Vicki Gunvalson wants Tamra Judge gone from The Real Housewives of Orange County. As the Season 11 finale episode aired on Monday night, Vicki posted and re-tweeted some tweets that talked about next season’s cast. Besides Tamra, Vicki also wants Shannon Beador, Heather Dubrow, and Meghan King Edmonds replaced, which leaves Kelly Dodd as the only woman from the current season that Vicki wants to film with next season.
So who does Vicki, the self-proclaimed “OG of the OC” since she has starred on the show since the very first season, want for next season? She re-tweeted a viewer’s tweet that Season 12 should star Vicki, Kelly, and former housewives Gretchen Rossi, Lizzie Rovsek, and Peggy Tanous. Vicki’s agreement with the tweet isn’t surprising since Vicki’s social media accounts show that she’s currently still friends with all of the women mentioned.
Vicki also has a friend who just moved to Orange County in mind for next season. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Vicki in September posted a video of herself with a friend whom she said would be a perfect addition to the cast.
As the episode aired, Vicki also re-tweeted some viewers’ tweets that criticized the other women. One tweet called Tamra a hypocrite for talking about Vicki constantly, but saying that Vicki shouldn’t talk about others.
Another tweet pointed out that despite what the other woman may think of Vicki, Vicki’s the only woman who built her wealth on her own.
Yet despite all of the drama that happened between her and the other women, Vicki called Season 11 “an amazing season” in a message of thanks to her fans for their support.
Will Vicki Gunvalson even have Kelly Dodd around for another season? In an interview with Page Six, posted on Monday, Kelly talked about whether she would sign up for another season of The Real Housewives of Orange County. Kelly admitted that at this point, she’s not sure whether she wants to do another season considering what happened between her and the other women this past season. Yet Kelly also said that the experience of doing the show was more good than bad, indicating that there’s more of a chance that viewers will see her on Season 12 than not.
“I would say there’s more good that came out of it than bad. It was a great experience, a learning experience. I’m not quite sure if I want to go back because of how I was treated and I don’t need to be treated that way. I was going on the show thinking it would be a lighthearted and more fun rather than in attack mode all the time. I’m not saying I’m perfect, I’ve said some things that weren’t appropriate, but you know, I think people like to see that and then again, I think a lot of people don’t.”
Kelly also said that her husband, Michael Dodd, and daughter, Jolie, like what has come from her doing the show.
“[Michael’s] found it [the show] very therapeutic. He sees himself and knows what he has to work on and change. He doesn’t want to be like that and same with me. It’s been more of a help in our marriage. My daughter loves it. The eighth-graders, the older girls, will talk to her about it more than the kids in her grade. I don’t think they even watch it.”
Kelly has not been shy to reveal all about her marriage to viewers. She openly revealed that she and Michael were separated and even went through the process of getting a divorce, during which she got engaged to another man, before reconciling. In an earlier episode, while talking about the past drama that happened with Michael, Kelly even compared him to Hitler and said that he wanted to spend his money on lawyers just to hurt her rather than use it for their daughter’s benefit. Kelly called Michael controlling and jealous and claimed that he was diagnosed as having a narcissistic personality. She cried as she told the other women how she tried to divorce Michael, but he wouldn’t let her leave and that she’s now sticking with the marriage for the sake of their daughter.
Yet towards the end of the season, all seemed well between Kelly and Michael, especially after the disastrous Ireland trip, which seemed to make Kelly realize that Michael was at least on her side. On the finale episode, at Shannon’s party, Kelly and Michael kissed and hugged as Kelly thanked him for always having her back. The update blurb stated that they were considering renewing their marriage vows.
On The Real Housewives of Orange County season 11 finale episode, Vicki Gunvalson showed up to a party that Shannon Beador threw for Tamra Judge hopeful that her friendships could still be salvaged. Yet Shannon, Tamra and Heather Dubrow made it clear that they still wanted nothing to do with Vicki after the disastrous Ireland trip, during which Kelly Dodd claimed that Vicki told her that Shannon’s husband “beat the s**t” out of her and that Tamra’s husband may be gay and is a cheater.
When Vicki approached Shannon with a present and a note, Shannon didn’t seem very happy when she accepted them and then walked away. When Vicki asked Tamra if she got the text and video that she sent her of her fitness competition win, Tamra pretended that she didn’t and then went to talk to someone else. With Heather staying away also, Vicki commented that she knew that they were ignoring her.
Later on in the night, Vicki and Tamra had a one-on-one talk during which Vicki apologized for “repeating a rumor that [she] shouldn’t have.” Tamra told Vicki that repeating a rumor is just as bad as claiming that it’s true and that she continuously talks about people behind their backs. Vicki countered that everyone talks about everyone. When Tamra pointed out that Vicki saying that Shannon’s husband beat her wasn’t just gossip but was particularly harmful, Vicki seemed to claim once again that Shannon is a physically abused woman.
“It’s really bad. I worry about Shannon. I worry about Shannon.”
What Vicki said pushed Tamra over the edge.
“OK, you know what? That’s bulls**t. David doesn’t beat Shannon, and you’re a b**ch.”
In a confessional interview, Vicki talked about how she did her best apologizing to the other women for however she may have hurt them. Yet as happened all season long, Vicki still didn’t say exactly what she did wrong.
“I did my very best to say, ‘I apologize. I’m sorry for anything that I’ve put you girls through’…but this group of women have shown their true colors this year and I’m tired of people trying to accuse me of wrongdoings. I’m done. It’s time to move on.”
Throughout the season, Tamra, Shannon, Heather, and to a lesser extent Meghan King Edmonds, have all pointed out that Vicki still has not confessed to her wrongdoings and that her blanket “If I hurt you” apologies aren’t real apologies.
In her confessional interview, Tamra indicated that she’s finally closing the door on her friendship with Vicki.
“I’ve learned that you have people that come into your life for a reason and you have people that come into your life for a season. Sometimes you just have to let people go. You can’t change them. You can only tell them how you feel and hope that they understand that when you hurt somebody, they’re gonna walk away because I can’t be around it anymore.”
An update given at the end of the finale stated that Tamra and Vicki have not spoken in six months.
A preview for The Real Housewives of Orange County season 11 reunion show shows that viewers will see Vicki Gunvalson defiant despite being criticized by some of the other women, going so far as telling them to “get off [her] show” and that she has proof that Shannon Beador’s husband beats her. Tamra doesn’t mince words either, calling Vicki an “old lady” who needs to “shut up.” Kelly Dodd, meanwhile, seems to have her say a bit too much at one point, as even host Andy Cohen repeatedly tells her to stop.
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