer diagnosis. Throughout the year, Ayers’ stage 3 Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma was a hot topic for the stars of the show, and while Vicki Gunvalson requested her friends lay off the issue and be more supportive, they failed to do so and followed in Meghan King Edmonds’ footsteps by continuing to ask more questions.
Then, on the final episode, Vicki Gunvalson’s friendship with Beador came to an abrupt end when Beador confronted her about speaking about her husband’s affair, allegedly behind her back. During a conversation with Vicki Gunvalson’s brother and his girlfriend Rhonda, Beador was questioned about why she needed proof of Ayers’ cancer, when Vicki Gunvalson didn’t need proof of David Beador’s affair.
— Bravo WWHL (@BravoWWHL) October 13, 2015
On Facebook on October 12, Vicki Gunvalson was more positive, sharing a yummy recipe with her many fans and followers, which she claimed helped prevent breast cancer.
Since filming wrapped on season 10, Vicki Gunvalson has hinted that her time on the show may soon come to an end. After filming the three-part reunion special weeks ago, Vicki Gunvalson took to Instagram, where she shared a photo of her daughter and a few friends and told fans that she was “glad” filming was finally over.
Then, with the same post, Vicki Gunvalson claimed it was “time to move on to a bigger and brighter future.”
For more Vicki Gunvalson, tune into the three-part Real Housewives of Orange County season 10 reunion special, starting next week at 9 p.m. on Bravo. So far, Vicki Gunvalson has not commented directly on her possible return to the show for season 11.
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